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 to it at some point 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.
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!
Sorry for the lack of updates. Been busy with a ton of projects and I have completely neglected werewolvesinsiberia.com. I’ve done a soundtrack for an upcoming 80’s slasher movie style comic entitled “Slice”. That’s all the info I can give at the moment. I’ve also been tweeting/facebooking ominous pics of DeathRace 2000. There’s a reason for that. All I can say right now is that it’s the invitation for a new project I’m currently working on and almost finished with.
Damon Bishop has designed a new t-shirt. Get it in the bandcamp store.
Not many WIS updates as of late. The truth is, I’ve been busy working on album #2 as well as an indie horror soundtrack. There’s a good start on both but there’s no rushing this. Don’t forget, “The Rising” is out on limited edition cassette on Graveyard Calling Records this November.
There are also a few new t-shirt designs in the works. Got a great artist lined up who’s worked on some pretty great projects for cult classic movies and killer record labels. No specific time on these but hopefully they’ll be out there sometime in October. More info on this later.