Sunday, 28 March 2010

Until The Light Takes Us: Norwegian Black Metal

My piece on the superb new Black Metal documentary UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US is in this week's Guardian Guide. The film focusses on Burzum, Darkthrone and Mayhem and is a superb analysis of where the scene came from and what went wrong with it. You can read the piece here. I also wrote a longer piece on the scene for FHM back in 2009, which you can read here.

Iron Maiden for the 2012 Olympics

My piece backing the Facebook campaign to have Iron Maiden opening the London Olympics is on Guardian Music. If you like the idea of thunderous heavy metal, giant zombies and triple-guitar assaults restoring a bit of national pride, read the piece here and then join the Facebook campaign here. 'Scream for me, London!' etc.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

HOUSE, issue # 12

The latest issue of HOUSE is out now, including articles on School Boxing, Girlcore, Warhammer, Kieron Gillen, Women & Boybands, The Selby, Beekeeping, Folk Culture and Jessica Craig Martin. Contributors include the ever-excellent Polly Vernon, James Donaghy, Jude Rogers, Steve Beale and Matt Hill.

Pick up the lovely full colour version in the Houses, or read it online here

Monday, 1 March 2010

Heavy Metal Britannia

My piece on BBC4's superb Heavy Metal Britannia film is in this week's Guardian Guide. You can read it here. The excellent accompanying illustration is by Rose Stallard.