Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Internationally renowned musician of popular rock band Life Of Agony and graphic novelist Alan Robert is the creator of several critically-acclaimed works: Wire Hangers, Crawl to Me, Killogy, and The Beauty of Horror, a bestselling series of horror-themed adult colouring books. Alan has recently unleashed the sixth volume of his successful horror colouring books, where he pays tribute to the world’s most famous works of art. We talked to Alan about his latest book, his love of drawing and horror, music and more!
Great works of art have survived the test of time, but will they survive Ghouliana’s wrath? The latest edition of IDW’s hit coloring book series The Beauty of Horror aims to answer that very question. Bestselling creator Alan Robert of the popular rock band Life of Agony returns to let his undead superstar loose upon the halls of the art museum. The result is a GORE-geous reimagining of the world’s most famous masterpieces. The Beauty of Horror 6: Famous Monsterpieces is filled with over 80 pages of intricate hand-drawn designs, striking a perfect balance of horror and comedy to light that creative spark. However, before you pick your palette, be on the hunt for all the lost, historic items Ghouliana has dropped along the way, such as Van Gogh’s Ear, Venus Di Milo’s arms, Renoir’s Pipe, Warhol’s wig, Salvador Dali’s mustache, and more!
BETTER NOISE FILMS—the production company behind Netflix’s hit Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt— earlier this week released their critically acclaimed revenge horror-thriller THE RETALIATORS on Digital and Blu-Ray. The film stars Michael Lombardi (FX’s “Rescue Me,” “The Deuce”) and Marc Menchaca (“Ozark,” “Black Mirror”), and made its theatrical debut in over 1,000 cinemas across the globe last September. THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is out today, February 24, on digipak CD, cassette and as a limited collector’s edition 180-gram red and black splatter vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive movie stills, a 24×36 movie poster collectable, blood-spattered o-card and a digital download (as seen pictured above); digipak CD and Cassette.
Dark Metal artist THE HATE CLUB ( Alex Poe) has released the official music video for “Burn in Hell”! Pairing phenomenal animation, vivid story-telling, and brutal metal riffs, “Burn in Hell” showcases the enigmatic artist’s mastery of visual and auditory intensity.
“Two maniacs, The Hate Club & Vezanmatics, bring you the continuation of the story first encountered in “My Name Is Legion” music video.
3 years, 3 months and 3 days later our heroes are facing an onslaught and carnage of a foreign force.
Headbanging is banned, metal is banned, humans are enslaved.
Things must change…..” – THE HATE CLUB
“I was stoked to return to this brutal and hilarious world I drew up for the first video, especially since it was a lot more story-driven and I had the creative agency to pack it with all kinds of things that excite me like hideous aliens, rusty deathtraps, post-apocalyptic scenery, explosions and stuff.
For inspiration I turned to 40k, Oddworld and Fury Road to fill in the details and bring it to life, importantly including a lot of reference to the weapons the Ukrainians are using to defend themselves for the later bit. – EVAN STREB aka VEZANMATICS (animation)
The Hate Club is a Ukrainian metal band from Kyiv. Now based in Los Angeles, California, formed in 2017. The band was created by lead singer, guitarist and producer Alexander Poe.
THC’s journey began by touring in the US in support of the debut EPs Space Born and Misfit. Then, followed up with Unplugged EP pt. 1, Death of the Protagonist & Prologue EP. Both recent EP’s achieved formidable success among audiences and reached international charts.
“Cerberus”, a single from Death of the Protagonist EP charted on the iTunes Heavy Metal charts in Germany on the 18th place. “My Name Is Legion” from the same EP, premiered on Loudwire and reached 25th position on iTunes Heavy Metal charts in France.
Single “Crusade” from the Prologue EP charted in Finland on the iTunes Metal & Rock charts in the 2nd and 6th places in 2021.
The Hate Club’s music video for “My Name Is Legion” topped Newgrounds Animation portal for 3 weeks with 4.5/5 average rating further establishing THC’s foothold among the newcomers of metal & industrial.
In early 2021 The Hate Club made a first appearance in a print magazine dedicated to underground music of LA – Highwire Daze. Then in Scandinavian Metalized and Italian Rock Hard magazines in 2022.
THC’s most recent release, Prologue EP, came out on the 6th of October, 2021.
Single “Crusade” charted on the iTunes Metal & Rock charts in the 2nd and 6th places. Currently, The Hate Club is working on a debut album, to be released in 2022 supporting it with touring in the US.
The Hate Club is fully independent.
The Hate Club aims to make a powerful statement in the new generation of metal.
SUICIDE SILENCE have shared a NSFW music video for new single ‘Capable of Violence’. Blood? Check. Gore? Check. Guts? Check. Guitars? Check. Severed heads? Check. The four-and-a-half-minute slasher film is perfect for a Halloween scream.
Just in time for Halloween, Better Noise Films, the team behind hit Netflix Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, announce the VOD release of their brutal horror-thriller The Retaliators. The acclaimed revenge odyssey inspired by a true story of one woman’s battle for survival, is available everywhere you rent or buy movies, including iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Comcast and Verizon, from October 21, 2022.
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