Album Review: Angel Witch - "As Above, So Below"

A new Angel Witch album? What? This is still happening?

The answer to all of those questions is an unequivocal "yes." Angel Witch is back, still with lead singer and songwriter Kevin Heybourne parlaying his thirst for traditional British heavy metal into an album that introduces the purest form of that genre to a whole new generation. Of course, he's not leaving any of the old faithful (and they are out there,) behind; those who clapped and called along with the memorable chorus "You're, an, angel witch! You're an angel witch!" can feel safe donning their sleeveless denim vest again.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday, March 21st, 2011

I have no idea how I got by before I discovered the Trenta iced coffee at Starbucks. I've been downing at least 1 a day for the past week. Yesterday I had two of the 31oz drinks and discovered the meaning of life. Of course I then blacked out from caffeine overload and when I came to forget the meaning of life. but still, it was pretty awesome.

In all honestly I don't understand the concept of BBC America. It's the BBC... but it's in America? Doesn't BBC mean British Broadcast.... something with a C? How can it be in America then!? And why do they drink so much tea when coffee is so awesome? Let's forget about this for a second though and talk about "Ripper Street", a new show being made for the channel set in 1889 during the fallout from the Jack The Ripper murders. I bet they're going to drink a ton of tea on the show.

Little known fact, "True Blood" is one of the worst shows on TV right now. Well it's not on RIGHT NOW, but you get what I mean. Well I guess it could be on right now. Repeats or something. And I don't even know how to factor in On demand. Really the point here is Season 5 doesn't start for a while and Camilla Luddington, who you might know from "Californication" has just signed on to play a fairy on the show. On the plus side there's a 95% chance she's going to get topless on the next season because she already did on "Californication" and there's really no reason not to after you've done it once.

I did not see this one coming. Eddie Izzard has been cast in the role of Grandpa Munster in the upcoming reboot of the classic TV show "The Munsters", re-titled "Mockingbird Lane" if you're wondering. Seriously I didn't see it coming. I know I'm sarcastic a lot so I think I might not be getting my point across. I did not see this coming. 100% honest. 'Eff you for judging me.

Let's start with something fun. "The Grey" has been given the all systems go for a DVD and Blu-Ray release on MAY 22nd. There's going to be commentary, deleted scenes and god willing some interviews with actual wolves.

In Real People News: 

Normally I find the items I toss into this second spot of the news to be pretty upsetting but honestly the only thing upsetting about this woman who beat her son because of his stupid sagging pants is that she's in trouble for it. She should be given a medal. Banks should be closed in her honor today. We should have a parade.

Troy New York, the birthplace of Uncle Sam, filming sights of movies like "Scent Of A Woman" and "Gangs of New York" and now home to this guy who set up a video camera in the women's locker room at a local college. Home town hero!

Comin' Straight Outta Maldives! Some Words with Nothnegal

It's not every day that you get the chance to sit down and candidly talk about music, movies and culture with a man literally halfway around the world. Fresh off the release of "Decadence," vocalist/guitarist Fufu of Nothnegal took some time out to talk with me about all of those things.
M DREW: How high are your expectations for “Decadence?” What do you hope or expect this does for your career?
FUFU: Since it's our first full length album ever, we don't expect all that much. What we're looking for is a good criticism to base the foundation for our new material for the future. We hope that people listen to the album and recognize our music.

Cattle Decapitation Put Out the Greatest Pre-Order Set Of All Time

It's perfectly acceptable to be afraid of the band Cattle Decapitation. For starters, their name is Cattle Decapitation. That's probably all you need. But sweet sassy molassy if they haven't come up with one of the coolest pre-order packages for their new album "Monolith Of Inhumanity" I've ever seen. Due out May 8th, 2012, the band has teamed up for artist Tom Bunk, the guy behind some of the best Garbage Pail Kids cards, to create a Cattle Pail Kids set. for just 80 bucks you get 4 t-shirts, a custom set of cards, a tiny little trash can, a signed poster and oh yeah the album.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday, March 20th, 2011

I was at work until 1am last night and back up at 7 to come back in. I'm so tired. Here's the news.

"Beautiful Creatures" is a sassy new love story about two young lovers who find out each others dark pasts. It's going to be oozing with delights. Margot Martindale and Zoey Deutch have just been added to the cast. That's the news here. This morning on the bus I blacked out for a few seconds and when I came to I thought the bus had plunged into the Hudson river for a second. It was awesome.

Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in a new thriller currently titled "An Enemy". The film focuses on a man who rents a video that turns out to star himself five years in the past. Wait does that sound real? I seriously can't even see straight so I may have just made that up. It sounds made up.

Don't ask my why but "The Mortal Instruments" sounds like a porno to me. Alright in all honesty 90% of the movie titles I read sound like porno's to me. But this is a big screen adaptation of the book by the same name and it's about a NYC lass who discovers she's a half angel warrior. News today has dropped that Harald Zwart, who directed "The Karate Kid" reboot a couple years back will take up the directing duty. If you're thinking about having kids I'll give you some insight. Kids do not care what time you went to bed. If they want to wake up at 7 you're waking up with them.

Have you ever had a Trenta iced coffee from Starbucks? Trenta is bigger than their large size. It's pretty much a bucket. I've had two so far today. I can hear colors. The crazy ass Japanese flick "Mutant Girls Squad" is finally getting a US Blu-Ray release on may 22nd.

In Real People News: 

An Arizona man is under arrest after he drank a bunch of Four Loko and then peed on a baby. And as soon as my wife reads this there will be a 0% chance that I will ever enjoy a Four Loko.

I can understand this New Jersey woman's anger. She went into 711 and they didn't have any sausage sandwiches available at 4am so she started throwing crap. I also understand why the police would pepper spray her. But seriously, those sausage sandwiches are super good.

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