Fangoria Magazine has been purchased by a new publisher and is coming back from the grave this October. The new publisher, Cinestate, is hellbent on returning the iconic magazine into just that, a physical magazine you can hold in your hands and drool over time and time again. Horror fans around the globe are rejoicing at the news and I’m hopeful that the excitement stays past a few issues, as the art of magazines has been tossed aside for the quick fix of online news.
Unfortunately, the new publisher has also decided to do away with Fangoria Musick. I can’t say I’m surprised or even disappointed. Their main focus should be bringing Fangoria fans the perfect product before worrying about side ventures like Musick. That’s my point of view, anyway.
I’m grateful to the people who pushed Fangoria Musick from behind the scenes and gave me the opportunity to have my music associated with one of the biggest names in horror history. Not one, but two albums with the Werewolves in Siberia name were released through Fangoria and I’ll always be able to know I had that association. It was a low point for the magazine and Musick never seemed to gain any traction but it was still there.
Personally, I’m excited to have Fangoria back with fresh, new blood and a hunger to return to its place as horror royalty.
As per usual, a few items have popped up on the bandcamp page for free download for the month of October. The Myers and Munsters Halloween Bash EP is back (featuring the covers of John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme and Jack Marshall’s The Munsters Theme). The collection of Misfits covers are back and so are the DJ-style mixtapes of soundtrack songs. This time around, there are a few additions.
Misfits in Siberia (new title) now features Skulls (as heard first on the 6 Foot Plus podcast). The new goal is to cover a new Misfits song each Halloween to add to this collection.
The Horror Soundtrack Mixtapes also has a new addition. Monsters, Murderers, Haunts and Creeps is the Halloween ’16 mixtape that features more fun stuff than usual but fun stuff with a darker twist. It was originally taken down dude to some weird glitches that showed up with the mixafter upload but those seem to be worked out and it’s back up.
Have a great Halloween!
For good measure, if you’re wondering what bands you should be listening to for Halloween, I did a guest piece on that subject for the Little Miss Trainwreck blog you can check out here.
AloneWolf, Wulf and Werewolves in Siberia have a new FREE compilation album out called “The Pack, Vol 1”. Go ahead and grab it, share it with your friends. Have fun with it!
Available once again for just two weeks, The House of Nosferatu t-shirt comes with a digital download of the song of the same name. Previously, this track was only available with the Graveyard Calling Records compilation “…and Out Come the Bats”. You are still urged to pick up the comp as all proceeds go to Bat World Sanctuary.
This shirt is only for sale until 7/14/14. All orders will be printed and shipped out on 7/15/14.
Mark Pidgeon of UK Horror Scene sat down and reviewed Pumpkin Guts, the Graveyard Calling compilation which features 18 tracks from horror artists from all over the world (including new WIS track, Experiments in Torture). Check out the review here at UK Horror Scene. And pick up this compilation FREE here from Graveyard Calling Records.
Want brand new WIS tracks? Experiments in Torture and the ambient track, Dungeon of Doom are both available on these 2 free Halloween compilations on Graveyard Calling! Download them from www.graveyardcalling.co.uk
A Haunted Journey
Take the tour of terror! Visit 14 spine-chilling locations; from the bone-lined walls of the catacombs, through the depths of the swamp and beyond!
18 tracks of monster-bass, bone-chilling beats and frightening frequencies!
New WIS track, Experiments in Torture, will be included on Graveyard Calling’s upcoming Halloween comp. More details soon…