December 2012 archive

Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories Volume 2

Those of you who have read my review of Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories Volume 1 should remember the basics of this series. For those who haven’t, I’ll explain: AudioGo and Fangoria have teamed up to offer CDs and digital downloads of the streaming web series that plays on Fangoria’s website. However, these releases have extended versions …

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6’+ Episode 47 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “If you’re reading this, the Mayan Doom didn’t fall upon us. Bummer. In an episode recorded before the End of the World, Strange Jason celebrates the End of the Year with music from Skeletal Life, The Creeping Ivies, 45 Grave, The Vivisectors, Los Straitjackets and more.” Remember …

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Merry Fishmas!

Another year, another fan-made music video of a holiday song by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. This year’s selection is “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fishmen,” as filmed and uploaded by one haakor: That said, you shouldn’t watch it if you want to avoid any spoilers for The Shadow Over Innsmouth… Merry Christmas!

Even More Christma(dnes)s

Here’s a rare holiday treat, the pressbook for the original version of Black Christmas. Even if you aren’t a fan of the film, you’re sure to love the promotional gimmicks. Fans of our yearly Free RPG Day posts are sure to love this fan-made, Christmas-themed Dungeons and Dragons adventure. If you need a quick and …

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Winter’s Majesty

Nox Arcana Official Site Winter’s Majesty, Monolith Graphics 2012 Back when I reviewed Winter’s Eve, I teased the upcoming release of the third (and final) installment of Nox Arcana’s “Winter” series. I’m happy to report that both Jeff Endemann and the Gregorian Shadow Choir have returned for this album. Those fond of the wordless female …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis

King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis Official Site Luau In December, Friki Tiki Records 2008 [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/King-Kukulele-the-Friki-Tikis-Santas-Menehune.mp3] Even if you’ve never heard one of their albums before, chances are that you’re already aware of King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis. Although active for quite some time on the West Coast, King Kukulele officially made his presence …

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6’+ Episode 46 is up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Happy Holidays. We mean it! In fact, here’s a whole lot of happy, positive holiday music from Mojo Nixon, Dead Rose Symphony, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica and more to prove it! Even Monstermatt gets into the spirit. I wish he didn’t but HAPPY HOLIDAYS!” Remember to email …

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Bradley Tatum, PUNK ETERNAL

Bradley Tatum Punk Eternal [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Bradley-Tatum-The-Trouble-With-Wings.mp3] Bradley Tatutm’s prior release, It’s A Beautiful World, featured many styles, so a follow-up album putting a spotlight on his punk roots was not that farfetched. Enter Punk Eternal, the new album from Tatum. What we have here is a love letter to punk, sealed with a pin and mailed …

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6’+ Episode 45 is up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Here’s a cadre of songs to help you get through this, the most horrible time of year. With music from The Men Who Won’t Be Blamed For Nothing, The Coffin Crawlers, Bamboula, Fear and others, this show will help you float above the rising yuletides. Monstermatt Patterson …

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Build Your Own Krampus Costume

Those of you who remember my article about the Krampus might recall that people dressing up as the character is a holiday tradition in several European countries. Naturally, those living in countries without that tradition will recognize the inherent coolness of the Krampus and will be tempted to introduce others to the concept. And what …

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Golem

Every horror fan has at least a basic idea of what a Golem is. We’ve all heard the story of how a clay humanoid is brought to life by a rabbi (usually due to an inscription on or in the Golem’s head), thanks to it being recounted in so many books on monsters and horror …

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Bad Whoremoans, SEVEN YEAR ITCH

Bad Whoremoans Seven Year Itch Bad Whoremoans Facebook Page [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Bad-Whoremoans-Zombie-Holocaust.mp3]   Just like their first, eponymously titled release, Bad Whoremoans open ‘Seven Year Itch’ with “Zombie Holocaust,” which connects the third full release, ‘Seven Year Itch,’ to the band’s beginning. Dubbed a “gravest hits,” this album re-images past Bad Whoremoans songs. Fans of the band …

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The Theater Zombies, BEFORE DAYBREAK

The Theater Zombies Before Daybreak The Theater Zombies’ Facebook page    [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The-Theater-Zombies-A-Forgotten-Promise.mp3] Theater Zombies are back with their second release, ‘Before Daybreak.’ Songs like “What We’ve Become,” with its catchy crowd-chanting chorus, and the haunting vocal ending of the album closer, ‘Too Far Gone’ are examples of why the Theater Zombies are a possible new …

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