Archive for May, 2011

RAUCOUS ROCKABILLY: HANK III TEARS UP AUSTIN’S REVIVAL FEST

Posted in Beauty, Concerts, Events, Festivals, Music with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Apologies, fiends, for the lack of updates. The DLB has just returned from a vacation to Hell’s awesomest half-acre: Austin, Texas. But while I was there I was able to scare up a few stand-out stories which will be revealed over the coming week. First up, a bit of musical mayhem from this past weekend’s Revival Fest, a raucous gathering of tattooed pin-up queens, gruesome greasers, and all manner of Texas-sized fun — all in celebration of that particular musical mutt known as rockabilly. Close to the top of the bill was Hank III, i.e. lonesome country king Hank Williams’ grandkid. Hank serves up his country through a filter of punk and metal. Here he is playing “Tore Up & Loud.”

SINISTER CINEMA: “MOTHER’S DAY” PLAYS RUE MORGUE’S CINEMACABRE TONIGHT!

Posted in Events, Gore, Movies, News, Rue Morgue, Violence with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Rue Morgue Magazine‘s monthly movie night happens again this evening, with the Charles Kaufman camp classic Mother’s Day (1980) screening at 9:30 at The Bloor Cinema. Mother’s Day, the tale of two backwoods brothers who torment a trio of city girls at the behest of their momma, was reviled in its time for its exploitative nudity and violence, and we can’t blame the protestors as the sleaze is pretty thick. Feel free to bring your own bar of soap.

ROB ZOMBIE, PART 2: ROB TALKS ABOUT “THE LORDS OF SALEM”

Posted in Gore, Heavy Metal, Interviews, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

In Part 2 of my interview with Rob Zombie, Rob discusses working with FX wizard Wayne Toth on his upcoming film The Lords of Salem and the film’s origins.

You’ll be filming Lords of Salem soon, and Wayne Toth, who worked on both Halloween films and House of 1000 Corpses, is doing your FX on that show. Can we expect some sick practical effects work?

Yeah, Wayne’s already started working. There’s a lot of effects so there’s a very long lead time so he started way ahead of everybody else. Yeah, he’s come up with some crazy shit, man, I’ll tell you that much.

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EXCLUSIVE! ROB ZOMBIE TALKS NEW TOUR + DRUMMER

Posted in Concerts, Devils, Gore, Halloween, Heavy Metal, Interviews, Movies, Music, News, Serial Killers, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB recently spoke with multitasking mad man Rob Zombie about numerous subjects, including his upcoming summer tour, new drummer Ginger Fish, working with friend and comedian Tom Papa, and his next film, The Lords of Salem. Here is is updating us on the tour and Fish. Look for more Part 2 of our conversation soon.

You’re touring Europe soon and then North America with Slayer and Exodus. Is that the best way to spend the summer?

Well, I don’t know if it’s the best way, but it seems to be the only way. That’s the way every summer seems to pan out. Last summer I spent all summer touring with Korn on the Mayhem Tour so I guess it wouldn’t be a summer if I wasn’t losing some hearing.

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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

MOVIE REVIEW: “THOR”

Posted in Comics, Movies, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

THOR

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Written by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Dan Payne

Paramount Pictures

My experience with Thor comics growing up was minimal. If it wasn’t Spider-Man or Batman, forget it. So my expectations for a Thor movie were modest, although the pre-release images were great and I trusted director Kenneth Branagh to deliver a fun film with at least some ambition towards Shakespearean gravitas. Fortunately that is exactly the tone Branagh, best known for his films of “Henry V” and “Hamlet,” was going for.

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COMBICHRIST OPENING FOR RAMMSTEIN IN TORONTO, NSFW VIDEO

Posted in Concerts, Goth, Music, News, Sex, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Andy LaPlegua brings his aggro-electric act Combichrist to Toronto this weekend (May 8) in a sure-to-be-killer show opening for Rammstein at the Air Canada Centre. (For anyone unfamiliar with the band’s aggressively entertaining live act, check out this DLB-shot footage of \”Fuck That Shit\”  from their Toronto show this past fall.

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