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Waxworks Records has released details on their upcoming Rosemary’s Baby vinyl, dropping January 28. Their presentation of Christopher Komeda’s score from Roman Polanski’s 1968 film sounds pretty spectacular; it’s been remixed and mastered for vinyl from the original analog master tapes, and features in-depth liner notes, unreleased production stills, and full package artwork by Jay Shaw. According to Waxwork’s press release, it’s the most comprehensive version of the film’s score so far, and a few lucky audiophiles will get a first-of-its-kind variant edition. Hit the jump for the details, courtesy of the press release.
Rue Morgue was mightily impressed by ESPECTROSTATIC, the upcoming horror-synth album from Alex Cuervo of Hex Dispensers fame. (See review in RM#138, on stands now.) Jason Willis, who created the album art you see above, has also crafted a video for the track “Consulting the Necronauts.” Check it out now and read on for more info about the album, which drops November 19.
RUE MORGUE is giving away three pairs of tickets to see GOBLIN in their first Toronto appearance, coming up Friday, October 11 at Opera House! One of those lucky winners will be a part of the meet & greet with the band taking place on the day of the show.
To enter, all you have to do is tell us your three favourite Goblin scores. Send your answers, along with your full name and mailing address, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contest closes at noon on Monday, October 7. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
As an unrepentant fan of Those Poor Bastards and Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks, I’m tickled to tell you that Lonesome’s new album, Halloween Is Here, is now available for pre-order. The album will be released on 10-inch vinyl in both Ectoplasmic Slime Green and Melting Jack-O-Lantern Orange (limited to 150 copies each) and on CD (limited to 300 copies). It officially drops October 1.
Waxwork Records, the label behind the amazing, ghoulish-green Re-Animator vinyl that’s on my turntable right now, has another release on the horizon: a re-mastered, double-LP edition of John Harrison’s classic 1985 score to Romero’s Day of the Dead!
Waxwork has enlisted Harrison (Creepshow, Tales from the Crypt) and mixing engineer Michael Farrow (Cabin Fever, Hostel) to restore and re-mix the original 1985 master tapes. The score was then re-mastered for vinyl by former White Zombie guitarist J. Yuenger. The package features art by Mondo regular Jay Shaw. Click past the jump for a full list of features.
[Shawn Macomber ventured into Lair of the Minotaur territory and came back, well, sloshed. Read on for Shawn's interview...]
Here’s something that would probably make good fodder for the renovation-obsessed producers over at HGTV if their viewership could stand a bit of exploitation chic and a whole lot more viscera: Gore-festooned sludge thrashers Lair of the Minotaur recently added a brewery onto the infernal retreat — which means you can now enjoy the band’s ferocious tenth anniversary EP Godslayer along with a bottle (or twelve) of its signature Evil Power Imperial Pilsner.
Lair guitarist/vocalist Steve Rathbone and drummer Chris Wozniak were kind enough to discuss the Minotaur’s mead with Rue Morgue for the following Sinister Seven…
Waxwork Records apparently does not believe in starting small. The label is dropping its first release on July 30, and it’s a doozy: a limited edition vinyl pressing of Richard Band’s score from Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult classic Re-Animator, featuring full LP artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin!
Band’s score, performed by the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra, has been specifically remastered for vinyl. Here’s the rundown of features…
Composer and keyboardist Maurizio Guarini, a veteran of legendary Italian prog-rock band Goblin, is holding a CD release release party for his debut solo album Creatures From a Drawer on Wednesday, June 5 at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. West) in Toronto. Maurizio and guest musicians will perform at the party; they’ll be playing songs from the new album, plus a few classic Goblin tunes as well. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are only $10 at the door, or $25 with CD included. For more information, check out the official event Facebook page.
Here at Rue Morgue, we’re quite fond of that trio of horror-punk miscreants known as Calabrese. The Hymns from the House of Horror vets have unleashed a new video today, and they were nice enough to give us an exclusive! (You can have your dog back now, guys.)
The video for “Coffin of Ruins,” from Calabrese’s latest album Dayglo Necros, is a huge pile of fun, and we think you’re going to dig it. Before we get down to the actual video-watchin’, here’s what the Brothers Calabrese had to say about it…
There’s already a Midnight Syndicate Sinister Seven with Edward Douglas from 2011 done by the talented Sean Plummer. So why do another one?
The last interview covered Midnight Syndicate’s movie The Dead Matter as well as their collaboration with Destini’s Beard on the album A Time Forgotten. This time around, we’re going to delve into the duo’s origins. Who cares? You should, if you like Halloween and horror themed music…