Happy Anniversary Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Repo! Grave-robber with Zydrate

As we approach the end of November. Just before we start winding down for the end of the year, lets take a moment to remember a special anniversary that has just passed. No I don’t mean the annual American genocide feast, or the Ritual Low Prices Gladiatorial Combat. No I’m talking about the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest pieces of film making of recent times. Repo! the Genetic Opera. I still clearly recall then in late 2008, when my long time friend, and my predecessor as person in charge of this ballsup that calls itself a blog sat me down for a whirlwind ride into music and murder. Best described as an over the top Goth / Metal […]

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Thank you, Stan Lee.

Stan Lee

I have given this article a bit of thought. At first, I was considering an article about Stan’s life. Then, I thought about an article relating to his best works. After some time another cliché popped into my head; but I won’t bore you with the details. Instead, I shall simply and honestly write down my feelings and thoughts regarding Mr. Lee. Now I am not the most prolific of comic-book readers, but I do enjoy the occasional self-contained story, or short story series. I have found enjoyment in certain characters, and I have smiled and laughed along with some of the films…. Some. But above all, and somewhat obviously, I adore the written word. Thus, I would like to […]

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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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