Retinal Burn!

 

 Today we speak to local band, Retinal Burn! What’s the origin of that name? It is from eye damage that can occur from staring at the sun or other bright objects for too long. It was just something I though worked with the type of music we were making at the time. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? I would classify it as experimental electronica, with synthpop and industrial influences. History of your project? In the early 2000s I was the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Goth Rock band Disciples of Sorrow. There were so many other kinds of songs running around my head that just didn’t fit into the goth genre. I started […]

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Eöl Swords.

 

   Swords, most cos-play people use them, most geeks love them, most “normals” fear them… and with good reason. A skilled smith can create the superior technology that will give you the cutting edge. BUT, what if you want a real sword, a display sword,  a sword of +100 fatality? Who do you talk to? Well, we here at 925|Rebellion know of only one place to go… Eöl Swords. And today, we were lucky enough to interview them. Why swords? As a teenager it was all swords, swords, swords, from Tolkien books to knights and Celts and crusaders. I asked (begged) my parents to let me have a forge in the outside storeroom – NO. So I studied Architecture then […]

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The Order: 1886.

 

 “I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.” -Mahatma Gandhi. The Order: 1886 – released exclusively for Playstation 4 – is set in an alternate version of London, and revolves around a group of highly skilled “knights” who defend the city from the numerous threats posed by human-animal hybrids. [youtube id=”2FK8dgzW0o8″ width=”600″ height=”350″] The game features a lot of British mythology, with King Arthur leading The Order of the Round Table. The game was developed by Ready at Dawn (God of War), and shall feature only single-player mod. (Which is a shame, as it would be a great multi-player game. -Ed.) “The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the […]

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Five Classic Horror-Comedies You MUST watch!

 

 “They’re coming to get you Barbara” -Night of the Living Dead Today we look at a few of the great Horror-Comedies that have made my life, and many others, enjoyable and deliciously twisted. “Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!” -Friday 13th Braindead (1992) This film was written and directed by Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh. At the time, this comedy-gore film was a financial failure, but has since become a cult classic. If you like pure and utter wonderful nonsense, then this is for you. [youtube id=”u8ZopOnJgdI” width=”600″ height=”350″] Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) This American film was written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers and is the […]

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G.L.O.W (for Film and TV.)

 

 Today we have a second interview with G.L.O.W. “A second one?” you might ask. Yes, a second. For today we talk to G.L.O.W about their work on TV and film. What’s the story behind G.L.O.W for film and TV? G.L.O.W has taken on another challenge by having its tracks used as instrumentals for film and TV with a UK-based sound library called Resourcesound . The movie genres which they are primarily used for are horror, thriller, action and science-fiction films, as well as for crime and mystery documentaries. G.L.O.W was signed to a 5 year exclusive contract. Where have your tracks been used? It’s still early days for G.L.O.W’s soundtracks but, horror film makers are starting to take an interest. […]

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Bone Collector

 

 “It wasn’t a branch sticking out of the ground; it was a hand. The body’d been buried vertical and the dirt piled on until just the forearm, wrist and hand protruded. She stared at the ring finger; all the flesh had been whittled away and a woman’s diamond cocktail ring had been replaced on the bloody, stripped bone.” –The Bone Collector. The first grisly murder scene that the beautiful beat cop, Amelia Sachs, sees would have destroyed a lesser person. This murder scene and her logical and professional reactions change her life. Later she is called to the apartment of Lincoln Rhyme, a bitter quadriplegic hell bent on suicide, who takes on this case before he leaves the world behind. […]

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Great Geek Collective!

 

 Today we speak to Dina Steyn, one of the heads of the Great Geek Collective. Where did you get the name? Finding a name for the Great Geek Collective’s (GGC’s) con was tricky. We asked people to submit names and then had a vote. The funniest suggestion that didn’t make it was “PretCon”. G²C² is short for Great Geek Collective Convention. How long has it been running? G²C² is in its first year. Its forgoer, Upcon (University of Pretoria Convention) was in its late teens. We chose the theme “Phoenix Rising” to symbolise and celebrate the con’s rebirth as G²C². What’s the history of it? Upcon was traditionally hosted by Tuks Krygspel Vereniging (TKV), a Tuks student society. I first […]

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Destiny.

 

 Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, this September, Destiny is set to blow minds and hearts. Set in an open world, this post-apocalyptic mythic-science fiction FPS game revolves around the “Guardians” the last defenders of the scattered and divided human race. They are tasked with investigating and eliminating threats, posed by various creatures and alien factions, to the last human city. The game combines classic FPS style with a splash of MMO, thus giving the player access to various classes, tech trees, skills, upgrades and so much more. [youtube id=”y2Jx5__c1lY” width=”600″ height=”350″] The game was developed by Bungie. (Halo, Myth.) and features a lot of Haloesque elements, such as epic weapons and interesting vehicles. [youtube […]

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5 Irish Bands You Must Hear.

 

 As it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m a loyal Greenie and an insane Unionist, I’ve decided to put this little list of amazing O’Irish lads and lasses to listen to. Flogging Molly. Founded in America by Irishman Dave King in 1997, Flogging Molly -known for amazing performances and brilliant music videos- combine Celtic Folk and Modern Rock on a level few other bands have achieved. [youtube id=”89NjEeHku8o” width=”600″ height=”350″] VNV NATION. Founded by Irishman Ronin Harris in 1990, VNV Nation combines haunting and emotional lyrics, hard beats, and dance floor filling tracks that have been a favourite of the electronic music scene (commercial and underground) for years… and thankfully that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. [youtube id=”aPlQN_OLh7k” […]

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Five Irish Films/TV Shows To Watch!

 

 It’s almost time to go home, put your feet up and drink a few scoops. The question is: What are you going to be watching? Well, I has an answer for you, bog. That answer is: Watch the following you muppet. War of the Buttons. Filmed in 1994 this Adventure-Comedy-Drama addresses violence, hatred, and intolerance. Set in the 1960’s the film revolves around the boys of two neighbouring towns who engage in constant one-upmanship only to have the end results turn violent. [youtube id=”qiNtHShWnco” width=”600″ height=”350″] Waking Ned Devine. Filmed in 1998 this Comedy tells the tale of the residents of a small village that attempt to hide the fact that one of their number (who just happened to win […]

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