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Splatt Gallery!

November 21, 2014

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Hey! This is some pretty awesome news, you guys. I am stoked to announce that Splatt Gallery has not only purchased pretty much every old gig poster I’ve produced these past years (and had left), to sell via their website, but they’ve also made the very rare Pete the Pirate Squid poster part of their permanent collection! (if you haven’t seen it you can check it out here.)

Based in Walled Lake, Michigan, the gallery has devoted itself to all kinds of street art, carrying work from such greats such as Banksy, Obey, personal faves like Mark Ryden and lots, lots more. I am very excited to be part of this collection and, if you’re in the area, make sure to visit them at 301 Legato Drive.

Check out their official website here and give them a like on Facebook here.

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Pure Melvin

November 12, 2014

What’s up with the bad vibes, man? Well, after having experienced more than my fair share of shit going through a rough patch – don’t ask - I decided to vent with the all-new synth punk/garage wave project Pure Melvin. For those expecting something similar to Videogram or Call Me Greenhorn this couldn’t be further from it as it is aggressive, dark and kinda punk rock in its delivery.

Teaming up with Aussie musician Jamie Coghill, who’s handling the rhythm department, we’re currently in the midst of working out tracks for what’ll either end up as an album or an EP. This is more spontaneous than my previous projects and we’re making an effort not to overproduce or overthink anything. Just blast it out, keep the energy intact and maintain the freshness of each idea.

It’s too early to tell if this is a one-off kinda thing or something I’ll return to, but make sure to check out Officer Friendly rough mix on SoundCloud and give us a “like” on Facebook here. More tunage coming soon!

EDIT: Just finished up another track tonight and decided to post it on SoundCloud, so make sure to give Clone Factory a spin as well!

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2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse

November 4, 2014

So, yesterday saw the premiere of Videogram‘s video for 2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse on YouTube, released to coincide with the limited edition 7″ lathe cut version available via Facebook only.

The video – that’ll also see a physical release later on this year – was created using footage from the 1975 post-apocalyptic oddity A Boy and His Dog starring Don Johnson and one of my first efforts working with Adobe Premiere.

The 7″ is pretty much a vinyl collector’s wet dream and I really went out of my way to make it, well, kinda insane, ha ha ha. These babies are custom made by hand on square see-through plastic and comes with a 7″x7″ sticker instead of a sleeve. These are extremely limited and you can get yours here. Give it a spin on SoundCloud.

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014

The Haunted House of Horror's Horrific Halloween Twist-a-Rama! by Magnus Sellergren on Mixcloud

Happy Halloween! Get your twisted party going with my Haunted House of Halloween Twist-a-Rama! mixes, a total of 58 tracks, the first and second installments will give you more than two hours’ worth of novelty from the 1950s and 60s.

This year I unfortunately didn’t have the time to cull together a third installment on account of me promoting the hell out of Videogram‘s Camp Blood, but next year I hope I can have a fresh batch of silliness for you all to enjoy.

Volume 1:
01 MERV GRIFFIN House of Horrors
02 THE KEYTONES I Was a Teenage Monster
03 JACKIE MORNINGSTAR Rockin’ in the Graveyard
04 JIMMY OLIVER The Sneak
05 THE MOONTREKKERS Night of the Vampire
06 B. BROCK & THE SULTANS Fright
07 THE SPOOKS The Spook Walks
08 GENE ‘SHRIMPENSTEIN’ MOSS I Want to Bite Your Hand
09 THE FRANTICS Werewolf
10 ROUND ROBIN I’m the Wolf Man
11 THE CRYSTALS Vampire
12 DICKIE GOODMAN Monster Talk
13 THE WAILERS High Wall
14 GARY WARREN Werewolf
15 HUTCH DAVIE Gwendolyn and the Werewolf
16 JIM BURGETT Jekyll & Hyde
17 ZIGGY GEE Igor’s Chant Pt. 1
18 JIMMY DEE The Monster Hop
19 KENNY & THE FIENDS House on Haunted Hill
20 BERT CONVY The Monster Hop
21 THE GRAVESTONE FOUR Rigor Mortis
22 DAVE GARDNER Mad Witch
23 THE DEADLY ONES It’s Monster Surfin’ Time
24 THE MADMEN Haunted
25 PAT & THE WILDCATS The Giggler
26 TONY & THE MONSTROSITIES Igor’s Lament
27 BOBBY PLEASE The Monster
28 THE TARANTULAS Tarantula
29 JACK MARSHALL’S MUSIC The Ghoul
30 BOBBY ‘BORIS’ PICKETT Monster Mash Party

Volume 2:
01 CHARLES FOX Green Slime Theme Song
02 GEORGE BARNES Spooky
03 CHARLES SHEFFIELD It’s Your Voodoo Working
04 DICK DIXON Caterpillar Crawl
05 BOBBY “BORIS” PICKETT & THE CRYPT-KICKERS Graveyard Shift
06 THE POETS Dead
07 THE CASTLE KINGS You Can Get Him Frankenstein
08 THE DEADLY ONES There’s a Creature in the Surfer’s Lagoon
09 THE PHANTOM FIVE Graveyard
10 RENE HALL Night Fright
11 CARLOS CASAL, JR Don’t Meet Mr. Frankenstein
12 THE TED TAYLOR FOUR Cat’s Eyes
13 JOHNNY CALE Shock Hop
14 JOE JOHNSON The Gila Monster
15 BENT BOLT AND THE NUTS Mechanical Man
16 MILTON DeLUGG The Creep
17 JACK AND JIM Midnight Monsters Hop
18 LOS SHAINS El Monstruo
19 REX GARVIN Strange Happenings
20 THE ABSTRACTS Nightmare
21 THE ESSEX Cemetery Stomp
22 THE TARANTULAS Like Spellbound
23 THE NIGHTMARES Horrors of the Black Museum
24 JOE SOUTH The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor
25 BARON DAEMON & THE VAMPIRES Ghost Guitars
26 THE EXECUTIONERS Guillotine
27 THE FIENDS Thank You, Thing
28 THE TOMKOS The Spook

The Haunted House of Horror's Horrific Halloween Twist-a-Rama volume 2! by Magnus Sellergren on Mixcloud

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Pumpkin Guts 2

October 28, 2014

Check it out: Just in time for Halloween UK label Graveyard Calling releases their second installment in the freebie compilation series Pumpkin Guts. Featuring all sorts of horror-inspired sounds, this 26-track album offers everything from “hellish horrorpunk, sinister synthwave, demonic dubstep and devilish disco” – including Walpurgisnacht off my first Videogram album. Get it here.

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Ungawa!

October 22, 2014

Well, since Hammond has given me his permission to share it, I figure I’d post it here as well. Teaming up with Aussie musician The Jimmy C here’s the new theme for his Beyond The Playlist interview show: Ungawa!

Don’t ask me where the heck I got that title from, but I figure it kinda fit. The track turned out great, Hammond’s satisfied and the track will premiere in December, so make sure to stream it online here. While on the subject, my interview:

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Deep Purple

October 17, 2014

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Since they just made it official I figured I could share the album sleeve for The Stovebolts‘ upcoming album Over the Limit. The artwork was created by Loud Comix‘ creator Jamie Vayda, and I was asked to do the coloring. It turned out pretty cool I think!

Out soon, so make sure to check ‘em out on Facebook here and visit Blahll!! Records here.

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Camp Blood

October 1, 2014

October’s here and I’m pretty stoked to announce the release of Videogram‘s Halloween track Camp Blood. Created as a “nudge nudge, wink wink” to the fellow horror fans, it’s a tribute to the iconic Friday the 13th series and sort of a mix of the disco theme of Part 3 and Michael Jackson‘s Thriller (or at least that’s what I’ve been told).

Available via my Bandcamp along with iTunes and Amazon, there’s more streaming services coming later this month. Make sure to check it out and the video (using footage from Indonesian knockoff Srigala) below.

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Shadows of Prey

September 26, 2014

Check out the debut episode of Austrian director John Brito‘s web series Shadows of Prey that premiered online today! I had a sneak peek roughly a week ago and think this turned out pretty cool – especially considering this is a 100% no budget affair!

I love the title animation that really sets a nice tone, and with the music I produced being used for the end titles I sure have no reason to complain. So give it a peek and help spread the word!

EDIT: Read more about the series on John’s blog here.

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October

September 14, 2014

Hey, Sunday! For some odd reason starting this post had me thinking of the SimpsonsSunday, Cruddy, Sunday episode, which has nothing to do with either football or my state of mind - ’cause quite frankly I am having a blast right now - but that’s the way the creative mind works I guess. And the Trio track was just something that seemed fun.

So, October seems to be the month where lots of things are happening. I am keeping quite busy finishing up three different physical releases for Videogram plus a digital Halloween-themed one, so you wanna talk about flooding the market, ha ha ha. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed there’ll be a demand for it because I am working like crazy and hate to see that amount of time, energy and effort going to waste.

One thing that won’t happen though is the Haunted House of Horror mixes I’ve posted on Mixcloud for these past two years. There just isn’t any time for it and since I usually wanna spend a couple of months culling the tracks and work on in-between songs FX I figured I’d pass on it this year. But part one and two are still online so I’m sure I’ll spam the crap out of it re-post both of them later on. And as an added bonus you can finally embed the web players on WordPress!

Also, I received an email earlier this week from Austrian director John Brito. Seems like the first episode of Shadows of Prey is ready to premiere (don’t have a set date, though). I’ve already seen it and think it turned out really good. More episodes are in the works and I’ll start culling together the tracks I created for the series and release them digitally as an EP as soon as possible. Maybe in …October.

 

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