“I was chained to a desk in a Creepsylvanian ‘animation’ studio, drawing till my fingernails cracked and bled, subsisting on nothing but corpse juice and old hot fries.” — “Shred The Dead” Director Zak Kirwin
The masked mutants of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, are pleased to undrape their hilarious, animated visual accompaniment to “Shred The Dead” via Revolver Magazine. The track comes by way of the band’s Dungeon Bastards full-length, released in 2016 via Tankcrimes.
Writes Revolver, “‘Shred The Dead,’ [is] an animated effort that follows the quartet as they skate through a series of obstacles, attacking gangs of ghouls (and people we despise). The fun clip comes to us via director Zak Kirwin, who uses the ripping thrash track as a catalyst for all the mischief the four get into, making for a highly fun and memorable clip.”
Adds director Zak Kirwin, “When I talked to whoever runs GHOUL‘s social media, I was itching to animate a GHOUL song. The music and aesthetic are right up my alley. When they came back with the idea of doing ‘Shred The Dead,’ things really kicked off. Skateboarding, zombies, riffs, and grievous injury… what more could you want? After that, I was chained to a desk in a Creepsylvanian ‘animation’ studio, drawing till my fingernails cracked and bled, subsisting on nothing but corpse juice and old hot fries. I lost two fingers and partial vision in my right eye. Do I regret it? Of course not! Do I wake up screaming every night? Yes, but I always did that; it’s just louder now.”
Peep “Shred The Dead,” courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.
In related news, GHOUL will headline Tankcrimes Takeover this weekend. Set to take place at The Oakland Metro February 2nd, the all-ages event will find the band playing alongside their labelmates Necrot, Brainoil, Kicker, Mortuous, Connoisseur, Los Huaycos, and Deathgrave.
2/02/2019 Tankcrimes Takeover @ The Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA [info]
Dungeon Bastards was produced and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland and mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco. Boasting eleven hemorrhage-inducing tracks of the band’s now-patented Creepsylvanian splatterthrash, the record decimated Billboard Charts upon its first week of release debuting at #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #13 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Rock Chart, and #27 on the Independent Albums Chart.
GHOUL‘s Dungeon Bastards is out now on CD and digital formats. Tankcrimes recently repressed the LP edition (now available limited-edition splatter or blue vinyl) which includes a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins. CD orders are available HERE, vinyl HERE, and digital HERE where the record can be streamed in full.
“For those who lived through Nancy and Ronald, S.O.D., and D.R.I., GHOUL‘s sound is like finding a shoebox of discontinued candy, all of it fresh to eat. That said, the gonzo midnight movie vibe and cartoonish energy on Dungeon Bastards perfectly articulates the apocalyptic anxiety that we’re all sharing…” – Decibel
“Infused with the savage technicality of thrash behemoths and legendary crossover beasts such as Blind Illusion and Attitude, the energy and power of early Death and Sodom and the morbid humours of GWAR, GHOUL’s lifelong mission has taken another crucial step toward world domination. Thrashing time is here.” – Mass Movement