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December’s Hymn isn’t just a free tune, it’s a public service – an aural antidote to the homogenized holiday cheer that clogs airways this time of year. The final installment of Hymns from the House of Horror Vol. III is an infectious slice of hip-hop horror called “B-Movie Monsters.” Chokeules, Timbuktu and Savilion – collectively known as Swamp Thing – have generously offered up a cut from their debut album, Creature Feature, for your sick pleasure. And you won’t even have to crack open your kid brother’s piggy bank; like every other Hymn, “B-Movie Monsters” is absolutely free, so go here and download it before it sinks back into the swamp. While you’re there, be sure to snag the rest of this year’s Hymns. They won’t be here forever, you know.
Like a weird old dude at an out-of-the-way gas station, they warned us – and like a carload of horny, baked-out-of-their-gourds teenagers, we didn’t listen. And where did our incaution land us? Knee-deep in a sea of skunk apes, baby.
“Sasquatch Ocean” is this month’s free Hymns from the House of Horror track, and it comes to us courtesy of Troglodyte, a Missouri-based troop of slaughter-happy simians out to show the world that evolution ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. The “neandercore” mascots’ latest album, Don’t Go In the Woods… (out now from noMoreTomorrow Records), features thirteen cuts of rotting red meat, including this month’s Hymns track and the gloriously named “Murderous Bi-Pedal Hominid Rampage (Where Are My Legs?)” Drag your stinking carcass (and your knuckles) over to our Hymns page now and download “Sasquatch Ocean.” While you’re there, be sure to nab the rest of 2012’s tracks before they’ve gone the way of the missing link.
The third volume of our Hymns From the House of Horror comp gets an injection of bubbling estrogen this month courtesy of goth-punk femme fatale Dinah Cancer and her LA deathrock band 45 Grave! You may remember the original version of “Night of the Demons” from the soundtrack to 2009′s Night of the Demons, starring Shannon Elizabeth and Edward Furlong, but this version is actually a redo from the band’s recently released first album in 27 years (!), Pick Your Poison (Frontier Records). If, like me, you’re feelin’ like Halloween can’t come soon enough, crankin’ this cut up to 11 oughta do the trick. Click here, and make sure you get the rest of 2012′s tracks too ’cause once they’re gone, well…you know.
Many lunar phases ago, it was Dawn of the Dead that was easily my favourite entry in Romero’s famed trilogy and Day of the Dead my least. With age, however (and with it the hope that I might soon begin accruing Old Man Strength, the innate ability all the silverbacks in your family possess that consistently enables them to win arm wrestles, fix cars, beat you at pool and drink you under the table despite being in the November of their years), that list has flipped around. Day is far and away the Romero film that, for me, has appreciated the most in its vintage.
Which is why I couldn’t help myself when it came to choosing a track from Neon Rain’s …of the Dead, a three-disc collection of noise, drone and industrial music devoted to Uncle George’s flesh-tearing triptych. Something about the plodding “Hunters & the Preys” from the “A Day” disc gave me that same panicky feeling that I get watching Rhodes and co. wasting away in their claustrophobic underground bunker. Listen for yourself.
This month’s new Hymns From the House of Horror track is now up! Click here to collect your free download of an epic, exclusive-to-RM song called “Amaranth” from stoner rock sweethearts Windhand. Burn one if ya got one…
And remember, we do this every month. Check out the full review of Windhand’s self-titled album (which you can stream in full here) in the June issue of RM#123, but the only place you’ll find “Amaranth” is in the loving cyber-tentacles of rue-morgue.com.
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!
Check out She’s Still Dead’s gore-geous LP and T-shirt package for Immortal, Eternal. Pressed on “bone and blood red haze vinyl”…are you kidding me? The album’s available on CD too, of course, but that there is a thing of vile beauty truly befitting the dirty needle of the Hymns gramophone!
The second track of this year’s Hymns From the House of Vol. III compilation is now available for your free downloading pleasure! Direct from New Orleans, by way of ex-White Zombie guitarist-cum-producer J. Yuenger, Rue Morgue brings you She’s Still Dead and a tombstone-splitting asskicker of a song called “Hands of the Ripper.” Just try to listen to this stalking cut of sneering thrash without flipping your desk, crashing through something, fighting someone, or knocking yourself out.
Ready to build a new audio monster? The third installment of our free downloadable music compilation, Hymns From the House of Horror, kicks off today with the first of (at least) eleven curated horror cuts – including exclusive tracks, previously unreleased oddities and sneak peeks – to be rolled out one at a time for each issue of Rue Morgue’s 2012 publishing schedule. As has been custom, these tracks will only be available for a limited time so get ‘em while the gettin’s good, as they say…
Could there be a cooler name for a Halloween-themed band than The Marshmallow Ghosts? Check out this trailer for the new film by the collective (who claim to hail from Hell, Michigan), Corpse Reviver No. 2, which, in its entirety, will serve as an album-length music video for the band’s self-titled album (out October 11 on LP, Dualdisc CD/DVD and digitally from Graveface Records). Though they’ve released a pair of EPs in conjunction with the last two Halloweens, this is the first full-length album for the super group, who are comprised of members of such bands as Lady Lazarus, Dreamend, Hospital Ships, Casket Girls and Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II contributors Black Moth Super Rainbow.