Author Archives: Mike Ritchie

LA’s Cetacean Rewrite the Rules on Breach Submerge

How do you begin a three song, 30 minute EP full of yells, growls and loud sounding strings weaving guitar notes and patterns like multi-level geometric spider webs and start with music you’d expect to hear in the elevator? Get … Continue reading

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Stoner Van Houten: Guardian of the Ranch

“I want to show the positive side of Spahn Ranch.” Says ranch caretaker and history buff Stoner Van Houten. Local Manson expert Stoner Van Houten dedicates most of his time to preserving the history and upkeep of Spahn Ranch for … Continue reading

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CD Review: Salems Lott

From the decadence of the Sunset Strip to the land of the rising sun, Salems Lott could be described as Hollywood’s new vampires or what would emerge if an earthquake swallowed Motley Crue, Hanoi Rocks, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness … Continue reading

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Dearly Departed Tours Sheds Spotlight on LA’s Dark Side

Dearly Departed Tours offers several uniquely presented tours covering Hollywood, specializing in the dark, spooky side of Tinseltown. The tours are custom made taking guests into the shadows and tragic history wedged in the cracks, buried deep in the City … Continue reading

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Elite Adventure Tours go Anywhere for a Scare Year Round

Elite Adventure Tours are the foremost private luxury tour company in Southern California offering the best in family, group and individual luxury VIP tour experiences. No cramped buses, vans or fast paced tours cramming in the sights with barely a … Continue reading

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CD Review and Interview: September Mourning’s Reaping Begins

The prayers of the Children of Fate have been answered with the first chapter of the September Mourning saga. Our snow-white human/reaper hybrid queen has unleashed the first collection of songs to the alpha of the story. Bound and bonded … Continue reading

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September Mourning Marries Metal with a Graphic Novel Storyline

This post originally published on Covering the Scene The story of LA’s musical art project September Mourning can be traced back to 2009, when September (Emily Lazar) was in New York, and the origin of the storyline took form in … Continue reading

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HorrorHound 2015 Brought the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center in Indianapolis, and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, … Continue reading

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“Afraid of Karma” Brings Cyrenne’s Dark Dream to Life

“If you get this in front of the right young women, you could change their lives.” The quote above is from show attendee Lexie Lowell about “Afraid of Karma,” an avant-garde multimedia show created by Harmony Jupiter (Cyrenne). “Karma” is about Jupiter … Continue reading

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The Black Lantern Knows the Future

The Black Lantern from Long Beach, California, could be the punk version of Nostradamus. Unless of course they are speaking with confidence of their own future, which given the sounds and delivery on their debut album We Know The Future could be … Continue reading

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