Star wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

A long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away…. The tale of a farm boy who is swept away by events that are out of his control that eventually lead him to meet various characters, travel to exotic locales, ultimately save the galaxy and learn of his true origins inspires generations of ordinary citizens. Many years pass and the villain of that story is given a backstory. This disappoints legions of believers in the original tales and their faith in The Force is tested. But when a wealthy mouse finds a way to resurrect and attempt to continue the story from where it had ended off, hope was once more restored. Although, much scepticism remains…… [youtube id=”OMOVFvcNfvE ” width=”600″ […]

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Ste Byrne

Another day, another rapper. What’s your history? Well, I grew up in Bray, Co Wicklow. I began rapping when I was 14 . Rap was everywhere growing up, everyone listened to it and it was everybody’s favourite genre , but as far as anyone from Bray actually attempting to rap….it was unheard of. So its kind of been a small uphill struggle from the start as I’ve always had to worry about if my own town is going to accept the music I make. I’m 19 now and as I look back over the past few years I’ve realised if it wasn’t for rap I couldn’t tell you where id be right now. Do you cover a certain topic? Personal […]

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Concrete Lung

Today we speak to Concrete Lung. What’s the history of Concrete Lung? Ed: We started in 2007. I basically came up with the name and then did nothing for a year or so until I met Will. We talked a lot about music and I kept telling him about this band I had called Concrete Lung, eventually we got together in a rehearsal room to go through some tracks I had been working on. They never really saw the light of day but was a god starting point for us. Will: The band has changed form a number of time over the years. We’ve been a three and four piece for live gigs and had various people contribute to albums. […]

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Silex

Today we speak to legendary South African Goth band, Silex. So what’s the history of Silex? The first incarnation of what would later become Silex started out in 1997 when Andre, Jurie and Johan started jamming together, playing our own hard rock and alternative rock songs and riffs. Sometime during that period Wayne also joined on bass who was a longtime friend of Jurie. At that point we were looking for a vocalist and after going through some auditions we eventually settled with Stephan whom we met through mutual friends. We went through a long period of writing material as a band and finding our sound and wasn’t until around late 1998 that we did our first gig as Silex. […]

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Simon Subrosa

Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? The truth is that my name is not Simon Subrosa, when I started working on my art I wanted to differentiate myself from the work, but slowly and fiercely the name has become to represent who I am today much more then my original one. Like my name, my images are not depictions of the truth; they are fantasies and obsessions, constructed myths, visions from the dark opera of my mind. Partially from this world but mostly from the smoke and mirrors of my sub consciousness What’s your background? I was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Both my parents were involved in the arts and lecturing so there […]

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Five Shorts You Must Watch

 

 Short films and series make the world go round… or something like that. I adore short films -their matchless characters, their unique styles, their peculiar nuances, there is nothing like an experimental short. Today we look at a few of the my favourite shorts. The life and death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger: This short film is a fantastically produced piece of cinema. Revolving around a couple who no longer care about anything and try to escape from life, death and the daily struggle against invading dinosaurs. Sausage: An animated short that revolves around food. (What’s not to like about that?) This uniquely French flavoured short revolves around a pair of street vendors during their struggle to outmatch their […]

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WTF Music Videos

Every year I search the internet for peculiar music videos and every year, without fail, YouTube presents me with some magnificent oddities. We start with a little Finnish Y.M.C.A. Here’s another unique monster from the 1970’s. Here’s Marilyn Manson’s good friend Jan Terri and one of her hit videos. As WTF videos go, this… interesting piece by Mark Goramly (we’ve seen him before) should keep you scratching your heads for days to come. Thanks to The Uncharted Zone for putting Mark’s videos up. Lastly we have this unique monster from American rapper, Tyler. There you have it. BONUS: The worst Metal video ever made?

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Avarice in Audio

Today we speak to Avarice in Audio. What’s the history of Avarice in Audio? Gerry: The history for me is that me and jade met in Melbourne, February 2013, when I was flown up there to do a show for my previous project Cryogenic Echelon. The two of us had similar ideals but starkly contrasting tastes in music and songwriting, so the two of us teamed up under an old moniker before we got signed to our record label Alfa Matrix, and the rest is history. Jade: Well it all began when I sent Gerry a demo for some vocal runs for a Cryogenic Echelon track. We mutually agreed to work on material in a separate project (Hope Estheim) and […]

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Top Three Overlooked Doctors

“There’s many a slap twixt cup and lap” – The Seventh Doctor British sci-fi mega franchise Doctor Who is arguably one of the most successful franchises to ever reach a television  screen. With many references littered throughout other media, with Simpson’s and Futurama Creator Matt Groening renowned for numerous easter eggs in both franchises. Over the many years of the franchise 12 (13 if you count John Hurt) actors have portrayed the various incarnations of the Doctor, each with his own unique twist on the personality. I was requested by our divine overlord to put together a list of my top three incarnations of the doctor. While researching this I realized that there was a chance of becoming too cliche, […]

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Top 5 Doctor Who Villains

“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” Doctor Who has made a career out of dealing with unpleasant antagonists. Some of them are easily forgotten and forgettable; while others live with us forever. Those that remain are fantastic (There’s no Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels on this list); such as:  The Valeyard: First appearing in 1986 in the Trial of a Time Lord, The Valeyard was an interesting villain -he is the sort of amalgamation of all the Doctors worst traits, in the form of a lawyer. (Not certain which is a worse villain.) Scaroth: In the City of Death (Written by Douglas Adams), […]

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