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Melbourne alternative rock musician COLD*WORDS has just floored everybody with his new single titled ‘Kill Me, Please.’

Once a member of Left For Wolves COLD*WORDS has been busy recently writing tracks that tackle complex and deep issues such as alienation, depression and anxiety. Recently COLD*WORDS sat down for a chat with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths and he not only spoke about the deep meanings of his songs but also about his move away from metal to alternative rock.

Take a listen to the full interview here:

Symphonic metal powerhouse Ad Infinitum didn’t let the rave reviews of their first album get to their heads. Instead the band decided to buckle down almost straightaway and begin work on their new album – Chapter II: Legacy.

With the album about to be released through Naplam Records this week Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down and spoke to Adrian Thessenvitz from the band about a number of things – including the fact that the album tells the story of Vlad The Impaler.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

“It was fucking perfect!” That is the way that Suffocation bass-guitarist Derek Boyer sums up the show that has resulted in their Live In north America album which is about to drop through Nuclear Blast Records.

The album ends up becoming a fitting farewell to original vocalist Frank Mullen and recently when Boyer sat down for a chat with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths he chatted about how difficult it is to record a live album and what Mullen’s retirement means to him.

You can check out the full interview below:

There is nothing more exciting than a musician whose work evolves throughout their career and that is certainly something that has happened with alternative rock musician Wax Mekanix over the years – as he so nicely put it in his interview with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths he ‘reserves the right to change’ when it comes to his music.

In the interview Wax Mekanix also told us that the pandemic has changed the landscape for how independent artists have to get their music out to the public and that is why he has teamed up with Troll Teeth to release a split EP – titled Blunt EP.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

Summary: 
Camille, a young woman who arrives at the Fairfield Academy following one of the student’s untimely and violent death

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates:  21st May 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 29th September 2021 (Australia), 29th September 2021 (UK)

Country: USA

Director: Simon Barrett

Screenwriter: Simon Barrett

Cast: Djouliet Amara (Rosalind Carlisle), Madison Beaty (Bethany), Megan Best (Kerrie), Alexis Erickson-Sliboda (Alicia Kane), Colleen Furlan (Ms. Duncan), Marina Stephenson Kerr (Mrs. Landry), Jade Michael (Lenora), Seamus Patterson (Trevor Landry), Inanna Sarkis (Alice), Ella-Rae Smith (Helina), Stephanie Sy (Yvonne), Suki Waterhouse (Camille Meadows)

Running Time: 92 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia), R (USA)

OUR SEANCE REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Seance Review:

I always love to support film directors who are creative enough to do things differently to what everyone else is doing. Filmmaker Simon Barrett is one such director. Barrett quickly established himself as a screenwriter in the horror genre with his ability to take familiar horror tropes and spin them around to something quite original.

I first stumbled upon his work after watching V/H/S at Monster Fest, a number of years ago. I’d never really been a fan of the horror anthology style of film – to me it always felt like a lazy way to group short films together and call them a feature, but with V/H/S Barrett showed creativity and somehow the film worked. Soon after I saw the very brilliant-but-bloody You’re Next and I was hooked.

Now with Seance Barrett brilliantly melds horror genres together in a way that shouldn’t work – but does. Yes, Seance is part slasher, part teen horror but ends up falling alongside those brilliant commercial teen horrors of the 90s and 2000s like The Faculty, Halloween: H20 and Disturbing Behaviour.

The film follows the events at an elite private school, called Fairfield Academy, after one of its students dies after ‘falling’ from a window. While the school’s staff are quick to reassure new student, Camille Meadows (Suki Waterhouse – Love, Rosie), that the students death was in fact an accident she soon learns after talking to fellow student Helina (Ella-Rae Smith – The Stranger) that the death actually followed immediately after a cruel prank pulled by the very popular Alice (Inanna Sarkis – After).

As Camille looks more into how he girl she finds that the school itself appears to be haunted while she soon finds herself in her own confusing situation as she draws closer to Helina but also seems to be developing feelings for the school’s handyman, Trevor (Seamus Patterson – Guest Of Honor).

I think what I loved the most about Seance was the fact that because Barrett plays with so many horror tropes and ‘inner genres’ within the film you never really know what is going to happen next. At the beginning the film feels like a mix between Harry Potter, Ouija and Mean Girls and from there it meanders in such a way that you are never really sure where the film is going to end up being a supernatural film or simply just a serial killer film.

The film is written in such a way that there are even questions over the hero herself, Camille. She seems to quick to label Alice and her clique the enemies while little things about her past just don’t seem to add up with who she says she is.

Barrett’s screenplay does take the audience on a winding path of discovery and to its credit it doesn’t trip itself up at any time. The only thing I didn’t really like was the fact that I thought the film pulled away a little from the budding relationship between Helina and Camille. If it had become more a centre point to the film it could have allowed the film itself to develop more tension and suspense when the two love-birds lives were placed in danger.

Clearly the star of this film though is Suki Waterhouse. She is very good in the role of Camille – although her character is at times standoffish Waterhouse portrays the character in such a way that she is still likable to the audience. Waterhouse also plays Camille in a way that you can see that she is tough and ready for the next stoush but at the same time has a vulnerability to herself that could end up being her downfall.

Really serious horror fans may not like the fact that Seance feels like a throwback to films like Urban Legends but for those of us who grew up with Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer posters on our wall it is a worthy watch.

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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Trade Bait

Subculture Entertainment and 94.1FM’s resident football journo Dave Griffiths keeps you updated with all the 2020 AFL Trade Bait news right here.

CONFIRMED TRADES, DELISTINGS AND RETIREMENTS

ADELAIDE –

Outgoing: Jake Kelly (free agency to Essendon), Tom Lynch (delisted), David Mackay (retired), Tyson Stengle (retired), Daniel Talia (delisted), Draft Pick #23 (traded to Western Bulldogs), Draft Pick #37 (traded to Melbourne), Draft Pick #44 (traded to Western Bulldogs), Draft Pick #62 (traded to St Kilda), Draft Pick #66 (traded to St Kilda), 2022 First Round Draft Pick (traded to Sydney), 2022 Round Four Draft Pick (traded to St Kilda)

Incoming: Jordan Dawson (traded from Sydney), Draft Pick #33 (traded from Melbourne), Draft Pick #42 (free agency compensation), Draft Pick #75 (traded from Western Bulldogs), 2022 First Round Draft Pick (traded from Melbourne)

BRISBANE –

Outgoing: Grant Birchall (retired), Archie Smith (delisted), Draft Pick #50 (traded to Geelong), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Geelong)

Incoming: Darcy Fort (traded from Geelong), Draft Pick #41 (traded from Geelong)

 

CARLTON –

Outgoing: Eddie Betts (retired), Levi Casboult (delisted), Matthew Cottrell (delisted), Michael Gibbons (delisted), Marc Murphy (retired), Lochie O’Brien (delisted), Sam Petrevski-Seton (traded to West Coast), Sam Ramsay (delisted), Draft Pick #6 (traded to Fremantle), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Fremantle)

Incoming: Adam Cerra (traded from Fremantle), George Hewitt (free agent from Sydney), Lewis Young (traded from Western Bulldogs)

 

COLLINGWOOD –

Outgoing: Isaac Chugg (delisted), Levi Greenwood (retired), Max Lynch (traded to Hawthorn), Chris Mayne (retired), Jay Rantall (delisted), Brayden Sier (delisted), Josh Thomas (retired), Anton Tohill (retired), Draft Pick #22 (traded to Fremantle), Draft Pick #27 (traded to Richmond), Draft Pick #41 (traded to Geelong), Draft Pick #43 (traded to Western Bulldgos), 2022 Second Round Draft Pick (traded to Gold Coast), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Hawthorn), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Gold Coast), 2022 Fourth Road Draft Pick (traded to Gold Coast), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded to Hawthorn)

Incoming: Nathan Kreuger (traded from Geelong), Patrick Lipinski (traded from Western Bulldogs), Draft Pick #22 (traded from Gold Coast), Draft Pick #27 (traded from Fremantle), Draft Pick #38 (traded from Richmond), Draft Pick #40 (traded from Richmond), Draft Pick #46 (traded from Gold Coast), Draft Pick #55 (traded from Geelong), Draft Pick #58 (traded from Gold Coast), Draft Pick #79 (traded from Gold Coast), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Fremantle), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Hawthorn), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Hawthorn), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Richmond), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded from Gold Coast)

ESSENDON –

Outgoing: Patrick Ambrose (retired), Ned Cahill (delisted), Martin Gleeson (delisted), Cale Hooker (retired), Lachie Johnson (Delisted), Irving Mosquito (retired), David Zaharakis (delisted)

Incoming: Jake Kelly (free agent from Adelaide)

FREMANTLE –

Outgoing: Brett Brewley (delisted), Adam Cerra (traded to Carlton), Reece Conca (delisted), Taylin Duman (delisted), Stefan Giro (delisted), Stephen Hill (retired), Leno Thomas (delisted), Tobe Watson (delisted), Draft Pick #22 (traded to Geelong), Draft Pick #27 (traded to Collingwood), 2022 Second Round Draft Pick (traded to Gold Coast), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Collingwood), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Geelong), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded to Gold Coast)

Incoming: Will Brodie (traded from Gold Coast), Jordan Clark (traded from Geelong), Draft Pick #6 (traded from Carlton), Draft Pick #19 (traded from Gold Coast), Draft Pick #22 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #61 (traded from Gold Coast), Draft Pick #69 (Traded from Gold Coast), 2022 Round Three Draft Pick (traded from Carlton), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded from Geelong)

 

GEELONG –

Outgoing: Oscar Brownless (delisted), Jordan Clark (traded to Fremantle), Charlie Constable (delisted), Darcy Fort (traded to Brisbane), Lachie Henderson (retired), Ben Jarvis (delisted), Josh Jenkins (retired), Nathan Kreuger (traded to Collingwood), Stefan Okunbor (delisted), Cam Taheny (delisted), Draft Pick #41 (traded to Brisbane), Draft Pick #55 (traded to Collingwood), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Hawthorn), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded to Fremantle)

Incoming: Jonathan Ceglar (traded from Hawthorn), Draft Pick #22 (traded from Fremantle), Draft Pick #41 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #50 (traded from Brisbane), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Brisbane), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Fremantle), 2022 Round Four Draft Pick (traded from Hawthorn)

GOLD COAST –

Outgoing: Will Brodie (traded to Fremantle), Aiden Fyfe (delisted), Jarrod Harbrow (retired), Jack Hombsch (retired), Jordan Murdoch (retired), Zac Smith (retired), Draft Pick #19 (traded to Fremantle), Draft Pick #22 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #46 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #58 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #61 (traded to Fremantle), Draft Pick #69 (traded to Fremantle), Draft Pick #79 (traded from Collingwood), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded from Collingwood)

Incoming: Mabior Chol (free agent from Richmond), 2022 Second Round Draft Pick (traded from Collingwood), 2022 Second Round Draft Pick (traded from Fremantle), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Collingwood), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded from Collingwood), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded from Fremantle)

GWS –

Outgoing: Matt Buntine (delisted), Jeremy Finlayson (traded to Port Adelaide), Tom Hutcheson (delisted), Sam Reid (Delisted, Nick Shipley (delisted)

Incoming: 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Port Adelaide)

HAWTHORN –

Outgoing: Keegan Brooksby (delisted), Shaun Burgoyne (retired), Jonathan Ceglar (traded to Geelong), James Cousins (delisted), Damon Greaves (delisted), Ollie Hanrahan (delsited), Michael Hartley (delisted), Tim O’Brien (free agent to Western Bulldogs), Jonathan Patton (retired), Harrison Pepper (Delisted), Tom Scully (retired), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Collingwood), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Collingwood), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded to Geelong)

Incoming: Max Lynch (traded from Collingwood), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Collingwood), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Geelong), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded from Collingwood)

MELBOURNE –

Outgoing: Austin Bradtke (delsited), Kye Declase (delisted), Marty Hore (delisted), Neville Jetta (retired), Nathan Jones (retired), Jay Lockhart (delisted), Aaron Nietschke (Delisted), Aaron vandenBerg (delisted), Draft Pick #33 (traded to Adelaide), Draft Pick #45 (traded to Western Bulldogs), 2022 Round One Draft Pick (traded to Adelaide)

Incoming: Luke Dunstan (free agent from St Kilda), Draft Pick #17 (traded from Western Bulldogs), Draft Pick #37 (traded from Adelaide), Draft Pick #49 (traded from St Kilda)

NORTH MELBOURNE –

Outgoing: Shaun Atley (delisted), Tom Campbell (Delisted), Trent Dumont (delisted), Taylor Garner (delisted), Charlie Ham (delisted), Connor Menadue (delisted), Robbie Tarrant (traded to Richmond), Dom Tyson (delisted), Will Walker (delisted), Draft Pick #40 (traded to Richmond), 2022 Second Round Draft Pick (traded to Richmond)

Incoming: Callum Coleman-Jones (traded from Richmond), Draft Pick #42 (traded from Richmond), Draft Pick #47 (traded from Richmond), 2022 Round Four Draft Pick (traded from Richmond)

PORT ADELAIDE –

Outgoing: Trent Burgoyne (delisted), Joel Garner (Delisted), Hamish Hartlett (delisted), Peter Ladhams (traded to Sydney), Jarrod Lienert (delisted), Tom Rockliff (retired), Boyd Woodcock (delisted), Draft Pick #16 (traded to Sydney), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to GWS)

Incoming: Jeremy Finlayson (traded from GWS), Draft Pick #12 (traded from Sydney), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded from Sydney)

RICHMOND –

Outgoing: David Astbury (retired), Mabior Chol (free agent to Gold Coast), Callum Coleman-Jones (traded to North Melbourne), Noah Cumberland (delisted), Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (delisted), Ryan Garthwaite (delisted), Bachar Houli (retired), Patrick Naish (delisted), Bigoa Nyuon (delsited), Draft Pick #38 (traded to Collingwood), Draft Pick #40 (traded to Collingwood), Draft Pick #42 (traded to North Melbourne), Draft Pick #47 (traded to North Melbourne), 2022 Third Round Draft Pick (traded to Collingwood), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded to North Melbourne)

Incoming: Robbie Tarrant (traded from North Melbourne), Draft Pick #27 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #38 (free agent compensation), Draft Pick #40 (traded from North Melbourne), 2022 Round Two Draft Pick (traded from North Melbourne)

ST KILDA –

Outgoing: Sam Alabakis (delisted), Jake Carlisle (retired), Oscar Clavarino (delisted), Luke Dunstan (free agent to Melbourne), James Frawley (retired), Jack Lonie (delsited), Shaun McKernan (delisted), Dylan Roberton (retired), Draft Pick #49 (traded to Melbourne)

Incoming: Draft Pick #62 (traded to Adelaide), Draft Pick #66 (traded to Adelaide), 2022 Fourth Round Draft Pick (traded to Adelaide)

SYDNEY –

Outgoing: Kaiden Brand (delisted), Malachy Carruthers (delisted), Jordan Dawson (traded to Adelaide), Sam Gray (delisted), George Hewitt (free agent to Carlton), Matthew Ling (delisted), Draft Pick #12 (traded to Port Adelaide), 2022 Future Thrid Round Draft Pick (traded to Port Adelaide)

Incoming: Peter Ladhams (traded from Port Adelaide), Draft Pick #16 (traded from Port Adelaide), Draft Pick #39 (free agent compensation), 2022 First Round Draft Pick (traded from Adelaide)

WEST COAST –

Outgoing: Brandon Ah Chee (Delisted), Brayden Ainsworth (delisted), Jarrod Brander (Delisted), Jarrod Cameron (Delisted), Will Cousins (delisted), Mark Hutchings (delisted), Ben Johnson (delisted), Nathan Vardy (delisted), Daniel Venables (retired), Draft Pick #52 (traded to Western Bulldogs)

Incoming: Sam Petrevski-Seton (traded from Carlton)

WESTERN BULLDOGS –

Outgoing: Ben Cavarra (delisted), Will Hayes (delisted), Lin Jong (retired), Patrick Lipinski (traded to Collingwood), Lewis Young (traded to Carlton), Draft Pick #17 (traded to Melbourne), Draft Pick #75 (traded to Adelaide)

Incoming: Tim O’Brien (Free agent from Hawthorn), Draft Pick #23 (traded from Adelaide), Draft Pick #43 (traded from Collingwood), Draft Pick #44 (traded from Adelaide), Draft Pick #45 (traded from Melbourne), Draft Pick #52 (traded from West Coast)