Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Hembree & The Satan Sisters is a new project spearheaded by front man Zackery M. Hembree. Mixing a whole gamut of styles, ranging from old school outlaw country to horrorpunk to metal, the band’s upcoming debut album, F.Y.F. promises to be one of the more interesting and eclectic albums of 2019. The group recently released their first music video for “Who’s Laughin’ Now” and I was able to catch up with Hembree and Jeff Clayton of ANTiSEEN to discuss the video and the forthcoming album, which you can check out below!
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!
Damnation have been making a name for themselves among the scene for a few years now, with their debut release After Midnight having been reviewed here upon its release back in 2017. Since that time the band have been working away and have even become the current members of Shadow Windhawk‘s touring band, The Morticians (as evidenced by his cameos in the video!). And now, in preparing for the forthcoming release of their new album, The Equinox, the band has released their first music video for the song, “Fighting For.”
Speaking with the band’s bassist Brad Touchette, he shared the following about the song and video.
Of all the songs we have written as a band dealing with any number of topics, it seemed only logical that this song needed to be our first official video. “Fighting For” is meant to be a rallying cry for all regardless of creed, opinion, or personal convictions. It is meant as an anthem to find common ground, friendship, and “family” through the spirit of creation. That being said, it seemed only right that the subject matter for the supporting video be an attempt to capture those very interactions. The relationships we are fortunate enough to share with all who have supported us thus far on our journey.
So without further ado, please check out the new video for “Fighting For” by Damnation below!
We were also able to get a few words about the upcoming album The Equinox from Brad below.
As far as “The Equinox” goes, our intent was to explore uncharted territory both sonically and thematically with this record. We have not lost touch with our core foundations as it pertains to aesthetics or stylistic tendencies, the album will have several tracks and moments that will still definitely resonate with listeners who have an affinity for all out punk rock songs or horror oriented themes, but while the record occupies a very shadowy place at some moments it also steps into realms that might be unexpected to some and hopefully intriguing to potential new listeners. That balance, the delicate dance between opposing forces gave rise to the albums title and the mission statement for this era of the band.
Labadie House may not be a familiar name to many in the horrorpunk scene, but you may know the band by their former name, For The Wolf. The band released their debut album, Turn On The Dark back in 2014 on HorrorHound Records, but have stayed busy since then, contributing covers to various other HorrorHound compilations, including a cover of the Alice Cooper classic “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” to 2016’s It’s Only A Movie and the Dramarama staple “Anything, Anything” to 2015’s Horror Party. And of course, I’d be remiss to not include their contribution to The Deadhouse Presents Cuts From The Slab. And what song was graciously provided for the album? The radio version of the very song that has now become the first video for Labadie House, “Aethyr.”
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!
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.