Friday...


Only 267 days until Halloween...




Haunters Hangout Season 4 Starts Tonight!


It's time for the new season of Haunters Hangout! Get to your computer/phone/tablet/tv/other internets viewing machine at 9 tonight and hang out and chat live with featured haunters and friends on the Haunters Hangout YouTube channel. Season 4 looks like it is going to be a wild time! Every Thursday night. See you there!





Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri - "Onyx"


From Cryo Chamber:

From the Apocryphos, Kammarheit, Atrium Carceri collaboration album Onyx: https://cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/onyx

3 veteran producers in the genre, Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri, collaborate on this behemoth of an album. Each utilizing each others strengths to bring forth a dark and emotional ride through distant memories.

Onyx is a soundscape journey related to the reflection of dispirited memories and obscure sorrows felt by mankind. With the multitude of techniques used by each artist, it also reflects the rich history of the dark ambient genre and how it has progressed through the decades.

The signature analogue darkness of gargantuan caves of Kammarheit is combined with the sacral and emotional layering of Apocryphos and the rhythmical bass throbbing and isolated pianos of Atrium Carceri.

This album was created by cross linking 3 studios in Oregon (US), Pennsylvania (US) and UmeƄ (Sweden). It took over 3800 lines of studio notes to finalize the album.





John Carpenter's Lost Themes II


Pumpkinrot beat me to the punch on this one, but I still wanted to throw it out there. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the announcement of John Carpenter's Lost Themes II, the follow up to last year's incredible debut release of non-soundtrack musical scores.

Lost Themes II once again brings together the talents of Carpenter, his son Cody and his godson Daniel Davies, and is now available for pre-order at Sacred Bones Records. I can't wait to see what vinyl options will be available for this release (I wrote about the beautiful vinyl release of Lost Themes here).

As an added bonus, Carpenter has announced a U.S. tour later in the year to support Lost Themes II. Please Mr. Carpenter, please find a way to play Cleveland...


 

"Krampus" Masks from Trick or Treat Studios


From Trick or Treat Studios:

Trick or Treat Studios and Legendary are proud to present the officially licensed Dark Elf Sheep Cote Clod, Dark Elf Window Pepper and Krampus Halloween Masks from the new Christmas Classic, Michael Dougherty's Krampus.

These amazing masks come directly out of the screen used Resin Masters, which were provided to Trick or Treat Studios by Weta Workshop and finished by our Art Director, Justin Mabry.









I am REALLY impressed with the detail in these new masks and I can definitely see the Dark Elf Sheep Cote Clod making its way into my collection quickly.

All three are now available for pre-order at Trick or Treat Studios.

    

MondoBalls!


Just announced today over at Mondo:


Introducing MondoBalls™ - gross-out toys of the 80s and 90s reimagined through the eyes of Mondo!

Everyone who’s anyone remembers Madballs, the now classic toy balls featuring disgustingly fun characters like Horn Head and Slobulus. Now imagine that same style of toy applied to other licenses…Friday the 13th, Gremlins, Marvel and many more!







The first three MondoBalls characters will be available for pre-order in February. Read the entire release here!