Red River Entertainment: A BOX OF EVERYTHING - The Slambovian Circus of Dreams


Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) pioneered the alt-folk/americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums.  ‘A Box of Everything’ the band’s most recent release (April 1st, 2014) is a compilation of the ‘Greatest Hits’ you’ve never heard from this reclusive band.  Their melodic avant-folk conjures a quirkier Tom Petty or fuller Buffalo Tom with an exotic instrumental arsenal. If you like Dylan, Bowie, The Decemberists, you’ll find a lot to love about this band which features an otherworldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.  Headlining major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, they built their career from the ground up with a loyal fan base supporting them all the way. Fronted by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica) whose voice is “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic” says The Big Issue, UK and goes on to say “the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in his voice”. The band features guitarist/mandolin player Sharkey McEwen (think lovechild of David Gilmour and Duane Allman); multi-instrumentalist Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, uke, theremin, melodica); and Eric Puente (Percussion).

Approached by major labels for years, in 2013 the band met Bob Frank (former president of E1 Music Worldwide/Koch Records) whose Red River Entertainment is “helping us get our music out to the masses”. They were the first artists tapped to sign with the new company along with Wu-Tang Clan and Charlie Daniels.

A BOX OF EVERYTHING – Released April 1st, 2014  Red River Entertainment/Sony RED

Okay, just another band... no I don't think so, don't let me tell you... go find out for yourselves!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

MSM/Kronos: THE DESERT TREASURE and S E D U N U M

THE DESERT TREASURE
(Original Documentary Soundtracks)
Music by STUART HANCOCK
MMS14038/KRONCD049
CD available from 23 July, 2014
Available digitally from 23 July, 2014
 
The proud Gulf state of Qatar boasts an enviable catalogue of documentary films commissioned to capture and celebrate the many aspects of its culture and natural history. These movies combine ravishing visuals with equally colorful soundtracks - including these four sumptuous original scores from composer Stuart Hancock.

Alongside suites of highlights from Qatar Dream 2030, Written In The Sand and Birdlife of Qatar, we present Hancock's elegant complete score for The Desert Treasure, which has garnered two major international awards. Performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the scores are a rich blend of lyrical symphonic western orchestration, Persian instrumentation and contemporary electronics that reflect the grace, mystery, nobility and vibrant colors of this flourishing nation.

Awards:
2013 Best Documentary Score – Jerry Goldsmith Awards
2013 Violette d'Oro for Best Soundtrack Parma International Music Film Festival

 
S E D U N U M
Music by XY (of SAMAEL)
KRONKL141
CD available from 11 July, 2014
 
Sedunum is a mixture of classical, tribal & contemporary elements. It was created by mufti-instrumentalist Xy, who has been writing music in the rock/metal band Samaël for almost 20 years. The album invites the listener to a journey without time or physical boundaries. The recording was made at Smecky Studios (Europe’s most popular studio for the recording of orchestral music), along with the Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir from Prague (conducted by Adam Klemens), who has recorded music for more than 200 projects in film, television, musicals and video games.

The songs from Sedunum vary from modern/classical influences to more experimental elements. Percussion and tribal rhythms are accentuated with orchestral instruments, including harpsichord, guitars and a full choir. Part of the album will be played during the entire summer in Sion on the historical site from Valère & Tourbillon, where it will be synchronized with a light show projected onto both castles (running every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 16th ‘til September 13th).

The album will be released on July 11th in Switzerland via Galactical Records / Musik Vertrieb and in Europe on Kronos Records. Metal Hammer Germany will also make an exclusive feature of the event.

For sound-samples/pre-order go on: www.kronosrecords.com

Just Announced!
UPDATE!

"The Desert Treasure" is also another grand release, it's got a great sound I am on my third time listening to it and it gets better each time. Especially the two longer tracks, it gives you a solid feel without interruption.

"Sedunum" it was questioned if it were a soundtrack or a rock [album]... it is a soundtrack by all means... it has a tender, yet rip you apart in a good way. Very Nice... so go hear some of the samples and decide for your self!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Sony Music/Masterworks: VIKINGS - Trevor Morris


“VIKINGS” SEASON TWO
MUSIC BY TREVOR MORRIS WRITTEN FOR 
THE HIT TELEVISION SERIES

Sony Music is pleased to announce the release of the original soundtrack of the second season of the successful HISTORY television series VIKINGS, featuring music composed by Trevor Morris. Morris has composed music for both seasons of the drama series.

Morris is a Canadian orchestral composer, music producer and creator of electronic music who has written outstanding TV soundtracks, including historical dramas. He has created compositions for  television shows, including The Tudors and The Borgias, where he won two  Emmys® in 2007 and 2011 respectively for the main title theme music,, and received an additional three Emmy® nominations for his work on The Borgias (Outstanding Music Composition for a Series) and The Pillars of the Earth (Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries). Morris has also worked closely with the leading movie composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. His recent projects include producing the score for the film Olympus Has Fallen (2013).

Morris’ score elevates the action and emotion experienced throughout VIKINGS.  His music is able to accurately accompany and enhance the storyline – which is at times dark and brooding to reflect the mystery and danger of the Viking world; often full of thunderous percussion and brass for scenes of conflict; and sensitive and touching to illustrate romance.

Everyone who enjoyed the first series of VIKINGS and Trevor Morris’s thrilling music can look forward to hearing more when Sony releases the original soundtrack on 16 June.
 
Got to say, "HECK YES"... it's what you would expect from Morris and Sony to bring you a strong score to a strong show.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

La-La Land Records: HOW THESE GOT MISSED?

ALTERED STATES
MUSIC BY JOHN CORIGLIANO
LLLCD 1301
LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 UNITS

La-La Land Records and Sony Music are proud to present a newly remastered soundtrack to one of the most unique scores of the 1980’s – ALTERED STATES, a film starring William Hurt and Blair Brown…directed by Ken Russell. This ground breaking score has been completely remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York. Composer John Corigliano supervised the production to ensure that his landmark score sounds better than ever! Brand new liner notes by Jeff Bond feature interviews with editor Stuart Baird and composer John Corigliano as they take you behind the scenes of one of the most influential film scores of the 1980’s. Crisp, detailed, and vibrant not only describe this newly remastered cd, but also art director Dan Goldwasser’s impeccable art direction. A must have for any true film score fanatic! As per Mr. Corigliano's request this cd features the exact program of the LP and does not contain any additional music.

D.A.R.Y.L.
MUSIC BY MARVIN HAMLISCH
LLLCD 1307
LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 UNITS


La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the WORLD PREMIERE release of yet another 80’s classic – D.A.R.Y.L. This magnificent score was composed by another legend in the music industry – the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. If you grew up in the 80’s, this light hearted children’s sci-fi film was almost mandatory viewing on cable since it was probably shown at least twice a day on HBO for the entire decade! This La-La Land fav features a memorable and beautiful score by one of Hollywood’s most diverse and talented composers. Also on this release is the film’s title song – SOMEWHERE I BELONG, written by Hamlisch/Pitchford and performed by Teddy Pendergrass. Jeff Bond takes the listener deep inside the film’s history and the scores’ creation as Dan Goldwasser’s sure hand at art direction makes the whole thing look good.

ANNIE HARVEY: DREAM MOTEL and PIECES OF ME (2-CD SET)
LLLCD 1702

La-La Land Records proudly invites you to enter the beautiful musical world of signer/songwriter/musician Annie Harvey with the release of ANNIE HARVEY: DREAM MOTEL & PIECES OF ME. Having started writing songs in high school, Harvey signed with Triad Artists in 1979 and began touring the bluegrass circuit, opening for Doc Watson, J.D. Crowe, Seldom Scene and many others. She would later perform at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, the Troubadours of Folk Music Festival, and KPFK’s “Folkscene” & KPCC’s “Citybilly” radio shows. The 28 songs on this 2-CD SET were recorded from 1987 through 2010 and showcase Harvey’s wide range -- from bluegrass, country and folk, to rockabilly and smooth jazz. Featured musicians include Brantley Kearns (from Dwight Yoakum’s band), Bill Bryson (from the Desert Rose Band) and the late Dick Fegy. The sessions’ producers are Dick Fegy, Don Heffington, Duke McVinnie, John O’Kennedy and David Pearlman and the music has been mastered by James Nelson. The attractive digipak packaging, designed by Mark Banning, features exclusive liner notes.  

FAVOR
MUSIC BY JOE KRAEMER
Digital Release [Only]

La-La Land Records proudly presents its first digital download-only release, composer Joe Kraemer’s (THE WAY OF THE GUN, JACK REACHER) original motion picture score to the independent thriller FAVOR. Kraemer effectively weaves mood and menace in exciting fashion, creating a seductive musical soundscape for this dark, noir-ish tale of childhood friends who become embroiled in mayhem and murder.

I feel terrible I missed these awesome releases from "La-La Land Records", so I am going to post them all in one place. I have been dealing with some sidelining things in my life, so please check out these awesome releases from a great label "La-La Land Records"! Also to mention the great new store look they have, it's clean and quick to find the scores/soundtracks/music you all are looking for!

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Cheezy Flicks: Fan Of The Dead

In 1968, George Romero traumatized a whole generation with his legendary and revolutionary 'Night of the Living Dead', which truly marks the birth of modern horror movies. This movie was followed by the cult classic 'Dawn of the Dead' in 1978...

It's worth watching, if you are a fan... you are all ready trying to find this film.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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Lionsgate: BLOOD TIES [dvd/blu-ray]


Clive Owen and Billy Crudup Head Up An Incredible Ensemble Cast In Gritty Crime Thriller Arriving On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD June 24 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

1970s Brooklyn sets the stage for the action-packed thriller, Blood Ties, headlined by Clive Owen (Children Of Men) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), coming to Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Blood Ties is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. The film also stars Marion Cotillard (Inception), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), Noah Emmerich (TV’s “The Americans”), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Domenick Lombardozzi (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), John Ventimiglia (HBO’s “The Sopranos”), Griffin Dunne (Showtime’s “House of Lies”), Jamie Hector (TV’s “Heroes”), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips)  and James Caan (The Godfather).   The Blood Ties Blu-ray Disc and DVD, including a behind-the-scenes featurette.


Blood Ties is directed by Guillaume Canet (Little White Lies) from a screenplay by Guillaume Canet & James Gray (We Own the Night), and based on the movie Les Liens du Sang by Jacques Maillot. The screenplay by Jacques Maillot (Froid comme l’été), Pierre Chosson (Froid comme l’été) and Eric Veniard (Nos vies heureuses) is based on the novel Deux Freres, Un Flic, Un Truand written by Michel and Bruno Papet.

Blood Ties begins when Chris (Owen) is released from prison. Reluctantly waiting for him on the outside is his younger brother Frank (Crudup), a cop with an aspiring future. After trying to stay on the straight path without any success, Chris inevitably descends back into a life of crime and puts Frank in a tough predicament. Does he cover for his brother and salvage the only family he has? Or does he do the right thing and risk destroying everything he loves?  

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Wild Eye Releasing: Invasion of the Scream Queens


Donald Farmer's Legendary
Invasion of the Scream Queens
Available on DVD for the First Time This June
 
New York, NY -- Wild Eye Releasing is honored to announce that the classic documentary Invasion of the Scream Queens will soon be available on DVD.   Originally shot in the early 1990s, during the heyday of direct to video and cable TV B-movie horror, the film has been rescued from obscurity and will be released on a Special Edition 20th Anniversary DVD by Wild Eye on June 17th.
  
Get an inside look at what it takes to be a scream queen and hear the behind-the-scenes stories about the making of some of the most classic horror films of our time, including The Hills Have Eyes, I Spit on Your Grave, Slumber Party Massacre, and many more.   Invasion of the Scream Queens takes you back to a time when the term "Scream Queen" was brand new and promised the hottest actresses in the most outrageous low budget horror movies.  


Directed by cult horror icon Donald Farmer (Demon Queen, Savage Vengeance) and featuring interviews with legendary horror divas Brinke Stevens (1313: Cougar Cult, Bloody Mary 3D), Mary Woronov (House of the Devil, The Devil's Rejects), Melissa Moore (Samurai Cop, Sorority House Massacre 2), Michelle Bauer (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, 3 Scream Queens), Elizabeth Kaitan (Friday the 13th Part VII, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Part 2) and more.   All the babes and the blood are on full display here in this classic, rare document from the history of horror.

The DVD release of Invasion of the Scream Queens (SRP $14.95) will exclusively include a new 2013 interview with Donald Farmer, deleted/extended interviews from the original production, and an excerpt featuring Linnea Quigley from the out of print book that started it all, Invasion of the Scream Queens.   

I loved this, it was shot on great old VHS quality and transferred from the same and for that it was very enjoyable. Listening to the hopes and dreams of these pretty ladies, remembering how many impacted my life so many years ago... making my the freak I am today.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story Of The VHS Collector (Two-disc Edition)


They Thought VHS Was Dead... They Were Dead Wrong!: Over 100 collectors, filmmakers, producers, and video store owners express how VHS changed their lives. Some see VHS as worthless plastic, but Adjust Your Tracking shows a vibrant world of collectors and movie fans who are keeping the format, and the movies, alive. Travel back to the days of video rental stores with those who still buy, sell, rent and trade the format that will not die - VHS.


It was a great documentary of films that are out there, some classic, some bad and all VHS... I would would this again, though it's time for these few people to move on to the next form of watching experience. For the collectors, Kinem and Peretic have released a DVD/VHS combo pack available exclusively on www.adjustyourtracking.com.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]


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Special Edition 2 Disc DVD release of Adjust Your Tracking (SRP $19.95) will include hours of bonus features: a feature length commentary with co-directors Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic, a feature length commentary with producers Josh Schafer and Matt Desiderio, extended interviews with industry veterans including Lloyd Kaufman, a behind the scenes documentary, three short films by the directors, deleted scenes, festival Q&A footage, trailers and Easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans.

Ian Anderson Plays Naperville, Illinois on October 16, 2014


Ian Anderson Plays Naperville on October 16 (Classic singer-songwriter-flautist-guitarist celebrates the release of new album, HOMO ERRATICUS On The Road)

Legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson will perform at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville on October 16 at 8 pm. Pfeiffer Hall is at North Central College, at 310 E. Benton Ave., in Naperville, IL.
The venue phone is  630-637-SHOW (7469) or http://jethrotull.com/

I am hoping to go to this, it would be "EPIC"... maybe the tour is coming to your town?
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Dark Horse Comics: JULY 2nd Releases

Series Finale!
The White Suits #4 <--- The thrilling conclusion! Frank Barbiere!

#1 for $1!
#1 for $1: Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Rift #1 <--- NY Times Best Selling series. All ages, all fun, all the time.
Angel & Faith Season 10 #4 <--- No spoilers in the Buffyverse!
Ghost #6 <--- Chris Sebela!
The Victories #13 <--- Mike Oeming!
SINGLE ISSUES:
Catalyst Comix TPB <--- Joe Casey gets weird!
Fear Agent Volume 4: Hatchet Job 2nd Edition TPB <--- $9.99 Fear Agent is pretty excellent!
Frank Miller: The Art of Sin City TPB <--- Um… Awesome.
Kiss Me, Satan! TPB <--- Victor Gischler!
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus vol. 5 TPB <--- The best damn manga around.
Never Ending TPB <--- DJ Kirkbride!
RoboCop vs. the Terminator HC <--- THIS IS SWEET.
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows HC <--- Tim Siedell!
The Strain Volume 4: The Fall TPB <--- 2nd trade of THE FALL! Get in before the show!
Usagi Yojimbo: Red Scorpion TPB <--- Usagi's 28th volume!

Interview with Actress... Megan Hensley


I bring you a special treat actress, talented and lovely "Megan Hensley" most recently in the film "RABID LOVE"... please enjoy! I wanted to thank her for the time, she is very sweet and kind...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: As your character "Lisa" in "Rabid Love"... is there one trait you played and felt you connected from your real life?

Megan Hensley: As Lisa in Rabid Love I connected with a few things personally...the main one is that I  love nature and love camping an being outside. I also could see myself in the middle of the woods doing some weird hippie stuff like that...I go camping quite often. I really liked when we shot in the woods at night! 

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: Working on the film "Rabid Love" what was one of the best and worst moments you remember during the making of "Rabid Love"?

Megan Hensley: While working on the film rabid love, I made many many fond memories. The best thing I would say was when we all would wrap and hangout after a long hard days work. We would play rock band and watch awesome movies and on the weekends we would all go to WAL MART and watch a film in Dodge City. Such great times. The worst thing I would say, would be the heat! There wasn't much shade and it was hot as hell! But we still had so much fun.


Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: Do you feel many independent films that in the horror genre are missing the point on how to get there audience?

Megan Hensley: I do feel like a lot of indie horror films really are generic in a way. I think an indie horror films need something very unique and different from other horror films...such as...Rabid Love was set in the 80's and also had a great comedic twist. I was in another feature called Alice D and that is also very unique with the way it is shot and where it was shot. Just a little spice of something ya know? 

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: If you could go "Rabid" for one thing, what would it be... and why?

Megan Hensley: If I could go rabid for one thing right now...it would probably be for coconuts. I used to have a peanut butter addiction but now it is with coconuts...I have been having one every day and they aren't cheap! So if I could, I would eat the living hell out of all coconuts. Eat them all up!

For More Information:
Megan Hensley
www.meganhensley.com

MSM/Kronos: Coherence - Kristin Øhrn Dyrud


Coherence
by Kristin Øhrn Dyrud 
 
MovieScore Media tackles another exciting and experimental science fiction score with Coherence, written by Norwegian-born composer Kristin Øhrn Dyrud. Written and directed by James Ward Byrkit, Coherence is an independent science-fiction / relationship drama, focusing on the life of eight people caught up in the aftermath of an astronomical anomaly. The story takes place during a single night when a comet arrives to Earth with staggering consequences: glasses break in, cellphones shatter and even the power goes off in all but one house in the street. As the unusual circumstances bring out the buried issues among the eight friends gathered for a dinner party, .

Kristin Øhrn Dyrud is a Norwegian composer living and working in LA. She wrote her first composition entitled "Chinese Dance" at the age of five which already showed her early fascination with Oriental culture. Kristin graduated from the USC film scoring program in 2005 and had scored a number of films since then: her Music for The Attic Door won the award of Best Film Score at the Bend Film Festival. She regularly works on commercials with HUM Music and arranged the currently used version of the Jeopardy opening theme. Her music for Coherence is her first commercial soundtrack release.

“Coherence offered me the rare opportunity to be experimental, gritty and at times - outright strange with the score” explains the composer. “The film is smart and very well-thought out, so I wanted these characteristics to be reflected in the score. The music at times ventures into the realm of sound design. Instead of melodic themes, I relied on signature sounds to convey the drama and suspense in the film. One of the first things I did after spotting the movie, was to spend several days just sculpting sounds and creating odd textures. I used sources like spoken words, birds, sleigh bells, cellos and guitars that I applied filters and various effects to. This helped create a unique and rich palette to work with.”

Just Announced!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]


Chicago Comic Con [2014]... the Guest List and Michael Jai White!


David Boreanaz, Norman Reedus, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Katie Cassidy, Stan Lee Headline Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24

Five WWE® Standouts Including Superstar John Cena®, Five 'The Walking Dead' Stars, Anthony Mackie, Evan Peters, Top Comics Creators Also Among Top Stars At Pop Culture Festival At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 25, 2014 – David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”) and comics legend Stan Lee are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It is largest and longest-running of the 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Reedus and Cassidy are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24; Boreanaz and Shatner will attend on Friday and Saturday, August 22-23; Smith and Gillan are set for Saturday only; and Lee will be on site Friday through Sunday.

Popular celebrities on the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con roster include a host of “The Walking Dead” cast members, including Reedus, Danai Gurira, Scott Wilson, Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Rooker.

Wrestling fans are geared for the appearance of five WWE standouts, including WWE® Superstars John Cena®, Batista™ and Bray Wyatt™, WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ and WWE® Diva Paige™.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” enthusiasts are in for a special treat as six of its stars reunite for a unique celebration of the 20th anniversary of the program's final episode. The “TNG” bridge crew of Jonathan Frakes (“Commander William T. Riker”), Levar Burton (“Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge”), Michael Dorn (“Lieutenant Worf”), Marina Sirtis (“Counselor Deanna Troi”), Brent Spiner (“Lt. Commander Data”), and Gates McFadden (“Dr. Beverly Crusher”) relive the memories of the program's seven-year run. Shatner will also host a special panel with the six on Sunday, August 24 from 5-6:45 p.m.

Others attending the Midwest's largest pop culture festival include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Peter Criss (“KISS”), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Million Dollar Baby), Evan Peters and Booboo Stewart of X-Men: Days of Future Past, John Carpenter (Director, Halloween), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Nicole Beharie (“Sleepy Hollow,” 42), Elvira (“Mistress of the Dark”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers”), J. August Richards (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”).

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Leinel Yu (“Hulk,” “Wolverine”), Rafael Albuquerque (“Superboy,” “American Vampire”), Salvador Larroca (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Captain America”), Jim Cheung (“Iron Man,” “Fantastic Four”), Emanuela Lupacchino (“Thor,” “World's Finest”), Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), Marv Wolfman (“DCU Online,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con show hours are Thursday, August 21, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 22, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, June 1, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con


They sure know how to throw a party, just look at the list of people coming to the "Chicago Comic Con"... I am looking forward to seeing. Every year that I can go there is always that one person that I say "that's it, that is the gotta see person"... this year that is "Michael Jai White"...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes™ 2: The Western Front Armies - Cris Velasco

 
Cris Velasco returns to Company of Heroes™ 2
with Original Score for The Western Front Armies

Los Angeles (June 24, 2014) - Award-winning composer Cris Velasco provides the original score for Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes™ 2: The Western Front Armies. Depicting some of the most high-profile conflicts in the darkest days of World War II, Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies brings players back to the Western Front first introduced in the original award-winning Company of Heroes™. Velasco's main theme for The Western Front Armies was recorded with the Capellen Orchestra and is available for streaming at https://soundcloud.com/monarch-audio.

"Cris Velasco has written an inspired score for Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies," said Relic Entertainment Audio Lead David Renn. "The theme song, recorded live by the Capellen Orchestra, conveys the tragedy, heroism, and tenacity of the American forces as they fought the resurgent Oberkommando West in the last major offensive against the Allies in 1944. The score perfectly captures the scale and importance of this ferocious battle and evokes those feelings in both the quiet and intense moments of gameplay."

A prolific and versatile composer, Cris Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers in interactive entertainment, scoring many major titles including Company of Heroes 2, Mass Effect 3, God of War Trilogy, Darksiders and Borderlands 1&2. Velasco's music is performed in symphony concerts worldwide and has received numerous accolades including "Best Original Score" from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, "Best Original Music" nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, NBC News' "Best Video Game Music of the Year," GameTrailers' "Best Soundtrack of the Year" and IGN's "People's Choice Award - Best Overall Music."

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is the first standalone multiplayer release for Company of Heroes 2. The Western Front Armies introduces two unique collections of new content - the US Forces and the German Oberkommando West. Each army has distinctive tactical gameplay options, new infantry, team weapons, vehicles, abilities and upgrades on a total of eight seasonal multiplayer maps set on the Western Front. The Western Front Armies also includes an extended progression system that introduces other unique content into the game and enables players to dive deeper into the tactical and strategic aspects of the game than ever before.

The Western Front Armies launches on June 24, 2014. Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community. For more information visit http://www.companyofheroes.com.

Sony Music/Masterworks: FARGO: FX SERIES


FARGO AVAILABLE JULY 1, 2014
MUSIC BY JEFF RUSSO FOR
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FX SERIES

Sony Music is proud to announce the release on July 1 of the soundtrack for Fargo, the 10-part critically acclaimed television series for FX produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, featuring music composed by Jeff Russo.

Jeff Russo is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, vocalist and producer. He came to prominence as founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the American rock band Tonic, recipients of two Grammy® nominations, with whom he still plays. Recently, he has had a prolific career composing scores for feature films, TV programs and commercials, including the ABC dramas The Unusuals and My Generation, The Discovery Network's FreeFall, the USA network series Necessary Roughness, the CBS network mini-series Hostages, and most recently the Starz drama Power. In 2013 he worked on feature films including Shoreline Entertainment’s Watercolor Postcards and the independent movie Free Ride. Russo has also composed music for the New York-based Cedarlake Ensemble Contemporary Ballet.

The score of Fargo perfectly showcases Jeff Russo’s versatile talents. Russo is able to emphasize the strengths of the series and its storied cast of characters by assigning different motifs and instruments to each one: the weak and easily led “Lester Nygaard” (Martin Freeman) is assigned the main theme with its slightly whimsical nature.  For the manipulative “Lorne Malvo” (Billy Bob Thornton), sleigh bells, which typically denote happiness, in this case represent his dangerous, animalistic nature, chiming for Lester when he is reminded of the brutal Malvo. In the second episode, “The Rooster Prince,” new hit men coming down the highway are introduced by means of a steady drumbeat without any other accompaniment.


About Fargo
An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo features an all-new “true crime” story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that made the film an enduring classic. Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as “Lorne Malvo,” a ruthless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman “Lester Nygaard,” played by BAFTA Award® winner and Emmy®-nominated Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy “Gus Grimly,” a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer.  Allison Tolman also stars as “Molly Solverson,” an ambitious Bemidji deputy.

Rounding out Fargo’s colorful cast of recurring characters are Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk as “Deputy Bill Oswalt,” Golden Globe™ and Emmy-nominated Oliver Platt as “Stavros Milos,” Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Kate Walsh as “Gina Hess,” Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as “Don Chumph,” Joey King as “Greta Grimly,” Peter Breitmayer as “Lieutenant Schmidt,”  Tom Musgrave as “Bo Munk,” Josh Close as “Chazz Nygaard,” Russell Harvard  as “Mr. Wrench,” Adam Goldberg as “Mr. Numbers,” Keegan-Michael Key as “Bill Budge”  and Jordan Peele as “Webb Pepper.”

Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions for the FX Network in the U.S., with MGM Television acting as the lead studio and worldwide distributor of the series.

MSM/Kronos: Big Bad Wolves - Frank Ilfman


BIG BAD WOLVES BY FRANK ILFMAN
RECEIVES SATURN AWARDS NOMINATION

Big Bad Wolves by Frank Ilfman, released by MovieScore Media and Kronos Records has been nominated for a Saturn Award in the Category of Best Music. The Saturn Award is presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the best works mainly in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video.

The Israeli revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves actually nominated for two awards this year: in addition to Frank Ilfman's nominat for Best Music, the film itself has also been nominated in the category of Best International Film. The Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2013, will be held on June 26, 2014, in Burbank, California.

More about the film and the score:

Inspired by the recent masterpieces of Korean New Wave, Big Bad Wolves is an Israeli crime thriller written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. This revenge film follows the life of a brutal serial killer through the eyes of three people: the father of the latest victim, a vigilante police detective and the likeliest suspect who had just been released from custody. The paths of the three men are bound to collide… Big Bad Wolves was released on December 6 in the UK and had premiered on a number of film festivals with great success.

The music for Big Bad Wolves was written by Frank Ilfman who first learned about the world of film music when he met composer Klaus Doldinger who subsequently invited him to the scoring sessions of The Neverending Story. The thirteen-year old boy (who by that point was a member of the Tel Aviv Dixieland Band) fell in love with the world of cinema and had pursued this passion ever since. By now, Frank had scored over 40 films and television productions, his most recent credits include Dave Roddham’s war-based short Coward (2012), Eytan Fox’s comedy Cupcakes (2013) and the literature-themed documentary Russia’s Open Book, hosted by Stephen Fry.

“For Big Bad Wolves it was important to have a big major theme that will be bigger than life, something that will take you into this dark fairy tale” recalls the composer about the score. “The film has a few very Hitchcockian moments so we wanted to have a very bold strong main theme that can stand on its own and something that will stays with you when you leave the cinema thinking of the movie. The music is like a fifth character in the movie and its one of its key elements.” The music for Big Bad Wolves was recorded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Air Lyndhurst Studios, conducted by orchestrator Matthew Slater.

La-La Land Records: THE ADDAMS FAMILY [EXPANDED] - MARC SHAIMAN


THE ADDAMS FAMILY
MUSIC BY MARC SHAIMAN
LLLCD 1291
LIMITED EDITION OF 3000 UNITS
 
Paramount Pictures, UME and La-La Land Records are proud to announce the expanded and remastered edition of Marc Shaiman’s altogether ooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY score. Filled with lush and exciting themes, Marc Shaiman’s sweeping orchestral score dances about with such glee you can’t help but smile while listening to his masterpiece. Clocking in at 70 minutes, this new and improved limited edition cd features tons of music never before released including tracks that were recorded for the film but didn’t make the final cut. Dan Schweiger takes the listener behind the scenes of the film’s history and Shaiman’s magical score…also includes exclusive comments by director Barry Sonnenfeld and composer Marc Shaiman. Dan Goldwasser’s kooky art direction gives the package that perfect spooky look worthy of the Addams’ name!

The first 100 or so customers who purchase the cd directly from our website will receive a signed copy of the cd autographed by composer Marc Shaiman. Quantities are limited and you are not guaranteed a signed edition

THE ADDAMS FAMILY goes on sale next Tuesday June 25, 2014 at 12 pm pst at www.lalalandrecords.com
 
Just Announced! Totally in need for a expanded, well look no further!
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La-La Land Records: EMPIRE OF THE SUN [2Cd] - JOHN WILLIAMS


EMPIRE OF THE SUN
EXPANDED ARCHIVAL COLLECTION - 2 cd set
MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS
LLLCD 1300
LIMITED EDITION OF 4000 units

EXPANDED REISSUE PRODUCED BY MIKE MATESSINO
MASTERED BY MIKE MATESSINO
LINER NOTES BY MIKE MATESSINO
ART DIRECTION BY JIM TITUS
 
La-La Land Records, WEA and Warner Bros. proudly present the remastered and expanded, limited edition 2-CD set of John Williams’ Academy Award Nominated original score to the 1987 feature film EMPIRE OF THE SUN, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson. Heralded as one of the acclaimed composer’s finest works, Mr. Williams’ masterful orchestral score seeks no less than the openness of the human heart, mind and soul – the perfect compliment to this powerful and indelible film about a young English boy’s emotional and physical struggle to survive the Japanese occupation of China during WWII.

This deluxe re-issue was produced, assembled and mastered by Mike Matessino in cooperation with John Williams, Steven Spielberg and the film’s co-producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Disc 1 contains a full presentation of the film score, including never-before-released music, while Disc 2 pulls back the veil of the creative process with a selection of alternate cues and other additional music. A 28-page CD booklet features handsome art design by Jim Titus and Matessino’s exclusive, in-depth essay, approved by the director and composer.

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (2-CD SET) is a limited edition release of 4000 units. It will be available at www.lalalandrecords.com

and other online soundtrack boutique dealers starting June 24, 2014.

Hits it out of the park this week, this is coming today... it's a glorious score and needed an upgrade!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Intrada: BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE [Score] - David Newman


BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Composed and Conducted by DAVID NEWMAN
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 269
 
In spite of the great amount of source music and guitar performances, David Newman's score to the 1989 film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure gets a considerable amount of screen time. In fact, it dominates much of the funny and fanciful history lesson with serious, orchestral writing that plays it straight. “It was pretty clear where music was going to go, and what it needed to do,” explained Newman. “It needed to let the jokes play, but it needed to play Bill and Ted’s relationship seriously and with some heart—without being sentimental. We didn’t want to comment on what goofy idiots they were, but we wanted the audience to be able to laugh at it and laugh with them."

A soundtrack album released in 1989 was filled with rock and metal songs, but David Newman’s score was completely absent. Now the composer’s witty, playful and heartfelt companion to the excellent adventures of Bill and Ted makes a triumphant appearance on compact disc, displaying his penchant for sweetness and melody in the comedy genre, along with the action and excitement of a full-blown sci-fi epic. All of the music Newman recorded at his sessions is featured in crisp stereo sound and presented from the original ½″ three-channel session masters and a two-track stereo session DAT that contained some of the electronic keyboard cues.

In the film, Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) are two best-friend dudes trying to make a most triumphant video for their band, Wyld Stallyns. Their career aspirations are jeopardized by the threat of flunking history most heinously, so Rufus (George Carlin) flies in from the future to help them and keep the excellent future they will spawn on course. Careening in a high-tech phone booth through time, the two distinguished colleagues bag several notable figures from their class assignment— Billy the Kid, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln—to arrive at the school auditorium just in time to make one bodaciously triumphant presentation (and pretty much save humanity).

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
PARTY ON, DUDE!
 
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Intrada: Crawlspace [1986] - Pino Donaggio


CRAWLSPACE
Composed by PINO DONAGGIO
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 279
 
The 1986 Empire production Crawlspace afforded composer Pino Donaggio the opportunity to create an exciting, tension-filled score. Donaggio opens the program with the score’s most striking composition: a haunting, elegiac Hebrew vocal, heard in “Falling From Grace With The World.” Most of Donaggio’s music in Crawlspace alternates between mounting-tension-and-suspense cues and occasional flashes of empathetic lyricism representing the relationships of the various young women living in Gunther’s apartment complex.  The composer’s chaotic“Main Title” offers a sprinkling of electronics that adds additional color to the score.

This premiere CD release of Pino Donaggio’s chilling horror score for Crawlspace was mastered from the original ¼” 15 ips two-track stereo album master prepared at KM Records and engineered by Michelle Stone for the Varèse Sarabande label in 1986. The master tape was vaulted in pristine condition.

In the film, Karl Gunther (Klaus Kinski) is an apartment building landlord who peeps into the lives of his young female tenants. Crawling from vent to vent in order to observe their sexual activity, Karl isn’t just a Peeping Tom, but a serial killer—a former doctor who practiced euthanasia before moving on to other, less subtle forms of murder. Inspired by his Nazi father, Karl keeps a woman in a cage. He’s rendered her mute by cutting out her tongue, and he slays anyone who comes near his secret upstairs lair. Ultimately, his most recent renter, Lori—a Brown University graduate (Talia Balsam)—proves to be a pluckier heroine than her predecessors. Gunther’s series of brutal killings comes to an end when he gets a taste of his own medicine in the picture’s climax.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
HEAR THE KNOCKING?
 
Just Announced! I must point out that I saw this film on my graduation night with two beautiful friends and the first time I had worn a Hawaiian shirt... there is more to the story but that is for another time.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Intrada: MASTER OF THE WORLD/GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS - Les Baxter


MASTER OF THE WORLD/GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS
Composed by Les Baxter

When Intrada previously released a 2-CD set featuring Les Baxter's scores to Master of the World (1961) and Goliath and the Barbarians (1959), it sold out within a day of its announcement. Now Intrada has reissued the soundtracks to these two colorful American Pictures International spectaculars to ensure anyone who wanted a copy could reasonably get one.  Master of the World tells the tale of a man determined to end war, even if he must destroy the combined military forces of the world himself. Vincent Price plays Captain Robur, a monomaniacal airman targeting warmongering countries from his fabulous zepplin, the Albatross. A kidnapped scientist named Prudent (Henry Hull) his daughter Dorothy (Mary Webster) and government operative John Strock (Charles Bronson) are unwilling passengers who strive to undermine Robur’s plan from within.

Two years earlier, Baxter would score Goliath and the Barbarians. Set in the year 587 AD, innocent Italian villagers find themselves beset by a vicious horde of marauding barbarians. What the villainous crew fails to realize, however, is that Goliath’s father is among the casualties and the aggrieved son must settle the score. Disguised as a simple woodcutter Goliath is tested by the barbarians in a series of baroque physical challenges, not to mention the erotic wiles of the daughter of the Duke of barbarians. Goliath eventually leads the charge and sends the barbarians packing.

For both films, Baxter broke away from his usual hit pop/cocktail lounge music and composed colorful, epic adventure music. The original LP release for Master of the World was a rerecording of the score, and that stereo LP presentation is presented here in its entirety.  After an exhaustive search for the first release, Intrada had located and included 20 minutes of the original film recording of the score, in perfect stereo sound and featuring most of the key set pieces from the film.  Goliath and the Barbarians also presents the entire stereo LP program. 

INTRADA Signature Editions MAF 7135

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
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Rabid Love [Soundtrack]... Something that brings more to Your Ears!

Rabid Love [Soundtrack]

Note From the Producers: We are very proud of the amazing artists that provided Rabid Love with a totally 80's rocking soundtrack.  Be sure to check them out online, buy their albums, download their wonderful music, and support them on their respective social media sites!


Ruby Faith and the Waiting World
'All in the Name of Rock' , 'Rat Trap Town', 'Cry Alone' and 'White Heat'
https://soundcloud.com/ruby-faith
 

Gene the Werewolf
'I've Got the Love', 'The Ballad of Gene' and 'Light Me Up'
www.GeneTheWerewolf.com
www.Facebook.com/GeneTheWerewolf

R&R (Richard Skowronski/Richard Altman)
'Love Lies Deep' and 'Everywhere For Me'
http://www.soundcloud.com/richardskowronski

The Clinton-Johnson Band

'If You Love Me' and 'He's Loving You'
http://www.myspace.com/theclintonjohnsonband
 


This film "Rabid Love" features a fresh, yet great group songs that bring you to a time where you will enjoy the film and music. Nice accompaniment to bring you into a story to film to adding this to you soundtrack collection. [MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Dark Horse Comics: JUNE 25th

Series Launches!
Dream Thief: Escape #1 <--- Jai Nitz is kicking ass and taking names!
Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #1 <--- Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner!

Series Finale!
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6 <--- Absolutely NO SPOILERS! BIG FINISH!
Vandroid #5 <--- Final issue!

One Shot!
The Goon: One For the Road (one-shot) <--- Eric Powell is BACK!
Captain Midnight #12 <--- Starting Point! Josh Williamson!
Conan the Avenger #3 <--- Fred Van Lente!
Ghost #5 <--- Chris Sebela takes the reins!!
 


 

Halo: Escalation #7 <--- Halo's ongoing comic series keeps rocking!
King Conan: The Conqueror #5 <--- Tim Truman!
Mass Effect: Foundation #12 <--- Mass Effect's ongoing comic series heads to new heights!
Mind Mgmt #23 <--- UGHHH SO GOOD. Why aren't you ALL reading Mind MGMT?!
Pariah #5 <--- 3 issues left after this!
Star Wars: Legacy #16 <--- Only two more issues left for Legacy, get in now!
Star Wars: Rebel Heist #3 <---Matt Kindt's wild ride with Han Solo kicks it up a notch!
The Massive #24 <--- Colorist sensation Jordie Bellaire!
Tomb Raider #5 <--- Gail Simone!
 





 SINGLE ISSUES:
Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City HC <--- Um…This book could kill someone. It's AWESOME( heavy). Seriously though, everyone should read it. Classic.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For HC <--- Not as heavy, but still awesome. Read before the movie comes out. DUH.
Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord of the Jungle HC <--- Excellent Tarzan archive!
The Massive Volume 3: Longship TPB <--- Artist Garry Brown!
The Occultist Volume 2: At Death’s Door TPB <--- Tim Seeley!
Vampire Hunter D Volume 21: Record of the Blood Battle TPB <--- Best selling manga prose! Read up!

Interview with Composer... Kevin Riepl


Special treat for the interview today... working with his busy schedule, taking time to chat about his latest release "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero"... composer Kevin Riepl. You might remember "Howlin' Wolf Records" released "Silent Night" with us last year, I am thrilled to finally get to share and chat with this awesome composer. You really should check out more of our releases and of course Kevin's [CLICK HERE]... you will not be disappointed! THANK YOU!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: Please tell us your involvement on "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" and how is working on the third film in the series?

Kevin Riepl: I am the composer of Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. I met the director, Kaare Andrews, when we worked together on his contribution ‘Vagitus’ to the ABCs OF DEATH horror anthology. Working on Vagitus with Kaare I knew he had a great vision with storytelling and I feel we clicked well creatively. When hearing that he was going to helm a prequel to Cabin Fever, I was excited to possibly have a shot at working with him again. The fact that it was a prequel and not just a rehashing of the story was what made it interesting to me. This also affected how I approached the music. I wasn’t tied to any musical ideas that were established in the original or its sequel, allowing me more freedom in developing the musical palette for this one.

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: With a mix of scores under your credits do you prefer game or film/television work?

Kevin Riepl: I’d hate to provide you with a cliché answer, but I love working in each medium. Each have things I love about them. Some aspects of writing for games may fill a creative void that film and television work don’t or can’t provide and the same goes the other way around. Still often to this day in games, composers get to flex their big ‘action and dramatic score’ muscles to help fit the ever expanding size of game environments. For films, not only am I scoring a story in a linear way, which most games don’t offer, it also allows me a more emotional connection with the content.


Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: How much creative control do you have working on any of your projects like “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” and where do you find inspiration?

Kevin Riepl: Some directors and producers are more hands-on during the creative process. Sometimes providing input on aspects of the score, to the point where it becomes a collaborative effort. Aside from honoring the director’s original creative vision, I think I have been lucky enough in my past and current projects to have full creative control over my scores. My inspiration for the music begins with my initial discussion with the director and listening to them tell me about the movie, their vision and what kind of story they want it to be. There are times that I like reading the scripts to help with ideas, but the key thing is, as a composer, we score visuals and emotions that are on-screen. From script mode to final lock, so much has changed that what I ‘created’ in my head, is nothing like what I see on screen. So early on, I usually use the script to help out with a musical palette and select what specific instruments I think will work well with the story, character, and/or environments.

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: I asked composers all the time, is it weird to have a fan base and know that some fans know your scores better than you sometimes. Is it a nice feeling to have score groupies?

Kevin Riepl: I do really enjoy having fans that love and have a passion for film or game music. I appreciate it greatly when they go out of their way to email, Tweet, or Facebook message me about my music. I’m always appreciative of their passion and that they are listening to something I created, which is humbling and a great feeling to experience. The main reason I started in music was because of how music made me feel and how it triggered so many emotions. To have been able to tell (or share) that with all the artists, composers and bands that evoked those feelings when I was young would’ve been awesome. So when someone has experienced my work and takes the time to share that with me, it’s a great feeling, and if I am not neck-deep in a project, I do my best to respond to all of them.


Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: Game music is much more of an art than just music, do you feel that vintage gaming should be remembered in modern gaming and do you have a favorite game modern/vintage/both? Do you play the games you score?

Kevin Riepl: Vintage gaming should never be forgotten. We should always keep in mind what made that era of gaming fun and addictive and incorporate elements into modern games. Many aspects of vintage gaming are returning in many smaller style games, whether it be on a mobile app or through the Xbox or PlayStation online stores. People are hugely addicted and the sales are insane. There is something to be said about that. I do indeed love my side scrollers. The Cave, Shadow Complex and Deadlight, for example, are all games, in my opinion, that borrowed gameplay elements from vintage gaming. I am a huge fan of the Batman Arkham games and cannot wait for Arkham Knight. Also, one of my favorite trilogies is the Uncharted series. I try to spend some time playing the games I’ve scored, not only as a gamer but also as someone who was creatively involved. A lot of effort by a large group of people was put into creating each project and it’s always fun to experience the final product.


Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]: Where does a typical day begin and end for you, are there typical days?

Kevin Riepl: Waking up at 7am, showering, breakfast and getting into the studio is about as typical as it gets. Usually when I have more than one project on the schedule, things can get pretty crazy, changing from day to day. But by the end of the day, which is usually 1am, I try to get a good amount of writing in, which on a good day is 2 to 4 minutes a day. Typical days or not, I’m grateful that I get to write music every day for a living.

Red River Entertainment: RENAISSANCE's SYMPHONY OF LIGHT...


RENAISSANCE's SYMPHONY OF LIGHT Available As Classical Rock Band Plan 2014 Fall Shows (Symphony of Light's three bonus tracks include a song "Renaissance Man" dedicated to the memory of Michael Dunford, Renaissance's Late Great Songwriter and Guitarist)

Renaissance have secured a distribution deal with Red River Entertainment, which now allows their new music to be heard worldwide. The new album is called, SYMPHONY OF LIGHT and contains the songs of its 2012 release, GRANDINE IL VENTO, plus three bonus tracks: "Renaissance Man," "Immortal Beloved" and "Tonight.”

“Symphony of Light” is the title track-about and dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. Also featured is "Renaissance Man," written by leadsinger Annie Haslam and keyboardist Rave Tesar in honor of the late Michael Dunford. Michael joined Renaissance in 1970; in January 1971 Annie joined the band. They continued touring and recording until 1987. In 2009 the band reunited, spearheaded by Annie and Michael for their 40th Anniversary tour, they continued to tour and write new songs.

SYMPHONY OF LIGHT is now regarded as a true testament to the unforgettable melodies and love that Michael Dunford infused into his work. Michael died prematurely in late 2012 after GRANDINE was completed. The album starts off with powerful lyrics by Annie Haslam in the song "Symphony of Light" followed by "Waterfall," a song written about the rainforests in Brazil. All the songs bathe the listener in flavors from far off countries, with lush orchestral arrangements and unusual lyrical content, with guest performances from Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and John Wetton (Asia).


SYMPHONY OF LIGHT's album cover was designed and painted by Annie Haslam, who has a flourishing career as an artist known for her unique, signature style. Annie calls herself an “Intuitive Visionary Painter,” "I channel other dimensions, planes of existence, deep into space. I can tune into people, animals, situations, places, tangible and intangible, all from a simple thought and intention."

Annie has donated paintings to animal groups that include The Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Society of the United States for their fundraising auctions. She paints musical instruments and has painted acoustic guitars for C.F. Martin Guitars (one of her guitars hangs in their museum) and electric violins manufactured by Mark Wood. Her work was on display at The Florence Biennale in Florence, ITALY in 2005. Fans have commented that looking at Annie's paintings is like looking at her music, and she displays her work at all her concerts for the fans to enjoy.

Nicholas J. Sands, director of Sands & Company Fine Art in New York City, heralded Annie's paintings as “magical, enigmatic and wondrous for their ability to take us to a far-away place… of fluid forms that are at once alien and familiar, primordial yet recognizable, which dance in an endless array of colors that are as rich and intense as molten lava.”

Renaissance is: Annie Haslam lead vocals, Rave Tesar keyboards, David J Keyes bass guitar, Jason Hart keyboards, Frank Pagano drums, Ryche Chlanda acoustic guitars.



RENAISSANCE TOUR DATES
(Stay tuned to www.renaissancetouring.com as more dates are announced.)

October 23 Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
October 24 The Concert Hall, New York NY
October 25 Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA
October 30 The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA
October 31 Hart Theatre, Albany, NY
November 1 Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
November 2 Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA


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Brain Damage Films: Rabid Love [2014]

Rabid Love [2014]
Madness can be Contagious

A group of recent college grads on a final camping trip together pursue their own agendas when it comes to relationships but must put aside their differences and try to survive when one of them disappears and something in the forest starts killing the rest.

Directed by: Paul J. Porter
Starring: Hayley Derryberry, Jessica Sonneborn, Brandon Stacy, Josh Hammond, Hannah Landberg

I received the film "Rabid Love" (Brain Damage Films) and it was entertaining.... I find that with many independent films there is no real detail. This had a great amount of detail and I liked the characters... we as an audience cared for them. Nice set up, strong voices and simplistic story that never got uninteresting. I get some films and call them "Fast Forward Films", this held my attention and that in my world sometimes is hard to do. Most of the filmmaker's attention is in the gore and less on story, they gave it... teased us...with both, I was impressed overall.


I really did enjoy the film and the smart way you did dodge the stereo-typical falls that other make. It's not about gory/nudity all the time... substance, to hold the audience. Grab them, hold them... then throw them to the ground like a roller-coaster and then wait for the next drop. Group of talented people working to bring something a little better to their audience and we hope to share more with you. [Get Infected-CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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INTERVIEW WITH LUKE GOSS [ACTOR]