In this episode of Bloody-Disgusting’s Aural Pleasures, host Jonny talks with Ann Arbor filmmaker Matt Grevenstuk and their mutual love of horror. The guys chat about favorite horror films, great music in horror, favorite bands, and more. Head on in and enjoy the episode!
Also below is Matt’s über low budget short horror film Death Hour. Matt states that he wanted to make a film where, “…there were more deaths than minutes in the film.” Check it out! READ MORE
Electronic rock artist WVM has released a 5-track EP entitled The End Is Only The Beginning, which features Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, American McGee’s Alice) and Josh Freese (Queens Of The Stone Age, A Perfect Circle). Mixing of the EP was done by Sean Beavan (8MM, Marilyn Manson), who called the album an, “…electronic masterpiece.” You can snag the EP on iTunes. A full LP version of the album will be released on June 7th and can be pre-ordered here.
Sean Beavan also says “WVM has all the warm, yummy, electronic goodness of vintage Gary Numan, with instant melodic hookery and a real artist’s vision; unique, original, and accessible.”
Bloody-Disgusting is offering a limited stream/download of the track “When Universes Collide”, which features drummer Josh Freese. You can listen to the song below and we’re offering the track for you to download for the next 48 hours, so make sure to get it while you can! READ MORE
On Saturday, Apr. 6th, the first annual Days Of The Dead Awards will be taking place during a VIP Party at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Los Angeles, CA. The event will be hosted by comedian Dana Gould and will be feature Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle) as guest DJ. The awards will pay tribute to many of the famous names of horror but will also celebrate the best of the past and the future of horror.
VIP Passes for Days Of The Dead: Los Angeles are still available, but are limited to only 100 and are almost sold out. Perks include early entry all three days of the show, preferred seating at all panels and events, a free 6 month subscription to Fangoria magazine, free event t-shirt and art prints, pint glass, and admission to the exclusive VIP Party and Days Of The Dead Awards show. More information can be found here.
The convention itself has over 100 guests planning on attending, including Keith David, Roddy Piper, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Jake Busey, Tyler Mane, Michael Berryman, Derek Mears, and many more. READ MORE
Puscifer, the project led by Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, is streaming a new song entitled “Breath”. The track comes off the upcoming EP Donkey Punch The Night, which comes out Feb. 19th and features a cover of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. You can listen to the song here.
The EP also features singer/songwriter Carina Round whose album Tigermending landed on my Top Albums of 2012 list, which you can see here. READ MORE
Puscifer, the project from Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, has opened up pre-orders for their upcoming EP Donkey Punch The Night, which will be released Feb. 19th. The EP features a cover of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, five remix tracks, as well as two originals. Singer Carina Round is also on the EP.
Marilyn Manson bassist Jeordie White (Twiggy Ramirez) will be DJing at Club Necto in Ann Arbor, MI on Monday, Jan 21st. Both DJ Jinx and Black Mass will also be spinning. Cover is $1 before 10pm and $3 after. A flyer with more information can be seen below.
Although not listed on the official website, White has also been a member of rock band A Perfect Circle as well as fronting his band Goon Moon. READ MORE
In a recent interview with Las Vegas Weekly, A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel spilled the beans on the status of a future APC album, stating, “…I’d love to – when the time is right. It would be awesome. I’m trying to write songs with that in mind.” However, Howerdel has his focus elsewhere right now: “…right now, I’m focusing most of my energy on a new Ashes Divide record, which is under way with 11 songs.” Howerdel hopes to enter the mixing phase of the new Ashes Divide album in January or February.
APC’s last album was 2004′s eMOTIVe, which was a collection of cover songs from such artists as Devo, Depeche Mode, John Lennon, and more. There were also two original tracks on that record.
Meanwhile, APC will be performing their sole 2012 show tomorrow night in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. READ MORE
Avant garde electronic group Puscifer (led by Tool/A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan) will be releasing a new EP entitled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19th, 2013. The 8-track EP will feature two new songs entitled “Breathe” and “Dear Brother” as well as a cover of of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a cover of Accept‘s “Balls To The Wall”.
The EP was recorded at Keenan’s wine vineyard, Caduceus Cellars, with the same roster from 2011′s Conditions of My Parole (review) (Keenan, Mitchell, Round, Eustis, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl) and guests Zac Rae (piano), Juliette Commagere (vocals), Josh Morreau (bass) and Claire Acey (vocals).
Puscifer has a few tour dates for late Winter/early Spring of 2013. Check below for the track list of Donkey Punch The Night as well as confirmed tour dates. READ MORE
James Iha, who has played in such bands as Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle, is set to release his second solo album Look To The Sky on Sept. 18th. It has been 14 years since his last solo album Let It Come Down, which he released while he was still in Smashing Pumpkins.
Iha explains why it took so long for this album to come out, saying, “I wanted this record to be more eclectic and reflect all of my tastes which is why it took so long. It was important to me for the record to be multi-dimensional and complex. Being a part of the Smashing Pumpkins, and working with so many other bands and artists since my last album gave me a fresh perspective on what music could be.”
Confirmed guest appearances include Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O and Nick Zinner, Tegan And Sara‘s Sara Quin, Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger, Antony & the Johnsons and legendary Television guitarist Tom Verlaine.
You can hear the first single “To Who Knows Where” below. It’s a soft, sweet song that is quite enjoyable in its pureness and innocence. READ MORE
Black Light Burns, the project led by Limp Bizkit/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist Wes Borland, has released details for its long-awaited new album, which is entitled The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall. This is the first new full-length album since 2007′s Cruel Melody, which featured Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), Josh Eustis (Puscifer), and Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle). Coming out Aug. 14th, the album will feature 15 brand new tracks, including “Scream Hallelujah”, which is streaming on Noisecreep and can be heard below.
Check out the full album artwork and track listing below. READ MORE
Pusicfer, the project of Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, will be hitting the road for a US tour throughout June. The tour kicks off at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee and ends in Arizona. Presumably joining along will be singer Carina Round who also has a new album, Tigermending, coming out May 1st (details here). You can find all tour dates below as well as a video announcement. READ MORE
While going through the Bloody-Disgusting Forums, I stumbled across a thread started by Anton Crowley which showed videos of Adam Monroe (keyboardist/backing vocals of ASHES dIVIDE) doing piano covers of Tool and A Perfect Circle songs. One of the videos was of my personal favorite track from Mer De Noms, Orestes. I used to play that track over and over again, so upon starting this cover, I was quite apprehensive. Would there still be the same eerily haunting beauty? Turns out the answer is yes. Check out the cover below and allow yourself to get a little lost. READ MORE
A Perfect Circle, the band led by Tool‘s Maynard James Keenan, has announced a full N. American tour, starting with them headlining the 2011 Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. This news came direct from their freshly updated website, which features one badass looking octopus (I’ve got a thing for octopods. TMI? Don’t really care.). Now, the only other bit of news I’d like to hear is that a new album is in the works, although Tool‘s should come first. Ah well, check out the tour dates after the jump. I’ll be at the Fox Theater show in Detroit.
We just reported about the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which looks to have an awesome line-up no matter which date you attend. Well, for those of you lucky enough to be close to Columbus, Ohio, you’ve got one hell of a two-day festival in store. This year’s Rock on the Range will have some of the biggest names in today’s rock scene headlining including A Perfect Circle (easily my most anticipated show), Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Korn, Disturbed, Staind, and so many more.
It’s been about 4 years since 2006′s “10,000″ days. Which really isn’t that long in Tool fan years. We’re used to waiting what seems like forever for new material, but to be honest are we ever disappointed? I don’t mind waiting a few years for a band to make an awesome album, but only if it’s awesome. Well finally Tool decided to give us a little note in perfect Tool fashion.
A little over a year from when Puscifer played its first live shows ever, they have plans to embark on a 13 city, East Coast/Mid-West Tour in further support of their latest release “C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here)”, the follow-up to 2007’s “V is for Vagina”. Puscifer was created to serve as a catch-all for any of Maynard James Keenan’s creativity which did not have a place in Tool or his super group A Perfect Circle. Puscifer is a departure from the sound and vision of Tool,in addition to being more of the groove-oriented variety as opposed to the harder sound of Tool. While Tool is still obligated to complete one more album under their record contract, they have been more than happy to work around Keenan’s side projects for the better part of 11 years.
As for the tour, Keenan has said that in cities where there are two dates, patrons shouldn’t be expecting the same show twice. The band is still in an experimental stage with members coming and going, but Keenan promises that it will continue to evolve and morph into a stable, core band.