Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 3 [2017]

Interview with Composer... Nicholas Britell on film 
The Lego Batman Movie by Lorne Balfe (Review) by: Kaya Savas
DOCTOR STRANGE is Magically Delicious! by: Jason Lee Knight
Interview with Composer... ROLFE KENT and the animated Film “Rock Dog” [2017]
Cthulhu Worshippers: Is the Rise of Themed Anthologies Good For Horror? 
By KC Redding-Gonzalez
Let’s Play! The Ouija Board By: Christina Persaud
BEST/WORST OF 2016 By: A Space Blogyssey
Interview with Composer... Cris Velasco 
"Talking about the Video Game “Resident Evil 7 Biohazard”
Interview with Composer... “Michael Abels” talking about his work on the FILM “Get Out”
The Space Between Us [2017] Music by: Andrew Lockington [Review] By James Southall
Interview: Howlin' Wolf Records "Executive Producer" 
Benjamin Chee about "Collaborations".

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

SIX STRINGS Season 2 Issue 3

Had many great interviews, stories and great things... Maybe you could take a look?  As always I wanted to thank all those who have helped make this thrive, we all work very hard to bring you this... so thanks again!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"Howlin' Wolf Records" New Releases!

It's a new dawn, a new day and several new "Howlin' Wolf Records" releases and recent releases! Featuring composers; Brian Tyler, Bruno Valenti, Rich Douglas, Wojciech Golczewski, Vincent Gillioz and Pablo Garcia Croissier... 

Okay that is some great news!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

SCORE: A Film Music Documentary features interviews with nearly 60 composers, directors, orchestrators, studio musicians, producers, recording artists, studio executives, agents and journalists around the world.

I will bring you more as I find more... in the meantime watch this video, this is what I feel about the music and I am not the only one!
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Sideshow Monkey Music: "Zorgon: The Art of Monsters"

In the vein of 80’s soundtracks, John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and modern electronica. From the director of Phantasm Ravager.
I cannot tell you much other than, "WOW"... something so different sounds so similar and  that will knock your socks off. I have more coming on this so please in the meantime I will just leave this here and a little monstrous video.


Jeremy [Six Strings]


Damned Pilots - Overgalaxy

Damned Pilots - Overgalaxy: Prod. by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed/mastered by producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer)

Overgalaxy is a steam punk concept album. As drummer/founder Don Nutz says,"It's built on the story of four cartoon characters, Don Nutz, Sgt Ote, Willer Hertz and Erik Space ...aka The Damned Pilots. They travel through space in the year 2500 A.C. on a 1970's hippy van customized to fight against their archenemy Gorguss and his evil empire." The lyrics, written by Sgt Ote, are about love and hate, war and peace, past and future, rebellions against failed systems, all imbued with the sensibilities and humor of classic sci-fi b-movies.

Overgalaxy includes nine songs written by Don Nutz and Sgt Ote and one by Ron Goudie (Hell Is Cold). Their style varies from mid tempo groovy metal to doom metal plus psychedelics ballads all strung together by catchy melodies.

Damned Pilots and Season Of The Endings are two groovy metal pounding numbers dominated by huge solid riffs made to bang your head to. Desert Europa is a deep slow doom-laden song with black metal influences characterized by a soulful raspy metal vocal. Just Another Day and People Don't Die are both spaced out ballads. Gorguss is a catchy doom pop song with monolithic riffs and memorable cosmic melodies. Hell is Cold is the electric first single from the album written by producer Ron Goudie. Sylvanic is a song about a Bigfoot from another planet, it's a powerful crossover between classic rock and 90's metal. Finally, Mos is a pure noise drone written together with Mos DJ.

The album was recorded at Track Terminal Studio in Trieste, Italy by Francesco Bardy, except Just Another Day and People Don't Die which were recorded at Voodoosound Studios in Ijmuiden, Holland by Paul van Rijswijk. Overgalaxy is produced by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed and mastered by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer). The artwork has been made by Philippine graphic designer Uzi Emperado.

Damned Pilots are influenced by Kiss, Monster Magnet, Trouble, Beatles, Mayhem, Turbonegro, Voivod, Ghost, Devil's Blood, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd & ELO.

Damned Pilots are:
Vocals/Guitar - SGT OTE | Guitar - Willer Hertz | Drums - Don Nutz | Bass - EriK Space


Jeremy [Six Strings]


JUNKYARD – High Water

Original members of Junkyard reunite to deliver first album of new material in decades. Combining equal parts Southern rock, boogie-woogie and self-destruction HIGH WATER is a take no prisoners collection of raw punk rock blues that picks up where the band left off.  In stores APRIL 21, pre-orders ship sooner!


Rock isn't dead... it's in the JUNKYARD!
Jeremy [Six Strings]


RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll

Rhino Bucket joins forces with producer Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) to deliver “The Last Real Rock n’ Roll,” a blistering collection of raw, Bon Scott-era boogie rock.  Original members Georg Dolivo and Reeve Downes are joined by Brian “Damage” Forsythe (Kix) and ace drummer Dave DuCey. In stores APRIL 21, pre-orders ship mid-April!

You will want to hear more...
Jeremy [Six Strings]


The Dahmers - In The Dead Of Night

A mutation of garage punk, energic rock and 60s pop makes 'In The Dead Of Night' a Frankensteins monster of music.

As dusk settles in and night time approaches The Dahmers rise from their coffins once more. Like bloodthirsty creatures of rock n roll they will burst out into the moonlight leaving solitude behind on a rampage for terror. 13 nerve breaking songs dedicated to the darkest of hours that will cut you down ruthlessly. A mutation of garage punk, energic rock and 60s pop makes 'In The Dead Of Night' a Frankensteins monster of music. 'In the Dead of Night' is the second album from Swedish rock n roll sensation the Dahmers. This album follows up their 'Demon' debut album and the EP´s 'Terror on wheels' and 'Blood on my hands'. An all out rock n roll nightmare that will leave you breathless.


Jeremy [Six Strings]


Beoga "Before We Change Our Mind"

Ed Sheeran has disclosed that Irish band Beoga lived and jammed with him while working on his upcoming third album. Whilst working with the global superstar, the band were also finalizing the mix of their own 5th studio album, Before We Change Our Mind. The album, just released last Friday (3/10) is the US, has already been showered with critical acclaim in the UK.

Speaking last night on BBC Radio1, Sheeran announced "They're called Beoga.........when I was hanging out with these guys I realised ...folk music is in all of us". Speaking of the collaboration he said "I've always wanted to do this but I've never really known a really good folk band....They're Foy Vance's mates from Northern Ireland and they came and stayed at my house.... It's amazing having musicians of that calibre living in your house" "They're always playing music and they always want to have a jam and sit round and drink Bushmills whiskey, and fiddle, it's really special ..... they're really good"

Limerick fiddle player and vocalist Niamh Dunne says "We did two songs with Ed but I can't tell you anymore! I'm sworn to secrecy! We jammed on one song and we co-wrote another which was amazing. The whole thing came together very naturally. I'd say the songs could be described as folky."

According to Bodhrán player Eamon Murray the opportunity to record came about quite organically "Our pal and fellow Northerner, Foy Vance is on Ed Sheeran's record label and they'd  been listening to a couple of our tracks on tour. When it came to making a new album, Ed himself reached out and asked if we'd like to be involved, and we said aye!"

The Antrim-based five piece, who have played shows all over the world, joined Sheeran at his recording studios in Suffolk last June to record two tracks, one about Galway and one about Wexford, where Ed has strong family roots. "We went over and the weather was gorgeous and we just had a great time," said Niamh. "We had a few beers and just hung out and it was just very relaxed. When we first met Ed, it was `oh my god!' because he's so recognizable but after that, it was just like getting to know a fellow musician really. He was great craic."

Sheeran is already well-known for his love of Irish trad and folk. He has said that one of his earliest musical memories is listening to the Irish Heartbeat album by Van Morrison and The Chieftains and he is also a fan of The Bothy Band and Planxty. Frontman Eamon Murray is also keeping schtum
about the release date of Sheeran's new record and downplayed the fact that Beoga are about to be a big part of what is sure to be a number one album across the world.  "We just feel massively privileged to have a break like this. We've always made a living from music so who knows where this will take us." he said.

Co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Friday last, Sheeran described the album as "schizophrenic" with "lots of different sounds" and confirmed to host Scott Mills that an Irish folk group feature on the record. "They're called Beoga," said Sheeran. "They're from Northern Ireland; they are really, really talented. They came to my house to stay and we made some songs. Two of them have made the record. It's jammy, it's folky." In a recent interview he said, "I've actually got a song on the new album which I think is really gonna explode in Ireland. It would be something to do with county Galway."

The bedrock of the Beoga sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres' nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound.


Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records proudly announce the release of Groundhog Day The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording. Produced by Chris Nightingale, Tim Minchin, and Michael Croiter, the album is available now digitally and on CD, May 12.

The Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, is now playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), after opening earlier this week to rave reviews.

Meet Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again—with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson (Barrett Doss), he discovers it’s a day of second, third and fourth chances.

Based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day is re-imagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical—including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin—with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, Groundhog Day is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Tickets are on sale at, by telephone at (800) 745-3000, and at the August Wilson Theatre box office.

Groundhog Day features Andy Karl, who stars as Phil Connors in the Broadway production, following his celebrated performance in the show’s well-received London’s production at The Old Vic last summer, and newcomer Barrett Doss (You Can’t Take It With You, Burning at The New Group) as Rita Hanson.

Olive Films: "Walerian Borowczyk – Short Films Collection" [1959-1984]

Olive Films: "Walerian Borowczyk – Short Films Collection" [1959-1984] - Featuring fifteen of Walerian Borowczyk’s (Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal) short films and animated treasures, the Short Films Collection includes:

The Concert (1962) aka Le Concert de M. et Mme. Kabal
The Astronauts (1959) aka Les Astronautes
Angels’ Games (1964) aka Les Jeux des Anges
Renaissance (1963)
Joachim’s Dictionary (1965) aka Le Dictionnaire de Joachim
The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) aka L’Amour Monstre de tous les temps
Diptyque (1967)

Grandma’s Encyclopedia (1963) aka L’encyclopedie de Grand-Maman
Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) aka Escargot de Venus
Gavotte (1967) [ABOVE IMAGE]
The Phonograph (1969) aka Le Phonograph
Rosalie (1966)
Scherzo Infernal (1984)
A Private Collection [Long Version, Censored] aka Une Collection Particulière – Version Longue Censored (1973)
A Private Collection [Short Version] aka Une Collection Particulière – Short Version (1973)
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "Blanche" [1971]

Olive Films: "Blanche" [1971] - Set in medieval France, an elderly noble baron (Michel Simon, L’Atalante) and his much younger bride, the beautiful Blanche (Ligia Branice, Goto, Isle of Love) welcome a visiting King (George Wilson, Les destinées) and his handsome page, Bartolomeo (Jacques Perrin, Cinema Paradiso) to their castle, and sets in motion accusations of disloyalty and marital infidelity, turning what should be a fairy-tale into a nightmare.

Walerian Borowczyk (The Beast), whose stylized vision of a bygone world, is key to the overall look and feel of Blanche, which despite its period surroundings, embraces very modern sensibilities.

Blanche, written and directed by Walerian Borowczyk (based on the poem Mazepa by Juliusz Slowacki), features performances by Jacques Perrin (Cinema Paradiso), Denise Péronne (Forbidden Games) and Lawrence Trimble (Meetings in the Forest).
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal" [1967]

Olive Films: "Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal" [1967] - Walerian Borowczyk’s (Blanche) Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal is a glimpse inside the weird and wonderful world of the theatrical Kabals. The henpecked Mr. Kabal, prone to ogling young females through his binoculars, is never quite beyond the reach of the statuesque and domineering Mrs. Kabal who flutters about (quite literally when butterflies appear inside of her stomach) in a connubial reign of terror. Although it may not always be le beau marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kabal are nonetheless made for each other.

The years-in-the-making feature length animated film from the controversial director of Goto, Isle of Love and Immoral Tales, featuring the voice talents of Pierre Collet (Greed in the Sun) and Louisette Rousseau (War of the Buttons), is akin to other Borowczyk animated works such as The Astronauts, Renaissance and Angels’ Games.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

"TUNNEL" A Film by Kim Seong-hun Starring Ha Jung-woo, Doona Bae & Oh Dal-su Debuting on Digital April 4 & on DVD May 2... # TUNNEL

South Korean superstar Ha Jung-woo (The Handmaiden) plays a car salesman fighting for survival inside a collapsed tunnel while rescue workers race against time to free him in the tense, taunt thriller TUNNEL, from internationally-acclaimed director Kim Seong-hun (A Hard Day). With draining cell phone battery power and a rescue effort that might end before they locate him, days pass by without success, and people start to lose hope as the rescue operation becomes an ordeal when incompetence, the media and government interference slow down the process. Tom Keogh of The Seattle Times notes that there’s “a lot to juggle, and Kim handles it effectively while delivering, bottom line, a harrowing spectacle that makes one forget to breathe.” Also starring Doona Bae (Netflix’s “Sense8”) and Oh Dal-su (Oldboy), TUNNEL debuts on digital April 4 and on DVD May 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

When a tunnel collapses on Jung-soo (Ha Jung-woo), the ensuing rescue operation becomes the subject of widespread media coverage and frenzy. But days go by, nerves stretch thin, and Jung-soo must struggle for his life in the suffocating darkness alone.
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital versions of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 songs-only album and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 original score album by composer Tyler Bates (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “John Wick Chapter 2,” “Watchmen”) today, April 21st. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is filled with great action, humor and performances, but it is also infused with a new mixed tape and soundtrack, a dynamic that resonated deeply with audiences in the first film as evidenced by the success of the soundtrack album.  The Grammy®-nominated “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart. The album was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 is a collection of 14 songs and once again, music plays an important role in the telling of the story.   In an exclusive interview for Rolling Stone Magazine, director James Gunn provides commentary for each track on the album.

Brave Wave Productions: The full Ninja Gaiden classic soundtrack now on digital, CD and vinyl!

Brave Wave is bringing Koei Tecmo Games' classic Ninja Gaiden soundtracks to Vinyl, CD, Bandcamp, iTunes and streaming services! For the first time ever, the soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade and Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos are available exactly as intended by the composers originally and true to the original releases. This also marks the first time ever Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom has received an official soundtrack release in any format and in any territory.  

Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack is divided into two volumes: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Vol. 1 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade. There are 59 tracks in total, with 31 for the NES edition and 28 for the Arcade. They were composed by Keiji Yamagishi, Mikio Saito and Ryuichi Nitta.

Vol. 2 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom. There are 29 tracks for Ninja Gaiden II and 30 tracks for Ninja Gaiden III. They were composed by Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Rika Shigeno and Kaori Nakabai.

Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 will be available digitally and on CD. They will also be available as a 2-LP Set containing a booklet with archival art, an essay by Ray Barnholt and an exclusive roundtable interview, along with a digital download code containing the complete soundtrack.

I have to say "YES"...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Let's Welcome "Brave Wave Productions"

I just discovered this great place, it's got a serious amount of music... you may or may not have heard of... if not please check out there works...

Brave Wave Productions |
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Death Waltz Recording Co. (A division of Mondo Tees) has announced the release of THE DEVIL’S CANDY – Original Motion Picture Score via Bandcamp/iTunes/Spotify and LP in May. The original score was composed by Michael Yezerski (ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR, A PLACE TO CALL HOME, we don’t belong here).

There was no mistaking Yezerski’s approach for THE DEVIL’S CANDY. “Doom. Metal. Opera,” he stated. “Sean Byrne [writer/director], Jessica Calder and Keith Calder [producers] are visionaries. We had several deep discussions so I felt that my role was clear. I needed to provide a pervasive sense of claustrophobia and ambient doom inspired by the world of black metal and noise rock. The blending of tones had to be seamless.”

In THE DEVIL'S CANDY Jesse, a struggling artist, moves with his wife and daughter into their dream house in rural Texas, the price driven down by the property’s dark past. Their lives soon begin to unravel as the demonic forces lurking in the house take hold of the young family. Jesse’s paintings take a satanic turn while the family is plagued by Ray, the deranged son of the former owners. Soon it becomes clear that Jesse and Ray are both being influenced by the same dark forces and that Jesse and his family aren’t safe from its former inhabitant or indeed from the devil himself.

Milan Records: Nicolas Winding Refn The Wicked Die Young

“Since I wanted my film to be both a horror film and a melodrama with camp, glitter, and vulgarity, as well as a comedy and of course a little science fiction, all these various tracks made me able to step into a parallel world to tell the story.” - Nicolas Winding Refn

Director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson, Only God Forgives) has announced a follow up compilation inspired by last year's film The Neon Demon. Due out on vinyl on April 14th via Milan Records, the compilation features three new exclusive tracks by Electric Youth, Julian Winding (Refn's nephew, who also contributed to Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon), and Cliff Martinez (who provided the throbbing, disco-tinged score to the film), alongside selections from Suicide, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Giorgio Moroder, Sparks, Pino Donaggio, and others. It's a collection of music that Refn listened to while writing and shooting the film itself.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Track List:

(Side A):
01 Electric Youth: “Good Blood”
02 Lynsey de Paul: “Won't Somebody Dance With Me”
03 Suicide: “Cheree (1998 Remastered Version)”
04 999: “Homicide”
05 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: “Pirate Love”
06 Dionne Warwick: “(Theme From) Valley of the Dolls”
07 Tommy Seebach: “Bubble Sex”
08 Amanda Lear: “Follow Me”

(Side B):
01 Giorgio Moroder: “Knights In White Satin”
02 Sparks: “The No. 1 Song In Heaven”
03 Cliff Martinez: “Becoming”
04 Pino Donaggio: “Dressed to Kill (Pulsion) (1980): The Shower (Theme from Dressed to Kill)”
05 Claudio Gizzi: “End Of A Myth”
06 Julian Winding: “When You Want To Hurt Someone”


KRONCD079: "DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS" Music by STELVIO CIPRIANI... Kronos Records is once again proud to present another cd by Italian Maestro Stelvio Cipriani, composer of War Devils, The Bounty Killer, The Anonymous Venetian, Blindman, Death Walks on High Heels, Baron Blood, Rabid Dogs, Suor Emanuelle, Voices from Beyond, She, The Black Spider, The Boy & The Lion and many more. This time is the turn of DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS from 2001, directed by Mark Roper and starring Richard Grieco, Romina Mondello and Christoph Waltz.

DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS is very melodic and action packed score, a real pleasant surprise and definitely a must for all Cipriani. Italian and classic film scores. For sure one of the finest CIPRIANI scores of the last two decades.

KRONCD080 : "PADRE PIO; TRA CIELO E TERRA" Music by ENNIO MORRICONE... KRONOS RECORDS is once again very proud to announce another highly prestigious title in our catalogue. This time is the turn of Padre Pio: Tra Cielo e Terra, (Between Heaven And Earth) the 2000 Televsion film starring one of Italy's finest actors and directors; Michele Placido in the lead role of Catholic Mystic Monk Padre Pio da Pietrelcina. The music is the work of legendary composer Maestro ENNIO MORRICONE!

The music for Padre Pio is as this kind of film requires a highly spiritual and uplifting score, full of drama and mysticism.

Worth every penny... classic works by talented composers!
Jeremy [Six Strings]