Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Matianak live concert footage at Red Line Tap

Matianak live concert photos and footage from their most recent performance at The Red Line tap. Matianak is a black metal band based in the midwest. You can visit them at facebook-MatianakOfficial. Check out the songs "A Touch of Silence" and "Hypnotic Torture". The link to the entire photo album can also be found here Matianak album at Flickr






Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Chicago Domination Fest 4 Interview Full transcription




Welcome, Miguel Goregrinder of Chicago Domination Fest. Give us a
short summary of where CDF began? 

It began just a couple of short years ago but, its origins go back to another festival I use to run called Chicago Metal Devastation that ran from 2005 to 2007. It was more of a local, smaller festival that had bigger plans and just never really got traction. I stepped away for a couple years from the fest scene to think things over and figure out what you really wanted to do with this whole thing. Then, I was sitting around working out a festival flyer that was meant to be a complete joke, I put on all these ridiculous bands, kind of a dream line up if you will and from there I put it up on Facebook and it got ridiculous reaction to the whole thing which blew me away. I seriously considered giving fest thing another try, so the first year, I wanted to put together something small, but still going to make a big impact. That's how CDF one began. I went out and found myself really bad ass bands and that's been the whole mythos behind this thing, all about quality over quantity.

What is the biggest challenge of putting on a fest of this magnitude?

There's crazy amount of planning that goes into this whole thing, usually a process
that can take literally a whole year. There's a lot of things to consider, financially, you know you have a certain budget that you have to stay within to ensure that you don't get yourself into any unnecessary issues, one of them is not being able to cover the festival end of things with ticket sales, that's the concern obviously as much as I want to take this to the next level and really grow it out and just make it as big as it possibly can be, there are certain limitations that I have to work within to really keep it grounded and still make it fun for everybody.

What was the highlight of last year's event? 

Well for me, personally the biggest highlight was not necessarily the show itself but more the metal family atmosphere that really came together at that show, I mean there were people from all over the world that came up to see this festival and to me that was the biggest gratitude that I can ask for is to have hundreds of people there that I
knew in some way, shape or form and everybody's just having a great time.


Named some of the colleagues, sponsors or vendors for this year's festivities?

My main partner in the festival his name is Jesse Denton. He has been working with me since last year and he is bringing different flavor to the table as far a bands. When it comes to the amount of work that the gets put up by me, so he helps out a lot with the day-to-day stuff and getting us out to a wider audience. As far as the actual sponsors and things like
that, we have Two Brothers Brewing coming back to this year, (nice! I remember them from last year) yeah you know that I'm not really sure to what extent they're going to be involved to be honest but, last year they provided a whole bunch of free beer for
the bands (so, the beer will be flowing for sure, haha!) sure and then of course we got the
cruelty cabinets going to be one of our main sponsors once again they're going
to be providing all the basic guitar cabinets for all bands to use throughout the festival. 
We are looking forward to getting some more sponsors on board eventually, you but it's going to be a step-by-step process to eventually get there. 

How have the fans responded to this venue, (The Wire) compared to the previous locations?

Nothing but great things, everybody that got a chance to talk to, during
the fest last year was blown away by the professionalism of The Wire, everything
ran smooth. The staff that was there handled it with their A game.
They were just on top of it. When it comes to festivals like this, you usually you don't get that kind of treatment that this place provides.They're just really open and receptive
to everything which is really cool and I look forward to continue working with them.

To help some of the people out and people are traveling from many parts of the world do you know what kind of hotels and accommodations are around the area for these folks in case you're looking for places to stay?

Not many unfortunately, there's really not a whole lot in the way of hotels right in front of the venue but, about 10 minutes away from the venue,  there's a Best Western which  kind of became more or less the unofficial hotel for the festival last year, that's were all the parties were happening. I expect that to be the same thing this year. I'm going to try to work out some sort of deal with the hotel to see if we can get some discount rates for
festival attendees and band members. We will release information that as we get closer to
the actual show date. Definitely pay attention to the Chicago Domination Fest facebook page and event-page. As soon as we have the information available, will definitely put that out there for the fans.

What are the advantages of booking bands a year in advance? 

The advantages are that it literally takes a whole year to plan this whole thing out. As I mentioned before, it is just impossible to think that you would be able to book a festival of this level with only a couple months time. It would be something that
would probably end in disaster, if you get it too soon so, especially
when you're dealing with international bands, you have to really plan things far in advance
to make sure that it works out the way that you hoped. Even then hickups are normal bands wlll cancel and other mishaps will happen, but that's just part of the effort involved.

I noticed you decided to expand the fest to three days instead of the usual two days, is there reason for that?

Its just all about growth, realistically at the end of the day I want to take this festival to
the biggest and baddest point and I can take it within my limitations. Will I ever consider going four days? probably not and that's just ridiculous. I think three day format is probably where it's at and where it will stay for the future if we decide to continue to do them from here forward. 

Now at this time, where can people purchase tickets for the event?

Tickets aren't available yet, we plan to have them available probably in about a
month or so. Right around February. Once we have all that information, our Facebook page is the most up-to-date source of information for tickets. We also sell tickets through
our Chicago Domination Fest big cartel page. You can also order tickets by going to the venue's website as well.

What will the price of the tickets be? is there going to be a special? 

There's a couple price points. There are single day tickets, for $35 per
day,  if for whatever reason you're coming out only on Thursday that's just a twenty-dollar ticket.  We're going to have two day passes available for sixty dollars and then on
the standard three day pass is going to run $80 and then we're going to have a VIP
package which was really popular last year and sold out. That will be $110 but it includes all three days of the festival, plus you get a gigantic poster flag, regular size poster
and the official first t-shirt and the laminate that allows you to go anywhere you want in the venue, so it's a really cool deal, a lot of people have been really receptive towards that package and I'm sure it's going to sell out again real quick this year. 

One last question for the interview for you? are there plans for Chicago Domination Fest Five? 

We will see, it's just one of those things that I can only take a year at a time you know, I mean, in my mind I'm going to say that I have plans, I got bands in mind for the next one because it's getting crazy. When you're working on this level, bands from all over the globe just want to come out and play because they hear all these great things about the fest. There's plans for the future, whether they actually ended up happening or not depends on the success of this year.

Thanks for taking time for the interview. 


Eternal Eclipse Productions in association with Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Cruelty Cabinets PRESENTS:
CHICAGO DOMINATION FEST #4 

Nader Sadek : In the Flesh (Egypt)
Mortal Decay (New Jersey)
Guttural Secrete (OFFICIAL) (Nevada)
Indecent Excision (Italy)
Goratory (Massachusetts)
Cephalotripsy (OFFICIAL)
Embalmer (Ohio)
Incinerate (Minnesota)
PaRtY-CaNnOn (Scotland)
CREPITATION (United Kingdom)
Parasitic Ejaculation (California) 
Torturous Inception (New York)
Sarcophagy (Indiana)
Necrotic Disgorgement (Ohio)
MAGGOT TWAT (Illinois) + An Epic Metal Wedding!
Desecrate the Faith (Texas)
Sexual Atrocities (Wisconsin)
Coathanger Abortion (Tennessee)
Human Infection (Virginia)
Asphyxiator (Illinois)
Splattered (California)
Fetal Disgorge (Official) (Arizona)
Cordyceps (Nevada)
Rotting Obscene (Virginia)
Engutturalment Cephaloslamectomy (Indiana)

CONFIRMED VENDORS:
New Standard Elite
GUTTER CHRIST PRODUCTIONS
Transcending Records
Death Dealer Distro
Gruesome Graphx (Live Artist)
Cruelty Cabs site facebook-Cruelty-Cabinets
Wire venue wireismusic.com



Chicago Domination Fest 1 footage of Delusional Parasitosis


Created To Kill CDF2 footage



Gorgasm Corpsefiend CDF 3 footage





Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Chicago Domination Fest 4 Interview with Miguel Goregrinder Medina




Chicago Domination Fest 4 Exclusive interview with Miguel Goregrinder Medina. A first look into what it takes to put on a brutal death metal festival for the fourth time. We get a detail explanation as to where the idea of the festival began. Some highlights from Chicago Domination Fest 1, 2 and 3. Hear how CDF-1 took shape. The challenge of planning and bringing together bands from all over the globe. Miguel provides some details about the sponsors and colleagues involved helping put together this event. For the people traveling from far away, there is information in the interview as to hotels around the area. Information on this years event, tickets, location, bands and more can be view by visiting the links below.

Official site chicagodominationfest.bigcartel
FB site facebook-chicagodominationfest
Event page facebook-events CDF4

Eternal Eclipse Productions in association with Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Cruelty Cabinets PRESENTS:
CHICAGO DOMINATION FEST #4 

Nader Sadek : In the Flesh (Egypt)
Mortal Decay (New Jersey)
Guttural Secrete (OFFICIAL) (Nevada)
Indecent Excision (Italy)
Goratory (Massachusetts)
Cephalotripsy (OFFICIAL)
Embalmer (Ohio)
Incinerate (Minnesota)
PaRtY-CaNnOn (Scotland)
CREPITATION (United Kingdom)
Parasitic Ejaculation (California) 
Torturous Inception (New York)
Sarcophagy (Indiana)
Necrotic Disgorgement (Ohio)
MAGGOT TWAT (Illinois) + An Epic Metal Wedding!
Desecrate the Faith (Texas)
Sexual Atrocities (Wisconsin)
Coathanger Abortion (Tennessee)
Human Infection (Virginia)
Asphyxiator (Illinois)
Splattered (California)
Fetal Disgorge (Official) (Arizona)
Cordyceps (Nevada)
Rotting Obscene (Virginia)
Engutturalment Cephaloslamectomy (Indiana)

CONFIRMED VENDORS:
New Standard Elite
GUTTER CHRIST PRODUCTIONS
Transcending Records
Death Dealer Distro
Gruesome Graphx (Live Artist)
Cruelty Cabs site facebook-Cruelty-Cabinets
Wire venue wireismusic.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Road's End debut show

Road's End metal band featuring former members of Behemoth, Vader, Disinter, Gorgasm and Eyes On Fire. Making their first mid-west appearance at Wire lounge in Berwyn IL. Supporting acts for this event were, Blacklist Regulars and Genotype. Below are photos as well as some live footage. Be sure to visit the band at facebook-roadsendofficial
                                         

view the full album here

 

                                           
see the full set here



See the full set here


see the full set here

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Blood Cabana announces South west No Quarter Tour

Northern California metal band Blood Cabana, embarks on a eighteen day South West tour. Beginning Friday November 25th in Sacramento CA, celebrating the release of two new tracks 'Drift' and 'Black Dust' supporting their self-released EP 'Hell is Paradise' they will be paving new ground into Arizona and New Mexico.



The highlighted dates of the tour will be The Wasteland Warfest in Tempe AZ on December 2nd & 3rd, Club XS in Tucson AZ on December 6th with Arizona Blackened Death All-Stars Six Million Dead, and The Blacklight District Lounge in Long Beach on December 9th by ADHD Entertainment.

To listen and download for free the new tracks 'Drift' and 'Black Dust' click HERE. Below are additional links to the band and attached is their tour flyer with dates listed. Please feel free to contact me at 530.781.2514 for any additional information about Blood Cabana. Facebook link




Monday, November 14, 2016

Ghost In The Shell - Official trailer

Just revealed, Ghost In The Shell official movie trailer coming 2017 starring Scarlett Johansson.




Moonroot art feature artist interview


1) Hello and welcome, please tell our readers a little about yourself? Where are you from? What is your current occupation?

Hey bro! First of all, thank you really much for contacting me with this interview, I'll gladly answer all your following questions! Well, I come from Hýskov, small village in the middle of the forests in Czech Republic, bud have moved to Brno few years ago because of university of musicology and music composition theory where I was studying in. Now I'm living in the edge of Brno, more in the forest than in the town. Beautiful landscapes around and a dam where Hell Fast Attack black metal festival starts every year, so I'm happy with where I'm living now. Nature means the biggest inspiration for me and it was what I've missed the most in the center of the town few months later.




2) When did your interest in drawing begin?

Really hard to reply this exactly. I used to draw from my childhood. When I was in pre-school as a child I've spend a time by drawing microscopic marine organisms which I found in my moms encyclopedias. I can say I started to draw creatures every time in my life. Then at the school I've been drawing comics about dreamy planets of apes where I was escaping to from my real life. But, I started to draw and paint motives for groups much more later in Brno when I've joined the university of musicology and live there with my friend and band-mate from Sternum, Marek in one of the student privates. It was great period of my life, we've been talking about black metal philosophy and music all the time, compose new riffs for the first album and going to one evil garage in the place where no one was living in where we've had our first rehearsal room. (Now the album should be finally done in 2015, I think you might be looking forward, we spend lot of time to make it as strong as possible!) In that time I was drawing few motives for some groups just for fun and have contacted Christophe Szpajdel just because I was interrested in what pens did he use for his awesome logos. I've send him also some of my logos which I've done with the message. Than he wrote me that he really like what I do and would like to help me with our band logo and cooperate with me in the future on some logo ideas. It kicked me incredibly! And from this moment I draw as much as possible and contact many, many groups and labels with offering my drawings in that beginning just for try and for fun. I really spend more time on email than with the pen in my hands what was debilitating. But seems like it finally pays off now. And I'm still cooperating with Christophe on many ideas. Many thanks to him for what I do.




3) Your style of art feature dark and atmospheric themes, is there a point in time when that became your dominant form of art? If so, what band or artist inspired you first?

I don't think so. It all comes from me clearly. I always loved dreamy landscapes, little bit kitschy beauty of the nature painted in the era of romanticism, atmospheric, dirty and dark music... And that's where it's coming from. Nature is my biggest inspiration. I draw all of it in the forests when I have a chance and when the weather plays for me. Music inspires me especially in logo designing where I need to know the band exactly, its philosophy, lyrics, the way how they're thinking about music composition - than I can express it in the logo. But in the case of paintings and drawings I'm more inspired by nature, books what I'm reading in the time when I'm creating the artwork (most of this inspiration belongs to H.P.Lovecraft, Robert Jordan, Steven Erikson and R.E.Feist) and my own fantasy and dreams. Not least, I love creating new worlds and that's how I call the creating process, I always think about the place or scenery what I'm drawing with all the contex around like it was a new world or part of existent story.




4) When exactly was the creation of your Moonroot Art page, how has it helped by promoting your work?

It's better for linking the page and my work than personal profile where're also things unrelated to the artworks. It's also good contact place for groups. I can also spam this page more with photos from creating process. But it lost its importance in last year because of facebook policy of economic. Fb naturally assumes that every page in it is there just like a presentation of some corporation or business, so they limited the views of the pages maximally. Now only small percent of the followers can see your posts. You have to pay if you want people who have liked your page to see your posts - how insane.




5) How many bands have you done t-shirt/cd cover art for?

I really don't know man. It's hard to say, many drawings never reborn on the real product or it takes long time period for the group to record the album and use it. I also draw and paint stage design, sketches for tattoos and other illustrations and now I'm not able to say how much I've done. And it's not so important I think.




6) Are you a self thought artist or did you have any teachers? since your early drawing stage have you notice a steady progression in your work? how has your art progressed since that time?

I never had a teacher, only artists I really like theirs art and inspires by them when I want to learn something more about new technique or so. I'm self thought artist in this way of meaning. But I always try to learn more about composition, colour combination and new techniques. Last two or three years I draw or paint almost every day and there's still a lot of what I want and need improve and learn. When I was starting with the motives for bands I did all of it just by inks and improve in lot of ink techniques and combinations. than I tried bigger and more colorful pastels and coals drawings and learn about oils and acrylics than. I think I have a long way behind and I learn something new with every new motive. Here I have to thank all the groups I've cooperated with in the past - for theirs ideas and visions which I've made real on papers or canvas. For inspiration and for the motives which I probably never paint without their initiative.


7) Name some of  your most notable accomplishments? Any big bands that have used your work?

Yeah, there're few of this kind of interresting name milestones in my way I'm really proud on. I have done new logo for Nokturnal Mortum,T-shirts for <Code>, Fanttasma t-shirts, logo for Winterlore, (Theese two are still not so known, but spend few minutes with their music, you'll be surprised!) t-shirt for Baptism, cooperation on few logos with Dave Rotten from Avulsed. Now I've done an artwork for Old Nick from Ceremonial Castings for his new solo piano album - it's my first experience with creating something for classic music album in some way of meaning, hehe, I'm really honored for this opportunity, the music which've been shared by Nick since now sounds awesome. I also cooperate on lot of things with Naturmacht Production what belongs to my friend, Robert Brockmann, many thanks to him for all the opportunities to work with the bands under his wings - like Agael,  Lebensnacht or Stoic Dissention. I'm also really proud on cooperation with czech pagan group Panychida on their last album and Phantoms of Pilsen festival I did the posters for in 2014 organized by my friends from Panychida - Honza Vaněk and Sinneral.




8) Name some of the Zines or E-zines that have featured your artwork?

there're not so much Zines and E-zines I cooperate with on the artworks. Only Mortem zine (www.mortemzine.net) where I'm like a reviewer and interviewer primarily. But I'm also something like a designer of this zine, you'll see more of my share in graphics on the new page what we're preparing now. I did also Shub-Niggurath inspired t-shirts for Mortems ten years celebration.


9) What are your aspiration and goals 2015? What are your current projects?

I'm planning extensive cooperation with Somnus Aeternus, czech doom metal group on its new concept album with concept artwork as well. I'm also preparing on two exhibitions with Christophe Szpajdel and Moga Alexandru from Kogaion art. I plan more interresting cooperations but let me surprise you, I'm not supposed to talk about all of it since it´ ll be done and official. Anyway, the most of all interresting cooperations are never planned and interresting doesnt have to means only big name or sth like that. I'm really looking forward to all visions which I can make real!





10) If any bands/labels/zines etc.. want to get in contact with you, what is the best way to reach you?

There're many ways for contacting me, I'm really open to talk with the band members about theirs vision closely, so I dont mind if the bands contacts me via Moonroot art page or fb personal profile. But the base is the email - moonrootart@gmail.com

11) Thanks so much for participating in my zine, the last lines are for you, any final thoughts?

Thank you really much for your questions and support! All Hails brothers in arms, I'll be waiting for your visions which let me build new worlds!