The post-sludge maestros on releasing during a pandemic and musical progression.
Album Premiere: Wren – Groundswells
For fans of metal that’s deliberate, bleak and all-consuming, Groundswells is simply a must-hear.
Review / Wren – Groundswells
The London innovators’ latest album proves their immense songwriting ability.
Astral Noize Issue 5 Pre-Orders Are Now Live!
The fifth issue of the Astral Noize print ‘zine is it’s biggest and best ever incarnation.
Roadburn 2019 Spotlight: Uncovering the Extraordinary Experimental Cello of Jo Quail
Experimental cellist Jo Quail on collaborating with metal artists and playing Roadburn.
Festival Review: Dreadfest 2019
Our BIG review of this year’s Dreadfest is now here.
Introducing the Free-form Lunacy of MISER
An introduction to noise newcomers MISER.
AN004: Wren – Thrall
Astral Noize Records’ fourth release is the brand new, one-track EP from Wren.
Review: Slabdragger/Wren – Mothers Of Beef And The Magic Of Invention
There were a few raised eyebrows recently when Holy Roar Records announced that two of their charges, Slabdragger and Wren, were to release a split featuring a cover of a Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart track, respectively.
Review: Wren – Auburn Rule
Like the swampy puddle on its cover, Wren’s Auburn Rule is dripping in a thick, inescapable mud of brooding heaviness.