Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Friday the 13th!!!

In honor of Friday the 13th, here's a couple of pics of Mr. Voorhees done by the incredible Brian Baugh:

 



 

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Check out more of his fantastic artwork at http://www.cryptlogic.net

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Earth A.D.

The amazing artwork of Simon Bisley. This piece comes from his book Danzig: Hidden Lyrics of the Left Hand, which features Glenn Danzig's lyrics from The Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. I especially love his interpretation of Misfits guitarist Doyle in this pic

 
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Video for Today: Calabrese - "Vampires Dont Exist"

I've pimped this band before, and I shamelessly do so yet again! Here's a video for their song "Vampires Don't Exist". The tune was featured in Brian Pulido's film The Graves, which was featured recently in the "Afterdark Horror Fest 4", and the clip was made up of footage from this flick.

The song is from their second disc, The Traveling Vampire Show.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Video for Today: Squirrel Nut Zippers - Ghost of Stephen Foster

You may have heard of the band before, but few people ever heard this song. Even fewer have seen this groovy vid! I love how authentic it is to the classic cartoons like Betty Boop and early Mickey Mouse. The tune, about the ghost of the songwriter of "Camptown Races", is a regular one in my Halloween mix. This song can be found on the SNZ's disc Perennial Favorites:


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Video for Today: Alice Cooper & the Muppets

Okay, so technically this isn't a video...but it's still worth viewing! In fact, as a young lad, this episode of the Muppets was my introduction to the frightfully fantastic music of Alice Cooper! I'm a fan to this very day!!!

Here's Alice and the Muppets doing "Welcome to My Nightmare"


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Video(s) for Today: Lords of Salem/American Witch (animated)

Today's vids are two of my favorites! These were created for Rob Zombie's tour by monster artist Dave Hartman. While the "American Witch" video was created first, the "Lords of Salem" piece was intended as a prequel of sorts, so I'm placing them in that order here. Two really great clips that truly convey the feel of their respective songs:





Monday, August 2, 2010

Video for Today: HIM - Wings of A Butterfly

I'm hoping, in the next few weeks, to share a few videos I dig. In this day and age, the video is a quickly fading artform. Sure, bands still make them to promote their tunes, but not like they once did. MTV no longer runs anything outside of awful reality shows, so YouTube and band websites are really the only venues for many of these clips. The vast majority of videos today are by-the-numbers, ridiculous pieces that feature rappers with lots of cars and scantily-clad women. Not much thought goes into most of these, so it's always refreshing to catch a vid that stands out from the pack.

The following comes from "Love Metal" band HIM. I get a lot of crap for liking this band...mostly by dudes. I think most of them are threatened by Ville. Sure, he's all gothy-romantic, but I really dig the tunes (and, let's face it, the chicks dig the gothy-romantic thing!).This video is, in my opinion, one of their best (and, before anyone gets bent out of shape, this tune isn't advocating cruelty to pretty insects. The title is a reference to mythology). I love the use of lighting in this clip, and the "HIM Signal" is a clever device. It really isn't typical of most promotional pieces floating around, and it captures the feel of the song nicely.