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Xandria, Metaprism, Aonia -  Sheffield Local Authority  18/11/17

Xandria, Metaprism, Aonia – Sheffield Local Authority 18/11/17

It’s fair to say that it has been a tumultuous few months for Xandria, and all credit must go to the band that this tour even went ahead with front woman Dianne van Giersbergen having announced that she was leaving the band towards the end.. Read More
Dimmu Borgir - Forces of the Northern Night (Nuclear Blast)

Dimmu Borgir – Forces of the Northern Night (Nuclear Blast)

Norwegian black metal ensemble Dimmu Borgir were spawned 24 years ago in Oslo when the Norwegian black metal scene was arguably at its creative peak, not just with an explosion of bands and releases which are today revered as “classics” but also at the peak.. Read More
Interview – MANTAR

Interview – MANTAR

German duo, MANTAR, are in the midst of tearing through Europe, annihilating one city at a time with their explosive blackened sludge interpretations of punk rock. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Hanno ahead of their show at the Black Heart in Camden – the van.. Read More
Stream Of Passion, Pythia – London Underworld 13/10/16

Stream Of Passion, Pythia – London Underworld 13/10/16

And here it is, the final curtain. The news that Stream Of Passion were calling it a day came as a big and not very pleasant surprise. They want to move on and explore other musical endeavours apparently and lead singer Marcela Bovio already has.. Read More
SubRosa, Darkher, smallman, Sumer – London The Underworld 11/10/16

SubRosa, Darkher, smallman, Sumer – London The Underworld 11/10/16

It’s day 19 of SubRosa’s 22 date European tour and tonight the Salt Lake City quintet are hitting up Camden’s Underworld. SÜMER open the show and the local lads provide the perfect display of prog rock meets post metal. Three guitars may seem excessive to.. Read More
Weedeater, Conan, Lo!, Thorax – Sydney University Manning Bar, 15/7/16

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 for an assault on the.. Read More
Anthrax – Den Atelier, Luxembourg 09/06/16

Anthrax – Den Atelier, Luxembourg 09/06/16

Thanks to the advertised start time of 9:30 for tonight’s gig, I arrived too late to catch local talent Scarlet Anger (their sophomore album reviewed here some time back). On the bright side, this obviously meant that there wasn’t much time to wait before the.. Read More
Mutoid Waste Company – Punkx – London Granary Square 4/6/16

Mutoid Waste Company – Punkx – London Granary Square 4/6/16

Legendary performance arts collective The Mutoid Waste Company have been around since the early 80’s and there is a good chance that if you have been on the festival scene you will have wondered if you were seeing things when they turned up with vehicular.. Read More
Haken, Special Providence and Arkentype – London Garage 26/5/16

Haken, Special Providence and Arkentype – London Garage 26/5/16

The prospect of seeing three different types of prog band was enticing. The Garage at Highbury is one my favourite venues, so the signs were good. I very much looked forward to this evening. First on was Arkentype from Norway. The bits I’d heard prior.. Read More
Crowhurst, Caïna, Warren Schoenbright, Knifedoutofexistence – London New River Studios 6/5/16

Crowhurst, Caïna, Warren Schoenbright, Knifedoutofexistence – London New River Studios 6/5/16

Set within the relatively hipster ambience of Harringay, New River Studios deceptively masquerades as a warehouse space for beers and coffee and is free reign to the two resident cats. Set deep within the back – waaaay into the back – is the studio space.. Read More
Therapy? – Spa Pavilion – Whitby Goth Weekend 22/4/16

Therapy? – Spa Pavilion – Whitby Goth Weekend 22/4/16

Having been a punter (and occasional DJ) at the legendary Whitby Goth Weekend since 2007, Therapy?’s inclusion on the bill this April came as a bit of a surprise. Certainly one of the “bravest” moves from the organizers for quite some time (Paradise Lost in.. Read More
Cult of Luna, Bossk, Moloken – London Islington Assembly Hall 11/4/16

Cult of Luna, Bossk, Moloken – London Islington Assembly Hall 11/4/16

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of ‘Somewhere Along the Highway’, Swedish powerhouse Cult of Luna are taking it on the road and, for the first time ever, will be playing the album in its entirety. This is great news for long time fans of the.. Read More