Your No. 1 Source For Extreme And Atmospheric Music And Film.

Posts tagged "Dario Argento"
Cadaveria / Necrodeath – Mondoscuro (Black Tears)

Cadaveria / Necrodeath – Mondoscuro (Black Tears)

Cadaveria (herself) and Flegias of Necrodeath have worked together since the early 90’s when they were involved in cult Italian act Opera IX. They both left that band in 2001 stripping it of most of its identity in the process. Cadaveria started up with her.. Read More
The Bloodstained Butterfly – Duccio Tessari (Arrow)

The Bloodstained Butterfly – Duccio Tessari (Arrow)

There’s little danger of running out of giallo film for release in this country such was the huge proliferation of them to flood Italy after the massive success of Dario Argento’s directorial full length feature The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970). Although the most.. Read More
The Neon Demon - Nicolas Winding Refn (Icon)

The Neon Demon – Nicolas Winding Refn (Icon)

Danish director Winding Refn started off on the very mean streets of his home country with the ‘Pusher’ trilogy and ‘Bleeder’. Making Copenhagen into a Copenhell these violent and gritty thrillers were not without a sense of humour and pitted a body strewn tableaux of.. Read More
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies – Burr Steers (Lionsgate)

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies – Burr Steers (Lionsgate)

In 2009 author Seth Grahame-Smith had the rather clever idea along with publisher Quirk Books of penning with (ahem) ghost writer Jane Austen a mashup of her literary famed 1813 novel and reanimating it by adding the living dead to the plot. Naturally I was keen.. Read More
Interview – Arcana 13

Interview – Arcana 13

Italian doomsters Arcana 13 have just released their debut album ‘Danza Macabra’ through Aural Music, and it’s a glorious celebration of groovy, heavy riffs and a love of classic Italian horror flicks. I caught up with drummer Luigi Taroni to get the full, gory story... Read More
Arcana 13 – Danza Macabra (Aural Music)

Arcana 13 – Danza Macabra (Aural Music)

Now, how could I not pick this one for review…! An album entirely based on, and influenced by, classic Italian horror and giallo films of the 60’s and 70’s. Arcana 13 clearly love their Bava, Fulci and Argento, and have lovingly presented us with their.. Read More
Deep Red – Dario Argento (Arrow)

Deep Red – Dario Argento (Arrow)

The last time I had the pleasure of watching Deep Red was just under a year ago at The Barbican with Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin providing a live soundtrack to the film http://tinyurl.com/mvja6zc You are never going to quite create an experience like that at home... Read More
Contamination – Luigi Cozzi (Arrow)

Contamination – Luigi Cozzi (Arrow)

Although never prosecuted, Contamination made in 1980 by Luigi Cozzi comes from the golden era of Italian splatter movies ending up embroiled amidst the video nasty furore. Showing what a dogs arse the whole panic was it had no real problems in later years flying.. Read More
Goblin Rebirth – S/T (Relapse)

Goblin Rebirth – S/T (Relapse)

The band that started life as Oliver, morphed into Cherry Five and then finally Goblin in the mid 70’s have certainly been through a confusing conundrum of stages and splinter groups since they fragmented in the early 80’s. The band who rode on the coattails.. Read More
Blood And Black Lace – Mario Bava (Arrow)

Blood And Black Lace – Mario Bava (Arrow)

The vaults of Mario Bava are certainly deep and contain plenty of obsidian treasure. Thankfully Arrow keep on digging and plundering more riches from them and with Blood And Black Lace we travel right back to 1964. This was made after his seminal ghostly 1963.. Read More
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Perform Profondo Rosso – London Barbican 21/2/15

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Perform Profondo Rosso – London Barbican 21/2/15

Well this place is certainly not one of our normal dives for going to see bands. That’s not just what we are doing tonight here either as we will be watching a film too. 50 Shades Of Grey is showing within the sprawling Barbican complex.. Read More
The Girl Who Knew Too Much – Mario Bava (Arrow)

The Girl Who Knew Too Much – Mario Bava (Arrow)

Considered to be the first true Giallo thriller committed to celluloid and cheekily swiping its name from Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much this was a 1963 black and white film from Italian auteur Mario Bava and one that paved the way for countless.. Read More