Album Review: Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep
When I applied for a writing gig at Strife Magazine, its founder Glenn asked me to review any album so he can check my writing skills. I picked Enter Shikari's latest album The Mindsweep because, you know, favourite band, favourite album, bla, bla. ...
Interview with Keith Murray from We Are Scientists
Here's another new interview I did with Keith Murray from We Are Scientists for Strife Magazine. Their new album "Helter Seltzer" is pretty amazing. Actually I only listened to it to prepare for this interview (I'm currently in a hard rock mood), but then couldn't really stop listening to it. Pick it up if you haven't yet! Here's an excerpt of the interview:
New Interview with Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari For Strife Magazine
Big news from my little journalistic site projects: I've quit Alternative Wire some weeks ago and started writing for Strife Magazine. I feel like I've put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into my work at AltWire.net and got some awesome experiences which resulted in some cool interviews and articles in return, so it wasn't an easy decision to quit. Still, I needed the change and I'm super stoked to having joined Strife Magazine
. The owner of Strife, Glenn, is from Amsterdam and started the online magazine only 8 months ago. During that time, he managed to build up quite the following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Check out the website HERE
My first interview on Strife Magazine was pretty special for me, because it was another one with the lead singer of my favourite band Enter Shikari, Rou Reynolds (you can read my first interview with him here
). On one hand that made writing the interview questions very easy because I know the band by heart, but on the other hand I was pressuring myself quite a bit. My absolute nightmare is writing an interview with questions like "Soo, your band name sounds so wicked. What does it mean?" (*YAWN*) or any other question the band is asked numerous times throughout their career. Also, in case you don't know Enter Shikari, they are super smart and voice their opinions on social-political issues quite often. So an interview with them can be one of the best in your writing "career"! I ended up spending over a week just watching every interview with them on YouTube, before I felt confident enough to write up a bunch of questions and send them to their publicist. I'm quite satisfied with the result, but judge yourself. You can read an excerpt below:
Going Crazy For Jurassic World
Jurassic World will hit the screens and it makes me feel the excitement of my ten-year-old self. Jurassic Park was the movie that shaped my whole life.
It’s Movie Trailers Time! The 15 Upcoming Movies You Shouldn’t Miss!
The upcoming months will have a ton of great movies again. Here is a very small selection of this huge list of appealing trailers raiding the internet these days. I've intentionally left out the third Hunger Games movie and The Hobbit, considering that everyone already knows about them. If you don't, there's no hope....
From Under The Dome to The Strain: How Adaptions Are Taking Over TV
In times when the Vampire Romance was taking over young adult female's hearts, the release of The Strain
in 2009 started a refreshing new trend in the genre: Vampire novels going Horror again with new modern characteristics. Guillermo del Toro, director of Pacific Rim and Pan's Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan created a masterpiece with their debut trilogy. Vampirism as a disease which transforms their hosts into brutal monsters taking over the world - a great mix of Vampire fiction with a post-apocalyptic backdrop. Only a year after, in 2010, Justin Cronin released his first Vampire novel The Passage
- a tome that spans over several eras after a similar post-apocalyptic invasion of the undead and also the first novel of a trilogy.
Now, in 2014, Cronin's final installment of The Passage Trilogy
has yet to be released, but The Strain
has already taken over another medium: the TV Screen.
Movie Review: Maleficent
When I went to see Maleficent
I expected a simple and slightly boring Disney movie, but what I got was so much more!
The re-imagining of Disney's Sleeping Beauty
tells the classical tale from a different point of view: it is the tale of the antagonist - the evil fairy Maleficent.
Angelina Jolie is starring as the main character, while Elle Fanning stars as Princess Aurora. Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton and Sharlto Copley can be seen in supporting roles.
Movie Review: “Godzilla” – The Cons of a MUTO Picnic in San Fran
Last weekend I went to see THE movie of the year: "Godzilla". Apparently half of humanity saw it as well, cause my Facebook timeline has been full of "Godzilla"-themed statuses since its release day. Considering that I love action movies, especially with big monsters, I had high expectations. Did it live up to them? Before you read this review, be aware that it contains major spoilers!...