Journo Round-Up: September 2015

Just my usual journo round-up and September’s Behind the Ink feature, in Skin Deep Mag, sees me interviewing Alex Rattray and Kat Wilson about their awesome takes on colour realism. Grab it wherever mags are sold or right here from the Skin Deep shop. 


Over at Powerplay, I’m reviewing another bunch of CDs including the awesome ‘Written in Blood’ by thrash stalwarts, Raise Hell. And, hey, is that Lemmy on the cover? Not to mention an awesome interview with The Crue inside, courtesy of fellow hack, Adrian Hextall. Find it at your local WH Smiths or any good newsagent.

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Til next time…

New Halloween Events…


Two new Halloween events have just been added to the (wait for it) EVENTS page .

I’ll be joining long time partner in crime David Moody for Bristol Horror Con (Saturday 17th October) and a special Infected Books evening at Waterstones Birmingham (Friday 30th October).

The Waterstones event will include the launch of my forthcoming new horror book, VOODOO CHILD, with a special appearance by co-author Andre Duza.

Check out all the details right here.

Journo Round-up August 2015

Just my usual round-up for the month in terms of journo work. Issue 178 of Powerplay is on shelves now, featuring my reviews of some of the latest rock & metal releases. Highlights include the new album by Italian melodic metallers, Hungryheart.

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Issue 253 of Skin Deep is out now and features my latest Behind the Ink feature, this month starring black & grey artists Richard Guy and Sonny Mitchell. skin-deep-253_166149

June/ July Journo Round-up

Latest issues of both Skin Deep and Powerplay are out now and, as per usual, include features by yours ghouly.

I continue my ‘Behind the Ink’ series in Skin Deep, this month interviewing new school artists Andy Walker and Cathy Sue.


Over at Powerplay, I interview the awesome Frank Dimino of Angel fame about his brand new solo album, ‘Old Habits Die Hard’, as well as reviewing the latest batch of rock & metal releases.


Find both mags at newsstands across the UK and beyond.

This month’s journo round-up…

Issue 251 of Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine is out now, featuring a brand new series, BEHIND THE INK, where I unpack the pieces of some of my favourite artists working today. This month, I’m talking with Lewis Davies, Gemma B (aka Scarlet Hel) and Jody Dawber, three artists with different takes on traditional who get worked up by everything from skateboarding stickers to pineapples at Tesco’s!


And for anyone who likes a bit of rock and metal, this month’s Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine features a few CD reviews by yours truly, including the new ones by Worldview and NightMare World. Grab it from your local WH Smith or anywhere else mags are sold.


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