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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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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!

 

At what point does an actor earn horror status? This is a question I started to deliberate a few days ago following an argument I had with a snotty teenager on a bus.

Now for those who read my previous post, you will be aware of my distaste for public transport. However I persevere and jump on the bus every now and then to avoid having to walk for miles in sub-zero temperatures.

Anyway I was sitting behind these women who were discussing the TV show Dancing on Ice (an indication of their peculiar interests to begin with) and they were talking about Corey Feldman. One of the women asks who he is, to which the other replies she has no idea. I would’ve let it go, until the first woman suggested he may have been a pop singer from the 80’s! At this point I just had to correct them:

“He’s actually a horror actor from the 80’s” I said (careful to include the 80’s part so the woman didn’t feel a complete idiot)

“No he’s not!” came the reply of some snotty young lad beside us “He was in The Goonies”

The two women looked back at me for confirmation. “Yes” I agreed “He was, but he is better known for his horror appearances. That’s what made his career” (and subsequently ended it (lost boys trilogy) but I wasn’t going to admit it to that little shit)

“He’s been in more normal films than horrors” was his response. I felt my anger start to burn as a result of his ignorance. He spoke of horror as if it were abnormal!
“Yes” I agreed again, feeling my voice grow louder “But the highlights of his career are horror movies and any horror fan will tell you that if an actor has appeared in five or more horror films that automatically makes him a horror actor!” (I have no idea where that came from; I was just trying to shut this kid up. But it did make me wonder later on…)
The kid looked as though he was going to snap back when another passenger joined the fray.

“He’s right” she hollered from the back of the bus “Feldman is definitely a horror actor; they’re the only decent things he has been in!”
My ally came in the form of a young gothic teenager sitting with a group of friends who all nodded in agreement. They didn’t look like a group to mess with and I think the snotty kid opposite realised this. All he could manage was “Oh” before turning away.

The conclusion could not have come sooner as my stop approached. Standing up I turned to back of the bus;

“Cheers girls” I waved farewell. I turned back to the two women and said “So if anyone asks who Corey Feldman is you know now”

One of them turned to her friend and asked “Wasn’t he in Dallas?”

I guess some people may have been dropped a few times as a baby…

But I was happy to find the support of fellow horror fanatics in the most obscure places…

It goes to show that, not only do we share similar interests, but we also share camaraderie (Erebus will be impressed – I’m sounding more like him every day)

Anyway, the point of this post was not only to share my experience, but also to raise the question of; ‘What makes a horror actor?”

Do you think it’s a horror movie being the most notable aspect of their career? Or does it relate to the number of horror films they have starred in?

In my opinion, Corey Feldman is definitely a horror actor. Not only has he appeared in the three Lost Boys movies, he also has two Friday the 13th credits, as well as roles in; Gremlins (okay horror might be a stretch…) and Bordello of Blood to name a few (I know there are more, I just can’t remember them off the top of my head… Wasn’t he in a few horror TV shows as well?)

     

Anyway you get my point – Something to consider next time you see a horror actor on-screen!