Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy Alien Day!

Hey, it's April 26, and horror/sci-fi fans are celebrating LV-426, so what better time to remind you of The Eighth Passenger off my 2014 S/T album! The 1979 classic, and James Cameron's 1986 sequel, are both personal faves, and the track is actually inspired by the original theatrical trailer.

Copyright issues prohibited me from using the trailer for a video, but I did edit one for the Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine VHS last year, using footage from the public domain Galaxy Invader. The VHS is sold out, but a digital version is available via VHX.com here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Living Dead of Film Scores

Head on over to Danish site TONEwood for a mammoth interview/write-up on horror soundtracks they did with me and vocalist Ustumallagam (30 Silver Coins / Denial of God).

We offer our own takes on the appeal of the genre; John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi and Tangerine Dream gets mentioned and there's even a nice write-up on Call Me Greenhorn's album L'Isola dei Morti Viventi! Read it in full here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Le Erotici Notti di Emanuelle

Time for a new video! The Le Erotici Notti di Emanuelle off my Pre-Cert LP/CD has nothing to do with Just Jaeckin's 1974 softcore feature starring Sylvia Kristel, as it is a tribute to the Italian-produced exploitation series starring Laura Gemser, mainly Joe D'Amato's 1977 Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals.

The video was pretty fun to do. Using footage from Joe D'Amato's x-rated Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (aka Sexy Nights of the Living Dead and Queen of the Zombies), I went for a VIPCO trailer kind of approach and lucked out as the pacing of the movie really fits the track. In order to make it PG for YouTube I did have to spend some additional time doing creative edits though, but I'm pretty happy with the final results. Check it out above or on my official YouTube channel.

In other news I'm having a t-shirt sale on Teepublic! For the next couple of days all tees are $14, plus postage. A total of thirteen designs, including the Vestron Video tribute logo, you can get yours here.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Acid Washed Remix (update) and The Mutilator!

First off, check out this all-new The Mutilator t-shirt I got via VHS Dreams on Teepublic! Goes nicely with the Arrow Video DVD/Blu-Ray combo I recently got. The Arrow release is (once again, I gotta add) a fan boy's wet dream with a beautiful uncut transfer and tons of bonus goodies, and the t-shirt features unused concept art. Check them out here and here.

EDIT: Seems like I'm not the only fan of this slasher classic. The brilliant Dangerous Minds just posted a mammoth review-slash-Buddy Cooper interview on their website. Check it out here.

In other news I just received the all-new Acid Washed remix. I've given it plenty of spins throughout the day and it sounds amazing! This French DJ duo most recently collaborated with Moby (link below), and listening to the final results I can share that it's very Camp Blood-esque, very dance floor friendly and with a healthy dose of John Carpenter injected into it! Me and Cineploit are currently working out both the artwork and physical details, so stay tuned for more info!