Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"Suck It!" CD Release 11-26-19

 Today marks the release of "Suck It!" a split CD between Christophe and Candyass Execution.

 This limited edition CD is numbered to 50 copies. It includes 13 tracks. Eight from Christophe and Five from Candyass Execution. It comes bagged with bonus buttons and sucker.

 The Christophe portion of this CD is a lofi recording done live at the Stark Art Studio & Gallery in Pauls Valley, OK by Allin KHG on 10/15/19.

 This CD is FREE, but you have to come find us. We will be passing them out tonight (11-26-19) at the Martin Atkins show held at The Starlite 1902 E. 11th St. Tulsa, OK 74104. This is a free show.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New Compilation Album: Songs 4 Samhain

 Eerie Erie Records put out a new compilation for Halloween of all acoustic horror! An acoustic version of "Pray to the Saw" recorded live on the set of 'Son of the Saw' is included. Check it out!


Sunday, October 20, 2019

New Track By Candyass Execution Now Streaming

 I'm working on a split CD with Candyass Execution and we have this teaser track streaming that won't be on the album. Check it out!

Friday, October 18, 2019

OFF THE DEEP END SERIES : Christophe Murdock

1.Why Bass?

 I always loved that deep end. It's what spoke to me first. I originally had no plans to sing or play guitar, all I wanted to do was make evil tones on that bass.


2.Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?

 Lack of knowledge. Bass can be so many different things, just as any other instrument.


3.What kind of bass do you use? Model , color , year , And why

 I have two. I have an old black Fender Precision with a white pick guard that is my main weapon. It's great. A real workhorse that can take a beating. The other was my first, a black on black Gibson Epiphone. My father bought that for me as a gift when I was 15. It meant a lot to me and I only use this at home or in studio. My father passed when I was 18 and I don't want to damage it. Too much sentimental value.


4.Tell us about your amplification

 I used to use a Peavey Mark IV and loved it. Had two channels with a selector combiner switch.  So I could back and forth from deep to punchy or combine for the best of both worlds. An ex-roomate that was methed out stole the head so now I use my backup, a smaller Randall Jaguar with two 12's. Still a good solid amp with a nice sound, just not my dream amp. Eventually I'll run across another head for my Peavey though.
   



5. With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?

 Tone is very important. You can change the entire feeling of a song based on that tone.


6.Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?

I play a 4 string. Never had a 5 string. For the style I play I have yet to need one.


7.Who is your favorite bassist?

 Eerie Von from Samhain and Danzig was the one that got me wanting to play bass first. Still is and will always be my favourite.


8. Who is your least favorite bassist?

 I don't really have a least favourite.


9.Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?

 I couldn't answer that. I see women on all instruments all the time. I never thought of bass as one they gravitated towards.


10. What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?
    


 Peter Steele would be cool. I always liked his tone and would like to see his set-up. I've always been impressed with those that front the band while playing bass as well. I've had to play the bass in a couple of the bands I front for a gig or two and it changes how I sing and everything.

11. Bonus question
Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan  which is more ridiculous and why

 Well, I don't feel any of them are ridiculous in a negative way. They have owned that in a way many can't, but I guess I'd go with Claypool because he owns that ridiculousness on a level like no other that makes him definitely the most interesting in my book.



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The OKC Edge Horror Collective: Interview With Eric Xton

Horror Exclusive: Part II - Featuring Eric Xton(Son of The Saw).                 Oct 14 2019

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Erik Exton as John The father in Son of The Saw.
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Poster for the new film by Eric Xton courtesy of Eric Xton.
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Scene from IIIIII by Eric Xton Film.

Written by Will Harrison

This is a kind of part two of the previous interview with Christophe, Since Eric Xton is one of the directors as well as an actor in the film “Son of the Saw”! So enjoy!

Will: How did you prepare for the role and direct at the same time?

Eric: Well I was never meant to be in the film itself, i’ve never thought of myself as an actor and I had cast a local professional to be in the role of “John" the "father" figure of the household, an older gentleman that would have really taken the role to new levels, I believe that He ended up canceling just before filming started and since I wrote the script and knew the lines already I was the only real option to fill those shoes on such a short notice, I would have liked the character to have had an older feel and look to him but it worked out in the end lol, as for directing at the same time, being on set and directing usually isn’t to complicated I wouldn’t say, especially if your lucky enough to work with good people around you. your other actors and you can run through a few times per scene and make sure everyone knows lines and how to act, position, move etc then give it a shot and if it doesn’t go well you do it 47 more time, lol!

​Will: How long did it take for you get ready to film?

Eric: Well not too long, Christophe Murdock (the villain) posted an image on Facebook of his halloween costume of him as leather face, a very impressive costume I might add. I made a joke about "we should make a fan film", he said "okay" , I said okay? lol, and a couple of months later we were in the woods with 60 people cast and crew huddled around a camp fire trying not to freeze to death while people did there scenes lol, basically i wrote the script out in a few days, a production crew got slammed together with some of the local college students, I was able to secure a house/location, thanks to David Timmons, everyone’s schedules got figured out and BAM! We all almost froze lol

Will: How did you find people to be involved in the film?

Eric: Now thats an odd story, this whole started more as a side joke comment, well from there the crew was found due to a mutual connection through another guy who I did some work for at a convention ... that guy I asked if he wanted to come on as a camera man basically and he said sure i’ll call you back .... a couple of days later when he finally did he informed me we would have 2 camera crews, 3 audio crews, full support for lights and grips, gaffers, and all sorts of other fancy technical terms for filming stuff, lol and I said, oh crap okay then I guess we are going to make something legit here, lets see what happens

​The cast, a lot of them I knew from other things i’ve done or helped on, but one guy named Darren Gray, this guy just started talking to me one day about being in a roll, and i told him sure why not. See I thought he was a good friend of Christophe’s and I was taking a leap of faith trusting that this Darren guy would be okay thinking that he was in this because of Christophe, and honestly I for the life of me can’t remember how I got that idea in my head to begin with lol so this "random" guy shows up on film day and no one has any clue who he is, so people start asking me "hey who’s that dude over there?", and i’m like "yea that Darren, Christophe’s friend ....right? ..." and ended up being no one knew him and he was a complete wild card of an actor and he did a great job, and he is a great guy too so i’m REALLY glad we took that chance PLUS he ended up bringing in some props that were used on the actual Texas Chainsaw Massacre films from the past!

Will: Give us a spoiler for your new film if you can?

Erik: Oh yeah I love to ruin movies for people before they see it lol, "son of the saw" had its moments, it had a lot of ups and downs as do all films, after I learned so much from that experience i REALLY wanted to push some envelops, so I decided to create something a little different but keep it horror (i cant help it). The film is called IIIIII and its going to be dark, I do love my horror comedies BUT i’m not ready to make those yet i would like to terrify people a little first, so its going to be based around halloween time (how cliche' I know right lol) and it will have to do with some family struggles, fighting personal demons ...and maybe some more physical ones even lets say LOL .... but filming will start this October and I will begin editing it down over the following months,i’m teasing a few updates here and there, over the filming and editing time
so please drop in and check out the page


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Compilation Album: Metal Coffee Stuff And Things Vol. 3

 New compilation out with a Christophe track on it. Metal Coffee Stuff And Things Vol. 3 available now on Bandcamp! Features a live version of "Pray to the Saw" with Christophe on the electric and vox, Nathan Underwood on the bass and Matt Lopez on the drums!

Friday, October 4, 2019

The OKC Edge Horror Collective: Interview With Christophe Murdock

Horror Star Exclusive: Christophe Murdock As Son Of The Saw !                     Oct 4 2019

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Photos courtesy of Star Swamp LLC.
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Mr Murdock on set as the monster.
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Written by Will Harrison

Here is a short interview with Christophe Murdock, Actor, He plays the monster/killer in the film.

Will: How did you prepare for the role?

Chris: To prepare I really just created a backstory for the character and gave it something so it was more than just a guy with a chainsaw grunting.

Will: Any other crazy stuff that you did on set?

Chris: I didn't find "the" chainsaw until fairly last minute, but practiced swinging around a small model to get used to it. Had a few days practice with the large model. Enough to get used to the weight and length.

Will: What was your creative process in between sets?

​Chris: I picked out the outfit for the character and my mother Carolyn Murdock made alterations to it so it was like I wanted and gave me room to move my arms around and swing that chainsaw. Eric Xton then weathered the hell out of it and dirtied it up. Eric made the mask.

Will: How long was the process for getting ready with the makeup and all?

Chris: That never took long to put on. Just slip it on and strap it down. Jennifer Flores did the makeup. Not a lot since my face is covered. Mostly working on the eyes and mouth. Making my teeth look nastier. The only part that took a while was covering my tattoos.

Will:  How'd you get picked for the part? 

Chris:  Eric Xton and I created it together. I was Leatherface for Halloween and posted videos and photos of my costume. With my size it came off really well. Eric had made the comment that we should make a Leatherface film. I hit him up and said we seriously should. We bounced some ideas back and forth and I wrote the song "Pray to the Saw" that was meant to be the theme of the film from the beginning. He in turn did a script treatment and that's how Son of the Saw was born. 

Will: Did you play an other parts on this film maybe just as a voice?

Chris: As for other parts, I focused on my character and wore a few hats behind the scenes but nothing else on screen.

Will: You heard it here first Guys and girls, now be sure to go watch Son of The Saw on Youtube, and 
go #support your local Christophe, follow him on Facebook and all other social media!


Monday, September 16, 2019

The Axemen Interview Series: Christophe Murdock

1.Tell us your name and the band you play for
 Christophe Murdock. I play solo, with my own band and currently also am playing guitar in Anarchy For Assholes.
2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar
  I always deeply felt music and wanted to be a singer, then in my teen years picked up the bass. When I finally grabbed a guitar I was listening to a lot of guitar work with Ron Emory (T.S.O.L.) and Eva O (Christian Death)
   
3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?
  I am self taught. I had some piano and violin lessons as a child, a few starter bass lessons in my early teens. Then everything from that point I figured out on my own or from jamming with others. 
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4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?
  I read music when I was a child, but lost it over time. Never bothered to read professional tab, but do well enough when bands I've filled in for tabbed out their tunes.
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5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?
  Yeah, I have a wide range of influences including a lot of post-punk, goth, and old school country so I have tweeked with my sound a bit to where I feel it's a little different than some of the others out playing now.
6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )
  On my electric rig I'm currently I'm using Ibanez Artcore Semi-Hollows. I've have three different ones. All fairly new. I used to play a lot of the RG models, but the tone was a little heavier than I like. (Not to mention they look so small when I hold them) I like the earthier sound I get out of the Artcore's and they are a lot more comfortable for me to hold. For acoustic, a friend lost my Ibanez to a pawn shop... so I'm currently using a Fender Sonata. I've made a few changes to it including brass pins and a bone nut and bridge. I like it's sound. I don't even remember what my current 12-String model is...
   
7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them
  My pickups are the stock passive Classic Elites.

8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc
  I use an old Peavey Stereo Chorus 212. I never made any changes to it either. It comes stocked with 2 12" Scorpion Speakers.
9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy
  I used to use a lot of effects when I was younger but started straying away to more a more roots sound and mostly acoustic over the years and just using my built in effects with my electric. I recently dug out all of my old pedals and started using them more as I play for other bands. I have the built in Distortion, Reverb and Chorus for my Peavey with a special foot switch made for me by Cat In Cog Studios. For my direct input from guitar to amp I have my Snark Tuner, DOD Stereo Phaser and DOD Death Metal Distortion. Through my Effects Loop I have a Volume pedal, DOD Ice Box Stereo Chorus, DOD Digital Delay and an Electro-Harmonix Attenuator.
10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..
  Just more pedals. I like messing around with them in the bands I play in. Getting different sounds and tones. I can't stand multi-effect pedals though. So I just want dozens of pedals and a huge pedal board.
11.What guitarist can you not stand?
  None really come to mind.
12. Is tone more important or is technique?
  For me it's tone. I'm not very technical and I tend to get a little sloppy with the guitar playing and work it into the sound at times, but can't stand when my sound is not right.
     
13. Name your top 5 guitarist
 1. Eva O.
2. Ron Emory
3. Jerry Reed. 
4. Todd Youth. 
5. Roy Nichols
14.Who is the most overrated guitarist
  There are a lot of em, but they are better than me so I won't name names. lol
15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?
  Anyone on my top 5 list or Robert Johnson.