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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day Three

Day Three of Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas started like day two at the Holiday Inn where the film portion of the festival took place. Just like the last two years, I made sure to watch at least one film. It’s difficult to take in a film as there are so many great bands to catch, but having to be over at the hotel for interviews, I figured get there early and catch a film, so I checked the schedule and saw that a showing of Gwar’s home video “Skulhedface” was playing. Don Drakulich, aka Sleazy P. Martini, provided commentary.

Short (the heals he wears as Sleazy really boast his height, not to mention his ten-pound hair piece) and wearing glasses and short brown hair, Drakulich started the film off with a slide show presentation where he talked about how he created many of Gwar’s costumes with the help of other members. In fact, most of the celebrities were his creations. He detailed how most of the characters/props were made with silicon. He also told how the story of how Sleazy P. Martini, Gwar’s “fucking manager,” came to life. There were two Sleazys before him known as Sluggo P. Martini that didn’t work out. Tony Clifton and Jersey cops with disco hair were the inspiration for this character. He lent commentary on “Skulhedface,” a hilarious film based on the music of “This Toilet Earth,” that also starred Jello Biafra and Sabastian Bach. Drakulich left after the presentation and returned in full costume for fans to get autographs and pictures. More...

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Housecore Horror Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

Tomorrow night, Philip H. Anselmo's third annual Housecore Horror Fest will pillage its way through San Antonio. This year's multi-stage gore gala will take place at the Aztec Theater, The Korova and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk Hotel on November 13th -15th, 2015 with a Thursday night pre-party on November 12th.

The fest boasts three film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings, the return of The Masters Of Metal And Horror panel with special appearances from performing bands and legendary filmmakers throughout the weekend.

For the onscreen carnage cravers, this year's edition of HHF includes 80 soul-severing movies screenings throughout the weekend including 45 independent films from around the globe as well as some of Anselmo's personal favorites. For a detailed 2015 film screening list visit this location.

Easily its most maniacal bill yet, this year's music lineup includes King Diamond performing 1987 quintessential second full-length, "Abigail," in its harrowing entirety, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, every member of Down playing in their own separate bands (Superjoint, Eyehategod, Corrosion Of Conformity, Honky and Gasmiasma) and so many more. The full lineup consists of: More...

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Relapse Releases 36 Song Sampler Online

As part of the label's ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, Relapse Records has released a 36-song label sampler available for free download via Bandcamp here.

The sampler showcases the label's eclectic roster, which spans all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, heavy psych, space rock, hardcore, experimental music and much more. You can also stream all the tracks below, with the full track listing available after the jump.

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Zombi Announces New Album

The prolific instrumental duo of Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra, known as Zombi, has announced new album "Shape Shift" is due out via longtime label Relapse Records on October 16.

The album marks a return to the group’s rock roots after a detour into electronic textures on previous albums, a path that had been informed by pursuing the group as a long-distance studio project following a withdrawal from live performance in 2007.

Energized by returning to the touring circuit in 2013 (supporting Italian horror soundtrack legends Goblin), the band resumed regular rehearsals to compose as a unit. Moore commented on the new material: “It’s a rock record – think of it as a follow-up to 'Surface To Air.' There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. We have officially moved from ‘studio project’ mode back into ‘live band’ mode.”

The track listing is:

1. Pillars of the Dawn
2. Total Breakthrough
3. Mission Creep
4. Interstellar Package
5. Diffraction Zone
6. Toroidal Vortices
7. Shadow Hand
8. Metaverse
9. Siberia II More...

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Goblin To Perform Dawn of the Dead at HHFF

Italian prog-rock legends Goblin are set to perform the entire score to "Dawn of the Dead" at Housecore Horror Film Festival. In 2013, during the festival's inaugural run, Goblin performed the score to Dario Argento's "Suspiria." The festival will be held at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas on November 13-15. More...

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Round Three of Housecore Horror Film Fest Bands

Poison Idea, Ghoul, Dropdead and Zombi have been added to the roster of this year's bands at Housecore Horror Film Festival. These groups will join Suffocation, Corrosion of Conformity, Autopsy, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more bands. More...

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Zombi Recording New Album

Progressive instrumental duo Zombi has begun recording a sixth full-length and first new album in over four years.

The album will be self-produced by the band and recorded at Machine Age Studios in Pittsburgh, PA and Steve Moore Private Studio in Central NY State. The disc will see a release later this year via Relapse Records.

The record, which will consist of nine new songs and clock in at over 60 minutes, was heavily inspired by the band touring in 2013 with Italian prog legends Goblin. Their first tour in over six years allowed the duo to play as a band again instead of a collaborative studio project. Steve Moore commented on the new material:

"It's a rock record - think of it as a follow up to Surface to Air. There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. It's dark and heavy. Live drums on every song and lots of bass guitar. We have officially moved from 'studio project' mode back into 'live band' mode." More...

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Zombi Albums To See Re-Release

In celebration of the recently announced tour with Italian soundtrack kings Goblin, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Pittsburgh, PA's Zombi.

The albums, "Cosmos," "Surface to Air," and "Spirit Animal" will each be available on deluxe vinyl on January 7th, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Mailorder here.

The 2004 Relapse debut "Cosmos" will be reissued as a double LP for the first time in almost a decade, while 2006's "Surface to Air" will be reissued as a single LP for the first time in North America. The last of these reissues, 2009's "Spirit Animal" will be released as a gatefold double LP and will include the bonus track "Infinity," not included on the first pressing.

Catch Zombie live:

Nov 29 Chicago, IL/ The Empty Bottle*
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN/ The Varsity Theater
Dec 1 Milwaukee, WI/ Turner Hall
Dec 3 St. Louis, MO/ 2720 Cherokee
Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH/ Taft Theatre
Dec 5 Cleveland, OH/ Beachland Ballroom
Dec 6 Pittsburgh, PA/ Carnegie Music Hall
Dec 8 Albany, NY/ Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 10 Boston, MA/ Sinclair
Dec 11 New Haven, CT/ Center Church on the Green
Dec 12 Philadelphia, PA/ Trocadero
Dec 13 Washington, DC/ 9:30 Club
Dec 14 Carrboro, NC/ Cats Cradle

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

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Municipal Waste Reveals New Album Title

American crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste has announced that they have completed work on their fifth studio album, which will be released next year through Nuclear Blast Records under the title "The Fatal Feast." A message from frontman Tony Foresta reads as follows:

"We're calling the record The Fatal Feast, and are expecting it to come out early next year along with a healthy dose of touring. The record is also going to feature some guest spots from John Connelly (guitarist, vocalist for Nuclear Assault), Steve Moore (who plays bass and synthesizers for Zombi), and vocalist Tim Barry (ex-Avail). The Waste is really looking forward to providing you with the soundtrack to the end of the world in 2012. See you there!"

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Zombi Streaming Entire New Album

Zombi is currently streaming the band's brand new album "Escape Velocity" online now at Rock-A-Rolla.com. You can check out the entire album by heading over to this location. "Escape Velocity" will see its North American release next Tuesday, May 10th, and will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Zombie is also the cover star of the April/May 2011 print issue of Rock-A-Rolla.

"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009's "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by ZombiI's Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN, WILSON PICKETT, KRAFTWERK) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. "Escape Velocity" also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt (BLACK MOUNTAIN), which can be viewed below.

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Zombi Streaming Another Song Online

Zombi has premiered another new track, titled “Slow Oscillations,” off the band's forthcoming album "Escape Velocity" online now via PopMatters.com. Head over to this location to hear the song. "Escape Velocity" is set for a May 10th North American release date.

The band has previously posted another "Escape Velocity" track online titled “Shrunken Heads."

"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009’s "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by Zombi's Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN, WILSON PICKETT, KRAFTWERK) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. The album also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt (BLACK MOUNTAIN).

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Zombi Premiers New Track "Shrunken Heads"

Zombi has premiered the first preview track, titled "Shrunken Heads," off the band's forthcoming album "Escape Velocity" online now via Stereogum.com. "Escape Velocity" is set for a May 10th North American release date and will be available on CD, LP, and digitally (iTunes pre-order).

You can check out "Shrunken Heads" by heading over to this location. Additional audio samples with be posted shortly.

"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009’s "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by Zomi’s Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (The Who, Led Zeppelin) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. "Escape Velocity" also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt, which can be viewed below. More...

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Zombi Announces US Tour Dates

Pennsylvania's Zombi has announced the following US tour dates:

08/29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Bakery Square - Sprout Fund/Houthouse benefit
08/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater - w/ German Shepherd, Shambalis
12/18 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
12/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas More...

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Zombi Streaming New Album "Spirit Animal" Online

Pittsburgh's sci-fi instrumental rock duo Zombi are currently streaming their entire new album "Spirit Animal" online. The album can be heard here.

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Zombi Posts New Music Online

Pittsburgh metallers, ZOMBI, have posted two brand new sample tracks, “Spirit Animal” and “Spirit Warrior”, taken from their forthcoming full-length "Spirit Animal" online at their MySpace page. The follow-up to 2006’s "Surface To Air", "Spirit Animal" was self-recorded by ZOMBI throughout much of 2008. "Spirit Animal" will see a February 9th international release. More...

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Zombi To Release Two Digital EPs

ZOMBI will see the digital release of their Zombi Anthology and Digitalis albums on December 11th. The Zombi Anthology collects the band’s first two self-released EPs, Zombi and Twilight Sentinel. Digitalis was previously a limited tour-only EP featuring the title track (taken from Surface To Air) as well as two exclusive tracks. Audio samples taken from Digitalis can be heard now via the band’s MySpace page.

Additionally, ZOMBI will embark on their first-ever tour of Japan this weekend. The sci-fi instrumental rock duo will team-up with JESU starting November 25th at Club Quattro in Tokyo. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found online here.

ZOMBI are nearing completion of the writing process for their follow-up album to Surface To Air. The band will enter the studio later this year to begin recording for an expected Spring 2008 release date.

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Zombi Announce Japanese Tour With Jesu

Pittsburgh's sci-fi instrumental rock duo ZOMBI will team up with JESU for a three-date Japanese tour in late November.

Commented ZOMBI drummer A.E. Paterra: "We are eagerly anticipating our trip to Japan, as it will be a first for both of us. We haven't played together since April, and are excited to play in front of a new audience, as well as to share the stage with Jesu."

ZOMBI is nearing completion of the writing process for the follow-up album to "Surface to Air". Paterra hints of the band's work so far, "The album signifies a new direction for the band, at times familiar, but also very different."

ZOMBI's as-yet-untitled new CD will be recorded before the end of the year for a spring 2008 release.

ZOMBI with JESU:

Nov. 25 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro
Nov. 27 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
Nov. 28 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro More...

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Zombi's Steve Moore To Release Solo Album

Relapse Records will issue "The Henge," the debut full-length solo album from Zombi's Steve Moore, in late-October. "The Henge" was self-recorded by Moore and advance track titles include: "Infinite Resignation", "Dead Tide", and "Cepheid."

Moore describes The Henge and his approach; "This album represents a turning point in my writing - a subtle shift in direction that is only apparent when considering the album as a whole. While no track is too far removed from the harmonic language I create through my work with Zombi, this album gives me a chance to expand my tonal palette by experimenting with different instrumentations."

"The album is meant to be viewed as a small step in a new direction, exploring some of the more ambient, drone-oriented ideas I've written over the last couple years." Moore continues; "Although I always enjoy collaborative writing, the challenge of single-handedly developing an idea from conception to completion can sometimes be an even more rewarding experience."

In addition to his works with Zombi, Moore has also recorded material with Microwaves and Panthers, as well as been involved in a number of scores for independent horror movies including 'The Redsin Tower' (collaboration with Scott Hull), 'Horror Business', 'Murder-Set-Pieces' (as Zombi), 'Home Sick' (as Zombi) and more.

Audio samples of Moore's solo work can be heard on his MySpace page.

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