Saturday, June 11, 2011

Justin Brock-Jones "Valley Falls"

Hailing from a decidedly non-metropolitan part of Illinois, writer (and longtime Goatsden friend) Justin Brock-Jones has been honing his literary craft for some years now. As evidenced by his appearance in the fine 2009 horror/zombie anthology, "The Anthology Of The Living Dead" (which, by the way, featured a foreword by the immortal Forrest J. Ackerman), he's ready to embark on his first full-length novel.

"Valley Falls" is just that. It's a tale that involves, according to the press info, a journalism student who uncovers a mysterious small mining town overrun by vampires. I'd expect drama, plenty of blood, sex, and all the things that make vampires (and horror in general) so appealing.

Check out further info here:

Createspace page

Amazon page

Monday, June 6, 2011

Decree - "Fateless" CD

Every few years, Vancouver electronic producer Chris Peterson (known for his work with Front Line Assembly) gathers some friends and unleashes his heavier, denser, and blacker industrial and noise work as Decree. "Fateless" is the band's third release, and it opens with the bleakly majestic "Finite Years", marrying thunderous martial drums with maniacal declarations and grinding guitars. "The Prey" is a slow-churn descent into a nihilistic abyss. "Bloodthirst" is another intense blast of dynamic Sturm-und-Drang that's as orchestral as it is feral. "Night And Fog" is blistering, paranoid noise that would be amazing in a horror film. "Faded Glory" ends it all with a 7-minute torrent of overloaded rhythms, noise, densely-mixed grind, and shouted vox. Intimidating? Yes. Powerful? Certainly. Cleansing? Definitely. Decree are a powerhouse that mops the floor with all the dance-club bands masquerading as "industrial". (Artoffact Records)

Decree official site