Well, they did it again.
“They would stand in front of great maps, wave their arms in mysterious ways and conjure up misery and delight in equal measure.”
“They were sorcerers.”
“Or big fibbers. Nobody ever really worked it out.”
The Doctor and Leela break up an unusual hunting expedition. Did you know there were Zygons involved?
“No. We did not know that.”
“But it all sounds very impressive. Bravo.” (breaks into brief round of solo applause)
Big Finish, Blake's 7, Blakes 7 the Liberator Chronicles, Blakes Seven, Cally, David Warner, Del Grant, Del Tarrant, Jan Chappell, Kerr Avon, Lisa Bowerman, Michael Pacey, Paul Darrow, third eye cinema podcast, Tom Chadbon, Vila
Blakes takes a bit of an odd detour, giving center stage to a character who appeared in a single episode of the teleseries.
Adrenaline Rush, Amberian Dawn, Capri, Chelsea Knaack, glam metal, gothic metal, Heliosaga, Jordan Ames, Magic Forest, Paivi VIrkkunen, Peaches, symphonic metal, Tave Wanning, third eye cinema podcast, Towers in the Distance
Next time on Third Eye Cinema: it’s Ladies’ Night, with a triumvirate of female fronted metal!
A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon, AFM records, Albez Duz - The Coming of Mictlan, Ascended Dead - Arcane Malevolence, Autumn's Dawn - Gone, Black Twilight Circle - TLILTIC TLAPOYAUAK, Blood Harvest, Destruktor / Throneum - A Prophecy of Nihilism, Eisenwald, Emil Bulls - Sacrifice To Venus, Energumen (Switzerland) - Void Spiritualism, Forever Plagued, Frontiers records, Funereus (Mexico) - Return of the Old Goat, Ghoulgotha - Prophetic Oration of Self, Heliosaga - Towers In The Distance, hell's headbangers, Invictus Productions, iron bonehead, Kissin' Dynamite - Megalomania, Kurnugia - Tribulations of the Abyss, Mad Neptune Records, Matyrvore - Malevolent Desolation, Mortuus (Sweden) - Grape of the Vine, Obscure Burial - Epiphany, Reverorum ib Malacht - De Mysteriis Dom Christii, State of Salazar - All the Way, Stryvigor - Forgotten by Ages, Svarga Music, The Ajna Offensive, third eye cinema podcast
Damn, it’s cold for mid-August.
With temps running as low as the mid 60’s for several summers in a row and hurricanes starting a month or more earlier than usual, holidays with nary a hint of snow for the better part of a decade or so and blazing summer heat arriving as early as mid-April, you really get the sense that it’s time to rework the calendar for the first time since, oh, 1582.
Seriously. To line up with reality and historical expectations, we should change it so that Winter and the associated holidays start in January or February and Summer kicks off in April or May and ends in July to match up with season-appropriate, yearly recurring weather patterns. Noooo, there’s no such thing as global warming…
So apropos of the apparent untimely shift in seasons, we’re kicking off our End of Summer reviews a bit earlier than usual, filled with a rather un-Summerlike wave of black and death metal coldness (with a touch of gothic symphonic, power and traditional AOR and glam to round things out nicely).
So zip up your Hallowe’en appropriate parkas and hoodies, and let’s dive in, shall we?
Bob Chinn, Candida Royalle, Carlos Tobalina, Cathouse Fever, Chris Warfield, Don Fernando, Dorothy LeMay, Fantasy World, Georgina Speivin, Herschel Savage, I am Always Ready, Jade Wong, Jesie St. James, John Holmes, Jon Martin, Kitty Shayne, Laura Lazare, Lauren Dominique, Michael Morrison, Mike Horner, Nina Fause, Paul Thomas, Purely Physical, Rhonda Jo Petty, Sharon Kane, The Ultimate Pleasure, third eye cinema podcast, Tropic of Desire, vinegar syndrome
It’s yet another unusual August where the expected oppressive heat and humidity are nowhere to be found, in favor of a cool, September style briskness.
Similarly, Vinegar Syndrome delivers a rather mixed bag of pristine prints of quite variable in value offerings from the height of hardcore’s moment in the mainstream – cool where they should be hot, more curious than carnal. Three are actually pretty decent views…the other three, utter wastes of celluloid. Let’s take a look, shall we?
ABSYMAL LORD - Storms of Unholy Black Mass, Adrenaline Rush, ALESTORM - Sunset On The Golden Age, Bölzer - Soma, Blood Harvest, Cemetery Fog - Towards the Gates, CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY - Future Decay, Diabolical Messiah - Satan Tottendemon Victory!!!, Dysangelium - Leviaxxis, Ektro, EMBALMER (US) - There Was Blood Everywhere, Empire Auriga - Ascending the Solar Throne, Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides, FORCE OF DARKNESS - Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness, Frontiers records, Gnosis of the Witch - Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar, hell's headbangers, Invictus Productions, iron bonehead, John Garcia, Khtoniik Cerviiks - Heptaedrone, MIDNIGHT - No Mercy for Mayhem, Moribund records, MUTILATED VETERANS - Necro Crust Warhead, Napalm Records, Principality of Hell - Fire & Brimstone, Prophecy productions, Provocator - Antikristus, Shaved Women - Just Death, third eye cinema podcast, Vardan - Enjoy of Deep Sadness, W.T.C. Productions, X-Drive - Get Your Rock On, שְׁאוֹל (Sheol - UK) / For Split
Well, here we are again, and while the sheer number of upcoming releases dropping into my virtual mail slot has certainly increased dramatically over last month’s tumbleweed-infested ghost town dearth thereof, a good number of them are slated to street in September…which means another month of arid temperatures and balmy breezes for the rest of us.
So sit back, pour yourself a lemon shandy and listen to those far off strains of harmonica…or is that the wind whistling through the trees? as we take on yet another rather slight batch of recent releases…