Kammarheit - "I Found It Weeping In The Field"

Another Saturday night, spinning some dark ambient and working on some "Halloween stuff." I always gravitate back to Sweden's Kammarheit, as there is a subtle beauty to the rich, layered tracks he produces, always giving me an oddly warm feeling of a cold, dark autumn night. His latest release, Kollektionen, is a collection of tracks from various compilations, his split LP with Phelios, and a live bonus track. Like his other releases, this one has been on constant rotation, with the standout track being, "I Found It Weeping In The Field". So many of his releases could be used so effectively in a haunt setting...

Pick it up here.

Stranger Things Season 2 Super Bowl Ad

I didn't watch any of the Super Bowl, but I knew that there would be a teaser for Stranger Things Season 2 during one of the commercial breaks. Just bummed that we have to wait until Halloween for the start of it... But Dustin in a Ghostbusters costume is pretty rad!

And now we wait.

Haunters Hangout Season 5 Starts Next Week

Mark your calendars, fellow haunters! The new season of everyone's favorite haunt related YouTube show, Haunters Hangout, returns next Thursday! Check out the two hour live show every Thursday night at 9:00 pm. It's always a blast, complete with informative home and pro haunter interviews, realtime chat, loads of prizes and other random madness and mischief. See you there!

Monster Lab Series by Distortions Unlimited

Ever since watching the "Making Monsters" series on the Travel Channel, I have been a fan of Ed Edmunds and the work he has done at Distortions Unlimited. I have always been a Halloween mask fan too, but his show really got me to thinking about actually trying my hand at sculpting my own mask (just for fun, of course!).

So last week was a slow week at work, and I had some time to explore the web (just don't tell my boss), discovering Distortions' "Monster Lab" YouTube series. What a find! A detailed tutorial series wonderfully punctuated with Edmunds' (and a few other DU employees and sculptors) sense of humor. As I quickly got to episode 9, I took special note. A full series on how to sculpt, cast and paint your own Halloween mask. It was like he made the episodes just for me. I'm finishing up the current episode now and have taken some notes. And I think it's going to be a lot of fun to dive in and just do it. No guarantees, as my sculpting talents are as of yet undiscovered, but what the hell! I think this might be a whole lot of fun! I'll keep you posted as I continue along with this!!

Cthulhu - A Cryo Chamber Collaboration

A texturally lush, layered landscape of Lovecraftian-inspired dark ambient audio, clocking in at over 80 minutes.

From the Cryo Chamber Bandcamp page:

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
- H.P. Lovecraft

Arguably the largest Dark Ambient project to date, the Cthulhu album is a collaboration between 12 artists who all worked together to pay tribute not only to Lovecraft, but to what lurks beyond our colorful illusion.

All sounds created by:
Alt3r3d Stat3
Aseptic Void
Atrium Carceri
Dark Matter
Sabled Sun

Night Birds - "Escape From New York"

I just caught wind of this one over at Blumhouse. Night Birds are a punk band that have been on my radar for a few years now, but this killer 2013 punk cover of the Carpenter classic is totally rad!

You are the Duke of New York. You're A number 1!