Deadhouse Interview: Siblings Of Samhain

There are constantly new bands popping up in the horrorpunk scene, all making a go at the ever expanding fanbase. One of these new bands coming out of the United Kingdom is Siblings Of Samhain, who I recently had the opportunity to exchange emails with as they prepare to release their first EP, which has already sold out during the pre-order! Tapping into the acoustic side of the genre ala The Bastards, Wolfman Chuck and The Mutant Members Only Club, the new duo was kind enough to answer some questions to give everyone a little insight into what we can expect later this fall with their debut release. So without further a due, I’m thrilled to present the newest Deadhouse Interview with Danny Demented and Savage Monster!

The Deadhouse: My first question as always, who are you?

Siblings Of Samhain: We are…. THE UNINVITED! Nah, just messing. We are Danny Demented and Savage Monster, the horror acoustic duo Siblings Of Samhain from the UK.

The Deadhouse: Who are some of your musical influences in the horror genre?

Danny Demented: The horror genre has always been a part of my music taste starting with bands such as Misfits and Wednesday 13, but as I’ve gone further I’ve found love for bands such as Blitzkid, The Other, The B-Movie Monsters and The Rosedales. I also began to enjoy rockabilly and psychobilly with bands such as Nekromantix, Tiger Army, The Brains and The Grims. All of these bands have made a massive impact on my song writing because even though they are all horror related, they each stand alone and are unique.

Savage Monster: My main influence in the horror scene would have to be Blitzkid for sure, followed by Argyle Goolsby And The Roving MidnightWednesday 13Misfits, Michale Graves and Doyle. As well as horrorpunk I love psychobilly, so Zombie Ghost Train, Nekromantix and Demented Are Go definitely had something to do with it! The local UK scene, Al B. Damned is my personal favorite artist here! You guys in Canada have Nim Vind who are incredible!

The Deadhouse: What about outside of the horror genre?

Danny Demented: Outside of the horror scene, it really is a tough one as I like so many different genres haha. First of all I would say Green Day. They were and still are a huge influence on me as they were the first band I ever saw live and the reason I picked up a guitar and realized I wanted to be in a band. Other major influences for me have to be HIM, The Smiths, The Clash and gotta give it to the ‘King Of Pop’ Michael Jackson!

Savage Monster: I’m into a lot of different stuff, starting off with underground horrorcore hip-hop such as Insane Clown Posse, Tech N9ne and Twiztid! But then Joy Division is a huge one for me, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motionless In White, HIM, Rob Zombie, CKY, Marilyn Manson and The Cryptkeeper Five are just a few off the top of my head.

The Deadhouse: What are some of your favorite horror movies?

Danny Demented: Right, favourite horror films, I’m gonna start with the old school movies. Dracula, Bride Of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, Last Man On Earth, and The House On Haunted Hill. Going to more later films I’d say the original Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Hellraiser, Lords Of Salem and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. There’s so many more but we’d be here all day haha.

Savage Monster: Tim Burton is a genius so anything by him. Being a vampire fan, my top three would be The Lost Boys, the Bela Lugosi Dracula and Nosferatu. Away from vampires are The Pit And The Pendulum with Vincent Price, The Body Snatcher with Boris Karloff, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Halloween. I’m also a big fan of Rob Zombie’s movies, specifically House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Lords Of Salem, 31 and The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto. Some people slated him for his Halloween remakes but you gotta look at it as a brand new movie and he nailed it! Also, biographical movies on serial killers are a big interest for me!

The Deadhouse: What about outside of the horror genre?

Danny Demented: Outside of the horror genre, I’ll say films when I was growing up were The Goonies, Jumanji and The Lion King. More serious films I’d say Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Secret Window, Django Unchained, all of the Friday movies and Independence Day.

Savage Monster: This is a tough one, but the movie based on Ian Curtis from Joy Division called Control is a really good picture, it portrays his life perfectly! Also, I adore Johnny Depp’s work in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, The Ninth Gate and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

The Deadhouse: Tell us more about Siblings Of Samhain.

Siblings Of Samhain: Back in college, both of us were originally in a post-hardcore band, which lasted a few years, but due to musical differences we split. We were the only two that had a major love for horror in general. The Lost Boys is the picture we watched religiously when we used to hang out. In between then and Siblings, we were both in different bands which was great at the time, but both never found the true spook that horrorpunk has. For myself (Savage Monster) I started a booking agency under the same name to keep in touch with the scene, but it wasn’t enough to feed the monster. I had to play live/record/release music myself! So we both left our previous bands (Feral State and Gorgeous Morgue) and within a month we were writing, which would later become the songs that feature on our debut EP, Dark, Dead and Deranged. We weren’t sure what we were writing about at the time, but we knew it was going to be Horror-ble!

The Deadhouse: What exactly can fans expect from Siblings Of Samhain?

Siblings Of Samhain: Expect huge show/tour announcements between now and 2018! All will be revealed in good time. But in the meantime, expect acoustic horror in the most undead way possible…

The Deadhouse: When should fans be ready for Siblings Of Samhain to be unleashed?

Siblings From Samhain: We were originally aiming for a Halloween release, but due to the pre-orders for the new EP selling out, and us being way ahead of schedule, the official release date is the 1st of October!

And finally, as a last word to the fans! We want to thank everyone out there who’s supported us so far! It means so much to us, and we hope to meet as many of you as possible on the road!

I’d like to thank both Danny Demented and Savage Monster of Siblings Of Samhain for talking with us and be sure to keep an eye out for the release of Dark, Dead And Deranged this fall!

Deadhouse Interview: Argyle Goolsby (Part Two)


Greetings fiends and ghouls! If you missed Part One of my interview with Argyle Goolsby you can find that here!

Read on for the second part of the interview conducted on June 15th before the Argyle Goolsby And The Roving Midnight show in Toronto, Ontario! And click here to get Darken Your Doorstep in digital and click here to grab a physical copy!

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Deadhouse Interview: Argyle Goolsby (Part One)


Your beloved Deadhouse curator Mister Gore with Argyle Goolsby.

June 15th, 2017. The day that I finally had the opportunity to meet, interview and see Argyle Goolsby live for the first time. As anyone who has been reading The Deadhouse knows, my all-time favorite band is Blitzkid. While I never had the privilege of seeing them live, seeing Goolsby play in Toronto, Ontario at The Rockpile is likely the closest I will ever come to that opportunity.

Before the show, which also featured performances from Canadian psychobilly act The House Of Haunt and the incredible Cryptkeeper Five, I had the chance to sit down with Goolsby to discuss his new album, Darken Your Doorstep and what is next for the man in terms of touring, The Roving Midnight, The Hollow Bodies and his thoughts on the horrorpunk scene and its growth over the past few years.

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Deadhouse Interview: Black Cat Attack

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As a Canadian who loves horrorpunk, there sadly isn’t much of a scene for a guy like me to take part in. For the most part the only great band in the genre up here in the Great White North is Black Cat Attack. But BCA is more than just a band waving the flag of horrorpunk, they are damned near responsible for keeping the scene alive. Through their relentless touring of both Canada and the US, the band has made friends with many other acts, and through that they have brought many great bands up for Canadian tours that would otherwise never even consider touring up here. Bands such as The Jasons, Children Of October and Darrow Chemical Company have all made their presence felt on Canadian tours with BCA. On a personal note, I was able to see BCA when they came to town along with Darrow Chemical Company, and I can safely say it was one of the most fun nights I’ve ever had.

As the band prepares to unleash their new album Edraculation upon the world I was able to talk with the band a little bit. As for Edraculation itself, you can expect a review early next week here on The Deadhouse!

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Deadhouse Interview: Shadow Windhawk

The Deadhouse was launched way back in December of 2013. I started the site as a way to improve my writing abilities, in addition to help spread my love of all things horror. I truthfully never thought that the site would last as long as it is, let alone afford me many opportunities that I have been privileged enough to come across. Of course, the other main reason for the site was to serve as a way to help spread the word about the horrorpunk genre of music. Given that for the most part, with the exception of a few bands, horrorpunk is a very niche market. But it’s also a genre of music that features some of the most incredibly talented and driven people I have ever met. There is a special love that horrorpunk represents. The community is one of the most open and welcoming I have ever seen, and once you become a part of it, it becomes a part of you, as it truly is a family. With this site I have been able to share and review some of the best albums over the past few years, as well as ensure that some of these hard working bands get the recognition they truly deserve.

With all of that said, there was one man who embraced myself and this website in the very early days of the site when I was just reviewing albums I wanted to, with no intention of ever having the opportunity to befriend any of the artists. But Shadow Windhawk changed all of that. He gave me my first opportunity to do an advance album review (my review of Casket Spray is here), as well as participated in the very first Deadhouse Interview (which you can find here). So with the recent release of Cremation Garden, which you can find my review of here, it seemed only appropriate that the first artist to be interviewed twice here on The Deadhouse would be Windhawk. So without further a due, I present to you the newest Deadhouse Interview, with the one and only Shadow Windhawk!

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Deadhouse Interview: Wolfman Chuck

I’ve certainly made no secret of my admiration and fandom of the always great and entertaining Wolfman Chuck around these parts. Back in 2014 I reviewed his album Bitch Boy (find the Stereo Terror review here) and just recently looked at one of his many splits, in this particular case it was his album with Robb Goblin and Afterlife Love Machine (find that Stereo Terror review here). At times it feels like the man never stops and is constantly working on something, including his new project Wolfman Chuck And The Brimstone Boys. So getting the Wolfman to take some time out of his extremely busy schedule is quite the feat, and I am incredibly thankful that he took some time to speak with me on a number of topics. So without further a due, I am proud to present the newest Deadhouse Interview with the one and only Wolfman Chuck!

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Deadhouse Interview: Jake W. Grimbro (Co-Founder of Shock Stock)

I’ve made no secret of my love for Shock Stock here on The Deadhouse. Since the show’s inception in 2011, I have attended the event every year, and I now consider it a regular part of my life and yearly schedule. It’s the one place where all of us horror-loving freaks get to go and hang out, and truly feel at home. The show has grown every year and this year is once again presenting a stellar line-up of horror and exploitation figures. Especially exciting is the inclusion of horrorpunk godfather Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, formerly of The Misfits. Just like last year, I had the opportunity to speak with Jake W. Grimbro, one of the co-founders of the event, and someone I am happy and proud to call a friend. So without further a due, let’s get to the interview shall we?

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Deadhouse Interview: Willie “Wolfbite” Hatton-Ward


Here at The Deadhouse we are always looking for new horror. Whether it be our main focus on horrorpunk music, or horror movies, books, comics, video games. You can never have enough horror in your life! As evidenced by our recent Stereo Terror review of Zombies Love Punk Rock by Salt Lake City horrorpunks Zombiecock, we have clearly become fans of the band. So when the opportunity came to have a chat with Willie “Wolfbite” Hatton-Ward from the band, we jumped at the opportunity. So check out our chat below, and be sure to check out “Wolfbite” in both Zombiecock and Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians!

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Deadhouse Interview: The Bastards

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard of The Bastards over the past year or two. Whether it be the Stereo Terror of their first album, For Your Blood, or more recently the review of their newest album, Out Of The Grave, The Bastards have certainly made an impact in the horrorpunk genre over the last year. Given that I have become a big fan of what Jimmy Moon and DC Disaster have crafted, it seemed inevitable that we would be talking to the band for a Deadhouse Interview. So that said, I am happy to present my chat with The Bastards.

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Deadhouse Interview: Rob Harms Belmont of The Theatre Zombies

I’ve made no secret of my fandom for The Theatre Zombies in the past. For my money, they are one of the best bands in the genre today, and without a doubt one of the most underrated. You can check out the Stereo Terror review of their album Before Daybreak here filled with praise. And now, I’ve recently had the opportunity to speak with the frontman of the band Rob Harms Belmont, who as you will see with this interview is certainly a different kind of horrorpunk when compared to many of his contemporaries. So without further a due, I am thrilled to present the newest Deadhouse Interview!

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