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Two new Hymns Vol.III downloads have been posted, audiofiends! We’ve got a pair of exclusives this month: “Human Monster” by THE KILLCREEPS (a rarity from Count Lyle’s pre-Ghoultown band of corpsepunks that isn’t included on Ghoultown’s latest release of lost tracks, The Unforgotten), and a live version of “Set Flames” by one-man industrial unit AUTHOR AND PUNISHER that’ll sear the ears off the side of that head of yours. Go get ‘em, they’re free and only available for a limited time!
Risking life and limb, we recently approached intergalactic refugees GWAR about contributing a track to the second installment of Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns From the House of Horror (available May 1), cleverly titled Hymns From the House of Horror II. After swooning lead singer Oderus Urungus with a pitch that went something like: “We would love to promote your scraps and mutually benefit from their otherwise utterly worthless appeal,” the lead Scumdog agreed to let us feature an epic number from the band’s latest gory opus, Bloody Pit of Horror, so long as we let them torture, humiliate and otherwise psychologically traumatize one of our interns. The quandary proved time-consuming and difficult.
Last year’s Hymns From the House of Horror was so much fun to stitch together that we’ve decided to try our monstrous hand at it again! For Hymns From the House of Horror II, we’ve gathered 20 skull-knockin’ cuts – some previously unreleased, some rare, some sneak peeks – from a host of horror bands, spliced them together with trailers for imaginary grindhouse movies we’d surely love to see (created by RM staff and friends), and are offering it as a free download, complete with printable album artwork designed by Justin Erickson and hosted by Rue Morgue Radio’s Tomb Dragomir!
Industrial drug rock juggernaut and Ministry front man Al “Alien” Jourgensen isn’t the first person I’d think of during a conversation about notorious nice guys or musical philanthropists. But this morning, after receiving an email from Jimmy Psycho of Psycho Charger, I learned once again not to judge a book by its cover…no matter how colourfully controversial it may historically be.
The holiday season is full of surprises, not the least of which is the Insane Clown Posse’s announcement today of the “Sugar Slam’s Super Live Toy Drive” to raise new winter outerwear and/or toys for children in need. In exchange, the band and their label (Psychopathic Records) are offering all you kind-hearted juggalos and juggalettes out there an exclusive holiday CD, Holiday Heat, just for being so fucking generous! This disc won’t be available by any other means either so if you’re down with the Clown, you better suck it up, bitch, and uh…before January 31, 2011 too.
For those who caught The Unsettlers at the 2010 Festival of Fear’s official opening night party (The Night of the New Flesh), you’ll be excited to know we’ve brought the eleven-piece Montreal band back for one night only! This Saturday, November 27 at The Legendary El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue, 2nd floor lounge), be among the first to hear cuts from the band’s brand-new 26-track double album, Oil & Blood.
The band have promised this second effort is “a winding journey through dreams, nightmares, sinking ships, whiskey barrels and a warm embrace.” If you were one of the 20,000 people who downloaded Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns From the House of Horrors music compilation earlier this year, you’re already acquainted with the new record’s kerosene and plasma-soaked title track, which brought closure to Hymns‘ eclectic set list.
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to hang out at The Gore-met’s place on the weekend, black metal quartet Dawn of Ashes have produced a video that might help fill in the blanks. Shot just weeks ago at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio – widely rumoured to be haunted and recently featured on an episode of the Syfy’s Ghost Hunters – the gory new clip for “Transformation Within Fictional Mutation” features special effects by KNB EFX founder Robert Kurtzman (Army of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness, Bubba Ho-tep and so many more) who also produced it.
Asheville, North Carolina duo Mad Tea Party have released a new 7″ vinyl/digital download EP just in time for Halloween, and this fun clip for the title track “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghoul” to boot. For more info on the album, go here but not before priming yourself with the video, which looks as if it was culled from footage of an Asheville zombie walk. Dig it, deadites.
Halloween Carols composer Kristen Lawrence (as featured in the RM Halloween issue #105) has kindly given us three, signed copies of her Broom With A View CD and Arachnitect EP to give away! This is perfect listening material for the Halloween season but in order to win one of these beautifully chilling sets, you’re going to have to get out your quill and get downright lyrical. Read the article on Kristen on pages 118 and 119 of the Halloween issue (currently on newsstands) and write your own verse to her rendition of the traditional song “Ghost of John.” You can even download the music to it from her website halloweencarols.com.
Well, it seems as if Mushroomhead’s new video for “Come On,” from their latest album Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children has been banned, despite the album’s top-notch debut at # 44 on Billboard Top 200 and # 9 on Billboard’s Independent Chart. I guess mainstream TV outlets don’t appreciate dudes in monstrous fleshmasks, bloody fisticuffs and devastating wrench bludgeons to the head. Who knew?