Music

As we expand our coverage of all things horror, we delve into the dark realm of Horrorcore!

To anyone unfamiliar with this type of music, Horrorcore can be classed as a subgenre of rap/hip hop. With its dark, horror-themed lyrics and twisted messages, this style of music is something we thoroughly enjoy here at Erebus Horror.

Now there are many Horrorcore artists out there, as well as other horror-themed artists and bands, all of which deserve recognition. With this in mind, we’re going to try and introduce a new artist/band every month in the hope of expanding their fan-base and providing the extra publicity they deserve. So without further ado, we bring to you our first feature on the Horrorcore artist Komatose.

Considered by some a legend in the small genre of horrorcore, Komatose has been a slave to the darker side of music since 1998. Starting out reciting lyrics of lunacy into an at-home makeshift recording setup, Komatose quickly established himself as a prominent Horrorcore artist. Now, years later, Komatose is being whispered about in every dark corner by people who dare to like something a bit darker and morbid.

In 2001, Komatose started his own label with one of Horrorcore’s most memorable duos “Kryptik”. With Kryptik as the corner stone, Cutthroat Productions (his makeshift home for melodies of the macabre) had reached all corners of the United States and a few places across the pond just through word of mouth alone! Sadly though, Cutthroat Productions closed up shop when Komatose was scooped up by 3rd Shift Entertainment in 2005. His tenure there was short as he then moved onto one of the most dangerous labels in the country; Serial Killin Records.

With label mates, Sicktanick, Razakel, Stitchmouth and Razor Ruckus, the puzzle is complete. Now performing across the greater US, Komatose is pushing his butchered beats and hideous rhymes to anyone daring enough to listen and plans to do so until father time puts a stop to the madness known as Komatose “The Pumpkin King”. Currently he is working on his fourth album and by what Komatose himself believes, to be his best work to date. The title of the new manifesto, “I, Madman” is a homage to a lesser known campy 80s horror film and is currently slated for a 3rd quarter 2012 release.

Caught your interest?  Well here’s an example of just how good Komatose is!

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If you want more, check out Komatose’s page on reverbnation here: www.reverbnation.com/komatosehorrorcore

If you want to know more about his label, click here (Although we will hopefully write a post on them as well pretty soon)

Remember Horror fans – Spread the word!

 

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This was the final track on Radio Horror (And what a way to end the show eh?)

Nightporter are a Newcastle-based band that have toured all over the UK. They combine the best elements of Alternative Rock, Psychedelia and heavy Post Punk to create a blistering wall of sound of their own. Think Killing Joke going toe to toe with The Doors while Joy Division sticks the boot in and you have the NightPorter sound. It’s the dark end of the street, part melody, part menace but overall very infectious.

We’re a very big fan of Nightporter here at Erebus Horror and we hope to feature many more of their tracks in any further shows we might do (Once we’ve won our legal battle of course)

If you want any further information about the band, you can find it here: nightporter.net

 

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The fifth track to be played on Radio Horror

Located in Manchester, the band is also known as the ‘original’ British Heavy Metal Band.To quote their website they are  Unique. Quirky. Different. Blending and melding disparate styles and influences into a new, unique cohesive musical powerhouse. Thus emerged, without fanfare or bluster, without hype or hysteria – one band to rule them all in the crossover period that was post-punk, post-NWOBHM, pre-grunge, pre-numetal – that sound, that energy, that force, was Hell’s Belles.

Awesome band with a great sound! They’re sure to go far.

Find out more about the band by visiting their website www.hellsbelles.co.uk

 

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This would have been track number four on Radio Horror.

Unfortunately we don’t have much info on Machination except that their electro-sound is compelling! As far as we know they formed at the end of 2010. That, and the fact that it’s just a vocalist and a synth player makes their feat all the more impressive!

If you would like to find out more about the band you can visit their facebook page HERE

 

 

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This was the third track to be featured on Radio Horror.

Never A Hero are the more unique of bands that we’ve experienced so far. First of all they have a great sound which brings up the question of WHY AREN’T THEY WORLD FAMOUS YET?! Surely a band of this calibre should have hit the big time by now? Let’s make it happen horror fans.

Another unique aspect of the band is how they wear morbid-looking masks whilst on stage and they also perform wearing straight-jackets. Not a bunch you want to meet in a dark alley…

 But of course we just had to muse… How do they play wearing straight jackets? Have we been mis-informed? Or is their level of greatness far beyond our understanding. We need to go see these guys live to clear it up (Anything to get a few free tickets eh?)

If you want to know more about the band you can find them at www.neverahero.co.uk