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!

Deadhouse Interview: Argyle Goolsby (Part Two)


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!

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Deadhouse Interview: Argyle Goolsby (Part One)


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.

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Deadhouse Interview: Wolfman Chuck

I’ve certainly made no secret of my admiration and fandom of the always great and entertaining Wolfman Chuck around these parts. Back in 2014 I reviewed his album Bitch Boy (find the Stereo Terror review here) and just recently looked at one of his many splits, in this particular case it was his album with Robb Goblin and Afterlife Love Machine (find that Stereo Terror review here). At times it feels like the man never stops and is constantly working on something, including his new project Wolfman Chuck And The Brimstone Boys. So getting the Wolfman to take some time out of his extremely busy schedule is quite the feat, and I am incredibly thankful that he took some time to speak with me on a number of topics. So without further a due, I am proud to present the newest Deadhouse Interview with the one and only Wolfman Chuck!

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Deadhouse Interview: The Bastards

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard of The Bastards over the past year or two. Whether it be the Stereo Terror of their first album, For Your Blood, or more recently the review of their newest album, Out Of The Grave, The Bastards have certainly made an impact in the horrorpunk genre over the last year. Given that I have become a big fan of what Jimmy Moon and DC Disaster have crafted, it seemed inevitable that we would be talking to the band for a Deadhouse Interview. So that said, I am happy to present my chat with The Bastards.

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Deadhouse Interview – Robby Bloodshed

With the recent release of Robby Bloodshed‘s newest effort, Leave Them Hooked, the man is back in the spotlight of the horrorpunk genre. While not as explicitly horrorpunk as many of the bands featured here on The Deadhouse, Bloodshed has integrated himself well into the genre, working with a bevy of bands ranging from Vagora to Children Of October. We have been lucky enough to get in touch with Robby and he has been kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to sit down and answer a few questions for us here. So without further a due, let’s hear from the man himself!

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Deadhouse Interview: By The Graveyard Tree

I only discovered By The Graveyard Tree a few months ago, but between their awesome EP Souls (Stereo Terror review here) and becoming social media friends with the majority of the band, they are so infectious and awesome that you cannot help but love them and their music. When I realized that it had been awhile since the last Deadhouse Interview I decided to make the offer to front woman of the band Natasha Feratu for an interview, which was quickly accepted and then just as quickly turned into a full band interview! So without further a due, let’s get to the interview with the amazing By The Graveyard Tree!

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Deadhouse Interview: Tyler Toxic of The Suicide Ghouls

While the horrorpunk genre is certainly one bonded with the underground, there is definitely no shortage of bands within it. And as with any genre, whether it be music, film, literature or anything really, there are obviously good ones and ones that aren’t so good. Thankfully, our beloved genre of music has more good than bad. And one of those great bands is Ohio’s own The Suicide Ghouls.
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Deadhouse Interview: Johnny B. Morbid

As I mentioned in my review of the new Johnny B. Morbid album, Welcome To Die! I have been a fan of the group for a few years now. So when he sent me an email with the opportunity to do a review for the album, then happily agreed to do the second ever Deadhouse Interview I was more ecstatic than a necrophiliac in a morgue. For those of you who don’t know, Johnny himself has been fronting the Johnny B. Morbid band for several years, as well as the bass slinger for Michale Graves solo project. In fact, this interview was actually delayed due to the fact that once Johnny B. Morbid finished their tour, he had to go straight into the studio to record for an upcoming Michale Graves project. So without further ado, I present to you the second ever Deadhouse Interview with the man himself, Johnny B. Morbid!

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Deadhouse Interview: Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians

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As a site that focuses on the world of horror, specifically movies and horrorpunk music, it was always my intent to use this as a platform to help spread the word amongst the masses. While this will apply to films as well, it is certainly more imperative when it comes to the horrorpunk scene. While horrorpunk fans are certainly some of the most passionate fans you will ever meet, it is a genre that generally does not reach outside of the community. If I am able to get even one person to go out and check out some of these bands, then I consider that a great success. These bands are some of the hardest working people you could ever encounter, and definitely deserve the recognition that can at times allude them.

I have had the privilege of being Facebook friends with the awesome Shadow Windhawk for a few years now, and I have been able to witness through that his growth from being in DieMonsterDie to his solo project, right through to his current project Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians. I feel very honored to have been given an advance copy of their debut, the Casket Spray EP for review, and moving forward it seemed appropriate that the very first interview for the site would be with Mr. Windhawk. I was then informed that since the whole band is so excited and passionate about the project, that this interview had been expanded to being with the whole band. So without further a due, I present to you the first ever interview conducted by Mister Gore’s Deadhouse!
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