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Breaking Down The Backlog II: gods, bosses & friends

IN THE PAST month(ish) I have killed a god, slaughtered a vast menagerie of legendary beasts, stopped the Cold War almost single-handed, killed enough people to be considered a war criminal and I made a friend.  I never...


The Wait Is Over. Slipknot Are Back.

2009 MARKED the peak of Slipknot’s career so far. It was the ten year anniversary of their ground-breaking debut album, as well as the year in which the band walked onto the main stage...


Film Torments: Going Overboard (1989)

WELCOME to Film Torments. This will be the first in a weekly instalment of the Film section in which I – and, sadly, others – subject ourselves to cinematic bowel movements and report back,...