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ICYMI: GrimWolf EP Drops, Hic Dragones Offers Deal, HowlCon Resurfaces

As revealed in last month’s interview, the new GrimWolf EP Order of the Lycan dropped on digital format via the band’s new BandCamp page on October 31.

For the collecting type (and I know you’re out there, because I’m one too) the orders for the physical CD, exclusive t-shirt, patch, and button are still being offered on the band’s site. GrimWolf have also begun taking orders for a short run of cassettes for Order, and are requesting a minimum pre-order 0f 20 cassettes total before they put in the order. (If the minimum order is not met, all orders will be refunded.)

With cassette-only record companies like Graveyard Calling out there, I know you horror-music-cassette-collectors are out there. GET ON THIS.


Independent Manchester publishing company Hic Dragones has decided to do away with November in favor of something werewolves everywhere are sure to delight at. From the company’s Facebook page:

We’ve done away with November here at Hic Dragones – as far as we’re concerned it’s now Lycanthrovember! Throughout the month, all copies of Canadian author Kim Bannerman’s werewolf novel ‘The Tattooed Wolf’ will include our werewolf anthology ‘Wolf-Girls’ absolutely FREE! Arrooooooo! (Source)

The Tattooed Wolf can be purchased through the Hic Dragones website here. You can also read more about the Wolf-Girls anthology (which includes a story from my friend at Werewolf News) here.


After a successful year zero followed by an unfortunate cancellation due to insufficient pre-registrations and over a year’s worth of radio silence, the Portland-area werewolf convention HOWL Con has resurfaced once more, with little more than the following tweet to go on:

This is particularly exciting news for me, as February 7th is in fact my birthday, and I can’t picture a more entertaining way to spend my birthday than at a werewolf convention. (Even at one across the entire continental United States from me.)

 

 

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ICYMI: Underworld reboot, old and new Linda Godfrey books, Werewolf: The Apocalypse sale

Hollywood Reporter brings us the news that the Underworld film franchise is getting a reboot titled Underworld: Next Generation. This seems like a bad move to me for several reasons:

  1. The last Underworld film was literally two years ago
  2. The last werewolf reboot film I watched was the worst thing I’ve ever watched
  3. Reboots typically imply a new cast, and what’s the point of an Underworld film without Kate Beckinsale
  4. Like seriously, is the production company ignoring that the one film that didn’t include Selene also brought in the least amount of money
  5. Are they trying to appeal to a younger audience with the “next generation” thing? If so does that mean there’s going to be some Twilight bullshit because I am not here for that

But anyway, I am not a hollywood expert so what do I know, maybe this will be the biggest Underworld film since, I dunno, the last one. I guess we’ll see on that.


 

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and sightings in AmericaAuthor and dogman/werewolf researcher Linda Godfrey’s new book, American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America, was released today, and is sure to be an excellent addition to any cryptozoology fan. It even includes a fairly hefty chapter of lore/legends/sightings of “upright canid monsters,” including sections on the McHenry Dogman, the Wolfman of Chestnut Mountain, the New Mexico Walker, and many others. The book can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's WerewolfShe has also rereleased her long-out-of-print nonfiction debut book, The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf, with all new cover artwork for Kindle. It is almost identical to the original version from 2003, albeit with some cleanup of typos, and still includes most of the original artwork. It is available for $6.99 (which is much lighter on your wallet than some mint copies of the first release, which can go for up to $79 on Amazon) and she is currently looking at options to put it back into print.


 

Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Fang & Claw Volume 1White Wolf Publishing has put two Werewolf: The Apocalypse graphic novels on sale via DriveThruComics. For a brief time—only till next Monday–the PDFs of volume one and volume two of Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Fang & Claw are available for $2.99 each, rather than the usual $7.99. GET ON THIS.

ICYMI: GrimWolf Reveal Cover Art, Werewolves in Sibera Reprint Shirt

This Tuesday, werewolf metallers GrimWolf finally unveiled the album artwork of their upcoming EP, Order of the Lycan:

The artwork is credited to Grace Liu, an illustrator from California. GrimWolf released the title and track list of this EP only days earlier, and that information can be found here.


One-man synth band Werewolves in Siberia has recently rereleased a long out-of-print tee design this week, featuring the ever-gruesome silhouette of the vampire Nosferatu. Here is “The House of Nosferatu” design:

Purchases of this shirt are limited, and the design will soon go out of print once more. All purchases of this shirt will also receive a download of the Werewolves in Siberia song “The House of Nosferatu,” a track which was previously only available through the purchase of the Graveyard Calling compilation …and Out Come the Bats. This compilation’s proceeds go to the Bat World Sanctuary.

Purchases of the shirt are available until 7/14/14, and can be purchased here.

ICYMI: Three Opportunities to Ruin Yourself Financially

If you’re following Lycanthropology 101 on Twitter (@lycans101) (#SelfPromo) you’ve already noticed my moaning about my lack of funds to properly ruin my finances with because there are three separate werewolf crowdfunding video projects going on this month and I can’t afford any of them.

So I’m going to make all of you bemoan your own finances with me.


 

WolfCop Universe Expansion

If you’ve been a werewolf fan since 2013 you have undoubtedly heard the buzz surrounding the Canadian Cinecoup winning horror-comedy film WolfCop. (In fact, many of you also recall running around doing all the Cinecoup tasks in order to rack up as many votes as possible to shove at WolfCop.)

Well, the film is set to drop in two months—and now the filmmakers are looking to expand the franchise with your help.

First on the agenda is the 7.5″ tall WolfCop action figure.

I want four.

For $70 you can get one of these guys for your own: a 7.5″ vinyl action figure with 16 points points of articulation and a removable gun accessory. Or, for the die-hard collector, for $200 you can get one of the only 100 collector’s edition figures, with a pewter gun, electric plated gold badge, and signed by the artist.

Other franchise expansions available for preorder are the first volume of the WolfCop graphic novel, DVDs and Blu-Rays, posters, shirts, collector’s cards, and even a personal WolfCop SFX transformation by the makeup artist, professional photoshoot included—if you’ve got an extra $10,000 handy. (Be warned—you’ll probably have to fight Werewolf News’ own Andrew Quinton for that last one.)

The campaign is 86% funded as of my writing this, and has been up about a week, so I think we’re pretty positive that WolfCop’s expansions are a done deal.

Check it out here! (more…)

ICYMI: GrimWolf Enters Studio, Sockweb Drops Debut

California werewolf metallers GrimWolf have confirmed that they are entering the studio this weekend to begin recording drum tracks for a new album. This album will be the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 debut full-length, Lycanthrope. GrimWolf have not revealed the title of their new album yet, merely hinting to keep an eye out for the next few weeks.

See the official announcement from their March 2014 full moon update here:

Check them out on Facebook here!


Father/daughter grindcore outfit Sockweb have released their debut full-length, a concept album named Werewolf. The album was funded through a successful Indiegogo campaign last year, though due to various complications was pushed back several months. But they are back now, and as of March 25, the album has finally dropped!

Buy the new album here:

Or, if you aren’t sure you want to drop $8/$15 on the full-length, check out the Bullies Are Mean EP—get a taste of four tracks from the full-length at the low price of $1!

Check Sockweb out on Facebook here!