Let it be noted right from the start, this is not your traditional horrorpunk album. While Bloodshed is very much born out of the scene and still an active part of it, his music has evolved over the years moving slightly away from the traditional horrorpunk sound with each subsequent album. I was listening to this album in the car with my girlfriend and she noted how it was a step away from what I normally have blasting when I get into ‘review mode’ and I plainly stated that if old school Danzig and Queen were to ever have made a lovechild it would be Robby Bloodshed and if they made an album, it would be 21 And On.
I’ve been noticing a litany of new groups popping up all over the Great White North. One of these bands just happens to be based right here in my hometown of London, Ontario called Running From Daylight. Back in November I did do a Stereo Terror review looking at their debut album, Coffin For Two, which you can check out here. So when standup bassist/vocalist Garrett Keith hooked me up with an advanced copy of the band’s newest album, Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet, I was more than thrilled to dig into what my fellow Londoners had put together.
It’s no secret that Wolfman Chuck has been a long-time supporter of my work here on The Deadhouse. Just click his name there and you will see I’ve done numerous reviews and an interview with the man, so when I was presented with the opportunity to check out his newest project, backed by a full band with a more metal edge to the music, I jumped at the opportunity. I won’t lie here, I was also privy to some of the demos as this long gestating project came to be, so I had a bit of an idea of what to expect. But even with that knowledge I had no idea how great Safe Space would turn out. Hell, it may be the best work the man has ever done!
It’s rare that I will take a look at an album so short that it only features two songs, but sometimes you hear something that just clicks. Certainly being the case with the new release EP 1 from Mexico’s Fiend Cats.
Hailing from Arkhangelsk Romero’s Nation was formed in 2008 and has had a few releases over the years, but the band came together to release a brand new LP just as 2017 drew to a close. The aptly titled Punk Rock Zombies gives you an idea of what the band is bringing to your earholes from the title, and once you crack into the album you are treated to some awesome old-school sounding horrorpunk!
As so many bands in the genre happen to go, it seemed they went the way of Jerry Only’s intergrity. Then just a few days ago I received a message from Mr. Toxic himself insisting I head on over to Spotify and look around. To my great delight, it appears that The Suicide Ghouls are back with a new album, chock full of 15 tracks of their signature take on the genre.
Using the horror genre and mixing it with lyrics that could also easily fall into an mid-2000s emo album (nearly every song has a feeling of love lost or abandonment running through it) while having the punk feeling to the music all ties together beautifully.
The brainchild of Wisconsin-based Scotty Damned, Creepy Little Things was founded in 2016 and recently released their debut EP Forever More. Having come across the band in one of my many Bandcamp deep dives, I felt it appropriate to give the band a shot and see what they could come up with in their four-song introduction.
Greetings fiends and ghouls, and welcome to the first edition of The Deadhouse’s newest feature, Mass HyStereo! Think of these features as more of a rapid-fire review section, where I will quickly feature and cover anywhere from two to five albums all in one go.
Zombiecock have been a favorite around The Deadhouse for quite some time now, dating back to when we first reviewed their debut album, a Deadhouse Interview with Willie Wolfbite, and yet another Stereo Terror review of their self-titled sophomore album. We also held a DeadTube premiere for “Rest In Pieces” off of that album, so it only seemed natural that we would work with the band to help premiere the brand new video for one of my personal favorite songs off of that album, “Wasted.”
Recently I had the opportunity to conduct a Deadhouse Interview with the new UK acoustic horrorpunk act Siblings Of Samhain, which you can check out here. And now, due to being way ahead of schedule with their recording, the band has unleashed their debut EP over a month early for everyone to get their hands on. The question is, with so many acoustic acts flooding the scene, do Siblings Of Samhain have something on their hands that is worth listeners seeking out?
Earlier this year, I took a look at the 2016 release from the lovely and talented Jess-O-Lantern, Rest In Pumpkins (check out the Stereo Terror review here) so I was absolutely thrilled to get an advanced look at her new album, the appropriately titled Bare Bones. As Jess herself informed me, this was a full return to basics, with the album consisting of just her and her guitar, making the album feel more authentic to her style and live performances.
The undisputed king of ukulele horrorpunk, Wolfman Chuck, has been featured here on The Deadhouse many times in the past. Just check out this link to see all the man’s coverage here. The man just never seems to stop and is always involved in the scene in some capacity. A recent up and comer in the same vein as Chuck has emerged from the Florida area, Swearwolf. So it only seemed appropriate that the two would cross paths, and that has led to this eight track split, featuring four tracks from each artist alternating throughout the track list. So how did the two ukulele bad boys do putting together their efforts?
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!
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.
When a genre like acoustic horror punk is so close-knit, it’s surprising when a duo like The Bastards comes along and writes incredibly unique and riveting tunes.