Sunday, October 30, 2022

New Music From †††

I've always dug Chino Moreno's other band, †††, but for whatever reason, their music has never hit me the same way the Deftones does.

This song changes that completely.

The Crosses store is located HERE. No pre-orders up for the forthcoming album Permanent.Radiant, but you can still grab a standard black vinyl edition of the recent Initiation/Protection EP that dropped a few months back.

31 Days of Halloween:

10/1 - Trick 'r Treat
10/2 - Barbarian
10/3 - Hellraiser ('84)
10/4 - Phenomena
10/5 - Hellraiser (2022)
10/6 - The Dark Backward
10/7 - Sick/The Beyond
10/8 - Werewolf By Night
10/9 - Something in the Dirt
10/10 - Let the Right One In Episode 1/Lux Aeterna
10/11 - My Best Friend's Exorcism/Grimcutty
10/12 - Smile
10/13 - Monstrous/VHS (Amateur Night segment)
10/14 - Halloween Kills
10/15 - Halloween Ends/Ed Wood/Plan 9 From Outer Space
10/16 - Spider Baby/101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments/Night's End/Behemoth
10/17 - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
10/18 - Random Acts of Violence/Two Witches/Let the Right One In Episode 2
10/19 - Footprints on the Moon/976-EVIL
10/20 - Alison's Birthday/Tone Deaf
10/21 - Elviria's Haunted Hills/Popcorn
10/22 - Resolution
10/23 - The Endless
10/24 - VHS 99
10/25 - Tigers Are Not Afraid
10/26 - Bliss
10/27 - Deadstream/Host
10/28 - The Convent
10/29 - Lot 36 (GDT's CoC ep. 1)/George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead/Return of the Living Dead

I had completely forgotten that Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities landed on Netflix this past week. Totally blown away by the first episode. Directed by GDT's frequent Cinematographer, Guillermo Narravo, Lot 36 is not for the faint of heart. I'm really digging this darker tone Del Toro's work has had of late (it's always been dark, but I feel like starting with his Nightmare Alley, there is a fatalistic streak that's just nasty enough to be titillating, but not far gone enough to be mean.)

The list of Directors GDT enlisted for this is pretty fantastic as well, so I'm thinking every episode will be an immediate classic.


Sometime in the past week and a half, I sat down and did my annual reading of Rick Spears and Rob G.'s Teenagers From Mars.

I really can't love a comic more than this one. A light-hearted tale of small-town pandemonium against comic books and youth culture, I'm always shocked to remember this originally came out in 2003, as it seems a product of the 80s or early 90s, which I think is when the story takes place.
Either way, this one is such a friendly amalgamation of all the things I love: Comic Books, Horror Movies, and Punk Rock, and although it doesn't take place on Halloween, with its zombie face-paint party and grave-robbing subplot, it certainly feels like it does.

Unfortunately, I still can't find my copy of my other annual Halloween read, James O'Barr's original graphic novel The Crow. So many of my books remain packed until I buy bookcases, so this year, I will have to push that reading off. 


Electric Wizard - Wizard Bloody Wizard
Bexley - Female Hysteria (single)
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds Deluxe Edition*
The Nukes - Why Things Burn
Cough & Windhand - Reflection of the Negative 
Various - Joe Begos' Bliss Playlist
Zombi - Shape Shift
Pilot Priest and Electric Youth - Come True OST
The Misfits - Static Age

* I don't normally denote deluxe editions here, but I have to say, the live tracks that more than double this release's size are fantastic. 


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

Trust my inner vision during the process of finalizing this current project I'm working on will bring it to fruition. 

Another reminder that we're down to the last hours to get in on Grimm's Kickstarter for The Art of the Bound Tarot hardcover art book. Back the project HERE.

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