I've personally been a fan of Dante Tomaselli's bizarrely surreal indie horror films since I saw his first work, "Desecration" over a decade ago.  He's continued to release films over the years including my favorite of his, Horror, and his latest work Torture Chamber.  While checking in with him recently, I discovered

I guess it's not unusual to find that one's taste in music changes as you get older. Certainly experience and maturity have something to do with it. Personally, I find that I enjoy seeking out music from artists I've not heard before, regardless of the age or genre of the material. Specifically, I find that I have a much greater appreciation for what some call "progressive" music.

It seems appropriate to be discussing Red Eleven in the aftermath of Gene Simmons declaring rock ‘dead,’ or whatever asinine, old-man thing it was that he said.  It wasn’t so long ago that Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet spoke on these very pages about how rock certainly needed to be brought back to the fore, but that there were musicians out there who believed in real rock music, that the genre may mutate and adapt, but would ultimately survive.  It is in light of Wyndorf’s optimistic viewpoint that Red Eleven’s simply entitled “Round II” hits the airwaves.

 

Titan Books just released the exciting conclusion to the Ashley Parker zombie ass kicking series, Plague World by Dana Fredsti. Catch up on Ashley's snarky and humorous antics in the previous installments Plague Town and Plague Nation. The plague that is causing zombies to run wild through the streets is now an airborne epidemic allowing the virus to attack anyone and almost impossible to contain.