Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Zombie Idol"

Damnation Books Seeks "Zombie Idol"

San Jose, CA—It's not "American Idol," but it's all in good fun, and with zombies making a comeback, it's a chance for zombie fans with a fair singing voice to strut—or shamble—their stuff.  Damnation Books is looking for someone to sing the theme song for the video trailer for I Left My Brains in San Francisco by Karina Fabian.
I Left My Brains in San Francisco is the second novel in the Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator series.  Neeta Lyffe is an exterminator with an unusual specialization—destroying zombies, the latest and most dangerous of the world's household pests.  The first book in the series, Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, won the 2011 Global eBooks award for horror and was an eFestival of Words runner-up. In the second book, Neeta takes on a hoard of zombiefied environmental terrorists targeting the Bay Area. 
Fabian, who writes comedic horror, wrote the theme song using music by Kevin MacLeod on http://incompetech.com.   The details of the contest, plus the music, lyrics, and a demo of Karina Fabian singing the song can be found at http://fabianspace.blogspot.com/p/are-you-next-zombie-idol.html.   Contestants need to create their best interpretation of the song and post it in the comments section on YouTube, or post a link in the comments section of the blog. 
Entries will be judged on singing quality, and the winner must produce an .mp3 or .wav file in order to receive the grand prize, including both books,  a Napalm Sticks to Zombies t-shirt and a $25 gift certificate.  One in ten entries will also receive a copy of I Left My Brains in San Francisco, and especially creative video entries may receive prizes as well.
The contest runs until November 1st, with the winners posted by November 15.
Learn more about the books at http://zombiedeathextreme.com.


18 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Singing quality? That counts me out. Cool idea. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh my gosh, this should be good. :)

Li said...

LOL I can't sing but I'd love to hear the entries :-)

Susanne Drazic said...

I think it is a fun idea. I just wish I could sing. Good luck to all the people who do try out!
: )

Janet Johnson said...

How cool is this? If I had decent equipment, I might be tempted just to try for the fun of it. I LOVE silly things like this!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Sounds fun. My singing voice is a cross between Bob Dylan and Tiny Tim. Would I do? LOL. Kiddin! Can't wait to hear the final product.

Susanne Drazic said...

Janet, you should give it a try. I always enjoy your hacky sack club videos. : )

Joylene, it will be fun to see the winning video.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If only I wrote about zombies!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Nobody would want me to sing.

Susanne Drazic said...

Alex, you don't have to write a song about zombies. From what I understand, the words to the song are already written. You just have to be able to sing it.

Diane, no one wants to hear me sing. Although I don't think zombies sing on key, so maybe I might not sound too bad after all? LOL.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

What an original promotion idea! Love it -- Zombie Idol!

Lynda R Young said...

love the idea behind this!!
although no one wants to hear me sing... I might shatter ear drums--and not in an operatic way ;)

Shannon Lawrence said...

How fun! I'm not a singer, so count me out, but what a great way to promote a book and make it fun.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Susanne Drazic said...

I agree. This is a great promotional idea. Someone was definitely thinking outside of the box with this one.

Stephen Tremp said...

Its that time of year again when zombies take center stage.

Maybe on December 21st the zombies will emerge and take over the world. I think they've already begun in Washington DC. No brains there.

Beth said...

Thanks for contest info.

Susan Hornbach said...

I don't even sing in the shower!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Stephen! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Beth! You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Susan! I sing to the radio in the car. My guys will just turn the radio up. : )

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