Monster, Monster II – Trick Or Treat

I have to say that the 80s produced the absolute best horror movie tie-in videos. Often brief works of visual art in their own right (although not so much here) as well as a great way to get the word of a new flick out to nerdy teen horror fans (were there any other kind […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays: Hevisaurus

Because I wasn’t already obsessed enough with Finnish metal (except Nightwish. F@#k Nightwish). Nope, not a joke (although technically aimed at the Wiggles set), and how the hell the guitarist knocks out the first song’s absolutely scathing guitar solo in that getup, I have no idea (and I once spent a whole evening at Amen’s […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays: Alestorm

True Scottish Pirate Metal! What else is there to say? Apparently they like Wenches and Mead, who’d have thought? Their cover of Lazy Town’s pirate song.  Except I don’t think Stephanie ever called anyone a “gobshite”. And more music about drinking from their most recent album. They’re pirates, duh. Official site here. Bonus Village people […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays: Iron Maiden

OK, OK, hold the outrage! Yeah, I know. You’re all going, “But Jane, Maiden is too cool to be nerd metal. They’ve been around forever, they’ve influenced practically everybody in rock, and they’re as metal as fuck!” Look, I’m not arguing that Bruce Dickinson et al aren’t cool, and they are definitely influential, one of […]

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Nerd Metal Fridays: Lordi

I’d planned to hold off on these guys for a while, but 1) it’s been a totally crap week and I need to write about something that really makes me happy and 2) the Eurovision finals are this weekend, so it only seems appropriate to go ahead and feature these guys, as that was the […]

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