AL1CE: The Thirteenth Hour, a Review by Celic John.

AL1CE Thirteenth Hour Logo
 

 Today our resident Celtic Nutjob takes a look at The Thirteenth Hour by AL1CE. Lets see how he find it, if we manage to understand him… -Ed “Ye cannae ken a droop in the mouth. It’s like shaggin’ a golden-retriever: all backwards sky, man.” Truer words have never been spoken. Case in point, last week I was given an album for review. Now I was expecting it to be another lump o’ numptey shite. But instead it’s a right lump of pure dead brilliance. This is AL1CE. This is The Thirteenth Hour. This is fecking awesome! Now the songs on this album -and there are a right bunch o’ them- are well good. There’s a fine combination of rock, pop […]

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“The City Smells Like Cat Spit” by A Place Both Wonderful And Strange

This city smells like cat spit
 

 When it comes to music my tastes are a wee bit different. A wee bit… eclectic. Take in point the album that was placed upon my haggis sandwich this morning, “The City Smells Like Cat Spit.” The album, though short, is packed with a variety of interesting sounds and styles and a whole lot of Alternative madness. I don’t want to go into too many details but the songs are haunting, powerful, danceable, emotional. If you’re into the fecking Goth scene, EBM scene, or fecking plasticine then this is an album you should get; and a band that you should follow. That’s about it. I like this album. It’s odd. It’s different. It’s something unique. I want more from this band. […]

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Solo Review.

Solo
 

 Solo: A Star Wars Story Star Wars is mediocre wank at best. The plots could have been written by children; the characters are pretty much forgettable, and the actors are a bunch of scanners for the most part. Episodes 1 to 3 are loved by right gobdaws and no bugger else. Episodes 4 to 6 are amusing, but not that great, and far too dated. 7 and 8 are bollocks of the biggest type. And then there’s Rogue One and Solo…. I like those films. Do you hear me, you bastards?! I actually like the independent tales. They are well good. (You didn’t see that coming did you? -Ed[Apparently Celtic John thinks he can tell me what to say -Real […]

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Predator, Another Generic Hollywood Remake ?

The Predator

Warning! This article is full of Celtic slang. That’s British and Irish swear words for you, you fecking twally-washers. Also, I’m Celtic-John, and I am here to entertain myself. (And review the new Predator film, or at least try to -Ed) They have gone and done it again. Do you hear me? THEY, the bastards! The bloody brain-dead fud munching bastards in Hollywood have gone and unleashed another massive jobby. A huge jobby. A gigantic jobby that smells like a burning whorehouse at low tide. Yes, that’s right, The Predator is a massive lump of shitte. (I would say that if you’re easily triggered then you should bugger off now. But I am not going to say that. Instead I […]

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Comic-Con Africa brings the mighty Comic-Con to South Africa.

Comic-Con Africa Logo
 

 Greetings to all you sexy peoples. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Comic-Con Africa, so as you would expect here is me being all excited and writing about it. Much like every media institution in the country is probably doing this week. Comic-Con Africa has been brought to our shores by ReedPop, who themselves are no strangers to organizing Comic-Con’s all over the world, in collaboration with Telkom VS Gaming. Now Geek/Nerd pop culture related conventions are nothing new to South Africa. Geekfest, rAge, and Icon among others come to mind, but a big international event like Comic-Con Africa is a whole new level for us. So how did it go ? I’ll admit I was initially […]

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Saragarhi, looking back at the battle on it’s 121st anniversary

Saragarhi Outpost

Throughout the ever increasing vestiges of history there are no shortages of options for great “last stands.” The Spartans at Thermopylae is probably the first that comes to most peoples minds. But many others could just as easily be remembered, The British vs the Zulu at Rorke’s Drift, The Americans lost in the Argonne, The last group of Samurai standing up the the government, etc. My personal favorite however is one of the lesser known, but no less impressive. The Battle of Saragarhi. For this we must head over to the Indian subcontinent. To the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and modern day Pakistan. Back in 1897 however this was the edge of British India. The local Afghan tribes […]

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Interview with Hatred Reigns. (Band Interview)

Hatred Reigns Band

Today we talk to HATRED REIGNS, an extreme metal band hailing from Canada’s capital region of Ottawa, ON. Who fuse old school with new school elements. Their EP Realm: I – Affliction was released on May 25, 2018, as part of the Indiemerch Devastation On The Nation tour. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  Hatred Reigns started with writing riff ideas for what would become In Anguish. The original song was inspired by Opeth’s – Wreath when the song was originally written in E with a goal of trying to write a masterful album like so many others. However, I have played in B since 1992 and can’t seem to stray for that tuning. So I started to play the […]

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Interview With My Secret Circus. (Band Interview)

My Secret Service

Today we speak to Vinny Mancuso of My Secret Circus. My Secret Circus (MSC) mesh together Alt’ metal, rhythm and catchy vocals to create a distinctive sound. Taking you on a ride of energetic anthems, this Melbourne, Australia rap/rock outfit is now about to launch their new music to the world. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Dan started MSC years back. I teamed up with him a few years later. We seemed to have a great writing chemistry that excited us moving forward. We then went through several drummers and bass players till we arrived at the current line up. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Both. Initially, I learnt guitar from my father and […]

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Interview with The Slyde. (Band Interview)

The Slyde

Today we interview Canadian Prog Rock outfit The Slyde. The Slyde has played over 170 shows on the Eastern Canadian circuit, sharing the stage with such bands as Protest The Hero, Down With Webster, Pain of Salvation, F*ck The Facts, Dana Fuchs, and Timber Timbre among others, and have made appearances at Ottawa Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week, IndieWeek, and Wacken Metal Battle Canada. Answered by vocalist/ guitarist Nathan Da Silva. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The Slyde has been around since 2009 (formerly known as just ‘Slyde’) forming from the death of a previous band I was in (a melodic death metal band called Atma).  The drummer and bassist from Atma and I formed The […]

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Wookiee’s Top Trailers From E3 2018

E3 2018

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it is better known, is the pinnacle event of the gaming community. Here all the developers hope to wow us out of our hard earned cash, with big flashy trailers for their upcoming titles. Titles that usually never come even close to looking like what was promised. But the great Dilbert has long taught us salesmen are scum who shouldn’t be trusted. Anyway, until our hopes are dashed, here are my top 6 picks from E3 2018. Note there are tonnes of big upcoming games, and this little article only covers a small few. They aren’t even the biggest or most anticipated. Simply the ones that most caught my attention. Fallout 76 The […]

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