Author: Colette Claire

GWAR’s Matt Maguire Talks Comics, Crowdfunding and Carnage

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Those who are familiar with the twisted enterprise that is GWAR should also know about the “Slave Pit,” a team of artists and musicians that have helped GWAR be as evil as possible throughout the years. Matt Maguire is a well known member of this team who joined in 1993. He went on small tours… Read more »


Life of Agony’s ALAN ROBERT On Coloring Books, Comics, and Life of Agony’s Triumphant Return

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Those of us who were angry teenagers in the 1990’s probably fondly remember the band Life of Agony and their influential albums River Runs Red and Ugly. What some may not know is that its bassist and one of its founding members Alan Robert is also an accomplished comic book artist.  In the past few… Read more »


BLOODY HAMMERS – From the Cold Dark Mountains of Transylvania, North Carolina

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Anders Manga, best known for his solo darkwave/gothic dance music, formed the gothic doom band Blood Hammers in 2012. Now releasing their fourth album entitled A Lovely Sort of Death, their second album with Napalm Records, Bloody Hammers has clearly become more than just a side project for Manga. When he first created Bloody Hammers, Manga… Read more »


BLOODY HAMMERS – A Lovely Sort of Death

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Formed in 2012, the gothic doom band Bloody Hammers are surprisingly not from Europe, as many bands that adhere to a similar style are these days. However, they still have managed to hail from Transylvania County, North Carolina, which is in fact a real place. The band is the brainchild of Anders Manga, best known… Read more »


AL JOURGENSEN – Never A Dull Moment

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The always insane, never dull Al Jourgensen is back with a new project called Surgical Meth Machine. The album, which goes by same name, was released on April 15, 2016. Some may remember when we last checked in with Jourgensen, Ministry had just released From Beer to Eternity, as well as his autobiography The Lost… Read more »


VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE – The Rebirth

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Los Angeles rock act Vampires Everywhere have started a new era. Vocalist Michael Vampire has taken over. The band has recently made some major lineup changes and Vampire had this to say about it: “The band is just me. I got tired of arrogant, ungrateful, insane musicians using me up! I think you would have… Read more »


The Retro Futurism of the Edwardian Ball

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It is difficult to describe the Edwardian Ball to someone who has never been to it. It is something similar to a meeting of the novels The Great Gatsby and Interview with the Vampire inside of Tim Burton’s nightmares. It is a conglomeration of music, theatrical performance, circus acts, and drunken dancing that is part… Read more »


MONSTER TRUCK – Standing Tall and Sittin’ Heavy

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Canadian rockers Monster Truck  may seem like they are relatively new to the rock n’ roll music scene, but in reality the band’s four members (guitarist Jeremy Widerman, lead singer and bassist Jon Harvey, keyboardist Brandon Bliss and drummer Steve Kiely), have decades of experience as musicians between them. They toured the country in bands… Read more »


The Unstoppable Exploits of CHILDREN OF BODOM

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Finish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom cannot be stopped. Formed in 1993, and releasing their first album in 1997, Children of Bodom has been going strong since their inception. Recently, some may have been concerned about the departure of long time rhythm guitarist Roope Latvala, but not to worry, their ninth studio record I… Read more »


MURDER FM – From the Shadows of Texas

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Murder FM may seem like they came out of nowhere and immediately started kicking ass. There first show was opening for The Used, the second was at the Whisky, and, the third gig was going on tour with Korn. However, their formation and subsequent success are certainly no accident. Vocalist, guitarist, and programmer Norman Matthew… Read more »


MURDER FM – Happily Never After

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El Paso, Texas band Murder FM formed from the ashes of the band Never Enough, which also featured members who would eventually go on to form 18 Visions. Murder FM has just released Happily Never After on Famous Records Global, a company founded by Evanescence drummer Will Hunt. The band has a sound that could… Read more »


ACIDIC – Creatures

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ACIDIC, a recently formed band from Southern California who has basically been releasing albums and playing shows nonstop since their inception, is coming out with another installment to their madness entitled Creatures. This album will be ACIDIC’s third collaboration with multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions. He has produced the likes of… Read more »