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.



Well, aren’t I a bit of a stranger in my own home! Been mighty quiet ’round these parts, that’s for sure. Despite that, I’ve been as busy as always – maybe even more so – I just haven’t been yabbering about it all.

Let’s change that with a bit of a round-up.

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Retro Reading…

Been on a bit of an old-school kick with some of my reading. Grabbed some old annuals from the local charity shop, namely a 1979 BATTLE and ’91 GI JOE. I used to devour this stuff when I was a lad and it’s fun to dip back in, wryly laugh at all the politically incorrect language and senseless violence that the kids of today (or their parents at the very least) might frown upon.

Likewise with the magazines I’m reading. The last three I picked up were from e-bay; two issues of KERRANG! (’85 and ’88 respectively) and an ’87 METAL HAMMER. Here’s some of the characters you’re gonna find in there…

robert sweet yngwie kerrang Showing your age if you can identify those two gents…

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FILM REVIEW: Kerb Crawlers (2015)


Mad Science Films’ third feature length takes the well trodden path of found footage. KERB CRAWLERS is told from the POV of camera man Dave as he documents a very bad night out for a group of likely lads setting out to make a snuff movie. Their victim for such, Daisy Dior’s Ana, turns out to be more of a handful than they expected, soon stalking and preying upon our hapless protagonists one-by-one, doling out a most vicious type of justice.

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