Friday, July 31, 2009
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Aesthetic Productions just released the soundtrack from Jorg Buttgereit's infamous horror films "Nekromantik," "Nekromantik 2," and "Der Todesking" on one vinyl LP called "Nekronology." The graphic design was by yours truly (sorry, but I'm pretty proud of it).
This beautiful Gatefold LP is available for sale NOW over at aestheticpayments.tripod.com. The LP is on 180g vinyl in black as well as translucent red with black splatter (pictured below).
You can hear music samples on the Aesthetic MySpace page. For more on composer Hermann Kopp please visit his official website hermannkopp.com and MySpace page.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Check out this excellent interview with the Chapman Brothers. I love that the interviewer put them in a horror context.
The interview mentions them working on a follow up to "Hell." This work is called "Fucking Hell" and there's an amazing video of it on the Chapman Brother's website: jakeanddinoschapman.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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I am honored to have one of my favorite all around artists, Mr. Michael Gira, on Colors of the Dark.
Michael Gira is a well known musician for such projects as Swans and Angels of Light (as well as his excellent solo recordings). He also wrote one of my favorite books, "The Consumer" and now has published an edition of his artwork titled "I AM NOT INSANE" (one of the images above).
You can get a copy of this limited edition of 500 set over at Young God Records here.
If you've never heard the music of Michael Gira and his Young God label you are really missing out - his work is a cornerstone of what influenced this blog.
Many thanks to David Perry from Young God for providing me with the above image.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Live at No Fun Fest 2009, photo by Bridget Burns (click image to see larger).
Pulse Emitter is the analog experimental project of Daryl Groetsch from Portland, Oregon. This has been my favorite style of music for the last few years and Daryl's work is among the very best of the current practitioners.
Pulse Emitter's official website is synthnoise.com
If you go to the "additional" section there are links to his MySpace, YouTube videos and more. You can also get several free MP3s at freemusicarchive.org/music/Pulse_Emitter
Check out Daryl's beautiful modular synth (which he made himself! Click image to see larger.)...
Friday, July 24, 2009
I was pleased to see that horror writer Jack Ketchum has a new movie coming soon called "Offspring." I have read a few of his books and definitely enjoyed the films "Girl Next Door" and "The Lost."
Unfortunately there is only one review I can find for "Offspring" which is not exactly glowing (from what I can tell via the Google translation). Either way, I know I'll be seeing it once it becomes available in the U.S.
There's more to see over at the movie's official website offspringthemovie.com
Thursday, July 23, 2009
"Path Pipes 1"
"Curtains Closed 4"
"Curtains Closed 5"
David Graham is a musician (as REQUIEM), photographer, and designer from the Pittsburgh area.
To see the above photos larger (and many more pics) go to requiem2872.deviantart.com
More importantly you can check out his excellent music at myspace.com/requiem2872
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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Official bio: Mark Riddick has been illustrating for the extreme heavy metal music scene since 1991. Riddick's artwork has been featured in numerous underground and newsstand metal publications and has completed illustrations for shirts, LP/CD covers, and other merchandise for major label and independent metal bands alike. Riddick has worked with hundreds of bands; including Abominable Putridity, Arsis, Deceased, Dethklok, Devourment, Dying Fetus, God Forbid, Hackneyed, Hirax, Hypocrisy, Insidious Decrepancy, Internal Bleeding, Kataklysm, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Necro, Nunslaughter, Psycroptic, Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Varathron, and Vomit Remnants. In 2006 Riddick published his first art book, Killustration, and in 2008 published a second art book, entitled Rotten Renderings, and Logos from Hell-a book about death/black metal logos featuring other prolific artists in the underground metal scene. Since 2007, Riddick's artwork has been solicited for display at respectable art galleries in New York City, Portland, Santa Ana, Tokyo, and more. Riddick currently resides in the northern Virginia area with his wife, son, and two cats.
Check out his official website at www.riddickart.com
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The above video is very short but probably NOT WORK SAFE (your coworkers might look at you a little funny from now on).
This one is shockingly beautiful (and work safe!) in comparison to Lorenzo's other videos.
Here's Mr. Arioni's channel on YouTube.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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All photos by Morgane (aka The Destroyed Car Art Detective). Here's her first Trashed Car photo post.
UPDATE 2.14.11 - Morgane's MySpace page is no longer active. If someone can provide a current link please get in touch.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Repost from HN_AM: 15 years after his initial Florida arrest on pornography charges for mailing his zine Boiled Angel to an undercover agent, Mike Diana is still subject to harassment from the law for not paying off thousands of dollars in fines from his 1994 conviction.
In April 2009, Mike was detained flying back from Sweden's Comic Art School, Swedish airport authorities called Homeland Security in Florida to ask if they wanted to hold him so they could come arrest him.
Two weeks later, returning from Bolivia's Vinetas Con Altura (Bullets With Height) Art show, Mike was forced to wait a full week to reroute his flights to NOT go through Florida.
ENTER THE MIKE DIANA SUPERPHAT RAFFLE
Help Mike pay off his Florida fines
Enter as many times as you like, via pay pal online, by mail or at the
REVISED INFO 7/17/09:Note: as pay pal does not allow raffles, anyone who purchases this small, exclusive b/w print signed by Mike (for $5) via pay pal will be entered into the raffle... wink!
Send $5 via pay pal (use "mikediana[AT]testpress[DOT]net")
or send well-hidden fiver, check or money order (attn: "Mike Diana")
c/o TEST PRESS, PO Box 1582, Cooper Station, NY NY 10276
Important: include name, email and address and "MIKE DIANA PRINT"
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"Eagle 3" (click image to see larger)
"Spidergod" (click image to see larger)
"Duelists" (click image to see larger)
"Skeleton Queen" (Derek Stewart collaboration with Leslie Satori Winchester)
Derek Stewart is an artist, illustrator and designer from Ohio. His work is created "starting with a very detailed and refined pencil drawing that I then scan and complete digitally."
You can see more of his work on his MySpace page: myspace.com/derek44
He also sells prints and shirts online at redbubble.com/people/derekstewart
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
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Kris Wlodarski aka Kali is a Polish born painter currently living and working in London. He is also a musician, film-maker, and tattoo artist.
Check out his official website: wlodarski.art.pl