Creeping out of Apple Valley, California, Saint Azazel and the Hellkats combine rockabilly, surf and blues to perfection. Saint Azazel, Joey Jeepers and Jorden Marshall have self-produced their masterpiece of a debut album titled Death or Glory which is guaranteed to hook listeners in and keep them enthralled from beginning to end. I was graced with an advanced copy of this album and I guarantee that you will want to pick this album up the minute is released (which is 3:33am on August 13th,2019).
You may recall back in the Fourth Chapter of our Mass HyStereo
feature a review of From Parts Unknown, the debut album from The Draculads, the new side project featuring members of The Theatre Zombies. The band takes the groundwork set by their main project and adds in a synth backing to great effect. Not ones to waste time, band front man Rob Harms Belmont and bandmate Michael Van Buren quickly released a follow up album earlier this year, Kristen. So how does it stack up with their debut?
The last time we had new music from The Rosedales was in 2009, when they released Once Upon A Season. It reached a point where we never thought we would hear from the band again when, almost randomly last year, the group announced they were working on new music. Last October saw the release of the first single for this highly anticipated new album, “Crush.” The song revived the fanbase, as it was exactly what we wanted from the group, but still the wait would be longer. Well, thankfully that wait is now over, as the band gears up to release Stereoghost. Featuring ten new tracks alongside the previously released “Crush” the question remained whether the new album could live up to the expectations set by Once Upon A Season and Raise Your Spirits before it. Does Stereoghost stand amongst those great albums?
Creeping out of the Batcave, Rock N’ Roll Lobotomy by The Brainiax might be running away with Psychobilly album of the year! From the opening riff through to the last chord ring out this album had me HOOKED from start to finish with its clicky upright bass and surf-inspired riffage.
When it comes to bands in the horror genre, there aren’t very many out there that have had the longevity of Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space. A band that has consistently reinvented itself over time, the Vienna-based band have one of the most passionate fanbases around and are currently supporting their most recent release, All These Fiendish Things (read my Stereo Terror review here). And now the band has released their newest video for the song that I actually dubbed the ‘Killer Track’ in my review, “Night Flier.” In anticipation of the big reveal for the video, I was able to catch up with the band’s frontman, Dead ‘Richy’ Gein, who also directed the video, to discuss the video and the song behind it!
Amsedel are a relatively new band hailing out of Chicago, Illinois who are working to make a print in the horrorpunk scene, and with Afterlife Of The Party, there is a good chance they have a damned good future ahead of them.
The Jasons have been kicking around the scene for about half a decade, and sadly for several reasons have been labelled a gimmick band. Whether it be the look, the insistence on working their songs around themes from the Friday The 13th series, or even the masterfully done Get Sued album where they blended Ramones songs with Misfits lyrics, the band has never really been given the credit they rightfully deserve.
Out of the swamps of Minneapolis, Minnesota comes Teenage Exorcist! Consisting of Matt Sprinkles (Guitar/vocals), Chris Wilson (Drums), Adam Boatright (Upright bass/vocals), and Matt Kalsnes (Guitar), these gents have released a brand spankin’ new EP titled Year of the Witch which is sure to make their psychobilly compatriots both very proud… and envious! There is a ton of musical talent and creative writing in this 5-track banger.
Greetings fiends and ghouls, and welcome back to another edition of Mass HyStereo where we take a look at a few different albums in more of a rapid fire fashion, so without further ado, let’s get to it!
And now, they are readying the release of their sophomore album, The Equinox. And not to reveal a spoiler too early in this review, but they certainly aren’t worrying about the sophomore slump, coming through the speakers with a confidence most bands can’t touch.
The Story So Far
Really? If you’re here for a review of Issue 190, you likely know much of what has led to this point, especially for something as iconic as The Walking Dead. That said, lately Rick has been a guest at the Commonwealth, an idyllic city run by a new (seemingly) less evil Governor. Michonne is also here and has been happily reunited with one of her daughters.
It likely seems a little weird doing a movie review after all these years, especially for a film that just shattered the box office record opening weekend for an original horror film. Jordan Peele immediately became an important name in horror with 2017’s Get Out, which went onto win the former Key And Peele comedian an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. So to say that the hype was monumental for his follow-up would be an understatement.
Hailing out of one of the punk capitols of the world, Southern California’s Bat$hit!crazy. (boy that’s gonna take it’s toll on my spell check through this review) are a four piece band who may not look the part in the least, until you hear the music and the words. The band took a rather eclectic approach building to this, their first full-length album. Releasing a series of four three-song EPs, all with intertwining artwork, the band has put them all together to form their self-titled full length.
Austria’s horrorbilly kings Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space (or BZFOS for short) have been kicking ass and taking names for well over a decade (hell, their ‘Greatest Hits’ album from a few years back was entitled Decade Of Decay). Now, after years of ruling in the underground scene, the band is poised to break through and bring horror to the masses with All These Fiendish Things!
Up next in Psycho Billy’s Slaughterhouse: Boring by The Vankeys! The Vankeys hail from Townsville, Queenland, Australia and are made up with Michael Hegarty (guitar/vocals), Dean Gilboy (drums/vocals) and Shaun Butcher (double bass/vocals). Boring is their 15-track debut album which can be found on The Vankeys Bandcamp. Well let’s dig right in!
Late last year I was thrilled to come across Sematary Spawn, a project from Hamilton-based artist Mike Trebilcock, and produced a Stereo Terror review of the project’s first release, the appropriately titled Music For Maniacs, Vol. 1. If you read the review (and you really should!) you know it was almost like a blast from the past with songs that were reminiscent of the horror movie themes from the 80s, and I mentioned anxiously anticipating Vol. 2! Well, the day has come, and Music For Maniacs, Vol. 2 is now available for everyone’s listening pleasure! So, how does it stack up to its predecessor?