Sad news as Corey Taylor has tested positive for COVID-19, after being vaccinated previously. The frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has canceled his appearance at Astronomicon convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend. Taylor was the headline artist of the con along with stars from AEW, the movie Clerks, horror movies, Mick Foley, Ice Nine Kills, Dirk Manning, and more!
Exploding with lurid technicolour noise and flooding your brain with nightmarish, acid-fuelled cartoon imagery, musician/director/writer/artist/sideshow freak Rob Zombie is back with his latest exercise in restraint and understatement, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast).
Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with Death Metal legend Sven “Svencho” De Caulwe of long-running band Aborted recently for an interview. Sven detailed Aborted’s new EP La Grande Mascarade released from Century Media Records on April 17th, 2020. We chatted about the impact of the coronavirus on the music industry, the new EP, the excellent current lineup of the band, how Sven manages his work as a designer outside of the music business, his other side-hustles, how he has been spending some downtime during the quarantine including music, gaming, horror movies, and more. Pre-order the new album La Grande Mascarade here.Continue reading
Ghost Cult caught up with The Black Dahlia Murder frontman and international ambassador for metal Trevor Strnad for a new interview. The bands’ new album Verminous releases on April 17th, 2020 via Metal Blade Records, and Trevor is understandably stoked! We chatted with Trevor about how he is dealing with the coronavirus quarantine, the new album, how the band continues to expand the songwriting chops, how underrated Alan Cassidy is as a drummer, past TBDM drummers, how he strives to add new elements to his vocals and lyrics every album, their approach to pre-sales merch, Trevor’s love for Dungeons and Dragons and why they have themed roll playing merch, his work on The Obiuarist column for Metal Injection, feeling like he has a responsibility to support metal, Bandcamp, horror movies, Game of Thrones, and more. Pre-order Verminous here!
One of our favorite interviewees in person or the phone is Matt Harvey of Exhumed. Matt is as amazing to chat with as he is a guitarist and bandleader. Exhumed’s new album is the aptly titled Horror (Relapse Records) which came out just ahead of Halloween 2019, and he was in a spooky mood when we chatted. We talked about the new album, his proclivity for writing great OSDM songs, the consistency of the current lineup of the band, his favorite horror movies ever, and his thoughts on attending one of Metallica’s “S and M 2 Concerts” in San Francisco, earlier this fall, and more. Catch the band on tour through the start of December with Necrot! Continue reading
Phil Anselmo has created a brutal new song for the theme song of Slayer’s Tom Araya’s upcoming “Hair Metal Shotgun Zombie Massacre” project! Check out a teaser for the track, out today on all digital platforms worldwide via Art Is War Records, is available below. Directed by Joshua Allan Vargas, who has worked on music videos for Down, Soil, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Warbeast, the film is about a hair metal band that, while struggling to find its own identity, decides to record its first full-length album is a creepy cabin located in the middle of a notorious cemetery. Written by Joshua Allan Vargas and Jvstin Whitney, based on a story by Jvstin Whitney, “Hair Metal Shotgun Zombie Massacre ” features cameos by Araya, Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and David Vincent (Morbid Angel). Film narration was provided by actor Norman Reedus. Continue reading
With song titles like ‘Mother of Satan’ and ‘Obscene as Cancer’ its easy to understand that an Anaal Nathrakh album is something that needs to be in your heavy metal rotation and A New Kind of Horror (Metal Blade) is worthy of that distinction.Continue reading
HDNet Movies is once again broadcasting “Rob Zombie’s 13 Nights Of Halloween”. Rob Zombie will host and choose 13 fiendish films leading up to Halloween. The block will highlight a different film every evening at 9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PT, airing in prime time from Friday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 31. Rob Zombie will be on hand himself to introduce each film and provide his unique insight on their impact to the genre. kicking off with Rob Zombie’s avant-garde occult opus “The Lords Of Salem” on October 19, starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace and Bruce Davison; as well as the influential 1999 found-footage hit “The Blair Witch Project”; the original 1990 afterlife nightmare “Flatliners”, starring Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts and Keifer Sutherland; and genre superstar Bruce Campbell in the beloved cult classics “The Evil Dead” and “Bubba Ho-Tep”, among others.Continue reading
If you find yourself seeking a soundtrack to a belligerent, drug fuelled weekend look no further than Songs of Darkness and Despair (Housecore Records), the new collaboration between the iconic Phil Anselmo and horror movie mainstay Bill Moseley.Continue reading
Philip H. Anselmo issued a statement in regards to the sudden passing of his Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder and best selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, who suffered a deadly heart attack early Monday morning (October 27, 2014) at Emo’s in Austin, Texas, the venue home of the event. This follows the second edition of the fest’s successful weekend of metal and horror.
Said partner/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo, in an official statement:
“This is stunning. After a weekend of incredible bands, awesome horror films and masses of fantastic people, tragically, unexpectedly, and with heart-crushing reality, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, passed away Monday, October 27th 2014, after the event ended. This is devastating on so many levels, I can’t and won’t go into how tremendous a loss Corey’s untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I’d been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival. He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters. This is devastating on countless personal levels, and I’m finding it difficult to type these lines. We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed… RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship. With supremely heavy hearts, we mourn. Sincerely – Philip H. Anselmo”
Mitchell was a Los Angeles Times and Borders International Group bestselling author of several true crime books including Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead And Buried, Murdered Innocents, Evil Eyes, Strangler, Pure Murder, and Savage Son. He was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog; a former blogger for the Discovery Channel’s Hollywood on Crime blog; contributor to Metalsucks; and the horror film festival blogger for Bloody Disgusting. His forthcoming eighth true crime book, Teach Me To Kill (about the murder of Diane Tilly), out in the coming weeks. Details on a fund to assist his wife Audra and his two daughters will be announced soon.