January 31, 2016
With the reigning champion from 2014, Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus, still on heavy repeat throughout all of 2015 it was going to be difficult to find its successor. With that being said, 2015 certainly had a lot of great music to offer to hold a challenge. With so much music available to listen to, this list is merely the tip of the iceberg. In no particular order, because I feel ranking and numbering these records is meaningless since they each all brought their own magic, here are the albums that truly left an impact on me along with my picks for the “Album/EP of the Year.”
Posted by Trevor Proctor at 15:51
January 24, 2016
Various Artists - 4 Doors to Death (2016)
Unspeakable Axe Records.
Review by Trevor Proctor.
Split releases play an essential part in underground music, providing the listener with new and exclusive music from the artists involved. Quite often you may be familiar with one artist more than the other(s) so splits give you a great chance of hearing new music from familiar and not-so-familiar groups. Just released by Unspeakable Axe Records the compilation 4 Doors to Death certainly fulfills this as it features four relatively new bands from the U.S. and Canada that you may not have heard much of previously. 4 Doors to Death features Cemetery Filth from Tennessee/Georgia, Ectovoid from Alabama, Sabbatory from Winnipeg, Canada and Trench Rot from Philadelphia. Between them there are a total of ten new and exclusive tracks of dirty and ugly death metal – played and sounding exactly like it should. The CD will feature separate inlays for each band along with individual cover artwork, lyrics and band pics.
January 19, 2016
Review by Jude Felton
Peruse any number of horror movie groups or forums online, and it probably won’t take too long to find the inevitable question of recommendations of good werewolf movies. Now, unlike vampire or zombie flicks, there aren’t all that many. Sure, there are a few but not that much in comparison. Fortunately you can now add Howl to the list of good ones.
January 12, 2016
Today marks the day the Sinister 2 hits Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Home Entertainment. The sequel, which is also available on Digital, follows Ex-Deputy So & So as he investigates the gruesome series of deaths that have plagued many families, including the Oswalt's from 2012's Sinister. As you may expect, it doesn't take too long for things to take a turn for the nasty! Thanks to the fine folks at Universal and Thinkjam we have a shiny new copy of the Blu-ray to give to one lucky reader!
January 10, 2016
Sacrocurse - Destroying Chapels 7" EP (2016)
Review by Trevor Proctor.
With 2015 fast becoming a distant memory it’s time to turn our attention to 2016 and some of the exciting releases it’s set to bring us. There’s no doubting 2015 was an outstanding year for underground music with exceptional music from many labels and bands across the globe. Thankfully 2016 so far looks to be every bit as productive and what better way to start my reviews for the year than with a new release from one of the underground’s finest labels – Iron Bonehead Productions. Destroying Chapels by Sacrocurse is set to destroy our speakers in January and it’s very encouraging to see 2016 get off to such a strong start.
January 8, 2016
Many years ago, back when I was just a wee filthy snapper of a kid, I used to spend many vacations with my Grandparents. However, none of them proved to be quite as terrifying as the events of The Visit. This is the latest, and one of his best, movies from M. Night Shyamalan, and it was just released on Blu-ray and DVD by Universal on January 5th, as well as being available on Digital. The Visit contains a great blend of chills mixed in with some humorous moments, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now, one lucky reader can win a copy of The Visit on Blu-ray. Read on, my friends...
A belated Happy New Year, to you all!! We hope all you have a grand 2016. To help celebrate the new year, Universal have a bevvy of new horror releases to help satiate our collective desire for scares and, in the case of Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, bloodlust. Released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 5th, and also currently available on Digital, it's a whimsical tale of student activists that head on down to the glorious depths of the Amazon, only to fall foul of the natives. Roth has delivered a wonderful homage to the Italian cannibal flicks of yore, and one lucky reader can snag themselves a copy of the film on Blu-ray, courtesy of our good friends at Universal and Thinkjam.
January 6, 2016
A final glance back at 2015 with two essential compilations - "Die...Hard" by Sarcofago and "Invocations of Darkness" by Vassafor.
Before turning my attention to 2016 and some of the beauties it’s already set to bring us I felt it was only right to take a quick look back at two very important releases from the tail end of 2015 that are absolutely essential purchases. This isn’t a review as such, just a bit of info on compilations that feature material not previously available on CD from two of the underground’s greatest bands – Sarcofago and Vassafor.