California dark rockers New Years Day are celebrating this glorious superstitious day, Friday, October 13th, by releasing a video game-style video for their song “Vampyre.” The track goes beyond your everyday spook and gore, delivering a positive message of strength and resilience.


The band explained:

“‘ Vampyre’ possesses a grandiose quality, as if it were the score for an intense battle sequence in a majestic vampire film. This has always been my vision – a blend of Underworld and Blade! To bring this concept to life, we enlisted the remarkable talents of Matteo Santoro, a visionary in the realm of cinematic CGI. Together, we crafted the most monumental music video ever created by New Years Day. The underlying theme of the song is that the vampyre we confront symbolizes a narcissistic monster in our lives. Accordingly, the video mirrors this notion as I valiantly combat colossal vampyre creatures in order to liberate myself from their tyrannical grip. Ultimately, I emerged triumphant.”




Continuing the celebration of Friday The 13th, vocalist Ash Costello caught up with Metal Insider to share her top five horror films.


01) The Shining:

An undeniable classic that has held a steadfast position in my personal top 5 horror movies for an extensive period of time. The film holds a nostalgic charm for me, and I am particularly drawn to horror that possesses a gradual and psychological intensity. Given my immense admiration for both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick, it comes as no surprise that The Shining has secured a spot at the pinnacle of my list.


02) It:

It’s no secret that I have an adoration for killer clowns, and Pennywise is an iconic figure that I am naturally drawn to. This story holds a remarkable depth, exploring truly horrifying themes of human behavior. Whether it be the original or the remakes, I find myself captivated by the essence of It.


03) House of 1000 Corpses:

From the moment I laid eyes on this film, it was a love affair. As a fan of Rob Zombie, House of 1000 Corpses embodies his unique and genuine artistic style. It exudes authenticity in every frame. The characters within the movie are instantly iconic and endearingly lovable.


04) Texas Chainsaw Massacre:

Talk about a trip down memory lane. This film had the power to send shivers down my spine when I was younger, and it played a significant role in igniting my passion for gory horror. The fact that it is based on true events adds another layer of fascination to the story.


05) Nightmare on Elm Street:

This movie holds a special place in my heart as it was the very first horror film I ever watched, even though I was far too young at the time. It left an indelible mark on me, forever tying it to a sense of nostalgia and serving as the catalyst for my love affair with the horror genre.


Tour Dates:

11/03 Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Casino

11/04 Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live

11/05 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

11/07 Indianapolis, IN @ Blue Ribbon Pavilion

11/08 Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center

11/09 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club

11/11 Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center

11/12 Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace

11/14 Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena

11/16 Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena

11/17 Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater

11/18 Orlando, FL @ The Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgroudns

11/20 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

11/21 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex

11/22 Reading, PA @ Santander Arena

11/24 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre

11/25 Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center

11/27 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

11/28 Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem

11/30 Norfolk, VA @ Chartway Arena

12/01 Johnstown, PA @ 1st Summit Arena

12/02 Wheeling, WV @ Wesbanco Arena




For those interested in all things horror, check out the new website Dizarranged, exploring a 31-day horror movie challenge where each day of October unveils a different theme in the history of cinematic horror.