I’ve been busy over the past few months with work for Mastication Publications. Finally, it’s time to dish out what’s been cooking all this time.
A lot of it has been on the AUDIOBOOK front. I’m happy to report that this weekend, you can stream the gore on the new page at bandcamp!
Just go to http://arnzen.bandcamp.com and click around — you can listen for free a few times, so sample widely. I’ll embed some players below so you can get a quick listen.
But I hope you’ll consider purchasing the full albums, with come with hidden bonus tracks, companion ebooks, and much more. I have also added very rare “merch” to the site: a limited number of signed CDs for each title!
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!
Here’s one of my favorite reviews of the first edition, from Gravediggers Local 16
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.
Lots of fun surprises await those who order the full-length albums. And here’s some snapshots of the collectible horror merchandise I was talking about…
I’ll have more news to report soon about other audiobooks, ebooks, and anthologies coming soon. Subscribe to The Goreletter so you don’t miss a beat.