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 […]

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. Issue 253 of Skin Deep is out now and features my latest Behind the Ink […]

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 […]

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 […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Enslaved in Exile (2014) by Eyes of the Defiled

Deathcore’s a bad word right now. Once the in-thing with record labels and punters alike, with bands such as Suicide Silence (great) and Emmure (not so great) leading the charge, these days the term seems more readily used as a slur. Many bands have turned their back on deathcore altogether, choosing instead descriptors such as […]