• LYRICAL LOITERINGS OF A LISTENER - I love a song with attitude. Sometimes the metaphoric, the symbolic and the descriptive just don’t cut it. Papa Roach’s <em>Between Angels And Insects</em> oozes ball-breaking Attitude...

    The infestation of obsession and possession

    LYRICAL LOITERINGS OF A LISTENER - I love a song with attitude. Sometimes the metaphoric, the symbolic and the descriptive just don’t cut it. Papa Roach’s Between Angels And Insects oozes ball-breaking Attitude...

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  • LYRICAL LOITERINGS OF A LISTENER - <em>The Curse</em> has been called an “Anne Rice vampire novel put to words”, which automatically brings to the fore every uninspired vampire cliché that has been used and abused...

    The Curse: A Vampire’s Gift

    LYRICAL LOITERINGS OF A LISTENER - The Curse has been called an “Anne Rice vampire novel put to words”, which automatically brings to the fore every uninspired vampire cliché that has been used and abused...

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  • LYRICAL LOITERINGS OF A LISTENER - Tuomas Holopainen, the driving force behind power metal phenomenon Nightwish, is as elusive about his lyrics as he is about his genius...

    The dark thoughts of Tuomas Holopainen

    LYRICAL LOITERINGS OF A LISTENER - Tuomas Holopainen, the driving force behind power metal phenomenon Nightwish, is as elusive about his lyrics as he is about his genius...

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  • It all began with Vlad the Impaler and Stoker – Bram Stoker that is. Vlad came first. He was also known as Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia...

    Blood, Sex and Vampires

    It all began with Vlad the Impaler and Stoker – Bram Stoker that is. Vlad came first. He was also known as Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia...

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  • My paternal grandmother died a week after my baby girl was born. As a new existence replaced an old one, the circle of life was never more vivid to me...

    On the road to grandmother’s

    My paternal grandmother died a week after my baby girl was born. As a new existence replaced an old one, the circle of life was never more vivid to me...

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  • Peter Steele died. Not many people will care – “Everything Dies”, as the esteemed muso said. But those who appreciate the talent and artistry enveloped in Type O Negative will shed a sad moment.

    RIP Peter Steele

    Peter Steele died. Not many people will care – “Everything Dies”, as the esteemed muso said. But those who appreciate the talent and artistry enveloped in Type O Negative will shed a sad moment.

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  • TV REVIEW: <e>Glee</e> - Today, two of my favourite things met up, had a chat and raised the roof. No doubt ‘WTF?’ is scrolling through your head at this very moment so I will rid you of the expletive. Spotify has hooked up with Glee and now my life is complete.

    Out of the Closet

    TV REVIEW: Glee - Today, two of my favourite things met up, had a chat and raised the roof. No doubt ‘WTF?’ is scrolling through your head at this very moment so I will rid you of the expletive. Spotify has hooked up with Glee and now my life is complete.

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  • ALBUM REVIEW - Deftones, characteristically, requires more than one listen to realise the full impact of any album produced by the band. Music and lyrics are multi-faceted, the depth of which is uncovered only after some pretty intense consideration and contemplation.

    Deftones: Diamond Eyes

    ALBUM REVIEW - Deftones, characteristically, requires more than one listen to realise the full impact of any album produced by the band. Music and lyrics are multi-faceted, the depth of which is uncovered only after some pretty intense consideration and contemplation.

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  • RATM steals the glory! Guardian.co.uk reports that Killing In The Name has won the battle for Christmas top spot on the basis of downloads only. It sold about 500,000 copies...

    Rage Against the Machine claims the No 1 Christmas spot

    RATM steals the glory! Guardian.co.uk reports that Killing In The Name has won the battle for Christmas top spot on the basis of downloads only. It sold about 500,000 copies...

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  • The X Factor winner has been announced and Joe McElderry is likely to follow the trend of the last few years by achieving the No 1 single this Christmas. Or not...

    Rage Against the Machine vs Simon Cowell

    The X Factor winner has been announced and Joe McElderry is likely to follow the trend of the last few years by achieving the No 1 single this Christmas. Or not...

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