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.
Preorder the digital download and get remixes of Broken Souls from Tommy Creep, Vector Sector, Ghastworks, Mad Maddox and Ghoulshow. Want a retro physical copy? Graveyard Calling has cassettes available. Only 50 made. All cassette purchases come with the full album digital download plus the remixes.
It’s official, on March 18 preorders for Beyond the City of the Dead will start. There will be a limited edition (only 50) cassette release through Graveyard Calling and digital release through the official WIS bandcamp page. The reviews so far have been great and I’m really excited to finally get this out for everyone to hear.
Why pre-order a digital download, you ask? Well, there are bonus tracks involved. Tommy Creep, Ghoulshow, Mad Maddox, Ghastworks and Vector Sector have all taken the song “Broken Souls” and remixed it in their own style. These came out awesome. Every cassette order will come with a digital download of the full album plus the remixes. All pre-ordered digital-only purchases will come with the bonus remixes.
If it’s a retro cassette you’re looking for, GraveyardCalling.co.uk is where you’ll find it. If it’s only digital you want, WerewolvesInSiberia.bandcamp.com is where you’ll find that (or the music tab at WerewolvesInSiberia.com).
Here are some reviews so far: