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Infernal Majesty – No God (High Roller Records)

Infernal Majesty – No God (High Roller Records)

Blimey, here’s a band with a history. These Canadian thrashers are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. Thirty years…..what were you doing thirty years ago? Chances are you weren’t even alive. Well these Canucks were churning out quality thrash metal in that peculiarly aggressive Canadian.. Read More
The Void – Jamie Gillespie & Steven Kostanski (Signature Entertainment)

The Void – Jamie Gillespie & Steven Kostanski (Signature Entertainment)

Although there’s no shortage of modern day horror films and the genre is fairly healthy I am sure many of us who lived through the golden era (the 80’s for me) find themselves a bit jaded with all the remakes and lack of inventiveness and.. Read More
Danko Jones - Wild Cat (AFM)

Danko Jones – Wild Cat (AFM)

Radio host, Rock and metal columnist, Spoken word enthusiast, Danko Jones is many things, but the most important thing in this particular area of interest currently, is a hard rock magician. The Ontarian frontman and his three piece have been slinging their brand of no.. Read More
Torrefy - The Infinity Complex (S/R)

Torrefy – The Infinity Complex (S/R)

Canadian thrashers, Torrefy have released their second full length and an interesting listen it is too. What we have is a clever blend of thrash and groove that is blackened up just enough to give it an edge that’s pretty darn infectious. The musicianship is.. Read More
Ex Deo - The Immortal Wars (Napalm)

Ex Deo – The Immortal Wars (Napalm)

Described as ‘Italian led, converted Gauls, Ex Deo are basically Kataklysm with an extra member and some serious Roman Empire cosplaying… Not that there is anything wrong with this, the brand of symphonic death metal they sling is rather captivating and damn enjoyable. Much like.. Read More
The Wild! – Wild at Heart (SPV)

The Wild! – Wild at Heart (SPV)

It’s rock n roll time. The publicity promises an all killer no filler hard hitting blues-influenced rock concoction. There’s even an exclamation mark in the band’s name. There is talk of punk rock attitude, swagger and reckless abandon. There’s no mention of locust swarms or.. Read More
Interview - Kobra And The Lotus

Interview – Kobra And The Lotus

  Canadian metal outfit Kobra and the Lotus, rolled into Manchester as part of their tour with Delain and Evergrey. Enigmatic front-woman Kobra took time out of her schedule to have a chat with Ave Noctum in her dressing room before the show. However, before.. Read More
Zaum – Eidolon (I Hate Records)

Zaum – Eidolon (I Hate Records)

If ever there was an open goal for a doom metal band in terms of musical and cultural thematics, this is it. The sound and spirit of the ancient East – long the imagined home of the tripped-out fan of all kinds of heaviness and.. Read More
Anciients – Voice of the Void (Season Of Mist)

Anciients – Voice of the Void (Season Of Mist)

Over three years ago I first became aware of Vancouver’s own Anciients by virtue of reading the review of ‘Heart of Oak’ on the very site your are currently viewing (check Ave Noctum passim), and in the intervening three years the band has undoubtedly been.. Read More
The Agonist – Five (Napalm)

The Agonist – Five (Napalm)

Canadian act The Agonist probably don’t want the most memorable thing about them being that they are that band whose singer went and joined Arch Enemy. They were quick to come back with new vocalist Vicky Psarakis installed and delivered ‘Eye Of Providence’ just over.. Read More
Lavagoat – Ladies From Hades  (S/R)

Lavagoat – Ladies From Hades (S/R)

For nearly a decade now, Saskatoon’s own Lavagoat have been pretty much encapsulating all that is good in the metal underground. Ignorant and uncaring of what is fashionable, trendy, and liable to attract major label support, these noisy hairy Canucks have instead trod their own.. Read More
Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence (Inside Out)

Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence (Inside Out)

Fans of Devin Townsend must be the luckiest in the metal industry if sheer volume is any measure. I count 21 full-length releases since Strapping Young Lad’s 1995 album Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing and that’s not to mention all the EPs, live albums,.. Read More