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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

stovebolts

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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Merchandise!

September 8, 2014

Well, I for one felt like Mel Brooks‘ character Yoghurt in Spaceballs when I announced the addition of coffee mugs, wall clocks and even rugs (!!!) on Society 6 this past weekend (you’ve joined me on Facebook, right?). That’s where the real money is! Too bad my lawyer told me a flame thrower most likely would be seen as “selling lethal weapons without a permit” and he wouldn’t hear any of how much the kids love it. Oh well. Check it out here.

Speaking of which: This is my latest work and I’m gonna add it as soon as I have a title for it. It’s funny, maybe I’m just tired focusing so much energy on other things right now, but I can’t come up a damn thing! So far I’ve got Radiation King (’cause the skull initially had a crown), Radiant Golden Skull Thingy With Exposed Brain and Radiant Golden Skull Thingy With Open Head, which are, ahem, less than optimal to say the least.

copyright still exist, buddy!

copyright still exist, buddy!

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Too Much Monkey Business

September 3, 2014
You drive me ape...

You drive me ape…

Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape! Well, this past couple of weeks have been quite hectic working on two separate physical Videogram releases (not to mention starting a blog for said musical project), so it felt pretty good to just ease back when time permitted to create some artwork.

Go bananas over Ape Shall Kill Ape, a twist on the “golden rule” of the 1968 sci-fi cult classic Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston. This one turned out pretty cool and I am very satisfied having finally nailed that almost-toxic neon green! Available via Society 6, you can get yours in a variation of sizes and formats here.

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10 Things

August 18, 2014

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Your musical heroes are not really heroes, they are arrows pointing in the direction of your own potential. Do not allow the thought that “some have it and some don’t”, it’s simply not true. The truth is that some people work for it (unfortunately very few) tirelessly & consistently until they get it. Some of the best artists actually took longer to get there than you would expect.

I recently joined one of those synthwave producers type pages on Facebook, figuring I’d pick up the occasional production tip, tutorials etc. and early on found this great article by musicsoftwaretraining.com. Entitled 10 Things they don’t tell Music Producers …til it’s too late, it offers some great pointers/advice that I honestly feel can be applied to all sorts of creative endeavors and not just music/producing.

Pointers include Your first attempts at making music won’t be greatMost of the tools you think you need, you don’t and Musicianship is optional. Check it out here and a second article entitled Why Quantity is more important than Quality makes for some interesting food for thought. Check it out here.

 

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