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INTERVIEW: Carnival Zombie Co-Creator Matteo Santus

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by: TJ Fowler

Foreword:  A few years back I caught wind of a little game coming out of Italy based of a Zombie Apocalypse rising out of the watery canals of the sinking city of Venice during Carnival.  As I looked more into this game I knew I had to have it and was finally able to track it down in Germany and through various connections was finally able to get it to me in Finland.  After having played the game many times with friends and dying at the hands of countless zombie hordes in Carnival masks, I have come to the conclusion that Carnival Zombie is not only a very fun game to play with friends but also a very challenging and not one you will ‘win’ very often but it is a game you will come back to over and over.  With great art, a unique aesthetic and cultural appeal Carnival Zombie is a game that every board game fan should own.  The 1st edition sold out fast but speaking to one of the game creators, Matteo Santus, in my interview below you can read about plans rising from the dark lagoons in Italy for a 2nd Edition and you can help summon the great dead Leviathan once again through some ritual called Kickstarter… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Carnival Zombie Co-Creator Matteo Santus

Video Review: Eldritch Horror Board Game

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I review Fantasy Flight’s latest game that delves into the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Is it fun? Is it crap? Is it worth your time?
Watch and find out!
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ROB ZOMBIE: ‘Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown’ Video Released

The official video for “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown”, the first single from Rob Zombie‘s eagerly awaited new album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, can be seen below. Zombie himself directed the clip, which is described by the rocker as “pretty fucking cool.’ He adds: “For all of you hoping for an old-school, weirdo-style Zombie video… well, you are gonna get it. Big time!”

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” will be released on April 23 on Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Asked what the story is behing the album’s title, Rob told Revolver magazine: “There’s no real story behind it. I just thought of it one day. With every album I’ve ever made, we’ll get it basically one hundred percent done and everyone will go, ‘OK, what’s the title?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know what the fuckin’ title is yet. It hasn’t hit me.’ And then one day I’ll just blurt out, ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1!’ or ‘Hellbilly Deluxe!’ It’s the same with this one. I have it written down somewhere, but I don’t remember doing it.”

He added: “Truthfully, the whole record was conceived as a concept album. But I’m not really selling it that way. I was getting obsessed watching things like ‘Tommy’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Quadrophenia’, where you have a movie to go with the album and it’s a whole big concept. So I thought I’d write this album with that in mind: That maybe one day — it could be a year, it could be 10 years — I could turn the concept of this record into a movie. That being said, nothing about the concept of the record will make any sense to anyone until it’s a movie. The band doesn’t even know the storyline. No one does, except me. But I won’t discuss it because it’ll all make sense someday. Or it won’t. [laughs] lt doesn’t matter. The songs work fine even if you don’t know the concept.”

Regarding his decision to include a a heavy-duty cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD‘s “We’re An American Band” on “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, Rob said: “I’ve never recorded a cover song as a solo artist, and I only recorded a few with WHITE ZOMBIE [KISS‘God Of Thunder’, BLACK SABBATH‘s ‘Children Of The Grave’ and KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND‘s ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’]. But you always wanna add new songs into your live show, so [Zombie’s guitarist] John 5 and I would always sit in the back of the bus listening to stuff we could cover, but it was always like, ‘Nah, that one’s not right.’ Cover songs are tricky. You gotta find just the right one. ‘We’re An American Band’ hit us because it just felt so much like our life. We’re a quintessential American band — everything that’s right or wrong in Americana in one band. It wasn’t like we were trying to say anything deep or meaningful. [laughs] It was just like, ‘Yeah, we’re in a rock band. Fuck you — it’s awesome.'”

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” track listing:

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio what goals he set for himself in making the new album. “I wanted someone to hear it and go, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard that before,'” he said. “I wanted it to be just different. We really went out of our way with the sounds, so every song has a very different sound, a very different guitar sound, drum sound, just everything, where the sound, the actual sound becomes very important. You know, after all these years you want to still try to feel that you can break through new, creative areas in your own mind, and that’s really what we’re just trying to do, you know.”

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I’m not quite sure how genuine a “camping” horror movie scenario will play out in downtown L.A., but regardless, this still sounds like a hell of a good time. Continue reading Who wants to go to a Horror Slumber Camp!!!! Click here!

ROB ZOMBIE’s ‘The Lords Of Salem’ Film: New Clip Posted Online

An exclusive clip from Rob Zombie‘s upcoming film, “The Lords Of Salem”, can be seen at USAToday.com.

Zombie recently revealed the track list for the soundtrack of “The Lords Of Salem” and it contains classic songs from THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, MANFRED MANN, Rick James and RUSH in addition to an original score by Zombie‘s guitarist John 5. Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio how he approached compiling the soundtrack. “I mean, I always like to find songs that can represent the film, so there’s at least one song in every movie that when you hear it, it brings back the imagery of the film,” he said. “In this movie, it was a VELVET UNDERGROUND song. I always want to try to find that piece of music early on, even in the writing process. For ‘Devil’s Rejects’, it was ‘Freebird’, strangely enough, and for the last movie it was ‘Nights In White Satin’. Sometimes you just hear a song and you go, ‘This song sounds like how I want the movie to feel.'”

The soundtrack includes MANFRED MANN‘s version of “Blinded By The Light”, Rick James“Give It To Me Baby”, RUSH‘s “The Spirit Of Radio” and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND‘s “Venus In Furs” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”.

“The Lords Of Salem” soundtrack arrives on April 16, a few days before the movie opens in limited release on April 19.

Zombie‘s own new album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, is due out on April 23 and contains songs such as first single “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”, “Lucifer Rising”, “The Girl Who Loved The Monsters” and “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures”, along with a cover of the GRAND FUNK RAILROAD hit “We’re An American Band”.

Zombie will also receive an honorary award at the upcoming Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on May 2.