LEVEL 2.0

 

 WHITE LIES! Trolling the internet for music, as I normally do, I stumbled across Level 2.0 an American Future Pop/EBM outfit, with very catchy and familiar Synth lines that make you want to raise your hands in the air, base lines that demand you stomp your feet too in other words, party music. ANGELFIRE! Right I’ll fire away. Level 2.0 tell us a little about the project and its name? Level 2.0 (pronounced level two-point-zero) was created in 2005 between myself (Mike Hoffman) and Matt Clennan. We both had the same exact taste in electronic bands and both wanted to just create one song to listen to in the car that was “ours” when we drove around. And we wanted it to […]

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Lamb of God Live in Johannesburg!

 

 AS THE PALACES BURN. (2003) Last Saturday, 25th January, it was time for an event that many like-minded South African Metal Fans had been looking forward to for months, Lamb of God! Despite supposed protests by various religious groups regarding the concert, on arriving at Nasrec, it was refreshing to see everyone ready and willing to have a good time! And no protesters. ASHES OF THE WAKE. (2004) The opening act was Mind Assault from Cape Town. I have no idea why I haven’t seen them before because these guys were absolutely amazing. They were the perfect opening act to get the crowd ready for what was coming! Next up was The Drift. Though being relatively new comers as a […]

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SHADOW SYSTEM!

 

 Twisted Sex Malfunction.  Today we interview the Irish based band, Shadow System. Now Shadow System is a relatively new face in the underground electronic scene, though they have the style and the skill to become a major player. Cold And Double Bladed. What’s the origin of your name? The name took some time to get right. I wanted something with shadow in it but a lot of bands and DJ’s use Shadow. (As does do I. -Ed.)When I was listening to a band called Krystal System and that’s when it click into my head, Ah, System. What’s your history? Adam Gamble had a idea for a band project since 2004 but never got things up and running until 2010/2011 era, […]

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LARVA!

 

   BURIED ALIVE! Today we speak to a well known Spanish, Dark-Electro band, LARVA. Now LARVA is planning/hoping to come and perform in South Africa, so spread the word to all those in the music scene. Lets see if we can get them here! Look at the FACEBOOK PAGE for details. YOU ARE ALONE. What’s the name of your band? What’s the origin of that name? It has many nuances. The name became for what we feel sometimes: sometimes we feel like a worm, insignificant life form, underground, crawling. Nobody can’t feel us, nobody can’t see us. All the life is on the surface, and we are underground. The feeling of not belonging to a group. It also has to […]

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VAC! (Velvet Acid Christ!)

 

 CHURCH OF ACID. (1997) Today we interview one of my favourite American bands. VAC -Velvet Acid Christ. For over two decades VAC has been making waves and spreading weirdness throughout the underground music scene; with his unique lyrics, master sound sampling, and esoteric equipment tastes, VAC is set to continue reigning in the underground music scene for years to come. FUN WITH KNIVES. (1999) What’s origin of your name? My brain created it on drugs. LOL. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Many fused together. Bits of Industrial, bits of Techno, bits of Trip-Hop, bits of EBM, bits of Goth, bits of Darkwave. Bits of weird. What’s the history of VAC? Started in 1990 in […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 24

 

  “Given the decor, it seems somehow excessive.” – Tuvok. Welcome to another Star Trek: Monday. Today we look at the Vulcan who has the adroit suggestions. That is correct, Mr. Tuvok is our man of the hour. Now Tuvok memes come in a number of flavours, most of which insult your lack of logic.  “I can almost sense his presence. It’s as though he’s challenging me to find him.” – Tuvok. We shall start here with the common “Tuvok stare, or Tuvok question” meme. Now this meme has been around for close to a decade. Though small in number, they are often used on forums and social websites as a way of expressing disbelief at human stupidity. And they work […]

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MISTER JOE BLACK!

 

 “Joe Black – ‘Vile Volumes for Villainous Children’ CD – Cabaret, Vaudeville, Halloween, Comedy.” It’s Friday, and that means something different. Today we have an interview with – perhaps one of the most amazing musical performers of our time – Mister Joe Black. Here we go then. 01: What’s new in the life of Mr. Joe Black? I have just relocated to Brighton. Which has been absolutely wonderful! It’s a city that suits me just fine. Such diverse wonderful people… with the occasional harmless crazy thrown in. 02: What inspires your unique style? Paintings, film and music. I’m obsessed with the fashion and culture of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Realistically, I’m sure they were a horrible, horrible time to live […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 18

 

 “Come on, come on.” – Mr. Sulu. Welcome to this, the 18th Star Trek Monday, and it looks to be a gay old time. Today we look at all things Mr.Sulu. And I must say, as memes go there are A LOT of Sulu ones. So sit back, relax and get ready for a long flight down the tunnel to Wonderland, Narnia… or somewhere like that. “I don’t care who dies, she lives!” – Mr. Sulu. We’ll jump straight in with this. Commonly referred to as the “OH MY” or “OH MY, SULU” meme, this meme has becoming something of an internet favourite since George Takei came out in 2005. Since then, this meme has been used on numerous pages, […]

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EVIL DEAD SERIES (1981-2013)

 

 “You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you.” – Cheryl: Evil Dead – 1981. I’m certain a number of you have seen the “new” Evil Dead film (2013). I must admit, I enjoyed it; despite the lack of Bruce Campbell. Who is Bruce Campbell? Oh, child. Allow me to enlighten you. And let me be the first to say “Welcome to the World of Evil Dead.” “Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and shit… and Jack left town.” – Ash: Army of Darkness – 1992. Our tale is long and sometimes complicated. For over 30 years the world of […]

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TEN MUSIC VIDEOS: THAT YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

 

 I thought, let’s do something different this Tuesday. And low and behold we’re doing something different. This week, I’ve decided to dedicate my post to the wonderful world of music videos. Now as you can imagine, this “theme” opens up  a world of dynamic possibilities. Should I focus on horrific videos, or perhaps retro, perhaps Rap or Rock would be better? The options are limitless. So I settled for something a little different. Today we are going to look at TEN music videos (different times, styles, genres,) that once seen shall be burnt into the core fabric of your mind – FOREVER! 10: ZLAD: Supersonic Electronic. ZLAD, born Santo Cilauro, to Italian parents in Australia in, 1961, is a musician, […]

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