TUNNEL VISION VOL.1 NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

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!OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

***Please read this entire post carefully so that you do not miss any important information***

Tunnel To The Underground Presents: TUNNEL VISION VOL.1!

Tunnel Vision Vol.1 will be a DVD compilation showcasing underground video of all kinds!

This will be the first Video entry to the Tunnel to the Underground compilation series. It will be produced as a DVD-R and distributed by Dark Forest Media. Tunnel to the Underground will also collaborate to set up screenings of this DVD.

It’s going to be like a mini film fest on a DVD, only much more organic.

Visit the official Facebook Event Page HERE!

RULES FOR ENTRY
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  • – MUST BE ORIGINAL. Meaning that you or some one you collaborated with is the soul owner of the video’s content.
  • -Must not exceed 20 mins (Although shorter videos are preferred)
  • -Can not be a lyric video (unless animated).
  • -Will except works of fiction, non-fiction, documentary, music videos, or pretty much anything as long as it pertains to underground video.
  • -If you worked with a collaborator, you must have permission from said collaborator.
  • -No entry fee, but you must purchase your own copy of the DVD ($2.50+Shipping)
  • -DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st. (Subject to change)
  • -Send video using file host such as Mediafire, Dropbox, or any other 3rd party file host. Or mail me a DVD or Data Disc.
  • -Will not rip your videos from Youtube or Vimeo, but you can link me to them for consideration.
  • -Two Submissions Per Artist.


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EMAIL SUBMISSION INQUIRIES TO: Darkforestmedia101@gmail.com

Include “Tunnel Vision” in the Email’s subject.

Info to be included:
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Your Name:

Name of Video:

Genre:

Year:

Run Time:

Format:

Credits:

That’s it for now. Email me if you have any questions. This entire compilation is subject to change.

LET’S DIG THIS FUCKING TUNNEL!

Current Submissions
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Crimson Videos
Justin Thomas Squires

Sirona launches a MASSIVE playlist showcasing underground artists. (#underground #undergroundmusic #netlabel )

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Sirona Records recently launched a new music player on their website, which features HUNDREDS of tracks from Sirona releases.

When I say hundreds, I mean 228 and counting. This playlist will likely grow massively in the coming weeks.

So do your self a favor, head on over to their website to access the endless showcase of underground talent.

GREEN HELL: A JAY CRIMSON FILM (Now Showing!)

TUNNEL TO THE UNDERGROUND & CRIMSON’S CORONER PRESENTS

GREEN HELL: A JAY CRIMSON FILM

Ladies and Gents, we present to you GREEN HELL: A JAY CRIMSON FILM.

Two drug addicts in search of their next fix unintentionally stumble upon a strange experimental liquid that alters reality and brings the EVIL out of people.

This movie was written and directed by Tunnel to the Underground’s very own Jay Crimson (noclassjay3x) who writes Crimson’s Coroner, and was edited by me (justinthomassquires).

Jay approached me at the beginning of the summer (2013) with a movie he had filmed back in 2006 and 2007. He had a very rough edit of the movie and wanted to re edit and reshape the entire thing. After review of his rough cut I gladly jumped on board.

I began heavy post production at the end of the summer and worked into late October. After we finished post production we had three local showings where the movie was received well (Special thanks to Bryan Keefe for being our projectionist). 

Now we are happy to share this movie with the entire world.

LIKE GREEN HELL ON FACEBOOK to stay up to date on all things GREEN HELL.

TELL ALL YOUR FUCKING FRIENDS. ❤

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Sirona Records has a new mixtape out, and it’s brutal!

Sirona Records puts out a new Mix Tape every so often. The Mix Tapes are themed, usually with a collection of songs with similar genres. These songs are pulled from Sirona’s massive library of free releases, hand picked by our friend Arnaude (Owner of Sirona)

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Mix Tape #7 features 22 songs that hail from various metal genreS. It even features five tracks from Tunnel to Underground Volumes 2 and 3.
Not to mention, it features a couple tracks from our very own Shovel Bums here in the Tunnel. (MirroriM, No Class Assassins, The Wretched Corpse Anatomy)
So throw it in the player and start punching holes through the wall right away.

To check out Sirona Records collection of Mix Tapes CLICK HERE <-

Sirona Records still accepting submissions for the Devil. ( #underground #music #666 )

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A few weeks ago we told you about Sirona Records 666 compilation.

We are happy to report that there is still time to jump aboard this offering to the devil!

Sirona announced the current compilation roster earlier as well.

Siro666, tracks received from: [[[SE AM RIP PER]]], Robotic Joe, Alpha Hydrae, Bassookah, Buffalo Pink, glasscarpenter, 2nnt, Deadskin, Dethccentrik, Dick Van Troglodyte, Subbase, Dj R3v3r3nd Murd3r, djozr, Doomettes, Toxic Chicken, Yalta, Exclamation Point, Exedo, Icolmkill, Josef Nadek, Kamikaze Deadboy, Master Toad, MirrororriM, Noisesurfer, Sven Meyer, Nurses With Knives, Lunatic Finnshits, Rapacious Pretense, Re: Gainer, subQtaneous, The Dark Electronic Poets, The Wretched Corpse Anatomy, Vanth, R. Lobster.

35 tracks – 2 hours and 30 minutes!

That’s a hell of a line up! So head on over to Sirona Records and contribute to this evil beauty! VISIT THE OFFICIAL PAGE HERE.

TUNNEL VISION: The Music of Erich Zann (Lovecraftian Fan Fiction.)

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***Tunnel Vision is a column that takes a look at underground and indie films and film making.***

Tonight I wanted to sit back and watch a nice horror flick. I was surfing through Netflix and started watching a creature flick called storage 24. I was a good hour into it when I decided that I was watching the same old regurgitated bullshit and that the film was not even worth my time. Thus I hit youtube in search for something ripe and original from the underground.

This is what I found: The Music of Erich Zann

I am a huge Lovecraft fan. I am also a big “fan” of Fan Fiction when it is done right. There is nothing cooler then watching some one take an Idea and give it further justice.

The Music of Erich Zann is originally a H.P. Lovecraft short story. It happens to be one of his only stories I have not gotten around to reading. So I cannot really tell you for certain if they were loyal to the story, but I can tell you that they were loyal to Lovecraftian atmosphere. This short is pretty damn creepy.

Now when I say “they” I might as well say HE because there was a writer/director involved by the name of Jared Skolnick. So I guess he was in charge of continuity right? A group of people worked on this film, which I can only assume was a college project because the ending credits end with the Fairfield University insignia.

This is the synopsis from the youtube channel.

A young student of metaphysics is forced to take the only lodging he can afford, a crumbling and decrepit building in a strange part of the city. Every night, he hears strange and unusual music coming from the room above him, music he cannot describe and cannot ignore.
He finds that the music above is being played by Erich Zann; a mute and eccentric German man who plays at night in a local orchestra. Fascinated by the man’s genius, the student tries to befriend Zann and understand why such a great talent chooses to live in such squalor. Eventually, Howard learns of the secret behind Zann’s music, one too terrifying to imagine.

When I started watching this movie I assumed I was watching a story from Lovecraft’s own time period, the 1920s or the 1930s. For the most part, it seemed that way. I was thrown off balance a little ways in when I realized that the story actually took place during modern times. It was the subtle clues such as the tennis shoes and bic lighters. And later on the transit. I was kind of disappointed in this fact, mainly because they already successfully transported my brain there (In the 20s or 30s). But hey, this wasn’t enough to even come close to ruining it for me.

They did a great job with lighting, and camera angles for the most part. The “steady” cam style shots were not all that steady. But part of it may have been the image stabilizer in the camera itself. The motion shots looked like it was shot using a camera with a cmos sensor, which is notorious for not handling movement smoothly.

The sound design could have used a little bit of work. The music was great, but some times it didn’t blend well. BUT! I know how hard it is to create a movie with excellent sound design. It is no easy task. So it didn’t really take away a whole lot for me.

It may sound like I am complaining, but I am not. I actually enjoy these little “faults” because it gives the movie character. As far as I am concerned this movie is Youtube gold. It is exactly what I am looking for in underground films; something I can sit through and enjoy.

This movie’s running time was 38 mins. This is impressive. That is a lengthy amount of footage for such a small project, so I know these guys must have put alot of time into it. And it’s even more impressive that it was good enough to keep me watching for the whole 38 minutes.

The acting was pretty good too. The lead character didn’t always convince me, but he definately came off as a Lovecraft lead. The old man who played Erick Zann did an outstanding job at being creepy. And the old landlord was probably my favorite actor out of the bunch.

Over all, I really enjoyed this movie. It is underground gold, with a whopping 2 thousand youtube views.

It was dark, creeping, enjoyable, and worth my while. And, it carried the good ol macabre vibes from early Lovecraft classics. And even the cosmic hopelessness of his later classics.

Tunnel to the Underground VOL.3 Now available on Torn Flesh Records & Sirona Records (Includes Bonus Track)

Happy to announce that both Torn Flesh Records and Sirona Records have released Tunnel to the Underground Vol.3 on their Archive.org catalogs.

These versions also include a 122nd track that could not be uploaded into the Bandcamp version. So go and download it!

Together we dig the tunnel.

Click on the logo to be redirected to their Archive Release.

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