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Exclusive: White Willow’s In Dim Days Song Premiere

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If you followed my musical tastes over at Bloody-Disgusting, you probably know that one of my favorite albums this decade is Norwegian prog rock band White Willow’s 2011 release Terminal Twilight. While not overtly horror, there many nods to the music of Goblin, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and other genre composers, not to mention dozens of prog rock bands; it is a stunningly beautiful and hypnotic album that I return to at least once or twice a month. It’s one of those albums where you hit “Play” on Track 1 and then just let the entire thing play out from beginning to end so that you can appreciate every glorious moment.

Back in the fall of 2016, the band announced that they would be releasing a new album titled Future Hopes, which will be coming out on March 31st. Of course, my excitement reached near stratospheric levels, and I’ve been waiting ever since to hear the album. Today I get to share my anticipation with all of you in the form of an exclusive premiere of the album’s third track, “In Dim Days.”

Frontman Jacob Holm-Lupo describes “In Dim Days” as well as its influences:  “‘In Dim Days’ is a song that takes lyrical inspiration from future city fantasies like Samuel R. Delany’s novel Dhalgren and movies like Escape from New York and Blade Runner. The CS80 synth, so central to the Blade Runner soundtrack, introduces the song. But then it takes a left turn into much proggier territory. I tried to trip up our drummer with the weird time signatures, but he’s un-up-trippable, unfortunately. The highlight of the song for me is Hedvig Mollestad’s amazing guitar playing – it was all improvised on the spot, and she nailed it.

Breaking the 11-minute barrier, “In Dim Days” is a swirling and fascinating piece that showcases everything White Willow has to offer. There are mysterious and almost eerie moments that are followed by passages of almost heartbreaking beauty. New singer Venke Knutson’s vocals hover almost angelically over the music while Hedvig Mollestad’s guitar solos cut through the time signature changes without stumbling once. It’s a magnificent representation of what you can expect from Future Hopes, and I hope (no pun intended) that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Also, make sure to check out the album artwork below. It was done by Roger Dean, whom you may recognize as having done covers for Yes, Asia, Uriah Heep, Rick Wakeman, and more.

You can pre-order Future Hopes via Amazon, standard digital, or hi-res digital.

“In Dim Days” lyrics:

In dim days
When light is occluded
Through dark poison veils
We move

Endless nights
Ordeals of danger
Evading the eyes
By stealth

Slingblade streets
And dens of seduction
In violence and vice
Enshrined

Nothing matters in these dim days
Hope that shatters, shipwrecked at sea
Sorrow gathers in these dark years
Still we cling to the mast, you and me

Nothing matters in these dead years
It gets harder to even care
But in dreams I’m still reminded
I remember the world as it was

I remember the sun
I remember the beautiful moon
And the smile on your face
As we ran through the late afternoon

Now the sun is a ghost
And all shattered, the terrible moon
There is fear in your eyes
As we run from the watchers’ platoon

In dead lands
Our bravery falters
There’s frost in our bones
And souls

Hollow lands
Where everything withers
Dry winds grind all life
To dust

Nothing matters in these dead years
It gets harder to even care
But in dreams I am still reminded
I remember the world as it was

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Chiller Channel Will Be Discontinued This January

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Back in March of 2007, the Chiller horror channel was launched. The channel was filled with wall-to-wall horror movies and TV shows.

The channel even tried their hand at original scripted content recently with the series “Slasher, starring Kaite McGrath. The second season just premiered on Netflix.

But it seems like today we have bad news. The end of an era. NBC has decided to shut down the Chiller Channel effective beginning on January 1, 2018.

This news comes to us via the TV Answer Man, with an NBC spokesperson telling the site, “NBC Universal will discontinue Chiller as of January 1, 2018.”

The spokesperson didn’t give any further details on the decision but many believe it has everything to do with Verizon, Charter, and Dish dropping the channel earlier this year.

While those drops weren’t catastrophic, the final nail in the coffin came recently when Cox dropped the channel, effectively pulling it out of around 40 million homes.

Are you sad to see the Chiller channel canceled? How often did you watch content via Chiller? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below.

R.I.P. Chiller

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Another WolfCop Gets Another Poster via The Dude Designs

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It was only last week that we shared the bloody new trailer for writer-director Lowell Dean’s upcoming sequel to his hit horror-comedy flick WolfCop.

Today we have another poster for Another WolfCop.

This new poster comes to us from one of my current favorite poster artists, Tom “The Dude” Hodge. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, you surely know his work. To refamiliarize yourself, you can check out more of his posters right here.

Below you will find his new poster for Another WolfCop, along with the flick’s newest trailer. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments!

The film is written and directed by Lowell Dean, produced by Bernie Hernando, Deborah Marks, and Hugh Patterson, and distributed worldwide by Cineplex.

Another WolfCop co-stars Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, and Serena Miller. The film also features special appearances from Canadian music icon Gowan and legendary filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was executive produced by Sean Buckley, J. Joly, Bill Marks, Brian Wideen, Michael Kennedy, and Michael Hirsch.

The film is slated for a wide Cineplex theatrical release on Friday, December 8, 2017, with the film seeing a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital home entertainment release through A71 and Black Fawn in 2018.

Synopsis:
A month has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into the crime-fighting hellion WolfCop. Although the Shape Shifters controlling the town have been extinguished, Woodhaven is far from returning to normal. Lou’s liquor-fueled antics and full moon outbursts are seriously testing his relationship with Officer Tina Walsh – the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a homicidal new villain has emerged from the shadows looking to finish what the Shape Shifters started. To defeat this lethal adversary, it will take more than a lone wolf packing a pistol.

Prepare for the next chapter of WolfCop that will be more dirty and hairy than the original! Consider yourself warned.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 140 – Pet Sematary 2

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Ahoy there, fuckos! This week’s episode is brought to you by none other than Chris Franco! That’s right, it’s a Chris pick! So you know what that means, we’re cranking the cheese factor up to eleven! This week we’ve got $5 Furlongs, naked women with dog heads, and accents that are more forced than a Bill Cosby sexual encounter! That’s right, we watched  Pet Sematary 2 so you don’t have to!

Ever wonder which of us knows more lyrics to Ice, Ice, Baby? Well, Patreon found out, but perhaps there’s more singing in the actual episode. Download to find out!

Sometimes, dumb is better. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 140!

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