November 23, 2013

The Lord of Filth's Top 20 Albums of 2013

It has to be said that 2013 has been an incredible year for music, and this list has been very tough to compile; I could easily have stretched it to a Top 50. That being said, this list represents my personal favorites of the year; we'll be posting lists from Wayne Simmons and Trevor Proctor in the coming weeks. 

Cheers, Jude

So, counting down from 20 to 1, here are my favorites from 2013:

November 22, 2013

Drafthouse Films unleash notorious thriller 'Ms.45' back into theaters!

On December 13th, Drafthouse Films will be releasing Abel Ferrara's notorious Ms.45 back into theaters. The film, which was originally released in 1981, has been remastered in HD from the original negatives, and is a cracking movie. As well as the theatrical release, Drafthouse are also releasing the film on VOD on March 25 2014, with an uncut Blu-ray and DVD release to follow. More details, including trailer and theatrical listings, can be found below.

November 21, 2013

'Antisocial' to hit VOD in December

Cody Calahan's Antisocial, which has being hitting the festivals of late, is all set to hit VOD and will be streaming on December 10th (with a DVD to follow in January). The release is courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures, Vicious Circle Films and Monster Pictures. More details, including the trailer, can be found below.

Filthy Music Review - 'Deicide: In the Minds of Evil'

Deicide - In the Minds of Evil (2013)

Century Media

Review by Trevor Proctor

It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly 24 years since Deicide burst forth from the burgeoning Floridian death metal scene with their self-titled debut. Courting controversy and using every means of garnering publicity - Glen Benton’s famous squirrel interview was carried out by the UKs’ premier indie mag NME. It wasn’t long before they had become standard bearers for death metal worldwide. Deicide released two iconic albums in their formative years, albums that went on to become influential, worldwide bestsellers, highlighted by their occupation of spots two (Deicide) and three (Legion) in Nielsen’s Soundscan charts for best-selling death metal albums.

November 19, 2013

Filthy Book Review - 'Death Metal Epic I: The Inverted Katabasis'

Death Metal Epic I: The Inverted Katabasis (2013)

Dean Swinford

Review by Jude Felton

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was thinking that the world needs a good novel based around the world of death metal. I shit you not! Although, I will admit, my line of thought was more behind the graphic imagery behind the subgenre, and based in a more fantastical world, but that’s just me. However, Dean Swinford, with his first novel, has taken death metal and incorporated it into a thoroughly engrossing novel.

Filthy Music Review - 'I Exist: From Darkness'

I Exist – From Darkness (2013)

Prosthetic Records

Review by Jude Felton

It’s not always easy for bands to blend different styles and sub-genres into their music. It’s even harder within the same album, as it often results in a mess of sounds that lack cohesion and flow. So, it was with a little trepidation that I approached the third album from Canberra’s I Exist. I needn’t have worried though, as this platter of grimness ticks all the positive boxes and leaves very little space for negatives.

IFC Midnight set a 'Trap for Cinderella'

December 13th will see Iain Softley's Trap for Cinderella hit theaters and VOD from IFC Midnight. The film focuses on a "young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire" and you can check out the trailer and stills below. 

November 17, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Nocturno Culto's Gift of Gods: Receive'

Nocturno Culto’s Gift of Gods - Receive (2013)

Peaceville Records

Review by Trevor Proctor

Gift of the Gods is a side project from the incredibly talented and prolific Ned Skjellum, half of Norway’s extremely influential black metal band “Darkthrone.” It’s a thirty minute EP release on which Nocturno performs all tracks, and all instruments himself. It was also recorded at Nocturno’s own studio, with his “musical partner in crime” KA Hubred assisting with practicing and rehearsing over a two year period. Developed as a “labour of love” over many years, Receive finally gets its release via the Peaceville label and it has been well worth the wait. Nocturno draws many influences from his vast career to hone this extra special concoction of straightforward, up-front, head banging heavy metal.