Friday, January 18, 2019

Shayfer James Releases "Mercy Down" From Album 'Hope & A Hand Grenade' (Feb 1, 2019)Behind The Curtains Media

From Behind The Curtains Media:

JERSEY CITY, NJ | January 18, 2019 – Blending rock-noir style, poetic, dark lyrics, and captivating theatrical performances, NJ’s singer-songwriter Shayfer James swaggers on a unique path of his own, with a dark charm that turns heads. His new single and music video “Mercy Down” lends a spectacular introduction, with an eye-opening message for humanity, reflecting on the state of the modern world. 

The montage-style video evokes a dark cabaret special, utilizing a variety of B-roll film including old comedy scenes, news-reel, landscape scenery, and wildlife footage. Throughout, they provide depth to James’ lyrics, often providing a chilling reminder to the dark realities of humanity and modern America – including visuals of war, environmental destruction, and nods towards various social crises. Flashed sequences of James singing and gothic go-go dancers bring the video together for an intense, noir-filled visual. 
       

Despite the darkness, James embraces the audience with a positive hope, empowering and emboldening into a new age. The lyrics in the bridge of the song inspire, saying, "but we’re gathering our strength, we’re becoming less afraid, there is hope for us in this unholy mess we’ve made." James shared, “Mercy Down is my commentary on the empire in modern America. The current state of affairs is quite disturbing, but I believe that humans are good at heart and that this era is a kind of death throe before a new, more positive age begins. Words are far more powerful than guns or bombs, they just take a hell of a lot more time to accumulate and make impact. Words. Love. Resistance. Those are the weapons I’m referring to in the song.”


James shared that visual inspiration for “Mercy Down” was taken from the movies Mulholland Drive and Natural Born Killers, as well as the opening credits of the television series True Blood. Always theatrical and cinematically conscious, James takes inspiration from film directors including Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick and Ridley Scott. “A lot of friends did serious favors for me to get the video made, for which I am incredibly grateful,” he shared. “I spent about twenty hours gathering all the found footage that is cut into the shot footage.”


“Mercy Down” comes as the first single off of Shayfer James’ upcoming EP Hope And A Hand Grenade, due out February 1, 2019. He has released six original EPs/LPs to date, and has contributed many original songs and musical scores for film, including some which have premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival (2017), SXSW (2018) and North Bend Film Festival (2018). He is also known for his collaborative work with Kate Douglas (Sleep No More) which have been developed in residence at Goodspeed Musicals, The O’Neill, and Rhinebeck Writers. James will be celebrating his EP release show on Friday, March 8, at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 in NYC (9pm show, $10, 21+). "Mercy Down" is available for stream and purchase on all major digital retailers today including Spotify, Bandcamp and Apple Music.


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Anthony Nadeau



















Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Primevals Campaign Extended--Take Part Now! Only Few Days Remain(Full Moon Features)







DAVID ALLEN'S LOST FANTASY FILM SET FOR RELEASE THIS YEAR!
Full Moon continues to build on our THE PRIMEVALS Indiegogo campaign, a project spearheaded by FX artist Chris Endicott and producer Charles Band and whose aim is to finally finish stop-motion animation icon David Allen's final film. If you haven't yet contributed, we have EXTENDED the campaign. 
There's still time for YOU to be part of this amazing project! Check out the AMAZING and NEVER BEFORE SEEN behind-the-scenes shots of Allen creating key creature effects attached!



When Full Moon finally completes the film this year, THE PRIMEVALS will be be released as a Special Edition Blu-ray set that will feature two alternate edits of the film. The first will be the new, completed cut overseen by producer Charles Band. The second will be the "director’s cut"-- faithfully assembled as David Allen intended. A third disc will premiere a feature-length THE PRIMEVALS documentary from Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures loaded with never before available behind the scenes and archival footage from the many years of this film’s amazing journey.




Check out these BRAND NEW incentives from our THE PRIMEVALS Indiegogo campaign: 
$30 Donation: THE PRIMEVALS T-Shirt
Campaign exclusive! Cotton blend T-Shirt featuring the original poster art image of THE PRIMEVALS with Lizard Men and a rendering of an out-worldly background along with the Full Moon logo on its sleeve.
$40 Donation: THE PRIMEVALS 11x7 Poster
11x17 card stock poster featuring a reproduction of original promotional art for THE PRIMEVALS with Lizard Men and a cosmic background. Signed by producer Charles Band.



$100 Donation: THE PRIMEVALS Limited Edition Blu-ray
THE PRIMEVALS Campaign Exclusive! THE PRIMEVALS Special Edition 3 Disc Blu-ray set, complete with hardcover slipcase and a set of 12 THE PRIMEVALS postcards. The Blu-ray set features two cuts of the film and plus a feature length documentary. Limited to only 300 copies produced and signed by producer Charles Band.

So dive-in NOW and check out THE PRIMEVALS Indiegogo campaign HERE and find out how you can be part of this historical production!    
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Anthony Nadeau



Morglbl & 'The Story Of Scott Rotti-'From French Long-Running Progressive Instrumental Jazz Metal Fusion Trio(Earsplit PR)




Laser's Edge imprint Free Electric Sound has posted "2 Flics Amis Amish," the lead single from MÖRGLBL's impending seventh album, The Story Of Scott Rötti. The long-running French progressive instrumental jazz metal fusion trio has just celebrated their 20th anniversary and has big plans for the new year in support of the new album.

Often described as Primus meets Steve Vai or The Beatles meet Pantera, MÖRGLBL's output veers toward the crazy, mixing substantial metal riffs with subtle jazz harmonies, deep pocket grooves, and their trademark goofball humor. Through two decades of performing and touring internationally and reaping well-earned critical acclaim from journalists around the globe on their six full-length albums, MÖRGLBL is an incredibly unique and creative musical force which transcends genre barriers and commands the attention of anybody into forward-thinking music with a lighthearted appeal.



MÖRGLBL's The Story Of Scott Rötti was recorded at The Beat Factory during the Summer of 2018, mixed by Enzo D'Agostino at Elia Studio, mastered by Mobo at Conkrete Studio, and completed with artwork by Pierre Bernard and Peter Puke.

You Can Pre-order the album and hear the first explosive track from the new album below!

First Track & Pre-Order link(click here)


The Story Of Scott Rötti will see release on CD and all digital platforms through Free Electric Sound on February 1st. Watch for new audio and video previews from the album to be issued in the coming days, and expect new tour dates to be announced shortly.

Led by guitarist Christophe Godin and bassist Ivan Rougny, MÖRGLBL gained an international following with the release of their first two albums in 1997 and 1998. Years of constant touring required the band take a break. By 2007 MÖRGLBL released Grötesk which drove their popularity all over the globe - particularly in the US - and was invited to perform at Europe's famous Frank Zappa tribute festival, Zappanale.

MÖRGLBL shifted in late 2007, when drummer Aurélien Ouzoulias joined the band and kicked them into high gear, ultimately resulting in 2009's highly acclaimed Jazz For The Deaf. 2008 saw MÖRGLBL become the smash surprise of NEARfest X, America's largest progressive rock music festival, where the stunned audience gave a standing ovation and cheered through a double encore. Intensive touring throughout Europe, Russia, China, and the US followed right through 2012's Brutal Romance album. Along the way, they shared the stage with the likes of Liquid Tension Experiment, Panzerballet, Freak Kitchen, Echoline, and Umphrey's McGee.

Three years since the 2015 Free Electric Sound release of Tea Time For Pünks and having performed more than one hundred shows all around the world, MÖRGLBL celebrated twenty years of rocking the planet with their progressive jazz metal in 2018. A twentieth anniversary live DVD has been recorded and is pending release in 2019. While awaiting the DVD's release, and while continuing to tour in support of Tea Time For Pünks, the band composed and recorded their seventh album, The Story Of Scott Rötti. With eleven new songs, the album showcases the band's most achieved material to date, basing all the ingredients that have made the trio one of the most exciting combos of the genre.

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Anthony Nadeau


September Mourning Release Newest Single/Video For "Glass Animals" Comic Book To Follow!(TAG Publicity)


Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has released the official music video for their newest single, "Glass Animals."

        

”'Glass Animals' is about the fragmented soul. It's about the realization that we are all broken. Something or someone has broken us and within that broken state we ultimately find the strength to survive. Musically, it's a little bit of a tribute to one of our favorite bands: The Deftones. The song ties into the comic book as well…. Hannah is a broken soul who, through the help of September and Claire, finds the strength to face her personal demons and live again." - Emily Lazar (Founder)

Photo Credit: Curtis Noble Photography

Shortly after Glass Animals drops, Image Comics is releasing September Mourning The Complete Collection co-created by Lazar and Marc Silvestri, co-written by Mariah McCourt and David Hine, illustrated by Sumeyye Kesgin and Tina Valentino and published by Top Cow. “In a world where Reapers prey on the souls of the living, imprisoning them in the shadow-land of Mortem, there is one last hope for humanity.... September Mourning” describes Lazar. The graphic novel will be sold in comic stores, books stores (Barnes & Noble) nationwide and on Amazon.)

        "September Mourning's debut album (Volume II) and comic books (A Murder of Reapers/ The Hand of Fate) tells an epic tale of “heartbreak, loss, pain, joy, love, redemption, but most of all, courage…” while the comic books chronicle the first chapter of her story." Produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson, September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. If Marilyn Manson and X-Men's Storm had a kid, it would be September Mourning, who also cites influences as varied as Motionless In White, Disturbed, and Muse.

“For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece,” September explains. “Music is the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Music taps into your innermost being. There’s something very intimate and personal about it.”
Photo Credit: Shawn Wiseman - Rock All Photography
The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Men comics and went on to form Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic form, to accompany, and enhance the musical message.

To support the release of the graphic novel and new music, September Mourning will be hitting the road, supporting Smile Empty Soul. Before and after the dates, the band will also be doing a handful of headline shows that will be announced soon. Doing this tour the band will also be stopping by local comic retailers for special meet and greets and acoustic performances.
                    Tour Dates Purchase Link(click here)

Having performed at large festivals like Rock on the Range and Download Festival and shared the stage with acts like Marilyn Manson and Avatar, September Mourning has already built up an impressive fan base, which she calls her “Children of Fate,” constantly encouraging them to have “the courage to embrace their passion… to allow yourself to follow your heart and not be a slave to your fears. To know that the only boundaries that exist in our lives are the ones we allow.”"

The next chapter of September Mourning's journey begins with their debut single "Empire"which will accompany the 3rd comic book in the series, "Trinity"


Stream / Download "Glass Animals" Online:

itunes link(click here)

Amazon link(click here)

Spotify link(click here)

Google Play link(click here)


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Anthony Nadeau


If You Like Dark-Genre Films Darkside Releasing Has The Answer

There is a dark, independent cinema that has always had a fan base and now the company Darkside Releasing is here with some releases that may interest you.
Not so long ago, a meeting of the minds came together. Darkside Releasing -on their Facebook page-had asked for anyone that was into Genre films that wanted in on a certain idea that they had come up with to contact them.
I did just that and after a few messages, a phone call and some more emails, Vince D'Amato and myself did the digital handshake and I can tell you what that is.
Through this deal I will be able to now sell the films that they have selected for purchase through this website. All of the links supplied below have been created by Darkside Releasing and the purchase links are through Paypal, just so you know they are from trusted sites that have been in business for years now.
Vince D'amato

I met Vince many years ago at Badass Film Festival 2 , he was at a table with some business cards and t-shirts and we had a quick visit-he was quite busy.
We are friends and now colleagues in an effort to get you to buy these films we now have available.
Where does it benefit me? Well , with each purchase that you make from my website I will get a portion of the sales over the course of a few months.




The films displayed here I have not seen yet, but Vince has sent me copies of the films for me to do so.
These movies are not for everyone, that goes without saying. But for those of you who are please allow me to introduce you to the world of 

                    DARKSIDE  RELEASING      

Below you can find the films trailer and then I will share with you the current Blu-Ray's that they have available.


Their most current title is:




Amazon Hot Box---
Women in Prison | 90 min. | USA | 2018
An innocent American college student named Penny is erroneously apprehended during a dissident round-up in the banana republic of Rattica and tossed into a jungle hellhole. Incarcerated into the island penal system overseen by Wardress Von Krupp, who is constructing the world's greatest information extractor, Penny must now fight for her life against the evil wardress, psycho inmates, crocodiles, religious zealots, voodoo-based experiments, and the Incredible Torture Machine. Life is cheap and the jungle explodes in Amazon Hot Box. 




                Amazon Hot Box Trailer(Mature)

                                                       
"Fucking brilliant... the last thing that I expected was to laugh as much as I did. Chock full of gals, guns and pure excitement, it’s got all the red stuff you could ask for... Believe me, there is nothing out there like Amazon Hot Box and there never will be. This is pure fun made for the movie going audience that rarely gets this kind of treat. Its blend of humour and sleaze is both exciting and charming… don’t miss your chance to see your favourite movie of 2018."  ~ Blaine McLaren | The Farsighted Blog


DARKSDIE RELEASING BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

*** COLLECTORS’ SERIES MEDIA PACK #4 – EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN BLU-RAY boasts extensive special features including the exclusive Audio Commentary from starlet Tristan Risk and executive producer David Aboussafy (moderated by Vince D’Amato), interviews with Tristan Risk and David Aboussafy, plus a 16-page BOOKLET and limited-edition SLIPCOVER With the original Amazon Hot Box poster artwork!. This edition is independently manufactured on demand (BD-R) by 

DARKSIDE RELEASING and WORK IN PROGRESS, LLC (WIP) presents
“AMAZON HOT BOX”
STARRING TRISTAN RISK  ELLIE CHURCH  JETT BRYANT  KELSEY CARLISLE  KRIS DONTA  JANINE CYGAN
music by JIM WRIGHT  RICHARD DAVIS   director of photography JONATHAN HILTON
executive producer DAVID ABOUSSAFY  ROBYN GAY  co-directed by BRIAN K. WILLIAMS
WRITTEN, PRODUCED, AND DIRECTED BY JAMES ANTHONY BICKERT




Next on the list is 
Horror | 95 min. | CAN | 2009

SYNOPSIS:

Yesterday follows the lives of six complete strangers in the middle of a zombie outbreak! As each person struggles to survive, their actions begin to have repercussions around the dying city, which culminates in a stand-off at the local grocery store.  There, the remaining few decide to band together and flee to the wilderness.  Once camp is built however, they find that the living dead are not their only danger as they begin to turn on one another in a struggle for power and control.


Rob Grant, the director of the 2018 cult festival hit Fake Blood, shot Yesterday on 16mm film in 2009. This, his first horror feature, had also become a hit on the genre festival circuit, channelling the wild, over-the-top energy, gore, and cult film sensibilities of J.R. Bookwalter’s The Dead Next Door and Lief Jonker’s Darkness!

Darkside Releasing is extremely proud to present Rob Grant’s apocalyptic zombie gore-fest on Home Video for the first time – anywhere!





Yesterday Trailer(click here)


                                                       


Directed By: Rob Grant
Written By: Rob Grant

Cast:
Graham Wardle
P. Lynn Johnson
Bill Murdoch
Mike Kovac
Jesse Wheeler
Shaun Omaid
Naomi Inglis
Justin Sproule
Scott Wallis
Mike Fenske
John Fitzgerald
Scott Mainwood
Rob Grant

Produced By: Scott Mainwood
Cinematography By: Marshall Axani
Edited By: Rob Grant
Art Direction By: Zack Tucker Gangnes
Makeup Department: Laura Moxon
1st Assistant Director: Peter Harvey
Sound Design: Ian Robinson
Camera Operator: Peter Harvey
Costume and Wardrobe Department: Ellie Schultz
DARKSDIE RELEASING BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

COLLECTORS’ SERIES MEDIA PACK #1 – DUAL BLU-RAY includes extensive special content plus a 16-page BOOKLET. Featuring the original 2009 audio commentary plus the hilarious new 2018 commentary from the director and key cast and crew. This edition is independently manufactured on 2 x BD-R (BD-R 25) by Darkside Releasing and packaged in a standard environmental blu-ray case, 

Erotic-Thriller | 65 min. | ITALY/UK | 2015


SYNOPSIS:

A thrilling new experience in experimental noir, inspired by the sensual and violent world of the Italian giallo film, REVERSED tells the twisted tale of Asia, a globe-trotting socialite who winds up involved in murder, sex, and mayhem. Is someone really after her, or is she completely delusional and paranoid?


Exploring the nightmarish back-story through her three lovers - completely without dialogue - Asia's tale of eroticism and violence is a twisting journey through a disturbed and passionate mind that will leave the viewer thinking back on it long after the film has finished.






Reversed Trailer Link(click here)


                                              

Directed by Vince D'Amato
Produced by Mickey E.Vil, Patrick Meehan and Vince D'Amato
Cinematography by Patrick Meehan
Music by Mickey E. Vil
Additional Music by The Mugshots
Edited by Vince D'Amato
Make-up by Erica Navage
Starring: Victoria Hopkins, Zoe Wellman, Jade Parker, Dan Richardson, Hajnalka Wray, Cengiz Dervis

DARKSIDE RELEASING BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

COLLECTORS’ SERIES MEDIA PACK #2 – DUAL BLU-RAY includes exclusive, never-before-seen special features including extensive behind-the-scenes footage and stills, a new 2018 Director’s Audio Commentary, plus a 16-page BOOKLET. The Reversed Blu-ray is independently manufactured on 2 x BD-R (BD-R 25) by Darkside Releasing and packaged in a standard environmental blu-ray 



SYNOPSIS:

Inspired by the sensual and violent world of Italian giallo films, Glass tells the tale of a young couple, Mike and Zarana, who decide to cut themselves off from social media and remain in their glass-walled apartment overlooking their city. Anxiety, paranoia, violence, and murder follows.

Starlet Tirra Dent (Demons in the Dark; The Evil in Us) plays Zarana, a woman consumed by paranoia and rabid nightmares after she witnesses her neighbor’s murder. Soon, she finds herself relentlessly stalked by the enigmatic killer. 

Set and shot in the “glass jungle” of Vancouver’s gentrified neighborhoods, Glass is a scathing critique of social media and the middle- and lower-class societies. 

Glass was an international film festival hit in 2016, even landing in one critic’s “Top 15 of the year” list. 2016 film festival winner for Best Feature Film, Best Music (two wins), Best Actress – Tirra Dent (one win, additional nomination).

Glass Trailer( Click Here)


                                                   



Tirra Dent  Casey Manderson  Lesli Brownlee  Ben Hanson
Stills Nicole D'Amato
Make-up by Brittany Isaacs with Erica Navage
Music by Mickey E.Vil
Edited by Vince D'Amato
Cinematography by Patrick Meehan
Executive Producers Mickey E.Vil and Nicole D'Amato
Produced by James Morin and Vince D'Amato
Written & Directed by Vince D'Amato
DARKSDIE RELEASING BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

COLLECTORS’ SERIES MEDIA PACK #3 – DUAL BLU-RAY includes expansive special features, including two short films, director’s audio commentary, music videos, never-before-seen deleted scenes, plus the all-new alternative black & white version of the film (BOTH versions of GLASS are available in this media pack), along with a 16-page BOOKLET. This edition is independently manufactured on 2 x BD-R (BD-R 25) by Darkside Releasing and packaged in a standard environmental blu-ray case, shrink wrapped, with exclusive SLIPCOVER. 


SYNOPSIS | BLU-RAY:



“The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue meets Nymphomaniac!” – The Delirious Cinema 






Darkside Releasing is proud to present two of Italian director Andreas Marfori's (Evil Clutch, Evil Clutch 2) latest genre films!



In SOVIET ZOMBIE INVASION, a group of young adults head outside of Moscow to explore the dilapidated remains of the city's industrial complex, only to discover the dead, rotting secrets hidden within its walls... and they soon find themselves the subjects of their own terrifying discoveries!



Meanwhile, in THE UNFORTUNATE LIFE OF GEORGINA SPELVIN CHAINED TO A RADIATOR, the titular woman in question heads into the city for a clandestine rendezvous with an online mate – only to become one of the city's unwilling victims of torture and depravity.



Content Warning: Extreme Gore and Sexualized Violence

                                     


This double-shot of Italian auteur Andreas Marfori exemplifies the filmmakers' take on society's fears within the post-authoritarian cultures of Eastern Europe.

I thank Vince for allowing me to take part in this and please be aware as I had mentioned at the beginning of this post these films are not for everyone. This is just some more of my support for the Independent movie cinema. Blockbusters already get enough attention all on their own.
I will continue to support the independent artists, filmmakers etc!

Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau