Movies and music have gone hand in hand since the beginning of film. Of course, with the early days of silent film, music was the only sound you could hear. Since the advent of “talkies,” music has remained an essential component to movies and has often elevated the films far beyond what the story and visuals on screen would have conveyed. ... Read More »
Shock and roll!
Your cruel device, Your blood like ice. One look could kill, My pain, your thrill. “Poison” (1989) Alice Cooper, “The Godfather of Shock Rock”, recently brought his classic anthems and wild showmanship to Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center, opening up the final tour of headliners, Motley Crue. While the Crue put on a spectacle of their own, with fire, explosions, ... Read More »
Famed ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, has a lot going on of interest to the Gore 4. He recently brought his current band, Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, to Sayreville, NJ’s Starland Ballroom in support of their new album, World on Fire. First up, the show itself. After suffering extensive damage from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, the Starland Ballroom, one of ... Read More »
Horror and rock and roll go together like apple and pie. One group combining the two is The Creepshow, a psychobilly/punk band hailing from Toronto, Canada, with songs about losing your soul and brain-eating zombies. The band consists of founders, Sean ‘Sickboy’ McNab on upright bass and backup vocals and the Reverend McGinty on keys and backup vocals, along with ... Read More »
It’s the old adage that no matter what obstacles are thrown your way, the show must go on. That saying was never more apropos than with horror psychobilly band, The Creepshow’s recent visit to the frigid, icy and snowy Jersey Shore. Neither a blizzard, or their lead singer’s aching stomach, could keep the band from bringing their brand of rockabilly ... Read More »
For anyone who is a fan of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s stylish films, the accompanying music by Goblin in many of them is a big part of why those films are so memorable. Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebrae, Phenomena, and even Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, all benefitted greatly from Goblin’s moody, pounding scores. And now, audiences are being treated ... Read More »
Metallica has long been one of the greatest forces in rock and roll. And that power has been perfectly captured in their new film, “Metallica Through the Never.” The movie takes what would have stood as a terrific, stand-alone concert film, and adds a subplot where a roadie is sent on an important mission to retreive something vital to the ... Read More »