Eisdrive Hours of Steel EP Review

 

 This is not pretty listening… at all. This is as Industrial as hell. From Montclair, New Jersey (East Coast of the United States) comes Eisdrive; and their new four-track EP “Hours of Steel.” A Clockwork of dark and gritty… edgy sounds, uneasy listening, Eisdrive deliver an apocalyptic type of industrial which is akin to great acts like Front Line Assembly and early Leaether Strip.… but in no way copies the sound. [youtube id=”SWHf48AHhN8″ width=”600″ height=”350″] Official Facebook Page.   Hours of Steel is the soundtrack to your existence in urban decay.

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South African Metal Music Awards. (2014)

 

 With much excitement and anticipation the FIRST South African Metal Music Awards finally occurred last Saturday, 8th February, 2014. (We sent our top Metal reviewer to this legendary event. -Ed.) It was time to pay homage to some of South Africa’s best Metal and Alternative acts. Hosted at Rumours Lounge and being the first of its kind, I was not sure what to expect, but for the most part I was pleasantly surprised. While the organisation could have been better, and the venue could have been a bit cooler, it was a awesome evening of good music, good friends, excellent food, and awesome talent, with some of South Africa’s most influential Rock Gods in one place. With 17 categories of […]

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Razer Naga 2014 Left Handed Edition Review.

 

 “Why? Because we like to do fiscally irresponsible acts for the betterment of gamers worldwide,” – Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Chief Gamer at Razer After suggestions from fans, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan promised left-handed users that the company would make a left-handed version of the Naga gaming mouse if his Facebook post on the topic reached 10,000 “Likes” before April 21 2012. By Friday, March 30 2012, a full three weeks before the deadline, the company announced that it had hit the 10,000-Likes goal and, as promised, would be producing the mouse. Razer had already been making a left-handed version of the Deathadder for a few years, and even though due to the small target they are at a financial […]

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The Thing!

 

  “There are no enemies in science, only phenomena to be studied.” -The Thing From Another World. Science-Fiction and Horror are two genres that thrill and disturb the masses. From giant fish to alien invasions, mankind takes great delight in all things disgusting; all things beyond our understanding; all creations most vile. And one such creation, a vile creation that is far beyond any human understanding, is The Thing. For over 60 years The Thing, an aggressive trans-dimensional shape-shifting multiform of unknown origins, has thrilled and terrified audiences across the world. From novella to feature film, The Thing has conquered a number of mediums.  “Its development was not handicapped by emotional or sexual factors.” -The Thing From Another World. In 1951, […]

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Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.

 

 “I’m Garth Marenghi. Author. Dreamweaver. Visionary. Plus actor. You’re about to enter the world of my imagination. You are entering my Darkplace.” – Garth. Well that was amazing. What a unique viewing experience that was. That was without a doubt one of the best TV series I have ever seen. “What was I watching?” you ask. Let me tell you. I have just finished watching all six episodes (I know a short TV series.) of Channel 4‘s, dark-comedy, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. How does one explain a series as unique as this? Well, the best place we can start is at the beginning. (Who saw that coming? -Ed.) “I need to crack this, Dag, cos if not, Won Ton will be […]

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This is Not Your Grandfathers Star Trek (It’s Better)

 

 “I fear the Federation is on the verge of collapse” -Admiral Pavel Chekov. In May 2005, Star Trek Enterprise ended its run. This marked the first time since 28 September 1987 that there had not been at least one Star Trek series on air. Both the Network and fans were starting the feel that the franchise had become stale. In 2007 Star Trek of Gods And Men, a fan film created in honour of the 40th anniversary of the franchise, appeared online. This magnificent film contained quite a few stars from the different Star Trek series’. It has been released free to the public via their YouTube Page. Then in 2012, many of the people involved in Of Gods And Men […]

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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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An Early Look at SteamOS

 

 What is SteamOS ? Most people out there have probably heard of Steam. But for those of you who haven’t, it is a software package created by Valve Corporation (Half-Life, Portal,  Source), initially as a DRM -patch delivery system for their games. In its early days many users outside the U.S.A did not have very powerful/stable internet, and the requirement of being connected to the Steam service whenever playing a game was not well liked. Over time connectivity improved and became less of an issue. Valve also began to convince other publishers to release their products over the Steam service, thus becoming an app store of sorts. As game/software purchases are linked to your Steam account, you can reinstall computer/setup a new […]

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THE GOON SHOW!

 

 “Splendid, lads. Tell me where it is and I’ll reduce your sentence from two years to four.” – Seagoon. Haaallooooo everybody! Welcome to the first day of the New Year. That’s right, it’s 1951.. or it should be. For 1951 was the year of the Goons. Can you believe it’s been 63 years since the splendid Spling-splang-splong began? Where has the explodable cardboard cut out time gone? Well let us start by walking backwards for Christmas, across the Irish Sea, and thus see if we can find… “THE LOST GOONS” (Drum roll, please.) “Well, sir, it’s like this, see. At 12.30 a monster lorry draws up outside, ten men jump out and wallop me on the head. I turn round […]

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Total Annihilation – A Legend Going Strong!

 

 “What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machines escalated into a war which has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination. Both sides now crippled beyond repair, the remnants of their armies continue to battle on ravaged planets, their hatred fuelled by over four thousand years of total war. This is a fight to the death. For each side, the only acceptable outcome is the complete elimination of the other.” – Opening Credits. Released in 1997 Total Annihilation is approaching 17 years old now, yet is probably still one of the best most innovative RTS games ever made. […]

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