It’s the 20th episode of Aural Pleasures and we’re thrilled to actually have made it this long! Jonny and Bill are joined by Bill’s brother Dan for a roundtable discussion about everything under the sun, including Jurassic Park 3D, Evil Dead, Friday The 13th, and more.
The guys also chat some music, including the soundtracks to Halo 4 and Bioshock: Infinite as well as groups like Deftones and Rob Zombie‘s upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. They also go over the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and figure out which bands Bill is excited to see! (Hint: it’s not Five Finger Death Punch)
Also, keep your ears peeled back for a guest appearance from one of our favorite bands, Tool! All this and a whole lot more, so give it all a listen below! READ MORE
It is no secret the love I have for the Nightmare On Elm Street series. I’t also no secret how much I love power-violence. It brings a tear to my eye that I can bring not only one of the funniest interviews ever but also Weekend Nachos‘ new song “Watch You Suffer” and a pretty awesome contest. Past the break a389 Records owner/former Domenic Romeo interviews Weekend Nachos’ frontman John Caution covering all things A Nightmare On Elm Street including his ‘Dream Lineup’ of Weekend Nachos featuring characters from the Nightmare On Elm Street series. And in addition to that we have a very awesome contest where you have the chance to win a test press of Weekend Nachos’ new 7″ Watch You Suffer. Enjoy! READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
Today we’re doing the MEGA list, which is all four of our lists combined into one handy guide. A huge thanks to my fellow BD chums Jonathan Barkan, David Harley, Lonnie Nadler and Adam Dodd for shooting me some of their suggestions. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, we’ve got shortcuts below.
Posted by David Harley on November 20, 2012 @ 9:49am
Wes and Fi are empty. While their love for each other burns strong, artistically their hearts have been locked in a box for years. Wes is a burned out photographer paying the bills by shooting weddings. Fi is the writer’s-blocked author of a series of zombie novellas called, The Dead Survive. At one time they were at the top of their creative game, but recently their muse has packed its’ bags and vanished without leaving a note. When Fi begins to show signs of schizophrenia, Wes does everything in his power to help her get better. Strange behaviors and breathing patterns escalate, and It is soon discovered that darker forces lurk inside her. The doctors prove useless and even the church can offer no comfort. The true horror of the situation steals Fi’s voice and reveals itself to Wes. Afraid and completely lost, Wes has no choice to imprison his girlfriend until he can figure out what to do with this familiar looking person he doesn’t know. Fighting against the disturbed entity, the lovers rediscover inspiration in the grimmest corners in this musical horror movie.
In the 16th episode of “Aural Pleasures,” Señor Adam Dodd leaves both Jonny and Bill hanging on their own. While Jonny was unaware of the circumstance surrounding Adam’s need to bow out of this podcast, Bill was told the entire story. Without going into too many details, let’s just say that it involves Adam’s wife (he’s married?!?!), his clothes, and a poorly written work excuse note.
Left on their own, Bill and Jonny discuss several new albums that came out recently, including the new Deftones (read Jonny’s review here, the new Flyleaf (another shameless review plug here), and Bill’s take on the new Soundgarden. The guys then chat for a bit about Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe and the possibility of his return to the Czech Republic, followed by their thoughts on what the best live rock album is. After a bit more, they fellas round it off by adding to Adam’s list of albums he has to listen to and, lastly, give some suggestions.
Listen below or subscribe by searching for “Bloody Disgusting” in iTunes. READ MORE
Thanks so much to all those who participated in the contest, it was tough to pick a winner for this one. Alas, the First Prize winner is Erebus Dirge (please DM me your US mailing address to receive your signed “Autopsy” comic cover poster signed by the band). Head inside to check out his punny caption. READ MORE
IGN.com caught up with Halo 4 composer Neil Davidge to discuss the direction that the soundtrack would be taking since original composer Marty O’Donnell was no longer attached. Within the interview were several samples of the upcoming soundtrack as well as samples from the remix album, which will be hitting stores the same day as the OST (Oct. 22nd). You can hear the music below.
Describing his thoughts on the importance of music in Halo, O’Donnell stated, “One of the main characters in the games has been the soundtrack itself. That was a pretty daunting thing for me – coming onto a game where the music had such a central role. It put a lot of pressure on me.”
Halo 4 is scheduled for release on Nov. 6th. READ MORE
It’s easy to escape disturbing imagery. You just close your eyes. In an instant, the offending blight on your vision disappears. Traces may well remain in the shelter of your eyelids, but for the moment you’re in the clear. A haunting melody, however, lingers with you long after you scramble to turn down the volume. Like a bright, cheery pop song on the radio that worms its way into your psyche, so too do the unsettling notes wafting from your speakers. Dissonant chords that seep into your very being and hallucinatory auditory effects play important roles in horror, as you’re no doubt already aware. After all, aren’t the things you hear much scarier than the things you’re seeing in the dark?
It’s easier to explain away bizarre visuals, but much harder to explain away what you’ve heard. That’s why music is such a powerful tool when it comes to setting an appropriate mood, in horror and otherwise. Even when you think you’re safe from the chills that run down your spine after being forced to listen to some painfully atmospheric soundtrack cuts, a few key notes arise in the back of your mind to plague you once again. But some are definitely a little worse than others. Here are ten genuinely disturbing cuts from various games, horror and otherwise, that you might want to listen to with the lights on, or chase with some Carly Rae Jepsen. READ MORE
In a surprise, but not really, the awesome hardcore band Swamp Thing have broken up. The reason why is that the best hardcore bands tend to come and go. It sucks but it’s true, not to mention they rarely toured. On July 2nd the band had their last show which you can watch below. Their full length as well as their EPs are all fantastic and should be listened to if you’re into hardcore. You can still buy their stuff through Hellfish as well as iTunes if you’re into the digital thing. The video was done by Jeremy Ledford & Ian Hurdle. R.I.P. Swamp Thing
In this edition of Aural Pleasure, BD music editor Jonny flies solo! That’s right, both Adam and Bill were unable to join Jonny so this baby bird had to learn to fly all on his own! But worry not, for there is no way that Jonny would leave you hanging without some entertaining music-related news for you lovely readers.
Jonny opens up by chatting about an amazing article he read about a colorblind man who created a machine that converts light waves into music! Then Jonny goes into some of the movies he’s seen recently and chats a bit about their composers and the music of the films. Then he dives into one of his most anticipated tours of the summer: Lamb of God featuring Dethklok and Gojira! Lastly, as always, Jonny caps everything off with a recommendation to tide you over until next month! Check it all out in Aural Pleasures by reading below or typing “Bloody Disgusting” into iTunes. READ MORE
Last night I received a text message from BD writer Sammy Key concerning the lead singer of my favorite band Against Me!. When I googled his name it led to me a little article Rolling Stone had written in lieu of their June issue. In short lead singer Tom Gabel has been dealing with gender dysphoria for quite some time and because of this he has finally decided to come out and become a she. She plans on changing her to name to Laura Jane Grace and will begin hormone and electrolysis treatments in the coming months with the support of her wife Heather Gabel.
I will admit this came as a shock but then I reflected on Against Me!’s fourth full length album “New Wave“. The last song “The Ocean” revealed this: “And if I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman. My mother once told me she would have named me Laura. I’d grow up to be strong and beautiful like her.“. Looks Like Tom was giving us clues all long. Along with that Tom also played a song on his recent solo tour called “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” which you can watch past the break. I am very proud of Laura Jane Grace and I look forward to her happier future and the future of Against Me!, best of luck Laura. READ MORE
I constantly find myself missing new articles while I still learn to navigate the back end of this massive new web endeavor, which is why I’m a bit late is pushing out to you guys the latest editions of News From the Crypt and Aural Pleasures.
This month on “News From the Crypt,” the crew jumps into the elevator to see what lies below The Cabin in the Woods and take a trip to the The Devil’s Carnival road show. Also, Horror Guy Keenan interviews the composer of “Silent Hill: Downpour and Dexter,” Daniel Licht, while Tex hangs out with director Don Coscarelli to talk about his adaptation of John Dies at the End. You’ll find all that and much, much GORE by reading below or typing ‘Bloody Disgusting” into iTunes.
In the below tenth episode of “Aural Pleasures,” Adam, Jonny, and Bill take a moment to discuss a woman who got pregnant at a Megadeth/Motorhead show before launching into a topic that is near and dear to their hearts: video games! The trio go over some of their favorite video game soundtracks, from the glory days of 8-bit beeps and boops to some very recently released titles. The boys then end everything, as usual, with some recommendations for you listeners.
Also, Bill and Jonny get a big scare when it sounds like Adam is suddenly physically assaulted during the recording and Bill is forced to open a package that may or may not contain a severed head. Check it all out on this edition of “Aural Pleasures”!
This past winter something happened that I never thought would. American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) got back together to play 2 shows at the end of this past December. Now whether or not they plan on pursuing the band can neither be confirmed or denied, but at the very least they are releasing a documentary for our viewing pleasure.
Now, from the trailer you can watch past the break, I can assume that a lot if not all the performance footage will be included as well as interviews with the band and all parties involved such a Chris Wrenn (Bridge Nine Records) and Jacob Bannon (Frontman for Converge and Co-owner of Deathwish Inc.) Let me say, for the record, that I couldn’t be more excited for this. American Nightmare was a big deal for me growing up and is still a big influence on me today. Now please, go and enjoy the 11 minute trailer.
As we previously stated, those of you keeping up with V/H/S now know that one of the main goals of the experimental project was for it to be F/U/N. This bled into conversations about the film’s conclusion and how to play out the credits.
While most found footage films end with a lame “fade to black” and no credits, we opted to rock out with some jams ’80s style. The fact of the matter is, we’re not trying to fool you, every viewer knows it’s NOT real. You know?
The idea was to end the film on a high note and have the viewer walk out of the theater with a hop in their step. This is why we chose The Death Set‘s “They Come To Get Us” (purchase) as our end credit theme.
Now it’s time to rock out to the song’s official music video; with a Back to the Future inspired intro, follow The Death Set through the streets of New York with an army of pop culture surrealism in tow…
You can also read Bloody’s own Jon Barkan’s interview with Johnny Siera of the Aussie punk rock band over at BD’s Music Section. You can purchase the sucker over at iTunes. READ MORE