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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

IN CONCERT: NITZER EBB AT THE MOD CLUB IN TORONTO

Posted in Music with tags , , on December 3, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy. Photo: Roula Colettas

Showtime indeed!

English EBM legends Nitzer Ebb (singer Douglas McCarthy, programmer/singer Bon Harris and touring drummer Jason Payne) returned to Toronto Tuesday night after a long absence, dusting off old classics and previewing material from their forthcoming Industrial Complex record. The prospect was exciting and cringe-inducing at the same time: Nitzer`s live shows are legendary for their physicality, with Harris and McCarthy usually going topless much of the time. Twenty-two years after the release of their first album, 1987`s That Total Age, would we be faced with the prospect of a flabby NE, shouting about `muscle and hate`and `youth`?

Those admittedly superficial concerns were wiped away when the band — fit and stylishly dressed — took the stage. Harris, the sound designer who programmed the classic NE sound and went on to work with Smashing Pumpkins in the studio, mostly stayed in place, triggering loops and beats, exhorting the crowd to dance. But all eyes fell to McCarthy, 42, who took to the stage in a slick black suit and tie combo. Still lean, still endlessly energetic, the sunglassed singer stalked back and forth, indulging in that trademark swagger/stagger of his, shaming those of us in the audience who found it difficult to dance in the heat generated by the near-capacity audience.

Bon and Douglas

Taking advantage of the enthusiasm of the crowd — which consisted of both older fans and young rivetheads & Goths of both genders — the band launched with a new song, Promises, before segueing into the classic Let Your Body Learn. Thus went the night: introducing new songs, like the sexually charged Down On Your Knees and Payroll, then making sure crowd enthusiasm never diminished by resorting to much-loved tracks like Lightning Man and Control (I`m Here).

While Nitzer Ebb has not been as productive as contemporaries Depeche Mode (with whom they toured in the Eighties and for whom they will be opening again in Europe early in 2010), it`s obvious that McCarthy and Harris still take their craft seriously. They also still have the vigour and energy necessary to keep them dancing and shouting through to the one-two punch of the encore of Getting Closer and I Give To You, which saw Harris getting out from behind his xylophone-style keyboards and pacing the stage with McCarthy, trading off tag-team vocals with his singer, who had by now doffed both jacket and shirt, to the delight of many.

A final massive burst of applause and hollering led to McCarthy thanking us and promising to see us next time. Hopefully that is a promise they will be able to keep.

HALLOWEEN MARKET IN TORONTO: BAZAAR OF THE BIZARRE!

Posted in Halloween, News with tags , , on October 20, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

bazaar

Date:
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Time:
11:00am – 7:00pm
Location:
Pia Bouman school of dance
Street:
6 Noble Street
City/Town:
Toronto, ON
Plastik Wrap is pleased to announce, that they are taking over the organization of “The Bazaar of the Bizarre 2009″ from The Royal Sarcophagus Society.
RSS will be working with them to insure a smooth transition.
They thank them for all of their support and input.

http://thebazaarofthebizarre.org/

If you have not been a part of the last bazaar and do not know what to expect…it is a Halloween Marketplace!

Artists, clothing designers, craft-folk, publishers and other independent makers of all things exotic, whimsical and macabre are encouraged to join us for this eccentric emporium of curious crafts, to be held Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 6 Noble Street (Queen West of Dufferin).

We are quite excited about it being THE Halloween shopping destination.

Bizarre Vendors:

* Baby’s First BOO!
* Batwings & Battleaxes
* Beat Black
* Bibelot Forest
* Biomechanical Candy
* Bird at the Window
* BitchCraft
* Burning Effigy Press
* ChiZine Publications
* Creepy Christine
* Cristina Campolieto
* Curious Oddities
* Dirty Little Secrets
* Eden Bachelder Fine Art and Illustration
* Edenwool
* Freya’s Braids Handcrafted Jewelry
* Joey Suriano
* Kaotic Ekko’s Curiosities
* Magda Trzaski
* Monster Kookies
* Monster Muffin
* My Ghoul Friday
* neatTreats
* Plague Doctor Apparel
* Plastik Wrap
* Random Pretty Things
* Retro G Couture
* Sci Feye Candy
* Sew Scary
* She’s Batty Designs
* Sick On Sin
* Sword in the Stone Crafts
* The Gnarled Branch
* The Royal Sarcophagus Society
* To Die For Designs
* Undeadclothingco
* Valkyria Art & Jewellery
* Victorian Charm Jewelry
* vintagelove
* WORN Fashion Journal

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY OPENING IN TORONTO THIS FRIDAY!

Posted in Movies with tags , , on October 6, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

paranormal

 

 PRESS RELEASE:

The fans have DEMANDED IT and now Toronto will be opening PARANORMAL ACTIVITY this Friday October 9th .    

 

Exclusively at AMC YONGE & DUNDAS Midnight screenings only starting Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 11.

  

WE HEARD YOU!!

 

Thrilled by the growing fan demand and sold-out shows for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY across the country,

Paramount is dedicated to YOU in bringing the film to its growing audience.

 

We are committed to releasing the film nationwide in every city, big or small, as soon as 1 MILLION demands are reached.

 

In addition, one lucky fan will be selected from the list of many demanding the film to receive a VIP screening of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

in their home town with the film’s director/writer/producer Oren Peli.

 

The 12 new markets where the film will open this weekend due to your demands so far at www.Eventful.com/ParanormalActivity are:

Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, El Paso, Hampton Roads metro area, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Toronto.

 

College students represented an overwhelmingly large percentage of the film’s online demands.

In response, Paranormal Activity will open at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a special thank you to the college audience.

 

For a list of theaters playing PARANORMAL ACTIVITY visit the official site at http://www.ParanormalMovie.com

 

Thank YOU for the continued support – your voice is being heard!

 

Every demand counts in releasing PARANORMAL ACTIVITY nationwide.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY not playing in your area?

DEMAND IT!  Bring it to your city by reaching the 1 MILLION demands mark.

 

www.Eventful.com/ParanormalActivity

  

Help us hit 1 Million Demands: www.Eventful.com/ParanormalActivity

Become a Fan on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ParanormalActivity

Grab content from the film: www.Paramount.com/webmaster

Follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/TweetYourScream

Visit the official site: www.ParanormalMovie.com

 

 

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