Heavy Christmas: A metal weekend in Glasgow

The best of British metal? There’s certainly a case that Brummie bruisers Anaal Nathrakh fit that bill. Riding high on stunning seventh studio album Vanitas, they’ve returned to the UK to level the place

App Review: The Chase

Over the last few weeks though I have been rather enjoying a tea-time quiz show called The Chase, it’s a bit like all the other tea-time quiz shows except it is quite good. Now there is an iPhone/iPad App out.

Record Re-issue: Rush ‘2112’

Unbelievable to think that it was released just over 36 years ago in 1976 when the average house price in the UK was just £12,704 and people watched in awe as Concorde set off on its first commercial flight

Live Review: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

2012 may be the year Frank Turner transcended genre and scene loyalties to become a proper player on the domestic (and global) stage but he’s chosen to finish it off with real class – reaffirming his dedication to his roots and hardcore fans who’ve taken him to where he is today.

Win one of 3 copies of I Against I on DVD

Set in the nocturnal London underworld, new movie I Against I is out on DVD on January 14th and to promote the release we are giving away 3 copies in a special competition.

Film Review: Smashed

Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a 1st grade teacher struggling to maintain her public face as her alcohol consumption gets more and more out of control. After throwing up in class fellow teacher David (Nick Offerman) takes her to his AA group.

Film Review: The Hobbit

I still remember heading along with my younger sister and my dad on the day of my Confirmation to see Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back when it first came out in the 80s. I didn’t/don’t believe in religion, but I sure as hell believed in the power of the force. Obliviously not in a biblical sense, but in a decent karma sort of vibe. Be good, and good things will happen (eventually).

Live Review: Steve Vai – Ipswich Regent Theatre

It’s my first time in Ipswich and it’s a cold, wet and miserable night. I arrive at the splendid Regent Theatre to see Steve Vai, one of the most famous and gifted guitarists on the planet at exactly five minutes past eight. The show is already in full swing, making it the first gig I’ve EVER been to that has actually started on time.

Film Review: Seven Psychopaths

Where oh where to start. It’s going be a strange one this review. On one hand, ‘Seven Psychopaths’ instantly became my favourite movie of 2012, and I want to scream with laughter about it from the heights. But at the same time, I don’t really want to talk about it here. What I want to do is go see it again, again, and again….

Film Review: I Anna

As much as I would love to say that this description is correct, I would be deceiving myself. Though it may sound harsh, for me “I,Anna” was about as dark and powerful as ‘Finding Nemo’ and I felt a far greater sense of suspense when watching Vittorio De Sica’s, “The Bicycle Thief”.

Game Review: The Walking Dead

This review may contain a few spoilers, so stop here if you really don’t want it ruined. For those stopping now, all you need to know is that it’s worth every penny and you NEED to play it… RIGHT NOW!