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Junkpile Jimmy – Wants You Dead (Cartel Ilustre)

Err…where to start. Ok, somewhere around 2005 when this was originally recorded and shelved by I assume Jimmy I guess. Or whoever the Californian behind this is. Yeah. Now it’s here. Just what the…   what the Hell is it? Well… Continue Reading →

Malthusian – Across Deaths (Invictus)

Well let’s face it, this was never going to be pretty. Irish extremists Malthusian more than proved themselves with 2015 EP ‘Below The Hengiform’ as well as at various live eviscerations. They have been quiet for a while but now… Continue Reading →

Weed Demon – Astrological Passages (Electric Valley Records)

“Hey you! Does your driveway suffer from damaging foliage growth? Is your lawn marred by unsightly dandelions? Well worry no more, and see them off with Ohio’s own Weed Demon. A single application of of their patented ‘Astrological Passages’ brand… Continue Reading →

Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

An early 2018 review, and a true breath of fresh air boasting unexpected excellence; that’s the short version of the review for this EP, and whilst this may be more than sufficient were this a one inch column in the… Continue Reading →

Monolith Cult – Gospel of Despair (Transcending Records)

First review for 2018, and it’s for a band I’ve so far managed to avoid; nothing deliberate, it’s just that there is only so much music I can fit in my life before the bosses at work would object to… Continue Reading →

Watchcries – Wraith (Holy Roar / Headless Guru)

Watchcries are the new kid on the block; the four members came together last year from previous bands including Torpor and War Wolf, whose own brands of sludge had earned each a reputation for in-your-face metal. I first caught them… Continue Reading →

Ghold – Stoic (Crypt Of The Wizard)

One thing I learnt while reading up on this album is that there is a heavy metal store called Crypt of the Wizard in East London. Having spent hours and hours in record shops in my life, and picking up… Continue Reading →

Morbid Evils – Deceases (Svart)

Last time I heard Keijo Niinimaa he was assaulting (in a pleasurable way) my ears with Rotten Sound. IF I am honest they were the band that opened the door back up to Grind for me, a door that had… Continue Reading →

The Doom Doc – Connor Matheson (Film)

  I am a big fan of music documentaries – Rockumentaries if you will (thanks Rob Reiner). It is great to peel back a layer of skin belonging to bands and fans alike especially when that skin feels like part… Continue Reading →

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Y Proffwyd Dwyll (New Heavy Sounds)

Welsh four piece outfit, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have wasted no time in following up their debut album with another slab of doom encrusted metal. One thing that is obvious from the outset is a maturity to their sound and… Continue Reading →

Weedeater, Conan, Lo!, Thorax – Sydney University Manning Bar, 15/7/16

Ave Noctum travels far afield for this live one; all the way to my place of birth in fact – Sydney, Australia. Manning Bar at Sydney Uni is a brilliant venue and the perfect place to spend a Friday evening… Continue Reading →

Desertfest London 29th April – 1st May 2016, Camden

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Desertfest London returns this year with an impressive array of bands, promoters and stages, taking over venues such as Koko, The Underworld, Electric Ballroom, The Black Heart and The Dev. Over the course of three days… Continue Reading →

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