New Zealand has a great punk and horrorpunk scene that I recently discovered. Before I only knew of Horror Story and I am sorry that I didn`t discover other awesome bands our there on the other end of the globe.
Dead City Rockers are horrorpunk band with members of Horror Story in its ranks and this release was recorded a while ago, to be correct in 2006.but it is available only now. I am not sure, but I think that this band is not active anymore, but the music legacy continues on despite everything good or band that happens in our lives. This record contains 12 songs. The music of Dead City Rockers can be described as horrorpunk wih pretty melodic songs and I can also hear a lot of doowop and 50-ies music influences in their classic style of horrorpunk. I love doowop and I am always happy when some band uses it in their music as an influence because it just creates such nice atmospheric melody and mood that I get goosebumps on my skin. The production of the record is a bit greasy and darkened so it adds to the somber melody of horrorpunk carnage on this record. Vocally, it is not Misfits clone, or Danzig clone, but the singer evolved his own style reminding me a lot of Trevor from American Werewolves, the band I love so much. This album will satisfy both the fans of more harsher sounding horrorpunk a la early Cancerslug, but also fiends who crave for their dose of horrorpunk melody.
The Oldschool Hc Band Bullseye from Hannover/Germany will release their new record “Until We Die” on March 1st via Dedication Records. As a first taste you can listen to the Song “Police Brutality” exclusive via Away From Life Magazine.
Keep Me Alive
Until We Die
Who Can Help
Everything For Nothing
Rest In Peace
Make War Not Love
Benedict J Jones is a UK writer and this is his first book that I read. It came out via awesome The Sinister Horror Company.
The book is a horror novela set in the time of World War Two. I love horror movies and books which take place in world war, so I was pleased to set my paws on this one and read it in two days, better say nights. The story starts on the Japanese Imperial warship where Japanese soldiers and sinister priest execute prisoners of war and as a reader, you immediately have bad feeling that something is going to be wrong.
We move the story couple of weeks further and join the few desperate survivors of torpedoed ship as they struggle with the elements, hunger and thirst. They find the abandoned Japanese ship, board it, and then strange things start to happen.
This is a really short novella which has too many characters and my main dislike about this story is the not enough charaterization of the people involved, main protagonists. The gore and action scenes are really awesome and nicely done, but it all ends too early and leaves us with too many question marks over our heads. Was there limited number of pages for this book, asked by the publisher? Was there some rule that the book should end so early? I don´t know. It is a decent piece of wartime horror novela with action and movie like scenes in there, but it could have been so much better.