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Album Review: Valhalore – Voyage Into Eternity

Album Review: Valhalore – Voyage Into Eternity

Valhalore is an upcoming band from Brisbane, Australia. Running a strong team of 6. With Matthew Grimley on Bass, Anthony Willis on Guitars, Lachlan Neate on vocals, cello, and mandolin, Sophie Christensen on wind instruments, Morgan Cox on drums, and Lucas Fisher on Guitars and Vocals. Voyage Into Eternity is their debut album released March 14 2017. They have released a couple of singles over the last 2 years and been teasing just how great the new album is going […]

Hockey’s Most Misunderstood Position Finally Has Its Day In Acclaimed Documentary Ice Guardians

Hockey’s Most Misunderstood Position Finally Has Its Day In Acclaimed Documentary Ice Guardians

Team Enforcer: game bully or team protector? Depends on who you ask, and it’s about time the players got to tell their side of the story. Fighting has been a staple in hockey since the game was first played professionally in the early 1900’s. Fighting is in its roots,  in its blood,  and is fully supported by both fans and players the world over. So why has it become such a thorn in the profession’s side as of late? According […]

Taste The Sadness By Aussie Legend SPOD Is An Instant Classic

Taste The Sadness By Aussie Legend SPOD Is An Instant Classic

This guy…image via Rice Is Nice Records Middle Age hasn’t sounded this good in a long time. SPOD has broken his creation hiatus to create an album of great depth using electronica and pop music to convey the struggles of arriving to that weird area in all of our lives where we all swear we’d never get to, but we all do, usually without even noticing. You want to hang out with friends, you want to hang out at the pub, […]

Season Two Of Crackles Super Mansion Is Just Flat Out Fantastic

Season Two Of Crackles Super Mansion Is Just Flat Out Fantastic

Stop motion animation at some of its finest With Season Two in full swing, and the glow of two Prime Time Emmy noms still fresh on their minds, Supermansion has hit the ground running with hilarious results. The original series sporting an all star cast is a wonderfully guilty pleasure that combines brilliant stop motion animation, over the top characters,  and genuinely fun story lines that leave you wanting more. The new season begins with our hopelessly inept heroes trying […]

WGN’s Outsiders Season Two Pits Old Ways Against Progress With Mixed Results

WGN’s Outsiders Season Two Pits Old Ways Against Progress With Mixed Results

“No one is above the law, and no one is below it”  Theodore Roosevelt certainly had a way with words. Season two finds the Ferrell clan in utter turmoil. G’Winveer is granted the title of “Bren-in” or new leader of the clan in light of Big Foster’s absence, and finds herself struggling to lead with the confidence needed in the wake of the ever growing conflict between the “losties” (locals) and the Ferrells. From the other side of the mountain […]

Iron Reagan’s “Crossover Ministry” Will Exorcise Your Post-Election Demons

Iron Reagan’s “Crossover Ministry” Will Exorcise Your Post-Election Demons

Editor’s Note: Move over, “Art of Partying.” My new anthem is “Fuck the Neighbors.” If there’s any truth to the general predictions of more profoundly heavy music emerging due to our current political shitstorm, Iron Reagan is already ten steps ahead.  Crossover Ministry is the quick fix that pulls you away from CNN and into a whirlwind of craftily executed thrash magic.   There are two factors I believe make this album one to be reckoned with in 2017, the first […]

Horror Movie Hunting Grounds Matches Man Against Sasquatch With Strange Results

Horror Movie Hunting Grounds Matches Man Against Sasquatch With Strange Results

Original title and movie poster for Hunting Grounds So in classic horror movie style, a handful of friends and family members go on a hunting trip and end up in a fight for survival. This one, however, includes very hairy and angry landlords who want these intruders off their property at all costs, with mixed results. I give you, Hunting Grounds. After the death of his wife, a desperate father and his only child relocate to a small family cabin […]

Metal Life album review – Repulsive Vision – Look Past the Gore and See The Art

Metal Life album review – Repulsive Vision – Look Past the Gore and See The Art

Repulsive Vision’s “Look Past the Gore and See the Art” begins in panic: the first track is a fever-dream maelstrom of slasher-film samples, urgently warning against the rampant dangers of metal music that encourage “sex abuse, sadism, cannibalism, necrophilia, infanticide, mutilation, molestation, and death.”  What follows is an assault of sound that gives the finger to censorship, whether self-or-societally imposed. Bowel-shaking vocalizations that span the gambit of groans, moans, snarls, and howls partner with hard-hitting yet symphonic string progressions and […]

Metal Life review: Rock N Roll Inventions series episode 1

Metal Life review: Rock N Roll Inventions series episode 1

A new Smithsonian Channel series is about to make some noise as some of the biggest names from the recording industry break out their drumsticks, synthesizers, and everything in between to explain the technology and innovations that have provided the soundtrack to our lives. The new six-episode series, ROCK’N’ROLL INVENTIONS premieres Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series kicks off with ROCK’N’ROLL INVENTIONS: THIS DAMN MUSIC and looks at wind-up gramophones, 78rpm shellac records, vinyl singles, the transistor […]

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