Hope you all had a kickass Halloween. We have to close the casket on Shocktober, but it’s ALWAYS Halloween in the Dungeon. You can enjoy that Halloween spirit all year long on The Rock Solid Pressure Show. But we turn up the ‘Shock Value’ throughout our Shocktober season. And man we had a HELLUVA good time this year. Hope you all had a chance to listen to our broadcast last night. It was..umm.. ..KILLER (See playlist below). And of course, I’m hoping you all tuned in for our HALLOWEEN SPECIAL on Oct 26th. We exhumed the Masters Of Shock for that broadcast. We spun Creepy Classics (and some new stuff too) from SLIPKNOT, ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, CRADLE OF FILTH (Coming to State Theatre on Feb 3rd), TYPE O NEGATIVE, KING DIAMOND, BLACK SABBATH, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILM, LORDI, CAPT CLEGG & THE NIGHT CREATURES, MURDERDOLLS, CORNBUGS (featuring CHOP TOP & BUCKETHEAD), FROSTBITE. If you missed that broadcast, we will have it on our player at http://www.RockSolidPressure.com in the near future..
We had a great time at concert events throughout Shocktober. NOBODY does Halloween better than our Tampa Bay music scene. We had some amazing shows like SHOCKTOBER-FEST, SOULFLY / SOILWORK, SOUL ASYLUM / MEAT PUPPETS, but the stand out was easily DEVIL’S NIGHT this past Friday night at The Local 662. Such an amazing event. All the costume’s were extremely cool (see the pics on our facebook pages). But what made it extra special, is that it doubled as a benefit for the family of the late great STEVE McCORMICK who passed away in Sept. His band TRAITORS GATE was scheduled to play The Industry Showcase, AND Devil’s Night. Steve was one of my favorite Guitarists and a great person. It was nice to see everybody at Devil’s Night give so generously. Steve’s bandmate ‘Sven’ and his wife ‘Barb’ attended the benefit. I’m sure we raised enough cash to help Barb through these rough times. It was a great night!! The Halloween spirit was raging in full force with an incredible lineup that consisted of PSYKOTRIBE, SCREAMING AT THE SILENCE, CYPHER MACHINE, CAMROSE, BLACKLITE. A night to remember..Till next year!!
Our November lineup for concert events is beyond crazy this year. Check ’em out below. But first, here’s a rundown of our playlist that pummeled The Rock Solid Pressure Show last night..
ANURYZM: Impermanence / The Challenger (Melodic Revolution Records) debut
INTRONAUT: The Pleasant Surprise (Century Media) debut
OPERATION MINDCRIME: The Stranger (Frontiers Records) debut track
SO HIDEOUS: Relinquish (Prosthetic Records) debut
GRAVE: Plain Pine Box (Century Media) debut
MEATSPACE: Victim Eyes (debut)
MUST NOT KILL: Unleash Hell (debut)
TEN HIGH: Hipster (debut)
GRASPING AT THE SHADOW (debut)
As you can see, all debut tracks. We got extremely backed up during our Shocktober Season so expect all debut tracks for the next couple weeks. We also saw as many Horror Flicks as we could during Shocktober. I’m talking about at the Theater’s. At home, it’s Horror Flicks all year round (lol). It was a kinda dismal Halloween season for Horror films, but we found a few gems (read the previous blogs)..Here’s our take on CRIMSON PEAK..
Here’s my take on it. If you’re in the mood for a real eerie, moody, gothic ghost story with a unique plot, then you’re gonna love it. It’s a GUILLERMO DEL TORO film so expect plenty of atmosphere with lavish sets. It’s like an homage to all the great ‘Hammer’ films of the 60’s and 70’s. I expected Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to walk in any minute. Some Horror fans might find it slow, but I love those old Hammer films, so naturally, I liked this. Del Toro captured the atmosphere of ‘turn of the century’ New York and England perfectly. It’s a haunting film that you will remember. The plot is a bit crazy..It’s the story of an aspiring writer from an affluent New York family. As a child she’s able to see the ghost of her dead Mother, who warns her about an encounter with a place called Crimson Peak. Years later she falls in love with a shady guy who comes to America to gain money from her Father for one of his projects. The shady guy is accompanied by his evil Sister. They are not liked by our Heroine’s Father, and they are sent packing back to England..But not before they murder the Father..Anyway, our lead character marries the shady guy and is whisked off to to England to the eerie estate ‘Crimson Peak’. Turns out, the shady guy and his Sinister Sister are incestuous lovers. They plan to kill our Heroine, like they have done with others. The Ghosts come out of the woodwork and the creepfest begins. There’s not much gore, but when it comes, it’s horrific and realistic. The Ghosts look incredible, and it’s refreshing to see an original and complex script that works. I didn’t really like the sappy ending, and some Horror fans might find it slow, but for me, overall it was a good movie. Certainly won’t be my ‘Movie Of The Year’, but if you love those old Hammer films like I do..Then you’ll enjoy your stay at CRIMSON PEAK!!
*THE NOVEMBER CONCERT SCHEDULE: We’re gearing up for an INSANE month of concert events. Here’s a rundown..Pick your favorite..Or go to ALL of ’em
Thursday 11/12 State Theatre: WHITECHAPEL, PSYCROPTIC, CULTURE KILLER, HALF TON HAMMER, BURNING FAIR VERONA
Saturday 11/14 The Local 662: ROCK FOR R.A.K. PART 3 featuring KADAVER DOLLS, PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY, THE CUNNINGHAM WAKE, THE DOOD, DRASTIC FALL, UNDER FALLEN ORDER, WIRETHRONE
Friday 11/20 The Local 662: AEGEA, NINE MILE DRIVE, FROM THIS FIRE, CYPHER MACHINE, OTHERWORLD
Saturday 11/21 The Local 662: HOPE DARLING, TRIGGER CITY TRIO, THE DETECTIVES, G2P
Tuesday 11/24 State Theatre: HATE ETERNAL w/ DARK DISCIPLE, SHATTERED, MAD SPLATTER, GRASPING AT THE SHADOW
Friday 11/27 The Local 662: SUPER TROUP (featuring members from LYNCH MOB, FOREIGNER, BONHAM, GREAT WHITE, BANG TANGO) w/ 5 STAR HOOKER, SAHE, 20 SHADES, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, SHORE DOGS
Saturday 11/28 State Theatre: DOYLE w/ PSYKOTRIBE, WIRETHRONE, THE DOOD
*NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: Expect another show with all debut tracks PLUS we’ll dissect the first episode of ASH VS EVIL DEAD..Brave the darkness and tune in. And remember, we air every Monday night at 7pm (EST) on these fine stations http://www.LOCALIZEDMUSIC.net http://www.PUREROCKRADIO.net http://www.DARKCLOUDRADIO.com and many more
That’s all I got..Till next time..Cya in the field