If zombies and vampires are a bit too tame for your liking then we have a feeling that our exclusive news this week is going to send shivers down your spine.
“Bloody Cuts is an anthology of short Horror films presented online as a free web series for the love and passion of UK horror filmmaking.” — Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton
Going by the gruesome name of Bloody Cuts, the British film company have been drenching the internet with their blood thirsty, gory and downright frightful short films since 2011 and recently, we got to meet the brains behind the business. Inspired by Bloody Cuts anthology of thirteen 3 – 10 minute horror films, we are dreadfully excited to announce the launch of a new and exclusive range of merchandise.
Cited as one of the most intense horror film companies around, it is only to be expected that they embraced triskaidekaphobia with their thirteen-piece anthology. So if you are a fan of the frightful and a follower of fear, feast your eyes on these chilling designs from Bloody Cuts.
Men’s & Ladies Clothing
See the full range of Bloody Cuts Film Merchandise here!
As another Friday is upon us, we thought we would give you a little something have a look at over the weekend while you’re picking out your new tees for Download, so we would like to give you a peek at our new chart!
As you may or may not have seen, our very talented technical team have been making some changes to the Grindstore website over the past few months and things are looking good! One of our biggest new additions is the Grindstore Band Chart which features the top 50 selling bands and how they compared to their previous position. So make sure you are always ahead of the game and grab yourself some hot fashion with a little help from the band chart. As it stands today, the top 10 is looking a little something like this:
What a treat we have for you today!! If you want to be in with a chance of grabbing your 15 minutes of fame (and a goodie bag) then keep reading.
Have you ever wanted to strut your stuff and show off your favourite Grindstore merch to the world? Well we are offering you lovely lot the chance to appear in the Grindstore Summer 2013 catalogue!
Whether it’s a pair of shoes that you love to wear, maybe a t-shirt you are always seen out and about in or even your favourite belt buckle, we want you to pull out your best poses and send your pictures in to us. Every entry used will receive a Grindstore goodie bag and their place in Grindstore history! So if you fancy your chances, you have until 10th June 2013 to get your photos into us. Just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and the best entries will appear in the centre page spread of the summer catalogue. Check out the terms and conditions below before entering. Good Luck Everyone!!
Terms & Conditions
Participation in the competition signifies acceptance of these rules:
COPYRIGHT IN WINNING ENTRIES: You own the copyright to your Competition entry as it’s your image. However, if you win the Competition, your winning image will be published by Grindstore as part of a catalogue feature.
EXCLUSIVE LICENCE TO PUBLISH WINNING ENTRIES: If you win you hereby agree to grant Grindstore the exclusive, royalty-free, right and licence to publish your winning entry in the catalogue throughout the world in all media now known or created in the future in volume form once the competition has closed and all the winners have been announced.
DISTRIBUTION OF THE CATALOGUE: The Catalogue will be available as a free insert in Magazines, as an online version and it will also be shipped out to our mailing list. No money will be made from the release of the catalogue, nor shall you be entitled to any compensation.
CLOSING DATE: The closing date of the Competition is the 10th June 2013, entries received after this date will not be considered.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: By participating in the competition, entrants consent to the use and publication of their names and contributions by Grindstore for the purposes of announcing the winners and publication of the catalogue.
Fans of the Michigan band Sleeping With Sirens will know that they are about to embark on their UK tour with nine gigs spread across the country. Tickets are selling like hot cakes and some venues have already sold out…but fear not faithful fans! Thanks to our good friends at Plastichead, we have got our hands on a pair of tickets for EVERY VENUE!! To be in with a chance to win check out the details below!
- 9 x Prizes: Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to Sleeping With Sirens’ 2013 tour at one of the following venues:
- 14th May 2013: Norwich, Waterfront @ 7.30pm
- 16th May 2013: London, The Forum @ 7.00pm
- 17th May 2013: Bristol, O2 Academy @ 6.30pm
- 18th May 2013: Cardiff, Cardiff Uni @ 7.30pm
- 20th May 2013: Nottingham, The Rescue Rooms @ 6.30pm
- 21st May 2013: Newcastle Upon Tyne, O2 Academy @ 7.00pm
- 22nd May 2013: Glasgow, O2 ABC @ 7.00pm
- 23rd May 2013: Manchester, The Ritz @ 7.30pm
- 1st June 2013: Southampton, The Talking Heads @ 7.15pm
**As a bonus prize, we are also offering a SWS tee and hoodie to each competition winner who submits a photo from their gig experience**
Below you will find the track list to Sleeping With Sirens 2013 album ‘Feel’. All you have to do is pick a track and design your very own cover for the single. Just download the GIF or PDF template below and get colouring!
2. Here We Go
3. Free Now
5. I’ll Take You There
6. The Best There Ever Was
9. Deja Vu
10. These Things I’ve Done
How to Enter
Just email your entry to email@example.com along with the following details:
- Your name
- The tickets you are applying for (eg: Norwich / Newcastle / London etc)
- Name of the person you will be taking if you win
- Contact telephone number
- You address (for sending your merch to if you submit your photo from the gig) and the size required
- The track you have chosen
Each competition will close on a different date depending on the venue and the winner will be contacted via email. You and your friends’ names will be sent to the box office and your names will be put on the guest list. Start and closing dates are detailed below:
||Comp Start Date
||Comp Closing Date
|Friday 10th May |
|Monday 13th May
|Friday 10th May |
|Wednesday 15th May
|Monday 13th May |
|Thursday 16th May
|Monday 13th May |
|Thursday 16th May
|Tuesday 14th May |
|Friday 17th May
||Thursday 16th May
||Monday 20th May
||Friday 17th May
||Tuesday 21st May
||Friday 17th May
||Wednesday 22nd May
||Monday 27th May
||Thursday 30th May
As with all ticket competitions, please ensure that you can attend the event BEFORE entering as we cannot offer alternative venues/prizes once the winners have been chosen.
“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”
—My Chemical Romance
The world of rock music was given a bit of a shake up last weekend with the announcement of My Chemical Romance’s break up. Across the world people were digging out their old MCR albums and having a good cry as they remembered the last 12 years of one of the most influential bands of the decade.
They first came about in 2001 mere days after the tragic September 11th plane crash when Gerard Way realised that he wanted to do something proactive with his life…and gosh didn’t he do it with a bang! So for anyone who has ever been touched by the influence of My Chemical Romance, this blog is a little homage to some of the band’s best bits from over the years to help you keep the memory of MRC alive and kicking.
||In 2002, My Chemical Romance released their first album ‘I Brought You Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’ which included the first track written by Gerard Way ‘Skylines and Turnstiles’ as well as ‘Vampires Will Never Hurt You’ and ‘Romance’.
||In 2004 the band released the album which put them in the limelight ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’ which featured the massive hit ‘I’m not Okay (I Promise)’ as well as ‘Helena’ and ‘The Ghost Of You’.
||2006 saw the release of My Chemical Romance’s defining album ‘The Black Parade’ which shot the band into the eyes of the world through its concept feel and relatable lyrics. The multi-platinum selling album was home to chart topping hits including ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’, ‘Teenagers’, ‘I Don’t Love You’ as well as stand out album tracks ‘This Is How I Disappear’ and ‘Disenchanted’. Reflecting on life, death and the afterlife, this concept album was the beginning of something big for Gerard, Frank, Ray and Mikey.
||After the overwhelming success of ‘The Black Parade’ MCR continued with the concept album theme (although not specifically stating it was a concept piece) when they released ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ in 2010. Set in a post-apocalyptic California in 2019, the four Killjoys Party Poison” (Gerard Way), “Jet Star” (Ray Toro), “Fun Ghoul” (Frank Iero), and “Kobra Kid” (Mikey Way) are fighting against the evil corporation ‘Better Living Industries’ aka BL/ind. Creating a new wave of the MCRmy, this album brought life to Killjoys across the world, forming an even greater alliance amongst the fans.
||‘Conventional Weapons’ was the fifth (and ultimately final) release by My Chemical Romance which was originally released as five double A-sides consisting of 10 previously unreleased tracks from 2009. Bringing with it a new band logo, this album could be seen as the beginning of the end of the sensational era of My Chemical Romance.
|Since the bands arrival in 2001, their logo became somewhat of an icon with its simplistic and bold presence gracing the covers of albums, singles and merchandise.
|With the release of ‘The Black Parade’ the logo became more edgy and took on the appearance of a name scrawled into the back of a school book, giving it an even greater appeal to those wanting to show their love for the band.
|In 2012 to coincide with the release of ‘Conventional Weapons’ the logo was completely revamped with a more “manufactured” appearance. Completely losing the full band name in the logo, the use of the initials goes to prove the recognisability of the franchise with the circular forms representing a sense of infinity and enclosure.
|In 2007, My Chemical Romance embarked on one of the most ambitious tours of the decade with their ‘The Black Parade World Tour’ which included 5 legs and over 100 venues. During each show the band performed the entire ‘The Black Parade’ album in the setlist as well as a second setlist / encore which included ‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise)’, ‘Helena’ and ‘Give ‘Em Hell, Kid’. Dressed to the nines in black marching uniforms with an insane display of pyrotechnics, ‘The Black Parade World Tour’ was considered one of the most comprehensive and long running tours of all time.
|In late 2010 the band set out on another world tour entitled ‘The World Contamination Tour’ which was a celebration of their ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ and every show was opened with the sing along ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’. Including supports acts of Twin Atlantic, The Blackout and The Architects, it was nothing short of a sensational final tour for the fans to remember.
Famous Last Words
Since the announcement of the band’s split on Friday 23rd March 2013, the internet has been flooded with statements, quotes and messages from both the band and the fans so we feel it is only appropriate to include the (very) long and very heartfelt statement from the mastermind behind one of the most successful bands in recent music history followed by the aptly titled ‘Famous Last Words’ video for your viewing pleasure. From Gerard Way’s official Twitter account to anyone who has ever been touched by the words of MCR…
‘A Vigil, On Birds and Glass’
“My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die.
It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you.
I always knew that, and I think you did too.
Because it is not a band-
it is an idea.”
It’s coming up to that time of year when we can sit and stuff ourselves with chocolate without feeling guilty.
First of all we are going to unleash the top 30 rock songs that you lot have chosen to help you get your weekend off to a rocking start and then…its competition time.
Last week we asked you to vote for your favourite rock song since the year 2000 and the votes came flooding in from all angles!
Here for your listening pleasure are the top 30 rock songs as chosen by you, so get your generic MP3 players at the ready and start your weekend on a good note with the help of some of these awesome tunes.
See below for how to enter…
||Bring Me The Horizon
||Blessed With A Curse
||Black Veil Brides
||Motionless In White
||Times Like These
||Bullet For My Valentine
||My Chemical Romance
||Welcome To The Black Parade
||Reckless & Relentless
||Breaking and Entering
||Bring Me To Life
||Through the Fire and Flames
||Are You In
||Red Hot Chili Peppers
||By The Way
||You Me At Six
||I Miss You
||Boulevard of Broken Dreams
||30 Seconds to Mars
||System of a Down
||Funeral for a Friend
Now, its time to get onto more serious matters…COMPETITION TIME!!! We figured a worldwide Easter egg hunt was a little over enthusiastic so instead we’re giving you the chance to win a Grindstore goodie bag bursting with everything you need to put a spring in your step!
1 x Prize: The winner will receive a Grindstore goodie bag filled with everything you need to get you in the mood for an awesome spring including some NEW SEASON IRON FIST merch!!
- Just download or print off the template of our favourite friend and his Easter goodies and decorate him how you wish: Easter Skully Template PDF (or download JPG)
How to Enter
- Just post your entries on the blog, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to Grindstore, 2 Heath Drive, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6ER. Remember to include your name and contact details!
- This competition will end at mid-day on 28th March (for internet AND postal entries) and the winner will be announced during the afternoon.