Stereo Terror: The Rosedales – Stereoghost

Release Year
2019

Track Listing
1) Stereoghost
2) Stars Are Falling
3) Crush
4) My Twilight
5) Laguna Negra
6) Fallen
7) Nightmare Dreams
8) Castle In My Heart
9) Do Not Be Afraid
10) Reason I Have Wings
11) Goodnight

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DeadTube: Hembree & The Satan Sisters Ask “Who’s Laughin’ Now”

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!

DeadTube Exclusive: Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space Unleash The “Night Flier”

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!

Stereo Terror: The Jasons – Blood In The Streets

Release Year
2019

Track Listing
1) Blood In The Streets
2) Kay-Em 1
3) Scene Police (Static)
4) JJ Was A Headbanger
5) It’s Still Crystal Lake To Me (No Matter What They Call It In Part 6)
6) No Motivation
7) Dead Fuck
8) Red-Blooded American Punk Rock
9) Vera (I’m So Sorry)
10) Chili Is A Stoner
11) You Should Have Never Re-Opened That Camp
12) 3D’s Got Ramones Jeans
13) Mark’s Legs Don’t Work
14) I Jacked Off (To Dee Dee Ramone)

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Stereo Terror: Bat$hit!crazy. – Bat$hit!crazy.

Release Year
2019

Track Listing
1) Bats In The Belfry
2) They Live. We Sleep
3) Diabolic
4) Such A Waste Of Good Suffering
5) Ravager
6) Rotting
7) No Solution
8) Stare Into Fire
9) The Man Who Was Death
10) Ghosts
11) The Babysitter Murders
12) Ellen’s Grave

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. Comprised of Richy V. on vocals, Chuck D. on guitar, Jason V. on bass and Mike M. on drums, the band aims to blend infectious pop-punk with horror, so how do they do?

Starting out with the ridiculously catchy “Bats In The Belfry” is a wise move, as it is one of the band’s strongest cuts and introduces new listeners to what they can expect immediately. The song, as does most of the album, relies strongly on driving guitar riffs and the strength of Richy V.‘s vocals. If you aren’t singing along as he professes to ‘burn it down, burn it to the ground’ then you have much more willpower than I good listener. “They Live. We Sleep” follows and is a wonderful tribute tune to the Roddy Piper/John Carpenter classic They Live. Like many songs over the past few years, it serves to make you want to go back and watch the film repeatedly, and what more can you expect from a horrorpunk tribute track? “Diabolic” continues along the same trend and simply rocks.

“Such A Waste Of Good Suffering” takes its inspiration from Hellraiser as you could guess from the name, and does its source justice. Chuck D. gets to shine a little more on this one with some great guitar work that fits into the song seamlessly. “Ravager” is less than a minute long but hits hard, which is great as it was written as a tribute to the late Angus Scrimm, who was of course the Tall Man from the Phantasm series. “Rotting” works as an anti-love song, while “No Solution” may be the height of the band’s pop-punk stylings.

“Stare Into Fire” and “The Man Who Was Death” continue along that same path, leading into “Ghosts” which is another highlight on the album, and despite the fact that it is only a minute and a half in length, it feels longer when you listen and have it blasted, and I mean that in the best way. “The Babysitter Murders” takes on Halloween and is a bit slower in tempo and picks up with some soothing backing vocals. The album closes with “Ellen’s Grave” sending the album out on a high note. While not as catchy as some of the earlier tracks on the album, it does the trick with leaving any listeners wanting more.

Bat$hit!crazy. are a band that know what they are doing with their particular take on the genre, and one could easily say that the music within the packaging here lives up to the band’s name and will help build a reputation of being, well, bat shit crazy!

You can grab your copy of Bat$hit!crazy. at the Basement Records Bandcamp page and you can follow the band on the Bat$hit!crazy. Instagram page to stay up to date with the band and all their goings on!

Killer Track
“Bats In The Belfry”

Mass HyStereo Chapter Five

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!

Trash Bats – The Crooked Mile

In what could easily be considered a supergroup in the current horror music scene, Trash Bats features members of The Bastards and Gallowmere as well as others from the scene popping in as members of the ‘congregation.’ Formed in early 2018, the group has released several EPs and singles, with The Crooked Mile being one of the most recent, having been released just in time for this previous Halloween. While it may only contain three songs, it is worth 10 minutes of your time. Starting with the infectious “Haunted” highlighting the wonderful vocals of Father Dawn in harmony with the litany of additional vocalists featured on the EP, you’d be hard pressed to not fall in love with the tune. “Unmarked Graves” is a good song on its own, but is unfortunately sandwiched between two wickedly strong songs. The first time I listened through the EP I was thinking the closing track “Hallow’s Eve” didn’t seem to be hitting as hard as it could, then the final salvo comes at you to kick your ass! If you’re going to walk The Crooked Mile all by yourself, you’d be best served to allow the Trash Bats to accompany you along the way.

Head on over to the Trash Bats Bandcamp page to get your copy of The Crooked Mile as well as all the other releases from the group, and give them a Like on their Facebook page!

Killer Track
“Haunted”

Freakshow SinemaWelcome To The Show

Mixing horrorpunk with metal can work very well when done right, so I was intrigued when I came across Freakshow Sinema‘s recent release, Welcome To The Show. The four-piece band from Gainesville, Georgia (the same place wrestling fans such as myself will recognize as the hometown of the Phenomenal AJ Styles) thankfully do a great job mixing the two genres together. The band, consisting of John Reardon on vocals, Cedric Egan on guitar, Ty Christian on bass and David Kozol on drums, present a much harder edge to our beloved horrorpunk, creating a sound unlike so many of their contemporaries. The opening track, “Dead Girls” introduces listeners to Reardon‘s harsh vocal style, while the rest of the band pretty much never stop right from the get-go. Aside from the killer opening track, other highlights include the wickedly catchy “The Call” and its follow-up “Wish Upon A Grave” as well as “Hellbound” and the great closer “Freakshow Anthem.” If you like your horrorpunk to have a harder edge, then Freakshow Sinema is for you!

You can get your copy of Welcome To The Show on all the digital music services like iTunes and Spotify, and be sure to head over to their Official Facebook page to stay up to date with the band!

Killer Track
“The Call”