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OZZFEST New Year’s Eve Los Angeles Spectacular — Additional Details Announced!

OZZFEST New Year’s Eve Los Angeles Spectacular — Additional Details Announced!

The upcoming OZZFEST New Year’s Eve celebration has expanded its headlining bill of some of the greatest names in rock to include a second (outdoor) stage. Concert-goers will now have 10 hours of entertainment before they ring in the New Year.

Set for Monday, December 31 at The Forum in Los Angeles, OZZFEST will kick off with live music at 2:30 PM with sets from Zakk Sabbath, Devildriver and Wednesday 13 on the outdoor stage. Early concert-goers will also get to sip cocktails while also enjoying offerings from a variety of food trucks which will be set-up throughout the outdoor performance area, all available for purchase. Food choices include Mess Hall Canteen, Burger Monster, The Viking Truck, The Coconut Truck, Kala Truck, Broken Rice and Drizzle Truck, plus a booth from the legendary Trejo’s Tacos.

At 6:00 PM, everything shifts indoors at The Forum where OZZFEST alumni Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Jonathan Davis (of Korn) and Body Count featuring Ice-T (in their OZZFEST  debut) will take the stage. The night will conclude with a performance from festival namesake OZZY OSBOURNE, who will count down to the new year!

Tickets for the Live Nation-produced OZZFEST 2018 are on sale now here. Ticket prices range from $49.50 for general admission to $179.50 for a reserved seat.

The OZZFEST line-up is as follows:

BODY COUNT featuring Ice-T


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OZZFEST New Year’s Eve Los Angeles Spectacular To Feature Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and More!

OZZFEST New Year’s Eve Los Angeles Spectacular To Feature Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and More!

For the first time since its 1996 debut, OZZFEST–the annual musical event that celebrates hard rock and heavy metal–has created a special one-night-only New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2019. Set for Monday, December 31 at The Forum in Los Angeles, the event features headliner OZZY OSBOURNE and a line-up of some of the greatest names in rock (and OZZFEST alumni): Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Jonathan Davis (of Korn), along with theOZZFEST debut of Body Count featuring Ice-T. The New Year’s Eve party will include an outdoor stage, along with other holiday festivities, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks. The evening will conclude with OSBOURNE onstage counting down to the new year!

“I asked Sharon what we’re doing this New Year’s Eve and she said ‘WE’RE DOING FUCK ALL!” says OZZY OSBOURNE. So I thought ‘we didn’t do Ozzfest in 2018, so let’s do a New Year’s Eve Ozzfest.'”

“What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with some of the greatest performers in this genre and our longtime friends Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis and Ice T,” says Sharon Osbourne.

Tickets for the Live Nation-produced OZZFEST 2018 go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10:00 AM (PT) here. Ticket prices range from $49.50 for general admission to $179.50 for a reserved seat. VIP packages are also available, details of which can be found at www.ozzfest.com.

The OZZFEST main stage line-up is as follows:





BODY COUNT featuring Ice-T






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Ozzfest Meets Knofest Announces It’s Triumphant Return!

Ozzfest Meets Knofest Announces It’s Triumphant Return!

One of the biggest events in music, Ozzfest Meets Knofest, has announced it’s triumphant return. The events will be head on Saturday, November 4 (OZZFEST) and Sunday, November 5 (KNOTFEST) at Glen Helen Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Special pre-fest kickoff Friday, November 3 for all ticketed campers. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM (PT) at OZZFEST.COM and KNOTFEST.COM. Early ticket prices range from $29.00 for a single day GA lawn ticket to $239.00 for two-day GA pit passes; a variety of VIP packages are also available for each day.

OZZY OSBOURNE:  “Last year’s show with Black Sabbath was just incredible and I’m thrilled to be coming back this year with Zakk, Tommy, Blasko and Adam to headline the 21st anniversary of Ozzfest.”

 CLOWN:  “It’s that incredible time again where Ozzfest and Knotfest meet up to bring all music fans together for two days of Rock and Roll.  Let’s not forget the beautiful culture we are involved in and the history that is being written. Join the true passion of our concepts. I’ll see you there. Stay (sic).”

SHARON OSBOURNE:  “Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is coming back for another round.  Last year we had over 75,000 people attend and we have another great lineup this year with Ozzy’s first solo show in L.A. in more than six years.  This is not just another show…it’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest!  And this year’s event means the world to me as we’ll be amongst friends like Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Marilyn Manson and Stone Sour…it’s going to be another amazing weekend.”

COREY TAYLOR: “Knotfest was never supposed to be exclusively about Slipknot. It was always about the things that fueled the spirit of Slipknot: music, art, passion, insanity, and the tribes that give it power. So it would make sense for Knotfest to carry on these ideas, even without Slipknot. Because these things are the gasoline of creativity, and there’s plenty to go around, with plenty of great bands, acts and things to see.  Teaming up again with Ozzfest means another weekend of the biggest, baddest, loudest and best. I hope you all will join us; it’s going to be (sic).”

The multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event will include more than 40 acts:


Ozzy Osbourne
Prophets of Rage
Children of Bodom
Orange Goblin

High on Fire
Iron Reagan
Night Demon
Thrown Into Exile

Rings of Saturn


Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Stone Sour
Eighteen Visions

Life of Agony
Black Dahlia Murder
Upon a Burning Body
Death Angel
Code Orange
Stitched Up Heart


For all the latest updates and ticket information, visit www.ozzfest.com or www.knotfest.com

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Monster Energy Rock Allegiance: Lineup Featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon And More Announced!

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance: Lineup Featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon And More Announced!

The music lineup, along with food and beverage highlights have been announced for the third annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Saturday, October 7 at the festival’s new location at BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ. 

The Northeast’s biggest rock experience will feature over 20 bands on three stages, along with mouth-watering, Philly-centric food offerings, regional and national craft beer, band meet-and-greets, autograph signings, and more for fans from around the country to immerse themselves in rock and roll culture.

The current music lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows: ?Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, Mastodon, Gojira, In This Moment, Steel Panther, August Burns Red, Beartooth, Starset, Radkey, Bleeker, Badflower, DED, While She Sleeps, Black Map, Greta Van Fleet, He Is Legend, Biters, Them Evils, and more to be announced.

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch said, “Rock Allegiance has become a staple on the U.S. festival circuit. It’s one of the coolest festivals out there for fans to discover new music and see their favorite bands live. We are excited to return this year to see our friends and fans in Philly. Don’t miss it! It will be another great one this year.”

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm commented, “We are so excited about being a part of Rock Allegiance 2017! We’ve been busy writing new music for our next record and have been missing the stage. We cannot wait to see all of you and give a loud offering to the Rock N Roll gods!!”

Tickets for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will go on sale Wednesday, May 24 at Noon ET at www.RockAllegiance.com and www.LiveNation.com. See below for ticket purchase options.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is proud to support beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialty drafts hailing from throughout the nation. The initial lineup of regional and national craft beers at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows: 21st Amendment (San Francisco, CA), Dogfish Head (Milton, DE), Founders (Grand Rapids, MI), Neshaminy Creek (Croydon, PA), Oskar Blues (Longmont, CO), Spellbound (Mount Holly, NJ),Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA), Unibroue (Chambly, QC), and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA).

The initial food lineup for the festival includes: Baby Blues BBQ, Chickies & Pete’s, Nico’s Pizza and More!, Sum Pig Food Truck, The Cow and The Curd, Trent’s Treats, with many more to be announced.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents in association with Live Nation.

“We are honored to be working with DWP again as we welcome Rock Allegiance back to the area for its third year,” said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “And we couldn’t be happier that they chose BB&T Pavilion and the Delaware River Waterfront as the festival’s new home.”

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, May 24 at Noon ET, starting at the following prices:

VIP: $135.00

Reserved: $49.50

General Admission Lawn: $44.50

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance VIP tickets include:

  • Great seats in the 100 level of the Main Stage / Pavilion for the headlining four band performances
  • Commemorative Rock Allegiance 2017 VIP laminate
  • VIP entrance to the festival
  • VIP hang areas on the Battleship New Jersey, Blackbox and BB&T Pavilion lounge (space limited at each area)
  • Exclusive VIP restrooms, special food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), and exclusive VIP Afterparty on the Battleship New Jersey (space limited).

During the first portion of the festival, all seating will be general admission. For the headlining four bands, the Main Stage / Pavilion will be assigned seating based on the ticket purchased.

Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit www.RockAllegiance.com for details.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include FYE, Roadrunner Records, Razor & Tie, Century Media and Another Century, with more to be announced soon.

For more information on Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, visit:

Website: www.RockAllegiance.com
2017 Video: https://www.facebook.com/rockallegiance/videos/1445098198884909/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockallegiance
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockallegiance
Instagram: www.instagram.com/RockAllegiance
Hashtag: #RockAllegiance

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Halloween Knockers: Celebrating Haddonfield’s Most Memorable Racks!

Halloween Knockers: Celebrating Haddonfield’s Most Memorable Racks!


It’s that time of year again, folks. Leaves are changing colors, children of all ages are dressing up to battle rogue killer clowns while gathering as much candy as humanly possible, and horror aficionados are dusting off their VHS tapes to take a trip to beautiful Haddonfield, IL. Oh, and resident boobie guru J-Mo is back to count down the most memorable assets our old pal Michael Myers has encountered. If you’re new to this, let’s revisit the rules: 1) J-Mo can only choose one actress per film. 2) The actress does NOT have to appear nude. J-Mo appreciates boobs of all shapes and sizes, and he feels that a little mystery can be a great thing. 3) J-Mo is not a sexist pig. Breasts are great and should be celebrated. Free the nipple or something. 4) J-Mo hates writing in the third person, so why don’t we get this thing underway!


10. Mariah O’Brien – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Kicking off our list at number ten is the grunge princess of Haddonfield, Mariah O’Brien. Mariah plays Beth, the “have sex and you’ll die,” shock-jock lovin’ girlfriend of Tim Strode. Apparently Beth didn’t get the memo that the Strode’s have a rather short life expectancy in Haddonfield. Beth’s main purpose in the film is leading the cause to bring Halloween back to Haddonfield. I don’t know, Beth, when all seems quiet in the streets of Haddonfield, maybe you should leave well enough alone and head over to a neighboring town to celebrate. Word on the street is the Doyle’s haven’t been handing out those full sized snicker bars since 1978 anyway. Copious character flaws aside, Beth is one of the few in the series BZ (Before Zombie) to show some skin, and for that us fans will forever be thankful. Perky pokers aside, you’re annoying as all hell, and J-Mo don’t do crazy.


9. Tamara Glynn – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

At number nine we have Tamara Glynn. After a recent conversation with Thomas Bryce of Shit Movie Fest I believe he is going to be very displeased with her ranking on the list, but I’m sure our friendship will survive this hiccup. Tamara plays Samantha Thomas, the typical peppy girl next door blonde type with a kooky boyfriend.


Her sole purpose in the film is yet again to warn children of the “have sex and you’ll die” mantra that horror films loved to spew at you in the 1980s. By the way, this is total bullshit and can be proved wrong by a handful of slasher films up to and counting “Friday the 13th”…#MakeHorrorGreatAgain…

Back to Tamara, she really is sweet in the film and is ready to take things to the next level with her silly boy-toy, but ultimately leaves much to be desired.


8. Tyra Banks – Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

I know what you’re thinking…


Listen… I know she is literally the worst part of a movie featuring Busta Rhymes kung-fu fighting Michael Myers, but two things. First: Diversity. Second…


Halloween: Resurrection is slim pickins, folks. I know technically I’m not supposed to judge the hangers by their work outside of the film itself, but you know they’re there. Unfortunately for the viewers of this supremely underrated sequel, Tyra finds herself in this position for the majority of her time on screen…


I’m not sure why she is so confused in this movie, or why she is so content on covering her best attributes up, but hey, jokes on me. She made the list and you got a visual presentation…Well played, Tyra.


7. Sylvia Jefferies – Halloween II (2009)

In at number eight is Sylvia Jefferies as Misty Dawn in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. It’s no secret that I’m not an uber fan of any Halloween PZ (Post Zombie), but I will say I enjoyed his sequel effort more because you can kinda shut your brain off and not worry about much for the duration of the running time. Misty Dawn is about as scuzzy of a human you’ll find around Haddonfield. Sylvia’s part is small in the film, but it is a lot of fun. Mainly because WWE Superstar Michael Myers comes in and fucks shit up in such a laughable manner, one can’t help but wonder if the scene was written to be one of the greatest Kids in the Hall sketches of all-time. One might say Sylvia is the White Horse of the film. Would that make Daniel Roebuck the White Knight as he is riding her, plowing that ass doggy-style like a city employee ruining a Snow Day? WOW! Halloween II (2009) has just been saved!


6. P.J. Soles – Halloween (1978)

Yup, you totally read that right. P.J. Soles totally comes in at number six as Lynda van der Klok in the original Halloween. I totally know what you’re thinking, but I have to ask you, “see anything you like?” Totally! P.J. Soles totally deserves this spot on the list. Any of the girls from Halloween could have totally made the cut, but I can only choose one. Lynda is totally THE “have sex and you’ll die” character of the entire series. She meets her demise after totally one of the quickest bone sessions with her main man Bob. And to add insult to injury, Lynda’s gasps for help are totally confused for fake orgasms by Laurie. P.J. Soles is totally a treasure, and she’ll always have a place in the fans heart as the hippest chick in Haddonfield. Even if she always totally forgets her text books. Totally.


5. Kristina Klebe – Halloween (2007)

Oh shit, son! Back-to-back Lynda’s on the list! Kristina Klebe lands on the list at number five and we’re totally halfway done. Okay, so I think I used all the “totally’s” I can muster for P.J. Soles, so why don’t we just go back to a normal discussion about how amazing Kristina Klebe is in Halloween. More specifically how she is, I believe, the first full frontal nude of the series. Pretty awesome if it’s true. I don’t think I made that fact up. Fact check me, Internet. Kristina Klebe’s Lynda is not much of a departure from P.J. Soles’ Lynda, but I thought she was deserving of this higher spot as she was the only one of the three main girls in present day Haddonfield that didn’t make me want to punch kittens. Also, Klebe is one of the best actresses in film. Hands down. And she speaks German. Sign me up for those bonus points. Soles’ Lynda was there for the body count. Though Klebe’s is as well, and even knowing her fate before the opening credits even roll, she’s one of the few likable characters PZ. I would have put her higher on the list, but we;ve got some real Heavy Hangers…I mean, Heavy Hitters, coming up!


4. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)

Finally! Jamie Lee Curtis has made her way on to the list. And yes, it’s for Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later. Sure she had a set of lungs on her (Stu’s words, not mine) in parts one and two, but to me, Jamie Lee Curtis is way hotter in H20 than the original flicks. She is a maternal figure working at a school. She’s having this secret fling with the Guidance Counselor. Drinks a lot. Still need convincing? How about this…


This is a photo from True Lies released four years prior to H20. But let’s focus on H20 specifically…


Jamie Lee Curtis as ax wielding Laurie Strode aka Keri Tate is one of the greatest images of the Haloween franchise. Their are two types of Halloween fan out there. The type that associates Jamie Lee Curtis with Halloween and the type that associates Danielle Harris with Halloween. Group B should not be trusted.


3. Stacey Nelkin – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

I had a real dilemma as to whether or not I could or should include Season of the Witch on this list. It is a departure from Haddonfield and Michael Myers, but I was reminded that when Tom Atkins goes to the bar, a commercial for the original Halloween is seen playing on TV. LOOP HOLES! Also, and this is more for my own sanity, I figured if I included Season of the Witch, I would not have to include each separate PZ cut. Not sure how that math works, but I’ll allow it.

Seriously though, folks, how adorable is Stacey Nelkin as Ellie Grimbridge. She had to be on the list for sure. I also want to give a shout out to the young lass for taking a chance on true lust with the great Tom Atkins. Not only is he why God made fathers, but he also likes to be thrilled. And with Stacey, Tom Atkins is plenty thrilled…


You see Ellie teams up with Atkins to figure out the conspiracy behind the walls of Silver Shamrock. Conal Cochran not only has the coolest name in the entire series, but he’s out to kill a bunch of kids on Halloween with these…


If you look close enough you can see Captain Kirk’s soul trapped in the Force. Meanwhile, Ellie decides to bunk up with a married alcoholic doctor and seduce him wearing this…


And when Tom Atkins finds out how old Ellie is, he finds himself in a pickle…


But don’t worry folks, they still have time to make sweet love in a dank motel room amidst all the conspiracy and wacky plot points. Stacey Nelkin would be number two on this list if Michael Myers were properly involved in this film in any capacity…


Awww…sad Michael.


2. Pamela Susan Shoop – Halloween II (1981)

Speaking of number two on the list, Pamela Susan Shoop plays Nurse Karen in Halloween II. Dr. Loomis has shot Michael Myers six times, dropping him out a second story window. Haddonfield is in utter chaos. Police cruisers are taking out would-be-boyfriends at an alarming rate. Blackboards are being vandalized with ancient pagan words. Dana Carvey is railroading youths into commenting on the local news reports. But don’t worry, Karen wants to bang Budd in the therapeutic whirlpools while a room full of infants face certain unsupervised death. Hey, Karen is a good person though. She knows she is going to be late for work, but still keeps her promise and drives her friend home. That’s a solid move. Her friend could have been hit by a rouge police cruiser. Pamela Susan Shoop also falls victim to Michael Myers in one of the more gruesome deaths of the series. Her face is boiled as she drowns. Yuck. Talk about a twofer of suck. Oh, and she is topless the entire time. Quadruple-fer?


1. Kathleen Kinmont – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

And no surprise here, Kathleen Kinmont has the number one spot on lock-down. Mr. Skin has Kathleen in the books for 10 nude roles, but for reasons beyond our control, Ms. Kinmont chose to tease the Halloween faithful with major cleavage, epic side boob and sweet pokies under her “Cops Do It By The Book” white tee…halloween-knockers-cops-do-it-by-the-bookIn part four Kathleen plays Kelly Meeker, Haddonfield’s resident knockout and daughter of Sheriff Meeker, the town’s badass. Kelly has a thing for her co-worker Brady who is dating Rachel Carruthers sorta-sister to Jamie Lloyd niece of Michael Myers. One can assume that she is also another victim of the “have sex and you’ll die” rule, but before Brady can slip in the tip, Sheriff Meeker, Dr. Loomis, Rachel and Jamie pull in to the drive-way before Brady ever has the chance to pull out. I guess you can also safely assume that if Kelly is willing to hand out candy while wearing just a t-shirt to trick ‘r treaters before attempting to sleep with a co-worker in a complicated relationship, that she has had plenty of sex before and her death is justified in the series for being the town whore. Ah, the 80s. When slut shaming was common place and PC Police were still in Huggies.

Let’s take a moment to honor Kathleen Kinmont and her stellar work in the Halloween franchise…


Well folks, we did it. Another year is in the books and hopefully if you’ve made it this far you know that this is meant to celebrate not only the women that made the Halloween franchise great, but also to take a moment to give thanks to those kind enough to show their skin in cinema for the enjoyment of perverts across the globe. These days I get a little nervous when compiling a list like this, because it could be viewed as offensive in nature. When in reality it is meant to induce a chuckle or two. I hope you enjoyed the experience. Do you disagree with the choices? Was someone higher or lower than expected? Well reach out to me on any of my social media platforms so i can tell you that I don’t care to your face.

Jeremy Morrison – Staff Writer
Co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer, screenwriter, Jeremy has more than eight years experience in television and film production. His childhood fascination with the naked breasts featured in the “Friday the 13th” franchise prepared him for absolutely nothing in life. J-Mo lives by one motto: #wecantallbezacksnyder
Twitter: @acidpopcult
IG: @almostgothim

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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles’ Favorite October Albums!

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles’ Favorite October Albums!


It’s that time of year again boils and ghouls! Can you feel it in the air? Well if you’re where we are then probably not. It’s been in the 80s all week and it feels more like August rather than the middle of October. I’ve been doing my best to stay in the Halloween spirt, and it has not been easy. However, to help with this I always listen to my favorite albums that just seem to put me in the mood for frights! In doing this, I’ve put together a list for you guys of my 10 favorite albums to listen to during this time of the year. Also, as a bonus, I’ve included a few notable artists that I like to listen to randomly as well to get me into the season. There are some cliché albums on here as well as a few you may not expect. Hopefully you find something new to bring you into the season of scares. So buckle up kiddies, and pour yourself a nice bowl of Boo-berries. Enjoy, my friends!

10 Favorite Halloween Albums


10. ‘White Pony’ by Deftones

Deftones his hands down one of my favorite bands of all time. Each album holds a special place in my heart. The original release, without the “Back to School” bonus intro track, is one of my favorite albums to kick off the fall season with. Only Chino can pull off vocals that are both equally aggressive and haunting. It might also help that a few of these songs were used in various early 2000’s horror films like “RX Queen” in Valentine or “Digital Bath” being used in Soul Survivors. Don’t let the infamous nu-metal label this band’s early work receives deter you. This is a fantastic album that can certainly put you into that dark mood. You haven’t experienced life until you’ve sped down a back road with the windows down blasting “Passenger” on a cool October evening.


9. ‘October Rust’ by Type O Negative

There’s not much to really say about this album as it needs to be experienced and not read about. I had listened to Type O sporadically before but I never got really into them until after Steele’s death six years ago. His vocals are spine chilling and if you ask me, Hollywood really missed out on remaking Dracula and putting him in the star role. I was torn between this and their “Bloody Kisses” release. This etched it out due to the name alone. If you’ve never heard either of these albums, go listen to them………after you’ve finished reading this of course!


8. ‘Walk Among Us’ by Misfits

You can’t have a list like this and not have at least one Misfits record on it! For that I’m going with their debut full-length record, “Walk Among Us”. This record is fast paced, hard hitting, and filled with classic Misfits horror references. Whenever I listen to this I like to picture myself in a circle pit where everyone is dressed in a costume. What an amazing site that would be! In 2016 we’ve seen the original lineup of the Misfits reunite for amazing two shows and we had hoped to see more. Sadly, according to Danzig the reunion shows are the official close of that chapter in his life. Regardless, this is an amazing album to listen to, start to finish, when you’re gearing up for some epic “trick or treating”! Clocking in at only about 25 minutes, you need to dedicate a block of time to listen to this record every day in October!


7. ‘Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666’ by HIM

Next to Peter Steele of “Type O Negative” no one has a voice that sets the tone of the season quite like Ville Valo of “HIM”. From the opening guitar lick you know that you’re in for an emotional gothic journey. The best way I can put this is the band got together and decided to write love songs for the graveyard. Also included in this release are two fantastic cover songs. The first of which is a cover of “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak. This song is, hands down, one of my favorite tracks to listen to as I start an October day. The original is haunting enough but HIM takes it to that next level of gothic metal! The second cover, often confused with Gus’s cover of the same song, “Don’t Fear the Reaper” is just as great, substituting the classic guitar riffs for a more synthy sound. My favorite HIM album and a great album to get you into a darker spirit!


6. ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ by Rob Zombie

I know, this is a very cliché choice, however, we’re getting down to the albums that not only put me into the October mood but the albums that put me into that oh so sweet Halloween Spirit! Largely regarded as Rob Zombie’s greatest solo effort, “Hellbilly Deluxe” is a solid horror metal album from beginning to end. Remember, this was Zombie before all of the movies. He had to place those grotesque images in our mind through the music, and he did just that. Of course you have the fantastic singles like “Living Dead Girl” and “Dragula” but there are also great overlooked songs like “Return of the Phantom Stranger”. Each song is like its own extreme fast paced horror film, it is exactly what you’d expect from Rob Zombie. If you’re reading this list I’m sure you’ve listened to this album before. I don’t care, go listen to it again!


5. ‘Creatures’ by Motionless In White

If you’re familiar with Motionless in White you probably think of them as a Marilyn Manson/Breaking Benjamin industrial metal knock off, and you wouldn’t be wrong technically. MIW didn’t start out this way, they branched off from an oversaturated metalcore scene in which they were one of the few unique voices. This album, their first signed full length, encompasses that metalcore sound but mixes in more horror film references than you can handle. There’s an entire song dedicated to G Tom Mac’s “Cry Little Sister” from the Halloween classic, “Lost Boys”. If you like heavy industrial tunes, horror film references, and metalcore then this is essential listening. Sadly, this is their last release that played off their influence of fun horror and they moved into the Hot Topic/Manson sound. My fingers are still crossed for a special October tour where they play this album in full.


4. ‘Calling All Corpses’ by Wednesday 13

Having been in the horror-punk game for 2 and a half decades there are multiple albums that could’ve been on this list that 13 contributed to. From his early work with Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 to his work with former Slipknot drummer, Joey Jordison, in Murderdolls, Wednesday 13 specializes in fast paced, circle pit tunes centered around the macabre. However, where some of Wednesday’s work focuses on gore and scares, “Corpses” focuses on the fun, light hearted side of horror. It’s danceable, it’s catchy, and it’s a scary good time. One of my all-time favorite Halloween tracks is on this album, entitled “Silver Bullet”. Wednesday 13 is warning his lover that he was bitten the other night and when she comes to see him she should be equipped with silver bullets………just in case. It’s a sweet, unique take on the werewolf genre…..in song form! Please, I can’t encourage you enough, listen to this album!


3. ‘Monsters of Drumstep 6.66’ by Figure

Here we go guys, getting down to the nitty gritty, my top 3 albums to listen to in the Halloween season. We begin with………sort of a cop-out. Figure is a Drumstep DJ, which mixes dubstep with drum and bass, who releases are horror themed album every year. He takes samples from different horror films and mixes them with his crazy beats that are sure to get even the grumpiest of ghouls up and dancing. So why is this a cop-out? Well, last year was the 6th year of his annual series and as a gift Figure shared a BitTorrent file labeled “Monsters Vol. 6.66”. The “album” contains 66 tracks. Most of the tracks are the greatest hits from the last few volumes with a few new songs sprinkled in. Now, although this isn’t an “album” per se, I must recommend you seek it out now. This is perfect for a night time drive or even a Halloween party. While you’re at it, check out Monsters 7, Figure just put it out a couple of weeks ago.


2. ‘Hallowicked Compilation’ by Insane Clown Posse

I’m fully prepared for the hate I may receive for this album making the list.

Insane Clown Posse is a group that gets unwarranted hate from a lot of people who’ve never even heard a song of theirs. I will fully admit that from the years 2003-2007 I was a full blown “Juggalo” and “down with the clown”. Since that time I’ve distanced myself from this scene, but it’s more because of the fans than the music itself. That being said, this is a Halloween compilation that I’ve listened to every year since 2005. It’s an album that contains every one of the annual Halloween tracks the clowns put out up to its release. It’s funny, it’s scary, and it’s just a good time overall. Almost nothing gets me into the Halloween spirit as quickly as Violent J crooning, “life is so cold, life is so mean, just let me sleep until next Halloween”. Even if you’re avidly against ICP as a whole, this compilation deserves at least one listen.


1. ‘Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures’

When you think of beloved Halloween Classics I’m almost certain that Rob Zombie’s “H2” is not on the list. I can’t blame people for hating it. The plot was completely convoluted, characters are unnecessarily over the top, and…..the white horse thing…..yeah. All of that being said, “H2” is a movie that I must watch every year. Even for that Halloween party scene alone, this is a movie filled with the good October feelings. You just need to find them. Now, in that party scene was an excellent psychobilly band fronted by Jesse Dayton named “Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures”. In conjunction with the film, that band put out a 10 track album sure to get your spooky hips shaken! Just take a look at some of the track titles and you can guess what you’re getting here. “Honky Tonk Halloween” is my quintessential Halloween song. The group knows it’s a novelty act and owns the hell out of it. It’s a primetime Halloween special in the form of a rockabilly album. What’s not to love?! If there is one album you listen to on this list, make sure it’s this one!

Other Notable Artists


Birthday Massacre
Synth Wave Goth Rock from Canada. They’ve been around for almost 2 decades and, with their diehard fans support, have shown no signs of slowing down!


Jonathan Davis
Frontman for Korn but also a very talented solo artist. He wrote a few very haunting songs for the lackluster film “Queen of the Damned”. Also, has a fantastic live solo album that was released in 2007. Check it out!


The best thing to come out of and leave Psychopathic Records. These dudes are incredibly talented. Check them out if you like your spooky tunes mixed with fantastic hip hop.


If someone were to ask me what the true modern day Misfits would sound like I would point them directly to this band right here!

If you’re not familiar with Ghost, then what rock are you living under? Go! Listen to them now!

And that’s that! I hope you’ve discovered some new tunes. If not, I hope you were able to kill a couple of minutes with this read. I hope you all have a very very Happy Halloween! Now go listen to some tunes and watch some movies!

About The Writer: 
Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 218: Hot Topic Horror

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 218: Hot Topic Horror


Jeremy and Jason return this week, after a two-week holiday hangover, for a brand new episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast. The duo kick things up with a quick roundup of the recent interviews Jason has been bringing to life over at Icon Vs. Icon. From Matt Letscher of “The Flash” to 80s pop sensation Nena to singer/actor (and daughter of the always awesome Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) Rumer Willis, there is a little something for everyone. Jeremy brings us up to speed on the unhealthy amount of movies he has been taking in for his 366 movie challenge. Seriously, this kid needs some sun. He is “Flowers In The Attic” pale. In the process, they take in-depth looks at Rob Zombie’s latest flick, ’31,’ along with a bunch of films from legendary director Dario Argento! It’s way less spooky than it sounds, unless you are a frequent buyer at Hot Topic and then it’s really spooky, so check it out. =

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Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Brings One Night Stand of Terror To Cinemas On September 1st!

Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Brings One Night Stand of Terror To Cinemas On September 1st!


From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween night and held hostage in an industrial Hell. The captives are then forced to play the terrifying game called “31.” Zombie’s highly-anticipated seventh feature, “31” made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, and on September 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time, horror fans nationwide can catch the film during a special one-night event. Presented in cinemas by Fathom Events and Saban Films, Rob Zombie’s 31 will also include two exclusive music video premieres: “The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore” and “Get Your Boots On! That’s The End of Rock and Roll,” along with a never-before-seen making-of “31” featurette and a Q&A with Rob Zombie filmed specifically for the cinema event. This event will keep audiences across the country on the edge of their seats as the five-some must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs on Halloween.

Tickets for “Rob Zombie’s 31” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“I think this is the one the Zombie-heads have been waiting for – a nonstop barrage of insane characters trapped in an intensely violent situation,” said Zombie. “I am thrilled to finally get this out to the fans.”

A rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Zombie’s “Halloween,” released in 2007, earned the no. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend, and his first two films, “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” have become cult favorites among critics and fans. Zombie is currently on tour to support his sixth studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (released on April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records).

“Rob Zombie continues to both scare and impress with his filmmaking. His latest project, ‘31,’ is no exception – it has all the fans talking and ready to be terrified,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are excited to partner with Saban Films to bring this chilling thriller to movie theaters nationwide.”

Following this one-night event, “31” will have a wide theatrical release on October 21.

“Rob Zombie is a creative visionary like no other,” said Bill Bromiley, President of Saban Films. “We are thrilled to have Fathom Events as a partner in providing a preview of ‘31’ to horror fans with this extraordinary one-night event.”

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 199: (Redacted) Shares 5 Secrets About (SPOILER)

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 199: (Redacted) Shares 5 Secrets About (SPOILER)


This week on Acid Pop Cult, the boys discuss the annoying traits of internet zines and their hypocritical staff writers. We catch up with all the latest going on over at Icon Vs. Icon. Hank introduces J-Mo to the wild and crazy time that is Rob Zombie’s new compact disc. And Lastly, J-Mo shares the latest on his 366 Challenge. Rate and review the show on iTunes! Send us some feedback on Facebook or Twitter.

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Rob Zombie Releases Video For “In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High”

Rob Zombie Releases Video For “In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High”


In anticipation of the release of his sixth solo studio album, Rob Zombie has just revealed a new Elvis inspired video for track “In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High”. Having just premiered on Rolling Stonethe singer says of the video, “I always loved the way Elvis looked on his comeback special standing in front of a giant ‘ELVIS’ sign. So I figured let’s do that, but instead of my name it will say ‘GET HIGH.’ It’s a simple message for everyone.”

His first solo studio album since 2013, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser will be released April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records. 

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Rob Zombie will be taking the record on the road this May including co-headlining tours with Disturbed and Korn along with several festival slots. Get a glimpse of what the new album has in store with the official track list below and don’t miss the chance to see Rob Zombie live.

Tour Dates
4/30 – Fort Myers, FL at Fort Rock†
5/1 – Jacksonville, FL at Welcome to Rockville†
5/3 – Biloxi, MS at Mississippi Coast Coliseum*
5/4 – Pelham, AL at Oak Mountain Amphitheater*
5/6 – Atlanta, GA at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood*
5/7 – Nashville, TN at Ascend Amphitheater*
5/8 – Concord, NC at Carolina Rebellion†
5/10 – Lafayette, LA at Cajundome*
5/11 – Bossier City, LA at CenturyLink Center*
5/13 – Council Bluffs, IA at KIWR Festival†
5/14 – Somerset, WI at Northern Invasion†
5/15 – Fargo, ND at Fargo Civic Center
5/17 – Cedar Rapids, IA at US Cellular Center*
5/18 – Bloomington, IL at U.S. Cellular Coliseum
5/19 – Saginaw, MI at FirstMerit Bank Event Park
5/21 – Columbus, OH at Rock On The Range†
5/22 – Hershey, PA at Giant Center*
5/24 – Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena*
5/25 – Fort Wayne, IN at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
5/27-5/29 – Pryor, OK at Rocklahoma†
7/19 – Englewood, CO at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre^
7/20 – Salt Lake City, UT at USANA Amphitheater^
7/22 – Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater^
7/23 – Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion^
7/24 – Irvine, CA at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre^
7/26 – Nampa (Boise), ID at Idaho Center Amphitheater^
7/27 – Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre^
7/29 – Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre^
7/30 – Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino^
8/2 – Austin, TX at Austin 360 Amphitheater^
8/3 – The Woodlands, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
8/4 – Dallas TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion^
8/6 – Noblesville, IN at Klipsch Music Center^
8/7 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center^
8/9 – Maryland Heights, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
8/10 – Kansas City, MO at Sandstone^
8/21 – Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre^
8/23 – West Toronto, ON at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre^
8/24 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH at Blossom Music Center^
8/25 – Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion^
8/27 – Syracuse, NY at Lakeview Amphitheater^
8/28 – Boston, MA at Xfinity Center^
8/30 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center^
9/1 – Hartford, CT at Xfinity Theatre^
9/2 – Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion^
9/3 – Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live^

* Co-Headlined with Disturbed
^ Co-Headlined with Korn
† Festival

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