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We’s baaaack w/ Ivan Bernard Jackson Hruska the Croatian Canadian (or is it Canadian Croatian) and here’s what he’s gots to say…HOW ARE YOU?

IBJH: I’m great actually. I feel like the band has finally cemented itself in Hollywood. We‘re like a tourist attraction on the Sunset Strip. Just waiting for the city of Hollywood to give my ass landmark status. Im also a bit nervous. I’m currently in the process of obtaining my visa. So if we need to cancel Nikstock… that means they kicked my Croatian Canadian ass outta the country.


IBJH: You bet your sweet ass I am!! It‘s going to be the furthest away this band has ever been from home. Also the first time we ve ever played on the east coast. So this is definitely a new experience on all ends. And it absolutely fills me with pride n joy to be representing our lil town of Hollywood. If anything means something to me – its that!


IBJH: Hollywood Apocalypse. I think my other projects are too poppy n old timey to be playing a metal festival. Lol


IBJH: we re booking a lil tour right now but i cant confirm anything just yet. Im also trying to make a show happen in California for the 24th of June to celebrate 2 years of our debut album -53 Minutes of Fame-. That record never had a proper release party. The day it came out i was stuck in Germany feeling suicidal. I think we need to give that record a proper party! Its a good one. So many classics we still play to this day.


IBJH: we re so behind on music vids its dumb. But we still got a full blown pink balloon video in the works. Also i wanna shoot a video for kitty pow pow at a cat shelter n at cat foster homes where the band just hangs out with kitties. N we blend in cats that are up for adoption n need a home. There‘s so many strays n cats that need homes in LA. I really wanna help em out. Make the world a better place for felines. If your a foster or work at a cat shelter… pls reach out HOLLYWOOD APOCALYPSE LIVE AT THE WHISKY EP? Yes! That’s happening!!! That show was fucking awesome n kinda life changing. It was really a milestone show. I wanted to make it be a gift from the band to our hometown… So we‘re putting this one out for absolutely free. All streaming services, youtube, insta… u name it. We‘re gonna call it Unfucked at the Whisky as a tribute to one of my favorite bands -The Bates- who called their live album Unfucked. Its a fun play on words to Unplugged records.

I’ll give ya a tracklist

1) From the Piss Puddles on Hollywood Blvd

2) Tomorrow‘s Only Make Believe

3) Rain in LA

4) Be(e)

5) They

6) Little Psycho (Hollywood skyline version)

7) Bird on Fire 😎 Pink Balloon 9) Kitty Pow Pow

‘N YES! Thats 2 previously unreleased tracks n a new version of Little Psycho. Yes! Little Psycho has 3 versions. That whisky show almost had me have 3 seizures n 2 heart attacks. Spooo much work in making the live EP happen. Like Fuck!!!! But it payed off. That lil ep is alotta fun. It’ll be produced by Daniel Munoiz of Guiltily Strangers n 45 Grave.


IBJH: Death of a Nightingale is on a hiatus right now. Emily got a bunch of life changing opportunities n needed to move to New York. But we are alive and well. I talk to her every day. She’s doing great. And we are super eager to record our debut album -Healing miserable-. Like we can’t wait. I miss her sooooooo much! I’m sure as soon we are reunited new songs will be coming out like there’s no tomorrow.


IBJH: Never! I think my ghost is gonna keep making music when i die. I’ll haunt viper whisky n the rainbow in rotation.




IBJH: Just alotta gratitude. I’m just really fucking grateful to be a part of this community. Its been a dream of mine since i was like 9. I’m grateful for the wonderful people i make music with: Lisa, Celinda, Sky, proto, Roland, Emily n omg Elaine!!! All the places we play.. and yes I’m fucking grateful that it never stops.

An Interview w/ Thad Motherfucking Law (breaking the law judas priest tribute/coloradicals)

Well, here’s Thad Law (a multi talented man in his own right), here’s what he gotta say…

THAD: Well, my friend, I am doing quite well. We have all our ducks in a row for Nickstock 2024, and are planning to hit the bookings hard, for the two bands, starting February 2025 after NAMM. Thank you for asking!

So ya have two bands to promote today…Who are they and what are they about?

THAD: Yes, the band I have been working with the longest is Breaking the Law, which is a tribute to classic Judas Priest. We have a large catalogue, and I have found some of the best musicians and industry professionals I know, to help me. The lineup changes depending on where in the country we play. The act involves video support, which is synchronized to the music, and gives a full experience of the 80’s Priest nostalgia. Very cool. The newer band, Coloradicals, does punk covers, and we are based in Northern Colorado. This is a home grown bunch of rogues that live near me in Colorado, and we have turned it into a social club, where friends, family, and neighbors can come by the studio, and get rowdy with us.

You playing Nickstock with both bands. Could ya tell us more?

THAD: We are actually all traveling to Nickstock together, and everyone gets along really well. Each band will play a a set on both Friday the 19th, and Saturday the 20th of July. We really enjoy hanging out with all of our friends from Syracuse and such. We are going to have a couple of trailers near the stage at Nickstock, and anyone who goes, can hang with us, and get a free Coor’s beer, plus T-shirts and stickers.

Any gigs lined up after Nickstock?

THAD: Breaking the Law has a couple of other shows in Colorado this July as well, but we are really taking the time to get the 2025 calendar filled, starting with some shows with Nick at the Bow, and Universal Bar and Grille, in NOHO.

Who are your influences?

THAD: My biggest influences are the classic metal bands like Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, Whitesnake, Van Halen to name a few. Anything that is guitar rich, and with higher pitched vocals, as opposed to the lower growls. My parents got to listen to them all the time, as I practiced playing guitar in my bedroom during middle school years. My Coloradicals friends are all Army guys, who grew up on punk bands like Rancid, Bouncing Souls, and Pennywise. The energy and angst of the punks stuff has grown on me, and I had the opportunity to sing and play, which I am grateful for.

What makes you tick?

THAD: I am a complex creature, my friend, and my existence is equally complex. That would be hard to summarize, but probably the biggest common denominator is many layers of perpetual unsettled anxious drive, neurotic rituals, and worry about the future. I am a practicing physician, which definitely lends itself to this type of personality profile. I am very proud of my accomplishments in medicine, and will continue to practice for many years. Working, traveling, and playing with bands is a good way to offset the stress of that life, and it shares the burden of keeping me busy, active, and engaged in something mentally stimulating. The tough part is switching from one to the other quickly, as they draw very different bandwidths of effort.

Recording anything with Coloradicals?

THAD: Not in the true sense. We have our practice studio set up for live video shoots, which we will use for local promotion, and the audio is not too bad.

Who the hell is Mrs. Valdez?

THAD: I was hoping that she would be the booking agent, that I have always dreamed of. I am looking for someone who can help me with next year’s calendar, and who can work with venues in multiple states.

Any last word for our readers?

THAD: Just that I am really looking forward to spending a couple days in Norwich NY for Nickstock, and catching up with those folks that I get to see once a year. If you get the opportunity to come out, please consider it. These are two awesome bands, and it will be a great time. Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for Breaking the Law and Coloradicals!

Ad-Darr the Distressor by Demetrius

Today we are going to do something really interesting. Something you never imagined or wanted to imagine..

Today we are going to study Islam but not in a way. You usually hear about it. We will also not study in any scholarly manner..

We will study  it in a mystical manner in a manner which will help you connect to the universe..

We are going to explain a different perception of God here, a perception of God, which is probably a way of seeing the goddamn thing you never encountered. So let’s start..

We usually imagine God as a progenitor of dogma progenitor of oppression And repression we imagine God of religions as a subject of political control. We imagine it as something which limits the modern man limits the modern world..

We imagine it as something, which is absolutely the opposite of freedom, the opposite of liberation and self-expression. However if I tell you that there is a group of Muslims with things much differently and which sees God as a way of expressing themselves, you will probably not believe me and consider main same..

Tonight we are going to talk about that aspect of Islam..

We are going to talk about the Divine names and how to use them, how to experience them and apply them. 

In order for the concept of the Divine names to be understood, the concept of God should be understood in this framework. 

Within Sufi mysticism God is supreme consciousness. The unity of being the unity of all the religious laws are not legal constants. They are instructions. You are free to break them if you wish. You have absolute freedom to do so breaking. Some of them will have destructive consequences, but you are free to do whatever you wish. It is a form of Islam which is much more paetic and liberating..

Within that context man is free. You are free. You are free to use those Divine names however you wish. 

Tonight we are going to study a specific Divine name. Usually utilized for destruction but can also be used for protection and spiritual empowerment. Use it as you wish. I honestly would like you to use this technique I show you in the article only for moral reasons bot you are free as I said. 

 You will start this ritual by visualizing energy coming into the top of your head and filing your entire energy body with energy visualize energy coming into the top of your head and filling you up with energy energizing you 

As you hold this visualization, you should breathe in and breathe out, but focus on breathing really, really slowly. Don’t count the breaths. Simply breathe as slowly as possible. It is recommended to do this in the dark.

After you charge yourself with energy in this manner, you should start chanting Ad Darr

Over and over again as you chant You should focus on energy coming out of your mouth. When you start feeling the energy, you can start directing it By verbally saying what you wish. 

Your request could be related to destruction of enemies, protection from harm of you and your loved ones. Or you can request from God to to empower you and open your spiritual senses. 

This Divine name means :

God who is bringer of distress.

Ad Darr

It should be used with caution. The requests you asked for will be manifested but they will happen in a distressful manner. 

Chants Divine name on a daily basis 

For a thousand times a day as instructed until what you requested happens, being disciplined with this simple practice can bring extraordinary results.

Thank you for watching and reading and talk to you soon..

An Interview w/ SCREAMING SOUP! Creator Dan Fowler

Screaming Soup stars Deadwest, a gas guzzling, ray gun slinging skeleton cowboy, who reviews obscure fright flicks from yesteryear in a condensed format popular among YouTube audiences. A kaleidoscopic cast of original characters rides along with our animated horror host for episodic adventures that bookend quick-witted commentary.


Screaming Soup is an animated web series that follows the adventures of Deadwest, a horror host who reviews B-movies he thinks horror fans need to know about—and sometimes avoid. Joining him is his sidekick Billy, a lovable goat from hell, his ghostly girlfriend Mandy, and a delightfully dysfunctional gang of parody-style monsters. Currently in his 6th season, with 54 episodes and counting, Deadwest’s antics have ranged from big top bar brawls with evil clowns and quick draws with scarecrows to epic crossover specials with legendary B-movie companies like Full Moon Empire.


“Four stars!” –Joe Bob Briggs, Shudder TV’s The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

“Fresh!” –Svengoolie, Svengoolie

“Filmmakers should be honored to be reviewed by Screaming Soup!” –Charles Band, Full Moon Empire

“Toxie luvs Screaming Soup!” –Lloyd Kaufman, Troma Entertainment

“A terrific way of reviewing horror. Funny, entertaining, and intelligent.” –Robert Davi, Maniac Cop 2-3

“No one does horror hosting better than Screaming Soup! They created the Citizen Kane of Killer Tomato retrospectives.” – Costa Dillon, Creator of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes


Silver Bolo Award – Awarded by Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder’s The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (S3E1 2021)

The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards: Favorite Horror Host – Nominated 2020-2022

The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards: Best Website – Nominated 2022

The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards: Best Documentary – Screaming Soup! Presents the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Retrospective – Nominated 2023

From series creator Dan Fowler:

Horror hosts were always my favorite part when watching scary movies on TV growing up. These charismatic showmen—and women—gave perspective to the pictures they featured, validated my opinions on questionable filmmaking, and always made me feel like I was part of an exclusive club of fun-seeking cinephiles looking for bizarre entertainment. Nowadays, horror hosts aren’t as prevalent as they once were in the traditional sense, so I felt compelled to apply my love of horror to keeping this artform alive and become a host myself. My goal isn’t just continuing this American tradition, but to aid in its evolution for 21st century audiences as well.

Screaming Soup is essentially the horror host show I always wanted to watch and wished existed. Best described as Space Ghost Coast to Coast meets MonsterVision, it condenses full-length features into highlight reel reviews that are most popular among YouTube audiences, and Deadwest is front and center providing humorous Mystery Science Theater 3000 inspired commentary the whole time. As an artist looking for a unique niche, I decided to break new ground with this being the first fully animated horror host show, allowing Deadwest to review movies of yesteryear while on wild weird adventures influenced by my love for retro video games, Saturday morning cartoons, and indie superhero comics.

We’re here with Screaming Soup! creator Dan Fowler, and here’s what he’s got to say … HOW ARE YOU?

DF: WHOA! Didn’t see you there! Um . . . I’m currently caught between the turbulent fringes of creative cackle fests while grounded by the hair-standing nirvana of superbly made grilled cheese sandwiches. 

What was the inspiration for Screaming Soup! (what was the genesis as it were)?

DF: As an artist who grew up on horror flicks, action-packed cartoons and surreal funny books, I always struggled finding the right way to channel my creativity; I wanted to do everything—draw comics, make movies, write novels—I’m interested in all of it. When my love for horror hosts was reignited around 2010, I finally found a vehicle that could satisfy my creative drive and let my imagination run wild. To save our garage from becoming a permanent studio set with me in costume, my wife suggested it be a cartoon series, and that’s when it all came together for history’s first fully animated horror host show.

I decided the host would be based on a dead cowboy costume I threw together for Halloween around that time and just kept building this nutty kitchen sink kind of world around him, adding ghoulish and hopefully laughable characters in a fantastic limbo dimension where anything could happen. What ultimately inspired me to make Screaming Soup! a reality, however, was the rise of late 2000s web influencers, who proved it was easier than ever to get content in front of people and have great potential for success.

How long has it been around?

DF: Screaming Soup! is in its 10th year now, believe it or not! Funny thing is, I thought I’d reach my goal of 100 episodes by now, but the production time behind each episode has gradually gotten more involved as I continue developing my animation skills. While I initially started the show with the intent to produce something quick and simple like Adult Swim’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,”I outgrew that approach to animating after the first two seasons and have been steadily improving the show with more kinetic camerawork, dynamic edits, and backgrounds full of scope and depth. It’s crazy to see how far I’ve come between season one and season six, and I’m getting more ambitious with each episode!

How have you not been flagged by YouTube’s censorship addicted algorithm?

DF: . . . a lot of dumb luck so far! I’m sure the fact that I didn’t monetize certain content helped me fly under their decency radar, but that trick is definitely getting tougher the more advanced YouTube’s AI programs become. 

Are you doing the convention circuit this year?

DF: As much as I’d like to spread the news far and wide that Screaming Soup! is the world’s #1 animated horror host show, I tend to stick close to homebase. The best place to catch me promoting the show is at Retro Toy Con in Greenville, SC, every November, where I’m a regular guest and emcee. All weekend, toy and cartoon enthusiasts get to hear Deadwest make regular announcements, take pictures with his life-size prop, and see me host the celebrity panel discussions. It’s always a great time!

What makes you guys tick?

DF: Laughter. While I do my best to entertain viewers with some action/adventure punctuated with a little shock and awe each episode, my biggest goal is to be funny every time.

Who, what, where, when, how are your influences?

DF: I like to think one of the things that separates Screaming Soup! from so many of its contemporaries is its outlandish storylines and seasonal story arcs; that is directly influenced by my lifelong love for comics—especially the indie titles! “The Tick,” “Scud: The Disposable Assassin,” “Flaming Carrot,” “Sam and Max: Freelance Police”—all these off-the-wall characters facing the most outrageous situations absolutely influence the brand of misadventures I want my characters to have.

Any future crossovers to look forward to (hint, hint, we wanna collaborate, damn it)?

DF: While I already have scripts completed through episode 100, I’m always open to collabs and cameos so long as they can be organically worked in without upsetting the show’s storylines. Most of my friends and contemporaries in the horror community, as well as a few fans (known as Scream Freaks) have become regular extras in the backgrounds, but sometimes I manage to write in more significant crossovers like when Charles Band allowed me to animate Deadwest going toe to toe with his Full Moon characters for an entire season . . . what an unbelievable experience! Our sixth season has fellow horror host Dr. Wolfula dropping in to help wrangle an out-of-control Frankenstein, and movie buff influencers Joe and Sean from “Movie Dumpster” got to see cartoon versions of themselves watching a couple of their own monstrous creations fight a cage match against some of Deadwest’s gang. These collabs are just born out of the moment, so who knows who’ll pop up next?!   

Who the hell is Mrs. Valdez?

DF: She’s the embodiment of that tickle in your elbow nerve that warns of pending judgment. 


Any big projects coming up?

DF: Having just completed the be-all, end-all “Screaming Soup! Presents Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Retrospective”(free to watch on YouTube, by the way) featuring over three hours of exclusive interviews with nearly every creator, cast and crew member involved with the franchise from its movies to its short-lived cartoon series, I’ll be shifting my focus to developing more Screaming Soup! merch for fans. Thanks to generous contributions via the Screaming Soup! Patreon page, I recently started selling the Scream Freak Fan Club Kit through It’s a sweet little treasure trove of Screaming Soup! stickers, trading cards, coasters, mini-posters, and buttons. Profits from the kits will fund even more merch, helping me produce additional trading cards, Billy dolls, a miniseries of comics, replicas of Deadwest’s laser and my dream goal: a Screaming Soup! toy line! 

Any last words for your fans?

DF: Never stop singing in the shower, out of sight/out of mind doesn’t apply to invisible threats, and if you’re looking for a new spin on horror hosting like you’ve never seen, give Deadwest and his gang of rowdy hellions a watch at, home of the web’s #1 animated horror host show! We truly appreciate our Scream Freaks and are always looking for fellow horror fans to join us.

If you have further questions or want to request an interview, feel free to email me at

Remembering Laurence Timothy Johnson (Tim Sinn) by Lisa Burke

Losing someone who was a prominent fixture of our goth  scene is never easy, but the loss of Laurence Timothy Johnson aka Tim Sinn really hits home. At only 55 years old, he passed in his sleep at home around March 12th. His roommate Christopher Grey found him, and has been a blessing since to those that loved Tim. We all knew about his struggles with alcohol addiction, but some of us saw his great fight to overcome it all as well. Whatever got him in the end, definitely took him too soon. Regardless, he will live on through his art and photography, as well as in our hearts.    He was a native of California, and he hopped around to different schools in and around LA, finally attending Hollywood High School. As most of us remember, he was an artist and photographer for Bar Sinister/Boardners by La Belle in Hollywood for many, many years. Though many photographers have come and gone since his departure, none have lived up to the magic that Tim would expel into the world. The color swirls on his photographs left a fun and pleasant aura that will last a lifetime.   I personally met Tim Sinn on my first day living in Hollywood in October 2010. It happened to be my birthday as well. I met him at the local bar Powerhouse back when it was a true dive bar. He would often stop there before heading over to Bar Sinister, among other local watering holes to see his friends. It just so happens that my first day living in Hollywood I ended up with a black eye because I stood up to an Amazon meth-head female that was harassing my male friend. She got really aggressive and threw 1 beer glass and 2 beer bottles at my face and back of my head, I ended up with 3 cuts around my right eye, and she apparently cut up her hand. Since it was my birthday at midnight, I decided to get a towel with ice for my bloody eye and another drink, after I had to sit in the ambulance for 40 min making sure I didn’t have a concussion. Long story short, the next day I had a small birthday gathering at the outdoor backyard of my new apartment. Tim came with a friend (I believe it was Sue Wood), and he brought me a little talking vampire doll. Then he jokingly mocked me for wearing eyeliner even though I had a black eye. He was really kind to me, and not judging of what happened, other than to say I was a badass. He had a sweet charm to him that I instantly made a connection to. We became casual friends for many years after.   On Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at Boardners, they held a memorial for Tim. It was a somber gathering with attendance and speech by owner Trisha Labelle, a performance and speech by Human Drama, Tim’s former roommate gave a speech, and Jeffery Damnit, Adriana Vega, plus many more were in attendance. I was unable to make it that day, but I will say this, I know that everyone who knew Tim Sinn has at least one good story to tell about him.   While Tim was a staple of the Hollywood night life, he also branched out to other places like the Rainbow Bar And Grill on occasion, where he got to know Mario Maglieri and friends. All in all, Tim Sinn was an empathetic human being who struggled with being overcome by his deep heartfelt emotions in such a desolate and volatile world. It is a tragedy to know that he will not be shining his light on the living from this realm anymore, however, his light definitely will shine on us from the beyond. Even though Tim was not working at Bar Sinister in the months prior to his death, it is still an inevitability to think about him, and to feel his presence when entering that outdoor corridor leading into Bar Sinister. RIP to another great and talented soul, Tim Sinn.

THE BUZZZ: Legal Column

The Buzzz… legal article

Dear Mr. Kendell JD, CPA:

Out of approximately 200 countries on the planet, why does the United State of America have an electoral college system that determines who becomes President, when all other countries use the popular vote? If we used the popular vote system wouldn’t Hiliary Clinton be our current President? Haven’t there been times when the electoral college was abandoned?

Cedric Ross:

This legal question involves our Constitution! A document designed to protect us from our government. Way, way back in the 1700’s our founding forefathers wanted an election system that didn’t turn our President into a dictator. They couldn’t decide on whether Congress should determine on who should be President or the people decide using a popular vote. They reached a compromise, the electoral college!

Every state has elected representatives and two senators. Thus, a large state such as Texas has 36 politicians elected to the house of representatives plus two senators, for a total of 38 electors. A state such as Vermont, with small population with two politicians in the House and two senators for a total of 4 electors. If a candidate wins Florida by the smallest of margins, (See George Bush), that candidate gets all the electors! 

A total of 535 electors and three for the district of Columbia leaves a total of 538 electors. A simple majority of 270 electors wins the most powerful job in the world! Awesome, hua? 

Without the electoral system Hiliary would be President. Yes! And the world would be a different planet. And this isn’t the first time! There have been other Presidents who didn’t get the popular vote but became President, i.e., John Qunicy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush and Donal Trump; all became President without a popular majority vote.

If the electoral college had never existed, Bob Dole would have become President, and it is likely the USA would have never invaded IRAQ. A very different world, indeed. There have been attempts to abandon the electoral college system. In 1816 there was a movement to ditch the electoral college, but the Southern states blocked it. In 1969 there was such a movement which passed the House but again was blocked by the Southern states.  Thus, the electoral college system is with us today. It would take an amendment to the Constitution to make the change. 

I hope this explanation gives you some clarity into the system that only exists in the USA. Is it good? Is it bad? That’s for you to decide! 

Do you have a legal question? Submit it.

Brent Lee Kendell, JD, CPA


Metal, Mayhem, and Mentally Ill Judges: The Battle for Heck Recap

The world of metal music is a subculture unlike any other. It’s loud, wild, and unapologetic. And in the midst of this chaos, there are always new bands vying for recognition and fame. One of the biggest opportunities for up-and-coming metal bands is the Battle for Heck, a battle of the bands event that promises a spot at one of the biggest metal festivals in Mexico City. But what many people may not know is that these battles are not just about the bands competing. There is a whole production behind it, with judges and hosts working tirelessly to pick the best band to represent their region. And one of these judges was none other than our very own fearless leader, Mojo El Diablo. Mojo recently gave us a glimpse into his experience as a judge and host for the Battle for Heck, and let me tell you, it was quite an adventure. For those who may not know, the Battle for Heck (we’ll just call it what it really is – Hell) is a series of battle of the bands events organized by the legendary punk rock band Holy Grall. It all started back in 2002 with the first ever California chapter event held at Que Sera and The LBC. And since then, it has become a highly anticipated annual event, drawing in metalheads from all over. But getting back to Mojo’s journey as a judge, it all started with him donning the infamous Judge Death helmet. For those unfamiliar with Judge Death, he is a character from the British comic series 2000 AD. He serves as the antagonist of Judge Dredd and became a favorite among metal fans because of his dark and twisted persona. So there was Mojo, in his Judge Death helmet, ready to bring some serious metal judgement. And the first band up was Massacre Rage. While they had a cool-looking singer, they ended up sounding like a generic version of Slayer. But what was even more disappointing was the fact that they didn’t have a bass player. As Mojo put it, “by default, they’re not winning.” Next up was Coatl, a band that Mojo described as the “chemistry of Sonic H but death metal.” They had a male and female singer who switched off and brought the most people to the event. They were definitely the standout band and hands down winners in Mojo’s book. But the next band, Dogs Are Cool, proved that it’s not only about the music. They were a pop-punk metal band that didn’t really fit in with the heavy metal vibe of the event. However, they had some connections at The Whisky and ended up bringing in a good crowd. Plus, they had an inflatable dog that they threw into the audience. Now that’s something you don’t see every day at metal shows. The last band of day one was a typical thrash band similar to Megadeth and Slayer, but they didn’t leave much of an impression on Mojo. Day two kicked off with Glue Balls, who delivered a “kick to the nuts but in a good way” according to Mojo. They were followed by Kings versus Gods, who had an Anthrax vibe going on. The third band of the day was a metalcore band that had some OC hardcore vibes and brought in a lot of hot chicks (because we all know women love good music). But as Mojo pointed out, this is where things start to go downhill – “that’s why the whole world sucks now because women took over.” The final band of day two was Weaponized, led by Nightmare Nick (shout out to these awesome bands mentioned!). They brought the house down and were declared the winners by a landslide. Day three saw the battle move to Santa Barbara, and Mojo arrived a little late (oops…we’ve all been there). But he made it just in time to witness some seriously hardcore bands. The first band had a gothic Deftones with some Orgy and Stabbing Westward mixed in, while the second band was a thrash three-piece who made a joke about “Pantara on more meth.” The third band was an all-female group who seemed to be trying too hard to be goth, but didn’t quite hit the mark. And then came the final band of the evening – the ultimate winners. Not only did they have a badass helmeted dude (shout out to the chick singer, Rian Jude from ShadowVessel!), but they had great stage presence and theatrics that blew everyone away. Plus, they were just plain awesome. In conclusion, Mojo’s journey as a judge for the Battle for Heck was one wild ride. And it just goes to show that there is more to these battles than just deciding who plays the best music. It’s about bringing together a community of metalheads, supporting new bands, and having a hell of a good time. So here’s to metal, mayhem, and mentally ill judges – may they continue to rock on forever.

Business/Marketing Idea for Lost Anarchy Magazine

*1. Executive Summary:* Lost Anarchy Magazine is a multimedia publication based in Southern California, established in 2008. We specialize in covering pop, sub, and counter-cultures, offering a unique blend of print and digital content. Our goal is to expand our reach, increase readership, and solidify our position as a leading voice in alternative media.

*2. Company Description:* Lost Anarchy Magazine is dedicated to showcasing the vibrant and diverse subcultures that exist on the fringes of mainstream society. Our team of writers, artists, and content creators are passionate about exploring and celebrating all forms of expression, from underground music scenes to niche cosplay communities.

*3. Market Analysis:* The market for alternative media is growing, with an increasing number of readers seeking out unique and unconventional content. Lost Anarchy Magazine fills a niche within this market, catering to audiences who are looking for stories and perspectives that are outside the mainstream.

*4. Marketing and Advertising Strategy:*

*Social Media Presence:* Utilize platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to engage with our audience, share content, and build a community. –

*Partnerships and Collaborations:* Forge partnerships with like-minded brands, influencers, and events to expand our reach and access new audiences. –

*Email Marketing:* Develop an email newsletter to keep subscribers updated on new issues, events, and exclusive content. –

*Street Teams:* Deploy street teams to distribute flyers and promotional materials at relevant events, festivals, and gatherings. –

*Digital Advertising:* Invest in targeted online advertising campaigns to reach specific demographics and increase visibility. –

*Print Advertising:* Explore opportunities for print advertising in complementary publications and niche magazines.

*5. Growth and Expansion Strategies:*

*Diversify Content Offerings:* Expand beyond print to include digital content such as podcasts, video series, and interactive features. –

*Audience Engagement Initiatives:* Launch reader surveys, polls, and contests to foster engagement and gather feedback. –

*Regional Expansion:* Expand distribution channels to reach new markets outside of Southern California, both nationally and internationally. –

*Merchandising:* Develop a line of branded merchandise, including apparel, accessories, and collectibles, to generate additional revenue streams and increase brand visibility. –

*Events and Experiences:* Host live events, workshops, and meetups to further connect with our audience and create memorable experiences.

*6. Financial Projections:*

*Revenue Streams:* Advertising sales, subscription fees, merchandise sales, event ticket sales, and partnerships. –

*Costs:* Printing, distribution, content creation, marketing, staff salaries, and overhead expenses. –

*Profit Margins:* Projected revenue growth based on increased readership and expanded offerings.

*7. Conclusion:* Lost Anarchy Magazine is poised for growth and expansion, with a solid foundation in place and a dedicated team ready to execute our vision. By focusing on marketing and advertising strategies, as well as innovative ways to engage our audience and diversify our offerings, we are confident that we can continue to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of alternative media.

Lost Anarchy Mobile App

Sure, developing an app for Lost Anarchy Magazine sounds like a cool project! Here’s a brief outline of what the app could include:

1. Magazine Content: Provide access to all the articles, interviews, reviews, and features from Lost Anarchy Magazine. Users can browse through different categories or search for specific topics.

2. Interactive Features: Incorporate interactive elements such as polls, quizzes, and surveys to engage users and gather feedback on various topics.

3. Social Integration: Allow users to share articles or favorite pieces on social media platforms directly from the app, helping to increase visibility and reach.

4. **Push Notifications**: Notify users about new issues, featured content, or upcoming events related to the magazine to keep them engaged and informed.

5. **User Profiles**: Enable users to create profiles within the app where they can save favorite articles, participate in discussions, and customize their reading preferences.

6. **Events Calendar**: Include a calendar feature highlighting relevant events, concerts, festivals, or gatherings related to the magazine’s themes and interests.

7. **Advertisements and Sponsorships**: Integrate advertisements and sponsorships from relevant brands or organizations to generate revenue and support the magazine’s operations.

8. Feedback Mechanism: Implement a feedback system where users can provide comments, suggestions, or submit their own content for potential publication in future issues.

9. Offline Reading: Allow users to download articles or entire issues for offline reading, ensuring accessibility even without an internet connection.

10. Accessibility Features: Ensure the app is accessible to users with disabilities by incorporating features such as text-to-speech, high contrast mode, and adjustable font sizes.

11. Community Forums Create a space within the app for users to engage in discussions, share experiences, and connect with like-minded individuals who share their interests.

12. **Subscription Options**: Offer subscription plans for accessing premium content or ad-free browsing, providing additional value to dedicated readers and supporters of the magazine.

By incorporating these features, the Lost Anarchy Magazine app can become a hub for alternative culture enthusiasts, fostering a sense of community and providing a platform for creative expression and exploration.

Here’s a to-do list for developing the Lost Anarchy Magazine mobile app, organized by priority:

1. **Define App Objectives and Requirements:**

   – Clearly outline the goals and objectives of the app.

   – Determine the essential features and functionalities required for launch.

2. **Market Research and Audience Analysis:**

   – Conduct thorough market research to understand the target audience and competition.

   – Gather insights on user preferences, behaviors, and expectations.

3. **Design User Interface and Experience:**

   – Develop wireframes and mockups for the app’s user interface (UI) and user experience (UX).

   – Ensure a seamless and intuitive design that aligns with the brand identity and resonates with the target audience.

4. **Develop App Architecture and Backend Infrastructure:**

   – Define the app’s architecture, including databases, servers, and APIs.

   – Set up backend infrastructure to support app functionality and data management.

5. **Implement Core Features:**

   – Prioritize and develop core features such as magazine content browsing, article reading, and social sharing.

   – Focus on delivering a minimum viable product (MVP) that fulfills basic user needs.

6. **Integrate Interactive Features:**

   – Implement interactive elements like polls, quizzes, and surveys to enhance user engagement.

   – Ensure seamless integration with the app’s UI/UX for a cohesive user experience.

7. **Incorporate Push Notifications:**

   – Integrate push notification functionality to keep users informed about new content, updates, and events.

   – Personalize notifications based on user preferences and behavior.

8. **Develop User Profiles and Community Features:**

   – Enable users to create profiles, customize preferences, and participate in community discussions.

   – Implement features for user-generated content submission and interaction.

9. **Optimize for Offline Reading and Accessibility:**

   – Enable offline reading by implementing download functionality for articles and issues.

   – Ensure accessibility by incorporating features like text-to-speech and adjustable font sizes.

10. **Monetization Strategies:**

    – Explore monetization options such as advertisements, sponsorships, and subscription models.

    – Develop a monetization strategy that aligns with the app’s objectives and user experience.

Everyone’s a Taker: The Perfect Victims of Inclusivity Bias in 2024

In the year 2024, the world has become a frustrating and rage-inducing place. Our fearless leader woke up angry, and for good reason. This is not the world we once knew. It’s a world where everyone is a taker, constantly playing victim and justifying their selfish actions. This epidemic of selfishness and victimhood can be seen everywhere, from the entertainment industry to social media. It seems that no matter where you turn, there’s someone looking to take advantage of others and justify their actions as being in the name of inclusivity or equality. Take, for example, the recent drama surrounding Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. While Depp’s career has taken a hit due to Heard’s allegations of abuse, she continues to receive support from those who believe her story. But why? Is it because she’s a woman and he’s a man? Or is it simply because she plays the role of the victim so well? But it’s not just about celebrity scandals. The media, with its clickbait headlines and AI-written articles, continues to fuel this problem. They sensationalize stories that pit one group against another and reward bad behavior with attention and clicks. It’s a cycle that perpetuates itself, creating a society where people think they can get away with anything as long as they can play the victim. And let’s not forget about the rampant censorship and manipulation happening on platforms like YouTube. The algorithm seems to favor those who conform to the lowest common denominator rather than those who speak the truth. Those who challenge the status quo or dare to speak out against injustices are often silenced or shadowbanned. It’s a sad reality when social media platforms, meant to bring people together and foster communication, instead promote divisiveness and reward bad behavior. As our fearless leader puts it, we live in a world where “everything has to follow the Dei rule” – make fun things die. The more chaotic and divisive, the better. But what’s truly frustrating is that all of this is happening while bigger issues are being ignored. We’re on the brink of war with Russia, China, and Iran, yet we’re too busy fighting over wokeness and pronouns. It’s a distraction, a way to keep us divided and weak while our enemies plot to conquer us. So what can we do about it? How do we combat this inclusivity bias that has taken over our society? First and foremost, we must recognize it for what it is – a tool used by manipulative individuals to further their own agendas. We must also hold ourselves accountable and not fall into the trap of victimhood. Instead of playing the blame game, we must take responsibility for our actions. We must also support media outlets and personalities that refuse to conform to the Dei rule. Those who aren’t afraid to speak the truth and challenge the status quo. We must support independent voices and seek out diverse perspectives rather than relying on mainstream media. And perhaps most importantly, we must not let ourselves become jaded or give up hope. The world may seem bleak right now, but change is possible if we all work towards it together. So let’s not be takers, let’s be givers – giving respect, empathy, and support to those who deserve it rather than those who demand it. In 2024, let’s strive to be better and break free from the chains of inclusivity bias that hold us back. It won’t be easy, but it’s necessary if we want to create a world where everyone is valued and heard, not just those who play the victim card. And maybe then, our fearless leader won’t have to wake up angry anymore.

here’s the uncensored version