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Lvmen, Tomáš Palucha, Emphasis - Zagreb, Mochvara and Čakovec, Prostor 13-14/9/18

Lvmen, Tomáš Palucha, Emphasis – Zagreb, Mochvara and Čakovec, Prostor 13-14/9/18

Lvmen are not about the light, as one might think. They’re probably rather about the lack thereof. They are not Born Again Christians (thank God) and not to be confused with a Russian rock band with a similar name. Although you’ve probably never heard of.. Read More
Neuroma,  Cognitive,  Foetal Juice,  BTK,  Colpocleisis,  Exhumation – Liverpool  Maguires 01/09/18

Neuroma, Cognitive, Foetal Juice, BTK, Colpocleisis, Exhumation – Liverpool Maguires 01/09/18

Up and down the country, you hear the same story: venues are closing down and local music scenes are at times, struggling to keep going. In Liverpool, we have lost some great venues which had a rich history and to be honest, things are looking.. Read More
MIdgardsblot Metal Festival – Borre, Vestfold, Norway August 16-18 2018 (Part 2)

MIdgardsblot Metal Festival – Borre, Vestfold, Norway August 16-18 2018 (Part 2)

DAY 2 SATURDAY The first band weren’t due on until 15:00 on Saturday giving time for another walk along the fjord and around the burial mounds as well as a visit to the Midgard Vikingsenter, home of the festival’s seminars and exhibitions. There was then.. Read More
MIdgardsblot Metal Festival - Borre, Vestfold, Norway  August 16-18 2018 (Part 1)

MIdgardsblot Metal Festival – Borre, Vestfold, Norway August 16-18 2018 (Part 1)

Background Midgardsblot is something special. It is far, far more than just a music festival. It is a unique, fully immersive, life affirming experience bringing together Nordic and metal cultures. Set in Southern Norway amongst the Viking burial mounds, the rich heritage of the region.. Read More
Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore - Manchester, Club Academy 14/8/18

Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore – Manchester, Club Academy 14/8/18

As the festival season draws to a close for many this quadruple American assault spanning four genres was nothing short of aural Armageddon as every band was apocalyptic in the delivery of their music that began with the blasphemic annihilation of Goatwhore. Opening with “Baring.. Read More
Soulfly, Remus, Archelon - Sheffield Corporation 7/8/18

Soulfly, Remus, Archelon – Sheffield Corporation 7/8/18

As I turn the corner to the Sheffield Corporation I am met with the imposing vision of the Soulfly tour bus, emblazoned with the unmistakable logo adorned across the front of the trusty steed. Soulfly haven’t brought a tour package with them on this mini.. Read More
Zeal And Ardor & Schammasch – London Village Underground 4/6/18

Zeal And Ardor & Schammasch – London Village Underground 4/6/18

It’s a trip that’s a bit out the comfort zone tonight to hip Shoreditch where beards, vaping and craft beer rule supreme. Interesting to sit outside the venue once it has been found and watch street artists at work and it’s not long before a.. Read More
Marduk, Ragnarok, Unlight & Azziard – London Dome 25/5/18

Marduk, Ragnarok, Unlight & Azziard – London Dome 25/5/18

There’s been a certain amount of controversy following the English dates of this tour which has seen Polish band Infernal War’s somewhat questionable past catching up with them and them being outed from several shows. This sort of behaviour seems all the more prevalent of.. Read More
Incineration Festival 2018 - Photo Gallery (London Dome and Boston Arms)

Incineration Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery (London Dome and Boston Arms)

There was an unfortunate and total lack of communication regarding Incineration Festival this year which resulted in a reviewer with SLR down for the event. We won’t say more than that on the issue but one of our team was there armed with a standard.. Read More
Wiegedood, Shrines & Jøtnarr – London Black Heart 22/5/18

Wiegedood, Shrines & Jøtnarr – London Black Heart 22/5/18

You could tell this was going to be a busy gig, just before the doors opened the queue snaked down the stairs, across the downstairs bar area and practically out the door. Luckily we all just about managed to fit in as Colchester mob Jøtnarr.. Read More
Metallica, Kvelertak - Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden 7/5/18

Metallica, Kvelertak – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden 7/5/18

Metallica may not be standard Ave Noctum fare, but it is probably fair to say that they will have crossed paths with just about every metalhead at some point or another. For some they will have simply been a short dalliance when the black album.. Read More
Aura Noir, Degial & Taphos – London Boston Arms 7/5/18

Aura Noir, Degial & Taphos – London Boston Arms 7/5/18

London swelters in the hottest may bank holiday ever but there is a room in Tufnell Park where people wearing far too much black are taking refuge in. It’s grim, ugly and suitably air-conditioned as we get ready for a trio of hideous bands. First.. Read More