Designer Suda 51 is known for his punk rock edge. You can see and hear it in all of his games, from No More Heroes to Shadows of the Damned. His next game, Lollipop Chainsaw will continue this tradition by bringing in the electrifying work of James Euringer, or Little Jimmy Urine. Euringer is the front-man, songwriter, and programmer for the band, Mindless Self Indulgence, as well as another band called The Left Rights. I can’t say I’ve heard of either, but I’m also admittedly a little musically illiterate.
Euringer’s work will be heard in the boss bights and he’ll even voice Zed, one of the bosses, who you can check out after the jump. Lollipop Chainsaw doesn’t yet have a release date, but it will be out this year for the PS3 and Xbox 360. In related news, stay tuned for a special Lollipop Chainsaw-related event that will happen very soon. READ MORE
The first time I saw Marilyn Manson was in May of 1994 in Houston, TX. He was opening up for Nine Inch Nails at the International Ballroom on the outskirts of town and I caught the last song of the set, “Misery Machine”. I wasn’t all that impressed.
Later that summer I picked up “Portrait Of An American Family” and fell in love with the record, trying to convert all of my friends to no avail. Sure it had some dated samples the group would later outgrow, but it was catchy as hell. And his message, though yet to be fully refined, was loud and clear.
On Halloween 1994 Nine Inch Nails came back in town with Manson still opening. Now familiar with the record I was stoked to see them, but was again let down. Daisy Berkowitz flubbed his parts and Sara Lee Lucas somehow kept the tempo lower than the album. I kind of even stopped listening to “Portrait” after that.
I’m not totally a metal guy, in fact I lean more towards singer/songwriter stuff and in the early years of college I was obsessed with noise rock. So when “Antichrist Superstar” came out I kind of let it pass me by. Years went by without me listening to a note of his music.
But in September of 1998, when I heard “The Dope Show” and saw his VMA performance, I decided to give Manson another try. Even though it borrowed heavily thematically from “Ziggy Stardust” I loved the music, message and vibe of “Mechanical Animals”. In April of 1999 I made the trek from Austin to San Antonio with some friends to check out Manson at the Alamodome.
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Rob Zombie ends the weekend announcing that guitarist John 5 will be composing The Lords of Salem, which begins lensing in just two weeks.
Richard Lynch, Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Dern, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace and Billy Drago have so far been cast in the film from the producing team behind Insidious and Paranormal Activity.
John 5 (John William Lowery) is best known as the former guitarist of Marilyn Manson, and is currently with Zombie. He is also a solo artist having recorded six guitar albums. He also works as a staff writer for Chrysalis Records, working with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Rob Halford, Garbage, Meat Loaf, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, FeFe Dobson and has written and recorded with southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. – Wiki.
It’s the fourth Sunday of the month and you know what that means! A new edition of BD Music’s Aural Pleasure podcast! BD writer Adam Dodd was unable to join in on this edition, but we welcome newcomer Bill Frye with open arms. Check after the jump for the podcast OR subscribe to our podcast channel on iTunes for all Bloody-Disgusting podcasts!
Today brings you the first of several interviews that were conducted at the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in Clarkston, MI at the DTE Energy Amphitheater: Alexis and Seth of Straight Line Stitch! After the jump, you can check out a short video interview where I ask Alexis about her recent award as one of the UK’s 50 greatest rock stars, Seth about what it’s like to tour with a woman in the band, and a couple more silly questions. Heads up, both are HUGE horror fans, so make sure to check out the interview to find out which films they like!
Jonny B. here and I’m proud and excited to announce that I, along with Adam Dodd, the sex maestro of Dead Pixels, have started a new podcast for Bloody-Disgusting. We are bringing you Aural Pleasure, a podcast devoted to talking about music in all different formats, be it what you hear on the radio to the effect of music in movies and video games to whatever the hell we feel like! Make sure to subscribe to the Bloody-Disgusting iTunes channel to get all of our amazing podcasts each Sunday.
I know a lot of you are pretty excited for Alice: Madness Returns. Well, if you know you’re getting it anyhow, might as well pre order it and get something out of the deal. If you pre-order at GameStop, Amazon.com, or EA Store.com you will get a digital download for the games original soundtrack. There is also a new song by Chris Vrenna, formerly of Nine Inch Nails.
Also if you get Alice: Madness Returns – The Complete Collection for the PC from EAstore.com it includes both the new game and the original. Bonus! Alice: Madness Returns will be out June 14th for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE
If you are getting Shadows Of The Damned then I definitely recommentd you pre-order it from either Amazon, Game Stop, or the E.A. Store because you could get yourself a nice bonus. A digital download of 12 music tracks from the game, from the one and only Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill).
Head past the break for the track listing, and the game comes out June 21st on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an amazing Top 10 Horror Scores/Soundtracks from Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Trans-Siberian Orchestra). Skolnick goes through each film and discusses what makes their score so deep and important, making it a fantastic read for you music majors.
I’ve got two things that should make both your eyes and your ears very happy. The first is some rather sexy box art for the upcoming Shadows of the Damned and the second are three free songs, two from Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. The songs are being released by Shadows of the Damned developer Grasshopper Manufacture to honor those lost in the tsunami that hit Japan last Friday.
The songs “Otomodachi, as you wake” and “Otomodachi, before you sleep” are Yamaoka’s work and the third track is from Tak Hiraoka. Head past the jump to find out how you can get these free tracks and so you can get a better look at Shadows of the Damned’s stylish new box art.
There is no doubt that the Dead Island trailer was bone chilling and spine shivering, but we all know without that hauntingly calm score in the background the trailer wouldn’t have had such a huge impact. Well, the demand for that song was so huge that they decided to release it on iTunes for 99cents.
The song was Produced by Savalas, the “Dead Island Trailer Theme” by Giles Lamb (featuring Mairi Campbell, Peter Nicholson & Guido De Groot). Whatever all that mumbo jumbo means. If you would like to download the song, and who wouldn’t, you can get it right HERE! READ MORE
Longtime series composer Akira Yamaoka left Konami to work on the long anticipated action/horror game Shadows of the Damned. His departure left the future of the series a little cloudy since Yamaoka’s had a powerful influence on the game’s atmosphere since the first game. I was worried until news came out that Dexter composer Dan Licht was going to be working on the music for the upcoming game. Below you’ll find a sample of what he’s been working on, and while it’s decidedly different from what we’re used to, I’m thinking it’s still very Silent Hill.
So that’s the good news, would you like some more? Well, it’s either good or bad depending on how you look at it. I’m a glass half-full kind of guy so I see the confirmation of no multiplayer in Downpour as a good thing. After the jump you’ll find out why. READ MORE
If you haven’t already checked it out in the Music section of BD, the wonderous and magical Jonathan Barkan got a chance to interview one damn talented man Kevin Riepl. About what you ask? Well, the only 2 things that matter to most of you people, horror movies, and video games.
If you head past the break you can read the video games half of Jonathan’s interview. And if you head HERE you can read the 1st half. All about composing horror movies. It’s a worth while read, so READ IT! READ MORE
While the horror genre is most closely tied to the medium of film, it also sometimes manifests itself in the musical realm, with some acts being more aboveboard with their horror-movie references (i.e. White Zombie, The Misfits) and others merely hinting at a subtle menace threatening to rise up at any moment. Which you prefer really depends on how you like your blood and guts served – fresh off the grill or slipped quietly into your dinnertime soup (or maybe it just depends on what you’re in the mood for). In the “Music” section of B-D’s Black Friday Chopping List we focus a little bit on both types, featuring new releases from artists both classic and contemporary that are firmly entrenched – either overtly or subtly – in the horror tradition.