Friday, May 18, 2007

Welcome to the Creature Feature show!

Please introduce yourself to our readers

- We Are CREATURE FEATURE, A Two-Fiend Band
From Lost Angeles, California.
My Name Is Curtis Rx, I Play Guitar And Sing,
This Is Erik X, He Plays The Synth And Sampler.

Creature Feature, what is it? a band, ghouls on a mission?

- Both Actually, We Are A Two Composers That Decided
To Make A Band For Those People
Who Wished Halloween Would Last 365 Days Year,
But We Are Also On A Mission To Create
Our Own Unique Little Universe
And The Music In A Ghastly Invitation Into It.

Your music has a very unique sound, a mix between
horror soundtrack and
music that is played in background
of a funeral service house, how
would you describe

- Yeah, That's Basically It, A Cross Between Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasty
Movie Film Scores, Halloween, Cartoon Chase Scenes, And
Vintage Arcade Games. A Guess A Simple Description
Would Be Halloween Horror Music For Delightfully Twisted Minds.
We Want Our Music To Pull You Into Our World And Make
You Envision A Film That Doesn't Exist, But Should.

"The Greatest Show Unearthed" is the title of your debut album,
it includes tracks such as "Aim to the head" , "Buried Alive"
and "A Corpse in my bed" Share some details about this Cd.

- This CD Is A Melting Pot Or All Of Our Childhood Memories,
It's Filled With Dancing Skeletons, Radioactive Overgrown Insects,
Evil Carnivals,Alien Body Snatchers, Netherword Monsters,
Talking Pumpkins, Mouldering Corpses, And Flesh-Eating Ghouls.
A Few Of The Songs Are Inspired By Famous Artists And Writers,
The Song "Buried Alive" Is About The Twisted Life Or
Mr. Edgar Allen Poe, The Song "The Greatest Show Unearthed"
Is Filled With Themes From Ray Bradbury's Writings.

We Also Have A Song Entitled "A Gorey Demise" Which Is A Retelling
Of Edward Gorey's "The Ghastlycrumb Tinnies"
Using Alot Of Our Friends Names And Describing The Way They Will
Most Likely Meet Their Untimely Demise.

From music to movies, you also have your own
film production company
called "Last Man On Earth Productions",
what made you form it?

- Ever Since I First Got A Camcorder,
I've Been Making Cheesy Short Horror Films,
Comedy Sketches, And Kung-Fu Movies.
Most Of My Life Has Revolved Around Movies
And "Last Man On Earth Productions" Is The
Next Phase. You've Heard Our Music And
We've Given You A Glimpse Into Our World,
Pretty Soon You'll Be Able To Watch It
On The Screen Too.

I got this statement from last man on earth productions myspace site "We Intend to give you that feeling again.",
I support this 100% but
it´s a really difficult task,
how do you plan to proceed?

- It Seems Like A Hard Task, But It All Comes Down
To Your Inner Child. We Want To Make The Kind
Of Movies We Grew Up On Because Very Few
People Are Making Them Anymore.
The Way Most People Fail, Is That They Either Give Up Too Quickly,
Allow Their Inner Child To Whither Up And Die, Or Rely More On
What's Marketable And Guaranteed To Bring In The Big Bucks.

Let´s talk about favourites, name your top3 directors and why?

1) Sam Raimi Because The Entire Evil Dead Trilogy Is Pure Genius.
Evil Dead II Is One Of The Greatest Movie Of All Time. Without Sam
Raimi And Bruce Campbell, This World Would Be A Dire Place Indeed.

2) Peter Jackson Because With A Cheap 16mm Bolex Film Camera,
Ingenuity, And Four Years Of His Life, He Created "Bad Taste" Then
Reinvented The Zombie Genre With "Dead Alive".

3) George Romero. We Can Sum Up Why In One Word "ZOMBIES".

One thing I don´t get is that today, mainstream horror movie
have huge budjects and still they are able to screw
it up and make
really bad movies, why do you think this is?
Is there hope for the
horror gengre to survive?

- It Comes Down To Alot Of Things, First Of All No More
Re-makes, Instead Of Rehashing And Desecrating Old Classics
There Needs To Be More Emphasis On Fresh Unique Ideas.
The Best Horror Films Are Made By Those Directors Who Truly
Love The Horror Genre And They Should Not Be Made Solely
For Their Box Office Weekend Totals.

We Can Always Count On The Horror Genre Surviving,
It Works In Waves. The Pond Lies Stagnant For Awhile
Until An New Unstoppable Monster Emerges From
The Surface Just Like "Night Of The Living Dead",
"Texas ChainsawMassacre", "Evil Dead", "Dead-Alive", Etc.

Returning to music, I´ve noticed that you have all kinds of
competitions to your fiends, do you think it´s important to interact
with the fans and keep them interested?

- Of Course, It Is The Most Important Aspect Of
"Creature Feature", Without Our Fans Our Music
Would Have Never Left The Garage And We
Would Be Working At A Movie Theatre Instead.
We Run Our Various Contests Because We Want
All Our Fans To Be Artistically Involved With "Creature Feature",
We Also Run Our Own Website And Myspace Page Still.
There Is No Wall Between Us And Our Fans,
We Are Always Just An E-mail Away.

What is the direction you want to take Creature Feature in the future?

- We Have Alot Of Crazy Things Planned For
"Creature Feature" This Year.
We Will Be Filming A Video For Each Of The
Songs Off The Album And Compiling
A Bunch Of Cool Content To Go On A DVD Later This Year. We
Are Booking Our US Tour For October, So We Can Take The Halloween Show
On The Road. We Also Have A Few Scripts Written And We Are Just
Trying To Secure Financing For The First "Creature Feature" Full
Length Feature Film.

One last question, about the lyrics behind "A Gorey Demise" in
alphabetical order you go through some harsh destinys,
do these base
on reality or what is the deal.

- Those Deaths Are Pulled From Alot Of Places.
Some Of The Names Are Actual Friends Of Ours
And It Was Fun Writing Their Deaths For Them,
Others Come From Some Film Ideas And Stories We Have,
A Few Come From The History Books,
"T Is For Tori Who Froze In The Snow" Was Inspired
By The Donner Party.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Returning from the grave with EERiE Ln

Hello Boo, you have some exciting news to all horrorpunk fans!

- The Dallas/Ft.Worth Texas splatter metal,
thrash bastards are back.
EERiE Ln. has risen from the depths,
re-formed and is ready to get back
into the HORROR biz.

What is the current line-up?

- Me of course, on vocals, DEAD Lee on drums,
Edd Munster on guitars, and Sinister Hallows on bass.
There's been talk of possibly adding a rhythm
guitarist to thicken up the live sound and
free Edd up for solo work, but nothing has
been decided in that direction as of yet.
To early in the game to say.

What was the reason behind this comeback?

- Boredom. I'm tired of sitting on my ass at home playing video games
and reading comics. I need something to fuckin' do.
At first my hiatus from music was nice and relaxing.
The break was also very, very necessary for me to regain
my center as an individual and re-aquaint myself with
a bitch called reality. I now know music is in my blood
and there's no use fighting it.

I think the other guys feel the same.
Lee did some drum work briefly with his old band Alex Can't Sleep,
and Edd bopped around jamming here and there in Waco,
but for the most part all 3 of them have been on vacation
far longer than I. We're all on the same page.
Time to dust off the equipment and raise some HELL.

What were the main reasons behind the break-up of The Horrifics?

- I had alot of fun doing the HORRiFiCS but for some reason
it just never felt right down deep.
Our drummer and I were at odds every step of the way.
That got old and started to kill the vibe for me.
Our guitarist PHiBES ran into some personal issues he needed
time to take care of and requested time off from the band.

Next thing I knew our bassist Wretched did the same.
We started a mini-break and just never felt like getting
back together and doing it again. There's no hard feelings.
I speak with PHiBES on a weekly basis and hang out with
Wretched frequently. I teach them both the martial art
of Kenpo Karate. Wretched is a yellow belt and
PHiBES is an advanced white belt.

If I understood right, EERiE Ln. is recording some new material soon,
what can fans expect?

- We feel like we left the game with
unfinished business last time.
We're making a pact amongst ourselves
to put out the ultimate EERiE Ln.
album to date. We hadn't even
reached our full potential
when we called it a day last time.
As far as the music itself goes,
keep an open mind.

There's absolutely no telling what the 4 of us
will come up with when we lock ourselves
away in the garage with a case of beer
and the intent to kill.
We all like heavy and fast so those
elements will definitely be there.
I know that Edd and I are eager to write some slow, sludgey,
somber, spooky ditties as well.

It'll be interesting to say the least.
A real witch's brew of different things. 100% all EViL.

Are you excited about getting on the road again?

- I'm very excited about playing out of town again.
That's my favorite part of the live aspect of band life.
It's always great to go somewere new and meet cool new folks.

There are alot of horror bands out there, what makes you
stand out from all of them?

- To put it bluntly we're EERiE Ln. and they're not.
We don't adhere to scene standards and politics.
Never have and never will. We're here to be the best EERiE Ln.
we can be not to be the next Misfits or whatever.
The proof is in the music. And this statement is not to say that
I don't enjoy a bunch of the horror bands out there,
I most certainly do, it's just to say that our path is a
different one from theirs.

Let's talk about song writing, does the whole band get involved
or are you the brains behind the music?

- We write songs as a full unit. Usually Sinister or
Edd will bring a riff to practice and then we all get
to work on fleshing out the idea.
Every now and then Edd or Sinister will bring a full song to practice
in which case we all just tweak it out a bit just to add a
little of all of our personalities to the mix.

I've even been known to hum ideas to them so they can translate
it on their instruments or pick up a bass myself and
plink something out. I write all of the lyrics.
Edd sometimes helps me with finding the proper vocal harmonies.
It's a team effort indeed.

Is it true that your name is kind of honouring towards Eerie Von?

- Yes. That is true. I have had the good fortune of
being pals with Eerie Von
from Samhain/Danzig for over 10 years now.
He's a really cool cat with alot to say and
a source of advice and inspiration
to me and my bandmates.

To the future, besides recording new material and touring again,
what is next? Are you here to stay?

- The future is a very hard thing to predict.
We're here now and considering that the past no
longer exists and the future hasn't happened yet,
then the now is all we have. :) Can you dig it?

Send your greetings to our readers!

- We're back with MURDER on our minds!
Stop by and check us out again or for the first time at the following...
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THANX for the interview and THANX to everyone
for the years of dedicated support! CHEERZ!!!

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

EERiE Ln rises from the grave

Like an ancient creature that has been lurking
in the shadows for sometime. Waiting for
the perfect moment to strike back.
EERiE Ln has risen from the grave!
2007 is the year of their comeback.

For those who don´t know EERiE Ln,
they are no strangers to the fields of horror.
They were originally formed in 1994
and disbanned in 2004.
Howling from Ft.Worth, Texas they are
better than ever!

Stay tuned for more news and treats!