april 04, 2014


Requiem For The Dead is back with a brand new single from their upcoming album "The Explainable Truth" after a long break. The band has been working hard the last months to prepare for their new album and an upcoming European tour. During the recording process there's also been a new line up change, like last time when they released "Memories". But will this affect the writing and style of the band? Well see.

Their new single "Say Hello To The Devil For Me" is a song that starts with the overal familiar RFTD theme, but still adds a new type of style that sounds like Avenged Sevenfold. They decided to go for a screamo/hardcore style with the singing on the main verses, which is really cool if they could pull it off. It sounds like the lead singer has trouble screaming the parts because it sounds very forced and it makes me think if he was sitting on the toilet while doing it. Overall the song has a good RFTD vibe but also reminds you a lot of I Am Ghost. Not sure what they are aiming for style vise for this album but it looks like they have a urge of changing style for each time they release an album and members. Looking forward to the album to see what helse they have mixed up.

Not their best song, but still a good tune!


juli 28, 2013


"A song makes more sense with a video"

It's obvious that the guys in Requiem For The Dead are working hard these days. They just released a new EP, played tons of shows, working on full length album and now releasing a new music video.

Frontman Steven Juliano and the boys never disappoints, and i have to say that this video is really cool, it's well made and you can see they spent a lot of time and money on it. The art of Steven Juliano is well portrayed in this video, which i love because he is an amazing skilled artist, not only musically but also artistically. 

I think Poison Girl embarks on a colorful journey that resembles both movies Tim burton's "Alice In Wonderland" and the Original cartoon from 1951.

A story that focus on a young girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

What i love about this video is that i haven't seen anyone else done such a thing, except for Avril Lavigne's music video "Alice" but that was mostly scenes used from the movie. This version is created from scratch using graphic pictures mixed with live action sequences.

So if you love the story or grew up watching it as a kid you will have no problem enjoying this new interpretation of Lewis Caroll's tale. The song is perfect for the video, and i think old and new fans will totally dig it.

This is another one of those songs that I'll sing super loudly and give a damn about if i kill my neighbours ears.

The video will be available exclusively August 5th on Revolvermag.com

januar 22, 2013


It's been a couple of years since Requiem For The Dead released their debut album "Always and Forever" a album that sounded more punk/rock rather than the goth/vampire sound, we all were used to when Steven Juliano played in I Am Ghost. The band also went through a new line up change when Ty Oliver, the original guitarist decided to go a different way and focus on his new band "Fiction Killer" The band then recruited Ryan Heggum to take over the shredding business, and he fails to disappoint.

Memories is a album that could be taken out of a Tim Burton movie. The opening song is really creepy and eerie, but then, Steven Juliano has worked with Tim Burton. The EP doesn't give you a kick in the face, but focus on great dark nostalgic rush of rock n' roll, way more than "Always and Forever" and gives you great songs like "Poison Girl" -Scream out your name? The two of us were so pathetic. Rest in peace to poison girl and poison days "Ghost of Winter" -Carolyn, will you open up your eyes? Hold on and let's pretend tonight will never end. Even the cover of Cutting Crew's "I just Died In Your Arms Tonight"really fits very well on this EP.

The guys has done an incredible job and i instantly fell in love with this EP, wishing they actually made a whole album instead of an EP. There is a lot of emotion put into the creation of these songs, which you can easily hear. I love the new sound Requiem For The Dead has gone for, something i hope they will stick to in the near future. These guys will make it big if they continue going in this direction.

Memories will be out february 13th through Veda & Isis Studios.

1. Lost But Not Forgotten (A Suite) - Something that could easily be used in a Tim Burton movie, like "Alice In Wonderland" or on a I Am Ghost album. The song shows great sadness, female vocals, before Steven joins in on the end of the song. 

2. Poison Girl - Straight forward song that begins with a catchy sad piano before it kicks in with a vampiric rock tune.

3. Ghost of Winter - The best song on the album, with an opening of a radio that plays different tunes going back and forth, before a sweet clean guitar kicks in backed by a drum loop and piano parts. A song MEST could have done on their latest album "Photograph" highlighted by the catchy chorus line "Carolyn, will you open up your eyes?" 

4. Memories - "Does it hurt when the lights go out? They laid you down next to me", Steven sings, presumably with tears dripping down his chin on this beautiful acoustic song, backed up with sweet low cello's and piano's in the background. The melody is gripping and could remind you something from the early, The Used.

5. I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - A really nice cover of the original done by Cutting Crew. 

august 02, 2012


So it's that time again... A new Calabrese album.

I'm just sitting here shaking my head, what's up with these guys, can't they ever make a boring cd? clearly NOT. They have done it again, a great new album filled with gore, blood, love and a twist of Punk Rock. The Traveling Vampire Show has always been my favorite album but "Dayglo Necro" fucking drives past "TTVS" and has actually turned out to be my favorite album from Calabrese.

The album delivers a fresh new sound, catchy guitar riffs, awesome bass lines, grim rocking drums and some charming throat vocals (actually a lot) Every song is just fucking awesome, catchy as hell, i just want to get in my hearse and turn this album up loud as fuck. Beware people, a haunting zombie hearse is coming your way, with big coffin speakers on the roof...  Is hard to find a album with all songs being good.... this is one of them.

This is their BEST album so far, i'm really digging this album to the MAX. Calabrese will always be the best top HORROR rock band out there...

Get a copy and turn up the speakers.

Wait..... no more songs? bummer.

Highlights on the album: All of them, but my favorites: Coffin Ruins, The Man Who Lived Twice, The Dead Don't Rise.

mai 15, 2012


Again, another documentary movie.

South Korea has jumped on the hand held/documentary genre and trying hardly to copy the same success as "The Blair Witch Project" "Paranormal Activity" and many more. Too bad, they fail.

Lately over the past years we have seen a lot of these "found footage" movies, and i haven't seen any good since "Paranormal Activity" I was really disappointed with this movie, not only did they fail with the scaring part, but the movie was too long. I never got really scared cause most of the time there was just walking around and talking. We actually don't see any ghost's or shadows, the only thing that scares you is the screaming and the heavy breathing from the actually actors, which is not scary either. Hate to say it, but this movie fails big time. I recommend watch the last 20 minutes if you want to see some scary stuff, because this movie is very slow and long.

"Over the past 42 years, six people have gone missing, eight people have died "accidently" and eleven cases of murder have occurred in a deserted house. 3 members of an abandoned house exploring club and 3 staff members of a broadcasting company go into the deserted house. All of them disappear"

mai 09, 2012


Another Amityville horror movie?

Yeah, it's true, we have another Amityville Horror movie. This is the 10th movie in the series. The movie is claimed to be an actual found footage that somehow documents the horrifying experiences of a new family that moves into the house. Looks like everyone that moves into this house is being haunted by the paranormal, can't they just tell people about what's going on in this house before they put it up for sale all the time? Guess not. 

I love the story about the Amityville horror, and i think it's a disturbing story, but haven't we seen to many movies about the Amityville house? Looks like they tried to go a different way with this movie, including the found footage variant. Like we never seen any movies going in that direction. To name a few "The Blair witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Paranormal Entity, The Last Exorcism and many more.

"The movie starts with a bunch of teenagers that breaks into the Amityville house, trying to investigate the house, and yes they are filming everything. After a few  minutes we see a couple having sex. Wow, how inconvenient, it then cuts to some other teenagers who also are about to have sex, but they get interrupted by a sound, then the camera guy get's attack and blood spills all over the floor before it goes black. We then cut to the Benson family who moves into the house. Tyler Benson, a teenage boy, uses his camcorder to record the experiences of himself, his two sisters and parents at the house, and some of the story is also told through CCTV camera footage, after cameras are installed in the house. Various unexplained events occur, culminating in the deaths of all of the members of the Benson family."
Overall, I don't mind these kind of movies, but it's been done so many times. Probably a reason why it was released straight to video. 

mai 08, 2012


Hello Zombies.

Welcome to the Serial killer special.

Today we talk about the famous Ed Gein. Ed Gein influenced many horror movies such as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" "Psycho" and "The Silence Of The Lambs"

Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein born August 27, 1906 – July 26, 1984) was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein hadexhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. After police found body parts in his house in 1957, Gein confessed to killing two women: tavern owner Mary Hogan, in 1954; and a Plainfield hardware store owner, Bernice Worden, in 1957.
Initially found unfit to stand trial, following confinement in a mental health facility he was tried in 1968 for the murder of Worden and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he spent in a mental hospital. The body of Bernice Worden was found in Gein's shed; her head and the head of Mary Hogan were found inside his house. Robert H. Gollmar, the judge in the Gein case, wrote: "Due to prohibitive costs, Gein was tried for only one murder — that of Mrs. Worden." With fewer than three murders attributed to him, Gein does not meet the traditional definition of a serial killer.