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The Wizar’d – Subterranean Exile (Cruz Del Sur)

These Australian’s have certainly started to make a name from themselves. Their last release ‘Ancient Tome of Arcane Knowledge’ started some waves in the underground scene. However, to note, this new one ‘Subterranean Exile’ in indeed their fourth release of… Continue Reading →

The Necromancers – Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers will be a new name to many, but Ripple Music (home to plenty of top Doom, Stoner and Psych bands) are relishing the task of releasing this French outfits impressive debut. Another clue to their style is that… Continue Reading →

Lucifer’s Chalice – The Pact (S/R)

Featuring members of Uncoffined and Winds of Genocide, this band from Durham in the North East of England provide 4 sinister heavy metal tracks in line with the NWOBHM, Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar and very early Mercyful Fate. The aura… Continue Reading →

Lunar Shadow – Far From Light (Cruz Del Sur)

They were right, damn them. Cruz del Sur, in their promotional material, warned that it might take a few listens to take in Lunar Shadow, in all of their glory. I almost didn’t get past the first few bars, if… Continue Reading →

Night Demon – Curse of the Damned (SPV)

I have been waiting over three years for this album, those not familiar with this band should know I have been a keen follower before they released the first version of their EP (reviewed here: http://www.avenoctum.com/2013/05/night-demon-st-ep-sr). Roll on a few… Continue Reading →

Convent Guilt – Guns For Hire (Cruz Del Sur )

Think of Australia, think of rock music, and probably the first, and for some only, band you’ll think of would be veteran stadium fillers AC/DC, or maybe their young clones, sorry, potential successors Airbourne.  To be added to that list… Continue Reading →

Death Penalty – S/T (Rise Above)

So they’re called Death Penalty (after the Witchfinder General album for the slower amongst you), they consist of Gaz Jennings (ex-Cathedral, guitars), Michelle Nocon and Frederik Cosemans (vocals and bass respectively, both listed as ex-Serpentcult, so another memo I missed… Continue Reading →

Serpent Warning – Serpent Warning (I Hate)

Serpent Warning are from Finland and have a classic doom approach to their sound laden in the sultry laid back moments of the 70’s. Whilst staying well clear of the retro/occult rock movement of late, you will be more at… Continue Reading →

Interview – Autopsy

In the mid-nineties, when death metal was as popular as Cradle Of Filth is now, I discovered an album. Not just any album, but a second-hand copy of Autopsy’s ‘Mental Funeral’. On my descent into the obscure world of death… Continue Reading →

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