Josh- Here we are again in a similar situation. Obviously we know each other but for those who aren’t aware who you guys are, please state your name and your role in the band.

Brent- Brent Hajny and I write songs and play guitar in silent horror

Silent Horror at Ghouls Night Out

Silent Horror at Ghouls Night Out

Josh- Alright so, Silent Horror made their official announcement about the band and debut album a few days ago and the internet practically exploded. Did you guys expect the response it received? I mean the Facebook page received over 2000 likes in the first 24 hours. 

Brent- No way! It totally caught us off guard, we knew there were people waiting for this album to come out but we had no idea that it would be that infectious.

Josh- When it comes to horror-punk, it can be said that there are bands that sound similar, what makes Silent Horror stand out among the other bands out there?

Brent- Well we are coming from a heavier side of horror punk, we really have a big sound. We keep our songs short and to the point. I feel we are bringing back a classic horror punk sound and feel.

Josh- In August you guys will be playing your first show together as a band at Ghouls Night Out. What are your expectations for that show?

Brandall (drums) and Brent (guitar) doing what they do best

Brandall (drums) and Brent (guitar) doing what they do best

Brent- Just to deliver the sound and feel of this album live and give it everything we got!

Josh- When it comes to musicians, most usually have a reason for playing the style of music they do. Is there a reason you guys moved towards horror punk? More so, what was your defining moment that made you fully aware that this is the style of music you want to play?

Brent- Silent horror was always about trying to recreate a feeling from when we were kids. We could play lots of different styles but this kind of music really takes us back. I knew I wanted to play horror punk when I started writing these songs so many years ago. It just came very natural and people seemed to love them.

Josh- While you guys were working on this album, what were some of the influences going into it?

Brent- For me it was always about the graves era misfits feel.

Josh- I like asking this in most of my interviews with horror related bands. What are some of your favorite horror films?

Brent- I love the classic universal films. Also the William Castle stuff like House on Haunted Hill and The Tingler

Josh- Now lets talk touring, I know its still early in the game for you guys but I’ve already heard talks of hoping tour soon. Would you mind elaborating on that?

10606609_10201526144714404_3095864761030558139_nBrent- Yeah we definitely want to get out and tour. We love being on the road, playing and meeting other bands. But most of all bringing a live version of this album to the fans.

Josh- I believe it’s safe to say that the future is bright for Silent Horror just due to the fact of how the public reacted to the announcement and the release of the album. What do you hope the future holds?

Brent- We have so many ideas and new material that we are working on. Lots of stuff coming up.

Josh- If you could spend time with any monster from movie history, who would it be and why?

Brent- I would say the Mummy. I love Egyptian culture, so many questions unanswered, maybe Imhotep could fill us in haha

Josh- What can the fans expect to see brought to the stage when seeing you all play these songs live?

Brent- A lot of energy and atmosphere10606021_10201526150554550_5057982239594140345_n

Josh- Before we end it, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans that are reading this?

Brent- Just thanks for the love and support, we make this music for you and there is a lot more in store for Silent Horror.

 

 

Silent Horror has returned from the grave and they’re back kicking ass and taking names. If you missed the announcement not long ago, they just released a new album but this time with Goolsby (Blitzkid) as the front man. We sat down and talked to Brandall (drums) about the band, what the future holds, and all that good stuff.

 

Josh- Here we are again in a similar situation. Obviously we know each other but for those who aren’t aware who you guys are, please state your name and your role in the band.

Brandall- Brandall and I rock hard on the drum skins.

Silent Horror

Silent Horror

Josh- Alright so, Silent Horror made their official announcement about the band and debut album a few days ago and the internet practically exploded. Did you guys expect the response it received? I mean the Facebook page received over 2000 likes in the first 24 hours.

Brandall- I honestly was super shocked! In a way I knew it would go over well because we had Goolsby but I never expected the reaction we got. I mean we did kinda just drop it on the world with no heads up haha and i dont see many bands doing that these days. Its the ole element of surprise!

Josh- When it comes to horror-punk, it can be said that there are bands that sound similar, what makes Silent Horror stand out among the other bands out there?

Brandall- We are doing the same thing all the other bands are doing but I feel we have a more aggressive sound. Brent and myself come from a punk background but we also listened and played just as much metal as well. I always felt that the misfits were a metal band that just so happened to play punk and I think we fall into that a bit so it gives us a similar sound but we put our own stamp on it.

Silent Horror at Ghouls Night Out Fest.

Silent Horror at Ghouls Night Out Fest.

Josh- In August you guys will be playing your first show together as a band at Ghouls Night Out. What are your expectations for that show?

Brandall- it’s my first GNOfest and I expect just a giant community with open arms to hold me and take me in! On a serious note I expect a damn good show from all the amazing bands and hope we don’t mess up to much and I hope I don’t break through my drums…. Ha

Josh- When it comes to musicians, most usually have a reason for playing the style of music they do. Is there a reason you guys moved towards horror punk? More so, what was your defining moment that made you fully aware that this is the style of music you want to play?

Brandall- To be honest I got into “horrorpunk” at a very young age but didn’t know it was even horrorpunk. To me it was just punk rock but with some evil coming from it’s belly! I had the misfits collection 2 album at like age 9 so I knew Danzig era and all that before Graves stuff. When American psycho hit the shelf it blew my mind…. Just thinking of the first time I heard it gives me cold chills. From their I just liked that heavier tone and any band I did metal or punk we always covered a song from The Misfits and it just always stuck around.

Josh- While you guys were working on this album, what were some of the influences going into it?

Brandall- Since the album was all older songs I honestly wasn’t listening to anything but our old albums trying to think of what i wanted to do differently. but once we got into mixing i was just listening to Famous monsters for guitar tone and then American Psycho for the bass and drum tones. Vocals blew my mind and i honestly don’t know how Goolsby does what he does so well. Just worked out perfectly!


Josh- I like asking this in most of my interviews with horror related bands. What are some of your favorite horror films?

Brandall- I like 80’s horror flicks! Fright Night, The Lost Boys, American Werewolf in London are some of my favorites. i also dig the universal monster films as well.

Silent Horror

Silent Horror

Josh- Now lets talk touring, I know its still early in the game for you guys but I’ve already heard talks of hoping tour soon. Would you mind elaborating on that?

Brandall- Well we want to hit the road soon! Its crazy cause we just came out as a band again and its already to the point where we are talking tours in the States and overseas. It will happen oh yes it will HAPPEN!

Josh- I believe it’s safe to say that the future is bright for Silent Horror just due to the fact of how the public reacted to the announcement and the release of the album. What do you hope the future holds?

Brandall- Man i want people to just hear this album and honestly enjoy listening to it for now!
As for the future of this band i hope everyone will stick around and get ready to hear what we are working on in our EVIL SHED! The new material blows my mind and i cant wait for everyone to hear what we have created with Goolsby!

Josh- If you could spend time with any monster from movie history, who would it be and why?

Brandall- The Creature from the Black Lagoon!!!! I love me so damn LAKE LIFE!!!!!!

Josh- What can the fans expect to see brought to the stage when seeing you all play these songs live?

Brandall- ENERGY! i could care less how spot on album sound you are. I want to feel you delivering the music you have created! I sometimes play way to hard just because i feel every chord, lyric, and beat. Bands are missing the energy these days!!!! I can honestly say that American Warewolves bring the energy that i enjoy watching and listening too. Love them!

10590513_10201526150354545_5694212869650876135_nJosh- Before we end it, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans that are reading this?

Brandall- HMMMMM…. I cant thank you enough for the response to this album and reformation of this band! i will always put my heart and soul into every live show for all of you! If you wanna hang at a show come over and lets hang! Love you HORRORFAM and….THE SEANCE HAS BEEEEEGGGGGGUUUUUUUNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

A few weeks ago, social media practically exploded when the announcement came. Not only is Silent Horror back, but they’re back with Mister Argyle Goolsby (Blitzkid) on the mic. These guys just played their debut show under the new line up, and let me just say, faces were melted. In this interview, we talk to Goolsby about the scene, and the music itself.

Josh- Here we are again in a similar situation. Obviously we know each other but for those who aren’t aware who you are, please state your name and your role in the band.

Silent Horror

Silent Horror

 
Goolsby: Argyle Goolsby. Bass and vocals.
 
Josh- Alright so, Silent Horror made their official announcement about the band and debut album a few days ago and the internet practically exploded. Did you guys expect the response it received? I mean the Facebook page received over 2000 likes in the first 24 hours. 
 
Goolsby- I had no idea that it was going to blow up like it did.  It really exceeded my expectations. I was tattooing all day the day we made the announcement so I wasn’t able to keep up with everything in real time, but I remember seeing the Facebook page later that day and doing a double take. It was a really great feeling.
 
Josh- When it comes to horror-punk, it can be said that there are bands that sound similar, what makes Silent Horror stand out among the other bands out there?

Goolsby- I come from a background in punk music and both Brent and Brandall, while both into punk music as well, come from more of a metal background.  These elements have given Silent Horror a very heavy sound for a horrorpunk band while still retaining an energetic vibe.

 

Josh- In August you guys will be playing your first show together as a band at Ghouls Night Out. What are your expectations for that show?

 
Goolsby- I expect to see a lot of good friends and hear a lot of good music that day. We’re excited that our first show gets to be at such an event.
 
Shredding

Shredding

Josh- When it comes to musicians, most usually have a reason for playing the style of music they do. Is there a reason you guys moved towards horror punk? More so, what was your defining moment that made you fully aware that this is the style of music you want to play?
 
Goolsby- Early in my teens I heard Minor Threat. That was the first punk band that I had ever heard and it changed my life overnight. I can’t even begin to explain just how immense and immediate of an effect that band had on me. It just connected with me. That band led me on a quest to discover more and more bands. When I discovered the Misfits I got that feeling all over again. I had always been into horror movies and magazines and I fell in love with the concept of the Misfits. When I started in Blitzkid we began as just a straightforward punk band with no ‘angle’. At some point we wrote a few songs that felt and sounded like the Misfits and it clicked. I’ve been partial to writing this style of music ever since.
 

Josh- While you guys were working on this album, what were some of the influences going into it? 

 
Goolsby- The idea of working to put out an anthemic, rock solid horrorpunk album with my two best friends was my inspiration.
 
Josh- I like asking this in most of my interviews with horror related bands. What are some of your favorite horror films? 
 
Goolsby- I love all kinds of horror movies, but I’m really partial to the early silent German expressionistic films like Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Der Golem.
Silent Horror @ Ghouls NIght Out

Silent Horror @ Ghouls NIght Out

 
Josh- Now lets talk touring, I know its still early in the game for you guys but I’ve already heard talks of hopingtour soon. Would you mind elaborating on that? 

Goolsby- Up until now most of our focus and energy has been on getting this record out. Now that it’s out, and the response has been so good we’re shifting our energy into planning out live shows as soon as possible. We will definitely be out on the road bringing Silent Horror to everyone.

 

Josh- I believe it’s safe to say that the future is bright for Silent Horror just due to the fact of how the public reacted to the announcement and the release of the album. What do you hope the future holds?

Goolsby doing what he does best.

Goolsby doing what he does best.

Goolsby- I’m confident we’re going to continue to brainstorm with each other and write a lot of great songs. What I hope for the most is that everyone that hears us will come along for that journey.

 
Josh- If you could spend time with any monster from movie history, who would it be and why? 
 
Goolsby:  The mole people, because I’m pretty sure everyone has forgotten about them and they could stand the company.
 
Josh- What can the fans expect to see brought to the stage when seeing you all play these songs live? 

Goolsby: bring some sunglasses. Haha.

 
Josh- Before we end it, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans that are reading this? 

Goolsby- you guys are the reason we do this. Check out our new album, stay tuned for our next one and come out and see us when we come to your town!

Ghouls Night Out 2014 Review

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Reviews

10592787_806435272709153_6138923227874041420_n   Holy shit! The best way I can think to describe the show that was GNO 2014. If you’ve been sitting in the dark of your mothers basement and don’t know what the hell Ghouls Night Out is, maybe its time to crawl out of the black abyss and walk with us dead folk. Ghouls Night Out is not only the best horror punk show around filled with some of the best bands the scene has to offer, its as many have said, a family reunion for all of us outcasts to come together, share laughs, drinks, smiles, stories and just have a great time. For me personally, and I know I’m not alone on this because I’ve heard others say it, this is hands down the best show I’ve been to, and I’ve been to plenty. By far the best Ghouls Night Out yet. Maybe it was because it was in a bigger venue than previous years, or that a majority of the people attending knew each other, I’m not sure, I just know it had such a home feel to it, it was incredible to say the least. Matt Pathetic has worked his ass off harder than most for this scene and it shows, I think each and everyone of us that have attended the past few years know just how much he puts into this. Like I’ve told him, in the 3 years I’ve gone to GNO I’ve made more friends than the four years of high school. Everyone there is there for one reason, to have a good time and listen to some kick ass music. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what you like, what your past is, what you wear, as long as you’re there singing along and having a good time, that’s all that matters. I mean look around in the pics, not everyone there is the same. That being said, the bands…man all the bands that played this year killed it. One of the best line ups in my opinion and I’m still recovering my voice after singing along for however long the show went on for.

 

The Cryptoids

The Cryptoids

Now lets talk about the bands that played this year. Opening up the show was a North Carolina native band by the name of The Cryptoids. Now I’ve listened to these guys since they’ve been around and been friends with some of the members but this was the first time I actually got the chance to see them play live, and not only did I get to see them once, I got to see them play twice later on during the show due to certain situations that unfolded. Which personally I think they deserved to play twice, they’re a newer band, younger members, and opening a show is hard. Not everyone is there, and people are just waking up from the long trips there. They killed it both times though. These guys are currently saving up to record an album, so I highly suggest supporting these guys.

Tina of the Cryptiods

Tina of the Cryptiods

After the Cryptoids played, the horror pop-punk band Fifty Two Ways from Georgia performed. The first time I ever saw these guys was last year at GNO 13 and they blew me away, they brought an incredible energy to the stage and had some catchy songs. Seeing them for the second time was even better, now that I knew some of their songs I could sing along and have even more fun watching them. I’m a sucker for pop-punk so putting two of my favorite styles of punk together just fits together perfectly. They also did a cover of one of my favorite Hank III songs

Fifty Two Ways

Fifty Two Ways

“Three Shades of Black” which I never thought how well that song would transfer into a punk song but it fits perfectly and it describes us in the scene so well.

Hoax of Fifty Two Ways

Hoax of Fifty Two Ways

I can’t wait to hear more from these guys and would like to see them get more exposure, one of those very talented bands that seem to fall under so many peoples radars, so if you’re reading this and haven’t heard of these guys, do yourself a favor and look them up. I’m pretty sure you won’t be sorry, unless you hate good music I guess. Following Fifty Two Ways was a band that was…interesting to say the least. That band being Bloody Crackdown.

Bloody Crackdown

Bloody Crackdown

These guys had an interesting stage show with heads being thrown and other various body parts. Which at a horror punk show, I suppose those fit pretty well. This was one of the few bands going into this show that I had never heard of so I’m always interested in seeing new bands perform. These guys have more of a hard rock style sound. You could tell they have fun doing what they do even though some people may not get it, as long as they enjoy it that’s all that matters. I’ve yet to listen to any recorded stuff from these guys so I can’t really make a comparison to how they sound on album and live but their stage show was definitely interesting to watch.  Late Night Zero followed after Bloody Crackdown. Late Night Zero was one of the last bands to get on to the bill after a band reluctantly had to drop off.

Late Night Zero

Late Night Zero

These guys were a blast to watch, I ended up really digging these dudes a lot. I had came across their music video for “Evil Dead” awhile back and had really liked it but then forgot the name of the band for quite some time but after GNO I realize now who that band was. You gotta love when things like that happen at shows. I got the chance to talk to some of these during the show and they’re really rad dudes. I’m glad I finally know who sang that song I found randomly on the internet.

Ghouls Night Out 14 was August 9th on a Saturday, but guess who still decided to show up and cause mayhem? That’s right it was The Jasons!

Jason V

Jason V

This was the first time I’ve gotten the chance to see these guys play and I hope it wasn’t the last because these guys put on one helluva performance. Another one of those horror pop punk bands that fuse the two together perfectly.

The Jasons

The Jasons

Not only that but talking and rocking out with these guys during the rest of the show was a fun times, these dudes know how to have a good time. How to describe the sound of The Jasons? Well, just imagine if The Ramones decided to have a show at Crystal Lake and played while Jason did what he does best. The Jasons have a full length L.P coming out later this fall! Don’t miss it!. Now after The Jasons punched everyone’s heads off and beat us in sleeping bags against trees, a band that I’ve followed since their first album played, that band being Black Cat Attack. What can I say about these guys besides, holy hot damn do they kick ass live. This was my 2nd time seeing them and I don’t know what it was but this years performance just stood out to me.

Black Cat Attack

Black Cat Attack

These guys (and gal) have been busy this summer touring the states in support of their recently released album Bright Side of the Moon which if you haven’t listened to it, do so right now, quit reading and come back after you’ve gave it a listen. I can say these guys kicked ass on their first album but this album is definitely the best they’ve put out yet. The vocals of both Bryan and Val together just give it such an intense punk rock energy. They were also featured in the latest issue of HorrorHound Magazine, so go pick that up as well!

So, there’s this band from West Virginia that I’ve become friends with and I’ve seen them countless times.

Zackula

Zackula of The Big Bad

Each time I see them play I think they get better each and every time. I am of course talking about The Big Bad! These guys I feel have the potential of being huge in the horror punk scene. They have an album coming out in September that will be available at their show at HorrorHound Weekend in Indy, and from what I’ve heard live, you can be damn sure this is the best stuff they’ve put out yet. These guys give such an electrifying performance each time you’ll be mesmerized the entire time. This was the band I found myself getting the rowdiest during so far during the show, this set wore me out. 995075_10201525945229417_6907529604819504872_nI got a good laugh out of my friends Donny and Matt picking me up during the set. The entire band is nothing but some of the nicest folk I know and I always look forward to seeing them perform because as I said they continue to get better. So if you find yourself in the haunted hills of West Virginia be sure to be on the watch for these guys. After plenty of punk rock the show changed paces for a little bit.

Darkness Descends

Darkness Descends

The band that changed this pace was Darkness Descends. These guys brought metal to us in a heavy form. I know plenty of punk rockers who enjoy their fair share of metal. I saw some people get rowdy in the pit during their set, I mean it was a metal band so you have to at least a little bit. If nothing else, bang your heads. These guys had some heavy breakdowns which sometimes calls for people to start throwing fists and karate kicks in the pits which thankfully I didn’t see any of that because I personally can’t stand that shit, but that’s just me. These guys rocked the house.

The Independents

The Independents

After Darkness Descends gave people a change of pace, a band that has been doing this stuff for years, 1992 to be exact, took the stage.That band being the one, the only, The Independents. These guys have been waving the punk flag for years. They always get the crowd rowdy and dancing with their ska like sound. I’ve gotten the chance to see these guys a few times now and I gotta say, I think this was their best performance. They amount of fog during their set was a little over bearing and got hard to breathe during it but it was a fun time all around. As always their cover of the legendary song “Mother” by Danzig always gets a huge reaction from the crowd. These guys having been doing this for years and I’m sure they’ll be at it for plenty more.

 

American Werewolves

American Werewolves

It was nice to have a home state band on the bill for once and a band that I got to see twice this year and hopefully I’ll see plenty more times in the future. That band being the American Werewolves. Holy shit, their performance this time around blew me away. This band, has a unique energy they give off on stage and they’re just fun to watch. I got the chance to interview Trevor for HorrorHound earlier this year and talk to them at the con and they’re incredibly nice people. It was great seeing them again. This is one band that I will never miss if they come anywhere near me and you shouldn’t miss them either. They’re working on new material which I’m excited for, as I always am with great bands. I’m happy these guys are back and kicking ass. If you’ve never checked these guys out, you really should. Really talented musicians. I can’t wait to hear what their new stuff sounds like with their new line up.

American Werewolves

American Werewolves

Now after American Werewolves melted faces, came a performance I think a large majority of the people there were excited to see. The 2nd coming of Silent Horror and this time with the one, and only Argyle Goolsby of Blitzkid on vocals. I don’t think ANYONE was let down by this set. Not only did they blow everyone away, they proved that this scene is still as much alive today as it has ever been. There was a couple that told me they flew all the way from California to see these guys play. If you don’t know your maps too well, that means they flew all the way across

Silent Horror

Silent Horror

the U.S so see these guys play, that’s dedication and that’s stuff I love seeing. It’s people that travel around to see shows that keep this scene alive and kicking. Okay, back on track, not only does this band have Goolsby singing but they also feature a very talented drummer (Brandall) and guitarist (Brent), these three all together just have an incredible sound that will be melting faces as time goes on. I’m can’t wait to hear more from these guys and see more shows with these guys on the bill. I think everyone in the horror punk scene should check these

Argyle Goolsby

Argyle Goolsby

guys out. One of the best albums I’ve heard this year yet.

Last but not least came a band that only kicks ass. I’ve never seen these guys put on a bad show and I’ve seen them many times. Darrow Chemical Company knows just how to get people together and have a good time. I’m always worn out by the end of their set and horse from singing along the entire time. These guys are insanely talented and one of my favorites to see live. Their latest album Plastic Smiles was a great addition to the horror punk scene and this band, if you’ve never seen them, get off your ass and do so. Constantly touring, constantly putting out new music. These guys work their asses off for the scene they love and it shows. This is another one of those bands that get better every time I see them.

Darrow Chemical Company

Darrow Chemical Company

But at the end of the day, it’s about YOU that’s right, you reading this wherever you are. As long as you’re going to shows and supporting the scene, that’s all that matters. Don’t let the fashion get to you, we don’t care what you wear, just come out and have fun with us. Get in the pits, get up front and sing along, whatever you wanna do to have a good time. You are this scene and with out you, it doesn’t exist. Remember my friends, LONG LIVE THE HORROR!

Review: Silent Horror

Posted: July 24, 2014 in Reviews

Band: Silent Horror10500270_682195735189147_2337034138451104287_n

Album: Self-Titled

Track List:

  1. Son of Frankenstein    11. Teenage Homicide
  2. Drink of Your Blood    12. Equilibrium
  3. The Tingler               13. Giant Monsters
  4. Carnival of Souls         14. Beware
  5. Violent Side               15. Mr. Brooks
  6. Paranormal                16. Wretched I Am
  7. Grindhouse Ride         17. Chainsaw
  8. Wolfsbane
  9. Bride to Be
  10. Evil Dead

 

I just want to start off by saying, I’m so glad this album finally got announced. It was getting hard keeping these songs a secret. Unless you were hiding away in your cave yesterday you saw the internet blow up about the announcement of not only the return of Silent Horror, but their return with none other than creepy uncle Argyle Goolsby. When I was first told of what was coming, I figured it would create waves through horror-punk family and it did just that. Never before has my news feed blown up about something like that in a long long time. Silent Horror is Argyle Goolsby (Vocals/bass), Brandall Rector (drums/vocals), and Brent Hajny (guitars/vocals). This three piece band of seasoned musicians released their debut album and what a debut it was. In 24 hours their page jumped to over 2000 likes. I think its safe to say, the people were pleased.

Upon my first listen to this album all the way through after I was given a copy, I found myself putting it on repeat for the rest of the day. Trying to keep it a secret became increasingly harder the closer it came to the announcement. This album had to have been on the top of my most anticipated album and I was not disappointed at all. I’ve heard most of these songs back when Silent Horror was around before, but this time around with Goolsby at the helm, it just seems to have much more energy. This album has everything you could want, songs about horror films, catchy chorus’s, harmonies, bad ass beats, I mean the list goes on.

After hearing this album, I can’t wait to see what else these guys have in store and to hear these songs live. With this album only officially being out a day and getting the response that it did is a good indicator that these guys will be around for awhile.  Silent Horror’s debut show will be at Ghouls Night Out in Fayetteville, North Carolina on August 9th. I highly suggest you go buy your tickets and see a kick ass show. So go on over to Silent Horror’s page, get this cd, buy some merch, and prepare yourselves for one kick ass album.

Band: Beneath The Cellar

Album: Lesions10556232_808481309176377_4164067715766190008_n

Track List:

  1. Lesion Unleashed
  2. This Tattered Heart
  3. Tonight Pt 1
  4. Drag Me Down
  5. Dementia 13
  6. Tonight Pt 2
  7. Graveyard Breeze
  8. Corpse of a Dying World
  9. Long Past Due Surrender
  10. Eaten Alive
  11. Evil Means
  12. Friday Night Massacre
  13. Broken Mirrors

Coming all the way across the states from where I’m currently typing from comes a horror-punk band that calls California home, that band would be Beneath the Cellar. If you’ve listened to Beneath the Cellar before than you are use to the fast pace punk rock sound they bring, this album brings that back and I personally think this one has a faster pace than Taste of the Blade, their last release had. I have been patiently waiting for new music from these guys for quite some time and this album was worth the wait.

Beneath the Cellar is one of those bands I really wish would come out this way and play, they’re such a talented band, I feel they’re very underrated within the music scene. If you’re looking for a good, high energy album to listen to then look no further. I found myself listening to this album multiple times after I received it and I will continue to play it often. One of my favorites off this release would have to be “This Tattered Heart”. The energy that comes from that song just catches you and has you drumming on whatever is in front of you.

This year has been filled with a lot of new tunes from bands old and new and I can say, this album is on my top “2014 release” list. If you’ve never listened to these guys before, I highly suggest you do so. Hopefully one day these guys will go on tour and play in your town, but until then, just enjoy the album and if you can make it to any of their shows around California, DO IT!

Band: Reckless Dodgers10448772_475250842577699_3368497233181514030_n

Album: Relentless

Track Listing:

  1. Sour Taste
  2. Broken
  3. Move On
  4. What Went Wrong?
  5. If It Rains
  6. Sinking Feeling
  7. Hourglass
  8. Escapè
  9. Waiting
  10. Bloodstains (Agent Orange cover)

Philly’s own Reckless Dodgers is getting ready to release their newest album “Relentless” very soon and I’ll say this, it’s worth the wait. Sometimes it takes some time for a band to find that sound that suits them just right, and I can officially say that with Andrew Winter (Lead vocals/bass), Chris Terranova (Drums/vocals) and Jason Silvester (Guitar/Vocals) Reckless Dodgers have found their sound. Don’t get me wrong I liked their last release, wasn’t what I expected but I enjoyed it. I was told by Andrew when they were recording this album that it would be heavier and he wasn’t lying. This album has that punk rock sound we all know and love.

First time I heard some of these songs, they were live and I can tell you this, if you didn’t catch these guys last time they came close, you better be damn sure to do it next time. These songs create an impressive amount of energy and watching the guys play them, it shows the energy is flowing through them. This year has been filled with kick ass new releases and very anticipated upcoming releases, but I have to admit, this one has to be up there on my list of top releases so far.

There are a couple songs off this release that I found myself able to relate to, specially “Hourglass” which is my personal favorite. Not to mention a kick ass cover of Agent Orange’s “Bloodstains” at the end. One of the things I like about their sound is that fans of all forms of punk rock can enjoy this. All in all I loved this release and am very happy to be able to tell you that you won’t be sorry about picking this album up. I can see big things in store for these guys in the future.

 

The Night The Dead Walk The Earth!

Posted: February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Once again HorrorHound Weekend  is bringing you one of the best damn convention line ups I’ve seen! How could it get any better you ask? Well I can tell you how! March 22nd (The Saturday night of HorrorHound Weekend), from 7p.m to 1a.m, five bands will be playing across the street from the Sharonville Convention Center. Featuring Calabrese, Harley Poe, American Werewolves, Creeping Cruds, and For The Wolfs. Free to VIP and Weekend pass holders. Five great bands after a day full of horror delight, how could you possibly want to turn this down? This is looking like it will be an incredible weekend, come out and have a blast, remember, don’t be a square!

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Album art by Eric Blair

Band: Ghosts Run Wild

Album: Black Sails On A Sea Of Blood

Track Listing:

  1. Headless
  2. Ghost God
  3. Double Shadow
  4. Black Sails On A Sea Of Blood
  5. Secrets In The Ground
  6. Real Wild Wraiths
  7. Invisible Entity
  8. Dead of Night
  9. My Hands of Fear
  10. Orbital Decay
  11. Do The Ghost Stomp
  12. Shadow Out of Time
  13. Way Cool
  14. Kiss The Coffin
  15. Cold and Still
  16. Restless Ghosts
  17. The Mindless Ones
  18. Black Veil (My Secret Sin)

Not going to lie, when I first put this album on and heard the first song’s sound quality, I was a bit hesitant. That sound quality now a days are really hit or miss for me, it’s hard to put out an album that isn’t crisp that people will listen to, too many picky people out there. This one…was a hit for me. I found myself digging it way more than I thought I would. This album has a very Cramps/The Horrors sound and feel to it. So if you’re a fan of either of those bands, be sure to check out this album. Some really catchy tunes from it.

Personally my favorite song off this album has to be number 11, “Do the Ghost Stomp”, It was just really catchy and a fun punk song. My second favorite song has to be #18 “Black Veil (My Secret Sin), the vocals sound to be influenced by Sparky from Demented Are Go on this song. Third favorite song for me is the title track “Black Sails On A Sea of Blood”, the beat is so damn good and the guitar riffs just have you playing air guitar as soon as you hear it. My only complaint is, I really wish the songs were a little longer, but other than that, this album was a fun listen for sure. Be sure to check out Ghosts Run Wild!

"Photo by DJ Imagery"

“Photo by DJ Imagery”

For the readers, tell us who you are and a little about the band. 
    We are Ashlee Arson, Sly Myk, Scotie Terror, and introducing once again our good friend Bebo from Scarlet Harlot & Her Handsome Devils. We live in the Antelope Valley in Southern California. We play Horror punk! YAY!

How did the band come together? How did you all meet and decide to play to style of music? 
    Well we all knew each other since high school and even then we have been trying to make music  together. We initially had this idea of playing punk rock like all the cool kids and we made some cool riffs. Unfortunately we never played a show outside of the living room, but we loved doing it. It wasn’t  till after high school we all split apart for years. Until recently Ashlee got in contact with with us all again and thus began forming ourselves into what we are now. What was funny when Scotie was introduced back into the band, he was recovering from a broken foot and even played shows with a cast on, jumping off amps and shit even though he was in utter agony after those shows. Our style of music has been tweaked and twacked from generally all of our different backgrounds of music. 

What would you say is some of your influences? 

    Ashlee and Bebo have some pretty heavy influences in punk rock, all styles. Myk has been integrated within the Psychobilly community for as long as we’ve known each other and Scotie: he’s into what he calls the “brutals”. He means metal. But all in all we all love punk rock, especially when it’s macabre and heavy. So we play what we all love. 

Has there been any shows you’ve all played that really stand out as one of the best shows? 
    Opening up for the Koffin Kats was definitely our best show to date. The crowd response was off the wall and it was just an all around great show. It was in Oakland, Ca and the people there really love their horror punk and Psychobilly so when they like you, you’ll really know it.

"Photo by DJ Imagery"

“Photo by DJ Imagery”

Is being a member of a band what you’ve always wanted to do? If not what is your dream job?

    Sly Myk, “Yeah sure I’ve always wanted to be in a band. Working sucks.”
    Bebo Responded, “Yeah,you know, I enjoy being an entertainer. You can’t put a price on the feeling of people enjoying your expression while having a good time playin’. I really believe that a smart person draws no distinction between work and play, and it would absolutely be a dream job to be in a successful band.” 
       Scot, “I love being in a band honestly, I have in a lot of different bands throughout my life. But I also like being a productive member of society. I love working and servicing people. I’m a social butterfly and love being around different types of people, but I would also love to tour the word in a band and be paid to do it. :D”
    Ashlee expressed, “Yes. This is what I see myself doing for a long time. I always knew I wanted to be an entertainer. Always. Art is very important to me so if I can travel and meet amazing people while doing something that I love, I refuse to do anything different.”

Now with you guys being relatively new to the scene, what do you see for the future of the band? 

    We are going to try and take it as far as we can. No particular checklist of things we HAVE to do before a certain amount of time. We’re just going to take it in stride. Goals of ours would definitely to play a theater. That would be awesome. 

Let’s talk band name, how did it come about? Was there any names that almost made it?
    Our old band used to be The Arsonists back when we tried the band thing in high school and Scot and Myk wanted to use it again. We were almost going to be Scarlet Harlot and the Homewreckers but no on that too. We knew we needed it to be kinda catchy and somewhat long because that makes it hard to forget. Ashlee liked the ring of Scarlet Harlot. It rhymes. It’s catchy and it is quite the opposite of her. But with in-your-face names like that, it’s hard to ignore and we couldn’t just have it be focused on one person so we broadened it a bit. Perfect.

If you could tour with any band, who would it be and why?
    Our first  band that came to mind was AFI. We are all DIEHARD AFI fans. Even covered a couple songs. The Damned, T.S.O.L., Tiger Army, Ghost and Calabrese also come to mind.

1473877_617167765008321_152891445_nLast question, what are your thoughts on the horror punk scene as a whole as of late? Have they been supportive of the band?
    The horror punk scene really isn’t the dominant scene in Southern California believe it or not but everyone we have encountered have been so incredibly supportive, both the bands and fans. They seem to really dig it and that is all we need. We love surprising people. It’s not every day they will encounter a screaming creepy sacrilegious female fronted band doused in blood. We hope to be way more involved in the worldwide horror punk scene.