“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition; and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.”
Grab The Fifth Dimension for FREE right now. This song was written specifically for 5d-blog.com’s YouTube channel and podcasts.
There will be some new stuff hitting the Bandcamp page soon. What will it be? Time will tell.
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.
It’s a new year and there hasn’t been a WIS update since releasing The Thing That Goes Bump in the Night last October. While I’ve been quiet, there are some things in the works. A few new songs have been done for The Monster Guys’ podcast (TheMonsterGuys.com) and the 5D Blog’s new YouTube show & podcast (5D-Blog.com). Those will be available for download at some point. However, right on the horizon is a brand new space exploration-themed EP, Exploration: Red Space.
I’ve been big on the idea of doing EPs as “name your own price” on Bandcamp as sort of a thank you to everyone who has supported WIS through the years. This will be no different. These six songs may have a slightly different feel than you’re used to from WIS as they’re definitely more sci-fi in nature than they are horror but I think you’ll all dig it.
There is no definite date scheduled for release. Basically, as soon as the album comes back mastered, it’ll get a few listens to make sure everything is right then it will be available. I’m hoping this will be early this coming week.
Sorry for the lack of updates. Been busy with a lot lately. The Good news is that this Friday the 13th a new WIS album hits. Entitled The Thing That Goes Bump in the Night, it’s sort of a John Carpenter helps Charles Bernstein make the A Nightmare on Elm Street soundtrack vibe. A couple reviews have hit if you’re interested in reading what some have to say about it.
The Monster Guys review The Thing That Goes Bump in the Night
Tim Murr reviews The Thing That Goes Bump in the Night for Biff Bam Pop!
Of course, October wouldn’t be complete without the WIS regulars. The Horror Soundtrack Mixtapes are back. The Myers and Munster Halloween Bash (Carpenter’s Halloween Theme and The Munsters Theme covers) is back. Lastly, Misfits in Siberia (A Synth Tribute to The Misfits) is back with new addition “Night of the Living Dead” in honor of George A Romero’s passing. As per usual, they’re all completely FREE to download (werewolvesinsiberia.bandcamp.com) so take them and add them to your Halloween playlists.
As a last little bit of info, WIS is on heavy rotation at SCRMRadio.com, an all-horror/sci-fi streaming radio station with tons of content (shows, radio dramas, music, etc.). Give them a listen. A new song was written for 5d-blog.com‘s new YouTube interviews page. Check out the videos to hear “Fifth Dimension”. There’s also a brand new theme for The Monster Guys podcast entitled “Can’t Kill the Beast”. This one is a super-pumped 90’s industrial throwback kind of song. You can hear it on their latest episode.
That’s as much as I can throw at you leading up to the big release on Friday. See you then!
As a follow-up to January’s DeathRace 2000-inspired “Transcontinental Road Race”, Werewolves in Siberia is back with two brand new EPs.
The first EP, entitled “Abyss”, takes you to the depths of the unknown with two new synth-driven tracks. Escape the impending apocalypse of the outside world and get lost in the aquatic atmosphere of the Abyss. It hits for free download Friday, April 14 on the official WIS Bandcamp page.
One week later, April 21, the next EP drops. “In Memoriam” will also be available for free download on the Bandcamp page. With themes for the Monster Guys and Bazaar Cast podcasts, songs inspired by Fangoria and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines and an 80s-style horror hip hop song inspired by the Ghost Brothers tv show, this EP is more of a tribute to some horror icons and up-and-comers in the horror/paranormal realm. Don’t expect anything less than other WIS releases, though. There’s plenty here to sink your teeth into.
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.