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.
I’m on the Bazaar Cast podcast this week, dorking around with The Fear Merchant about music, horror and Werewolves in Siberia. Find it anywhere you listen to podcasts like iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or Podcas Addict, etc.
The latest WIS release, the rarities collection of The Dregs of Anomination, is now available at the WIS bandcamp page for just $3. This is in addition to being available at Fangoria.com, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and everywhere else you buy your digital download music.
Fangoria Musick has once again teamed up with Werewolves in Siberia to unleash this collection of rarities taken from compilations, soundtracks and songs not used on previous albums. Stream it here and buy it at fangoria.com, iTunes, Amazon, etc.
“THE DREGS OF ABOMINATION blends genres and concepts to create a Frankenstein-esque mash-up of macabre music.” -Fangoria
(art by Trey Stimpson)
As Halloween claws closer, look for more information on the release of The Dead House. Also, keep an eye out for special Halloween-themed covers in October and the MetalliWolf t-shirt available EXCLUSIVELY through Fangoria Musick.
“Imagine John Carpenter’s signature fat, deep analog electro synth sound thrown into an aural blender and fed to a cyborg lycanthrope. You have the basic idea of how WEREWOLVES IN SIBERIA sounds. Seriously, the band sounds like that.”
I did a quick Q&A with Fangoria Magazine the other day. Check it out to see what we talked about.