Aliens?

I adore the Alien franchise. The original three films were fantastic. Yes, I said three! I loved Alien 3. Hell, I even enjoyed parts of Alien: Resurrection. I shall even be so bold as to say that I found joy in a few parts of the Alien VS Predator films. But, the one thing I have enjoyed even more than this amazing film franchise is the cheap knock-off’s and badly inspired films that have swamped the world since those glorious days. Welcome to my five favourite bastard children of the Alien franchise. The Deadly Spawn (1983) We’ll start with this little gem. Made for less than $25,000 this -let’s be honest here- indie film is perhaps one of the most […]

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Social Arsonist (Band Interview)

Today we chat to Social Arsonist. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? SOCIAL ARSONIST is the cause of bassist Dario Zuniga and guitarist Manuel Morgado who started the band in 2009. Unable to locate the perfect vocalist in Chile, they found Canadian singer Cayle Charlton and worked with him for years via the internet, honing their material before taking the ultimate step of relocating to Canada. Inspired by Lamb of God, Pantera, Sepultura, Slayer, and Machine Head, Zuniga describes the sound of SOCIAL ARSONIST as ‘aggressive, fast, intense, catchy and disruptive.” Over the years the world has been able to hear the fruits of their labour with the release of their 2014 EP ‘De-Evolution of Thy […]

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Deity (Band Interview)

Today we speak to the lads from Deity. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Danny and I started jamming in high school just doing covers for fun. We then quickly got into writing original tunes. Starting as a three piece (just guitars), our goal was to blend different styles of metal with layers and harmonies. Our only problem was finding dedicated members, especially drummers and bassists. Through wise advise given to us by Keith of Rotting (Can), Danny then started playing drums. After a few years of struggling to find other members, the band decided to put the band on hold. Danny and I went on to do other projects in the local scene. We then […]

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Hexheart: Midnight On A Moonless Night (Album Review)

 

 It’s not everyday that I get surprised by an album. In fact it is quite a rarity for me to listen to something that blows me away on multiple levels. So I am glad to say that today is one of those days. This is the wonderful Hexheart, with the absolutely brilliant “Midnight On A Moonless Night“. The songs on this 10 track album represent the crème de la crème of the EBM and Industrial scenes. There is a wonderful combination of danceable synths and moving drums mixed with a powerful, yet not too brutal, vocal style that together paint a myriad of exotic and esoteric canvases in a billion colours and with a trillion brush strokes.  A Thousand Times […]

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American Standards: Anti-Melody (Album Review)

 

 The mainstream news media will tell you that Metal is nothing more than a corpse that is being feasted upon. Soon Metal will be gone and the world will embrace Flip-Flop and Plop and other forms of factory produced swill. BUT! Those who think for themselves. Those with passion and pride. Those lucky few know! that Metal is evolving, mutating, regenerating. Metal is not going anywhere. Case in point. This is the brutal American Standards, with their amazing album of mainstream media destruction, “Anti-Melody“. The songs on this 8 track album combine, and unleash, the best that the Alternative scene has to offer. The music is explosive and aggressive. There is chaos and insanity in every cord. There is madness […]

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The Damn Truth: Devilish Folk (Album Review)

 

 There is nothing like the joy one gets from hearing well thought-out and brilliantly constructed Rock music. It’s moving. It’s powerful. It does something physical and erotic to your mind, body and soul. It’s wondrous on numerous levels. This is the brilliant band, The Damn Truth, with their amazing offering to the elder gods of Rock, “Devilish Folk“. The songs on this 12 track album spill forth from the very bowels of the Rock genre -it’s power and style in equal amounts; riddled with a quantity of volta inspiring energy. It’s as real as Rock music gets. White Lies Pirates & Politicians Plastic Flowers Wouldn’t Be Lying Broken Blues Alex Heart Is Cold Get With You The Match Hangin On […]

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Ten Cents Short: Major Steps | Minor Setbacks (Album Review)

 

 Explosive and aggressive. Those are two words one can use to describe the music produced by young bands with a lot to say. This is Ten Cents Short, with the amazing “Major Steps | Minor Setbacks“. The songs on this epic little album are exactly the sort of music that the Punk genre was founded upon. There’s a lot of kick and awe coming forth form this album. It’s everything you’d expect from a Punk band. Draw The Line Higher Powers (fade out) Beggars Setback Make It The songs on this album are about as brutal, and ruthless, and pure bloody Punk awesomeness as anything in the Punk genre. Bottom line, “Major Steps | Minor Setbacks” is an album that […]

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Cydemind: Erosion (Album Review)

 

 There is something glorious and arousing in the listening to of instrument driven music. Granted, there are a lot of Metal bands that use their instruments well and dispense with the power of screaming vocals; but none have done so as wonderfully as this amazing Canadian Progressive Rock/Jazz/Classical/Metal quintet. This is the masterful, Cydemind. This is their coup de grace, “Erosion.” The songs on this 6 track album are about as unique as anything I’ve ever had the privilege of listening to before. For the most part the pieces kick and pound at your head with classic Metal aggression. Yet there is such a powerful amount of Classical and Jazz influence that one finds oneself weeping in remembrance of sins never […]

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Robo Recall (Game Preview)

Gaming. Gaming. Gaming. Gaming. Gaming. (I do hope you’re making a note of all this. -Ed) I adore video games. Mostly computer based ones. But I am open -and a little aroused- by new and interesting games on wonderfully unique platforms. Now many of you will have heard of the Oculus Rift and its groundbreaking “virtual reality” technologies. With these new ways of playing video games has come, obviously, a whole plethora of new video games. Now the one that has whet many appetites of late is Robo Recall. GAME FACT: You need an Oculus Touch to play the game. Now the game is set in the future, obviously, and revolves around a new and exciting robot technology that goes […]

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AnalogueTrash Records: Label Sampler Vol. 3 (Album Review)

 

 By now you are probably well aware that I adore compilation albums. For those that do not know that, well, now you do. (Don’t you feel involved in 925 Rebellion now -like part of the family? -Ed) So, come now and join me in saying ‘welcome’ to this is -the third in an amazing set of compilation albums from an absolutely amazing record label. This is AnalogueTrash Records‘ most wonderful album “Label Sampler Vol. 3” The songs on this 14 track album demonstrate the diversity of the Alternative Electronic music scene -power, kick, style and more. The songs also show the brilliance of AnalogueTrash Records ability to find unique bands and creative sounds from across the world and to combine […]

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