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: Black Cat Attack

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As a Canadian who loves horrorpunk, there sadly isn’t much of a scene for a guy like me to take part in. For the most part the only great band in the genre up here in the Great White North is Black Cat Attack. But BCA is more than just a band waving the flag of horrorpunk, they are damned near responsible for keeping the scene alive. Through their relentless touring of both Canada and the US, the band has made friends with many other acts, and through that they have brought many great bands up for Canadian tours that would otherwise never even consider touring up here. Bands such as The Jasons, Children Of October and Darrow Chemical Company have all made their presence felt on Canadian tours with BCA. On a personal note, I was able to see BCA when they came to town along with Darrow Chemical Company, and I can safely say it was one of the most fun nights I’ve ever had.

As the band prepares to unleash their new album Edraculation upon the world I was able to talk with the band a little bit. As for Edraculation itself, you can expect a review early next week here on The Deadhouse!

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Deadhouse Interview: Willie “Wolfbite” Hatton-Ward


Here at The Deadhouse we are always looking for new horror. Whether it be our main focus on horrorpunk music, or horror movies, books, comics, video games. You can never have enough horror in your life! As evidenced by our recent Stereo Terror review of Zombies Love Punk Rock by Salt Lake City horrorpunks Zombiecock, we have clearly become fans of the band. So when the opportunity came to have a chat with Willie “Wolfbite” Hatton-Ward from the band, we jumped at the opportunity. So check out our chat below, and be sure to check out “Wolfbite” in both Zombiecock and Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians!

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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: Joey Southside Of The Banner

As The Deadhouse continues to grow, I am sometimes afforded the opportunity to interview people I have long admired and listened to for a long time. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing the likes of Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians (the first supporters of the site, and something I will always love them for!) and Argyle Goolsby of Blitzkid and Silent Horror fame, among others. And now, I proudly bring to you a new interview with Joey Southside, of one my absolute favorite bands, The Banner.

The Banner has been around for well over a decade now, with their first full-length release, the epic Your Murder Mixtape, having been released in 2003. The album begins with the vicious Zombie Onslaught which features samples from the 1968 classic Night Of The Living Dead. The album contains many songs that deal with darker subjects, none better than this writer’s personal favorite, Die Fighting, which is the one song I always throw on when I feel the need to have ambition. Throughout the band’s career they have celebrated their unique style on 2005’s Each Breath Haunted and 2008’s Frailty. Having returned in 2013 with the EP Born To Ruin I: The Way Is Shut, the band once again toys with expectations, including an absolutely haunting cover of the Zola Jesus track, Night.

Without further a due, let’s get to the interview.
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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: Tom Ihle, The Man Behind The Mutant Members Only Club

Earlier this week I posted a review of the latest album from The Mutant Members Only Club. As anyone who has ever listened to the band can attest, it is truly the type of music that can only be described as “one of a kind”. You can find that review here, or take a gander through The Deadhouse to take a look.

Following the review, I was able to get in touch with Tom Ihle, the one man crazed beast that comprises The Mutant Members Only Club. Given the positive response to the review and a desire to help spread the horrific word about the man and the band, we decided to go ahead and do a Deadhouse Interview to let people get a better look at the man behind the madness.

So without further a due, here is the newest Deadhouse Interview!
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Deadhouse Interview: Shock Stock Co-Founder Jake Grimbrother

Fiends and ghouls, today we have something a little different. As horror fans it is quite obvious that we are a passionate bunch when it comes to our beloved genre. There are few better examples of this than the horror convention. Think about the concept. You get anywhere from dozens to hundreds of fans of the macabre and blood and guts, throw them into a building together with vendors shilling their same love, actors and directors that are beloved by these same fans, and let them loose for a weekend of debauchery. Some of these conventions have become more about the corporate image or just taking advantage of horror lovers’ wallet.

I have not had the privilege of attending many different cons due to my geographical location as well as financial problems, but there does seem to be certain ones that are universally beloved (Cinema Wasteland, HorrorHound Weekend) and ones that the fans have steadily turned their backs on due to the aforementioned wallet-hungry corporate shills (Festival Of Fear). Then there is Shock Stock, the annual weekend of horror and grindhouse loving, VHS trading and other things that can’t really be mentioned here. I have absolutely no issue telling fans of the site that Shock Stock is usually the best weekend of any given year for a fan such as myself. From the familiar faces over the years (shout out to Ron Mackay from Troma!) to the always friendly guests who seem relieved with the more laid back vibe that the show offers compared to similar events.

As a big fan of the weekend’s festivities, and with the Deadhouse starting to gain a following, it seemed natural that to help promote this year’s event, an interview with co-founder Jake Grimbrother was in order. I met Jake several years ago through him running Vagrancy Films with his cohort and the other half of the Shock Stock equation, James Bialkowski. Over the years we have become what one might say friends, and I have a deep respect for both Jake and James for what they have been accomplished with Vagrancy and Shock Stock.

So without further a due, allow yourselves to get a little taste of the madness that is Jake Grimbrother.

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