Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wednesday 13 - Transylvania 90210: Songs Of Death, Dying, And The Dead

2005 saw the first release of the band Wednesday 13. And for the last 10 years they keep pumping out releases and touring. Of course this hasn't stopped Wednesday's penchant for side projects. These include the outlaw country (yes that's correct) Bourbon Crow and a glam punk partnership with Todd Youth as Gunfire 76. As for today's post, it's a perfect continuation of the horror punk style we've come to know and love.

I Want Bad Things To Happen To You

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Murderdolls - Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls

Around 2002 Wednesday 13 got together with a guy from Slipknot and others to form the Murderdolls. They only lasted a couple years before their initial break up, releasing this cd in 2002. Many of the songs were originally released by Frankenstein Drag Queens but the versions on this release are considerably more powerful. The band reformed for a short stint around 2010 and released one album before calling it quits for good.

I'm Homicide On Parade

Friday, October 17, 2014

Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 - Night Of The Living Drag Queens

This weekend we're going to take a quick trip through some of the highlights of the spooktacular Wednesday 13. In 1996 Wednesday formed the Frankenstein Drag Queens and released several albums between then and their demise in 2006. This is their second release, from 1998. Excellent horror trash.

Don't Try None Of That Halloween Shit With Me

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Misfits - American Psycho

The Misfits original run ended in 1983. Legal battles ensued. Finally, in the mid 90's they were reborn. This time with Michale Graves singing. They had a few releases before chaos struck again. This is the Misfits re-debut, from 1997. I think it works quite nicely.

Don't Open 'Til Doomsday

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mighty Sphincter - The New Manson Family

More desert weirdness from the bowels of Phoenix. From 1986.

Final Reward

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Venom - Welcome To Hell

Black Metal gods Venom have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Here's their 1981 debut, but as the 2002 Deluxe reissue, with a bunch of extra darkness.

Mayhem With Mercy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Norwegian Black Metal

Oh yeah, we got some serious shit today! I gotta say, I was never a huge fan of this kinda thing so never really searched it out. Then I read the book 'Lords Of Chaos'. Wow! These guys take this shit seriously! And by the way, I strongly recommend that book.

So first up we've got the Pure Fucking Armageddon sound of Norway's Mayhem. Often credited as the originators of the Norwegian Black Metal sound, this is a pretty heavy EP. Well worth a listen. And how can you not fall in love with a song called 'Chainsaw Gutsfuck'?!

So, why did Mayhem break up? Well, when your bassist is arrested for murdering you guitarist and band leader that sort of thing tends to follow. Before Varg Vikernes was playing in Mayhem he was releasing stuff as Burzum. In fact he continued this project from prison as well. So here's the Self-Titled debut. A little much for me. I tend to lose interest as it drags on.