It is with sadness that we report that White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte has passed away over the weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. There are no details surrounding his death as of yet. He was 44 years old.
Buerstatte played with the band from 1992 through 1994, making him a part of the La Sexorcisto tour as well as recording three tracks with the band.
In a Facebook post, singer Rob Zombie states, “Well, I heard rumors of this a few days ago but I wasn’t sure if they were true or not. But it seems that one of our former drummers for White Zombie has died. Phil Buerstatte who was in the band for about two years 1992-94 was found dead this weekend.
“Phil was a very trouble guy during his time with us and I never really knew what happened to him after he left the band. The few stories I heard were not good. He played on three recording with us in his brief time, “Feed The Gods” on The Airheads Soundtrack, “Children of the Grave” and “I AM HELL” from the Beavis and Butthead soundtrack.”
Rest in peace, Phil. READ MORE
Indie horror director Creep Creepersin must not be too busy polishing his upcoming Dracula film since he’s found time to get a remake of White Zombie in the can as well.
I don’t have much to say about this. I have a hunch it’s not as good as the original.
The film stars Creep Creepersin himself along with Tony Slade, Mindy Robinson, Elina Madison, Dean Mounir, Myles Crawford, Anne Montavon, Lea Vonn, Joseph Daniels, Tim Chizmar, Jake Osti, Edward Joyce and Adam Jaffe. READ MORE
Finnish punk rock band Snow White’s Poison Bite has released a lyric video for their track “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard?”. The clip mixes lyrics into scenes from a wide variety of classic horror films, including Deep Red, The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and much more. It’s honestly almost a game trying to identify each horror movie before the clip moves on.
Also, and on a complete side note, does anyone else think the chorus reminds them of “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” from The Dickies?
Give it a watch below, try to see how many you can recognize, and leave a comment with your list. The person who figures out the most will win my undying adoration. What a treat! READ MORE
Reviewed by Patrick Cooper
The zombie thing is outta control. The genre has become so mainstream my mother references The Walking Dead. So let’s all knock it off, take a step back, and enjoy the classics. Like White Zombie, the 1932 pre-code zombie flick directed by filmmaking bros Victor and Edward Halperin. The film has grown mighty in stature over the years – some musician named Rob even named his band after the film – and now it’s getting a well-deserved Blu-ray treatment from Kino Classics. READ MORE
This is a very cool video entitled “Monsters” from New Zealand based band Porcelaintoy. The video used digital body-snatching to place the members of the band into the 1932 Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie. The visual FX were done by Frank Rueter (Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and the video was directed by Andrew Armitage. The video just oozes atmosphere and is well worth checking out below, especially if you’re a fan of classic black and white horror films.
“Monsters” comes from Contrite Elegant Rebel (iTunes). READ MORE
One of the coolest rock stars I have ever met in my life was Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan). Seriously, that guy was one of the funniest, most genuine guys I’ve ever hung out with and I’ve probably never been as drunk as when I was hanging out with the Damageplan guys. I’ve always regretted never having been able to make it to one of the infamous Pantera/White Zombie tours because, let’s be honest here, that sounds so f*cking awesome! Rumors are that the balcony at the State Theater in Detroit was moving up and down nearly three feet from all the craziness. Possible lawsuit waiting to happen? Maybe. Awesome time for all? Most certainly.
Anyways, back from my little tangent world, Sean Yseult, the bassist of White Zombie, has uploaded an awesome rough recording of her, Dimebag and Phil doing a song called Dawn of the Horrible Gorilla! Check after the jump for a description and a link to the song!
Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont’s motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre’s zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving ‘widower’ Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out.