Deadhouse Exclusive: SHOCK STOCK 2019 Preview Part One!

SHOCK STOCK is something I have covered in the past here on The Deadhouse, and nothing will change in that regard going forward. And as the 2019 event approaches, you can be damned sure that attendees, including yours truly, are in for another weekend of horror, fun and debauchery! This year will be the third entry of the event since moving from Centennial Hall here in beautiful London, Ontario to the Ramada Inn, where patrons can stay, sleep, and more importantly, party amongst each other and this year’s stellar lineup of guests. And today we will be taking a look at who those guests are!

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Silver Screams: Us

Release Date
March 22, 2019

Directed By
Jordan Peele

Written By
Jordan Peele

Starring
Lupita Nyong’o
Winston Duke
Elisabeth Moss
Tim Heidecker
Shahadi Wright-Joseph
Evan Alex
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Anna Diop
Cali Sheldon
Noelle Sheldon
Madison Curry

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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!

Stereo Terror: HorrorHound Presents It’s Only A Movie

Release Year
2016

Track Listing
1) HorrorHound – It’s Only A Movie
2) The Creepshow – People Are Strange
3) Argyle Goolsby – Save Me Tonight
4) For The Wolf – He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
5) Stellar Corpses – Power Of The Night
6) The Big Bad – Red Right Hand
7) Dead Dick Hammer – Life At Last
8) Shadow Windhawk – Stigmata Martyr
9) The Heathens – Burn
10) Black Cat Attack – Partytime
11) Psycho Charger – Pet Sematary
12) Harley Poe – NewBorn
13) Mister Monster – Looking For The Magic
14) The Heathens – Hellraiser

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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: 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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