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the B Movie Monsters / Press

“These monsters have been kicking around for a while, and with every release they get a little bit better. A little tighter, a little nastier, and a lot more fun. Well, on 1313, the band has carved up quite an appetizing dinner for us. Standouts like ‘Plan 9’, and ‘Mrs. Voorhees’ boast some fun samples, and a whole lot of rolling, punching horrorpunk goodness. The reverb-drenched vocals and rotator-cuff ripping guitar riffs bounce off the walls and go straight for the throat. And ‘Santa Carla’… this is how you write a boogie-infused vamp-track. The standout stack on this one though, may have to be ‘Lets kill The Prom Queen’. Aside from being based around one of my all-time favorite forgotten slashers ‘Prom Night 2: Hello Mary Lou’, and even utilizing a pretty rad sample, the song has a killer chorus, and a really searing melody. All in all, I'm happy with these deadly ghouls and their particular brand of gnarled stomping horrorpunk. Easily one of the con”

“Many young men find amusement and entertainment in horror films and rock music, but few have merged the two as seamlessly as Van Heller, lead singer of Fort Wayne’s own B Movie Monsters. With bandmates named Doomsday, Dracco B. Vincent and recent recruit Joshua Lugosi (who recently replaced original member Dr. Hyde), Van Heller has found national success by finally pursuing a concept which rattled in his brain since he was a young boy. Introduced to classic horror films at an early age, he soon found himself seeking out the early greats, starring legends like Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. “I saw ‘The Exorcist’ when I was 5 or 6 years old. I guess you could say it scarred me for life and made me what I am today.” ”

“CD: From The Theatre To The Grave Artist: B Movie Monsters Label: Robot Monster Inc. Rating: 3/5 Best Song: The Bates Motel Reviewer: Cole Faulkner To quote Robot Monster Inc, Indiana’s The B Movie Monsters is “the epitome of horror punk.” And I couldn’t agree more. For better or worse the ghoulish foursome completely submit themselves to the timeless lure of cheesy monster movies, building their sound around the black and white classics that inspired b-movie specialists like Ed Wood many moons ago. So it should come as no surprise that their Robot Monster debut, From The Theatre To The Grave, is a true celebration of horror. Throughout their debut the band draws upon anything and everything you might expect from a band of monster idolizers. There are cheap thrills, gruesome comedies, and non-stop b-movie references. Look no further than the track listing: “Return Of The Living Dead,” “Salem’s Lot,” “House On Haunted Hill,” “The Bates Motel”

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