Screaming Dead @ 100 Club, London

First gig of 2017 and I finally got to see one of my all time favourite horror-punk bands, Screaming Dead, performing in support of TV Smith at the legendary 100  Club. Although typically a jazz venue, in September 1976 the 100 Club helped push Punk into the mainstream by hosting the first International Punk Festival. [...]

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Horrorific Vinyl: 2016’s Horror OSTs

Over the past few years vinyl has been making and come back, helping the record industry mend some of the damage it started doing to itself back in the 80s, when it shortsightedly encouraged (forced = bonus CD tracks!) record buyers to switch over to the cheaper to produce Compact Disc, never foreseeing the possibility [...]

Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute to the Misfits

There's still a few days left to contribute to the  Kickstarter campaign for Hybrid Moments: A literary Tribute to the Misfits, 'a collection of short stories inspired by the songs of the greatest horror punk band of all time'. By participating you can snag yourself limited edition copies of the book, due out in October, and a [...]

Blue Oyster Cult & King Diamond Coming To London

Two of my all time favourite acts are coming to London to perform two classic albums. These two acts are King Diamond, the Stephen King of metal, and Blue Oyster Cult - 'Don't Fear the Reaper' is not there only song! BOC haven't played London in years, and it's great that Albert Bouchard will be [...]

Portal & Grave Miasma at Nambucca, May 31st.

Australian blackened death metallers Portal headlined a show at Nambucca, a small venue in Islington, on Sunday. I had never seen the band before and was greatly looking forward to the gig. I had been turned on to Portal only recently after reading an interview with Phil Anselmo, who raved about them. "I think I [...]