June 1, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Temple of Void: Demo MMXIII'

Temple of Void – Demo MMXIII (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Remember, back in the day, when bands used to put out demo’s before signing to labels? Yeah, me too. Now, I know bands still do this, from time to time, but it doesn’t seem as prevalent as it once was. Detroit’s Temple of Void has taken this route, however, and has unleashed a 3 track assault weapon for us to enjoy.

Filthy Giveaway - 'Darkall Slaves - Abysses of Seclusion' CD Single - Closed

French label, Kaotoxin Records, are without a doubt one of my favorite labels right now. Recent releases from the likes of Eye of Solitude, Ad Patres and Sidious have all impressed the hell out of me. On June 4th they are releasing the new single from Darkall Slaves (you can check out my review here), which is a short sharp excursion into some fine as hell death metal. Limited to 1000 copies, Abysses of Seclusion is damned fine listening. Luckily for you guys, Kaotoxin have most generously supplied 3 copies of this single for me to give away!

May 31, 2013

Filthy Giveaway - 'Sadako 3D' Blu-ray - Closed

On June 4th, Well Go USA will be releasing Sadako 3D, which is the latest installment in the Ringu saga. Now, instead of just a dodgy video cassette, Sadako has learned to embrace new technology, such as PC's and Cell Phones, in order to get to her victims! And, this time she's doing it in 3D!

Arrowdrome take us back to 'The Vineyard'

On June 10th Arrowdrome are doing what has been eagerly awaited, by me anyway, and are releasing the 1989 gem, The Vineyard on DVD. I could grumble and bemoan the lack of Blu-ray, but I won't because I'm just happy to see the damned thing get a new release! Bare in mind, the last time I saw The Vineyard was way back in 1989/90 on VHS! Read on for more details. Totally bloody Hong-tastic!!

May 26, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The Burning'

The Burning (1981)

Review by Jude Felton

Scream Factory have continued to impress in the short time they have been in existence. They seem to have tapped into that niche in the market of releasing great new editions of the films that I grew up with, and have done a cracking job. I’ve only bought three, so far, but they are three of my all-time favorites; Phantasm 2, Prison and now The Burning. Due to this I was a little hesitant to review The Burning. It’s been a dear favorite of mine for over 20 years, so I expected an absolutely perfect release. I was either going to be very impressed, or bloody angry.

Filthy Review - 'Sick Boy'

Sick Boy (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

So often I read about filmmakers not having the money to achieve all that they want to, when it comes to making their film. I understand that, I really do, but the simple answer is to be realistic in terms of what you want to make. Keep the material within the realms of what is feasible; know your limitations. If I had 50k to make a flick, I would not attempt to make the next Terminator movie. The family Cunningham, Sean C, Ben and Tim T, seem to have a firm handle on this concept, and as a result have come up with a real gem of a movie.

Filthy Review - 'The ABCs of Death'

The ABCs of Death (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Of all the recent horror anthologies, The ABCs of Death would appear to be the most adventurous, if not downright audacious, to appear on our screens. Usually you get anywhere between 3 and 6 ‘segments’ making up the anthology, but here you get 26. That’s right, there’s one short film for each letter of the alphabet. Now, while this is certainly incredibly ambitious, not to mention ass-numbing, it also asks the question as to whether the consistency can be maintained throughout.

Filthy Music Review - 'Attic: The Invocation'

Attic - The Invocation (2012)

Van Records

Review by Wayne Simmons

German quintet, Attic, formed in 2011, rock a slightly more po-faced Spinal Top vibe. It’s all tight denim and bad taches with lyrics that only Ronnie James Dio or maybe Joe Lynn-Turner would get away with; stuff about witches and devils and sorcery.