Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teepublic Sale!

Hot on the heels of the announcement of my all-new Pre-Cert t-shirt I received an email from Teepublic informing me that starting today they're having a sale on all my designs. To commemorate this I decided to add three new designs exclusive to this sale: Vestron Video Yellow, Vestron Video Blue and Pre-Cert Red. The sale lasts until January 29th. Check it out here.

EDIT: Videogram tees in the wild! Check out Camera Viscera sporting the Lunchmeat VHS artwork by Loud Comix' head honcho Jamie Vayda! Many thanks for the support! Give them a like on Facebook here and check out Jamie's work here.

An update on the David Bowie / Friday the 13th connection: Earlier this week Friday the 13th: The Franchise decided to run my tidbit of trivia regarding the Aladdin Sane LP showing up in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part 6. Read it here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Pre-Cert t-shirt!

Check out the all-new t-shirt design I just added to my Teepublic page! Based on Milan Pad's artwork for my Pre-Cert LP/CD on Cineploit - a tribute to Lucio Fulci's 1981 video nasty The House by the Cemetery - the tee turned out great and is available in a nice assortment of colors.

Check it out here and for the next 72 hours you'll get it for $14 (plus postage)!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Updates and Tributes!

Well, with the Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm, passing away at 89 this Sunday I figured I'd share the Silver Sphere video once again. The 1979 cult classic Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, is a personal favorite of mine, a truly unique horror movie, and the soundtrack is just amazing. I'm pretty sure neither Don or Angus heard the track or saw the video, but I'm glad I and Cineploit managed to release this tribute while Angus was still alive.

With the (unexpected) passing of David Bowie, Videogram supporters Friday the 13th: The Film Franchise posted an article on the unusual ties Mr Bowie had with the iconic Friday the 13th movies.

The article - as well as the highly-recommened Crystal Lake Memories documentary - covers producer Frank Mancuso, Jr's fandom of Bowie's music, so much so that every production starting with Friday the 13th Part III was filmed under a Bowie song title alias.

One of my personal faves, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, was filmed as Aladdin Sane, and, for a bit of added trivia, I posted the above photo on my official Facebook page, clearly showing the LP pictured right during the girls' "Camp Blood" card game. Read the article here.

In other news, Videogram supporters Trash Mutant just published an all-new review of my Pre-Cert LP/CD.

Calling it a "satisfying listen from start to finish" and "the type of stuff that could make a good movie even better", they sum up my Cineploit debut as a "very stylish, well-produced and consistent album".

Read it in full here, make sure to give them a "like" on Facebook here and while you're at it, read the interview we did back in March of 2015 here.

While on the subject of my records, I recently got the exciting news that my Pre-Cert album is charting on HHV.de's Top 100 Film and Soundtrack Albums in Germany. Turns out that my Camp Blood 10" pic disc EP is as well, placing at #50, and charting at #25 on their Top 100 10" list as an added bonus! Again, vielen dank Deutschland!

To finish up this update I received my Vestron Video logo tribute t-shirt yesterday. I created a storefront over at Teepublic thanks to Joey at Camera Viscera, and having checked them out myself I can assure you they offer great quality t-shirts, both the fabric and prints!

So far I've got nine designs available, featuring tributes to various VHS distributors, as well as the brilliant Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine artwork courtesy LOUD COMIX' illustrator Jamie Vayda.

You can order yours here, but I've also added various print and color examples on my official Facebook page here. Check them out!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

Here we go: New year, new video! Check out my all-new effort for Horror Express off the Pre-Cert album on Cineploit. The 1972 British/Spanish co-production starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing is a personal fave and is actually based on the same sci-fi novel as John Carpenter's The Thing (John W. Campbell's Who Goes There?). The movie is in the public domain, meaning you can download it for free via Archive.org etc., so make sure to check it out!

Got some additional news since my last post. First off, check out this cool t-shirt I got from Cinepunx! A tribute to Lucio Fulci's 1979 video nasty classic Zombie Flesh-Eaters (known in the U.S. simply as Zombie or Zombie 2), you can get yours via their official Facebook page here, and make sure to tell them I sent ya!

Towards the end of December I received the exciting news that my Pre-Cert album had placed at number 75 on German distributor HHV's Top 100 film and soundtrack albums, and the latest news is that it has climbed up to number 60! Just amazing. Vielen dank Deutschland!
EDIT: I was just informed that the album jumped up to #59! Again, vielen dank!

For those in the U.S. looking to score physical copies of either Pre-Cert or Camp Blood, Dusty Groove have them in stock, ready to ship out! Summing up my Cineploit debut as "cool 80s sound that really feels like the music from some straight-to-video flick", you can get the LP here, the CD here, the LP/CD combo here, and the Camp Blood EP here.
EDIT II: I was just informed that the Camp Blood EP has sold out! Insane! Keep ordering and they'll restock it!

For those in Europe, One Way Static have both records back in stock but they are already running low, so make sure to act fast on that one. You'll find Pre-Cert here and Camp Blood here.