October 2014 archive

The Drool Brothers, HALLOWEEN FOR CREEPS

The Drool Brothers Official Site Halloween For Creeps, Barfing Glitter Records 2012 The Drool Brothers have a long and interesting history. Back in the mid 80’s, brothers Chuck Mancillas and Tom Slik decided to practice music together. Legend has it certain grooves were so difficult to play that the brothers would occasionally drool onto their …

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6′+ Episode 126 (The 2014 Halloween Special) is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Happy Halloween! Something strange is going on with Strange Jason – he’s actually cheery on Halloween! What the GdL16 Intern uncovers is SHOCKING (more shocking than the guest appearance by Bernie Freakshow!) It’s a horrible fate that puts not only the town of Leathbridge, but the …

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The Newton Haunted House

Location: 18 Washington Park Newtonville, MA 02460 (Directions) Dates/Times: October 24, 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $5 per person Phone: (617) 969-6848 Website: http://www.newtonhauntedhouse.org The Barrett family (no relation to the people who run Barrett’s Haunted Mansion in Abington, MA) have been running a haunted …

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Help Roz Fight Some Real Horrors This Halloween

We received a letter from a fan of 6ftplus from Roz, who is attempting the admirable goal of raising money to combat Multiple Sclerosis through the SWIM FOR MS campaign with the Multiple Sclerosis Association for America. Roz became a fan of the show back in 2011 and has been following since. She thanked 6ftplus …

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Royalty Free Music For Haunted Attractions

Whenever you hear background music playing at a mall or restaurant, chances are it’s being used under some kind of licensing agreement unless they meet certain criteria. Yes, even businesses using satellite radios to play music are subject to this. If they aren’t doing this and don’t meet certain qualifications, then they run the risk …

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Music to Haunt By: The Dead of Fall

Darkmood Official Site The Dead of Fall, Notic Reign Records 2014 It has been quite a long time since we last heard from Darkmood. After the release of Halloween Descends, the album later went out of print and Steve Montgomery had to balance work on the next album with other projects like SDM and Portrait …

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Music to Haunt By: Virgil Franklin

Virgil Franklin Official Site Into The Ether, Lame Duck Digital 2013 Virgil Franklin, often known as simply “Virgil” to fans of spooky music, has a lengthy musical résumé. Having worked as a freelance arranger/composer for many years, founded the label/recording studio Lame Duck Digital in 2000. This quickly led to him composing and performing numerous …

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Zacherley and Southern Culture On The Skids dress up as Creedence

Southern Culture On The Skids got a well deserved nod by “Weird” Al Yankovic on his recent no.1 album, ‘Mandatory Fun.’ Al did a SCOTS-style parody, similar to his DEVO-esque “Dare to Be Stupid.” The song “Lame Claim To Fame,” and subsequent video, pay a pastiche homage to the long running trio. I first got …

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Music to Haunt By: Halloween Music Collection

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Halloween Music Collection, Linfaldia Records 2010 2010 was a busy year for Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka. Not only was their film The Dead Matter released that year, but they had also teamed up with Destini Beard for her album The Dark Masquerade and released The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture …

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Music In Costume: Vincent Price dresses up as Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Vincent Price always had a musical side to him. With that voice and history as a stage actor, it’s not surprising that the man could sing. Most of his singing is a bit of a sprechgesang, or the speak-singing that you can find in any B-52s song. But, when you can get away with that, …

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Music to Haunt By: Spine Chillers

Sam Haynes Official Site Spine Chillers, Haunt Music 2014 Sam Haynes is a spooky music machine. In this year alone, he has created and released three albums: Ghost Stories, the limited edition Halloween Music (as noted earlier in the countdown) and Spine Chillers. He’s probably putting the finishing touches on another project as you read …

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Music to Haunt By: Atrium Carceri

Atrium Carceri Official Site Kapnobatai, Cold Meat Industry 2005 The timeline for the Atrium Carceri is just as interesting as the timeline for his various albums. Founder Simon Heath was also one of the founding members of the Swedish group Za Frûmi in 2000, with Donald Persson and Simon Kölle. The band focused on dark …

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6′+ Episode 125 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Our yearly fiendish foray into the sinister sounds of the season – Ambient and dark instrumental music that turns the mood evil and spooky. Sneak Previews from Grave Tone Productions, Dead Rose Symphony and Prelude to a Nightmare. Plus, the Monstermatt Minute and much more!” Remember …

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Music In Costume: Ghost dresses up as Roky Erickson

Thanks to his legacy as an outlaw musician (as well as the stories about his wild persona before he started to properly regulate his mental illness) Roky Erickson has a legion of followers, many of which have done proper tributes to the former 13 Elevators frontman. So picking one was a bit hard – so …

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Music to Haunt By: Dulcet Jones

Dulcet Jones Official Site Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2013 More Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2014 The artist being spotlighted in this article offers an interesting first for “Music to Haunt By” and that’s not because he’s Canadian. Dulcet Jones is a stage name of sorts adopted by Jim Graham and the …

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Costume Crazyness 2014

Once again October has given me a lot of new costumes to mock. It’s also given me the obligatory Scream knock-off and offensive ethnic stereotype costume. I don’t know whether to be disappointed or impressed that they managed to make something that could offend two groups at the same time. As it gets more and …

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