Death is in the air. It dwells amongst us, invisible. Isolation tests our humanity. Dark days crowd the horizon. So it’s death metal time yeah? “We are inspired by the sicknesses of humanity” claims Mike, from Seattle-based old-school death metal trio Noroth. You can emphatically add ‘early Bolt Thrower’ to that list of influences if […]Read More Noroth- Thick Crust Death that goes right to the rim.
The torchlight flickers upon dank stone, throwing eerie shadows that writhe with each gyrating tongue as you pace further into the labyrinth, trepidation mounting with each faltering step. In an instant, your advance is halted by the sound of an ominous ‘click’ that emanates from beneath your padded sole and reverberates tensely through the stillness. […]Read More Murder in the Dark – An Inviting Escape
When did people stop airbrushing Wizards onto panel vans? When did teenagers stop blazing up in their bedrooms beneath blacklight posters of dragons? When did our collective design aesthetic become so fucking boring? In a world of clean sans-serif and minimalist uniformity, it turns out there are still pigment-smeared goblins daubing psychedelic murals, giggling maniacally […]Read More Goblinko – Sean Aaberg, Acid Vomit and the Dungeon Degenerates
Had the occupants of a holiday chalet in Geneva 1816 been less beset by the inconvenience of an unseasonably cold summer, we may never have been gifted the tale of Frankenstein at all. Birthed of a creative story-telling competition amongst a cadre of fops du jour, the puffy sleeved ensemble of proto-emos Byron, Shelley, and […]Read More Abomination: Not quite the Modern Prometheus
These are our Demands- The Mess we Inherited A new beacon in the sea of post punk revival, UK group These are our Demands have a knack for marrying the angular to the textural on a debut that snaps at its leash convincingly. Originally published for Collide Art & Culture Magazine, I am revisiting some bandcamp […]Read More These are our Demands cut through the disease on ‘Hospital Radio’
The boardgaming bug is a curious beast. It had flitted about my head all my life as I maintained a healthy appreciation for the hobby, never really crowding my vision with its gossamer wings as I dabbled here and there, maintaining a respectful distance. Board-curious if you will. These manageable bouts of entomology came to […]Read More Rum, Sodomy and the Thrash – an afternoon with Sea Evil.
No stranger to our shores, former Wall of Voodoo frontman and poet laureate of cynical Americana, Andy Prieboy has watched from afar as our Country has burned with a twinge of recognition thanks to his own flight from the California Woolsey fires of 2018. From his breakthrough Wall of Vooodoo anthem ‘Far Side of Crazy’ […]Read More Reclaim the Red Light of Morning with Andy Prieboy and this Australian Fire Fundraiser