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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed by Artisan News at this past Monday’s (March 17) exclusive VIP listening party for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life” and awards gala at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Check out the chat below.

As previously reported, Taylor shows up briefly in the first trailer for “Fear Clinic”, an upcoming horror film in which Taylor makes his acting debut. The film stars Robert Englund, best known as Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, as Dr. Andover, a doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside an invention he calls the Fear Chamber.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio what it was like to work with a horror icon like Englund. “One of the coolest dudes I’ve ever met,” he said. “You know, we were sitting in the makeup trailer and he’s telling me stories from the ’80s of being at the Rainbow with GUNS N’ ROSES and I’m like, ‘Please tell me more!’ You know? Sweetest dude I’ve ever met, super fun, super awesome and we had a really good time like making that stuff. And I had a handful of scenes with him and I, I had a really good time.”

In the film, Taylor will play a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie will center around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.

Also appearing in the movie, which began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com, is Lucas Till from “X-Men: First Class”, Danielle Harris of “Halloween 4” fame and Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in several of the “Friday The 13th” movies.

There is no word yet on a release date for the film, although producers are aiming for Halloween 2014.

Taylor is one of a number of well-known musicians from the metal and hardcore scenes who recently joined forces with singer/bassist Mike Dean and singer/drummer Reed Mullin of hardcore punk veterans CORROSION OF CONFORMITY to create the new project TEENAGE TIME KILLER.

The instrumental parts for the upcoming debut release from TEENAGE TIME KILLER, which is named after a RUDIMENTARY PENI song, were recorded at Dave Grohl‘s (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) Studio 606 in Northridge, California on the famous Sound City mixing board, which was the central focus of Grohl‘s acclaimed “Sound City: Real To Reel” documentary.

Taylor and the rest of SLIPKNOT are currently at the work on the band’s first studio album in six years, which should arrive in late 2014.

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SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor last year joined the cast of an upcoming horror film called “Fear Clinic”. The movie began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com. The series starred Robert Englund, famous for playing Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, Lucas Till from “X-Men: First Class”, Danielle Harris of “Halloween 4” fame and Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in several of the “Friday The 13th” movies.

The first teaser trailer for “Fear Clinic” can be seen below.

Englund returns in the film to his lead role as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside his exposure therapy invention; The Fear Chamber.

The series, which focused on a different phobia every episode, reached over five million hits on FearNet.com. It has since been added to On Demand, YouTube and Hulu.

In the film, Taylor plays a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie centers around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.

“Fear Clinic” is scheduled for a Halloween 2014 release.

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he was more interested in screenwriting than acting. “I have no aspirations to really get into acting, you know,” he said. “I mean, it’s something that — I’ve always wanted to write for movies, you know, I’ve always wanted to write a screenplay and I’ve written a couple in the past and what not. But yeah, if it happens, it happens, you know. It’s not something that I pursue.”

Taylor and fellow SLIPKNOT member Shawn “Clown” Crahan have their own film production company called Living, Breathing Films, although to date the company has yet to announce or produce a movie.

Crahan is reportedly set to make his directing debut with “Officer Downe”, based on a graphic novel.

“Fear Clinic” teaser trailer:

Corey Taylor talking about “Fear Clinic”:

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Sharni Vinson looking a bit worse for wear in ‘You’re Next’, out now

We bloody love a good horror film, and as it happens, new slasher flick You’re Next is one of the best to be released this year. We heard lead star Sharni Vinson was a bit of a metalhead, so we grabbed her for a quick chat to see what was up.

Hi, Sharni! So, what’s You’re Next all about, then?

“It’s really interesting, because we were all really wondering how Lionsgate were going to produce the trailer for this movie, because they’ve kept it the most generic, in the sense that all you know from watching the trailer is that it’s a home invasion movie. But, the thing that’s cool about that is that the movie is nothing like the trailer in the sense of what to expect. The first little bit of it is more ‘home invasion’, and then about halfway through, the audience realise that it’s turned the tables in a way that they didn’t see coming.”

Are horror directors having to think outside the box a bit more?

“You’ve got to be able to think outside the box, and you can;t be too scared to go with a completely different style. People like to be scared; we’re after an experience when we go to watch a movie, and when you go to see a horror, you’re after being scared. So, if you’ve seen so many horror movies that the scares become predictable, that’s where it’s not good. So you need unpredictability. It’s got to be shocking. And that’s what’s really good about You’re Next.”

Are you a big horror fan?

“Really, really obsessively, from the age of six years old. My mum would let me watch them because I was never affected with nightmares or anything. When I was in a video store, I would go straight into the horror section, be it Stephen King’s ItA Nightmare On Elm StreetPet Cemetary… I just wanted that experience.”

High fiv-actually we’re good mate

Awesome! Anyhow, on to the important stuff: how metal are you?

“I know a little bit! You know why? I worked on [not-quite-as-good-as-Neighbours-Aussie-soap] Home And Away for three years opposite Mark Furze, and he is obsessed with death metal bands. He only wore death metal shirts, and that is all I’d see on him coming in, with his headphones on as loud as possible. ”

What a LAD.

“That was the music he would listen to to relax! And he’d play it in my car, and all of a sudden I’m listening to death metal and thinking, ‘This is awesome’. You’ve got to get into anything to experience. You can’t judge something from an outside perspective. Then I started becoming obsessed with Linkin Park.”

Ah, of cour-wait, what?!

“I was really obsessed with them and went to one of their private concerts in Hollywood, with just 200 people. It was really small, and I’d listen to their album every day for about two years after that. It changed my experience of music.”

Fair enough! Who are the five most metal horror heroines ever?

“It’s so hard! Well my character, Erin. And Jamie Lee Curtis had to go through about five Halloween movies. Then there’s Neve Campbell hanging through all the Scream movies. Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil kicks ass, too. And Jodie Foster in Silence Of The Lambs!”

You’re Next is out nationally this week. Go see it!

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Weekend Nachos will be releasing a new 7″ single in January titled “Watch You Suffer,” which will consist of two tracks:

1. Watch You Suffer
2. That Life Of Yours

The band has now teamed up with Bloody Disgusting to stream the “Watch You Suffer” track, discuss the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and host a contest to win the new single. Check out the details at Bloody Disgusting here or check out the track in the player below.

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Autumns Eyes will be appearing at the vendors section of this years Rock and Shock Horror Movie and Heavy Metal Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts. The three day event will feature horror movie and music icons such as Robert Englund from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, KISS legend Ace Frehley, the one and only Gary Busey, and many more.

Fans who dress for the occasion can enter Autumns Eyes Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win a free copy of the upcoming album “Please Deceive Me”. So if you plan on stopping by to see Autumns Eyes, make sure you come in costume. Further details on Rock and Shock can be found this location.

The artwork for the upcoming “Please Deceive Me” album is available here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Ichabod
2. Blood In the Woods
3. Anxiety Spiders
4. Please Deceive Me
5. So Close to Shadow
6. Pangea
7. Cobwebs and Crosses
8. Red Wine and Resin
9. Haunting Your Daughter
10. The Wooded Road

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Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been announced as a special guest for the October Rock ‘N Shock Festival in Worcester, Mass.

Frehley, who will meet and greet fans and sign memorabilia, joins an impressive lineup of stars of all things horror and sci-fi, including Robert Englund (aka Freddie Krueger), Kane Hodder (Jason in “Friday the 13th”), Gary Busey (“Predator 2,” “Pirhanna 3D”) and scream queens Heather Lagenkamp (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) and Camille Keaton (“I Spit on Your Grave”).

The three-day festival, which takes place at the DCU Center and the Palladium in Worcester, annually features several metal bands. Past performers have included Type O Negative, GWAR, Misfits, Meshuggah, Mushroomhead, The Haunted and Devil Driver.

Bands for this year’s festival, which runs from Oct. 14-16, have yet to be announced. You can find more details at the Rock ‘n Shock website here.

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Wednesday, already, are you freaking serious?

What’s happenin’ readers? Just opening mail as I type and I can’t thank enough my label and publicist reps out there who still send hard copy material for editorial consideration. Yes, I’m a damn fossil, so what? It’s downright nice to find a deluxe edition copy of In Flames’ new album Sounds of a Playground Fading and another new Twisted Sister DVD, Double Live amongst other hard copy albums in the mailbox. Bless ya, gang, the packages do make my day in these brutal economic times for everybody.

On the flipside, I hate to keep acting like a fossil, but let’s talk about movie remakes a second. I know Hollywood recently green lit up to 60 remakes, but what kind of confidence does that show? It’s a cash-in and unfortunately not too much of it is to be desired. Is it really necessary to do a third version of The Thing, when the first two are proud standouts of their time and place? I can tell you I’m not very inspired by the trailer for the new Thing, as well as the Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian remakes. My mind is open to a point, and I even gave the new Nightmare On Elm Street and The Stepfather flicks a chance. Both were better than I expected, but both totally pointless. Perhaps the best remake I’ve seen in awhile is the new Karate Kid, even if Mr. Smith is doing kung-fu, not karate. Semantics, right? The Crazies, not bad at all since Romero was involved, but honestly, enough’s enough, huh?

And The Smurfs in Manhattan? Jesus wept, talk about uninspiring…

At least the final Harry Potter movie was up to the moment. It has been almost a year since I’ve had a date with my wife due to the kiddo and the budget, but we did slip out to catch Deathly Hallows Part 2 and it was a very satisfying conclusion to what has been the literature and fantasy film epic of this time, The Lord of the Rings notwithstanding. And Dark Knight Rises is around the corner, whoo-ha!

For the upcoming agenda here at The Metal Minute, we’ll be checking out the latest from Arch Enemy, Twisted Sister, In Flames, Mindflow, Iron Claw, Zombie Shaker Box and more. Ya’ll come back now, etc. etc.

Pro-PainRound 6
Brent HindsFiend Without a Face/West End Motel
MastodonRemission
MastodonLeviathan
MastodonBlood Mountain
MastodonCrack the Skye
Probots/t
Arch EnemyKhaos Legions
Rusty EyePossessor
CrossfadeWe All Bleed
UnearthDarkness in the Light
Amens/t
AmenWe’ve Come For Your Parents
AmenDeath Before Musick
DeftonesWhite Pony
DeftonesDiamond Eyes
SamaelAbove
400 BlowsBlack Rainbow
400 BlowsAngel’s Trumpets and Devil’s Trombones
PrinceCrystal Ball
Depeche ModeUltra
Simply RedPicture Book
Bob DylanThe Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Peter FramptonFrampton
Wendy CarlosTron soundtrack
Ennio MorriconeThe Thing (1982) soundtrack
Bach – various concertos

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Not to say that it’s any surprise the movie industry is all about making a buck, but one would think it had enough foresight to know when it has beaten a prize horse to death.

Never mind Hollywood has sought to lure Gen X viewers back to the theaters to re-sell them their youth in the form of remakes. Everything from The Karate Kid to Arthur to Clash of the Titans to A Nightmare On Elm Street has been rehashed for both nostalgic older filmgoers and their youngsters who naturally missed out on all the fun back in the day. The Star Wars franchise has at least remained relevant to pop culture utilizing fresh, new material and as a result, we can honestly say there’s a unique Star Wars generation for today and yesteryear.

However, just as toy manufacturers exploit working class parents by ramming their old playthings back up their wazoos as irresistible bait to their kids, so too does the film industry, acting in cahoots. The Smurfs are coming, The Smurfs are coming… Hopefully He-Man stays on Eternia. Dare we think back upon Dolph Lundgren’s ill-fated Masters of the Universe live action film way back when? Krull is a superior eighties fantasy vehicle and that’s saying nothing.

The onslaught of today’s superhero films are undeniably a collective cash cow, albeit for those of us who grew up reading comic books to idle our afternoons away instead of the internet, these films are a dream come true and most of them are awesome. Particularly if you’ve ever seen the earlier efforts to translate The Punisher and Captain America to film, oy…

Then there’s 3-D. Sure, there’s something fun and magical about three dimensional films. If there’s any genres better suited to 3-D than others, it’s horror and science fiction, though today’s CGI animation style translates into the 3-D realm quite effectively. However, the modern popcorn film is now defined as any damn film the industry wants to overhaul in the hopes you plop down a few extra bucks for the “experience” of images jumping into your lap while gnawing on those poofy kernals. If you spill your popcorn in reaction to sudden propulsions from the screen, then the theater is rather happy to sell you more at their inflated prices.

Hate to say it like an old fogie, but 3-D used to be special. You didn’t have it very often back in the day. One of the first acknowledged 3-D films is Vincent Price’s 1953 classic, House of Wax, one of the many horror films that has been remade in this generation of filmmaking–and to be fair, the new film was far better than anyone could’ve expected and guess what? It didn’t use 3-D! Enjoy the irony.

While 3-D experiments in film go back even further to The Three Stooges’ 1949 short “The Ghost Talks,” one might say the medium wasn’t wholly battle-tested until recent times. Gorilla at Large from 1954 came out as more a gimmick amidst the slew of theatrical gags during the fifties. Consider another Vincent Price favorite, The Tingler, actually buzzed your seat in the theater when the monster showed up. Nowadays, the wiring and insurance would sink such an enterprise before the final print was mastered. Gorilla at Large, however, was a clunker B movie that really looked terrible when they tried to translate the film as 3-D onto UHF t.v. stations. Today, you have 3-D televisions. Again, enjoy the irony.

The eighties represent what is today known as the “blockbuster” film. The decade set a precedent for action, horror, comedy and fantasy films, most of which turned monster profits. While not every film of the decade was a classifiable E.T. or Raiders of the Lost Ark, it did try (with mediocre success) to revive 3-D in the form of Jaws 3-D, Friday the 13th Part III, Amityville 3-D and the seldom-seen cult favorite, Metalstorm. Even the sixth Nightmare on Elm Street film, Freddy’s Dead had a portion done up in 3-D. It brought people into the theaters, but not as many as Hollywood projected back then. Of these, the Friday sequel turned the best profit and many might argue it’s one of the finest 3-D romps ever, even if the film is merely a kickback guilty pleasure in 2-D.

While 3-D films mostly took a powder through the nineties, you did see revival 3-D comic books in the underground press and then you had Voivod’s The Outer Limits album, which comes packaged in 3-D. The Outer Limits, in my opinion, is one of the grooviest 3-D packages there is.

It’s no secret 3-D has boomed in the 2000s. On the one hand, horror flicks such as My Bloody Valentine 3-D, The Final Destination and the Pirhana remake are bloody good fun as the 3-D spectacles they’re intended to be. Outside of 3-D, however, they can’t even compete against Roger Corman’s worst.

So now Hollywood opts to shoot contender “blockbuster” films in 2-D and doll them up into 3-D. Today, 3-D is so state-of-the-art you don’t need to take the time and expense to film it in 3-D. Just set up the shots, because technology can run those images from a 2-D plane to 3-D and ye-bang, instant marketing boost. Helps the cause for manufacturing DVDs and Blu Rays when the original print lies in 2-D. The 2010 Clash of the Titans remake was one of the first to be called out by critics for employing this cheapo strategm and when you watch the so-so 2-D version, you’re even more offended. Clash 2010 was every bit a gimmick as its cheapo ancestor, Gorilla at Large.

Then, of course, there’s gold in them thar hills for turning kid films into 3-D ventures. What better impressionable demographic is there than children, who badger the snot out of their parents to take them to the movies? When Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda and the Toy Story clan jump in your laps, the kids think of instant fun. Hollywood hears cha-ching…

Here’s the thing, though. It’s become almost remarkable now to see a new movie trailer without the 3-D tag. Whether you’re going to see Green Lantern, Tron: Legacy, Pirates of the Carribean or the final Harry Potter film, you’re given the option to see it in 2-D or 3-D. While many have cited Tron: Legacy as a 3-D spectacle, I caught it in 2-D and didn’t feel I was missing out on too much beyond a few slo-mo in-your-face moments. Many of those who caught Tron: Legacy in 2-D gave it a thumbs-down, so consider that food for thought.

I personally feel the final Harry Potter film going in 3-D is a cheap shot by the industry to rake in on what should by now be considered the epic storytale of this generation, Lord of the Rings notwithstanding. Harry was written in the now and filmed in the now and we’re forever endeared to those children who grew up before our eyes. The final stanza of The Deathly Hallows is often brutal and emotional. That should be enough to lure people into the theaters. Having it as a 3-D experience is obviously just too much for Hollywood to resist, given the big battle in the wizarding world opens the door for huge possibilities to throw shit at viewers. Really, though, since none of the previous films came out in 3-D (though they threatened to in the first half of The Deathly Hallows), do we really need 3-D to finish it all? So long as we get to see Harry kiss Ginny and ditto for Ron and Hermione at the end, then damn you, Hollywood, quit dicking with it.

How do you feel about 3-D, readers? Too much fun or simply too much?

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I remember when Death’s Leprosy came out, I was transfixed by this gruesome cover. Perhaps not as horrid as the Scream Bloody Gore artwork and not spectacularly bloody, but Leprosy’s cover is vivid, stark and remiss of the somewhat-comical nature of its predecessor.

This is one of the most striking death metal album covers of all-time and I remember oddly thinking of Ben-Hur upon greeting, then getting blown away by the album itself as one of the most technically-sound albums of its style. Chuck Schuldiner’s genius had blossomed at this point in his career and Leprosy remains one of his signature bodies of work, Human and The Sound of Perseverance notwithstanding.

I recall grossing out one of the female employees at the mall record store when picking up Leprosy and staring at it for minutes. Her grunt of repulsion still echoes in my ears today. Almost as fun as terrorizing my high-school girlfriend by taking her to see A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Good times, indeed…

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This past week ARTISTdirect.com and IAMROGUE.com introduced Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor to legendary horror director Wes Craven (My Soul to Take, Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street) for an…

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