* October 05, 2014 *
New Songs posted by Velvet Acid Christ
New tracks posted by VelvetAcidChrist
Bryan posted 2 unreleased songs from 1996 from his project 'Pain Konsept'
Plus all the remixes he's done including remixes for:
, Emilie Autumn, FrontlineAssembly
Check the new tracks on their VF Profile: VelvetAcidChrist
Look out for VAC's new release 'Subconscious Landscapes' coming out soon thanks to his successful Pledgemusic Campaign
Plus Velvet Acid Christ will be playing at VF's Cybertron on Saturday, January 31st in NYC!
* October 04, 2014 *
Anne Rice Celebrate's Her 73rd Birthday today.
The Author of Interview With a Vampire and other related novels, turns 73 today and continues to be
true to the Vampire mythos. Much has been discussed about the changing tastes of Vampire enthusiasts, do they sparkle, are they monsters or hot Abercrombie & Fitch like models with six packs and tormented souls, etc... We have our opinions as do you, but for now, we're happy that she has added her writing skills and stories to the thousands of years of dark tales relating to one of our favorite monsters. Do you have a favorite, or do they all have a place in monster and horror culture?
* October 03, 2014 *
What you missed at the last cybertron
Last month's Cybertron was 'Retro Edition', meaning we dusted off all the classic 80s and 90s industrial rock and new wave songs, so it was quite the interesting musical experience. Thanks to everyone that came to our journey back in time, and we had a surprising number of compliments on the music changes, so we'll possibly do it again sometime. This cybertron we celebrated the birthday of annabelevil
and also welcomed back our favorite vf londoner vanessavicious
to come party it up with us. Also check out the clips of the awesome burlesque performance by Nina La Voix
Video by Kevin Vonesper
Upcoming VF Promoted events:
Tuesday October 7th in Long Island, NY:
with support from:
William Control, Darksiderz, Davey Suicide
Saturday, October 11th in NYC:
VF and NYC Ravers Present Super Smashes Bros. -VS- Cybertron
NYC Comic-Con After Party
Both floors at Santos Party House
Friday, October 24th in NYC:
VF Presents Cybertron: Halloween Edition
Live Performance by FGFC820
Halloween Decorations, Free Candy, Costume Contest
Tuesday, October 28th in NYC:
Misfits at Irving Plaza
with support by:
Jasta of Hatebreed
Friday, October 31st in New Orleans:
The Bad Things Ball
Halloween Night! One of the biggest Halloween Events in New Orleans
Featuring DJ Jet
Saturday, November 1st in NYC:
VF Presents: Halloween Massacre
Featuring Decoded Feedback (first NYC show in 5 years)
$500 Costume Contest, Free Candy, Burlesque Performances
Tuesday, December 2nd in NYC:
Skinny Puppy at the Best Buy Theatre
VNV Nation, Haujobb, Youth Code
* October 01, 2014 *
Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
So, it's getting really close to Halloween. I'm a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I'm always disappointed. Here are my top five reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer on Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes
. They just ask for a little help on their giant full body masterpieces (that may include elaborate armor) the week before Halloween because they know you make costumes and it's easy for you. The price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $10-20." and they never actually pay you which boils down to "I'll get you a shot of Jack sometime."
2) Costumes in my closet cramped everywhere, but none specifically for Halloween
. Yes, I have over 30 costumes, some that I've yet to wear. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a generic Halloween party. I remember one year I was dressed as Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew out on the town, which I thought would be somewhat popular since it was a cute children's show. How wrong I was. The only response all night: "ARE YOU A SEXY KITTY?"
. Yes, stains. As in, I don't want to wear my precious costumes that I spent workweeks creating to a nightclub or bar where some jackass is going to puke on me or back into me and spill a beer/neon drink all over it and stain it forever. No, "sorry" doesn't pay the dry cleaners. (A free shot might pay the dry cleaners, depending on how many people I can convince spilled their drink on me.)
4) A general ennui for Halloween costume parties
. Maybe it's like dudes who watch too much porn. I have been to so many insane costume gatherings and have seen so many awesome costumes that the run-o-the-mill mass-market store bought costume doesn't excite me. I've been overstimulated.
5) Losing costume contests to slut costumes and vaginas
. It hasn't happened to me yet. But it could have. Spent hours of construction slavery, an afternoon getting into an uncomfortable costume, wasted only to lose to a gag costume. Not me. No thanks.
So what's the solution for a cosplayer on Halloween? Dress head-to-toe in full character and give props to the one person who recognizes you all evening? Or just mix-n-match pieces in your cosplay wardrobe to create something recognizable?
* October 01, 2014 *
W00t its October! Ratings Reset!
W00t its October, let the Halloween Countdown begin!
To celebrate our favorite month, our ratings database has been reset!
Now you can rate all your friends all over again!
(Note - you still keep your regular rating points, but you can now rate everyone again!)
ermahgerd rate me a 10 and ill be your bff, i need me some points
also been doing some site updates / tweaks such as:
fixed the top profiles banner uploader
fixed the 'rate and comment' form bug for proper output when you rate someone without leaving a comment
also a couple other minor bug fixes / tweaks.
* September 30, 2014 *
Asylum Hair Dye Progress Updates
Asylum Hair Dye
We’ve been making great progress, even though it is a bit slower than we had hoped. Once we got all the formulas perfected we hit a couple delays with the product stability / shelf-life testing, and we also had to unexpectedly switch manufacturers since the other facility changed their terms and required a higher minimum order.
Good news is that the hair dye production is in progress. We are now looking at a late October / Halloween release date. A fitting time of year for us indeed. We also currently have the packaging and label printing due to be done soon. For anyone that ordered tshirts / hoodies, these are also underway! Really sorry for the delay guys! We are doing the best we can, and you can rest assured that we will deliver the product, even if we have had some delays.
VampireFreaks has been around for almost 15 years, we’re not going anywhere and we will make sure we deliver! =) For now, check out our awesome label design
, courtesy of Mike Saga!
Each label will feature our logo and artwork on a clear squeezable vertical tube, making it easy to apply and so that you can see the hair dye color showing through.
In the meantime we’ve also been doing lots of testing on the hair dye formulas and coming up with some new colors for the second batch of colors, we’ll keep you posted!
More info at AsylumHairDye.com
* September 29, 2014 *
Writhe and Shine #315 - Gimme A Break
* September 28, 2014 *
Vampire Coffee in China: Simply a gimmick or mainstreaming monsters
The recent opening of a Vampire themed restaurant and cafe in China, suggests that rather than a
simple gimmick, this and others like it (Vampire Cafe in Japan), are making the monsters of myth around the world more of a mainstreaming effort than an opportunity to make money from television and movie franchise popularity (True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Being Human, "the three movie franchise that shall remain nameless",etc...). Do you see this happening in your city and country, or is it just someone trying to make a buck off of the success of popular cultures acceptance of vampires as entertainment?
* September 28, 2014 *
VF at New York Comic-con! Plus After-party
VampireFreaks will have a booth again at New York Comiccon
in 2 weeks!
Come find us in the same spot as last year - Booth 2380!
Plus Saturday, October 11th:
VampireFreaks and NYC Ravers present
Super Smashed Bros. -VS- CYBERTRON
We join forces to take over both floors of Santos Party House in NYC, for one Epic Comic-con After Party!
DJ's on both Floors
Comic-con cosplay contest
Decorations, video projections, and more!
Click Here for more info!
* September 27, 2014 *
Extraordinary Eye Make-up That You Can Do
We've seen all kinds of efforts to turn the eye area into a work of art, but very few get it right.
One make-up artist with a fine hand and great imagination is Lucinda Kerner, who has a catalog of pieces that shouldn't be missed. You can view them here at http://tinyurl.com/n7njltx
and don't hesitate in contacting her. A great lady who loves to work with others without the pretense. Do you have a favorite dark eye work artist?