Sunday, October 8, 2023

Deth Crux - Phantom Blood

I'll be leaving L.A. later today, and I take that leave with a heavy heart. Not sure when or if I'll be back. My company is moving our department to Arizona, so I won't have a free ride out anymore. Because of this, I wanted to post an L.A. band that brings out the best of the city's vibes, and that band is definitely Deth Crux. I found these guys through Joe Begos, who used them first in Bliss, and then again for the soundtrack to Christmas Bloody Christmas. I tracked down a vinyl copy of their debut album Mutant Flesh and just love it from start to finish. Hoping we'll hear more new music from them at some point. In the meantime, it's in this band's grimy post-punk that I find the perfect balance for my love/Hate relationship with the City of Angeles.

31 Days of Halloween:

1) When Evil Lurks/VHS 85/Adam Chaplin
2) Tales From the Crypt Ssn 1, Ep 6 "Collection Complete"
3) VHS
4) All You Need is Death
5) Slashers (2001)
6) The Beyond/Phenomena
7) The Convent
8) Evil Dead 2


Kids show or not, you tell me Boys in Trees director Nicholas Verso has a new show on HULU, and I'm watching it. 
I'm not even going to bother watching the trailer or reading about Crazy Fun Park, as I want to go in blind and hope that, if this is a success, we might finally get a Bluray release of Boys in Trees, which I feel should be in most Horror fans annual October viewing schedule.


Sylvaine - Nova
Zeal and Ardor - Eponymous
Deth Crux - Mutant Flesh


I keep seeing this Defeat Five of Swords card. This coupled with the Queen and Three of Cups leads me to believe this is a picture-perfect snapshot of my emotional state at the moment - I am ready to be home and feel like the longer I'm here in L.A., I'm undoing or defeating all the progress I've made in the last year.

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