“Crush the Bone EP” by Killer Tone Jones 4 Track EP OUT NOW! 

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Planet X interviews Darren Merinuk US illustrator and cover creator for Killer Tone Jones debut EP ‘Crush The Bone’.

How long have you been creating art?

Been drawing since I was a little kid. Didn’t really get serious about it until the early ’90s though. Started getting record sleeve work in ’92/’93 so I’ve been at it awhile!

What / who have been your biggest influences?

My biggest influence is the old EC comics from the fifties. Also underground comix, sleaze culture in general (B-movies, girlie magazines, tattoos etc), and any artist that’s doing intense, detailed work.

What methods/ techniques do you use?

Strictly old school, brush and ink on paper for me. I use the computer to add color and make a file that printers can work with but most of the work is done by hand like a caveman would do.

Who would you urge people to google to find other active artists?

Some current artists I like are Sol Rac, Karl Kaufman, Dave Warren, Marcel Bontempi, Dirty Donny, Olaf Jens, Dr. Chainsaw and Furillo from Palmeras & Puros zine. Geniuses one and all!

What do you like about the Killer Tone Jones commission?

I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out! Drawing monsters is always a pleasure and the overall creepiness of it worked out pretty well, I think. I like the music I’ve heard so far as well.

What projects are you working on next?

Next up is a tour poster for an Australian garage combo, then a sleeve for a comp of Brazilian ’60s bands. After that, God knows what!

If anyone wants to know more about Daren’s work they can check out his art blog at http://intherubberroom.blogspot.com/ or at https://www.facebook.com/darren.merinuk

With only a week to go before the release of Killer Tone Jones debut EP ‘Crush The Bone’ Planet X asked The Dead Beat King about the stories behind the songs on the EP.

PX: what are this collection of songs about?

KTJ: They are all based upon strange real life stories, Sci Fi literature and Movies.Which are general themes of a lot of KTJ music.

PX: Is Crush The Bone based on a film?

KTJ: No, it’s based upon the case of three Cannibals who lived in Florida USA. They feasted on human flesh eating it to prevent diseases like Diabetes and depression.

They were arrested in 2017 and I read about it when I was sitting in a Disney theme park. I imagined how ludicrous it was to claim eating people could cure you. So the song puts the listener at the dinner table, obsessing over human flesh and craving more and more.

PX: It sounds like Some early Cramps tracks, was this intentional?

KTJ: yes, we pushed the type of sounds the cramps used back in the early 1980s, majoring on a hard feedback fuzz guitar and Gretsch twang.

We also used that famous Nik Knox Tom sound but added slap bass courtesy of Serena Sykes.

PX: The Girl from Planet X must be B Movie based?

KTJ: yes, it has those kind of visuals, but it actually based on Edgar Rice Boroughs 1912 classic Princess of Mars, which is the main John Carter trilogy.

We looked to bring in some early B52s influences on the backing Vocals and mixed this with raw guitars and rim shots.

PX: Death Cabaret has a slower pace and sleazier feel to it, was that deliberate?

KTJ: Yes, it is about a dream or more accurately a nightmare where a 1930s Berlin nightclub Cabaret is taken over by the X Factor. The only difference is that instead of a golden buzzer failing contestants are introduced to members of the gestapo.

We got added sleaze in the mix with sax riffs played by Charlotte Beattie. This gave the track the swing it needed and late night/ early morning feel.

PX: what is Live:Die:Repeat about?

KTJ: The song title was taken from a strap line of a Sci Fi film called ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’

The film had its main protagonists living the same day over and over again until they find a way to defeat ruthless alien invaders who have taken over most of Planet Earth.

PX: what does this collection of songs say about future releases?

KTJ: next up we have a surf EP for the summer, but the same production and musicians have been used.

One of the tracks ‘Big Fat Jacks Shack’ has already been played on internet radio several times and we hope that the twang is the thang for this summer!

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With only a week to go before the release of Killer Tone Jones debut EP ‘Crush The Bone’ Planet X asked The Dead Beat King about the stories behind the songs on the EP.

PX: what are this collection of songs about?

KTJ: They are all based upon strange real life stories, Sci Fi literature and Movies.Which are general themes of a lot of KTJ music.

PX: Is Crush The Bone based on a film?

KTJ: No, it’s based upon the case of three Cannibals who lived in Florida USA. They feasted on human flesh eating it to prevent diseases like Diabetes and depression.

They were arrested in 2017 and I read about it when I was sitting in a Disney theme park. I imagined how ludicrous it was to claim eating people could cure you. So the song puts the listener at the dinner table, obsessing over human flesh and craving more and more.

PX: It sounds like Some early Cramps tracks, was this intentional?

KTJ: yes, we pushed the type of sounds the cramps used back in the early 1980s, majoring on a hard feedback fuzz guitar and Gretsch twang.

We also used that famous Nik Knox Tom sound but added slap bass courtesy of Serena Sykes.

PX: The Girl from Planet X must be B Movie based?

KTJ: yes, it has those kind of visuals, but it actually based on Edgar Rice Boroughs 1912 classic Princess of Mars, which is the main John Carter trilogy.

We looked to bring in some early B52s influences on the backing Vocals and mixed this with raw guitars and rim shots.

PX: Death Cabaret has a slower pace and sleazier feel to it, was that deliberate?

KTJ: Yes, it is about a dream or more accurately a nightmare where a 1930s Berlin nightclub Cabaret is taken over by the X Factor. The only difference is that instead of a golden buzzer failing contestants are introduced to members of the gestapo.

We got added sleaze in the mix with sax riffs played by Charlotte Beattie. This gave the track the swing it needed and late night/ early morning feel.

PX: what is Live:Die:Repeat about?

KTJ: The song title was taken from a strap line of a Sci Fi film called ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’

The film had its main protagonists living the same day over and over again until they find a way to defeat ruthless alien invaders who have taken over most of Planet Earth.

PX: what does this collection of songs say about future releases?

KTJ: next up we have a surf EP for the summer, but the same production and musicians have been used.

One of the tracks ‘Big Fat Jacks Shack’ has already been played on internet radio several times and we hope that the twang is the thang for this summer!

There is always a risk when one art form meets another, especially when music meets visual art, both creatives can want their own vision above all else and that’s why it was essential hank Planet X sourced an experienced and recognised Illustrator for its debut Killer Tone Jones release ‘Crush The Bone’.

Planet X commissioned Darren Merinuk from the US to craft a monster cover for the 4 track EP. Darren had all the right influences from B-movies, sleaze and horror. He also had a great track record so for us this earthling had what it took to advance our alien propaganda.

For the cover we wanted to show Killer Tone Jones at play in his laboratory and to illustrate his quest for eternal resurrection for the dead through experimentation and chemistry.

We’ve included the step by step stages from conception to final draft for the cover illustration. The EP will be released on 1st May 2019 with preorders from late April. You can order via the usual download and streaming sites or via our webshop.

Planet X spoke to Steve Midniter about the new album TERROR INCOGNITO.

PX: Can you tell us why you made a new album?

SM: Well that was simple we had a bunch of new songs and after thirty years we had something new to say and most importantly for me in a new way.

PX: Yes the sound is fuller and more powerful but still retains that twang and drive from the original ‘Easy Money” album. What made you opt for a harder sound?

SM: When we reformed the band a few years ago we tried a few incarnations but when I was introduced to Brian Roe as a potential drummer things came together. Brian was (and still is) awesome. He is a pro and has played with loads of bands from Punk, Indie , and Rock. He is the best drummer I’ve played with and we had a real musical bond. When we rehearsed we could take the songs in different directions and add lib and riff off each other.

Brian beats the sh*t out of the drums and has a hard driven sound. He can swing it with the best of them but for what we wanted he was perfect. For a songwriter as well as performer Brian is manner from Heaven he has the skill to try different things but most of all he is always hard to the beat.

I prefer a hard sound plenty of metal sounding click on the slap and resonant tone on his bass so together the rhythm track sound was stronger and heavier than we had had before.

PX: That may be the case but the guitars aren’t exactly shy and retiring!?

SM: Okay well you’re right. My own sound was harder and more cutting. I found a sound which worked with either Gretsch or Fender Guitars and that was through my Fender Mustang 4. This sound I managed to replicate in the studio using my 1969 Fender Bassman with the aide of some FX. So when it was brought it together it was as hard as nails

PX: So what sound do you call it?

SM: I would say we are an Alternative Rockabilly band. The Sound is really hard rockabilly with a rock twist. As time moves on you cant live in the past and to me, the true spirit of rockabilly and rock and roll is to push things to the limit and f*ck what anybody says. You have to respect the history and the pioneers from the 50s,60s,70s, and 80s but you have to do your own thing in your own way.

PX: What is your favourite track on the new album?

SM: I think it is our best album to date and my favourite track is Pistolero. It is a cover of a Steve Stevens song that was turned into a dance track in the 2000’s and was featured in an animation movie. We turned it into a spaghetti western anthem which has slow and fast sections but it never loses the quality of the tune or of the original.

PX: You cover Personal Jesus on the album, but it’s different from any other version I’ve heard.

SM: Yes, it’s like Adam and the Ants meets the Glitter band with slap bass. We’re really happy with how it turned out. Mark does some great bass playing and it shows no mercy from start to end.

PX: What is the best track you contributed to the album?

SM: I think In the Shadows is my fav but I’m also really happy with Dead man’s hand and Got too hurry.

PX: What’s so special about those ones?

SM: With Shadows I wanted to create an atmosphere that came right out of the old Sherlock Movies from the 40s, a bit like victorian steam punk versus Jack the Ripper in old London Town. I love the drums and thundering bass. We actually did two videos fro the song so hopefully Planet X will post them both.

Dead Man is a good stomping track that hopefully reflects back on our time touring with The Stray Cats.

When I was learning guitar I spent time with Mark Denman, the original Long Tall Texans Guitarist. We shared a love of the blues and of the Screaming Blue Messiahs and for me Got too Hurry has one of the best riffs I’ve ever come up with and is influenced by both Mark and Bill Carter from the Messiahs.

PX: What are your plans now the album is out?

SM: We hope to do some gigs in 2018 and promote this album and the old favourites from Easy Money into a new set. Like most of the bands from back then we have all been around on and off for over 30 years now so we have plenty of material and the crowds are great. The Midniters haven’t played since 2015 and the original bass player left the band.

Met a Japanese guy a while ago when we played Pyscho mania Rumble who wanted me to sign the original ‘Easy Money’ album. He was a true fan and it was great to meet someone from the other side of the planet who liked what you did.

We also have made some videos to help promote the album which will be on the Planet X You Tube channel and we hope Planet X will help us along the way as well.

PX: We sure will earthling!

If you want to hear the new album follow these links via the interweb thang……iTunes https://goo.gl/1iXYjA