Pantheon: Intervention

 

 It’s powerful. It’s driving. It’s riddled with guitar solos, intense drumming and abraids your inner head banging demon. (That’s assuming you still have hair at my age.) “Intervention” the first offering from British Metal band, Pantheon, though short (4 songs) it is an intense and powerful little album that is peppered with classic 70’s and 80’s style Metal -which is fantastic in this age of Nu Metal. The songs, such as ‘Silent Apocalypse’ take you back to an age of leather trousers, long hair, minute long guitar solos and boom boxes. Overall: “Intervention” is a fantastic and well done little Metal album that should whet a number of appetites. The album is available on Soundcloud and the official Pantheon website.

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Bill Zebub

Today we speak to American B-Movie master, Bill Zebub. When did you first know you wanted to become a film maker? What inspired you, and what continues to inspire you? I had always wanted to make movies, but I considered it a fantasy. When I was 18 I received a small camcorder, and that was the beginning of my path. I didn’t know that I would actually produce material that would be for sale and enjoyed by strangers. Everything I shot was just for personal amusement. Rather than getting into the entire journey, let me just say that what continues to inspire me is what has always inspired me – the enjoyment of indulging my creativity. What was the production […]

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Pantheon

Today we speak to British Metal band, Pantheon. \M/ What’s the history of Pantheon? Myself and my twin brother Matt formed Pantheon in York, UK. The current band was launched in 2012, but the first incarnation of Pantheon started in 2006. In our first few years as live musicians we toured the UK relentlessly achieving respectable success on the national pub/club scene and built a reputation as a hard-working, energetic young band. We progressed well over the years until our development project in 2011 where we decided to reassess the band, followed by a complete re-launch over a year later with a much refined and mature sound. What genre of music do you consider Pantheon to be? Metal in its […]

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Alex Chavez

Today we speak to one of America’s brightest and best tattoo artists, Alex Chavez. Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Alex Chavez. I am a tattoo artist working out of Redwood City, California at MT Studios on Woodside Rd. I’m 29 years old and I love a good sandwich. What’s your background? I’m just a guy from the San Francisco Bay Area who grew up drawing, fell into tattooing, and is living a life that continues to surpass my wildest dreams of what I thought I was able of experiencing. What role does the artist have in society? An artist’s role is completely self-defined. I try to express my emotional/psychological experience and to convey or […]

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Chappie

“I am consciousness, I am Alive, I am Chappie.” [youtube id=”hKxUB_dPuGw” width=”600″ height=”350″] It seems like the sweetie man is back again (for those of you who remember the line from District 9), because Shalto Copley who starred as Wikus in that movie is back, this time as the titular robot, Chappie. The movie is described as a coming of age story, but instead of a child, we have a robot who knows nothing about the harsh realities of the world and is forced to learn about it after having been being stolen (the movie is set in South Africa after all so no surprise there) from his creators. Chappie is different from other robots that had been created: He […]

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Overwatch

 

 “We’ve heard from our female employees, and even my daughter calls me out. We were looking at old Warcraft stuff on YouTube, a cinematic, and my daughter is like, ‘Why are they all in swimsuits?’ And I’m like ‘Ugh, I don’t know, honey. I think we’re clearly in an age where gaming is for everybody, we build games for everybody. We want everyone to come and play. Increasingly, people want to feel represented, from all walks of life, boys and girls, everybody. We feel indebted to do our best to honour that.” – Metzen. This weekend Blizzard Entertainment, at it’s annual BlizzCon, blew everyone’s minds when they announced their next game production would not be part of any of it’s […]

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The Evil Within

 

 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, a veteran police detective walks into a mental hospital and gets attacked; thereafter he murders millions of non-zombies. I have no idea where I was hoping to take that and neither does The Evil Within apparently. When the original creator of the loved Resident Evil series, Shinji Mikami, sat down to pen the concept of The Evil Within (or Psycho Break if you’re from Japan) he quite evidently ran out of inspiration. The Evil Within, published by Bethesda Softworks and developed by Tango Gameworks, is an action horror game (read, “should have been”) that offers a lot to love for all the wrong reasons. The player takes control of the drip-dried drama […]

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New Ross R.A.M.P Halloween event review

 

 The event started at 9pm sharp, while the crowd was slow to arrive within the first hour it was difficult to walk from room to room without seen a new face.  With music in full swing and costumes off all kinds from, sassy pirate nicknamed Captain Rock Shady, naughty nurse, zombie head bangers, the Crow and many more; it was a night for creativity in both costume and music. The Dj’s the bands the face painting and the décor were completely vamped up for the event, while the weather was dull and gloomy the spirits were not. While not everyone appreciated the effort involved in the redecoration and organizing of the Ramp and the event it wasn’t the topic of […]

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The Troll’s Top 5 Halloween Board Games

 

 Ello again you weird lot. So Halloween is upon us again thank Azathoth. What better way than to spend the time with a few good mates, some orange or black beverage, (Keep my Guinness flowing Ed) and some good horror based boardgames. To keep you in the loop of said theme I would like to throw some suggestions your way in this top five list of games you have to play today. At number five we have a card based game called Gloom. This is a storytelling game with transparent cards that overlay your starting family. The aim is fairly simple. Make your family as depressed as all hell and then kill them off. The game stops when one players […]

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Les, Halloween… A brief history for nutters.

Got yer costumes? Good. Got the booze for the massive party? Not yet? I’ll wait….. Oh good you’re back. So you think you have everything to celebrate the upcoming Halloween but what you may not have is the foggiest idea about where it came from. Not to worry though, your resident Cave Troll is here to educate you. The holiday we celebrate as is is an adaptation of the Christian festival of AllHallowTide, a day dedicated to remembering the dead and honouring them. (Martyrs, family the usual….). Along with Trick or Treating which came from the tradition of Guising. (getting into costume if you were dirt bloody poor and getting food from people) Those who failed to give out grub […]

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