|World Goth Day|
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|Wrought Iron 2 - Return of the Wookies|
This event happened about eight years ago. We found this review in our archives. We didn’t publish at the time because, well, we forgot. So for those who remember this night, enjoy the nostalgia!
A Day of Chunder
|ROCK THE RIVER 2011 REVIEW|
It’s now a full 15 days since the Hogs struck midnight on the Main Stage at Rock the River 2011 in a thundering mash-up of their best tunes from their illustrious decade or so in the business.
|The Roller Derby scene in Durban|
WE CAN DO IT!
|Rocking the daisies: Play Hard, Tread Lightly|
It was way after we had missed the turn-off and ridden back, past the cyclists we had hooted at almost an hour before, that I realized something was amiss.
|Horrorfest returns for more blood, violence and gore, oh my!|
Halloween is nearly upon us and you know what that means; the ghouls and ghosts are about to come out of the closet. It also means that horror movie aficionados are in their element as Horrorfest comes to town.
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|There Are No Heroes|
Students on the Verge in Cape Town
|Metal 4 Africa Winterfest 2011|
If you read through this entire article, you will in fact be rewarded with some hot tit photography...
|4th Annual X Fest - Cult Film Festival|
Warm up your vocal cords for some blood curdling screaming at the X Fest Film Festival
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|WORLD GOTH DAY AT VOOM VOOM|
THE DAY THE GOTHS RULED THE WORLD
|Review: Blue Valentine|
We’re Damaged people
|Mind Assault Metal Rites Review & Competition|
This is a kick ass EP. Probably the best local extreme metal I have heard.
Stop telling your friends to watch Zeitgeist and What the Bleep Do We Know.
|The Flamjangled Tea Party and some things that happen in Cape Town Here and There|
I love you guys, but seriously, fuck you.
|Asymmetrical Delusions: The art of Peter Mammes|
I stop by the studio of literally-hungry young artist, Peter Mammes, for a little conversation and a lot of red wine.
Ramfest-Visual Feastival in Durban
I came, I RAMmed, I went home and watched television.
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|Remembering RAMfest - Part 2|
I stayed there. I even left late.
|Remembering RAMfest - Part 1|
I remember. Probably even better than Dorothy.
|We asked Alkaline Trio and Funeral for a Friend Some Questions. To their FACES.|
We got invited to a press conference. These guys were there.
Take 1x nerd, dissolve in a room full of stilettoed women. For charity, of course.
Dancing the Dark side.
|RAMMSTEIN live in SA|
Rammstein. Rammstien! RAMMSTIEN! Sex ist eine schlacht Liebbe ist Krieg and a bunch of other words I don’t understand.
|Crush(ed) with Eyeliner|
I hang with the Doors crowd like the alt-poser I am, and feel right at home among the wannabe rockers.
|Up The Creek|
Sex dolls as flotation devices. Also, some bands.
|The Third Annual Southern Ink Xposure|
We like tattoos and people that have ’em! Do you?
|RAMfest goes large in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg|
This year marks the fifth RAMfest and it promises to bigger and better than ever.
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|Get your Ink on: Cape Town hosts its 3rd annual International Tattoo Convention|
From 28 – 30 January the Pavilion Conference Centre at the V&A Waterfront will host the 3rd annual Cape Town International Tattoo Convention. Tattoo convention fundis will notice that it is no longer at the CTICC; this is because Southern Ink Xposure (SIX) – the people behind the scenes – decided that tattoo lovers need a more intimate atmosphere to meet some of the greatest tattoo artists in the world.
|Review: The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s nest|
The real Dragon behind the smoke screen
|Rock the River New Years Eve 2010|
Well, not having attended last year’s Rock The River 2009 New Years Eve Festival at the Breede River, we had few expectations of the 2010 sequel at the Berg River.
|China Miéville writes urban fantasy just the way you like it|
What does one say about a fantasy author who once called JRR Tolkien “the wen on the arse of fantasy literature”? Well, after one has looked up wen in the dictionary (a benign encysted tumor of the skin, esp. on the scalp, containing sebaceous matter; a sebaceous cyst – dictionary.com), one calls said author a genius.
|Review: The Girl who played with fire|
Pain Darker than Black
|Art Pereira’s Farewell Mash-up Gig, Mercury 1/12/2010|
You know Art Pereira. Even if you don’t know that you know him.
|SYNERGY LIVE 26-28Nov 2010|
*Great Weekend, Great Vibe, Great Style and Great Apes!*
|Dan Patlansky at the Cape Farmhouse Restaurant, Red Hill|
|Natasha Meister at The Red Herring, Noordhoek|
Not Just a Pretty Face
|Alternative Design 128 Long Str|
Its 5am, 1998 and the Turtle is closing. Soonish... finish your beer.
|The Crazies: Reviewed|
Ah, the American dream…Ogden Marsh, the idyllic and undisturbed town where kids still ride their bicycles, farmers grow crop in harvesting season, and the community gather to watch their teams play baseball. Undisturbed until the dream sours.
|Medal of Honor: Tier 1 - Reviewed|
For those of you who haven’t played it before, Medal of Honor was one of the games that set the benchmark for military based first person shooters
|KORN - III: Remember Who You Are - Reviewed|
And then there were four, and then there were three... oh wait, now it’s back to four
|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Reviewed|
Everyone has secrets
A night out of reality and into the realm of the free spirited at Burn Nightclub’s Halloween party.
|Zombies on the Grass, Alas|
So on October 31, this past Halloween Sunday, Cape Town became infested with zombies. Well, cooler than that - people who had all pre-agreed and promised on the Internet to DRESS UP and PRETEND to be zombies and mingle in public. And stay in character.
|The Wild Eyes - Interviewed|
The Wild Eyes get down to some important questions about Zoo Biscuits
|Paul Blom - Interviewed|
We chat to the Queen Alien birthmother of the Horrorfest. Not that Paul is a queen. Or a mother.
Parable of Anti-Harmony= Discordance
|Stone Sour - Reviewed|
Never before has Stone Sour been so far removed from the “other” band than on this album.
|Black Country Communion|
The album that deep purple should be making.
|Rocking The Daisies - Reviewed|
I’ve arrived at the Darling Wine estate with my friend Megan, and it’s both of our first times
|Joy Division and "Control"|
The Ian Curtis biopic and the powerful music of Joy Division
|Time of Grace|
Nils discovers Times of Grace.
|Is Metal Music dying?|
Nils Oberg asks the question.
|The New Zealand Cover Girls in Cape Town|
About a month ago, Facebook and other such sites were aflutter with the news of an impending Kiwi invasion. We were warned that we would never be able to resist this particular form of assault.. And boy were we unprepared.
|The Weekend Warriors: Canadian band that is actually REAL PEOPLE!|
So itâ€™s a Wednesday night and I had an invite from Wadda, you remember, to come through and listen to something unique to our little Republic of Cape Town.
|Them Tornadoes at Speedway Cafe 105 - 12 September|
A quasi-informative, largely unhinged spiel about psychobilly, angry ramblin’s, and a review of Them Tornadoes.
|CELLUDROID Sci-Fi / Anime / Fantasy Film Festival|
When good things happen to quiet people and why you should be excited
|GODDESS SHIVA – Goddess Shiva|
Goddess Shiva features some excellent guitar work backed by Matt Sinner’s trade mark voice
|3 LEGGED DOGG - Frozen Summer|
When a few elite musicians, originating from some of Metal’s finest acts decide to come together
|KIKO LOUREIRO - No Gravity|
Kiko Loureiro is considered one of the most talented musicians
|COME TASTE THE BAND VOL.5 - SCORPIONS Part III|
A Crazy World
|COME TASTE THE BAND VOL.5 - SCORPIONS Part II|
Scorpions conquor North America
|COME TASTE THE BAND VOL.5 - SCORPIONS Part I|
|Scar Symmetrys Pitch Black Progress|
You know, Swedes are very unique people, their greatest gift being the
|Glass Casket CD|
Complete Caption & Win
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|Glass Casket: We are gathered here today.|
Now before I go and give details about this band and its music, let me just tell you something about me first!
|Speed metal theory and practice with Lamb of God.|
Is the new Wrath album too ’textbook’?
|Underworld Crimson Kiss|
This is probably the most drunk I’ve ever written. Thank spelling for Godcheck.
|The Purple Turtle’s Re-Launch|
Finally allowed inside the adult video store.
|Polyamory, My Story|
Polyamory, the possibility of being in romantically loving (Eros) relationships with more than one person at any given time.
|Legendary Purple Turtle relaunches|
The legendary Purple Turtle is back in serious action
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|South African Horrorfest Film Festival|
A week of horror on the big scream!
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|South Africa’s First SciFi / Fantasy / Anime Film Festival|
Flamedrop will be hosting a Film Festival at The Labia on Kloof Street!
|C E L L U D R O I D Film Festival|
Continuing its tradition of creating innovative and exciting events never before attempted in South Africa, CELLUDROID is the latest Flamedrop & Shadow Realm film festival, setting out to pull together (for the very first time) a range of Science-Fiction, Anime and Fantasy movies. Classic and new movies have been sought and packed into one explosive weekend across 28-30 August.
|80’s for the hell of it|
Dorothy & Toto go 80’s for the hell of it, and other adventures.
|Symphonic Schizophrenia Video Online|
The promo clip for Symphonic Schizophrenia, the third band to go through to the semi-finals, has been uploaded to the Eye of Metal group.
|[adult swim] and Metalocalypse|
My top 5 [adult swim] shows with info on Metalocalypse and more!
|Ministry of Lost Souls, Symphonic Schizophrenia, Strident - 15 August|
What happens when you mix Crackle Pops and Coke?
|School of Heavy Metal 7 August 2009|
R.O.A.R. & Mordor
|Odian and Marching Dead at Eye of Horus|
Between buyin’ beers and judging others, we take some time to review Odian and Marching Dead rock out with their proverbial farm animals out at Eye of Horus.
|Metal Hamsters run wild|
Metal show at ROAR featuring 6 heavy bands
|Contrast The Water vocalist hospitilised after attack and robbery|
It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Barry Drewett, front man and vocalist for Contrast The Water, was brutally attacked and robbed on Monday 13 July 2009.
|Faith No More Tribute Show - We Care Alot|
We pick at Artur Pereira’s brain about the gentle art of making tribute shows .
|Terminatryx/Nosferatu live movie soundtrack performance & DVD launch|
FLAMEDROP PRODUCTIONS and the South African HORRORFEST present: the NOSFERATU live soundtrack performance at OPPI KOPPI (7-9 August).
|South African horrorfest film festival 2009|
Since its humble beginnings by a dedicated group of individuals adamant to create a festival of Horror on South African soil (and not deterred by the rare sponsorship backing options), the S.A. HORRORFEST has grown systematically and from strength-to-strength.
Hello peeps. Here we are asking some questions to Mr. Hatemonger himself, Bryan Viljoen. Firstly for those of you old enough to remember, I’d like to state that he has no affiliation to the former SADF general sharing the same surname (I think).
|Mind Assault DVD Review - F*# voort en Suip baie|
Imagine a kaalkop slapping the naked ass of a “flapping” flashing sexually disturbed metal-head whilst an un-expecting of the circumstances around him beer bonging drunkard is trying to swallow. Not an unusual scene from the boys of Mind Assault and friends.
|The Onion dot Com|
Phil wastes time at work browsing The Onion - here are his thoughts.
|New on the Shelves|
Shred Connoisseur, Clayton Arendse, highlights whats new on the CD shelves.
|Slayer - Christ Illusion|
Everybody knows what to expect from a Slayer album: energy, aggression, speed and a violent view of realty. Despite this predictability, or perhaps because of it, Slayer play this kind of music better than anyone I’ve ever heard.
|Candlemass - King of Grey Islands|
Here we are in 2007 with a new CANDLEMASS album after 2 years have passed since the previous one. Already.
|Paradise Lost - In Requiem|
GOOD: beautiful, simplicity, packaging, songwriting BAD: similarity, longevity factor
Save the deviousness of art - save the world!
|The Musical Other|
Ameer expresses his views on the coloured rock band member and their role in a predominantly white scene.
|Alice Cooper & Iggy Pop to appear in vampire film|
Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, and Iggy Pop team up in the forthcoming indie vampire flick ‘Suck’, alongside Malcolm McDowell (Halloween) and Jessica Pare.
|Obituary – Prelude single to be released|
Before the new album release in late August (probably a bit later in SA) this year, Fans (or non fans for that matter) will be privy to the bands advance single: “Evil Ways”.
|Led Zepplin – Rock Gods got something up their sleeves|
The founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun died tragically late last year after being in a long coma that was the result of a nasty fall at a Rolling Stones shindig.
|Opeth guitarist packs it in|
After a lengthy letter, detailing the sob story of guitarist Peter Lindgren, addressed to his band mates and fans, the 16 year Opeth guitarist has resigned his post for good.
|Ministry’s latest and final album|
Ministry are to release their final studio album, “The Last Sucker” (note their signature biblical reference) in mid September this year.
|Metal 4 Africa - Klein Libertas Theatre|
A gonzo account of a debauched haze of suedo hatred and lust.
Strange occurances are reported to have uh ... well occured. Ainz reports.
|Rock the Bay (2005)|
An excursion by Phil and crew, with real celebrities an’ all!
|Roberson Rocks (2005)|
3 Alteye members participate in the deflowering of the sleepy town of Robertson.
|Arch Enemy live at the Cardiff Coal Exchange|
Supported by: Throwdown, Strapping Young Lad
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
Is seeing the kids get older and strangely hotter worth the time it takes to watch it?
A deeply disturbing horror experience, or maybe just another gory yawn fest - find out what Oscar thought.
From a man who wrote his thesis on Buffy, this rant is just a little food for thought.
|Acid Alex - by Al Lovejoy|
Hailed as the greatest intrinsically South African piece of literary work this decade;Acid Alex will have you laughing, cringing, and crying all in the space of one super smooth chapter.
We managed to track down artist and Reiko creator Vincent Grisanti who graciously answered a couple of our questions.
“A game that should be enjoyed by all ” - Michael Cane, PROFFESSOR OF TITOLOGY
Fred pokes a spoon into the cranial cavity of a member of Swedish stoner rock slash doom metal (or not) band Witchcraft, and serves you a generous scooping.
|Mind Assault Interview|
After a long and tormenting drive along Baden Powel Drive, Alternative Eye’s two less than capable journalists - Ainz and Ant - went to visit Mind Assault at their Strand computer-shop / jam room for some beers, an interview and a private lap dance.
|Mind Assault: Social Engineering|
Until now I have only ever seen Mind Assault as a live band, never been able to compare their gigs to studio work, and have never been disappointed...
Also known as urban running - an innovative lesson in the art of movement. Check out our exclusive interview with two of SA’s most pro active supporters of the sport.
Our philosophy guru makes another appearance. ’T’ shows us that less can definitely be more. It’ll take only a minute of your time but will leave you pondering for ages.
|Leader of the Free World’s website of the week*|
Greetings citizens of the world! I should apologise for not writing sooner, but that’s not my style, so I won’t.
There’s something cathartically profound in the absolute desecration of one’s physical body and surroundings in order to feed the mental hunger to complete a superior book. Authors experience it all through the birthing process, the missed meals and showers culminating in a truly horrific picture of a human being.
Neverwhere is a general must read, yet it is even more prominently so if you have ever lived in or visited London . The story subverts the dreary grey and green that is London into the darkest shade of black and bloody splattered red that is Gaiman’s underworld.
|The Sandman Series|
The Sandman was an industry redefining graphic novel series, created in ’89 it ran through the 90’s -era of grunge, cybersex and Jay and Silent Bob.
|The Wolves in the Walls|
I know most of our readers will have absolutely no intention of browsing the kiddie’s picture book shelves at their closest Exclusive Books; you would, however, be surprised at the macabre and depraved things children find amusing. I would think Roald Dahl would be the point and case.
|A Very Long Engagement|
I should have known by the title that this would be a long movie. Sometimes that most obvious things are right in front of your face but choose to ignore them because you so badly want to like a movie. A Very Long Engagement is not a bad movie, its just that its too long...waaaay too long.
|The Sea Inside|
It must be really difficult to make a movie about euthanasia without making it really depressing. Before watching this movie I read reviews that said it was an uplifting movie, I’m not sure that I agree.
Let me start off stating that I admire Darren Aranofsky’s work. I think he is one of the best directors working today. The problem is that he has only made two movies so far and must still prove his longevity. His track record is admirable and the quality of his movies increase each time. Pi was is first major feature and is an astounding piece of work, though not perfect.
|MITSOO - WHO?|
Due to my ever growing intrigue towards babes and machinery, I quickly signed myself and photographer Ainz up for a night of canned black labels and something poles apart.
|Hoer and Remoer rock Woodstock 7 with their cocks out.|
Two Cape Tonian metal head hillbillies - Hoer & Remoer - found themselves on drunken binge at Woodstock 7. Here are their findings.
|Joss Whedon’s Fray|
As a long time fan of the Buffy and Angel series I waited a hell of a long time to get my hands on this.
|Leader of the Free World: Stunt Kid|
Howdy folks, thanks for joining me on this, my first expl’ration into web journalism. You may ask how I find the time to build an ’ppreciation for the ininnet, with my busy schedule, fighting trrrrism and dodging criticism. Well. truth be told I sometimes goof off at work and do a bit of the web surfing.
Imagine chomping away at a delicious bowl of fast-food from a well known fast-food chain, and suddenly biting into something a little more ’meaty’ than your meal should contain. On closer inspection you realise this ’meaty’ object is sporting a fingernail. How bout munching on some spectacularly fried chicken nuggets and discovering a nugget that looks suspiciously similar to a nugetised chicken head.
|Superheroes can suck my cock!|
When will the madness stop?! I thought that Catwoman would have made the rest of Hollywood a little bit more cautious when it comes to superhero movies. It seems that every week there is a new superhero movie showing. Soon there will be no more good superheroes left and will get the lesser known heroes like Cattleman and Cleaning Lady! Oh the pain...
|BLOOD MOON: The Wedding of Kurt and Maree|
August celebrated the marriage of two of Cape Town Alternative scenes most charming creatures and proud supporters, Kurt and Maree, with an eccentric wedding at Oude Molen Village. Fair enough; there were rings, an alter, and an isle or sorts. But throw in some leather. Slit and drip in an ounce of metal. Cast a little spell. And you have Blood Moon: spelt in a similar vein to Shock Therapy, but less of a theme party - and more of a dark affair.
|Andy - a breath of fresh air|
People can say what they like, but the renaissance of Cape Town ’s alternative music scene would not have been possible without one bald headed, rug-sack bearing freak in particular: Andy Hawes of Parow. He’s 32; he lives with his parents; he has a game boy advanced; but make no mistake, he’s our very own William Wallace.
|Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events|
I just didn’t get it. Maybe I fell asleep or maybe I’m just not intellectual enough (note my sarcasm) but there just doesn’t seem to be much to this movie. Sure it looks pretty, there is some good acting (from Meryl Streep as usual) but that is where it ends. The title should rather have been a ’series of random events.
|Eminem: In My Skin|
This kind of sat at the bottom of my pile until I had absolutely no choice but to crack its spine and examine the universe of bitches, 9mm’s and righteous anger barely contained between its covers.
From the writer of the magnificent wit’ch quintet comes the equally gripping new series Shadowfall. Tylar de Noche was a shadow knight before his disgrace, and now he haunts disreputable places as a mere crippled shadow of his former self.
This weeks featured artist is Seth from Blouberg, with his awesome sci-fi works.
|Red Hot Warning?|
Ant gives us a snippet into chili loving, the backwards hangover, and crazy mexicans...
Jo gives us the darker side of Dan Brown, the evolution of the book page, and whats to come.
|God of Philosophy|
Troy, our resident philosopher, gives us insight into the God problem...
|The Cinematic Ramblings of Oscar Greenwald|
The Most Honest Reviewer You Will Ever Know...No Really!
In the sequel to the ear shattering terror and shock rocking adventures of the first Worcester Bus, Alteye’s two less than capable journalists - Ainz and Ant- were there to record the events of that fateful night.
|The Diary of Ayns: Worcester Bus 1|
A diary of a man who felt the twisted terror of the first Mind Assault bus...