The timeless legend Elizabeth Bathory, the “Blood Countess,” is the protagonist of Exsanguinata, a new short horror film which just made its world premiere at the New Jerse Horror Con and Film Festival. Directed by Gretchen Heinel and produced by Sabbath Assembly and Saltpeter Filmworks, Exsanguinata stars Jamie Myers and David Christian from Sabbath Assembly, with an exclusive soundtrack by the band, as well.
The film reveals a noblewoman and her devotees perpetuating their power by preying upon her subjects. For each young victim, the rite of adolescence becomes a rite of death. And for the noblewoman—the Countess Bathory—the rite of death becomes a rite of adolescence. Roles reversed, through blood sacrifice.
The film is available on Vimeo On Demand for $1.11 to rent or $4.44 to download. Watch the trailer HERE (warning: NSFW) and find out more about Exsanguinata at its official website HERE.
Periphery, who released their fifth album Periphery III: Select Difficulty in July, have partnered with DC-based Vigilante Coffee Company for a special limited edition coffee, dubbed “Flatline” (a reference to the song of the same name).
“Being the coffee junkies that we are, the band and I jumped at the opportunity to develop and release our own branded coffee with Vigilante, who kept us over-caffeinated for the Periphery III recoding sessions,” explains guitar player Mark Holcomb.
“When we saw what Vigilante founder Chris Vigilante was doing and tasted the coffee they were brewing, we were floored; it was easily the best coffee I had tried in my years of living in D.C., and the band made it our go-to coffee spot. This past winter, Chris invited us into the shop for a lengthy tasting where we sampled over a dozen coffees and picked what would become “Flatline” coffee.
Aside from being excited to release such a great coffee, we’re also proud to say that a portion of the proceeds from sales of this coffee are going directly to Ecuador’s earthquake emergency relief for the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador in April 2016.“
Bags of “Flatline” coffee are available now via Periphery’s webstore (Periphery.net). The coffee is described as featuring chocolate notes and a lasting mouthfeel. As it cools, its creaminess is almost chewy, with delicate earthy and toasty notes. The beans come from the Rio Intag valley of Ecuador, which, while spared a direct impact from the April earthquake, the coastal areas of the country have been deeply affected. A portion of all sales will be directed to the Catholic Relief Services, earmarked for Ecuador Earthquake Relief.
“The motivation behind this collaboration was simply to share something cool with the fans of Periphery and make a positive impact on the coffee world,” said Vigilante Coffee Company. “The rock stars of this coffee are the farmers and we're grateful to share their passion for growing great coffee with the passionate fans of Periphery and the passionate coffee lovers of Vigilante Coffee.”
Love is eternal. Or so you’ll discover in Sinclair Strange’s much anticipated new game, "I Want To Be Human", available now on Steam for £10.99 / €14.99 and coming to consoles later this year.
Join our vampire protagonist on her journey to break her and her boyfriend out of the clutches of hell. Packed with five worlds of crazy platforming action, a pulsing electro-punk soundtrack featuring Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine, and a whole load of exploding body parts, you’ll soon realise why "I Want To Be Human might" not be your average love story. And who knows, you might even set a new high ‘sgore’ (ahem) for the ages.
“Working with both Sinclair and Jimmy Urine has been an incredible experience,” said Martin Defries, Managing Director of Rising Star Games. “We can’t wait for PC gamers to sink their teeth into the game and we look forward to bringing "I Want To Be Human" to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One very soon.”
I Want To Be Human Key Features:
· Vampire Justice – Love, betrayal, and endless destruction, all drenched in pixelated gore that spans five different worlds
· Bullets for my Valentine – Use your trusty shotgun to take the fight to the flock – the ones who are responsible for turning your boyfriend into trendy headgear
· Tongue, meet cheek – Discover a world packed with off-the-wall dark humour and a unique art style that could only come from the mind of Sinclair Strange
Additional information about I Want to be Human and all Rising Star Games titles can be found on the official Rising Star Games website: www.risingstargames.com.
Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 120 titles. www.risingstargames.com
BREAKING NEWS:- Founder of artist development agency The MuseBox, Nadine Gelineau, passes away from lung cancer
Nadine Gelineau, an adored music industry veteran and the founder / CEO of music marketing agency The MuseBox, passed away due to lung cancer on Thursday, April 7 in Los Angeles, according to Billboard Magazine. She was 56. Having worked with a long list of music giants that includes The Killers, Echo and The Bunnymen, and Guided by Voices, Gelineau recently joined forces with industry vets Erik Koral and Andrea Young to co-manage The MuseBox, resulting in what is now The Koral Young Group.
Nadine’s far-reaching music career began in Ottawa, Canada as a DJ at CKCU. She started The MuseBox in 2006, with offices located in New York, Los Angeles, and Ottawa. Her many reputable clients included The Neighbourhood, Echo and The Bunnymen, and The Human League. With an unparalleled passion for music, Gelineau helped promote hundreds of independent artists while making life-long friends with musicians and colleagues. All who encountered Nadine were impressed by her business acumen, sharp wit, and kind spirit.
In January of 2016, Nadine was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. A GoFundMe campaign on her behalf quickly raised $65,000 by devoted friends, associates, and artists. Coupled with an enthusiastic support group on Facebook, it became clear that countless lives had been touched by Gelineau throughout her long and storied career.
In February of 2016, Gelineau brought in Chief Marketing Officer Koral and Chief Operating Officer Young to co-manage The MuseBox while she received treatment for her cancer. Koral and Young anticipated working alongside Gelineau during and after her treatment, but Gelineau’s health soon took a turn for the worse and she was rushed to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hollywood. Within a few days of being admitted, Nadine was moved to the ICU, where she remained until passing away peacefully.
Both Koral and Young hope to honour Gelineau by continuing The MuseBox’s legacy. Koral was “completely flattered” when Gelineau asked him to help run her company. Young, meanwhile, had long admired Gelineau’s “fierce and ferocious commitment to artist development.” In the final weeks of Gelineau’s life, her family gave Koral and Young their blessing to continue Gelineau’s work through The Koral Young Group.
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