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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

my thoughts on.... 'Before I Wake' (2016)

As with all of my reviews of films for The Creepercast, I fully recommend that you check each and every one of them out. I am one man and this is my opinion. I've seen plenty of movies that received reviews that were the complete opposite of how I saw the film. These writers, directors, producers and actors all put a lot of time and love into these projects. They deserve to be seen and appreciated for what they are. Everyone has a dream and I fully support the people that take the time to make theirs a reality. With that being said....
* There may be minor spoilers ahead *
Who didn't want their dreams to come to life, as a kid? But on the flip side, who was afraid to see their nightmares come to life? In 'Before I Wake', we find out exactly what that reality might be like.
Directed and co-written by Mike Flanagan ('Oculus', 'Hush' and 'Absentia'), he's one of the new crop of horror directors slowly making a name for himself. Granted, I see him taking more of a mainstream approach to his film making, he still has a solid sense of style and substance. His filmography contains slick, well produced, horror films with themes of fear and loss. In the past two months, I've had the chance to watch everything he's done, so far ,and I've already seen a progression in his direction and style. I don't feel that his best work has happened yet, but he's got a solid future ahead of him, if he continues on this same path. 'Before I Wake' stars Kate Bosworth as Jessie ('Blue Crush', '21' and 'Superman Returns'), Thomas Jane as Mark ('The Punisher', 'Drive Hard' and 'The Mist') and Annabeth Gish as Natalie ('Beautiful Girls' and 'Mystic Pizza'). All of them brought fairly well rounded characters to the screen and provided a solid base for the newcomer, Jacob Tremblay who plays Cody. In reality, Jacob's charm and charisma is what holds this film together. He's got a very natural style, almost unusually natural and that makes his take on Cody seem very genuine. It's hard to even say that for some seasoned actors, let alone a boy his age. With music by Danny Elfman and The Newton Brothers, they round out a very solid cast and crew, that all set the tone for a rather unique horror going experience. Something that I don't know that I've ever quite seen before and the more I've thought about it, the better the concepts have become.

The film opens with a man entering the room of a little boy. He's carrying a gun and it's implied that he's there to kill the little boy. After shooting into the darkness instead, we realize that there's more going on than we initially thought. From there, we find out the boys name is Cody. He's been passed from foster family to foster family and is now going to live with Jessie and Mark. Two parents who lost their son to an accidental drowning in their bathtub. Cody immediately makes a good impression, but they found out he's carrying some baggage. He has massive trouble sleeping and when they're already in bed, he's up drinking energy drinks and reading books about butterflies. Soon, Mark and Jessie are up late, after Cody is in bed and become surrounded by butterflies. Unsure where they've come from and trying to find the source, their little boy appears. He's as real as they are, until he just as quickly as he came, he vanishes. It becomes apparent that Cody is bringing all of this to life through his dreams, but he tells Jessie to be careful, because The Canker Man will be coming soon to eat them. After a few other nights of Jessie trying to bring back her son again, we finally meet The Canker Man. A sunken eyed monster, who whispers in a gravely voice, while surrounded by butterflies. The body count slowly starts to rise, as Cody is eventually taken away and Jessie starts her journey to find out the truth behind The Canker Man and how she can get Cody back.
As per my usual tactics, that's all I'm going to give you. After all, this movie hasn't even hit the theaters yet and isn't due out until September 9th. I wouldn't want to spoil anything for you, before you've had a chance to see it. This film is a mixed bag, in terms of so many things, but that's not a negative in this case. Being a somewhat jaded horror lover, in terms of the bigger budget Hollywood attempts, this one already had a slightly lower expectation than it really should have. Mike Flanagan has already proven that he can create suspense, dread and good, solid scares, when he wants too. What set this film apart from those other cookie cutter type spooky monster movies, is the creativity behind it all. The concept that a little boys dreams of an event he witnessed through his own eyes, manifesting itself in the real world, is really unique. It takes the things that used to hide under our bed and pulls them out into the open. All the things that we used to imagine were in the dark corner, behind the chair with the coat on it, are now right in front of us. Suddenly the monsters we feared are no longer just an over active imagination. Despite the negative results, the reality is that Cody actually has a gift. That brings me to the next aspect of this film that makes it different from all the rest. It contains a lot of very beautiful and quite magical images. Especially the Christmas light butterflies. It's almost like something out of a fairy tale. When you take something like that and suddenly twist it into the glowing eyes of your worst nightmares, it's unsettling and incredibly effective. The beautiful and the ugly come together to create something else. This, alone, is reason enough to recommend 'Before I Wake'.

This film starts out really strong, like all of Mr. Flanagan's other films, but does suffer from a few pacing problems. It also has some technical issues with The Canker Man, himself. Once he's out of the shadows, you see a bit too much of him and after that, the mystery is gone. Granted, you have to see him at some point, in order for the ending to make sense, but he could have worked to keep him more of a secret for a longer period of time. Perhaps if there were more practical effects than CGI? If I wasn't so tired of the use of CGI monsters and ghosts, I might have had a more positive response right away. Especially considering the overuse of it in the final act. I don't understand why special effects houses continue using the same stylistic choices with creature design? There are a lot of flaws in this film, ironically with the monsters themselves, who are one of the focal points. It's really the only major issue I have with this film. Otherwise, I feel like he succeeded in making a horror film that not only gives you a sense of wonder and child like awe, but also some real moments of terror and sadness.
My initial reaction was not as positive as this review may sound, but I slept on things last night and when I re-visited everything that happened in the film, I realized exactly how smart and well done this really was. With that being said, if you've made it this far into my review, please watch 'Before I Wake' with the mindset that The Canker Man and the others he's consumed, is only a piece of a much larger puzzle that is telling a story of love, loss and magic. Something I never thought I'd say about a horror film. With a second or third viewing, I believe this will reveal a few more truths, but for now, I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Not necessarily because I absolutely loved it, but because it took risks and provided something new to the genre. 'Before I Wake' also did it with very seamless skill that made me not even notice the man behind the curtain, until it was over. I recommend going to see this one, when it hits the theaters. If you think you've seen everything that the world of scary movies has to offer.... you might be wrong.

If you like this, also check out Mike Flanagan's other work: 'Oculus', 'Absentia' and 'Hush'













Thursday, July 28, 2016

LAKE NOWHERE announces distribution details and amazing new illustrated cover art!

BrinkVision to bring the 80’s-style slasher to Blu-Ray, DVD & VOD on August 16th



LAKE NOWHERE, the 80s-style slasher horror film that Fangoria called “a little slice of heaven for fans of vintage bloodfests” has unveiled a brand new, hand-painted poster to the celebrate its August 16th release on Blu-Ray, DVD & VOD!  BrinkVision recently acquired the U.S. Distribution rights to the film and plans to deliver a “Limited Edition” Blu-Ray/DVD combo jam-packed with special features, including a half hour behind-the-scenes featurette documenting the skeleton crew’s six fateful days on location at a remote lakeside cabin.

Fresh off its festival run, LAKE NOWHERE has been lauded for its authentic recreation of the look and feel of a long lost bootleg tape. Preceded by original trailers & commercials, the film resurrects the thrill of gory midnightmovies for an hour-long plunge into the depths of horror. LAKE NOWHERE traces the familiar tale of a group of friends who arrive at a desolate lakeside cabin only to be stalked and murdered by a “Masked Maniac.” This age-old tale of senseless slaughter quickly spirals into the realm of supernatural horror and classic monster movies, as we learn the true power that lies within LAKE NOWHERE.

The “Limited Edition” Blu-Ray/DVD combo will include the behind-the-scenes featurette, along with a writer/director commentary, actors’ commentary, and several previously unreleased teaser trailers for HARVEST MAN, one of the trailers which precedes the film.

The film was directed by Christopher Phelps and Maxim Van Scoy, produced by R. S. Fitzgerald and Rose Sambrato in association with Ursidae Parade and The Ravacon Collective. Additional film & VHS processing by Muckraker Productions. The film stars Laura Hajek, Wray Villanova, Nathan Andrew Wright, Oscar Allen, Melody Kology, Paul Gagnon, Charles Gaskins, and Matthew Howk as the “Masked Maniac.” Cover art by Rain Delmar.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SOILWORK to Release Rarities Collection Death Resonance onAugust 19 via Nuclear Blast


Pre-Orders Coming Soon!


Visionary Swedish metallers SOILWORK have officially announced the release of a special collection of rarities, entitled Death Resonance, on August 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. More information on the album and pre-orders will be announced soon.
SOILWORK comments, "Attention SOILWORK fans! Although The Tour Majestic is far from over, we've put together a very special release for you all. Death Resonance compiles fifteen rare and unreleased tracks ranging all the way back to Stabbing The Drama. Many of these tracks were previously only available in Asia. Two songs are brand new and five others have been remixed for your listening pleasure. More details to follow soon. Stay tuned!"
SOILWORK recently wrapped up a U.S. tour with headliners FEAR FACTORY. In addition, drummer Dirk Verbeuren has recently been providing his talents to thrash kings MEGADETH on tour and will continue to do so over the course of the next few months.
See below for all currently confirmed SOILWORK international tour dates. Visitwww.soilwork.org for tickets and more information.
SOILWORK 2016 International Festivals and Headliners:
6.8.2016 Copenhagen, Denmark - Biblioteket                       
6.9.2016 Sölvesborg, Sweden  - Sweden Rock Festival w/ Queen, Twisted Sister and others
6.11.2016 Tampere, Finland - South Park w/ Slayer, Triptykon and others
6.17.2016 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting w/ Black Sabbath and others
6.24.2016 Dokkum, Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air w/ Doro, Testament and others
6.25.2016 Dischingen, Germany - Rock am Härtsfeldsee w/ Powerwolf
6.26.2016 Pordenone, Italy - IL DEPOSITO w/ Despite Exile, LOGICAL and more
6.28.2016 Wien, Austria - Szene
6.29.2016 Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
6.30.2016 Cassinone di Seriate, Italy - Sottozero Summer Festival
7.1.2016 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 (headlining show)
7.3.2016 Kavarna, Bulgaria - Kavarna Rock Fest
7.7.2016 Ballenstedt, Germany - Rockharz Open Air w/ Saxon, Avantasia and more
7.9.2016 Bangalore, India - Bangalore Open Air                                           
8.14.2016 Rasnov, Romania - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
8.19.2016 Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - SummerBreeze Open Air
8.20.2016 Sinbronn, Germany - Motocultor Festival
SOILWORK August 2016 UK Tour with ARCH ENEMY:
Tickets available from seetickets.com
8.21.2016 Norwich, UK -Waterfront w/ ARCH ENEMY
8.22.2016 Sheffield, UK - Corporation w/ ARCH ENEMY

8.23.2016 Cardiff, UK -Tramshed w/ ARCH ENEMY
8.24.2016 Southampton, UK - Engine Rooms w/ ARCH ENEMY
8.25.2016London, UK - The Underworld (tickets) (headline - NO ARCH ENEMY)
SOILWORK in South America:
9.9.2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Treato Odisseia
9.10.2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Clash Club
9.11.2016 Curitiba, Brazil - Music Hall
9.13.2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Uniclub
9.14.2016 Montevideo, Uruguay - MM Box
9.16.2016 Santiago, Chile - Blondie
9.17.2016 Lima, Peru - The Blood
9.18.2016 Bogota, Columbia - Auditorio Lumiere
9.20.2016 Guadalupe Inn, Mexico - Lunario
KREATOR, SEPULTURA, SOILWORK, ABORTED European Tour:
Presented by: EMP, ESP, Meinl, Metal.de, Metal Hammer, Metal + Wine, Metalnews.de, Musix, Nuclear Blast, Peta, Piranha, RTN-Touring, Tätowiermagazin, Visions.
2.1.2017 Metz, France - B.A.M.
2.2.2017 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
2.3.2017 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
2.4.2017 Hamburg, Germany - Mehr! Theater
2.6.2017 Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
2.7.2017 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
2.10.2017 Helsinki, Finland - Black Box
2.11.2017 Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
2.12.2017 Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
2.13.2017 Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
2.15.2017 Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
2.16.2017 Wien, Austria - Gasometer
2.17.2017 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
2.18.2017 Berlin, Germany - Columbia-Halle
2.19.2017 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z 7
2.21.2017 Trezzo, Italy - Live Club
2.22.2017 Grenoble, France - Summum
2.23.2017 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
2.24.2017 Madrid, Spain - Riviera
2.25.2017 Toulouse, France - Bikini
2.26.2017 Paris, France - Bataclan
2.28.2017 Manchester, UK - Academy
3.1.2017 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
3.2.2017 London, Uk - O2 Forum
3.3.2017 Balen, Belgium - Torhout
3.4.2017 Essen, Germany - Grugahalle
SOILWORK's The Ride Majestic is available to order now in CDvinyl, or digital formats.

More on SOILWORK:
"Death In General" music video: https://youtu.be/kme-sxY2pAQ
"Enemies In Fidelity" music video: https://youtu.be/5aCvJWyeGnA 
"The Ride Majestic" song stream: https://youtu.be/0wLXeWKGRpM
Visit SOILWORK online at www.soilwork.org.
SOILWORK is:
Björn "Speed" Strid (vocals)
Sven Karlsson (keyboards)
Dirk Verbeuren (drums)
Sylvain Coudret (guitar)
David Andersson (guitar)
Markus Wibom (bass)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"The Before Time" is available on DirecTV, Dish Network and Itunes


When two rival crews head into the desert to shoot a reality show based on a series of murders in the southwest, they discover that truth is not only stranger than fiction, it's more dangerous. Something wants to keep them from digging deeper and from escaping the desert alive.

"The Before Time" is available on DirecTV, Dish Network and itunes:
https://itun.es/us/vCW9bb



Review coming soon!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Australia’s MONSTER PICTURES counts Cannes breakout film RAW among its Marche acquisitions


Australia’s MONSTER PICTURES counts Cannes breakout film RAW
among its Marche acquisitions

In their most successful market outing to date, Monster Pictures, genre label and producers of Australia’s premier cult film festival Monster Fest (set for November 24-27, 2016) have picked up eight new titles at this year’s Marché du Film, including the festival’s most coveted genre buzz film and feature debut of French director Julia Ducournau, RAW.

                         

Adding to its recently-announced first quarter slate of acquisitions (including Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ acclaimed SUNTAN, Danny Perez’ ANTIBIRTH and Jim Hosking’s THE GREASY STRANGLER) and Ducournau’s RAW– about a vegetarian who takes a dark turn following a carnivorous college hazing ritual - Monster is now the proud ANZ distributor of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay crime thriller PSYCHO RAMAN, Nicolas Pesce’s haunting directorial debut THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, Billy O’Brian’s I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER starring Christopher Lloyd and young actor Max Records (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE), Rohit Mittal’s angry feature debutAUTOHEAD, supernatural horror SATANIC, UK/Dutch slasher THE WINDMILL MASSACRE from the producers of FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY (and starring Aussie actor Noah Taylor) and a highly anticipated in-production horror anthology to be announced shortly.

To book Monster Pictures titles for festival or theatrical play, contact Monster Fest Director Kier-La Janisse at kier-la@monsterfest.com.au. Submissions for Monster Fest 2016 are open until August 12th atmonsterfest.com.au.

To contact Monster Pictures regarding acquisitions, please contact Neil Foley at neil@monsterpictures.com.au.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

my thoughts on.... 'Carnage Park' (2016)

As with all of my reviews of films for The Creepercast, I fully recommend that you check each and every one of them out. I am one man and this is my opinion. I've seen plenty of movies that received reviews that were the complete opposite of how I saw the film. These writers, directors, producers and actors all put a lot of time and love into these projects. They deserve to be seen and appreciated for what they are. Everyone has a dream and I fully support the people that take the time to make theirs a reality. With that being said....
Every once in a while, you'll see a trailer for a film that gets you excited to be a horror nerd. Something that speaks to some primal part of your psyche. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's like trying to wait for Christmas Day for that particular film to come out. For me, 'Carnage Park' was one of those films. I'd never even heard of it, before the trailer came up in my Facebook feed. I wasn't even sure what it was, at first. All I knew was that it sounded interesting and Pat Healy's face was telling me to watch it. After 2 and a half minutes, I was sold. It looked like a cross between 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'House of 1000 Corpses', in all the right ways. After only having to wait about 2 weeks, it has officially been released in a limited theatrical run and on VOD. Last night, I had the chance to see if it lived up to my initial hype or not.

'Carnage Park' is directed by Mickey Keating who's got several films under his belt including 'Pod' and 'Darling', both featuring a new favorite of mine, Lauren Ashley Carter. It stars the lovely, Ashley Bell, who hit the ground running with 'The Last Exorcism' and stole the show in 'The Day'. It also features Pat Healy, who brings his 'A' game to every role he takes on. As well as, Alan Ruck ('Ferris Bueller's Day Off') and the horror mainstay, Larry Fessenden. The film takes place in 1978 and opens in the desert with some old school spaghetti western theme music and a very grindhouse style logo and feel. Right away, it felt like 'Carnage Park' might be a little something different. We're introduced to two bank robbers who are on the run with a hostage in their trunk. We also meet Wyatt, a gas mask wearing, rifle toting madman who's taken a giant plot of land and turned it into his own murderous playground. He proceeds to shoot and kill one of the robbers, which leads to the hostage attempting to escape. Soon, Wyatt is hunting them both. The sheriff shows up to investigate and we learn that he's Wyatt's brother. It's never clear if he realizes what Wyatt is up too, but it appears that he knows more than he's letting on. From there, things become a cat and mouse game, as the hostage, sheriff and Wyatt are all trying to escape with their lives.
Despite it's very simple premise and story line, 'Carnage Park' actually has a lot going for it. Mickey Keating creates a simple, kinetic thriller that grabs you from the opening sequence and holds on to you tightly until the film reaches it's ultimate climax. It does become a bit uneven at times, but it's never for very long. I think a large reason for this is because all of the actors are committed to their roles and it shows through in their performances. Pat Healy plays a great psychopath. Ashley Bell is a very strong 'final girl' and Alan Ruck is perfectly cast as the even tempered sheriff. There's really not a lot of complaints I have about the film. Ultimately, the question still remains, did it live up to the hype that the trailer created? In the end, I don't think it fully paid off the movie going experience it promised. It was still leaps and bounds ahead of a lot of the other similar films that are being made right now. However, it just felt a bit rushed and a little bit too sparse. Perhaps that's what Mr. Keating was going for? Maybe it was budgetary? Maybe he wanted to keep it simple and pure, so as not to muddy the waters too much. It was still a solid effort and shows a lot of promise of what's to come from him as a film maker. It also continues on the, already, well established reputations that the lead actors all have. They came into 'Carnage Park' with the intention of giving it their all, and they did just that.

My final thoughts? The ending did stand out from the rest of the film. With the way Mickey Keating shot the chase scene in the abandonded mines, you almost felt as though you were the one being chased. It was very unnerving and accomplished a level of discomfort that most directors only dream of. On paper, the way it was done, shouldn't have worked as well as it did. I'm not sure exactly what it was about it, but you'll have to see it for yourself to understand. After all of the things I've already said, I honestly believe that this one may have a bit more of a long term life, as a cult favorite. As I've sat with it a couple of days now, the imagery and characters created have continued to stick out in my head. I keep remembering certain scenes and emotions created from the film. That's the sign of something more than just a one off, watch it and forget it, kind of movie. I'm happy to give it a solid 3 out of 5 star review, with the potential for more, after it's aged a few years. Give this one a day in court, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. It's almost everything you want in this kind of horror film, with a few hiccups here and there, but all of them are forgivable and cured with a glass of water.

If you like this one, check out: 'House of 1000 Corpses', 'The Hills Have Eyes' (2006) and 'The Day' (2011)










Friday, July 22, 2016

Monthly Creepy Project to Support: MOTH - independent horror film - goes to festivals



"Moth" is a short film that comes to us from József Gallai, independent filmmaker from Hungary. We will have a review of it posted here in the very near future to help convince you why you should help this little master piece do the festival circuit. Meanwhile, check out the trailer above and join in the stretch goal while there's still time!

Terror Time Out: Brain Damage (1988)



Wonderfully insane film from the 80's in which we learn brain eating slugs are our friends!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night Doc Now Available For Pre-order!


WELCOME TO FRIGHT NIGHT... FOR REAL!
From the team who brought you ‘Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser’ and Hellhound: Hellraiser II’ comes this new and extensive look at the making of Tom Holland’s cult-classic vampire hit ‘Fright Night’ and it’s sinister yet campy sequel ‘Fright Night Part 2’ directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.‘You’re so cool, Brewster!’ casts ‘Hellraiser’ alumni Simon Bamford as your host, Peter Vincent and features a plethora of exclusive interview with both cast and crew, including Tom Holland himself, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark, Richard Edlund, Steve Johnson, Tommy Lee Wallace, Julie Carmen, Brian Thompson, Jon Gries and many more.
As well as being a tribute to the late, great Roddy McDowall, ‘You’re so cool, Brewster!’ reveals the behind the scenes tales of both productions showcasing rare photographs, storyboards and artwork that details the thirty year legacy of both horror classics. ‘You’re so cool, Brewster!’ also digs deeper into the real life Hollywood horror of the murder and betrayal that ultimately doomed the release of ‘Fright Night Part 2’ and future sequels.
With hours of bonus features including:
  • Writing Horror: Tom Holland Feature
  • Apes to Bats: Roddy McDowall Feature
  • Peter Vincent Vintage Trailers
  • Full Peter Vincent Host Segments
  • Official Trailer
  • Photo Galleries
  • and much more

Now available to pre-order exclusively at http://www.cultscreenings.co.uk/fright-night with estimated shipping in August 2016, this DVD/Blu-ray combo pack comes with an exclusive O-Card and an 8-Page comic book featuring Evil Ed and Peter Vincent. This set is limited to 1000 copies only and is sure to be a sought after item for Fright Night fans across the world. DVD/Blu-ray is region all/NTSC and will play on all international players


Get your copy today and take a peek behind the curtains of one of the most successful horror films of 1980s. Welcome to Fright Night… for real!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rave Rockers SEEK IRONY to Re-Release New Album Tech N' Roll via UDR


Rave Rockers SEEK IRONY to Re-Release New Album 
Tech N' Roll via UDR Music on July 29, 2016
 
Pre-Orders for Tech N' Roll Coming Soon

 
After witnessing the original release of what most consider Tel Aviv-native and now Austin-local electronic rock band SEEK IRONY's breakout album, Tech N' Roll, legendary rock label UDR Music has signed on to re-release it in its full glory on July 29, 2016. Boasting a heavy rock and electronic mixture with an alternative rock edge, SEEK IRONY is poised to join the ranks of genre-fusing greats like Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie and others with Tech N' Roll.
 
Upon its initial release, Tech N' Roll became a raging success in underground rock communities internationally, and SEEK IRONY built further upon a history which had already seen them headline festivals in Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel as well as feature as a showcase artist at the South By South West Music Festival in 2014.
 
Tech N' Roll is chock full of loud, live and explosive musical energy. Lyrically, the album touches upon topics ranging from technological influences on society and foreign politics, but doesn't forget to have fun with fan-favorite anthems.
 
"The music is a process that we all contribute together, some songs are more guitar based in their nature, some are more electronica based," says founding member and vocalist Kfir. "Lyrical topics vary. Some are political, like "Ravelution (Push)" for example, which was inspired by an Israeli-Palestinian youth leadership program that I was invited to attend as an Israeli activist artist, which brought together youth leaders from both sides of the border. (Then) "Running Towards The End Of The World" discusses social media and technology and how it affects all of us in this day and age. Some are very deep and meaningful and some are kinda silly like "Tech N' Roll" which simply describes what Seek Irony's music is really about - the combination of Techno (EDM) and Rock N' Roll."
 
Get a taste of Tech N' Roll via their music video for the track "Devil In Me" here: 
 
 
Tech N'Roll track listing:
  1. She
  2. Tech N'Roll
  3. Devil In Me
  4. Skin2Skin
  5. When You Lie
  6. Running Towards The End Of The World
  7. Low
  8. Peel Me Away
  9. Rave-o-lution
  10. Tragically Driven
  11. Head Above The Water
 
Tech N' Rollwas self-produced by the band at their own Keoss Studios in Tel Aviv, Israel and Evil Snail Studios in Austin, TX. The album was mixed by Phil Anderson at Powersound Studios in Edmonton, Canada and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Yes, Sepultura, Ill Nino, Starset) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in CA.

About SEEK IRONY:
SEEK IRONY's energy was forged early on by its founding members, Kfir (vocals) and Rom Gov (drums) who were furiously active in the music scene during their youth. After two successful trips to the US (and years of success and development in Israel) the brothers felt that it was time to take things to a whole new level and seek a new US pasture.
 
Austin, Texas was chosen for its rich, and open, musical history, and as part of the relocation plan, Kfir decided to also start up a new Austin based recording studio called "Evil Snail Studios", which will be the band's recording home. And after a few intense months of searching, the Gov brothers welcomed on board two new members, Austin's local Grammy nominated and Progressive Rock Hall of Fame guitar hero Alex Campbell, and bassist/sound engineer Adam Donovan who had already worked on tour as a live sound and light tech with Die Krupps and KMFDM.  
 
SEEK IRONY is:
Kfir Gov - vocals
Rom Gov - drums
Alex Campbell - guitar
Adam Donovan - bass/ misa tri bass
 
SEEK IRONY online: