As with our other titles on bandcamp, if you purchase it you’ll get some bonus features unavailable anywhere else! This one includes an ebook of all the pieces recited plus a battery of hard to find extra vampire tales and poetry from Arnzen. Or while you’re there, look into the special 30% discount on the whole discography, and indulge yourself in hours of audiovisual weirdness for under $10!
Back in 2013, we handmade about 25 copies of a small CDr for “Attack of the Bleu Man Group” — a musically-enhanced poem in the tradition of Audiovile, that was originally released in audio on Arnzen’s blog as a Halloween treat, and then subsequently appeared in print in The Gorelets Omnibus (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2012). Since then, a number of live performances, remixes and related experiments were recorded, and we’ve decided to release the best of these on our bandcamp page with a very special Expanded Digital EP! It features 10 TRACKS (in addition to the original track, there are 2 live readings, 4 new instrumental tracks, the original rough demo featuring different text, 1 crazy techno remix… and an acoustic post-script in French!)
Get the new ep exclusively on http://arnzen.bandcamp.com/ for just $2.50. Or while you’re there, seize the opportunity to purchase the entire Arnzen discography (Bleu Man, Poedown and Audiovile) for 30% off! Makes a great e-gift, too. All purchases come with title-exclusive ebooks and bonus features.
Below is the online sampler. Thanks for bending your ear this way… hope it doesn’t break.
A good time was had by all. Thanks to Raw Dog Screaming Press for hosting DogCon and making me a part of the festivities. If you ever are looking for an ideal getaway to write, look into their Broadkill Writer’s Resort, a relaxing writer’s retreat home in Delaware.
If you can’t make it, join me online for the broadcast by Raw Dog Screaming Press for the event on Saturday, October 1st, 3pm eastern. All you need to do to join this free webinar is register here a little in advance:
In this grizzly — and at times humorous — sequel to Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, Abraham Van Helsing travels to a small village in Germany to visit a distant relative… only to be stalked by a very familiar dark figure. As a sequel, written in homage to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, knowledge of the original characters and plot of the classic vampire novel is essential. This horror novelette is about the same length as 30 printed paperback pages and can be enjoyed in one sitting.
Audiovile was originally released as a CD in 2007 by Raw Dog Screaming Press, breaking new ground in spoken word horror. Featuring musical renditions and remixes of the top stories from books like 100 Jolts, this “performance-art piece of manic Beatnik horror” (Dead Reckonings) is one-of-a-kind. Or is it? Now there are two! The newly “Expanded Digital Edition” includes high quality digital versions of all the tracks, and then DOUBLES the size of the original release, featuring performances you won’t hear anywhere else. And if you purchase the full album, you get access to BONUS FEATURES: notably — an ebook companion, a photograph gallery and a secret bonus track. Also, while supplies last, you can purchase a signed copy of the original CD along with your digital order of this edition. Act quick!
POEDOWN is both a poetry slam inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and a live audio performance captured shortly before the release of both Stephanie Wytovich‘s breakout horror poetry collection, Hysteria, and Mike Arnzen’s Gorelets Omnibus. What makes this event special is not just the raw passion and combative energy of their reading (which is at times deeply hilarious and others truly disturbing) but also the way the event inaugurated a ritual that has continued over the past five years: whenever Arnzen and “Wyto” share the stage, they come ready to read a new horror piece on an agreed upon theme. Buy this album on bandcamp and you’ll not only get an exclusive companion ebook but also bonus tracks featuring an example of their recent “slam” on the topic of “scary clowns.” A few rare, signed double-live CDs are also available on the site.
If you buy either digital album on bandcamp, you can own the .mp3s, burn your own discs for listening to in a car, or stream the tracks any time you like online or through the Bandcamp app. It’s a great system. And digital albums also make GREAT GIFTS for your friends online, so look into it. Learn more at the bandcamp fan page, or visit:
The e-book edition of Freakcidents — my Bram Stoker Award-winning poetry collection — is now available, exclusively for the Amazon kindle (and if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, it’s a free read). This book has been out of print since its initial limited edition run in 2005 from Shocklines Press, so I’m happy to bring it back to life, so that more people can read it.