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INTERVIEW: Carnival Zombie Co-Creator Matteo Santus


by: TJ Fowler

Foreword:  A few years back I caught wind of a little game coming out of Italy based of a Zombie Apocalypse rising out of the watery canals of the sinking city of Venice during Carnival.  As I looked more into this game I knew I had to have it and was finally able to track it down in Germany and through various connections was finally able to get it to me in Finland.  After having played the game many times with friends and dying at the hands of countless zombie hordes in Carnival masks, I have come to the conclusion that Carnival Zombie is not only a very fun game to play with friends but also a very challenging and not one you will ‘win’ very often but it is a game you will come back to over and over.  With great art, a unique aesthetic and cultural appeal Carnival Zombie is a game that every board game fan should own.  The 1st edition sold out fast but speaking to one of the game creators, Matteo Santus, in my interview below you can read about plans rising from the dark lagoons in Italy for a 2nd Edition and you can help summon the great dead Leviathan once again through some ritual called Kickstarter… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Carnival Zombie Co-Creator Matteo Santus

Music Review: Beyond the Dark CD: Beyond the Dark


By: Scott Foster

Label: Independent

Available: November 30, 2015

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I recently had the chance to listen to the debut EP from Italian death metal band Beyond the Dark. If this is what they can put together for a debut, then I certainly look forward to more material from them. It’s not often that a freshman release, and an independent one at that, rise to such a level of excellence. Proficient and focused, Beyond the Dark brought their A game for this EP. Continue reading Music Review: Beyond the Dark CD: Beyond the Dark

Interview Stamina

Stamina is a Melodic/Progressive metal band from Italy, which have released the third album last year entitled ‘’Perseverance’’. Luca Sellitto, the guitar player of the band had time to answer me some questions.

By Carla Morton


Hi Luca, how are you?
Hi, Carla! I’m fine, thanks!

Tell me when did Stamina was formed?
I formed the band back in 2001 and never stopped it since then. The first to join was
the keyboardist, Andrea Barone. After almost 15 years of activity, Andrea and I are the
only original members left. We had a lot of ups and downs along the way, a lot of
line-up changes, label’s changes and so on…but we’re still here, stronger than ever!

Last year you have released the third album ”Perseverance”. Tell me about it.
I think that “Perseverance” is the most mature and solid album we’ve released
up until now. My songwriting is more conscious and all the band delivers a top-notch
performance, including all the special guest singers we had the pleasure to work with.
In fact, the album features some of the best voices around in the “melodic rock/metal” realm: Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum band etc.) and Nils Molin (Dynazty),among others.For the fact that we didn’t have a single frontman on the album, some people have considered it some sort of a “project” album and not a real “band” album. I don’t see it that way, it’s a 100% “Stamina band” album. We just had the problem that we couldn’t find a permanent singer in that period, so I came up with the idea of having different voices on the album, chosing the “right voice”according to the mood and characteristics of each song. It was such a great experience for me, both as a songwriter and producer, to have all this great voices at my disposal to paint the whole picture. In particular, I’m very proud of our collaboration with Swedish singer Göran Edman, who’s my all time favourite!

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Pulvis Et Umbra – Reaching The End


Label: ABWESEND Records

Available: Now

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pulvisetumbraofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pulvis_et_umbra

Myspace: https://myspace.com/pulvisetumbra

Metal-Archives: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Pulvis_et_Umbra/113110

by: Juuso Viljanen

Italian band Pulvis Et Umbra (meaning ‘Dust And Shadow’ in English) was formed in 2001 and since then they have released so far two demos, ‘Qui Valet Hic Mundus, Quid Gloria, Quidve triumphus Post Miserum Fonus’ and ‘Pure Longobard Noize’ and a full-lenght album ‘Reaching The End’.  The debut album was released in April 2012 and now here’s my review of it (sorry for the delay guys!!) Continue reading Pulvis Et Umbra – Reaching The End