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Hellgate: London

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By Toby Nathaniel in New Trends on Tuesday 18 December 2007

I’m a video game addict and one of my all time favorite PC games was Diablo 2. So I was pleased to discover Hellgate: London, the latest offering from Flagship Studios, the makers of Diablo 2. To game involves killing lots of demons who’ve invaded London — building stats and upgrading equipment in the process. […]

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Alfred Schnittke

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By Toby Nathaniel in New Music on Sunday 9 December 2007

When you’re a musician, people like to ask you who your influences are. If I were asked to choose only one, it would be the Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke. I generally tend to like a few specific pieces from each composer, but not their entire catalogue of work. Schnittke is the only exception. His music […]

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A Song of Ice and Fire

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By Toby Nathaniel in New Products on Friday 7 December 2007

A couple of years ago, I decided that I would try and hunt down some current fantasy novels. Little did I know how difficult it would be to find anything interesting, intelligent, or containing any literary merit. I read thousands of wasted pages. Eventually I stumbled upon a few works worth noting. A Song of […]

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Coroner

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By Toby Nathaniel in New Music on Friday 7 December 2007

Coroner was one of the best, and most under-appreciated, thrash metal bands of all time. A three-piece outfit from Switzerland with a relatively short life span (’87-’95), the band were technically proficient and experimental but always operated tastefully, adept at hopping between time signatures whilst keeping the groove throughout. [see also Finntroll]

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Camille Rose Garcia

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By Toby Nathaniel in New Art on Friday 30 November 2007

The art of Camille Rose Garcia captures the spirit and essence of Halloween as a kid, the wonder of being young and discovering things mysterious and dark. [see also the artwork of Ray Caesar] *You drag rusted-out refrigerators and bits of confetti home thinking you’ll ‘use them’ some day? You should sign up for our […]

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