July 23, 2014

Black Fawn Distro invite you to a 'Silent Retreat'

Even though we have not covered as much film news as we have in the past, it's fairly common knowledge that I really enjoy Canadian horror movies. Now, we're not just talking the classic Canadian cinema, such as the works of David Cronenberg (which do of course kick ass), but the new wave that is currently also kicking ass and taking names. One of the forerunners in helping get these movies to a wider audience is Black Fawn Distro. They recently gave us the delightful Discopath, which you have to check out, and come September 2nd they will unleash Silent Retreat. The film is directed by Tricia Lee and stars one of my favorite actors, Robert Nolan. Read on for more information, including stills and the trailer!

July 21, 2014

The Burning!! Mad Max!! Maniac!! It can only be Hudson Horror 9!!

There's a very good chance that Errol, Mike and the crew behind the Hudson Horror Shows are into sorcery; I shit you not. The first I attended was HH6(66), which screened Re-Animator and Phantasm 2, among others, which happen to be two of my favorite horror flicks. Then, at HH7, they unloaded the big gun with a screening of my all-time fav; House by the Cemetery. Alas, I missed HH8, which had two more favs, in The Thing and Escape from New York. Now, with Hudson Horror 9 they have done it again; The Burning, Maniac AND Mad Max. Fuck me gently, they are inside my head I tell thee. Damned sorcery!!!

July 19, 2014

Filthy Music Review Round-up - 'Judas Priest/Fallujah/Ovaryrot/Sabaton/Grave Digger'

Due to the fact things have been hectic, to say the least, at my end over the last few weeks, I have acquired a larger than usual backlog of reviews. So, instead of skipping some that I would usually like to cover, I am going to do a mini-review round-up, so to speak, of some new releases and a couple of recent releases. Anyway, there’s a nice mix covered, so read on my filthy friends. Jude.

July 18, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Gnosis of the Witch: Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar 12" MLP'

Gnosis of the Witch - Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar 12” MLP

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

Gnosis of the Witch is a US based atmospheric black metal band steeped in a degree of mysticism; it consists of two members - Swartadauþaz who plays drums along with Niðafjöll who looks after guitar, bass, vocals and ambience. Initially formed in 2013 their debut release was Rún Af Inn Auðr, first released in June 2013 on digital platforms and recently released on cassette via the Darker Than Black label - the cassette release was also reviewed on The Lair of Filth website by Jude Felton, so give it a read for some further info on this seriously good band. 

July 13, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Cemetery Fog: Towards the Gates'

Cemetery Fog - Towards the Gates (12” MLP) (2014)

Iron Bonehead Productions 1st August 2014

Review by Trevor Proctor

Finland’s Cemetery Fog is a two piece group that plays an original blend of warped, blackened doom with death metal influences – in March of this year I had the pleasure of reviewing their demo “Shadows from the Cemetery”. This was released in a limited quantity of 300 on cassette by Iron Bonehead Productions, who had heard the self-released demo and decided to give this extremely talented band an official, higher profile release. 

June 28, 2014

Filthy Review - 'Cannibal Holocaust'

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Grindhouse Releasing

Review by Jude Felton

A few weeks prior to writing this review, I had the privilege of attending the Slaughter in Syracuse Underground Horror Film Festival. Whilst there I happened to notice a tattoo on the leg of, modern horror/exploitation master, Ryan Nicholson’s leg. Nothing unusual about that, lots of folk have tattoos on their legs, but this one was different; it was of a rather infamous image from Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 classick, Cannibal Holocaust. Aside from being very cool, it just reminded me of the impact of this controversial, yet supremely wonderful slice of exploitation cinema.

Filthy Music Review - 'Ending Quest: The Summoning'

Ending Quest - The Summoning (2014)

FDA Rekotz

Review by Trevor Proctor

Formed during 2009 Ending Quest is a three piece old school death metal band from Stockholm which has just released its debut full length album “The Summoning” via German label FDA Rekotz. Ending Quest was originally formed by Gustav Gunnarsson and Stefan Nordstrom (both also members of Desolator and Soliloquium) as a non-serious side project to play a few cover songs but eventually turned into a more serious proposition with Jonas Bergkdist joining on bass. 

June 26, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Ogre: Bastards of Death'

Ogre – Bastards of Death (2014)

Self Released - www.ogre.ie

Review by Trevor Proctor

Ogre are not to be confused with the American rock band of the same name as this bunch of maniacs are a just a bit more extreme than their US namesakes; originally formed in Dublin during 1989 Ogre started out as three mates having a bit of a laugh - it’s obvious with band names such as John De Baptiste on drums and effects, Forthron the Evil on guitar and vocals and not forgetting Chewed Giblet on bass and vocals these fellas don’t take themselves too seriously, and that’s before we even come to mention the track titles.