• Roman Ruins

    What's happened to Rome? Thirty years ago, the Italian capital was the only place to be if you wanted in on psychedelic horror flicks and schlocky b-movie violence. Directors like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and Fernando Di Leo took the Hitchcock pyscho-spook template and cranked

  • Nuclear Monsters

    Most of you reading this won't remember the hardcore/thrash "crossover" scene of the mid-80s first hand. Only a small clutch of bands were truly involved such as Hirax, Nuclear Assault, The Accused, D.R.I. and Corrosion of Conformity to name a few. The genre basically involved th…

  • Grimewatch

    It seems like shit is finally coming together for the grime kids.

  • Grimewatch

    Ok, so the MOBOs hate black people. Well, not black people, but Roll Deep who weren’t even invited to the awards show. Maybe next year their record label could pay £30,000 for an old stage set of Fat Sam’s Speakeasy from Bugsy Malone and they could perform and win. One idea we ha…

  • Cabin Fever

    Have you heard of that Southampton indie band The Delays? They had a song on a mobile phone advert.

  • Bound Forever

    Fruity New York warbler Antony has the craziest voice you'll ever hear.

  • The Darkest White Boy

    Despite our constant support and coverage of grime we still get criticised for focusing on the more aggressive (interesting) aspects of the scene, while ignoring its cousin, dubstep (which is kind of like dark, spaced-out grime with lots of sub bass and no vocals). This may be be…

  • West End Horroshow

    Snow White's "Bored Somewhat Detached" debut sounds like if crackheads with big scabs on the back of their necks had covered "Silver Machine" and changed the lyrics.

  • Deep In The Jungle

    With a moniker that literally means 'naked rock,' Afrirampo have a lot to live up to.

  • Grinding Metal

    How much you like Whitehorse will probably depend on the length of your attention span.

  • Snakes And Ladders

    There's so much new music getting released every minute that at the end of each month we're basically bursting at the seams.

  • The Grim Rapper

    We haven't said a whole lot about Aussie hip hop before, mainly because much of it is truly frightening and we find its obsession with average colloquial humour hard to take. So, when one of the guys who has been in it from the get go, puts out a new album that shits on anything

  • New Zealand Warriors

    Watching Die! Die! Die! live is a bit like drinking ten shots of tequila in a row. It vaguely hurts while you're doing it but ultimately leaves you feeling like superman. They play loud and fast and have a tendency to damage drum kits in the process. Their lyrics are quirky and h…

  • Doomsday Metal

    We've been to hell and back for you this month.
    And by hell, we obviously mean Bergen, the Hole in the Sky festival and the Tsjuder and Taake concerts