Korn mainman Jonathan Davis knows horror firsthand. Working in a coroner’s office as a kid, he’s gotten up close and personal with more blood and guts than George Romero, Sam Raimi and John Carpenter combined.
Davis laughs, “I did all of the blood and guts shit for real, bro. I hacked up over 2500 bodies in my day working in the coroner’s office.”
photo credit Lilly Ryden
Now the singer has just been hacking up heavy metal with Korn’s latest offering, Korn III — Remember Who You Are
. It’s a bloody, brutal and brilliant return to form for Korn, and it sees Davis sparing no one lyrically.
Given his connection to the world of “real” horror, Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) spoke to Jonathan Davis in this exclusive interview about his favorite horror flicks! READ MORE
Deftones‘ latest album Diamond Eyes is quite the ride. Strangely seductive, vibrantly violent and brilliantly brutal, Deftones forged a soundscape with album number six that’s as explosive as it is entrancing. Over the course of the record’s eleven songs, vocalist Chino Moreno guides those “experiencing” Diamond Eyes through a wildly warped world before shuttling them off into outer space. The journey feels damn good too, just as good, if not better, then it did when they launched listeners out of this universe on White Pony.
When Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) sat down with Deftones’ Chino Moreno we had two crucial questions though…
What movies scare Chino and what was his favorite memory from the legendary “War of the Gargantuas” Tour when Deftones shared the stage with Pantera and White Zombie. Here’s what he had to say… READ MORE
Hesta Prynn doesn’t front.
She channels true hip hop spirit a la the Wu-Tang Clan, while carrying dreamy hooks just as well as Portishead’s Beth Gibbons. The New York artist conjures a myriad of sounds in her music that often border on ethereal but always brandish a raw undeniable spunk. If M.I.A. could rhyme like Nas, she’d be halfway as good as Hesta Prynn as. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Miss Prynn has a sexy swagger and a stunning live show. Emerging from Northern State solo, Hesta Prynn has her sights set on the top.
However, she’s also a massive horror movie fan. Being a true student of the genre, Hesta Prynn shared a diverse and deadly list of favorite flicks with Bloody Disgusting’s Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) in this exclusive feature. READ MORE
Murderdolls make fist-pumpin’, panty-droppin’ graveyard rock better than anyone these days.
That sums it all up.
The pairing of Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (guitar, drums, musical mayhem of all kinds) and Wednesdy 13 (vocals, cool hats) is genuinely arena-ready on Women and Children Last, the band’s forthcoming sophomore offering and follow-up to 2002′s Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. In fact, Women and Children Last sits at a sick crossroads right in between Motley Crue and Rob Zombie, and it’s a pretty awesome place to be. With searing riffs and solos and massive choruses, this may bring more than just the goth chicks back to rock ‘n’ roll… thank God…
Given the band’s penchant for all kinds of horror-influenced subject matter, Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) sat down with Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 in a Hollywood Hills studio to discuss some of their favorite horror flicks for this exclusive feature. READ MORE
The Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan is one of the most visionary musicians of the past two decades.
Even though he’s not an avowed “horror fanatic” like say our new columnist Philip Anselmo or our buddies in Devildriver, Billy Corgan does know what’s up when it comes to scary flicks. Right now, Corgan’s mired in releasing each track of his latest epic the 44-song Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, which from the first songs that have been released, sounds like some of Corgan’s best fare yet. Teargarden mixes the massive scope of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness with the psychedelic grunge urgency of Gish, and we can’t think of anything more awesome than that.
Billy Corgan shared some flicks that scared him with Bloody Disgusting’s very own Rick Florino
. Check them out below!
“I’m bursting at the seams here! There are so many films that I want to share,” laughs Philip Anselmo from his New Orleans home.
He’s not kidding either.
The voice of Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem and more, as well as founder of House Core Records (http://www.thehousecorerecords.com), is the closest thing that heavy metal, scratch that, music, has to a true “horror historian.” His encyclopedic knowledge of horror films and culture is inspiring, and he WILL turn you on to some amazing horror films. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Phillip will be gracing us with a column highlighting one of his favorite horror films on a monthly basis. Phillip’s going to share why he digs the film he chose, when he saw it and, most importantly, why you NEED to see it.
Right now, Philip’s hard at work on all things House Core Records. The label has a phenomenal slate of new artists with releases in the works—Arson Anthem, haarp, Warbeast and more—you NEED to check all of them out as well!
He goes on, “I’m looking at probably 5500 box copy cassettes, all original box copies right in front of my eyes right now. There are probably 3000 DVDs over there in the corner, and this is one room [Laughs].”
Bloody-Disgusting.com is proud to announce that Phillip is going to be doing this column, and we’re all excited to learn about new flicks through metal’s greatest vocalist.
For now, in no particular order, Philip shared a few picks with Bloody-Disgusting.com contributor and Dolor author Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) in this exclusive interview. Check them out below and be on the lookout for the first installment of his column soon! READ MORE
Tim King, the bassist of rock group Soil, took time out to share his favorite horror movies of all time with Bloody Disgusting. Read on to check them out!
Soil will be kicking off their U.S. tour next month to promote their new album ‘Picture Perfect’ which is available in stores and online now. READ MORE
Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe can scream with the best of ‘em. He’s also got a penchant for penning pensive, but brutal lyrics steeped in an unmatched raw intensity. That rawness carries over to his big screen debut as Deacon Luke in Brian Pulido’s brand new indie horror flick, The Graves. Deacon Luke is the enforcer for this church of sickos and an all-around bad, bad man. Blythe stepped right into Luke’s skin and made him quite the memorable villain, stalking the screen like he stalks the stage.
On the eve of the movie’s premiere, Blythe spoke to Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) about his favorite horror flicks! Read on for his list. READ MORE
Tech N9ne is at home in the dark. On his latest album, K.O.D., Tech conjures all sorts of demonic rhymes that’d get any club in Hell bumpin’. On “Demons,” he and Three 6 Mafia count off all kinds of creatures of the night, while “Shadows on the Road” is a tense psychedelic burner of a track. Tech’s dubbed himself the “King of Darkness,” and he’s definitely worthy of that moniker for hip hop.
Given his love for all things strange, Tech shared his favorite horror movies with Bloody-Disgusting.com in this exclusive interview. Check them out below and pick up K.O.D. in stores now!
For many different reasons, my number one favorite horror movie is Halloween II. I love the way it’s shot, and I love the way the synthesizer sounds on the score. Whatever keyboard John Carpenter composed the Michael Myers theme with is perfect. The whole plot is perfect too! I love how some of the movie takes place in a scary ass hospital. It’s so beautiful the way they show Haddonfield, Illinois. Starting and ending the film with “Mr. Sandman” still gives me chills. It’s such a happy song, but it’s so creepy in this setting. The way John Carpenter put the whole movie together amazes me. Halloween II is my favorite of all time!
Read on for the rest of the list! READ MORE