[Exclusive] Knee High Fox's "Valentine" Music Video Premiere

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up once again with Los Angeles rockers Knee High Fox, which is fronted by Christine Connolly (Underworld: Evolution, Nightmare At The End Of The Hall). Today we’re bringing you the exclusive music video premiere for the band’s new single “Valentine”, which comes from their upcoming EP Unknown Skeleton (purchase here).

The video was directed by Spider One, who states, “The song “Valentine” has a very militaristic sound so I wanted to shoot it in an extremely intrusive, almost violent way. I wanted the viewer to feel like they were under attack. The intense colors, disturbing imagery and powerful performances all added to what ended up being a complete assault of the senses.

Knee High Fox will also be touring as support for Powerman 5000 through mid-April. Check out everything below!

The band comments: “When we wrote this song the military vibe and visual was already in our heads. We’re very hands on with our videos and concepts and our new EP ‘Unknown Skeleton’ was inspired by the seedy underbelly you can get trapped in living in Los Angeles. Its a beautiful city with an incredible dark side if you go looking for it. ‘Valentine’ is our heavy rocker big live video. We approached Spider One with the song and the idea around it and he immediately responded to it. It was a quick 3 hour shoot that left us all with extreme bangovers. This video really captured the intensity and weirdness of our band and music and live shows. Just like LA from the second the video starts the darkness sucks you in. We loved working with Spider One and definitely think its a great partnership. The band is always directing or co-directing our videos so he was some great fresh blood to add to the mix. As the lead off single we definitely think it sets the pace for the EP and shows people just what Knee High Fox really is. Were a unique and theatrical band that likes to push it. With Valentine we feel like we’ve gone all the way.

Knee High Fox online:
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: March 19th, 2014

Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:00

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Soundgarden, Arch Enemy, AFI, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, Against Me, Memphis May Fire, Down, Eyehategod and more. Don't touch that dial.

Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow has left the band to focus on her band management. She has been replaced by Alissa White-Gluz, previously of The Agonist. The band's new album, War Eternal, will be released on June via Century Media Records.

Iggy Pop & The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton passed away Saturday night at the age of 64. Rest in peace.

AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget have started a straight edge hardcore band called XTRMST. Listen to their debut EP here.

Stream Memphis May Fire's new album, Unconditional, here. It comes out March 25 via Rise Records.

Listen to a new Down song titled "We Knew Him Well" here. Their forthcoming EP, Down IV - Part Two, is due out on May 13 via via Down Records.

Downpour - fronted by Shadows Fall and Overcast vocalist Brian Fair - have released their first track. Check out a demo titled "The Serpent's Tongue" here. Their debut is due out this summer.

Listen to a new Eyehategod song titled "Agitation! Propaganda!" here. Their self-titled album will be released on May 27 via Housecore Records.

Metallica recently performed a new song titled "The Lords of Summer.” Watch a video here. The band is currently working on new material.

Watch Lacuna Coil's lyric video for "Die and Rise" here. Broken Crown Halo comes out April 1 via Century Media Records.

Watch Against Me's music video for "Black Me Out" here. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is out now on Total Treble.

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are co-headlining a summer tour with support from Death Grips. Dates can be found here.

Motorhead have announced Motorboat, a concert cruise that the band will be playing alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and more. Head here for details.

Be sure to check back next week for the latest music news!

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New Horror Comedy Gets Dug Up

Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:30

Okay, so stop us if you've heard this one... three friends walk into a cemetery to find themselves some buried treasure and end up on the shit end of the stick of dead rising proportions. Sound good? We've Dug Up even more details for you! Read on!

Directed by Dustin Rickert and written by Rickert and William Shockley, Dug Up stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Nicole Herold, Sarra Kaufman, William Shockley, Greg Travis, Ezra Buzzington, Sheree J. Wilson, Jeffery Dean, Jordann Beal, and Vince Morella.

When TREVOR CHESNEY (Paul McCarthy-Boyington) learns the local cemetery caretaker has died, he becomes convinced that $1 million of gold is buried in the graveyard. He enlists his girlfriend, CHELSEA LAYNE (Sarra Kaufman), and his sister, AMBER CHESNEY (Nicole Herold), to help him find the loot. The three instead uncover an ancient curse and a fight for their lives with the UnDead until a mysterious loner, ZZ WEST (William Shockley), shows up in town to help SHERIFF BOBBY RAY YATES (Greg Travis) and the group fend off the evil and an unknown traveler, DEVIN CHASE (Ezra Buzzington).

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14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Dawn of the Dead'

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:22

Happy 10th anniversary to one of the best horror remakes ever made!

Or maybe you did?

The peeps over at Wish.co.uk made for us a pretty fun infographic that celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the Dawn of the Dead remake!

Originally released on March 19, 2004, the Zack Snyder-directed cult hit film is an adaptation of George A. Romero’s original Dawn of the Dead from 1978.

The following infographic, “14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dawn of the Dead,” is filled with trivia and Dawn of the Dead stats.

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'The Hanover House' Sheds Blood at Auburn Fest (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:19

Corey Norman will be releasing his first feature film, The Hanover House, at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival on April 5th and 6th. Currently nominated for five awards – Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Anne Bobby), Best Maine Film and The Peoples Choice Award – below is the film’s official trailer.

Returning from his father’s funeral, Robert Foster is faced with the unimaginable; he hits a young girl with his car. In a desperate attempt to save her life, he seeks help at a nearby farmhouse. Little does Robert know that the house has been waiting for him his entire life. Once inside its walls, Robert must overcome his own personal demon’s in an attempt to save both his wife and himself. But there’s a problem, only one may leave The Hanover House alive.

Brian Chamberlain, Casey Turner, Anne Bobby, Daniel Noel star.

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'Hellraiser' Doc "Leviathan" Completes UK Photography

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:33

The Hellraiser documentary steps into next phase…

“Leviathan: The Making of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 completed its UK studio shoot this week by interviewing third assistant director, Rupert Ryle-Hidges, Beverly Pond-Jones, make-up effects and Simon Sayce, who’s main contribution to the production was the design and creation of the icon puzzle box, the Lament Configuration!

Simon shared never before seen goodies including high resolution scans of the original designs and layouts for the mechanical design, as well as the first brass etching produced for the screen used boxes.

He also revealed the proper method for making the boxes – something few outside the production know – and he shared some of the hidden meaning in the box designs.

The doc carries interviews with many people behind this classic film, including Doug Bradley, Kenneth Cranham and Geoff Portas, just to name but a few.

The documentary now heads to the U.S.to interview both Clive Barker and Tony Randall.

Watch for further updates soon.

Categories: Horror News

'The Quiet Ones' Seance Resurrects New Scares!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:18

Madame Lionsgate has released a new TV Spot filled to the brim with scares!

Haunting theaters April 25, this new TV Spot from The Quiet Ones is jam-packed with new footage, including a seance and some experimentation…

From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke, pictured above, all star.

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'A Christmas Horror Story' Anthology Opens Presents Filled with Terror!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:09

*Editor’s note: photos are not from the forthcoming film. With official details forthcoming, Bloody Disgusting learned that filming is underway in Toronto, Canada on Copperheart’s latest production, A Christmas Horror Story, a new horror anthology that will warm your heart… with terror!

Directed by Grant Harvey (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Darknet, Orphan Black), and Steven Hoban, the film is produced by Steven Hoban (Haunter, Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (Subconscious Password, 388 Arletta Ave), and executive Produced by David Hayter (Wolves, The Watchmen).

A Christmas Horror Story is written by Doug Taylor (Splice, Darknet), Sarah Larsen (Darknet), James Kee (Darknet), and Pascal Trottier (The Colony, Hellions).

A Christmas Horror Story tells four interweaving tales which will warm your hearth.

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive.

Here’s what the shorts will be about, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.

– A mysterious disease sweeps through the North Pole, transforming Santa’s Elves into the ravenous, flesh-eating Undead! Santa and the Missus wage a desperate battle for survival.

– While Santa tries to stay alive long enough to bring gifts for good boys and girls, Krampus, a terrifying Christmas demon, brings a sack, whip and chains for bad boys and girls. The wicked Bauer family, including klepto daughter Caprice, find out the hard way that Krampus is no myth.

– Scott, a troubled cop on stress leave, takes his 8-year-old son Will and wife Kim to pick out the “perfect” Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the perfect tree is on land owned by Big Earl who is a kind of … guardian. Will goes missing on Big Earl’s land and when he turns up again, he isn’t quite himself.

Watch for more in the coming week.

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'Super Duper Alice Cooper' Documentary Hitting Several Cities For Limited Theatrical Run

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:00

Hailed as the first ever ‘doc opera’, Super Duper Alice Cooper is an soon-to-be-released documentary that focuses on shock horror rock legend Alice Cooper. The documentary, directed by Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, and Reginald Harkema, mixes documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera to create a one of a kind experience.

The synopsis reads, {The film is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60’s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s’ souls. Alice’s story is told not only by the man himself, but through exclusive interviews with members of the original Alice Cooper band, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon, and Dee Snider.

The film will be making its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will then have a limited theatrical run at several theaters nationwide beginning April 30th. A special pre-recorded “Keep Calm & Just Ask Alice” Q&A and welcome from Alice will be included exclusively with each screening.

Head below for the trailer, poster, and list of theaters and dates.

Fairfax, VA Angelika Mosaic
Dallas, TX Angelika Film Dallas
Plano, TX Angelika Film Plano
San Diego, CA Gaslamp 15
Honolulu, HI Ward Stadium 16
Sacramento, CA Tower Theatre
La Mesa, CA Grossmont Center 10
Rohnert Park, CA Rohnert Park 16
Bakersfield, CA Valley Plaza 16
New York, NY Village East
Manville, NJ Manville 12-Plex
Murrieta, CA Cal Oaks 17
Cleveland, OH Capitol Theatre
Cleveland, OH Shaker Square Cinemas
Pittsburgh, PA Southside Works Cinema
Peoria, AZ Arrowhead Fountains 18
Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown 16
Chandler, AZ Chandler Fashion 20
Moreno Valley, CA Moreno Valley 16
Denver, CO Northfield 18
Phoenix, AZ Scottsdale 101
Arlington, MA Regent Theatre
Claremont, CA Claremont 5
North Hollywood, CA NoHo 7
Pasadena, CA Playhouse 7
Amherst, NY The Screening Room Inc.
Chestnut Hill, MA Showcase SuperLux
Millbury, MA Blackstone Valley 14 Cinema de Lux
Dedham, MA Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place
Bridgeport, CT Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport
White Plains, NY City Center 15: Cinema De Lux
Whitestone, NY College Point Multiplex Cinemas
Edgewater, NJ Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas
Farmingdale, NY Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
Holtsville, NY Island 16: Cinema De Lux
Lowell, MA Showcase Cinemas Lowell
Foxboro, MA Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place
Providence, RI Providence Place Cinemas 16
Springdale, OH Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux
Warwick, RI Showcase Cinemas Warwick
Randolph, MA Showcase Cinema de Lux Randolph
Revere, MA Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere
Elmsford, NY Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas
Yonkers, NY Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill
Bonita Springs, FL Prado Stadium 12

San Francisco, CA Balboa Theatre
Cincinnati, OH Esquire Theatre
Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center
Sparta, NJ Digiplex Sparta
Mechanicsburg, PA Digiplex Mechanicsburg
Camp Hill, PA Digiplex Camp Hill
Williamsport, PA Digiplex Williamsport
Bloomsburg, PA Digiplex Bloomsburg
Selinsgrove, PA Digiplex Selinsgrove
Reading, PA Digiplex Fairgrounds
Solon, OH Digiplex Solon Cinema 16
Surprise, AZ Digiplex Surprise Pointe 14
Bloomfield, CT Digiplex Bloomfield
Lisbon, CT Digiplex Lisbon
Torrington, CT Digiplex CINEROM Torrington
Temecula, CA Digiplex Temecula Tower 10
Apple Valley, CA Digiplex Apple Valley 14
Bonsall, CA Digiplex River Village
Oceanside, CA Digiplex Mission Marketplace 13
Poway, CA Digiplex Poway 10
Westfield, NJ Digiplex Rialto Westfield
San Rafael, CA California Film Institute

Phoenix, AZ FilmBar

Athens, OH Athena Grand

Tuscon, AZ The Loft Cinema

Bridgeport, CT Bijou Theatre

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'Oculus' Reflects Katee Sackhoff's Evil Doppelgänger

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:57

Teased in the film’s trailers, this new clip from Oculus stares into a mirror and reflects back Katee Sackhoff’s evil doppelgänger.

In theaters April 11, “The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.

Mike Flanagan has directed one hell of an indie film that’s getting a rare theatrical run thanks to the balls of Relativity. Go support and show the studios you want more awesome indie films in theaters!

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[TV] "iZombie" Meets a Nerd

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:44

U.K. up-and-comer Rahul Kohli, pictured, has been set as the final series regular role in the Rob Thomas/Diane Ruggiero CW pilot “iZombie,” reported Variety.

Kohli will play an enthusiastic nerd who befriends the lead character in the show based on the DC Comics/Vertigo property about a medical student-turned-zombie. Rose McIver stars as Liv, the student who winds up solving homicide cases by eating the brains of victims and inheriting their memories.

Thomas penned the “iZombie” adaptation with Ruggiero and is on board to direct the Warner Bros. TV pilot.

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'Ghostbusters' Sequel Seeks New Director...

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 20:58

In some official news, Deadline reports that Sony Pictures is finally eyeing an early 2015 production start in New York on its next installment of Ghostbusters.

There is a major change, though. In the wake of the death of his close friend and original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman has decided he won’t direct the film, after all. Explains the site, instead, Reitman will help Amy Pascal find a new director to take over what everyone hopes will reboot what the studio considers to be one of its most important franchises.

The site breaks down the film’s long-hindered history:

“In all the years Sony has tried to get this film up and running, Reitman has been the most stable part of the equation, long locked to direct his third installment of the film. This included the long campaign to get Bill Murray to reprise his signature role, when it became impossible to even get him to read a script that Sony, Reitman and their other architect Dan Aykroyd were happy with. It has been clear for a while that Murray wasn’t going to be part of this, and momentum has been building. Then Ramis, a catalyst for some of the biggest film comedies of the 1970s and ’80s, passed away. That has changed everything.”

A lot of things happened in the last few months, the most significant of which was the passing of Harold, who was a very good friend who was extraordinarily influential in my career. We did five movies together including both Ghostbusters,” Reitman explained.

Reitman confirmed the Murray chase, one that encompassed not one but two scripts.

The first was done by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and me, Harold and Dan helped them on it,” Reitman said. “It was a really good script, but then it became clear that Bill really didn’t want to do another Ghostbusters and that it was literally impossible to find him to speak to for the year or two we tried to get it going. When Bill finally…well, he never actually said no, but he never said yes, so there was no way to make that film. We decided to start over again, and I started working with Etan Cohen, with Dan lending a helping hand. Harold got sick about three years ago, and we kept hoping he would get better. I kept pushing forward on the Etan Cohen and we now have a draft that is very good, that the studio is very excited about.

It’s a version of Ghostbusters that has the originals in a very minor role,” he continued. “When I came back from Harold’s funeral, it was really moving and it made me think about a lot of things. I’d just finished directing Draft Day, which I’m really happy with and proud of. Working on a film that is smaller and more dramatic was so much fun and satisfying. I just finally met with Amy and Doug Belgrad when I got back. I said I’d been thinking about it for weeks, that I’d rather just produce this Ghostbusters. I told them I thought I could help but let’s find a really good director and make it with him. So that’s what we’ve agreed will happen. I didn’t want all kinds of speculation about what happened with me, that is the real story.

Reitman said they are already working on a short list of directors they’ll go out to, and then it will be time to find the new cast. “I’m not going to say how many Ghostbusters there will be in the new cast, but we are determined to retain the spirit of the original film, and I am pleased that all of this seems to have happened organically,” he said. “I’m hoping we can get started by the fall, set in New York, but given the logistics and the stuff that happens, the beginning of 2015 seems more likely.

Click the above link for the entire story.

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Image Gallery for True Crime Thriller 'Devil's Knot'

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 20:14

Set for release on May 9 is Image Entertaiment’s crime thriller Devil’s Knot, which now has an official trailer, poster and image gallery.

Devil’s Knot, about the West Memphis Three killings, stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. The film, which received mostly mixed reviews at Toronto, is based on Mara Leveritt’s book “Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three.”

“Devil’s Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. – two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three – Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin – riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.

The film was written by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and Paul Harris Boardman, who also produced alongside Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein, Clark Peterson and Christopher Woodrow of Worldview Entertainment.

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Laurence Fishburne Gets Pixelated For 'The Signal'

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 18:49

Focus Features has started a viral campaign for their June 13 release of William Eubank’s thriller The Signal, which Ryan Daley reviewed out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Starring Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke and Laurence Fishburne, the pic follows a group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker.

Today the campaign “R U Agitated” was launched, sharing the following video and poster debut (which shows an insanely pixelated Fishburne). Explains the video: “I have reason to believe that you have encountered THE SIGNAL. Go to RUAGITATED.COM to access important information about your condition.

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Watch This 'Raid 2' Clip, and Then Change Your Pants...

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 18:38

Hammer Girl brings the hammer down, HARD.

MTV shared this insane clip from Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, one that’s uber violent and delivers some pain. Watch as Hammer Girl unleashes hell on a moving train. I seriously can’t wait until March 28 when Sony Classics releases in limited theaters.

Ryan Daley was a huge fan out of Sundance.

Picking up right where the first film ends The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

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Ti West Gets Revenge 'In a Valley of Violence'!!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 18:32

Bloody Disgusting has been championing Ti West ever since his indie The Roost premiered at the LA Film Festival back in 2005. Now, he’s getting a huge bump in Hollyweird getting behind the camera to direct some major film stars.

While we’re told this isn’t a horror movie, we’re still excited to share with you In a Valley of Violence, a revenge Western that will star both John Travolta, pictured below, and Ethan Hawke (pictured above; Sinister, The Purge)!

Says Heat Vision, West, one of the filmmakers that is part of the new generation of horrormeisters, is writing and will direct the project, which is described as a revenge Western film set in the 1890s.

Producing with Jason Blum are West collaborators Jacob Jaffke and Peter Phok.

West wrote and directed horror films such as House of the Devil and The Innkeepers as well as segments in the anthology movies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S. His latest is The Sacrament, which will be release in May by Magnolia/Magnet.

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The Maligned 'Diablo III' Auction House Is No More

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:26

Rejoice, for the much-maligned Diablo III auction house is officially no more. Blizzard has made good on their promise to remove the controversial feature ahead of the release of Reaper of Souls, the game’s first single-player expansion.

If you’re worried about any epic loot you may have in there, Blizzard has provided a helpful FAQ that should answer your questions regarding the transition. If you have anything pending, you may want to get it taken care of quickly.

“All active auctions will expire as normal following the shutdown of the gold and real-money auction houses on Tuesday, March 18. Once the shutdown is complete, items will either be delivered to the current highest bidder or returned to the seller, appearing in each player’s Completed tab. Unclaimed gold will also appear in the Completed tab. Players will be able to claim gold and items and from this tab until June 24, 2014.”

Now that the auction is house has finally been shuttered and the loot system upgraded, we can all sit back and enjoy the grim new expansion when it arrives on PC and Mac on March 25.

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Check This Band Out: Mire

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:00

If you’re a fan of Tool, Karnivool, A Perfect Circle, Dead Letter Circus, and similar sounding bands, then you should be pointing your ears towards Montreal, QC band Mire, who just released their new album Inward Outward as a Name Your Price offer on Bandcamp. The band’s latest album features 10 tracks that were based on the band’s personal experiences ranging from the study of cognitive science to a military stint in Afghanistan.

Vocalist JP LaChapelle comments, “Interpreted through our fingers, tongued and toe tips, this album which we’ve been working on for 2 years at totally different points in our lives, demonstrates the fan of emotions of 5 individuals’ experience. The craft is the loom into which our soil-tending, sun-vising and pest-warding efforts bear fruit. Love for the fate of man and the anger to defend it. Overwhelmed with a sense of innate creativity, we all curb our nature to the structures put in place for our short lives; whether building an enterprise, community or institution of any kind. MIRE’s decided to make music. Filtered as pure as possible, our passion rendered this product. Our maiden album expresses the plight of an impeached animal nature, faced with the philosophy of man’s fate run through questionable funnels. Throughout our creative process, we’ve experienced different stages and shed skins. The 5 colors we shine combine through the prism of ‘Inward Outward’ to produce the first of MIRE’s own hues. Being able to walk one’s own path is its own reward and we five musicians feel incredibly fortunate to have seized the chance to create this album. That’s what we celebrate every time we hear it.

Head on below to listen to the new album as well as watch their video for “Limitless Pt. 2″.

MIRE – Inward Outward by MIRE, JP LaChapelle, Dave Massicotte

Mire online:
Official Website

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[Album Review] Wolves Like Us 'Black Soul Choir'

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:00

On Black Soul Choir, the new album from Norwegian rockers Wolves Like Us, the final song is called “Thanatos Wins Again”, a brooding yet rather beautiful track that is almost saturated in thick, almost fuzzy distortion. Singer/guitarist Larsh alternates between hauntingly speaking the lyrics and roaring forth while the music hypnotically swirls and rumbles beneath.

Thanatos, the Greek god of non-violent death, might very well be the perfect deity that the band could have used as part of their own mythos. While undoubtedly heavy and rough around the edges, there is never a time when I felt their music has been inaccessible. Rather, it’s the complete opposite. They introduce this style of music, their so-called “Dark Rock”, and it never feels abrasive. Rather, it wraps its melancholic arms around you, embracing you, pulling you gently into an album that is as exciting as it is rewarding.

Opening with “Days Of Ignorance”, which clocks in at just under a minute and 30 seconds, the album begins with a frenzied burst of energy. It gives a brief moment to allow the listener to catch their breath before diving into the thrilling “Three Poisons”. “I Don’t Need To Be Forgiven” is one of the longer tracks on the album, allowing the band the take their time and demonstrate all the qualities that make them such a formidable band.

Special attention needs to be given to “Lovescared”, a gentle, sublime track that shows the softer side of the band. It also demonstrates just how strong vocalist Larsh can be, especially when it comes to his vocal harmonies. Another track that takes its time and is a perfect example of the unique instrumental tones (seriously, the guitars and bass sound so lush) is “We Were Blood”, which features a tremendous climax build up.

What’s so great about this band is that they obviously communicate incredibly well as a band. They know when certain instruments need to hold back for the betterment of the song. No one shows off unnecessarily, allowing the sum to do the talking versus the parts.

Something about the atmosphere of this album makes me want to listen to it while walking through a dark forest or while sitting on some Irish hillside with steel gray clouds looming overhead. It has a mysteriously alluring aura, one that just refused to let me go. I started this album and, before I knew what had happened, I had listened to it several times in a row without noticing. Each spin brought something new, something unheard.

The Final Word: I absolutely adored Wolves Like Us‘ debut album, Late Love. Since that came out I have been eagerly awaiting a second album and Black Soul Choir lived up to my expectations. It’s a fantastic album from a band who hopefully have a long, incredible career ahead of them.

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Categories: Horror News

This Horror Short Is Best Experienced With The Lights On

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:42

Usually, I’d say you should watch something like this in the dark, with the volume cranked up nice and loud, and while the latter still applies, I might suggest you keep the lights on for this freaky horror short. Lights Out is the work of Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg. At just under three minutes, it packs in an impressive number of jump scares and moments that will have the hairs on the back of your neck on end.

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