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VIDEO PC GAME REVIEW: DARKEST DUNGEON

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I sit and play Darkest Dungeon and take on the dreadful Siren in the Cove area. I explain a bit about the game, how it works and encounter some dreadful enemies as I explore the unknown depths of the DARKEST DUNGEON.

As always you can purchase this game from GOG.com completely DRM-Free.

 

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Audio Book Review: H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Hound & The Music of Erich Zann’

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By: TJ Fowler

Available: February 5th, 2016

Label: Cadabra Records/EARSPLIT

Official Websites:

http://www.facebook.com/cadabrarecords

http://www.cadabrarecords.com

http://www.twitter.com/cadabra_records

http://www.instagram.com/cadabrarecords

 

H.P. Lovecraft and heavy metal go together like Cthulhu Butter and Shoggoth Jelly.  That is to say the works of Lovecraft has been an important if a little eccentric part of the heavy metal genre since almost the beginning.  With bands like Iron Maiden having quotes from Lovecraft stories on their album covers to multitudes of bands using Lovecraft’s stories for subjects of songs themselves.  Even I, when I tried to play guitar many years ago, wrote several songs inspired by the stories of Lovecraft.  So it is no surprise that a heavy metal PR company, EARSPLIT PR, picks up promoting a  vinyl release of two of Lovecraft’s stories of ‘The Hound’ and ‘The Music of Erich Zann’. Continue reading Audio Book Review: H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Hound & The Music of Erich Zann’

Book Review: That Which Should Not Be

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By: Brett J. Talley

Buy it Here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11876043-that-which-should-not-be

http://www.amazon.com/That-Which-Should-Not-Be/dp/1936564149

 

                This is the first book review for Skullbanger Media but I am hoping it is a first of more to come.  Since I try to also cover horror on the site, mostly with movies, I am always on the look for other mediums as well.  Well what better way to cover horror than with a horror novel.   Not only a horror novel but one based on the Lovecraftian/Cthulhu mythos.  While Cthulhu is becoming a bit oversaturated in the geek/nerd culture I have always been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and his stories.  I am also always curious how new generations of writers take on his material and convey a story as opposed to how Lovecraft wrote his work. Continue reading Book Review: That Which Should Not Be

PC Game Video Review: Alone In The Dark 1

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My review of the classic survival horror PC Game ‘Alone In The Dark’ from 1992

You can buy this game and others at http://www.gog.com.

ENJOY!

 

Music Review: Arkhamin Kirjasto CD/EP: Undead Priest of Holy Trinity of Death

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Available: Now

Label: Ektro Records

Official Websites:

www.facebook.com/arkhaminkirjasto
www.ektrorecords.com
www.facebook.com/ektrorecords

How about some Lovecraft themed metal from Finland!  Hell yeah!  Please excuse me I get excited about Lovecraftian themed things whether they are stories, video games, board games or music.  So I will try not to be overly biased here.

Arkhamin Kirjasto are a Finnish based metal duo who style their music, in my opinion, with melodies you would hear in Iron Maiden but with a Doom/Death metal style singing , though the vocals aren’t as off putting as you would find in some extreme metal acts.  So what does this strange little mish-mash of genre offer us as a metal listener or a Lovecraftian fan?  Well check your sanity at the door because shit is getting ready to get Cthulhed! Continue reading Music Review: Arkhamin Kirjasto CD/EP: Undead Priest of Holy Trinity of Death