April 16, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Skelethal: Death Manicvs Revelations'

Skelethal - Deathmanicvs Revelation  (2014)

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

Skelethal are French two piece death metal band created in early 2012 by Gui Haunting and Jon Whiplash, both members of French thrash band Infinite Translation; they released a demo called “Morbid Ovation” during Summer 2012 to widespread acclaim at the same time attracting attention from leading labels such as Iron Bonehead who they are currently signed to. Deathmanicvs Revelation will be Skelethal’s debut MLP for the excellent, and ever productive Iron Bonehead; a label at the heart of the recent plethora of outstanding releases within the sub-genre.

April 13, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Triptykon: Melana Chasmata'

Triptykon – Melana Chasmata (2014)

Century Media

Review by Jude Felton

Over the past three decades the Swiss genius that is Tom Gabriel Warrior has helped create, shape and influence virtually all facets of extreme metal. From the early days of the once derided Hellhammer, through the years of the avante garde Celtic Frost, up until the present day with his current band, Triptykon. It’s not always been pretty and he is certainly not a man who is afraid to experiment, but above all he is a true pioneer.

April 8, 2014

Filthy Giveaway - 'Oculus' Prize Pack - Closed

As I am sure you know, director Mike Flanagan's latest movie, Oculus, hits theaters this week. Opening on April 11th it's a spooky little number where a malevolent force gets unleashed from within a mirror, and stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane. To coincide with this I have one prize pack, featuring all manner of goodies, to give away to one lucky reader! Read on for more details and how you can win.

April 6, 2014

Filthy Review - 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Way back when I was a wee lad, one of the first books I recall ever reading was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit (or there and back again). It was a fairly well-worn copy that my father owned, and no doubt still does. I couldn’t tell you when it was printed, suffice to say that it was/is probably a lot older than you or I. This of course lead to reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which were equally as old but hardcopies, and I was hooked. Middle Earth was a glorious place and, thanks to Peter Jackson, it still is.

Filthy Music Review - 'Man Gremmes Kan: On a Pulpit of Souls'

Man Gremmes Kan – On a Pulpit of Souls (2013)

Glorious North Productions

Review by Jude Felton

Back in the day, tape trading was the best way to get ahold of new and exciting music; stuff that wasn’t necessarily available in your local independent record store. Now, while trading does still exist, and even a few records stores do survive, it’s the evil internet that drives forward the discovery of new artists. Agree or disagree, but it is a fact, and one of the best ways, I have found, is through the gem that is Bandcamp. That is how I came to stumble upon this snarling abomination of a tape.