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.
Be sure to stay tuned for a review of The Equinox upon release, and head over to the Official Damnation Facebook page to stay up to date with the band!
1) Broken Signals
2) Borgo Pass
4) Fourteen-Mile Tombstone (Mr. Romero)
6) Red Shadows
7) Feb. 24th, 1989
The Deadhouse was launched way back in December of 2013. I started the site as a way to improve my writing abilities, in addition to help spread my love of all things horror. I truthfully never thought that the site would last as long as it is, let alone afford me many opportunities that I have been privileged enough to come across. Of course, the other main reason for the site was to serve as a way to help spread the word about the horrorpunk genre of music. Given that for the most part, with the exception of a few bands, horrorpunk is a very niche market. But it’s also a genre of music that features some of the most incredibly talented and driven people I have ever met. There is a special love that horrorpunk represents. The community is one of the most open and welcoming I have ever seen, and once you become a part of it, it becomes a part of you, as it truly is a family. With this site I have been able to share and review some of the best albums over the past few years, as well as ensure that some of these hard working bands get the recognition they truly deserve.
With all of that said, there was one man who embraced myself and this website in the very early days of the site when I was just reviewing albums I wanted to, with no intention of ever having the opportunity to befriend any of the artists. But Shadow Windhawk changed all of that. He gave me my first opportunity to do an advance album review (my review of Casket Spray is here), as well as participated in the very first Deadhouse Interview (which you can find here). So with the recent release of Cremation Garden, which you can find my review of here, it seemed only appropriate that the first artist to be interviewed twice here on The Deadhouse would be Windhawk. So without further a due, I present to you the newest Deadhouse Interview, with the one and only Shadow Windhawk!
1) Intro: Cremation
2) Box Five
3) Curse Of Thorn
4) House Of Dark Shadows
5) Graveyard Shock N’ Roll
8) Outro: The Garden
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!
Welcome to the first edition of Horrorpunk Crowdfunding Roundup, a new feature that will run monthly or periodically, depending on the need for it. This new feature will highlight dif ferent bands within the genre who are currently running campaigns to establish new projects that will likely end up being featured here on the site! We start this new feature with two exciting projects that are in the midst of their campaigns. First there is Deadhouse favorites and one of the earliest supporters of the site, Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians, as well as the long-awaited return of Mister Monster! Click on for more information on both campaigns!
Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians
Today’s new DeadTube
features the debut video from Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians for Halloween ’63, coming from their debut album, Casket Spray (which you can find our Stereo Terror review for here!) The video is epic as all hell, featuring an appearance from everyone’s favorite Laurie Strode chasing fiend, Michael Myers. Without further a due, click through to see the amazing video put together by Shadow Windhawk And The Morticians!
When I began The Deadhouse nearly a year ago, one of the very first bands to get in touch with me and help support the site was the incredible Salt Lake City horrorpunk band Shadow Windhawk & The Morticians. Since our review of one of 2014’s absolute best horrorpunk albums, Casket Spray (review here) I also had the opportunity to partake in an interview with the entire band, which was the first interview to appear here on the site (the interview can be found here). Now, after a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the band has been taking things to the next level, and has just unleashed their debut music video for Halloween 63 upon an unsuspecting world. In an effort to hopefully bring even more eyes to the video, I wanted to put this article up so that the world can see that with enough heart, talent and an unrelenting love of horror that any band can take the horrorpunk world by storm.
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!
Release Year: 2014
1) Intro: A Return To Necrosis
4) The Marsten House
5) Halloween ’63
6) The Ossuary