Tag Archive: Music

Oct 31 2014

The Drool Brothers, HALLOWEEN FOR CREEPS

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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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Oct 22 2014

Music to Haunt By: Music For Haunts

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Music For Haunts Official Site A Child’s Nightmare, Music For Haunts Recordings 2011 Chris Thomas is a very busy man and he’s been that way for quite a long time. At age sixteen he scored several films and stage productions in addition to winning a state composition title and having a live performance. This would …

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Aug 31 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion

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Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion Official Site The Legend Of Goatman’s Bridge, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 Five After Midnight, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 While there are many horror bands who wear masks and perform under aliases, none are nearly ass mysterious as Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion. One would think a band based …

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Aug 26 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Creepxotica

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Creepxotica Official Site Creepxotica, Dionysus Records 2011 Haunted Bossa Nova, Dionysus Records 2013 Creepxotica has a rather interesting history. It’s actually a side project of the horror surf band The Creepy Creeps, which is in turn made up from former members of bands like Struggle, Tarantula Hawk and The Locust (among others). Hailing from San …

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Aug 19 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami

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Go!Tsunami Official Facebook The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami, Deep Eddy Records 2013 What can I say about Go!Tsunami that I haven’t already said in my first review of their work? As you may have guessed, this means I love the band and their follow-up to 2009’s New Wave Order is awesome. Let’s look at how …

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Aug 14 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Hello Little Olives

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Ding Dong Devils Official Facebook Hello Little Olives, Tiki Tunes Records 2012 The Ding Dong Devils are back! While the songs are all new, their unique brand of playful exotica/surfabilly/fuzzy rock is still the same. Hello Little Olives is loaded with musical shout-outs, which ranges from Don Ho to GG Allin! “Meet Me At the …

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Jun 30 2014

Music to Game By IV

Just like last year, I’m here to take another look at the albums I reviewed for my “Music to Haunt By” article series with their use in tabletop role-playing games in mind. Also like last time, the order of the albums reflects the order in which I reviewed them and does not mean I ranked …

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May 21 2014

Free Zombie Music, Volume II

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The response to last year’s selection of free music inspired by(or relating to) zombies was so overwhelming that I simply had to do a follow-up. So here’s 13 more terrific (and terrifying) tunes for you. Just be sure to click on the link on the left for the free download and the one on the …

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Mar 18 2014

Music to Haunt By: Legion of Shadows

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Nox Arcana Official Site Legion of Shadows, Monolith Graphics 2013 As you may recall from my last Nox Arcana review, I had to pass on reviewing the band’s 10th anniversary album due to a scheduling issue. Thankfully said issue has been since resolved and I can finally cover this musical tribute to Nox Arcana’s fanbase. …

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Feb 25 2014

The Casket Girls, “Sleepwalking”

Since it’s Women in Horror Recognition Month, I finally have a way to introduce the subject of today’s article. Seriously, I had no idea how to properly start this article (despite having the rest of it finished). It’s probably because it’s so hard for me to pinpoint just why I love the song “Sleepwalking.” From …

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Dec 04 2013

13 Days: 20 Years

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20 Years Ago:   The above is a still taken from the end of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “Village of the Giants,” broadcast on January 4th, 1994. That was the episode with ‘The Greatest Frank’ or ‘Frank About Frank.‘ Around the time of his passing, the classic rock station in that Northeast corner of New …

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Oct 31 2013

Halloween with Frankie Stein and his Ghouls

Much has been written about Frankie Stein and his Ghouls, so I’ll keep things short and sweet. The name “Frankie Stein and his Ghouls” was used on four music albums released in the 60’s by Power Records (a sublabel of Peter Pan Records, who are actually still around) featuring work by uncredited musicians. But their …

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Oct 30 2013

Music to Haunt By: Jerry Vayne

Jerry Vayne Official Site Virus 308, Vayne1 Music 2013 Although there are other artists out there that combine spooky soundtracks with rock music, Jerry Vayne is the only one I know of that actually has some rock credentials. In addition to his work as a solo artist, he’s played with groups like Den of Thieves, …

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Oct 29 2013

Music to Haunt By: Dark Ride

Prelude to a Nightmare Official Site Dark Ride, Prelude to a Nightmare Records 2012 The popularity of the circus theme in haunted attractions always amazes me. I mean, I can understand wanting to take advantage of coulrophobia and killer klowns from outer space is an awesome movie, but what gets me is that I keep …

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Oct 28 2013

Music to Haunt By: Transylvania

Nox Arcana Official Site Transylvania, Monolith Graphics 2005 Nox Arcana was one of groups that inspired me to do the “Music to Haunt By” series and have been a constant presence ever since then. Given how 2013 is their 10th anniversary, it would make sense for me to review their newest release that’s inspired by …

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Oct 26 2013

Music to Haunt By: Monsters of Legend

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Monsters of Legend, Linfaldia Records 2013 It’s been far too long since I’ve reviewed something by the Midnight Syndicate. Thankfully, my decision to rectify this came when they announced the release of their new album: Monsters of Legend. Although the cover features the titular character from Werewolf of London and Frankenstein’s …

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