Music

First Jason

Friday the 13th fans will likely already be aware of Ari Lehman and his awesome band First Jason. But for those who are unfamiliar with their work, read on!

“First Jason” are a heavy metal band that creates “Friday the 13th” parody music. Their latest video, “Kill For Mother” was released last year, and it is a TUNE! For those unfamiliar with frontman Ari Lehman, he is the original Jason Voorhees (aka The Boy In the Lake) from the 1980 horror classic, Friday the 13th. The song, “Kill For Mother” is off their newly released album, “Lord of the Lake”.  

I’m sure you’ll agree, these guys are AWESOME! A seasoned recording artist and professional musician, Ari saw a great opportunity to give Jason Voorhees a musical voice on the Punk and Metal scene and created First Jason specifically for Horror Fans, especially the fans of Jason Voorhees and “Friday the 13th”.

The band has performed in Punk/Metal clubs, Film Festivals and Horror Conventions throughout the United States as well as various cities around Europe. Currently on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are due to resume their tour toward the end of the year.

WANNA MEET THE OG JASON & SEE FIRST JASON LIVE ONSTAGE?!

Here’s their tour dates;

28th OCT IN TULSA OKLAHOMA AT THE VENUE SHRINE
29th OCT IN OKLAHOMA CITY AT THE WINCHESTER DRIVE IN 
30th OCT IN DALLAS TEXAS AT ORILEYS
31st OCT IN KATY TEXAS AT WILDCATTER SALOON 
1st NOV IN NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS AT THE NB SHOWROOM

Whether you’re a fan of Friday the 13th or just horror in general, This band are definitely worth a listen. If you want to find out more, check out the links below!

For more information: 
http://www.firstjason.com

Follow the band on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/FirstJasonOfficial

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6jHmCFHOYf8z3v4bR3pRw

LISTEN TO FIRST JASON ON SPOTIFY 
https://open.spotify.com/artist/07EZ45YzHRTS7q2XLDKAyu?si=JI-u1R2mRdKPPOMs8g8eyQ

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Night Keep

So since our relaunch we’ve brought you some NEWS regarding Bill Oberst Jrs latest venture and a MOVIE review of the brilliant Fatal Pictures production Heir. So it’s only right that we now bring you some MUSIC! As always at Erebus Horror we only bring you the best that independent horror has to offer, and our musical feature certainly falls under that category. Night Keep, A side project by our very own Daniel Edenfield, is an instrumental masterpiece. It’s chilling, eerie but also has a calming effect.

Now you might just be thinking that I’m posting a good review because Dan is one of the team. But I kid you not my friends; the proof is in the pud! Check out this little snippet below. But FIRST – go somewhere quiet, turn off the lights, make yourself comfortable, and close your eyes. Press play (if you can find it with your eyes closed…) and relax.

Allow yourself to be immersed in the story. Pretty cool stuff right? The musical score wouldn’t be out of place in any big budget horror/thriller!

We’ve previously posted on Dan’s other project Throne of Anguish but as you can see he’s definitely going from strength to strength! Following the success of his other projects, Dan embarked on yet another musical venture – Cinematic Horror Music! Every year, during October he releases an original horror symphony and tale of terror, presented in graphic audio format. He does all the compositions and recordings but brings in others to provide the voice acting. So far, he has released two albums under The Night Keep and is in pre-production for this year’s horror album.

If you want to check out more of his music, head over to The Night Keep’s website here

If you’re a musician who would like to be featured by us, head over to the Contact section of our website

Reviewed by Phil

 

Before I post this review I would like to make a quick apology, not only for the delay in getting it uploaded, but for not making time to write it! I’ve got a lot of shit going on with work, home life as well as the band (which has now had to fall back to one session a fortnight due to various issues) But enough about the excuses. It’s time you read my review of Dan Kraevyn’s project Throne of Anguish! The majority of you will probably know that Dan has recently joined our team and you will be able to read his first feature shortly.

However, despite him being a member of the team, you can rest assured that I won’t be writing a biased review just because he is one of us. So when I say that his music is absolutely brilliant! Don’t judge me, just listen to an example below and you’ll understand.

I was given the task of writing a review for a few reasons. One being that I’m a fellow musician myself so can probably relate to it better. The second being that out of me, Richard and Siobhan, I probably knew the least about this guy. Once again down to me not being around much. But I took the feature willingly expecting to hear a random metal band with a hint of horror, the likes of which  we’d seen quite a few times over.

The first song I listened to was Patrem et Filium. And to be honest, as soon as it finished I HAD to play it again. You see I’m a big fan of the instrumental stuff. Soundtracks to movies and that kinda thing. So when I heard this I just thought – YES! It had suspense, a great melody throughout, the gothic synth and great choral parts. I’m easy to please it seems. But if you’re not the same as me, let me continue.

So now I was in high spirits and expected a lot from Dan the Man. So the next song I listened to was A Dead Day Will Dawn. Once again I wasn’t disappointed. This song had a more techno feel to it at the beginning until the introduction of heavy guitar half way through. It was about the same time that the vocals started. Now personally I’m not a fan of screaming/roaring, indecipherable vocals, except in certain circumstances when it seems to work well with the music. Well I’m happy to report that the distorted vox in this song DO seem to work well with the overall piece and it gets another thumbs up from yours truly.

If you’re a fan of anything melodic, dark/gothic, techno, metal or all of the above, check out Throne of Anguish. From what I’ve heard so far it sounds brilliant and has definitely made a fan out of me.

http://throneofanguish.com

 

We’re back to Horrorcore  this week and what a feature we have for you.

Butchered Beat Productionz led by Rukus has a unique sound that we think you’re going to love. There’s a video further down, but WAIT! Let us tell you about these guys first!

Rukus has been in the game for well over 10 years… He first hooked up with his old partner in rhyme Komatose (See earlier post) around 1999 while he was in a group called ASYLUM. They later went on to form the label Cutthroat Productions as well as the group KRYPTIK and the rest is history. They released their last group album “The Last Horror Show” in October 2010. Komatose went on to become an artist on Serial Killin’ records while Rukus released quite a bit of solo material still using the CTP label. He later went on to start up Butchered Beat Productionz and along with long time fan and fellow horrorcore artist Cutthroat they got the ball rolling. They released 2 albums together as well as a few solo joints. They then hooked up with A-rOn The Don and formed the group “The Gorehouse Greatz”. They released their first album “House of Gore” and got mad love from the moment it dropped. They are now currently working on solo projects as well as the next Gorehouse Greatz album “The Legend of Gorehouse” dropping sometime this Summer. Fellow horrorcore artist CiNiKiLL has since joined Butchered Beat Productionz and is going to be re-releasing some of his older material as well as a new Ep. Things are looking pretty good right now for the guys over at Butchered Beat Productionz… keep your eyes peeled !!!

Want a sample of their music? Here’s a track from their “House of Gore” album

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3rxzVDKUZo]

Pretty cool right?

Want a link to buy some of their stuff?

Check out http://Kunaki.com/MSales.asp?PublisherId=120578

Enjoy!

 

After a huge leap in site visits following our post on Horrorcore, we figured we’d keep the music theme going.

With this in mind, we introduce Prowler – A horror/metal band from Myrtle Beach SC!

As soon as we heard these guys, our first thought was an evil Metallica! They’re AWESOME. Listen to the full song below and you will see what we mean.

Prowler is a 3-piece thrash horror metal band with terrorific riffs, spine-tingling sounds, memorable lyrics and quotes that should be familiar to aficionados of the horror genre. They combine metal with some old, chilling horror and thriller lyrics as well as quotes and live samples directly from the movies themselves.

The vocals range from melodic to death metal (with the death adding to the horror element and emphasizing the theme even deeper) The concept is deadly contagious and each song is written about an individual horror, slasher, or thriller film.

Their debut EP, entitled “PART 1,” was released in January of 2011. It introduced the 2 tracks, “THE DEAD RISE AGAIN” (based on Romero’s iconic, classic, 1968 black and white, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and “FRIDAY THE 13TH,” (based on the 1980 Original). In June of 2011 they released their debut follow up, entitled PART 2 to a growing and hungry audience. Selling out of their first press the first week, PART 2 features the two tracks, “THE STALKER” (encompassing any slasher, stalker, thriller film with a female victim and samples taken from Savini’s 1981 “THE PROWLER”), and “THE TALL MAN” (based on the 1979 cult Coscarelli classic, PHANTASM).

They have just released their 3rd EP on Halloween entitled PART 3. PART 3 features the two terrors, “SAY HELLO TO THE NITE (based on one of the best vampire films; Joel Shumacher’s 1987, “THE LOST BOYS”) and “HADDONFIELD,” (from the 1978 slasher film that started them all, John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN).

Prowler has already started a steady, devoted following and has been embraced with critical acclaim from all walks of the living, dead and undead. They have also released two videos, one for “THE DEAD RISE AGAIN” in March of 2011 and the other from PART 1, “FRIDAY THE 13TH,” in August 2011.

Wanna see? Here’s the video for FRIDAY THE 13TH,

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY8WkO4YREM]

Pretty cool right? The rest of the horror unfolds like this…….. There will be a limited edition series ran featuring – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – and the Final Chapter – (Part 4). Each series will consist of 2 songs making the series 8 songs total. Each part of the series will be sold only at a press of 500 copies, making each part a limited series collectible. Each part will contain a different cover and back photo jacket as well as different artwork on the actual disc. PART 1, 2 and 3 are available now and Prowler will be releasing the Final Chapter (PART 4) summer of 2012. After the 4 part series is released, a full length album will be pressed and distributed in Europe and the US. This album will be 9 tracks, featuring 1 bonus track not available anywhere else.

If you want to find out any more information about Prowler, visit their reverbnation page here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/prowlermusic

As far as we’re concerned, this is a prime example of what horror bands should be!