The Deathtrip: Demon Solar Totem - Music

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Svart Records releases Deathtrip’s Demon 'Solar Totem', the follow-up to their debut album, 2014’s 'Deep Drone Master'. Deathtrip is a Black Metal band consisting of Kvohst on vocals (and lyrics), Host on guitar, Storm on drums, and Thomas Eriksen on bass. They have a theme of primeval possession and open portals to other dimensions, old-English occultism, sacred sound formulae, otherworld eeriness and spectral realms... [click here...]

 

The Origins of Godzilla - feature

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When taking a look back through the history of supersized monsters, one name stands tall above all… Godzilla! The immense beast has been causing chaos in cities and defeating enemies for 65 years now. To celebrate the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters we are taking a look back over the transformation of Godzilla over the last six decades, from the iconic comics to the big screen... [click here...]

 

Shed Seven: Going for Gold (Vinyl Re-Issue)

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of their seminal singles collection Shed Seven release a deluxe expanded edition of their greatest hits album, Going For Gold. Re-issued on Gold coloured vinyl, the compilation is a victory lap of the band’s historic Britpop years, delivering the very best of the band’s first three studio albums (Change Giver, Maximum High, Let It Ride), plus the twelve Top 40 singles clocked-up from their formation up to 1999. This deluxe two-vinyl set also includes 'The Parr Street Sessions'; four fan favourites exclusively reimagined and recorded for the 1999 special edition CD version of Going For Gold and now available on vinyl for the first time. The 2019 re-issue also features two previously unreleased live tracks from the band's Live at The Forum performance (recorded in London, 15.11.1996)... [click here...]

 

History of Hellboy - Feature

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It’s been 26 years since we were graced with the birth of Hellboy, from the fiery depths of… well, hell? Despite his questionable ancestry, (being summoned to earth as a baby by Nazi occultists) this devilish half-demon, half-hero has never failed to light up our screens. Now it’s 2019, and in light of the release of Hellboy on DVD, Blu-ray and UHD on 19 August, we thought we would take a look back at the journey of Hellboy, and how this legendary horned-hero has evolved through popular culture over the last two decades... [click here...]

 

Lucan: Music from the TV Drama - review

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Ben Bartlett’s spellbinding and atmospheric score to ITV's two-part period drama Lucan is released through Silva Screen Records. Based on the life of flamboyant aristocrat, Lord Lucan, and written by award-winning writer, Jeff Pope, the series stars Rory Kinnear, Catherine McCormac and Christopher Eccleston. Murder, self-destruction and moral squalor set against the backdrop of jittery aristocracy deliver a compelling drama. Ben Bartlett's music conveys the uneasy mood perfectly... [click here...]

 

Lost Broadway 1961 - Music review

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At one time, there were several labels releasing cut and forgotten songs from Broadway and West End musicals. These days, you would expect even more to be released, given the ease of research and the speed at which recordings can be released. However, there is only one player to mention, and that’s the excellent Stage Door Records. And whilst they sometimes face criticism for the albums they release (due to our rather lacking copyright laws) they should really be applauded for releasing such treasure troves as Lost Broadway 1961... [click here...]

 

Tacit-citat-ion - Classical Music Review

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Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi's debut Tacit-citat-ion is a reflection of contemporary Scandinavian composition – gestural, yet empowered by painstaking attention to detail. Breath sounds, glottal stops, microphone static, white noise, electronic interferences, the percussive friction of instrument bows – these byproducts of music are the backbone of Tacit-citat-ion, yielding a truly unique auditory experience... [click here...]

 

The Accountant of Auschwitz - DVD review

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From a BBC docu series, this intense 75 minute study, lucently engineered by Signature Entertainment, illuminates one of the greatest crimes of the twentieth century with new perspectives where none seemed possible because everything has been said on the subject... [click here...]

 

 

Kindergarten Cop (1990) - Blu-ray review

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Jon Kimble is a tough police detective who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to catch Cullen Crisp a dangerous criminal. The only one who can testify against him is his ex wife but she has disappeared. The only lead Kimble has is the name of the school her son attends. Once he wrangles his young charges, as well as the affections of a beautiful teacher, he prepares for a final showdown with his intended prey... [click here...]

 

Traitors - DVD review

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Acorn Media International release the Channel 4 drama Traitors on DVD. Set in 1945, the six-part series is set shortly after the Second World War as Britain, America and Russia are all vying for a new world order. This coming of age female spy story follows Feef Symonds, a gutsy, determined, but naïve 21-year-old, struggling to define herself in a bewilderingly fast-changing world. When she accepts a position with the British Civil Service, she hopes to finally use her spy training picked up during the war. But her allegiances are about to be called in to question... [click here...]

 

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