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EXCLUSIVE! RAMMSTEIN AND COMBICHRIST VIDEO

Posted in Concerts, Events, Goth, Heavy Metal, Music, Video with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Sunday night’s Rammstein show at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre was much anticipated by the city’s — and likely the province’s given the out-of-town element — goth, industrial, rock and metal community. So much so that the entire venue was sold out. Superlatives fail to capture the scale of the production — which included, of course, tons of pyro, costume changes, props and much abuse of keyboardist Flake — so let’s show you a little of what went on. While security was strict about filming, we managed to capture a portion of the band’s performance of “Haifisch,” specifically the middle section where Flake wades out into the crowd on a raft.

Opening act Combichrist, who have added a tall, thin guitarist since their last appearance in Toronto last fall, put on a similarly spectacular show, even if they didn’t have as extensive a light show as they did during their headlining run. Here is the band performing “Follow the Trail of Blood” before security rushes in to shout “No filming!”

Rating: 5/5

MACABRE MUSIC: SOUNDGAZER LIVE

Posted in Events, Music, Video with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB left his warren last night to check out Toronto synth-rock act Soundgazer’s gig at Velvet Underground. The band expanded to a four-piece for the evening to play tracks off their new album Inner Speech. Here are a couple of samples of what you missed:

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DVD REVIEW: “RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERMATH”

Posted in DVD, Gore, Monsters, Movies, Reviews, Violence, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

 

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Shawn Roberts

Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

If you’ve followed the Resident Evil movie franchise this far, odds are you have accepted the fact that they value action over horror, are not terribly well-written and don’t religiously follow the video game series that inspired them. With those expectations in mind, Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth live-action RE film, boasts some astonishing set pieces, impressive visual effects and a wholly ridiculous story.

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GRUESOME GIGS: GARY NUMAN LIVE IN TORONTO

Posted in Concerts, Events, Goth, Music with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

GARY NUMAN

The Opera House

Toronto ON

Oct. 24

Any worries that Gary Numan’s status in North America as a one-hit wonder would mean that no one would turn up to The Opera House to see the synth-pop icon and his band perform his seminal 1979 album The Pleasure Principle were pushed aside when the “Sold Out” sign was spotted on the east end Toronto venue’s door.

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PUTRID PIX: THE TORONTO “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” PREMIERE

Posted in Events, Monsters, Movies with tags , , on April 30, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Some photos from the Toronto premiere of A Nightmare on Elm Street (courtesy of Warner Bros.) to get you in the mood:


TORONTO 1-YR ANNIVERSARY OF REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA SHADOW CAST THIS FRIDAY! DIRECTOR PRESENT!

Posted in Events, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

"Graverobber, Graverobber..."

Perhaps not unexpectedly, the cult of director Darren Lynn Bousman’s oddball Goth rock opera Repo! The Genetic Opera — the one that co-starred Paris Hilton, Skinny Puppy’s Ogre and Buff’y‘s Anthony Stewart Head — continues to thrive, with multiple “shadow casts” (who, Rocky Horror Picture-style, act out the on-screen action live and in costume) popping up across North America in the wake of its release back in the fall of ’08. Toronto’s company, the “Repo! Shadow Cats,” are celebrating their one-year anniversary this Friday, Jan. 22, at The Bloor Theatre with a special Repo burlesque show “where all your favourite Repo characters will be stripping down” apparently. Largo, too?

Bousman will be there and The Dark Lord Bunnykins is trying to wrangle the man into an on-camera interview to discuss the Repo! phenomenon yet again. We’ll also ask about his upcoming re-imagining of the Troma “classic” Mother’s Day, his recent wedding, and his thoughts on that other organ repossession film coming out this spring, Repo Men.

So come out to the Bloor to “celebrate one year of organ reposessions, blood, boobs and dirty humour.”

More details are available on the Shadow Cats’ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=226738229135&index=1.

See you at the opera!

NEWS: 3 MORE WEEKS OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL IN TORONTO!

Posted in Events, News with tags , on December 11, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

Having seen it in previews, the DLB recommends this The Toxic Avenger Musical.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll vomit…

PRESS RELEASE:

You’re not going to find a more screamingly funny quintet on a Toronto stage

than the five super-talented performers in The Toxic Avenger.” Toronto Star

Final Three Weeks to Laugh Your Head Off!

THE TOXIC AVENGER

On Sale through to January 2, 2010 Only!

Dancap Productions Inc., announced today that tickets to THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL, on stage now at The Music Hall, will be available for performances through to January 2, 2010 only.
THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is based on the Lloyd Kauffman cult-movie The Toxic Avenger, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Memphis) and music and lyrics by David Bryan, (Memphis, keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi).

THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando (Urinetown) and stars Dora Award-winner Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!), Brittany Gray, Daren A. Herbert, Jamie McKnight, and Evan Alexander Smith as Melvin Ferd III and Toxie (Toxic Avenger).

“Our Canadian production of The Toxic Avenger is a first class musical” said Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions, “and we are extremely proud of having created this opportunity to showcase an incredibly talented group of performers, musicians and production personnel from across the country. Looking to the future, Dancap is committed to working towards producing more Canadian-based theatrical productions.”

THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL began performances on October 20, with opening night on Halloween, October 31, 2009.  The final performance will be on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8pm.

Don’t miss the final opportunity to experience “pure tongue-in-cheek musical heaven” (The Globe and Mail).

Dancap Productions Inc. presents

THE TOXIC AVENGER

The Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue (at Broadview Avenue)

On sale for performances through to January 2, 2010 only

Performance Schedule Week One:

Tuesday, December 15 – Saturday, December 19 @ 8pm

Wednesday @ 2pm, Saturday @ 3pm

Performance Schedule Week Two:

Tuesday, December 22 @ 8pm

Wednesday, December 23 and Saturday, December 26 @ 3pm and 8pm

Thursday, December 24 @ 2pm

Performance Schedule Week Three:

Tuesday, December 29 and Wednesday, December 30 @ 8pm

Thursday, December 31 @ 3pm and 8pm

Saturday, January 2 @ 3pm and 8pm

Tickets range from $20.00 to $41.50, and can be purchased online at http://www.ToxicAvengerToronto.com

by calling 416.644.3665 (toll free 1.866.950.7469) or in person at the box office

http://www.ToxicAvengerToronto.com

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