1,800yo Roman gold ring discovered by metal detectorist (PHOTOS)

A history enthusiast has uncovered an 1,800-year-old gold Roman signet ring in Somerset. The incredible artifact was found using a metal detector, and is in remarkably good condition. The 24-carat gold ring features an onyx engraving of the Roman goddess of Victory, and is believed to have belonged to a ‘high status’ figure from 200-300 […]

‘Blazing Chrome’ Continues To Show Slick Shades Of Contra & Metal Slug

Blazing Chrome, the next title from Joymasher, developers of the stunning (…ly gloomy) Odallus: The Dark Call, draws from Contra instead of Castlevania this time, and judging from a new trailer, it continues the developer’s proud tradition of taking classic retro style and making it even better. Humans are being kept down by robot overlords, […]

'Je suis Simona': Romanians angry after Charlie Hebdo depicts tennis star as scrap metal collector

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused offence once again, this time angering Romanians, after it likened that country’s tennis champion Simona Halep to a Roma scrap metal dealer. The controversy surrounds a cartoon in the magazine which showed Halep clutching her recently won French Open trophy and shouting “Old Iron! Old Iron!” The […]

REVIEW: The week's best Rock and Metal albums from Black Sabbath to Saxon and more

Black SabbathSupersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set(BMG) ★★★★★ Big Brummy bangers Black Sabbath were not only a legendary albums and live act, they also released seminal hit singles during their seventies heyday, too. Collected here is the band’s entire singles output from their sensational seventies rock years. This superbly crafted box set contains […]

Full Metal Jacket star R Lee Ermey dead: Watch his INTIMIDATING drill sergeant performance

The late actor died aged 74 after complications of pneumonia and is best known for his Full Metal Jacket role. A real-life Vietnam War drill sergeant, Ermey impressed director Kubrick so much in auditions he said he “was a genius for this part.” In the film’s opening scene Hartman enters the new recruits barracks to […]

Full Metal Jacket star R Lee Ermey dead: Here's how the REAL-LIFE drill sergeant was cast

Ermey was best known for playing the Parris Island drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 classic. But did you know the actor served as a real-life US Marine drill instructor during the Vietnam War? Originally Ermey, who died from complications of pneumonia on Saturday, was hired as a technical advisor on 1987’s Full Metal Jacket. […]

‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74

R. Lee Ermey, the gruff character actor probably most remembered for his scene-stealing, vulgar-laced turn in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, has died at age 74. Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor who broke into acting, and spent a long career playing authority figures. The official R. Lee Ermey Twitter account […]