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Abyssmal Entertainment unwraps Bloody Jug Band’s newest music video, #BeautifulCorpse


'Rope Burn' listening party?

‘Rope Burn’ listening party?

In April, we took you behind the screams scenes of Beautiful Corpse, the newest music video collaboration of Abyssmal Entertainment and Central Florida’s own The Bloody Jug Band. The story follows a young mortuary makeup artist (played by LeeAnna Vamp) as she finds romance in the most unlikeliest of places.

Today this incredibly cinematic music video premieres online and we’ve got your first peek!

You may recognize some familiar faces. local and otherwise, including actor J. LaRose (Saw III & IV), local actor and comedian AJ Nickell and cosplay model, actress and host, LeeAnna Vamp. (If you look really close, you’ll see a cameo by yours truly!)

What did Director Steven Shea and Ms. Vamp think about the experience?

LeeAnna Vamp: “It was like creepy awesome amazingness all day long! It was great!

Steven Shea: “We shot in a funeral home, an embalming room, we shot in a cemetery, so you can imagine…

Vamp: “Things get super creepy!

Shea: “The party was… pretty dead.

Watch our exclusive on set interview with Steven and LeeAnna below:

From the press release:

Central Florida based horror/folk act The Bloody Jug Band would like for you to meet the “Beautiful Corpse”. Based on the latest single from the recently released album, ‘Rope Burn’, music fans can see the band’s newest music video, for one of the albums most ground-breaking songs.

Drawing inspiration from historic JUG bands of the 1920’s and 30’s as well as the darker side of Blues and Rock n’ Roll, the Bloody Jug Band carves out its own niche in a genre of music that has never seen such a bloody incarnation. They have teamed up again with Steven Shea and Abyssmal Entertainment for the 3rd time with this video outing.

The video was directed and edited by Steven Shea, produced by Randy Molnar and Melissa Gruver and shot by Chris McDaniel.

The project was produced by Abyssmal Entertainment and shot in Orlando, FL.
Company Info: Abyssmal Entertainment was founded in 2002 by Beautiful Corpse Director Steven Shea, with the aspirations of making an impact on the independent horror market.  Abyssmal Entertainment has produced feature films “Hoodoo For Voodoo”, “Andre the Butcher”, “Deadly Weekend”, “Doomsday County” and “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend.” They have produced Music Videos for acts such as The Crazy Carls, Of Valleys, Prita Chhabra, The Attack, Stiletto Red, Summer Day Rescue, and of course, the Bloody Jug Band. More information can be found at their Official Website http://www.abyssmal.com

Band Official Website: http://www.bloodyjugband.com

Band Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BloodyJugBand

Production Company Site: http://www.abyssmal.com

From the swamps of Florida comes The Bloody Jug Band!

A couple of weekends ago you may have seen some mysterious behind the scenes pictures pop up on our Instagram page from Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery

Diehard fans of Central Florida’s music scene recognized what was going on right away, but some were left in the dark. Today, we shed a little light in them thar swamp, er, graveyard.

Orlando based production company, Abyssmal Entertainment, invited us to take a behind the scenes look at their latest production, a music video for “Beautiful Corpse” by local rockers The Bloody Jug Band.  Their name and look might raise an eyebrow on some but their Jug-ly antics online and at live shows might just surprise you and your ear(s). Take a peek at The BJB’s brand new teaser video to see AND hear what we mean…

Drawing inspiration from historic Jug bands of the 1920s and 30s as well as the darker side of Blues and Rock n’ Roll, The Bloody Jug Band carves out its own niche in a genre of music that has never seen such a bloody incarnation. Founded in 2009, this 8-piece group has adapted traditional Jug band instruments like: washboards, washtub bass, mandolin and the harmonica, to create their one-of-a-kind sound. Their latest album, Rope Burn, hit stores and online on April 13.

Who exactly are these characters? Howling out the Bloody Jug Band’s lead vocals are Cragmire Peace, who also scratches a mean washboard, and Stormy Jean on (what their bio says is) untimely percussion. (Get it?) Brian Shredder brings and/or shreds the blues on acoustic guitar and mandolin while Steevil rocks out on electric guitar and the banjo. Washtub and Uke Bassman Seth Funky hollows out some ‘soul,’ and Bloody Rick Lane slays listeners with his harmonica virtuosity. Baby Dingo slaps on the cajon and spoons. Rounding out this LIVEly jamboree is Big Daddy Jerm, on the actual jug and percussion.


The Bloody Jug Band plays Cheyenne Saloon this Saturday at 8pm, as part of the Florida Music Festival 2015 (Image Credit: Adam Arnali) 

After hearing the new album, Director Steven Shea knew exactly the next project would be. “After creating the first two Bloody Jug Band videos, Chained to the Bottom and Roadkill Boys, we wanted to continue the tradition for the new album, Rope Burn. I heard the whole disc and completely fell in love with track four, Beautiful Corpse. After some deliberations we locked the song and story. I really wanted to do a higher quality level video, and felt this could be it.

Abyssmal Entertainment has been creating and producing multimedia entertainment of all kinds in Orlando since 2002. While Florida’s film, television and digital media incentives are currently in limbo, Abyssmal remains dedicated to filming in Central Florida. Fortunately for them, this proves time and again to be a great advantage, especially in the production of Beautiful Corpse. Shea says, “We’ve called in a bunch of favors and have received nothing but love from the Central Florida film community to help make this a reality. Producers Randy Molnar and Melissa Gruver came aboard to help, as well as Director of Photography Chris McDaniel, who brought his natural flair. We are shooting in a couple spots around town, but keeping a foundation in the video with a vocal performance from the band at Greenwood Cemetery.”

After production wraps, Shea and Abyssmal Entertainment will be covering the Florida Music Festival, as well as  continuing to seek financing for projects to shoot locally including the ambitious Fiend Fatale, a horror-adventure  containing a proof-of-concept short film, comic book, gaming app (currently on Android) as well as possible television and sequel options.

The question you may be asking yourself right about now is, “So, is the Jug REALLY ‘bloody?‘ We’ll never tell. In fact, Big Daddy Jerm hypnotized us under a full moon at Greenwood Cemetery encouraged us to invite you out to Florida Music Festival for their next show on Saturday, April 18th at Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House in Downtown Orlando to find out for yourselves…


Bloody Jug Band Rope Burn

  Artist: The Bloody Jug Band (ReverbNation)

  Album: Rope Burn

  Release Date: April 13, 2015

  Rating: NR

  Available via: Official Website | Amazon | iTunes | Google Play |

NEW Central Florida Horror Adventure

“Orlando’s Abyssmal Entertainment Unleashes Fiend Fatale”

Just saw this on Indie Cinema Showcase and had to share it!

“FIEND FATALE is an epic horror-adventure proof-of-concept short from Steven Shea, about five sisters, cloned from the DNA of extinct monsters, thrust into the modern world and facing off against the government, terrorists and themselves.” Like and discover more!  Facebook.com/fiendfatalemovie

Orlando’s Abyssmal Entertainment Unleashes Fiend Fatale

“A proof of concept brand conceived here in Central Florida.”

Read more @ http://icstv.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/orlandos-abyssmal-entertainment-unleashes-fiend-fatale/