Tag Archives: Italy

Metal Review: Barbarian (Italy) – Cult of the Empty Grave (2016)

Barbarian (Italy) - Cult of the Empty Grave

Italian death/extreme metal horde Barbarian is back with their third studio album in Cult of the Empty Grave and it kicks ass. The band takes a classic death metal sound mixing it with classic metal stylings into a nice mix. The album opens with “Bridgeburner,” which has an epic death metal feel to it with

Horror Movie Hotties: Anna Falchi

Anna Falchi Hot

Italy super hottie Anna Falchi may not be so well known in the U.S., but this beauty is uber famous in Italy. Falchi was born Anna Kristiina Palomäki on April, 22 1972 in Tampere, Finland. Her mother enrolled her in modeling school in the 1980s. Falchi won the title of Miss Cinema at the the

Suspiria Becoming TV Series, Dario Argento Supervising

Suspiria

Dario Argento’s classic supernatural thriller Suspiria is becoming a TV series with Argento himself acting as “artistic supervisor.” The show will be entitled Suspiria De Profundis and is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s book, which inspired Argento’s 1977 Italian horror film. Suspiria De Profundis will be an English-language period horror

Metal Review: Lykaion: Heavy Lullabies (2015)

Lykaion: Heavy Lullabies

Italian dark metal act Lykaion are back with their sophomore effort, Heavy Lullabies. The band gets lumped into this dark metal genre, which seem to be where bands get placed when they traverse multiple genres of metal. Pretty soon, every metal band will be dark metal. What can easily be said about Lykaion is that

Metal Review: Lehmann: Lehmanized (2014)

Lehmann: Lehmanized

Italian vocalist/bassist Matteo Lehmann, best known for being a musician on for Iron Maiden lead vocalist Blaze Bayley’s solo band, has released his own solo project now. The band is simply called Lehmann and the album is entitled “Lehmanized.” Sounds like someone has a little bit of an ego, but aside from that, let’s take

Metal Review: Vardan: The Wood is My Coffin (2014)

Vardan The Wood is My Coffin

With the Internet being so easily accessible and useful for musicians, solo projects are becoming much more the norm these days, especially within the black metal landscape. While this leads us to more failed attempts than successful ones, there are still a few very interesting projects out there that excite me in the black metal

Metal Review: Vardan: …Dreaming …Living My Funeral (2013)

Vardan ...Dreaming ...Living My Funeral

Vardan is an Italian one-man operation of bleak, desolate black metal, and is a throwback of sorts to the classic black metal bands of days gone by. From the outset of “…Dreaming …Living My Funeral,” Vardan sets the icy atmosphere while he paints a portrait of despair and sorrow so dark and depressive that even

Scream Queen Profile: Asia Argento

Asia Argento

Asia Argento was born into a family of actors and filmmakers, most notably of which is one of my favorite directors, the legendary Dario Argento. She is also Daria Nicolodi’s daughter and Claudio Argento’s niece. She made her acting debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti’s “Sogni e bisogni” (1985). In

Throwback Thursday: Suspiria (1977)

A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction. Director: Dario Argento Writers: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci Dario Argento long ago set himself apart from many of his contemporaries

Eyeconoclast | Drones of the Awakening (2013) Review

Band: Eyeconoclast Album: Drones of the Awakening Release Year: 2013 Label: Prosthetic Records Italy’s death/thrash metal band Eyeconoclast is back with their second full-length release entitled “Drones of the Awakening,” and it will melt your face off if you are not prepared for its power. You need to be in the mood for some seriously