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Rue Morgue contributor Liisa Ladouceur checks in with a review of Skinny Puppy’s recent show at Toronto’s Sound Academy.
February 18, 2014
The day that Skinny Puppy’s “Live Shapes for Arms” tour thundered into Toronto, February 18, 2014, the music news world was focused on the fact that date was the 40th anniversary of the release of the first KISS album. No doubt that debut was important to rock ’n’ roll. But when it comes to celebrating the impact and longevity of a group, I am personally much more excited that next month marks 30 years since Skinny Puppy released its first cassette, Back and Forth.
Fancy a bit of horrorcore morbidity to get you through the day? Check out the video for “Planning a Murder,” the latest track from Hymns from the House of Horror vets So Sick Social Club featuring Sid from Slipknot.
“Planning a Murder” is the second video single from The Underworld, out now from Reel Wolf Records.
Legendary punk rockers Electric Frankenstein are teaming up with The Cheats for a new split EP, and we’ve got an exclusive EF track to help get your electrodes primed for it!
Rockamania #1, featuring cover art by Jeffrey Lamm, is scheduled for an early 2014 release from Pittsburgh-based Screaming Crow Records. The EP will feature three new Electric Frankenstein tracks, including “Frankensong,” which you’re hopefully streaming at this very moment. Mixed and produced by Mark Rinaldi, these tracks are EF’s first new recordings in two years.
Austin-based performance art group ArcAttack have released a very cool video of two singing Tesla coils and a robot playing the main theme from Pacific Rim. I don’t really have anywhere to go after “Tesla coils” and “robot” and “Pacific Rim,” so here’s the video.
(In case you don’t know, singing Tesla coils are like speakers only entirely different. They’re made out of, um, science. I use mine mainly to control the weather and hang clothes, and had no idea you could do this with them.)
Waxworks Records has released details on their upcoming Rosemary’s Baby vinyl, dropping January 28. Their presentation of Christopher Komeda’s score from Roman Polanski’s 1968 film sounds pretty spectacular; it’s been remixed and mastered for vinyl from the original analog master tapes, and features in-depth liner notes, unreleased production stills, and full package artwork by Jay Shaw. According to Waxwork’s press release, it’s the most comprehensive version of the film’s score so far, and a few lucky audiophiles will get a first-of-its-kind variant edition. Hit the jump for the details, courtesy of the press release.
Rue Morgue was mightily impressed by ESPECTROSTATIC, the upcoming horror-synth album from Alex Cuervo of Hex Dispensers fame. (See review in RM#138, on stands now.) Jason Willis, who created the album art you see above, has also crafted a video for the track “Consulting the Necronauts.” Check it out now and read on for more info about the album, which drops November 19.
RUE MORGUE is giving away three pairs of tickets to see GOBLIN in their first Toronto appearance, coming up Friday, October 11 at Opera House! One of those lucky winners will be a part of the meet & greet with the band taking place on the day of the show.
To enter, all you have to do is tell us your three favourite Goblin scores. Send your answers, along with your full name and mailing address, to email@example.com.
The contest closes at noon on Monday, October 7. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
As an unrepentant fan of Those Poor Bastards and Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks, I’m tickled to tell you that Lonesome’s new album, Halloween Is Here, is now available for pre-order. The album will be released on 10-inch vinyl in both Ectoplasmic Slime Green and Melting Jack-O-Lantern Orange (limited to 150 copies each) and on CD (limited to 300 copies). It officially drops October 1.