HWR MUSIC... THE SAND / SONATA and TETRO ROUGE


THE SAND / SONATA - by Vincent Gillioz... Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents a premiere double-bill release of Vincent Gillioz's original scores to SONATA (2004) and THE SAND (2015). Gillioz, raised in Geneva, Switzerland, currently lives in Los Angeles and has scored no less than 35 feature films accumulating numerous scholarships and awards throughout his career, including 9 best score awards. This is Howlin' Wolf Records' third project with composer Vincent Gillioz following LAST BREATH and COLLAPSE.


TETRO ROUGE [2CD] - by Pablo Croissier... Howlin' Wolf Records is proud to present a Two-Disc Set for Pablo Crossier's score for TETRO ROUGE. Pablo Croissier is from the Atlantic Canary Islands, Spain, but currently calls Los Angeles home. He is a classically-trained composer who has scored soundtracks for a variety of film styles, ranging from fast-paced action flicks to modernized Westerns. His work has been heard both on the concert stage, with his first symphony performed in the US in 2012, and in worldwide trailers and national commercials for blue chip brands such as Toyota. Recently Croissier was honored with a "Best Song" award by the Society of Composers and Lyricists of America and accepted into the prestigious Los Angeles Mentor Program for the fall 2016 term. He is currently working on his next feature score THE ESPADRILLO FORTUNE.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]
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Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 2 [2017]


 Interview with Composer... Tony Morales "DISNEY'S: ELENA OF AVALOR"
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by: Michael Giacchino (Review) by: Kaya Savas
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS (What if) STORY! by: Jason Lee Knight
Interview with Composer... Jasha Klebe “PLANET EARTH II” [2017]
Interview with Composer... Jacob Shea “PLANET EARTH II” [2017]
Where is #26? Mammoth’s Best New Horror Goes Hardback By KC Redding-Gonzalez
Listening for Romance in Horror By: Christina Persaud
Interview with Composer... Andre Matthias "On the film “The Drummer”
The Monkey King 2 [2016] [Review] Music by: Christopher Young By James Southall

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 2: [CLICK HERE]
Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

Guitar Legend Allan Holdsworth 12 CD Box Set Collection and Accompanying Double CD Collection, THE MAN WHO CHANGED GUITAR FOREVER Box Set, EIDOLON-a 2-CD Best Of... Manifesto Records on April 7th.


Los Angeles, CA-based Manifesto Records will release a new, complete 12-CD box set by guitar innovator, jazz, and progressive rock legend Allan Holdsworth titled The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever, along with a 2-CD updated and expanded “best of” collection selected by the artist, titled Eidolon.

Manifesto Records referenced the box set’s seemingly portentous title from the cover story title featuring Holdsworth in Guitar Player magazine’s April 2008 edition. Given his humble nature, Holdsworth is a bit embarrassed by the title and finds the notion that he changed “guitar forever,” somewhat overblown—more befitting of names like Orville Gibson, Leo Fender, or Ned Steinberger.

Holdsworth, born in Bradford England in 1946, embarked on a solo career as composer and bandleader exclusively in 1979. Holdsworth’s career as producer, bandleader, and lead composer is documented in this box set, and with the artist’s 28-track selection of favorites in Eidolon. Both packages include extensive liner notes, and an updated 2016 interview with Holdsworth discussing each release, his history, and approach to the instrument.

From 1982 through 2003, Holdsworth recorded a dozen albums that have been lovingly put together for The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever collection. Featured on the box set are eleven remastered studio albums, starting with the 1982 studio release, Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U., and the archival 2003 live release, Then!, recorded live in Tokyo in 1990. All feature additional bonus tracks added for special editions or the original Japan releases, along with the original artwork and studio credits. Also included are the Grammy-nominated Road Games, (1983), Metal Fatigue (1985), Sand (1987), Secrets (1989), Wardenclyffe Tower (1992), Hard Hat Area (1993), None Too Soon (1996), The Sixteen Men of Tain (2000), and Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie (2001).

Holdsworth has been recognized by many of the world’s most accomplished and unique rock and jazz guitar virtuosos. Luminaries including Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Tom Morello universally expressed reverence and astonishment at Holdsworth’s pioneering approach to his playing and vast vocabulary of “uncommon” chord voicings.

He further expanded the guitar’s orchestral potential with a range of electronic effects, then moved on to become one of the early innovators of guitar-based synthesizer controllers. In the nearly five decades Holdsworth has been touring, collaborating, and recording, he has created an immense sonic and musical legacy.

In the ‘70s he played with legendary Miles Davis drummer, Tony Williams and Cream bassist Jack Bruce as the band Lifetime, and toured with Soft Machine. He worked with former Yes and King Crimson drummer, Bill Bruford’s first solo project, Feels Good To Me, and subsequent recordings with Jean-Luc Ponty, and Gong. Bruford suggested Allan for the progressive-rock “supergroup,” U.K., which, along with Bruford, also featured John Wetton and Eddie Jobson. Both The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever and Eidolon will become precious to those who love the world’s great guitarists. Fans of deeply unique, sonically rich and pristine recordings of great musicians taking their music to the next level and beyond, will also be in awe of these collections. 


What can I say, other than... amazing body of work represented here!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Graham Reynolds Releases "12 PACK" on Innova Recordings

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Austin premiere of his experimental chamber opera PANCHO VILLA FROM A SAFE DISTANCE at FUSEBOX FESTIVAL, composer / bandleader / improviser GRAHAM REYNOLDS will release a dozen digital only albums on February 17th, 2017 via the prestigious INNOVA RECORDINGS label. Physical copies including a box set will be available for sale at upcoming shows and events.

The collection includes re-mastered versions of Golden Arm Trio classics including the very early DEMO TAPE, the self-titled THE GOLDEN ARM TRIO, plus WHY THE SEA IS SALT and THE TICK-TOCK CLUB; soundtracks for the films SHEPARD & DARK, 5 TIME CHAMPION and INCENDIARY; scores for collaborations with Ballet Austin including BELLE REDUX, THOUGH THE EARTH GIVES WAY, CULT OF COLOR, and TWO BALLETS, plus the experimental onslaught of FUN WITH SOUNDS & PATTERNS. Bonus material and additional delights are scattered throughout the series that explores the broad and diverse palette of his career.

The infamous and clandestine DJ BUZZY BEAR has created a MIX-TAPE RETROSPECTIVE of the 12-Pack.

Dubbed “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls, and has collaborated with esteemed director Richard Linklater on the majority of his films over the last ten plus years. He recently scored HBO’s “The Diplomat”, “Before Midnight” with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, “Bernie” featuring Jack Black, the Rooster Teeth TV series “Day 5”, amongst many others. His score to the Robert Downey, Jr. feature "A Scanner Darkly" was named ‘Best Soundtrack of the Decade’ by Cinema Retro magazine, and he recently received the prestigious Creative Capital Award for his chamber opera, “Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance”.

http://www.grahamreynolds.com/

Jeremy [Six Strings]

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS AND CAPCOM RELEASE RESIDENT EVIL® 7 BIOHAZARD ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

 
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, today announced that the official soundtrack for Resident Evil® 7 biohazard is now available digitally from Amazon, iTunes, Sumthing.com, and other music services. The Resident Evil 7 biohazard Original Soundtrack features two and a half hours of original music from the latest major entry in the renowned Resident Evil® series.

Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil® 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective. Resident Evil 7 embodies the series' signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined "survival horror" some twenty years ago.

Featuring haunting acoustic explorations and dark aleatoric soundscapes, the Resident Evil® 7 score was created by Capcom composers Akiyuki Morimoto, Miwako Chinone and Satoshi Hori as well as music from US composers Cris Velasco, Brian D'Oliviera and Michael A. Levine. Music samples are available at Sumthing.com.

Resident Evil 7 sets a new course for the Resident Evil series as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first person view in a photorealistic style powered by Capcom's new RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal.

For more information on Resident Evil 7 biohazard, visit www.capcom-unity.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES HALO WARS 2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

 
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today released the official soundtrack for "Halo Wars 2" on CD. The album will be available for digital download and via streaming services including Amazon, iTunes and Sumthing.com on February 21.

"Halo Wars 2" is an action-packed RTS for everyone on the biggest Halo battlefield ever, and is the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling console real-time strategy (RTS) of all time, "Halo Wars." In "Halo Wars 2," players will lead armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions, and exciting new units in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy, The Banished.

The soundtrack features more than two hours of original music by composing team Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White, and builds on the legendary legacy of Halo music by Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori and other great composers. The score was recorded at the iconic 20th Century Fox Studios.

Music samples and track listing available at https://www.sumthing.com/p/halo-wars-2/.

For more information on "Halo Wars 2," visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/halo-wars-2.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES STEEP™ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

 
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, announces the CD release of the original soundtrack to Ubisoft's open world extreme sports game, Steep™. Featuring the game's post-rock instrumental score composed by Zikali, a European collective of music composition and sound design artists, the STEEP Original Soundtrack will be released on CD in stores and available for digital download from http://www.sumthing.com on February 17.
 
"The musical artistic direction consists of the encounter between a post-rock formation (drums, bass, guitars, synths), to which is added an orchestral dimension (strings, brass) and a set of original instruments (hang drum, duduk) that define the sound identity of the project. The energy of the rider is represented by a modern and electric sound associated with the action; And the orchestra characterizes the different places (summits, narrow corridor or wide spaces) by the variety of its modes of play, bringing a strong emotional dimension."
-Zikali

In Steep, players drop in to the Alps and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game's massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating challenges and breathtaking views. Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Steep is designed for a culture that's all about sharing experiences with the world. Steep features seamless multiplayer, populating the world with players as they naturally explore the Alps. Players and friends across the globe can take on challenges together or compete with each other to snag the top spot on the leaderboards. In addition to the Alps, Alaska will be available as a free game update on February 24th.
 
Steep is currently available worldwide for current gen consoles and Windows PC. For more information on the game visit www.steepgame.com and follow us on http://www.facebook.com/steepgame or http://www.twitter.com/Steep_Game.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter
@SumthingDigital.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES TOM CLANCY'S SIEGE® ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the CD release of the official soundtrack for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, the latest installment in Ubisoft's tactical first-person shooter franchise. Featuring the game's original score composed by Ben Frost and Paul Haslinger, the Siege soundtrack will be released on CD in stores and available for digital download from http://www.sumthing.com on February 17.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is inspired by real world counter-terrorist organizations, and puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarters confrontations. For the first time in a Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® game, players engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy's position. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position - by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire, deployable shields and mines, and more - or breach the enemies using observation drones, sheet charges, rappelling, and more. The fast pace, lethality and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is currently available worldwide for consoles and Windows PC. More information about Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is available on www.rainbow6.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter
@SumthingDigital.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

TRAIN TO BUSAN is a thrill ride you need to catch!

The zombie genre is a funny thing.  The concept of the dead coming to life to feast on the living has been done to redundancy.  Every possible idea has been thoroughly explored on the big and small screen.  Ever since the first RESIDENT EVIL movie came out back in the olden days of 2002 there has been a nonstop wave of zombie films of all ranges of quality.  Some good.  Most bad.  Just when you think the genre is being laid to rest, another clever, well made movie or show comes out and inspires a whole new generation of movie makers to go out and make their own cheap knock-off.  SHAUN OF THE DEAD or THE WALKING DEAD are great examples of this phenomenon.  Now the WALKING DEAD's ratings are slipping. All the newly made zombie films are not getting bought up in film markets.  If they are lucky they might end up on Chiller T.V. or the SYFY Channel.  Yet just when you think the movement is over, here comes TRAIN TO BUSAN to reanimate the whole genre once again.  I don't care.  I like zombie movies and I really liked TRAIN TO BUSAN.  Even though I am a die hard fan of zombie movies, I think even the most casual fan of horror or movies in general will like this movie.  It is a bit unique.

The movie is about a father who is taking his daughter to visit his mother via the train to Busan.  He is a man consumed with work which has resulted in a failed marriage and a daughter who can't stand to be with him.  After getting on the train, however. zombies happen and now he is fighting along with the other passengers to survive and make it to Busan, possibly the only city on the route that is safe.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST.....

Jason

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 1 [2017]


It's a highlight of the best soundtrack/score music
and some of those we lost.
Goodbye 2016, Hello... 2017

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere!!  


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 1:  [CLICK HERE]  
Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016) When is a remake not a remake?

Well they did it, didn't they?  They finally did it.  The Hollywood Remake machine has finally claimed another American classic.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed they would have the tenacity to attempt to redo a nearly perfect classic film.  How much more taboo can you be?  The film that I am talking about of course is WORLD GONE WILD.  The post apocalyptic action western starring Bruce Dern is about a hippie from the sixties living in a world ravaged by nuclear warfare.  He lives in a small settlement of peaceful pioneers in the desert who find themselves under threat of Adam Ant and his cult of followers.  Out gunned Bruce Dern goes out and recruits about five other tough guys who manage to fight back and save the town from the weirdo attackers.  Of course the most memorable moment in the film is when Bruce Dern kills a bad guy by flipping a hub cap into his throat with the flick of a stick.  Oscar worthy and totally possible in real life I am sure.

Of course I am being silly.  Yes, WORLD GONE WILD is a remake (or homage) of the classic western, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, which was a remake of the classic samurai film, THE SEVEN SAMURAI, directed by Akira Kurosawa.  But we are here to review the new Denzel Washington film directed by Antoine Fuqua.  I bring up WORLD GONE WILD to make a point.  WGW has the spirit of the original as well as some lines of dialogue and some visual cues as well.  THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 2016 only has a few lines of dialogue from the original.  The spirit of the original is completely absent from the new film.  The new MAGNIFICENT SEVEN barely even qualifies as a remake.  I would argue that it is not a remake at all, but just another "Men on a Mission" movie.  However, the idea that this is not a remake does not make the new movie better.  There is no fresh or new approach to the material.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!

Jason

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS (What If) STORY

Just like THE EWOK ADVENTURE and EWOKS: THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is a stand alone film that takes place in the STAR WARS universe only without Ewoks.  The film is about Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) being recruited by the Rebellion to locate her father who was taken from her when she was a child to work on weaponizing the Death Star.  Eventually this quest leads her and some new allies on the path to steal the plans for the Death Star and get them to the Rebellion.  The story is serviced by a forgettable music score, some breath-taking visuals and horrible horrible fan service.  If you like STAR WARS for it's explosions, lazers and spaceships then ROGUE ONE is the greatest movie of them all.  If you like STAR WARS for its endearing timeless story and memorable characters then you will be disappointed.

When I first saw the trailer for ROGUE ONE I was immediately impressed by the character of Jyn Erso.  The trailer portrays her as a Snake Plissken type character.  My favorite line from the trailer is when she says "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel."  That's a great line.  Unfortunately that line was cut out as well as any other possible scene or moment that would make her a strong or even memorable character.  Instead she comes across as a scared little girl forced into a situation she never would have put herself in.  Yeah, the film makes it a point to show her beat up a bunch of storm troopers but that doesn't make her a strong character.  She is just an action figure.  Jyn has no good moments.  She gives a couple of speeches that come across as out of step with her character.  Jyn is a non-character in her own story.  She has not earned the right to be the biggest character on the movie poster.  She never really seems to be a part of the Rebellion even though she has experienced personal loss at the hands of the Empire.  You would think she would have been in the Rebellion from day one.  I'm not even sure what she was doing before being rescued/captured by the Rebellion and setting her on the mission to find her father.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!

Jason

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Issue 9 [2016]


RETRO [INTERVIEW] with actor Chris Sarandon from Days of the Dead [Chicago]
Our FRIGHT NIGHT [REUNION] at Days of the Dead | http://www.daysofthedead.net
Thank You, Zack Snyder for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!!! by: Jason Lee Knight [KNIGHT at the MOVIES]
BLUE ROOM [INTERVIEW] - with Composer... David Schwartz - Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite” [2016]
“Getting” Weird: When a Subgenre is a Subgenre and its Shadow is Over More Than Innsmouth (Part Two) - By: KC Redding-Gonzalez
The Side-Effects of Special Effects in Horror - by: By: Christina Persaud
RED ROOM [INTERVIEW] -  with Musical artists... King Llama “RETURN TO OX” [2016]
Sixth Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition. Westmont, Illinois

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

This is the last issue of the year, it's been a long year... some of you might know I ended up in the hospital twice with Pneumonia and having my Gallbladder removed. Both times I waited to go to the hospital, for that reason both were serious adventures. My attention to SIX STRINGS became my only priority and sadly lost many of my internet friends, well not lost... just moved around. 

With this issue I would love if you are reading this, please share it I would like to end this year with a bang, I know I am asking a lot... but I do that. :)
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Six Strings - Issue 9 [2016] [CLICK HERE]  
Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

A TASTE OF KILLING needs a re-release!

Tonino Valerii has directed about five Spaghetti Westerns in his day.  DAY OF ANGER aka GUNLAW is probably his best with the help of the two main stars Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma.  His most famous is MY NAME IS NOBODY which stars Henry Fonda and Terence Hill and may have been co-directed by Sergio Leone.  It is terrible and boring.  The ending is good but it belongs in a better film.  The movie as a whole is bad which is why I find it strange that so many critics familiar with Italian Westerns would often have it ranked somewhere in their top ten lists.  I guess they need to see more Spaghetti Westerns.  If they had then maybe they would have seen the far more satisfying A TASTE OF KILLING.

The film stars Craig Hill (A sort of cross between Eastwood and Bronson) as Lanky, a bounty hunter who has been tasked to protect a shipment of gold locked in the town's bank vault from a small army of bandits.  The leader of the bandits, Gus Kennebeck (George Martin) also just happens to be the man who killed Lanky's brother back in the day.  Time for some payback, right?  Well sort of.  Lanky may not be the hero we have been so accustomed to in other Westerns from Italy.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!

Jason

SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER (1974)

SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER sounds more like a title for a Spaghetti Western than a modern day Eurocrime.  I'm sure this film has many different titles and translations depending on what market of the world it was distributed to.  Director Fernando Di Leo has made an excellent entry into the genre.  The first thirty minutes or so I wasn't very impressed.  The film is kind of ordinary in it's initial appearance.  Most likely the film was quickly shot.  There isn't any well thought out creative camera angles and compositions to make the film any different from all the other hastily made Dirty Harry knock offs from seventies Italy.  I can't even remember the music.  However, if you wait you will be rewarded with a simple but very compelling story about the consequences of police corruption.  Its the story that makes SHOOT FIRST worth a watch.  The ending is great too which I will be spoiling completely in this review because I love it!

SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER opens with a large bow tied mafia boss named Pascal having a bunch of local drug dealers shot in the legs for doing business behind his back.  Later an eccentric old man tries to leave his house to get milk for his cat but his gate has been blocked by a couple of cars to where he can't get out.  This prompts the old man to file a police report.  Meanwhile police officer, Domenico (Luc Merenda) busts some gun runners.  After being glorified for the bust Domenico gets word to show up to a meeting.  That meeting ends up being with Pascal.  Domenico is actually working for the mob!  They inform Domenico that there was a report filed involving the parked cars that links Pascal to a recent murder.  Domenico is to get rid of that report.  The problem is that with the escalation of the murder investigation everyone involved with filing that report is now a witness and Domenico knows it.  The police officer who wrote down and filed that report just happens to be Domenico's father.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!

Jason

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Issue 8 [2016]


Here is the latest issue of Six Strings, biggest issue yet...!!

BLUE ROOM [INTERVIEW] - Musical Artist... Stan Bush - VIDEO GAME “Shadow Warrior 2” [2016]
"Final Girls [2015]" by: Jason Lee Knight [KNIGHT at the MOVIES]
"Grandma Drove a Hearse (or, Why I Write Horror)" By: KC Redding-Gonzalez
RED ROOM [INTERVIEW] - Model/Actress  “Kelsey Zukowski” [2016]
World Exclusive: Liner Notes  - BEHIND THE PORCELAIN MASK: THE MUSIC OF BRUISER and
FIGHTING THE DEVIL: THE MUSIC OF BLENDER
with composer Donald Rubinstein
Interview with Joseph LoDuca - ASH VS. EVIL DEAD (courtesy of VARESE SARABANDE)
Fans Of Film Music [2016] | http://fansoffilmmusic.com/
coverage by: Kaya Savas (Film.Music.Media)

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways...  are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

Six Strings - Issue 8 [2016]
[CLICK HERE]  

Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

Some needed changes, I updated the service to better suit the SIX STRINGS MAGAZINE... so one link to each available issue.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

INFO: Here like we have said, it's a compilation of this website's items compiled... compressed into something more and we hope you stick around for all the changes. It's going to be a free styled magazine for those of you who like the read without all the fluff as this site has become. We want to give you what is out there, what is cool... who is cool and to do this we give you "SIX STRINGS". Featuring music, film, book, interviews, etc. hopefully you will find something great within the pages. 

A Howlin' Wolf Records "Exclusive" announcement from Director Ulli Lommel's Project!


In 2016 Hollywood Action House began developing "Boogeyman Chronicles," a series of eight 45-minute episodes. The first episode is currently in post-production and the series will start airing on Halloween 2018 world-wide. It is inspired by Ulli Lommel's 1980 cult hit "The Boogeyman." The new story line was developed after test audiences in the U.S. and Europe saw various cuts of a series of plot-possibilities and characters entitled "Boogeyman Reincarnation." The writing team headed by Colin McCracken is currently working on episodes 2 - 8 with the plan to create a total of up to 64 episodes. Lommel has indicated that, even though he directed episode 1, most of the remaining episodes will be directed by a series of young directors from the U.S, Europe and Asia. Starring in episode 1 are Skylar Radzion, Laurence R. Harvey, Andreea Boyer and Tristan Risk. It was produced by Frank Dragun, Ulli Lommel and David Bond.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS AND CAPCOM RELEASE DEAD RISING® 4 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK... Download 12 Christmas songs from the soundtrack for free...for a limited time only!

 
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the new chapter of one of the most popular zombie game franchises of all time. The Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack will be available digitally at iTunes, Sumthing.com, and other music sites on December 2, 2016. As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Capcom are giving away 12 Christmas songs from the Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack, until December 2nd. To download these free tracks, visit http://www.sumthing.com/deadrising4 and enter the code: dr42016. For a limited time, the Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack will also be available at a discount price of $9.99.

The Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack features four and a half hours of original score composed and produced by Canadian Academy Award nominee Oleksa Lozowchuk (Dead Rising Watchtower, Dead Rising 3, Dead Rising® 2, Dead Rising® 2: Off The Record, Dead Rising® 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising® 2: Case West) including additional music by various artists such as Traz Damji, Boris Salchow, Jamie Christopherson, Robert Elhai, Stu Goldberg, Kevin Doucette, Melissa Kaplan, the Braxton Cook Quartet, Dominic and Rachael Davis and Jon Hassell. The soundtrack features all original music written for orchestra, string ensembles, big band, jazz combos, crooners, country duos, Americana roots/bluegrass bands and much more...

"Dead Rising 4's soundtrack is best described as - atonal zombie action meets Classic Christmas in the Midwest," said Oleksa Lozowchuk, Dead Rising 4 composer and soundtrack producer. "Our hero, Frank West, returns to Willamette, Colorado this holiday season, amidst a glorious cacophony of Americana, swooning sounds of Christmas cheer, and pure orchestral horror bliss."

-Jeremy [SIX STRINGS]

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DOCTOR STRANGE is Magically Delicious!

I have to admit that I didn't expect a lot from DOCTOR STRANGE.  ANOTHER ORIGIN STORY?!!!  Is it really necessary to do another story about the beginnings of another super hero?  I know next to nothing about Doctor Strange but I don't feel the need to have my hand held and explained how he came to be even with all the magic mumbo-jumbo.  I have seen enough to know how this whole super hero thing works.  The whole movie looked like it was going to be some kind of INCEPTION knock-off.  Now that I have seen the movie I can say that I was wrong.  Not only is DOCTOR STRANGE good, it's one of Marvel's best!

Dr. Strange is one of the best surgeons in the world.  He is a man of great arrogance fully aware of how much smarter he is than everyone else around him.  Not a bad guy but he has a couple of large character flaws.  After a car wreck of his own doing, Strange finds himself no longer able to be a surgeon due to the crippling of his hands.  Humbled in body but not in mind, Strange's desperation to get his former life back leads him to look into possible magic remedies.  This journey leads him to the discovery that there is real magic in the universe and there are unseen threats that will use magic to bring destruction to our world.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!!

Jason



THE NEON DEAD is worth a look!

When it comes to low budget movies made by people who actually care about film I am very forgiving.  Low budget films obviously have more challenges and obstacles to overcome to get made and shown in the public eye.  I am a big believer in art through adversity.  The challenge and limitations from the lack of money and resources can inspire wonderful results.  THE EVIL DEAD is a terrific example of this.  I am always looking to low budget films for inspiration since I myself am part of the world of no budget film making.  I want more people to know about the good ones and get motivated to support these films and maybe make their own.  I am looking for horror movies that are not homages or at least influenced by THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.  I like that film but it has been too big of an influence on many horror films in the last 20 years or so.  There are so many horror film makers that seek to out shock that classic movie through the on screen suffering of characters that a new genre of horror was created.  Torture Porn.  You can't count the number of horror movies whose plot summary is about a group of young teens and twenty-somethings who go out to the middle of nowhere and become the victims of a crazed cannibal inbred family of yahoos.  I bet there are more movies about crazed cannibal inbred families than there are about Dracula and Frankenstein combined.  People looking for new ideas to be inspired by to create new kinds of horror need to limit their intake of such films unless they just like that kind of film.  I myself like the WRONG TURN movies for some reason.  But if you are looking for something new and different I would recommend THE NEON DEAD.

When Allison discovers a violent ghost in her house she calls Desmond and Jake, an amateur paranormal exterminating duo, to find out what is going on in her house.  The investigation leads our two ghost fighters to uncover the bigger problem of an interstellar demon trying to get to earth and destroy all life as we know it.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST.....



Jason

INTERVIEW WITH LUKE GOSS [ACTOR]