Catching Up With Slayer/Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt At Mayhem Festival

(PCM) Words cannot begin to describe just how excited we are for “Repentless” the highly-anticipated new album from Slayer!  The album is set to drop on 9/11 and will be the band’s 11th studio album and the very first on Nuclear Blast.

We have had a chance to listen to a few of the songs that make-up “Repentless” and they are just phenomenal. They are brutal,crushing thrash metal at its’ finest and from Slayer would you expect anything less?

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“Repentless” was produced by Terry Date and written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt.

The band is currently headlining this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and providing audiences all over the country just a taste of what is in-store with the release of “Repentless” this fall!

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We had a chance to catch up with guitarist Gary Holt to talk about the new album, pulling double-duty with his roles in both Slayer and Exodus, as well as, what is on the agenda for the rest of the year!

See our exclusive video interview below:

Photography credit: Megan C Brooks for PopCultureMadness/Unskinnypop

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Corey Stoll Talks The Strain Season 2 And More At SDCC!

(PCM) Ever since the first episode of The Strain premiered we have found ourselves hooked to the epic FX drama. We caught up with actor Corey Stoll who plays the character of Ephraim Goodweather in the series at San Diego Comic Con 2015.

Stoll has been incredibly busy these days with various projects that include the role of Darren Cross/Yellowjacket in Marvel’s hit film “Ant-Man”and an upcoming role in Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Place” playing the brother to actress Charlize Theron. He was also recently seen in both “Homeland” and “House Of Cards”.

When discussing the direction of his character in season two of The Strain Stoll says “Last season, I was the resident skeptic and I was the last person to believe what everyone else in New York all ready knew. When we start season two, that’s gone. I’m still skeptical about some of the mythological basis behind what is going on and the stories Setrakian is telling me, but I believe there are vampires and I believe there is a Master that controls them and I believe they can use telepathy. But, I’m still using some kind of science based methodology to defeat them. I haven’t give up on the idea of a cure for the virus perhaps something that kills them, but doesn’t kill people. Almost like a bioweapon of sorts.”

When discussing his character’s downward spiral this season Stoll reveals, “You try to hold off as long as possible. You try to play each scene for the reality of what it is, where you are and not to prefigure the darkness that’s going to come. At the end of last season my character begins to drink again and instead of making it some kind of moralistic thing when I go into this spiral and I have to quit cold turkey, he drinks and he is self-medicating, but it is sort of working for him. It is making him a little bit more tolerable and it helps him to actually see some humor in the horror that’s around him.

There will definitely be consequences to pay for that and that is something that I really like about the show in general is its’ lack of puritanical moralism that a lot of horror has, for example the virgin always lives, the girl who sleeps around always dies first, so it’s good to kind of go away from that and we have Guillermo to thank for our twisted post-Catholic world.

Stoll told us that he has read the books and he knows where the character goes in the books, but this is clearly not the books. Carlton Cuse had said before that eighty percent of this season is exclusive to this series and is not from the book and he assumes that is going to be the case going forward. Stoll comments “If you read the books, that’s great because you have a sense of what the world is that we are living in and you know who some of the characters are, but the show really is its’ own thing. I have an idea of where Eph could go, but he could totally go in a different direction which is exciting. ”

Tune into an all-new episode of The Strain this Sunday at 10pm only on FX!

Gus and Vaun wage an attack on Palmer as Eph struggles to connect with Zack. Councilwomen Justine Faraldo vows to bring her extermination policies to the other boroughs.

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Corey Stoll Talks ‘The Strain’ Season 2 And More At SDCC!

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(PCM) Ever since the first episode of “The Strain” premiered we have found ourselves hooked to the epic FX drama. We caught up with actor Corey Stoll who plays the character of Ephraim Goodweather in the series at San Diego Comic Con 2015.

Stoll has been incredibly busy these days with various projects that include the role of Darren Cross/Yellowjacket in Marvel’s hit film “Ant-Man”and an upcoming role in Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Place” playing the brother to actress Charlize Theron. He was also recently seen in both “Homeland” and “House Of Cards”.

When discussing the direction of his character in season two of “The Strain” Stoll says “Last season, I was the resident skeptic and I was the last person to believe what everyone else in New York all ready knew. When we start season two, that’s gone. I’m still skeptical about some of the mythological basis behind what is going on and the stories Setrakian is telling me, but I believe there are vampires and I believe there is a Master that controls them and I believe they can use telepathy. But, I’m still using some kind of science based methodology to defeat them. I haven’t give up on the idea of a cure for the virus perhaps something that kills them, but doesn’t kill people. Almost like a bioweapon of sorts.”

When discussing his character’s downward spiral this season Stoll reveals, “You try to hold off as long as possible. You try to play each scene for the reality of what it is, where you are and not to prefigure the darkness that’s going to come. At the end of last season my character begins to drink again and instead of making it some kind of moralistic thing when I go into this spiral and I have to quit cold turkey, he drinks and he is self-medicating, but it is sort of working for him. It is making him a little bit more tolerable and it helps him to actually see some humor in the horror that’s around him.

There will definitely be consequences to pay for that and that is something that I really like about the show in general is its’ lack of puritanical moralism that a lot of horror has, for example the virgin always lives, the girl who sleeps around always dies first, so it’s good to kind of go away from that and we have Guillermo to thank for our twisted post-Catholic world.

Stoll told us that he has read the books and he knows where the character goes in the books, but this is clearly not the books. Carlton Cuse had said before that eighty percent of this season is exclusive to this series and is not from the book and he assumes that is going to be the case going forward. Stoll comments “If you read the books, that’s great because you have a sense of what the world is that we are living in and you know who some of the characters are, but the show really is its’ own thing. I have an idea of where Eph could go, but he could totally go in a different direction which is exciting. ”

Tune into an all-new episode of “The Strain” this Sunday at 10pm only on FX!

Gus and Vaun wage an attack on Palmer as Eph struggles to connect with Zack. Councilwomen Justine Faraldo vows to bring her extermination policies to the other boroughs

 

Never Shout Never Gear Up For “Black Cat” Album Release! Exclusive Interview!

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(PCM) I can officially say that I am ridiculously excited for the upcoming release of “Black Cat”, the highly anticipated new album from alternative pop band Never Shout Never!  Never Shout Never’s Christofer Drew is an artist that absolutely refuses to be grouped into any one particular genre or style and this has never been more evident than within the tracks that make up the “Black Cat” record.

I adore that Never Shout Never has never been afraid to be a bit experimental with their sound and take a few risks along the way. It truly pays off with “Black Cat” as I find it to be one of the band’s most solid efforts to date.  “Black Cat” also marks the first time that Drew has welcomed the input of his fellow band mates and the album’s producer Dennis Harring to pen a few of the tracks that make up the album.

At the end of the day, “Black Cat” is a pop album, but with a more matured twist. Each track tells a very unique and engaging story and I find myself picking up on additional details with each and every listen. “Black Cat” is set to drop on August 7 via Warner Bros. Records just as Never Shout Never wraps up there stint playing the Main Stage at this years Vans Warped Tour. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant access to download the new singles “Hey! We OK” and “Red Balloon”, which are also available for purchase via iTunes.

I caught up with Christofer Drew and the rest of Never Shout Never at the Van’s Warped Tour Stop in Columbia, MD to discuss the new album, touring plans, their creative process and more!  Check it out below:

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Scooby-Doo! And KISS Team Up At SDCC! Exclusive Interviews With KISS, Kevin Smith And More!

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(PCM) Starchild, Demon, Catman and Spaceman join everyone’s favorite teen sleuths in an explosive, new, must-see musical adventure no KISS Army member will want to miss! In Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery, the Mystery Inc. gang travels to KISS World, an amusement park dedicated to the band, for a special Halloween concert headlined by the legendary rock group. Six KISS songs are featured alongside an original new song performed by the band written just for the film.

We caught up with  the legendary band KISS – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer; NCIS star Pauley Perrette and longtime “Shaggy” and “Daphne” voices Matthew Lillard (The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated); director Tony Cervone (Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon) and writer Kevin Shinick (Mad, Robot Chicken), as well as  Director/Actor/Writer Kevin Smith, who also has a role in the film along with Jason Mewes to chat about this epic film.

Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! was just released via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD July 10, so definitely be sure to check it out!

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Sharknado Week Is Coming Soon! Hear All About It From The Cast At SDCC!

(PCM) Sharks, more sharks – and tarantulas! Syfy’s second annual Sharknado Week (July 18-25) will showcase seven original wild and gory movies featuring heroes such as Ian Ziering, Steve Guttenberg, Casper Van Dien, and Danny Trejo battling bloodthirsty creatures and saving humanity.

Sharknado Week will be highlighted by the eagerly anticipated premiere of the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9PM (ET/PT).

While out at San Diego Comic Con we caught up with Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid to talk about what is on the forecast!

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When asked where he would like to take a Sharknado in the future Ziering tells us “that is such a hard questions as there are some many wonderful coastal cities around the world, but definitely Tokyo or parts of Asia would be amazing”.  He also told us his thoughts on why sharks have become such a pop culture phenomenon saying “They have been for quite some time. As we learn more and more about them the curse of the shark is getting lifted. They are better understood and are very intelligent creatures. With anything new there is always excitement and Shark Week has been going on for quite some time now and that brought about a resurgence of interest in the mid-90’s with new research. Sharknado pokes fun at all that coincidentally, but well-timed.”

Ziering also says that working with David Hasselhoff on Sharknado was an awesome experience as well and that he was a “great guy”.

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Actress Tara Reid says that her initial thoughts on Sharknado 3 were “how are they ever going top the last ones, but they definitely came up with a truly amazing script and it is going to be incredibly entertaining”.  She goes on to say that having an iconic actress like Bo Derek play her mother was truly amazing and that audiences are going to be surprised by some of what they will see in Sharknado 3.

When asked why Sharknado resonates well with viewers Reid says ” I think it is the craziness of it all. Just the whole concept of tornadoes and sharks and the absurdity. You just say it and you laugh, but what makes it is that we are playing it straight.”

Sink your teeth into the entire Sharknado Week schedule below:

SECOND ANNUAL SYFY SHARKNADO WEEK JULY 18-25

  • Roboshark premieres Saturday, July 18th at 7PM ET/PT – A great white shark in the Pacific Ocean devours an alien space probe and ends up terrorizing Seattle. Stars: Hristo Balabanov (Robocroc), Nigel Barber (Firequake), Laura Dale (Sherlock) and Isaac Haig (Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever).
  • Megashark vs Kolossus premieres Saturday, July 18th at 9PM ET/PT – A new Mega Shark and a reawakened Kolossus go head to head. Stars: Illeana Douglas (Ghost World), Amy Rider (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Brody Hutzler (Days of Our Lives) and Tara Price (The Routine).
  • Sharktopus vs Whalewolf premieres Sunday, July 19th at 9PM ET/PT – A washed-up baseball player under the care of an anti-aging doctor turns into a half-whale, half-wolf creature – Whalewolf. Stars: Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Catherine Oxenberg (Dynasty), Akari Endo (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda) and Sarodj Bertin (One Night in Vegas).
  • 3 Headed Shark Attack premieres Monday, July 20th at 7PM ET/PTA mutated shark tears its way through an island research facility before attacking a party boat. Stars: Danny Trejo (Machete), Rob Van Dam (WWE Superstar), Jason Simmons (Baywatch) and Dawn Hamil (Rage).
  • Zombie Shark premieres Monday, July 20th at 9PM ET/PT – An experimental shark escapes captivity and wreaks havoc on a group of friends. Stars: Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Leslie Castay (Beautiful Creatures), Laura Cayouette (Django Unchained) and Sloane Coe (Devil’s Due).
  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! premieres Wednesday, July 22nd at 9PM ET/PT – Sharknados cause mass destruction in Washington, DC, then roar down the Eastern Seaboard before the final confrontation in Orlando. Stars: Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210), Tara Reid (American Pie) and Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), along with Bo Derek (10), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Mark Cuban (Shark Tank) and Frankie Muniz (Agent Cody Banks).
  • Lavalantula premieres Saturday, July 25th at 9PM ET/PT – A volcano erupts in Los Angeles, spewing out lava breathing tarantulas. Stars: Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy), Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy), Michael Winslow (Police Academy: The Series), Marion Ramsey (Police Academy), Nia Peeples (Pretty Little Liars) and Ralph Garman (KROQ DJ).

 

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