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Chronus – Idols (Listenable)

“Chronus is a bright, shining addition to the future of metal” (David Ellefson [Megadeth]) With a supporting statement like that, the stakes are certainly high for the Swedish four piece Chronus. The band, hailing from Helsingborg in the southern parts… Continue Reading →

Only Sons – Lions And Unicorns (S/R)

Only Sons are a five-piece band hailing from Poland with a love on 90’s alternative rock and metal. Still relatively new on the scene, they formed in 2017 and have one EP to their credit. “Lions And Unicorns” is their… Continue Reading →

Mondo Generator – Fuck It (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Fans of Mondo Generator must be salivating at the release of this album. Eight long years have passed since Nick Oliveri’s wrecking crew last unleashed their own brand of havoc. Not that the ex-Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age… Continue Reading →

Interview – Morass of Molasses

If you’ve been a regular visitor to Ave Noctum, you may well have seen that Morass of Molasses featured on the best of 2019 list for several contributors thanks to their excellent ‘The Ties That Bind’.  Front man, and in… Continue Reading →

Death Wolf – IV Come The Dark (Blooddawn Productions)

We all like a “side project” don’t we? When a well-known musician from a biggish band decides to branch out and do something a bit different to their day job. Sometimes….very different, sometimes not so much but I find it… Continue Reading →

Sabbath Assembly – A Letter Of Red (Svart)

A decade old and with a wealth of ideas soaking into their world both musically and thematically Sabbath Assembly have grown into one of the more interesting bands around and every new release has something different about it. They started… Continue Reading →

Scarcrow – Beyond The Black Rainbow (Scream)

Firstly, check the spelling. Scar, not scare. Makes a helluva difference if you’re trying to find them online. Jus’ sayin’…. With a debut album. named after a marginally obscure horror film, a song called ‘It Can’t Rain All The Time’… Continue Reading →

Devil Master – Satan Spits On Children Of Light (Relapse Records)

Well here’s a big slice of frantic metal joy! Devil Master are a quartet hailing from Philadelphia that play an unholy mash up of blackened death metal and punk with a liberal dollop of goth rock – think Nunslaughter playing… Continue Reading →

Paranoid – Heavy Mental Fuck Up (The Sign)

Bands of this ilk are the reason I hurt my arm and damaged my pride 2 weeks ago. I am a portly man of 45 years who still cannot get past the idea that I cannot ride a skateboard. As… Continue Reading →

The Y2K Diary Of Cleo Howard – Sarah Tipper (Self Published)

Sarah Tipper is a writer with a fine heavy metal obsession and a strange habit of feeding snacks to her Motorhead Snaggletooth poster. I mention the latter because Snaggletooth’s diet isn’t too far from this book’s eponymous heroine and I… Continue Reading →

Wytch Hazel – II: Sojourn (Bad Omen Records)

Well, Wytch Hazel produced my album of the year in “Prelude” back in 2016, and it has remained in heavy rotation in my music list ever since. That album was a heady, smoky and somewhat charmingly naive piece of folk-ish… Continue Reading →

Vampillia – Happiness Brought by Endless Sorrow (Temple of Torturous)

Almost every band has a one sheet info accompanying their release, giving you some basics about themselves and their album. That’s the golden standard. Apart from that, there are two extremes. Some releases have press info sheets that are so… Continue Reading →

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