A Pale Horse Named Death will return to the road again this Thursday in support of their latest release “When The World Becomes Undone,” which was released earlier this year via Long Branch Records. This run of stars off in Clifton, NJ and runs through August 31st in Akron, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.
“Hey everyone. I’m really excited about hitting the road again starting next week in New Jersey. It’s great that we’re getting APHND into parts of the country the band hasn’t visited in a very long time. I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends along with hopefully making a few news! See ya soon,” exclaims drummer Johnny Kelly
The band is currently working on a 7″ vinyl release, that is due out this fall.
Beauty often blossoms at the root of darkness. A Pale Horse Named Death siphon strangely blissful melodies from apocalyptic heavy metal awash in swells of cavernous gothic keys and grunge song-craft The band continue to excavate vulnerability from venom on their anxiously awaited third full-length album, “When The World Becomes Undone.” A delicate dichotomy drives the avowed and acclaimed “Brooklyn Lords of Doom.”
“It’s our signature combination of seemingly depressing and dark musical tones with unexpectedly pretty melodies,” affirms Sal Abruscato. “There’s a hypnotic phenomenon that happens when you take super heavy riffs and add a harmonic sensibility. It allows you to drift off and zone out.”
The new album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf, Yes, Sepultura, Halford etc.) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering while the artwork was once again created by Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Cradle of Filth etc.).
8/15: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz 8/16: Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina 8/17: Wilmington, DE @ Bar XIII 8/18: Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse 8/20: Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room 8/22: Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge 8/23: Tampa, FL @ Pegasus Lounge 8/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 8/26: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Tiger Room 8/28: Lafayette, IN @ Lafayette Theater 8/29: Lombard, IL @ Brauer House 8/30: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa 8/31: Akron, OH @ The Empire Concert Club
editors note: Perhaps because he made them with Robert Rodriguez but I highly consider From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Planet Terror (2007) to both of the horror genre – az
With his ninth film now upon audiences, Quentin Tarantino’s insistence that he will end his directorial career after just 10 movies means that speculation over his farewell film has never been more rife.
Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs’ writer and director has recently teased that he will end his career with an “epilogue-y” film or his take on Star Trek. However, during a promo day for his latest film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood the Oscar winning screenwriter admitted that if he came up with a “terrific” idea for a horror film he would immediately prioritise that.
“If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie,” Tarantino recently declared, according to The Independent. “I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film.”
While Tarantino has dabbled and played with various genres throughout his career, moving from material arts with Kill Bill, western with Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight to crime and thriller with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, respectively, each of his films have always felt distinctly his own.
That being said, Tarantino’s repeated use of blood and suspense have always owed a debt to horror films, and with his extensive knowledge of all things cinema, there’s very little doubt that he would flourish with his take on the genre.
In fact, Tarantino’s obsession and interest in the history of movies is one of the main reasons why he wants to end his directorial career after just 10 films.
Tarantino has long made it known that once he retires behind the camera he wants to concentrate on writing books about film and theatre. Meaning that cinema’s loss is destined to be literature’s gain.
“Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe” will be one of the five scare zones at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Scare zones are areas of the park, between the haunted houses and rides, where guests must travel through hordes of terrifying monsters and demented fiends. This year, the streets will be littered with characters from history, film, and pop culture.
Official description of the “Hellbilly Deluxe” scare zone: “You know his music, now it’s time to live it. Step into the heavy metal horror of Rob Zombie’s music and imagery in this pulse-pounding scare zone. From otherworldly beings to brutal maniacs, you’ll come face-to-face with his twisted creations as the music cranks to a frenzy.”
This isn’t the first time that Zombie’s work has come to life for Halloween. Universal previously hosted a maze based on his film “House Of 1,000 Corpses”, and he also created a touring attraction called “Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”.
Prior to DISTURBED’s performance at the recent Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Kaytie and Cutter or the Appleton, Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7 and 104.7. The full conversation can be seen above. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On the band’s recent single, “A Reason To Fight”, which addresses mental health and addiction:
Dan: “All of us collectively have dealt with the issues of addiction or depression, whether it was us individually or close family members or close friends, as most people have. It really hit home. Early on, when we were in the writing process in the studio, I had mentioned to David [Draiman, vocals] — because when we start writing, we’ve written over 100-something songs together, so sometimes he’ll turn to us and say, ‘Hey, is there anything,’ trying to spark a new idea or a new subject that we haven’t touched on before. I had mentioned to him early on that I wanted to touch on [mental health awareness], because I have a close family member to me that has had his struggles with addiction. I know what a great guy he is. He’s had his battles, and he’s struggled with it, but he’s a great guy and I can see the shame in his eyes of feeling like he let himself down and everybody else down. I’m always there pulling for him, because I know that it’s a demon. It’s something that you’ve got to battle every day when you get to that point. We wanted to spin the positivity to it of letting those who are fighting those demons to keep fighting, and [know] they’re not alone. It’s our job to kind of step in and intervene and hope that we can be that added strength to them to help them continue in that fight… We just really thought it was an important topic to touch on.”
On writing the music for the song:
Dan: “The song kind of came last minute. Musically, I had the intro piece on the guitar, and I didn’t quite have enough music to where I was ready to present it to the guys just yet. We were in the studio in Las Vegas making the album, and the song almost didn’t become a song because I wasn’t ready to present the music. I had the intro piece, and we had a little bit of downtime in the studio, and Kevin Churko, our producer, walked in the other room to set up some microphones on the drum kit, and we had a little bit of downtime in the control room, so I just started noodling around and playing that part. David’s like, ‘Wait a second — keep playing that for a second. Keep looping that part.’ A melody came to him, and he just started scatting over the top of it. Right off the bat, it just had this catchy, melodic hook to it, and we made it a priority. At that point, as the music was progressing and we finalized it in the studio, that brought out the emotion of the song. David said at that point, ‘This is the one we need to use musically [to] send this message lyrically.”
On the song’s reception:
Dan: “It’s such a deep, personal topic for us, and we knew how much it home for us and how theraputic it was for us to be able to play this song live and get this message out, but we never really knew the magnitude of how much it hit so many people in the audience because of their own experiences… When you can see the biggest muscle-head, beefiest guy out there in a mosh pit the song before, and the next song, he’s broken down in tears, you realize it’s okay to let your guard down. Whatever that guy’s experience is, whether it was him or a loved one or a friend or whoever, there’s a lot of people going through it. We just want to help push the message and raise the awareness.”
On how his views on mental health have changed over time:
Dan: “A big turning point for me, surprisingly, was when Robin Williams committed suicide. In my younger years, I would get angry — like a lot of people would get — when I had a few friends that committed suicide. I would think it’s a selfish thing, and I’d get frustrated. I’m like, ‘You didn’t get rid of the pain — you just passed it on to somebody else that loves you by doing that.’ Then I see someone like Robin Williams do it and I realize, ‘This is a sickness. It’s not a choice’… You think, ‘This guy’s famous. He makes everybody around the world laugh. He’s got money; he’s got family.’ You think he’s got everything. Why would somebody like that do it? The reality kicked in that it is a sickness, and they can’t help it. Same with Chester [Bennington] and Chris [Cornell]. You’ve got everything — beautiful family, money, fame, fans everywhere, and you think that that’s going to solve your problems, and it just doesn’t. There’s just people that are dealt that, and they have to battle those demons.”
DISTURBED’s latest album, “Evolution”, was released last October via Reprise.
Alex Zander, Ty Coon and Cassie Balazic spend an hour with Reid Hyams – the Founder, President and Operations Manager of the Chicago Trax Recording Studio for close to two and a half decades (1980-2003)