Jun 072013

This is about yet another crowd-funding campaign. This one is very interesting on several levels. In a nutshell, the objective of this campaign at indiegogo is to finance a feature-length film named Postpartum. The director is Michael Panduro, who has a long list of noteworthy music videos to his credit, as well as commercials and short films. His music videos include “Ohrwurm” for Cephalic Carnage and “Tarnished Gluttony” for Job For a Cowboy. That “Tarnished Gluttony” video, which I wrote about at length here, is still etched in my mind, one of the best metal videos of 2012.

The fact that Michael Panduro is behind this project is one of three things that made this very interesting. The second, which I’ll come back to in a minute, is the subject matter of the movie. And the third is a perk being offered at indiegogo for contributions toward the making of the film. It’s a music compilation that has drawn support from a bunch of killer bands. The tracklist was just finalized today. It includes 21 songs, six of which have not previously been released, and more than 75 minutes of music. It will be made available as a digital download at the end of the campaign for a contribution of $15.

The bands who have contributed music to the comp include Cephalic Carnage, Job For A Cowboy, The Psyke ProjectRetoxSaint Vitus, and ZEUS!. The previously unreleased tracks come from Bless Yr HeartFuck the Facts, Kount Rotttula, Medeia, Nasum, and Rwake. Here’s the entire, now-finalized tracklist: Continue reading »

Aug 082012

Job For A Cowboy’s 2012 album Demonocracy got high marks from our Andy Synn, who called it this band’s best album yet: “Preconceptions be damned, this is a fine slab of dark, meaty death metal.”

The album’s closing track, “Tarnished Gluttony”, is a dynamic turn from much of the rest of the album — a long, slow, crushing piece that exudes a sensation of apocalyptic doom. Today, Blood Disgusting premiered a nearly nine-and-a-half minute official video for that song (the music in the video adds a dirge-like instrumental segment to the album’s song, as accompaniment for part of the story until the music on the album track resumes again).

The video puts an imaginative Lovecraftian spin on the song that isn’t present in the lyrics, yet there is still a thematic linkage, as the band’s frontman Jonny Davey explained in a statement that we’ll quote after the jump. Much of the video moves in slow motion, matching the slow pacing of the song, and the integration of the visual story and the terrifying music is beautifully done.

Actually, the whole thing is just brilliant, though there’s a graphically gory sequence that may affect where you choose to watch this. Credit goes to director  Michael Panduro (the man who direct Cephalic Carnage‘s “Ohrwurm” video) and actor Morten Klode. Panduro is quoted as saying: “As a commercial director, I’m a complete failure. The band asked for just one thing and I couldn’t deliver. Indeed, this video has no boobs.” No, it doesn’t, but it’s a riveting thing to watch nonetheless. Continue reading »