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Djevelkult - Når Avgrunnen Åpnes (Saturnal Records)

Djevelkult – Når Avgrunnen Åpnes (Saturnal Records)

The symbiotic relationship between Norway and black metal is one that has existed for about 30 years and still continues to produce quality bands and if you go to the Inferno festival in Oslo you can certainly vouch for my statement as the raft of.. Read More
Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (Nuclear Blast)

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (Nuclear Blast)

Well now, this is going to be divisive. What does black metal even mean anymore? In 1982 it meant you wore as much studded leather as you could, had basic punky riffs, sung about Satan (and being teacher’s pet) stuck a pentagram on everything, got.. Read More
Aura Noir – Aura Noire (Indie)

Aura Noir – Aura Noire (Indie)

With a six year gap between albums one may have thought that Aura Noir had been (Hung) Out To Die but the trio are back like a waft of rotten air and that’s something I am more than happy about. After a couple of really.. Read More
Vorbid – Mind (Indie Recordings)

Vorbid – Mind (Indie Recordings)

I have to admit to being surprised that this young Norwegian thrash act has got signed to Indie Recordings so quickly, this coming on the back of me watching their very nervous performance at Bloodstock Open Air in 2017 on the New Blood Stage. However.. Read More
Ivar Bjornson & Einar Selvik – Hugsja (ByNorse Music)

Ivar Bjornson & Einar Selvik – Hugsja (ByNorse Music)

This is the second collaboration between Enslaved and Wardruna luminaries Ivar Bjornson and Einar Selvik after the success of their Skuggsja work. If you enjoyed that album, then there’s no reason why this follow up shouldn’t snuggle up right next to it. I mean, firstly,.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 4, Oslo Norway 1/4/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 4, Oslo Norway 1/4/18

Easter Sunday brought the fourth and final day of this year’s Inferno Festival, and another sold out day with a mouthwatering line up was in store. Norwegian black metal band Djevel got the evening underway and they wasted no time delivering their unholy sermons to the gathered.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 3, Oslo Norway 31/3/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 3, Oslo Norway 31/3/18

Saturday began with a lie in and a late breakfast before exploring Oslo a little more with a few beers along the way before returning to the hotel for the metal auction. As usual, this was hosted by Tore Bratseth with rare gems from Immortal,.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018 - Day 2, Oslo Norway 30/3/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 2, Oslo Norway 30/3/18

I was greeted by clear blue skies on Friday so took the opportunity to take in Oslo’s waterfront and let the hangover clear. The day quickly passed and I soon found myself in the photopit at Rockefeller waiting for Swedish occultists Mephorash. I had been listening.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018  - Warm up Gig and Inferno Day One, Oslo Norway 28-29/3/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Warm up Gig and Inferno Day One, Oslo Norway 28-29/3/18

While most people sit around over the Easter weekend eating too much chocolate, a select few head to Oslo for 4 days of the best extreme metal on offer courtesy of the Inferno Festival, and for the 7th consecutive year, this was where I found.. Read More
Wallachia – Monumental Heresy (Debemur Morti)

Wallachia – Monumental Heresy (Debemur Morti)

Accessibility in the more extreme regions of Metal can sometimes be a problem, its no good thrusting a Vlad Tepes album in the face of a Black Metal newbie for example. The more raw or even technical elements of certain artists can just pass the.. Read More
Interview - Mortiis

Interview – Mortiis

  To coincide with the release of the new version of his Secrets Of My Kingdom book, Ave Noctum had the chance to catch a few words with Håvard Ellefsen, aka Mortiis himself, and asked about Era 1, revisiting old haunts and the future. What.. Read More
Befouled – Refuse to Rot (Great Dane)

Befouled – Refuse to Rot (Great Dane)

Norwegian band Befouled’s death metal style is said to be for fans of Dismember, Entombed, Bolt Thrower, Unleashed and At The Gates amongst others. What I experienced here was death metal at the thrashier end, with drums going thirteen to the dozen, as they blasted.. Read More