After five and a half years of making music under the name Werewolves in Siberia, I’m taking a break. I’ve never done any single project for this long before. I’ve written and recorded more music as Werewolves in Siberia than any other band I was ever in… BY FAR.
There are plenty of contributing factors to this decision that I won’t bore any of you with. It’s just time to step back, take a break and hope I come back rejuvenated.
For now, I’ve released Siamese Zombie for download to the public, a set of 1” buttons and the Jeremy Wheeler werewolf shirt is back up for sale (only printed once a month at this point, so if you order, please don’t expect the shirt right away. You will get it though).
Thank you all for the support over the years. I always said this was a project I was doing for myself but the fact that so many of you ended up liking this weird music I made is amazing.
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 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.
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.
I talked with Uber Rock about Halloween and Horror.
Read the interview here.
With Halloween right around the corner, the Horror Soundtrack Mixtapes are back up on the bandcamp page. There’s a NEW ONE to go with them. This is not original music. It’s music and samples from horror films and it’s fun to help get you in the Halloween mood. Stream or download it all free at the bandcamp page. You can grab it from the player below.
Music/samples from: The Omen, Evil Dead (’13), Twilight Zone: The Movie, Maniac (’12), Prince of Darkness, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (’78), The Hills Have Eyes, Maniac Cop, The Fog, In the Wall, The Shining, My Bloody Valentine (’81), Evil Dead (’81), Creepshow 2, The Twilight Zone (The Hitch-Hiker), Only Lovers Left Alive