Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Day The Internet Died

Check out this review of DESTROYING ANGELS #10 on the Invisible Oranges blog! Music journalist Cosmo Lee has offered up a thoughtful assessment of the new issue that illuminates some of the core values that keep me hunched over a crappy xerox machine at 3am. Although I'm certainly no Luddite, I like the idea that his Internet crashed and he filled the technological void by spending quality time with my latest hand-assembled publication. In fact, this review has inspired a new CONTEST!

While we're on the subject of invisible fruit, here's a photo of me devouring a giant invisible watermelon at Portland's East End last night when I realized how painfully few "die hards" would be joining me at the bar on a Wednesday night. Painfully few.


The Challenge: Do you remember the debut SUBHUMANS LP The Day The Country Died? It was a snide cautionary blast of irritating anarcho-punk with almost archetypal Limey vocals that inspired lots of 15 year old kids to pogo on their beds and stop eating meat. Your assignment, dear artists, is to reimagine this classic album cover with the revised title of The Day The Internet Died. Take that theme and do what thou wilt. Any media is acceptable. Submissions should be e-mailed to as jpg attachments. If it's too large to send as an e-mail attachment, make it smaller. Images larger than 5 MB will not be accepted.

The Deadline: September 30, 2010.

The Prize: The winner will receive a very special copy of DESTROYING ANGELS #5 (the Mad Marc Rude tribute issue!) autographed by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King of SLAYER!!!! The lucky winner will also have their creation posted on this blog on October 1, 2010 and earn the enthusiastic accolades of all five readers. Make that four readers. An anonymous Nuclear War Now! fan just unsubscribed.

The Reference: Here's a scan of the original SUBHUMANS art to get you started. Good luck!

"It's 2010 and it's all gone dead!"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


A few of you requested the playlist from last night's The Sound of Fear horror soundtrack night at Portland's East End. Here you go...
  • Day of the Dead 'The Dead Suite' (John Harrison)
  • The Thing 'Shape/Contamination/Bestiality' (Ennio Morricone)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 'Warning' (Tobe Hooper)
  • Black Sabbath 'The Telephone' (Les Baxter)
  • The Amityville Horror 'The Axe' (Lalo Schifrin)
  • Cannibal Holocaust 'Adulteress' Punishment' (Riz Ortolani)
  • Breakfast at Manchester Morgue 'John Dalton Street' (Giuliano Sorgini)
  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin 'La Lucertola' (Ennio Morricone)
  • Critters 'Critter Skitter' (David Newman & John Vigran)
  • Friday the 13th Part VI 'He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask' (Alice Cooper)
  • Grizzly 'Grizzly Attack!' (Robert O. Ragland)
  • Piranha 'Dr. Hook' (Pino Donnagio)
  • Mad Max 'Flight from the Evil Toecutter' (Brian May)
  • Logan's Run 'Burn Out' (Jerry Goldsmith)
  • Maniac 'Main Title' (Jay Chattaway)
  • Bad Taste 'Coldfinger Summons the Boys' (Michelle Scullion)
  • Halloween III 'Montage' (John Carpenter)
  • The Fog 'Tommy Tells of Ghost Ships' (John Carpenter)
  • Prince of Darkness 'Main Title' (John Carpenter)
  • The Lost Man 'Main Title' (Quincy Jones)
  • The Warriors 'Main Theme' (Barry De Vorzon)
  • The Budos Band 'Budos Rising' (The Budos Band)
  • The Devil in Miss Jones 'Walk With the Devil' (Alden Shuman)
  • From Beyond 'The Resonator/Main Title' (Charles Band)
  • Alfred Hitchcock 'Music To Be Murdered By' (Jeff Alexander)
  • Martin 'Train Attack/Phased' (Donald Rubinstein)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 'Main Title' (Charles Bernstein)
  • The Road Warrior 'Montage/Main Title' (Brian May)
  • Piranha 'Radio Spot'
  • Halloween 'Main Title' (Italian Disco Version!)
  • The Terminator 'Tunnel Chase' (various)
  • Robocop 'Van Chase' (Basil Poledouris)
  • Recruits 'Recruit's Theme' (Thor)
  • Omen II 'Main Title' (Jerry Goldsmith)
  • Near Dark 'Caleb's Blues' (Tangerine Dream)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street V 'Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter' (Bruce Dickinson)
  • 2000 Maniacs 'Main Title' (Herschell Gordon Lewis)
  • She-Devils on Wheels 'Get Off The Road' (Herschell Gordon Lewis)
  • Zombie 'Main Title/Escape From the Flesh Eaters' (Lucio Fulci)
  • Less Than Zero 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' (Slayer)
  • The River's Edge 'Lethal Tendencies' (Hallow's Eve)
  • The Return of the Living Dead 'Burn the Flame' (Roky Erickson)
  • Maniac Cop 'Radio Spot'
  • Exorcist II 'Magic and Ecstacy' (Ennio Morricone)
  • The Howling 'To Make You Believe' (Pino Donaggio)
  • Rosemary's Baby 'Lullaby, Part I/The Coven' (Christopher Komeda)
  • Stone 'Death Trip' (Billy Green)
  • Godzilla 'Main Title' (Akira Ifukube)
  • Cannibal Ferox 'Radio Spot/Cannibal Ferox' (Budy Maglione)
  • The Return of the Living Dead 'Take a Walk' (Tall Boys)
  • The Gates of Hell 'Irrealta Di Suoni/Apoteosi Del Mistero' (Fabio Frizzi)
  • Susperia 'Susperia' (Goblin)
  • Maniac 'Window Shopping' (Jay Chattaway)
  • The Fog (Italian Disco Version!)
  • Ghoulies II 'Scream Until You Like It' (WASP)
  • Dawn of the Dead 'The Hunt' (Goblin)
  • Stone 'Radio Spot'
  • Recruits 'Iron Hammer' (Thor)
  • Patrick 'Main Theme' (Goblin)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II 'Goo Goo Muck' (The Cramps)
  • Carrie 'Sue's Dream' (Pino Dinaggio)
  • The Warriors 'In the City' (Joe Walsh)
  • The Hunger 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' (Bauhaus)

Sunday, August 08, 2010

More press for Destroying Angels!

Check out this killer article about DESTROYING ANGELS courtesy of journalist Jeff Tandy and the Austin Examiner! "Dread loves all the trappings of '80s-era hessianism, with comic books, horror films, fantasy novels, and old school speed metal in attendance. What sets this zine apart is the involved multi-paged articles and thoughtful interviews..." I couldn't agree more.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Destroying Angels on Fantagraphics Blog

The new issue of DESTROYING ANGELS received mention on the Fantagraphics Books blog today!