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Interview - Thou

Interview – Thou

2018 is the summer of Thou; having released their last full length ‘Heathen’ back in 2014, their musical output over the last four years has been sporadic with only the occasional compilation or split to tide listeners over. The Baton Rouge five piece are more.. Read More
Weed Demon – Astrological Passages  (Electric Valley Records)

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 sludge will obliterate unwanted plants,.. Read More
Desert Storm - Sentinels (APF Records)

Desert Storm – Sentinels (APF Records)

Once upon a time I arrived in London from the Antipodes and frequented a pub known as The Unicorn and happened upon an Oxfordshire band called Desert Storm. Happy man with mind suitably blown…the end. Not quite. Where would this young band go? This was.. Read More
Interview - Twelve Boar

Interview – Twelve Boar

Ladies and gents, many in the world of metal, particularly the extreme side of things that Ave Noctum regularly feature, can sometimes be seen from the outside world (and pretentious insiders too!) as “grimm”, “kvlt”, and total strangers to the idea of anything that is.. Read More
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Season Of Mist)

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Season Of Mist)

Phil Anselmo could never be accused of lying idle. From angry young man in front of Pantera to genre defining Southern sludge masters, Down and alongside projects like Superjoint Ritual, his attention turned to a new wrecking crew: his very own Philip H. Anselmo &.. Read More
Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)

Over the years there have been bands that gain cult status in the metal and hard rock community, and some that gain commercial success, either as well as, or instead of credibility amongst the dedicated followers of the form. Corrosion of Conformity is a band.. Read More
Skaarv - S/T (Kelp Forest Records)

Skaarv – S/T (Kelp Forest Records)

Taking inspiration from the natural fury of their country’s coastline, Norway’s Skaarv have released their first full length album following on from 2015’s “Seed Of Justice” EP. The band have managed to secure some decent live support slots including Audrey Horne and Sahg so they’ve.. Read More
Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Another new act, or at least new to me, to review with South Louisiana rockers Vermilion Whiskey and the EP ‘Spirit of Tradition’, and as you might expect, the influences of the American South are there in spades. ‘Road King’ is a chugging tale of.. Read More
Bill & Phil – Songs Of Darkness And Despair (Housecore Records)

Bill & Phil – Songs Of Darkness And Despair (Housecore Records)

Well there’s a pairing. Everyone’s favourite Chardonnay enthusiast, Phil Anselmo and Bill Moseley. Actor, total horror hero and portrayer of some of the most bat-shit bad-asses in fear cinema. Seriously, watch him as Chop-Top in TCM 2 or Otis in ‘The Devils Rejects’ and tell.. Read More
Crowbar – The Serpent Only Lies (SPV)

Crowbar – The Serpent Only Lies (SPV)

Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein has been quoted in interviews, regarding the band’s 11th album, as having said he revisited the band’s earlier work in order to gain inspiration for this record. For long term fans of the band, this will be no indication of any.. Read More
The Hangman's Lament - Eye For An Eye (Thorzilla)

The Hangman’s Lament – Eye For An Eye (Thorzilla)

Dutch groove laden thrashers The Hangman’s Lament are an interesting bunch. Inspired by Norse mythology, in particular the tale of Odin hanging himself from a tree for a period of days to gain enlightenment, and using their time in previous bands to bring the lament.. Read More
Conquered Mind - Conqueror (Gegentrend Records)

Conquered Mind – Conqueror (Gegentrend Records)

Germany isn’t a country you wouldn’t normally associate with stoner rock, given how most of its successful musical exports in the metal and alternative umbrella of Music tend to lean towards thrash, heavy and traditional metal and some smatterings of industrial but Stoner rock four.. Read More