Tuesday, 2 November 2010

There Will Be 8-Bit

Super There Will Be Blood from Tomfoolery Pictures on Vimeo.

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss

BBC4 yet again came up trums with the mini series "A History of Horror" presented by Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen fame)

Over three parts he traced horror from its roots to modern day, from Lugosi to Lee, Hammer to Halloween, he pretty much got the nail on the head telling stories about the smallest details of films I have watched only in passing. I myself am a huge horror fan but I grew up with 80's horror, slashers, zombies, stalkers and poltergeists. I never really paid much attention to the "classic" films. I own Hammer boxsets but have only watched select films and I thank Mark for giving me an insight into the origins of the genre I previously ignored.

This series deserved to be longer, much longer. For years horror has been crying out for an overview, an anothology if you will of the origins to the modern day, one problem I had with the series was Marks reluctance to embrace modern horror and what it stands for, of course you can churn out a film in no time but I don't think he saw the bigger picture, artists who care and make films with the genre principles in mind.

I hope he continues to pursue his love and continue to make informative television. I would love him to focus on Italian cinema of the 60's and 70's, Witchcraft and the occult in cinema and of course the slasher.

History Of Horror Part One

History Of Horror Part Two

Taking a Trip

All Hallows Eve Views

Tuesday, 22 June 2010



Monday, 17 May 2010

RIP Ronnie James Dio 1942-2010

Gutted, absolutely gutted. Condolences to Wendy and family. We are as one through this terrible news.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Disturbing Satantic Overtones


Pure Viking Metal

Watering This Best Night of My Life

In 2001 I bought my girlfriend at the time tickets to see a then up and coming Queens of The Stone Age. Around this time my interest in stoner rock and snippets of doom was taking off. Bands I had on mix cd's were Fu Manchu, Place of Skulls, Sleep, Toadliquor etc etc and Goatsnake. My girlfriend took the tickets and her friend, much to my dismay but they were a gift.

We meet up post gig with her raving about QOTSA. She also mentioned some "shitty band" called Goatsomething. Of course this had no affect on me due to being a newcomer to the genre. Years later I have been kicking myself that I didn't demand her to take me, I would have seen one of my all time favorite bands in the flesh.

So when Toby told me about Roadburn and GOATSNAKE my pants were well and truly shat.

The night came, the night went and I have never pumped my fist, banged my head and sang every, single lyric to a band before.

Best night ever.

Is Chicken Morbit?

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Thee Bruford Attila

So my time has been taken up by this massive tinker.
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His hobbies are listening to Enslaved, shitting on my carpet and shagging my arm.

Massive don.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

How To Blow My Mind

I have seen this footage on Progressive music documentaries over the years but it's finally been released on the 2009 reissue of Red.

Absolutely one of the best songs ever written on one of the best albums ever made.

Horrible Basterds

The Day Michael Bay Went To Bollywood

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

It's All Your Fault.........

Heavy Weather

After every storm comes a period where light shines through, the mist clears and the rain stops. As of the 8th February 2010 The Freezing Fog has settled and vanished into the crypts of time. The journey has been a long and wonderful one, we have shared the stage with some of the best British and American underground bands around, recorded with some of the best producers and met many, many amazing people who will remain good friends.

We hope you remember us fondly as a band that cared about pleasing the listener and enjoyed doing so.

Our love to all that supported and helped us along the way.

For the last ever time.

Fog Bless x