October 2012

Yes you heard right the hard rockers known as Black Veil Brides has got a full-length movie coming to theaters near you very soon! This story called the "Legion of the Black" tells the visual story of Black Veil Brides upcoming album "Wretched and Divine". The film follows a group of rebels known as "The Wild Ones" as they defend their hearts, minds and bodies against F.E.A.R. More details about tickets, theater locations, and pay-per-view showings will be announced soon. For now though you can check out the teaser trailer HERE.

The Suicide Ghouls are a Horror Punk act out of Columbus Ohio and are making a name for themselves quickly. Originally formed in 2009. they have played with great acts including The Misfits, Calabrese, Blitzkid, Aaron Omen, Graveyard Boulevard, The Cobra Skulls, The Koffin Kats, and Juicehead.
Their high energy shows are one of a kind, and they always leave their fans wanting more. As of right now the band is hard at work getting things together for their all new album. Tyler Toxic (bass, vocals), Jimmy (guitar, vocals), and Mike (drums, vocals, guitar), took some time to discuss their past, present, and future activities for their all new album and what's in store for now into the next year!

1.  How did you come together?

Tyler- I'll try to keep this short. Hahaha. I was working on recording some acoustic songs for a solo project I was trying to start. After recording the acoustic stuff, Aaron (Arcade 86, the guy who filmed our video for "I was a Teenage Frankenstein") asked if I had anything else I wanted to record. I decided to try some horror punk stuff I was working on, but didn't know if I'd like the way it turned out. After recording the first versions of "Zombie Midget Stripper", "She Bytes", "My Great Pumpkin", and "Bite Marks", I decided it wasn't just for fun. I had to do this. I got ahold of Skankula to play guitar, and Derek to play drums.  We then did some shows and recorded some demos. Derek had to leave due to be stretched too thin, which is totally understandable. My brother hooked me up with Mike's phone number, and he's been with us ever since.  I approached Jim while recording "The Fun in Funeral" for additional guitar and vocals.  After we finished recording the album, Skankula had to leave for similar reasons to Derek's (Skankula had a new baby, and he lived 1.5 hrs away from the rest of us, and it was hard for him to make shows and practice twice a week). It's just been Me, Mike and Jim since then.

2.  What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Tyler: When we first got started, me and skankula spent a lot of time trying to think of something that felt right. we wanted a name that was recognizable, but also a play on itself. Originally, we were thinking "the Koopa Kids", "Gummy Scares", or the "Scummy Bears".  The Suicide Ghouls just seemed to fit the best.

3. You have a video for the song "I Was A Teenage Frankenstein" can you tell me about it? Does the song title have any reference to Wednesday 13's song with a similar title of "I Walked With A Teenage Zombie"?

Band: Hahaha... no connection.  Just a song about being a reject in high school.  as far as the video, we wanted to pay homage to goofy b movies. Hahaha.

4. Why did you pick I Was A Teenage Frankenstein as your single?

Band: It felt like that song fit well into a campy b movie vibe, so we chose to use it simply for video purposes.

5. Who's clever idea was it to call your album "We Put The Fun In Funeral"?

Tyler: Mine, but only with the consent of the rest of the band.

6. In 2011 you released an EP and your debut release you were just determined to get the spooky grooves out weren't you?

Band: Hahahaha.  Well, we released the album in May 2011.  After we released the album, we started working on some other songs. The sound and style we had with Me, Mike, and Jim was just so energetic and aggressive, we felt  we had to release the "Rock'n'Roll Halloween E.P." .  So we hit the studio again in the fall, and released the EP  that Halloween.

7.You guys are of course a horror punk act having your songs cover a variety of horror based content but is there something within that environment that you haven't covered but would like to?

Band: We've pretty much covered all the main topics, so we've been writing more real life topics and situations, and putting a horror twist on it. And space ghosts of course hahahaha.

8. Do you write your own songs? Can you discuss the songwriting process in detail.

Band: We do write our own songs. Hahaha. Basically, one of us says, "hey guys, I got this thing I did, and we should work with it". Then we all put our own spin on it, until we like it.

9.  You've played showcases with the likes of  Calabrese, Aaron Omen, Blitzkid, Graveyard Boulevard, The Cobra Skulls, The Koffin Kats, Juicehead, and The Misfits would you day that these guys are your musical influences or are there others?

Band: Any band we play with, is an influence on us. We can always learn from every show we play and everyone we play with. As far as musical influences,  Tyler's  daughter's first word, was "misfits". Hahahaha. We take influence from any band we listen to.  We want to make sure we're not barred by a pre-conceived notion of horror-punk. If someone who's never heard us before, listened to all of our stuff, they'd be able to tell that we're obviously fans of punk, metal, ska, rockabilly, jazz, and ton of other things.

10. Do you have a favorite horror movie if so which one and why?

Tyler:  Halloween the original. Fuck Rob Zombie's remake. It was the first horror movie I ever watched uncut, and it holds a special place in my heart.
Mike: Army of Darkness it's so campy.
Jim: I don't watch horror movies, because they're too scary.

11. What was the inspiration for the album name We Put the Fun in Funeral?

Tyler: I can't remember where exactly I heard it, but I heard someone say you can't spell funeral without fun... and I loved it. We felt it represented us perfectly, being that we are the Bruce Cambell of horror-punk. Hahaha.

12. Since horror is your persona do you got BIG plans for Halloween?

Band: We're playing a show with our friends Phantom 13 and Robots' Revenge the Saturday after Halloween.

13.What are your plans for touring?

Band: We're planning to release our 2nd full length album this spring, and we'll be doing an East Coast/Midwest tour throughout the spring and early summer to support it.

14.What is your favorite song to perform live?

Jim: Fear The Ripper
Mike: Lenore
Tyler:  Rock'n'Roll Halloween.

15. What’s the best and worst shows you’ve ever played?

Band: The best was The Misfits in 2010 the crowd was really responsive. The worst  oh god...  was when the band first started, we played a show at a mall... it was awful, they kept cutting the volume on us so we couldn't hear what was going on, nobody knew us, and we weren't allowed to drink.  It was definitely the worst. but, I learned a very valuable lesson. Hahahaha.

16.Do you guys have any new music in the works?

Band: Oh yeah!  We're working on a new album with 17 gory tracks! It's set for release in Spring 2013.

17. What else do you have lined up for the remainder of this year?

Band: We'll just be recording, playing some shows,  and a whole lotta drinkin!

18. Anything else you want to add for your fans?

Band: Hi mom!

What a great way to spread the Halloween howilday cheer than to listen to an act like The Suicide Ghouls and their two back to back releases "We Put The Fun In Funeral" and "Rock'n'Roll Halloween" EP both of which were released within the same time span. Either way these releases set up a horror punk act that is unstoppable and takes the chances as others have done i.e. The Misfits, Danzig, Blitzkid, Neckromantix, The Other, and Calabrese.

With that said this set-up is truly superb and for an act such as this being an unsigned one is hard to come by for only a few have gotten away with writing let alone recording material that sounded so crisp and clean it's unstoppable. Use of the dark vocals, terror tunes which blend so well with the pop punk vibes it makes this a spooktaular delight of mischief and eeriness. Having songs like "Vampyr", "My Great Pumpkin", and the title track off the "Rock'n'Roll Halloween" EP release; doubles the ghoulish thrills and excitement that is brought on with the other tunes "She Bytes", "Love You To Death", "Dance of the Dead", "Resurrection", "Lycan", and "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein".

The tunes are catchy very upbeat and stunning with an edge that keeps the music jumping. Whether or not your into the punk scene this is one of those releases that gets the grooves bumping in everybody who listens to it.

Los Angeles based hard rockers Black Veil Brides return with their third album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones. The album is being released on January 8th via Lava Records/Unviersal Republic.

The 19 track opus builds upon the signature sound the Black Veil Brides have created since their debut We Stitch These Wounds while showcasing their growth as musicians and songwriters. The pre-order for the new album goes live on iTunes on October 31st and fans who pre-order the whole album will be treated to an instant download of the first single “In The End” which was the theme song for WWE’s Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View event recently.  Wretched And Divive: The Story Of The Wild Ones was produced by John Feldmann known for his work with The Used, Neon Trees, Panic! At The Disco, and The Veronicas, among others.


1) Exordium
2) I Am Bulletproof
3) New Year’s Day
4) F.E.A.R. Transmission 1: Stay Close
5) Wretched And Divine
6) We Don’t Belong
7) F.E.A.R. Transmission 2: Trust
8) Devil’s Choir
9) Resurrect The Sun
10) Overture
11) Shadows Die
12) Abeyance
13) Days Are Numbered
14) Done For You
15) Nobody’s Hero
16) Lost It All
17) F.E.A.R. Transmission 3: As War Fades
18) In The End
19) F.E.A.R. Final Transmission

Evergreen Terrace have parted ways with Metal Blade Records.The following statement was said about this;

In 2007 Evergreen Terrace signed to Metal Blade/High Impact Records. We are no longer with the label and would like to thank Tim Lambesis, Mike Faley, Brian Slagel, and everyone at MB for everything they have done for us throughout this journey. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a great team and legendary label. This is not the end of ET. Major news coming soon.

Long Island, New York's Dr. Acula will apparently be disbanding following some final shows (in Canada and Australia) in early-2013. We've been sent statements from both guitarist Bill Graffeo and bass player Oli Miclette.

Bill Graffeo: "After almost 8 years the band named Dr.Acula will be put to rest. Being the only original member that was left, it is very sad for me to actually have to say this. Dr.Acula started off as a joke back in 2005. Over the years we kept our sense of humour and pissed off many people. I have nothing but love and respect for ALMOST everyone that's ever been a part of DA. Especially my brother Kevin who saved this band on many occasions. I had quit the band a little less than a month ago. I had some personal problems of my own holding me back from continuing with DA. Most importantly I could not handle the 'sketchy' things some people would do within the band itself. Casey, Oli and Chris will always be my dearest friends. Thank you to everyone that's ever given DA a listen, wether you liked it or not you were a part of this. Unlike some people, I never forgot the roots of this band and where our success came from."

Oli Miclett: "It's time for us to move on to new stuff. This band wasn't going in a direction that pleased everyone in DA. Some members kept cancelling tours for no valid reasons, without respect for the fans. With the departure of Bill and the cancellation of our European tour, Casey and I decided to part ways with the rest of the band to concentrate on a new band with a good friend of mine, Blake Moore (ex-Demolisher). We will announce the band and release stuff in January 2013."

Formed in 2005, Dr. Acula has released material with Victory Records and Uprising Records.

ILL NINO have released a brand new music video for “La Epidemia” featuring EMMURE vocalist Frankie Palmeri. Filmed at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin “La Epidemia” showcases ILL NINO’s power, energy and determination to spread their madness throughout the world. The video takes fans to the depths of the The Rave and gives an inside look at the haunted pool that many have only heard stories about. Check out the video HERE.

Phoenix-based grinders LANDMINE MARATHON have amicably parted ways with original singer Grace Perry and replaced her with Krysta Martinez. A video stream of a new version of the band's song "Dead Horses" (from their acclaimed 2011 release "Gallows") featuring Martinez on vocals can be seen HERE.

An official statement from the band concerning Perry's departure is as follows: "This summer, Grace decided to leave the band to pursue non-musical endeavors. We are grateful for all of her contributions to LANDMINE MARATHON and wish her nothing but future successes."

New vocalist Martinez is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously been a fan of the band as well as sharing the stage with them as the vocalist for the Portland grind outfit Transient. Martinez stated: "I'm stoked to be creating music with LANDMINE MARATHON and look forward to hitting the road with them in coming months. Grace is an amazing vocalist, and filling her shoes is a great challenge. Things have been incredibly enjoyable so far and the best is surely yet to come."

Guitarist Ryan Butler also commented on the new line-up, adding: "We're very excited to join forces with Krysta. We are all fans of and have played tons of shows with Transient. She was the obvious choice and a perfect fit. We look forward to sharing the road with her very soon."

Metal Injection has premiered the full-length version of FEAR FACTORY’s video for the song “The Industrialist” the video, directed/edited by James Zahn, utilizes live footage of the band against a visual backdrop that pulls topical subjects from the story written by Burton C. Bell that served as inspiration for the band’s latest album. Check out the video HERE.

British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA is putting the finishing touches on its third album with renowned producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EMMURE) for an early 2013 release via Sumerian Records. Guitarist Ben Bruce tells Billboard.com that the follow-up to 2011's "Reckless & Relentless" will contain 13-15 songs, six of which will be "radio-friendly" while the rest will be "our usual balls-to-the-wall kind of stuff."

"We spent a long time honing in on song structures and writing techniques and stuff like that, but there are still heavy songs on the record," Bruce says. "We're not just going to throw that away and kick our original fan base in the teeth by getting rid of all that. There will still be a lot of riffing and screaming. But we feel like we did find a happy medium between being heavy and then being light enough to be on radio, but still keeping the balls in the song."

Most of the new CD was recorded at Sturgis' studio in Indiana, with the vocals and strings and choir parts having been laid down at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California. "On the last one a lot of that extra stuff was all fake; we did it on computer," Bruce says. "This time we wanted to be more organic, so we got a live orchestra conducted by the brilliant Stevie Black (ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and did all the strings. Then we got a live church gospel choir to come into the studio for a few days to sing over a few tracks. It really sounds special."

For now you can have a listen of an all new song called "Run Free" below!

Fearless Records has announced a sister label called Old Friends Records. A statement from president and founder, Bob Becker, states "Old Friends came about from us being fans of other styles of music, in addition to the genres that fall under the Fearless brand, and wanting to release records that were more geared towards the indie rock / alternative world." notes president and founder, Bob Becker. "It will allow us to work with the bands that we discover that don't necessarily fit with Fearless, and release music geared towards alternative radio, without confusing our established audience. We're excited that we will be able to diversify and work with even more talented artists via Old Friends."

Davey Suicide's "Put Our Trust In Suicide" is the glimpse into what to expect on the upcoming yet to be released full-length. Davey and crew has brought the industrial heavy metal back to the forefront of the music scene, just as other acts before them did, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, Fear Factory and Ministry.

Davey Suicide has already been making a name for themselves as they have toured a bit and released and shot a video for the hit single "Generation Fuck Star". The song is about rebellion and purely rock n' roll taking the listener to a whole new reality of music through the  eyes that is Davey Suicide.

This is indefinitely an EP from start to finish, that thrashes you with power chords while the drums hit you like body blows from fist fighter. Though the course of the crunchily corrosive chaos, Davey never loses sight of those crucial hooks. This is one of those releases that is musically vicious and super-catchy at the same time.

Davey Suicide is one of the best surprises of this year. He has that bitterness and badass in equal measure and whips it into an industrialized metal concoction that hits the ears hard and yet is commercially easy to digest despite the vitriol and venom it's dipped with.

Who ever knew that hardcore, metal, and techno could be used for good. San Diego, Californians Casino Madrid has got a debut on their hands and this is a full-length release so a continuation of what you first heard on their debut EP "For Kings & Queens".

When the intro song kicks things off with its chant of “we are all robots/searching for a purpose/we are all robots/searching for a meaning” things start to get into the flow of a similar sounding formula soon afterwards. the interchanging of clean screaming and growling vocals are dispersed throughout each song, with the occasional pop-punk auto-tuned vocals used during the chorus. The synth parts aren't overly used but they do provide a variety effect every now and again. With this you get everything wrapped up in a nicely sort of chug, chug, metal breakdown of sorts that tends to occur within most metal songs of today's scene. The variety of styles took into use does get the job done when listening in keeping the listener in full ear shot of wanting more as it will.

There are of course several other things at play, such as gang vocals, occasional melodic interludes, electronic parts plastered here and there that brings it altogether in the long run. So surely fans of Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, and Alesana will eat these guys up!

Chamber of Echoes is a female fronted and produced industrial pop/rocktronica/visual music project, conceived by Klaryssa Korolenkov that combines live music, streaming visuals, outlandish fashion and performance art. Fans have compared them to the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Kidneythieves and Celldweller.

For those of you who don’t know, Monster High is an American line of alternative fashion dolls released by Mattel in July 2010. The characters are inspired by monster movies and horror fiction, distinguishing them from most fashion dolls. The line has further expanded to an animated web-series, book series and clothing line.

Chamber of Echoes has teamed up with lead illustrator behind Monster High, Kellee Riley, to design a one-of-a-kind merch design for the band when upcoming album “World of Silence” is released. The design will feature all Chamber of Echoes members depicted as if they were Monster High characters and part of the Monster High line.

This exclusive and rare design will be not only featured as a design on a t-shirt, but on stickers and buttons as well! What will Chambers Of Echos look like in the likeness of Monster High characters? Trust us, they' re dying to find out too!

THE OTHER is considered to be Europe's most famous Horrorpunk-Band. THE OTHER covers a wide range of fans from the Goth Scene to Rock and Metal fans.  After the very successful release of New Blood in 2010 the band is now coming back with their new album called The Devils You Know. Once again THE OTHER worked with well known producer Waldemar Sorychta for this release.

Recently THE OTHER completed work on a music video for their song "Puppet on a String".  The clip which was directed by Valerie Götz is receiving its exclusive North American premiere courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.  Get a first look at THE OTHER's new video HERE.

Reunited alternative rock band VENDETTA RED released a video for "Close To Me," the second single the band has released since the group announced its return from a five year hiatus.

Vendetta Red will be releasing its fifth studio album, Scripture, later this year and it was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Soundgarden). Previous to "Close To Me," the band digitally released a song called "Blank Screens."

Check out the video HERE.

Wednesday 13's EP "Spook & Destroy" is a mix of new meets old with a few tunes called "M.F.T.W.", "Halloween 13-13", and an acoustic version of the song "Curse Of Me" with the rest of the tracks being re-recorded versions of older songs "Bad Things", "Rambo", "Mr. Motherfucker", along with two others being remixes. It's a toss up of tunes that keeps the classic Wednesday 13 alive and well no matter the tune that pops into his head. The new tunes do carry the torch in still representing that horror rock n' roll while the older tunes stay true to the originals while the acoustic and remixes just become an additions to what's already great.

Roadrunner Records newbies Heartist have got an EP up their sleeves called "Nothing You Didn't Deserve" with it there comes their hit single "Disconnected" along with other mentionable tunes such as the title track that can be heard at their live showcases along with others "The Answer", and "Where Did I Go Wrong?". All of these consist of that eletronica method with the use of screaming tactics with soft clean vocal chords keeping it together. The instruments are build strongly on upbeat riffs with drum patterns that keeps the music constant and bearable. This is an act that is going to be the next big thing to ever come out of the Los Angeles, California scene and there is no problem with that.

Norwegians Reverse This Curse is post-hard and rock from the Norway dimension thus their musical tastes takes a toll on the listener having similarities and guest appearances being quite frank i.e. former frontman of harcore goth rockers I Am Ghost Steven Juilano and current project Requiem for the Dead, took his shot at being the apart of the band's current single called "Another Victim".

As soon as the music begins I Am Ghost and Requiem for the Dead are what come to mind using the same formula as they have done, guitar riffs, solos, drum patterns, vocal chords, it all fits in well into what Reverse This Curse has made for themselves. Other similarities includes Escape The Fate, Snow White's Poison Bite, and Vampires Everywhere.

The music is creative and easily unique having a solid ground for a fresh start and fans will surely not be too far behind.

Come the New Year Los Angeles rock metalheads Black Veil Brides will be hitting the road across the U.S. in an all new North American tour! Special guests and support will be announced soon! Check out the list of dates below!


1/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café
1/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
1/07 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
1/09 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
1/10 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium
1/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
1/12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/14 – Tampa, FL @State Theatre
1/15 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Edge
1/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/18 – Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live
1/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
1/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
1/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Infinity
1/25 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
1/26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
1/27 – Manchester, NH @ Armory
1/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar
1/30 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/03 — Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Uni. Great Hall
2/04 — Manchester, UK @ Armory
2/05 — Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
2/07 — Southhampton, UK @ Guildhall
2/08 — Norwich, UK @ UEA
2/09 —Liverpol, UK @ O2 Academy
2/10 — Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
2/12 — Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
2/13 — Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
2/14 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
2/15 — London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
2/17 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
2/19 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
2/21 – Chicago, IL @House of Blues
2/22 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
2/23 – Mexico City, MX @ El Plaza Condesa
2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2/28 – Boise, ID Knitting Factory
3/01 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/02 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/04 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
3/05 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/06 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

The Twilight franchise will not end with Breaking Dawn Part 2. The franchise is going to get a freakin' reboot! As of right now there are no concrete details but according to Moviehole, Lionsgate-Summit is currently looking at rebooting the franchise as a "TV show or film spin-off, merely set in the same world as the one in the movies but not featuring the main trio.” Read about all of the details of this continuation of the series HERE.