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"Freak Parade"

Also check out the latest stories from beyond the great divide with "The Baron Marcus Project"...



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August, 2010
Origins of FREAK PARADE ...

Imagine working on a painting, or a poem, for four years – touching up details, removing and re-creating sections. Finally the time comes to release your work, to let it (as Bauhaus would say) “Strip your feet of lead my friend, strip your feet of lead”.

As the long delayed (and awaited I’m kindly told) VBB album “Freak Parade” goes through the final process of release, I’m forced to reflect on how this album started. Three seminal moments come to mind:

1. A backstage moment with Peter Murphy and Melinda (Bunny) at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre,

2. A magical performance in 2006 in the U.K. opening for ‘The Damned’ at England’s famous Gothic Weekend in Whitby, and most profoundly…

3. This moment in a far away practice studio in the harbour sector of Toronto, way back in 2005. We were waiting for ‘Devil Man’ who was lead guitar for the VBB at the time, I had just finished writing what would become the title track for our new album, and wanting to ‘test drive’ the tune, I convinced Bunny, Siren and Sunshine to give it a shot…
WARNING: This footage is très freaky and not for the faint of heart! ;p

Baron Marcus

October, 2009
VBB music on TV series THE BEST YEARS - Again!...

We’ve been very lucky as a band in that along with the fun that we have as Vampire Beach Babes, we also have the pleasure of being involved in the writing for any number of film/TV/Theatre projects that pass our way. Baron Marcus has been busy writing music for many independent films and projects, and recently was asked back for an encore!

‘The Best Years’, a popular TV series will feature the second VBB song “Only In Darkness” in season 2 episode 16, airing this month. Baron Marcus extends a big ‘thank you’ to our awesome publishers, to Instinct Entertainment, our production staff, and especially to ‘Bunny’ who’s awesome co-writing and vocals are featured on the track. “Only In Darkness” will be included on the upcoming VBB album “Freak Parade” available in summer 2010. The VBB Team

July, 2009
VBB tracks to ITunes as the new VBB album comes your way ...

We are very excited to announce that some of the advance tracks from the upcoming VBB album "Freak Parade" are on their way to being released online! Thank you to every one on the hard working VBB team for your heroic efforts in getting this great stuff from studio to our awesome fans. And yes - look forward to some special Vampire Beach Babe performances in the not-so-distant future!

Also keep your eyes on the Baron Marcus Project for some ground breaking work in entertainment media... the intrigue grows as Baron Marcus finds that the strange war torn world of Purgatory is beginning to bleed through to our world - via the nightclubs.

January, 2009

The gates are open and the GAME begins ...

So the time has begun for things to get a little more complex! Imagine that the VBB, as a band, was a front for a bunch of vampires (and other para-dimesionals) to travel around the globe (undetected by the powers that be) in search of gateways to another dimension. Imagine that this ragged band of misfits FINALLY GOT THROUGH!

This is where the VBB story opens a new chapter, and “The Baron Marcus Project” (as named after a joint CIA-Vatican paranormal investigation file) begins...


The VBB Team



Click here for great pix from THE DAMNED show at Whitby Gothic Weekend 2006 in England (what a great time!)

October, 2008

Fresh from the Grave...

Hello fans and friends – so much has happened in studio and band life throughout the past year that it will take a bit of time to catch up with you all. But let us start by saying that there are some of the most exciting tracks cut to date dying to escape the VBB vaults – and break free they will with not one but two exciting releases scheduled for 2010. Stay tuned – more details soon!

The VBB Team



Friday August 3rd, 2007

ALIVE!! On the battlefield (battle-stage) again - and loving it...

We have the privilege to be playing with Theo and the Skyscrapers form NYC next week at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto.

Theo was lead vox for one of the hardest working bands in the biz called The Lunachicks - they gigged hells half acre (and hit the Warped tour twice over)!! Her new band Theo and the Skyscrapers is a mind-blowing blend of Banshees-like dark wave and pure hot Glam. Glam-Noir (my fave) plain and simple. Absolutely not to be missed.

The El Mocambo (in Toronto Canada) opened it's doors as a tavern in 1850. Just after WW II it became known as an infamous ballroom dancehall. Since then, here are a few of the personalities who performed there:

Marilyn Monroe (1958)
Rolling Stones (1977)
The Runaways (1977)
Elvis Costello (1978)
DEVO (1978)
Lou Reed (1979)
U2 (1980)
Duran Duran (1981)
The New York Dolls (1988)
and others include...
Blondie, Police, The Ramones, Rush, Black Flag and Patti Smith

SO - of course it is the proper place for a few ol' ethereal vamps like us to haunt don't you think? Let's rock...

Angels, demons and all friends alike, we are pleased to announce...

with Theo & the Skyscrapers
at the El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Wed, Aug 8, 2007 08:00 PM


Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes




Wednesday May 30th, 2007


Well, hitching a ride back with Persephone we made our return to the land of the living – shiny new album master files in our undead clutches – yes yes, the new album “DEATH AND THE DANCEFLOOR” is finished.The next step is to simply let those tunes loose far and wide across this big bad world. Hang around for details…

~A message from Baron Marcus~



Sunday February 25th, 2007

VBB music on TV series THE BEST YEARS...

The music business is so strange – it seems that you work at it so long and hard with very little recognition or reward, to a point (for us, 10 years later!) that you forget that there ever might be recognition or reward, then, of course, it all comes together. You fans have made it all such a rewarding experience lately. Around the world every one of you fans has made a big difference for us – your encouragement and involvement has helped us keep the faith.

The latest in VBB news is that Instinct Entertainment has set us up with the TV series THE BEST YEARS – they are using some of our music in their Halloween episode (to be aired later this year throughout North America).

Preparations continue for the release of our new album in April – stand by for more news on that soon!

Baron Marcus

Prima Vox

Vampire Beach Babes



Monday January 8th, 2007

There is something BIG happening...

There is a magic coming to life in the glam-noir scene. Fashion, music, events and characters about town are at a new level of inspiration. From Manhattan US to London UK (all of which the Vampire Beach Babes had their solid share of last year) there is something big happening.

I believe that we are entering a new pop era – of mythic proportions. The dice are rolling, friends. I think there is some great music to come in 2007!

Baron Marcus

Prima Vox

Vampire Beach Babes


Thursday October 12th, 2006

Elegance, camaraderie and decadence...

Some great events are approaching for the Vampire Beach Babes. On Saturday October 21st we will be performing a specially written ‘dark-operetta’ for the finale of the Northbound Leather gala fashion show at the Docks in Toronto. This huge fetish fashion event is one of the most grand of its kind..

It was a fantastic experience to blend light-classical elements with some dark Gothic-Electronic-Industrial influences in composing the Northbound piece. I call it ‘Finale Arcanum’. I am so pleased with it that we are considering putting it on the upcoming album.

We are also very excited about the upcoming European shows:

Thursday October 26th Blackpool Westcoast Rock Cafe U.K. Tour
Friday October 27th Whitby Gothic Weekend   festival - support opener for The Damned at the Spa Pavillion. U.K. Tour
Saturday October 28th Plymouth Plymouth Students Union U.K. Tour

The U.K. organizers have been awesome to work with. We are very much looking forward to meeting many of the friends and fans who have been such a great support for us.

The Whitby Gothic Weekend is a particular honour for us. It is of the most important Gothic events in Europe, and being a part of it is of great personal significance to me. Elegance, camaraderie and decadence are the order of the day – what better ways to celebrate the season!

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes


Monday September 18th, 2006

A Great Honour For Us...

Awesome show last Saturday night at EDGE 102.1 FM! Thank you everyone - especially the EDGE staff who have been an incredible support for the band from day one.

Check out the pictures from the EDGE 102.1 Saturday Sept. 16th show.

And now for the big announcements…

Over the past 20 years, Northbound Leather has become one of the world’s foremost fetish fashion design houses. Every year they have what Skin Two magazine has described as “the worlds biggest single fetish night” – and believe me, at 3000 people it is! Northbound Leather has commissioned me to write a ‘Glam-Gothic’ song for the grand finale of this world class fashion show. This is a great honour, and work on the project has begun. We will be performing this song live on stage during the finale on Saturday October 21st at The Docks Entertainment Complex in Toronto Canada.

Also, we are now locking down the final details for our European shows in late October. Stay tuned for more exciting news as we count down the days to our UK shows in Blackpool, Plymouth and the Whitby Gothic Weekend in West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes


Saturday August 12th, 2006

Home Again Home Again...

WOW! Thank you everyone for your support! What an awesome tour - with all the rock-star high points and road-dog low points accounted, the tour was a resounding success. Thank you to Ground Sphere in Allegan, High Five in Columbus, Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh, The Penny Arcade in Rochester, Bottom's Up in Queens and the Conduit in Trenton - thank you all for hosting us on our journey. A special thanks to the awesome fans in Pittsburgh who bought up all of our t-shirts (in one night) - you are a town that knows how to party! It was a great privilege to meet so many fans and supporters in the USA, we really look forward to visiting many of you again soon.

For those who dare, we have some behind-the-scene video shorts of the fun (and daily grind) of being on the road - see our VBB TV section…

Baron Marcus

Prima Vox

Vampire Beach Babes


Monday July 17th, 2006

Getting ready for the road...

Checking all the gear and arrangements as we move toward hitting the road again. Being on the road is as much a spirit journey as it is a physical one. It is the ultimate frontier of music – and has been since time eternal. Our upcoming schedule is a demanding one - and it ain’t an easy path we choose, but I look forward to meeting many of you who have given us support for so long. Above all it is a chance to say ‘thank you’ face to face!Baron MarcusPrima VoxVampire Beach Babes

“For Fate gives Courage wings…”

Summer of 2006 Advance EP release party pictures from last week


Tuesday June 27th, 2006

The time has come...

Sunday May 14th, 2006

On the warpath again...

Our recent show at Club Absinthe in Hamilton was the first time the new material was played in public – and judging by the reaction, we’ll be playing a lot more. As much as we love the studio, it is great to get out on the road and bring it all to life. Keep checking in here at the VBB site – new show listings will be posted as soon as details are available.

Club Absinthe show pictures from last Thursday

Sunday April 23rd, 2006

Morbid Outlook interview

Morbid Outlook Magazine out of New York has always been one of my very favourite ‘zines in the scene – so it was an absolute pleasure when the wonderful Mistress McCutchan asked us to answer some interview questions for their current edition. Their interview format is innovative and entertaining in that they ask the same set of questions to the various featured bands. In this way you get a glimpse of how the band thinks (a little scary in our case), but also you get a feel for how different bands in the scene compare and contrast in their humour and taste. I highly recommend taking a peak at the various interviews, particularly The Damned, Dresden Dolls, Voltaire, Rasputina, The Mission, Alien Sex Fiend and Bella Morte.

Thank you Morbid Outlook for your support over the years!

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes


Monday April 3rd, 2006


Check out the links above and the TUNES section for more of our 'work in progress'. We are working hard and are now close to completeing the new album!


Thursday March 2nd, 2006

Thank you everyone!

The band and I are completely blown away by the continued web traffic you all have been giving our site.

For two years now you have sustained around 3800 unique visitors per month at around 5200 visits peaking at around 247000 hits per month!

Furthermore, our bandwidth stats indicate that people are sticking around and playing lots of the music. That is the greatest compliment to us - that folks around the world are enjoying what we are creating – thank you!

The country featuring our heaviest international traffic has recently switched from the Netherlands to Australia. And second place has moved from Germany to the United Kingdom. I am sure that the band agrees with me when I say that we look forward to seeing and playing for ALL of you.

Also, with our being featured recently on the premiere episode of television series “Shadow Hunter” we gained some new fans and friends – welcome all, and hang on to yer breeches because we have some new tunes (and some big news) coming your way soon.

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes

Sunday February 12th, 2006


Oh yes my fellow denizens of the dark – the sun has set on this beach and like it or not, changes happen. If surfing is riding the balance of nature, matching her power with our will – then surfing is what we’ve been doing. And we’re having an inspired blast for sure. The biggest wave to hit this old vamp is the new music – unlike anything we’ve done before, it is HUGE stuff, and I hope that you all enjoy it as much as we do making it.

We will be posting actual songs-in-progress here every week. These songs are NOT finished musical pieces - they are un-mastered rough mixes. Some of them will be bizarre concepts. Some will make the album cut, and others won’t (and some may never be heard from again). You will see them as they evolve mix by mix, over the next few months, as we get closer to completing the album.

You are welcome to let us know which ones you like and which ones you don’t. So stay tuned and be a part of a little rock ‘n’ roll history!

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes


Thursday January 5th, 2006

The New Year Begins... time to ROCK

Last night I was on the phone with our awesome manager in Chicago – Jen of InYurFace Music Mgmt – and this coming year looks like the biggest and most exciting yet. YES – we will finally get the chance to see many of you wonderful folks as tour dates through the U.S. are currently being set up. And that brings us a step closer to the many wonderful fans and friends in Europe – so get ready because the VBB are on the move.

Speaking of which, we have been very busy in studio the past month – and the result are mind blowing – easily the best music I have ever had the chance to be a part of. It is HEAVY. It is MYSTICAL. It is HARD and it is DARK. It seems that the sun has set and we are surfing the twilight.

So get ready – we’ll be posting some of these new and unreleased demo songs -here on the website -over the next few weeks.

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes

Monday December 19th, 2005

Merry Christmas!!!... 

…and Happy Holidays to everyone. Let’s face it, it’s not always the most easy time of year, but if we take a minute and strip away all the hustle and bustle there is a timeless peace and magic to be found. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, religion, culture or whatever – the peace and joy of the message of light and hope is universal. From all of us Vampire Beach Babes – the admin staff, the production staff, the players and helpers – to all of you, we wish you all great Peace, Abundance and Joy this Christmas.

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes

Monday November 28th, 2005

For those who dare to look... 

The mystical process of songwriting can never be reduced to mechanics – I am increasingly convinced that songs have a life of their own. My favorites are downright CREEPY! The following is a song I started long ago called FREAK PARADE, but on a whim, last practice, I introduced it to the band. Bunny, Sunshine and Siren in their absolute brilliance took the song where it had never been. This is their absolute first time jamming it out – the creepy, silly, magic in the room was sublime and hilarious!

Watch if you DARE!

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes


Sunday November 20th, 2005

A season of spirits – ghosts, memories, and shadows 

What a wild and wonderful ride this season has been - from a fantastic feature by the Ryreson University paper “EyeOpener” to the awesome airplay and support from Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show. We have been very busy Vampire Beach Babes indeed… all the while cranking out more potential tunes for the upcoming album.

With the days getting darker, and (depending on where you are on this planet) the weather getting colder, it can be a little depressing. But something I’ve found is that this time of year can be sublime and hauntingly beautiful. Between Halloween and Christmas is definitely a season of spirits – ghosts, memories, and shadows. It’s kind of a lost zone of seasons. Harvest is done, and winter is yet to come in full force. It is a season of shadows. And with a little imagination, those shadows can come to life in spooky and interesting ways. Yep, this time of year is a good one for bundling up, kicking back and listening to the forces of nature. Who knows? Maybe those shadows have something useful to say.

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes

Thursday October 20th, 2005

What an awesome and inspiring time of year - Halloween!!! 

It seems that even the most ordinary of people revel in what many of us here live year round – the mystique, the arcane and the outright silly.

We had the chance to play live some of the new songs that we have been writing over the past month at an outstanding soirée put on by Groovegames in celebration of their latest Xbox video game release “Land of the Dead” – an awesome zombie shoot-em-up thriller! Now this was an office party unrivaled since Rome itself, what a great time – and I’m happy to say that the new tunes were killer (in true undead/zombie fashion).

Here are some of our usual pre-show backstage antics:

Click Here (Quicktime Video)

Of course this is a very busy time for a Vampire Beach Babe like myself, but a few highlights of the season worth mentioning include the wonderful Northbound Leather ‘Climax’ fetish fashion gala (one of the worlds most extravagant fetish culture events) and Rue Morgue Magazine’s annual Halloween bash ‘GRAVEYARD A GO-GO’!

Cheers,Baron MarcusPrima VoxVampire Beach Babes


Friday October 14th, 2005

Show Announcement - first public performance of some of the new material! 

The Vampire Beach Babes are busy writing and recording for their
upcoming album. Lead singer 'Baron Marcus' tells us that there is a
slightly harder and darker feel to the new songs, reminiscent of their
first album "Reckless Summer".

"I found great inspiration in our last album "Beach Blanket Bedlam",
in it's exploration of the summertime archetypes. But I feel the
'Vampire' part of the VBB has occupied my consciousness lately -
appropriately enough seeing as we are writing for the album in the
wonderful season of Halloween! We are also finding inspiration in the
recent industrial darkwave resurgence, KMFDM, VNV Nation and Birthday
Massacre. As a band we are definitely rediscovering our teeth, it is
quite refreshing, and the fans seem to be willingly gracing us with
their sweet necks."

The Vampire Beach Babes will be performing to all the ghouls and gals
at the Hilarious House of Frightenstein Festival on Halloween Night
(Monday, October 31st) at Toronto's Rancho Relaxo (300 College

Along with the VBB performing new material from their upcoming album,
the night will feature select episodes from the classic cult TV show
Hilarious House of Frightenstein.


Friday September 23rd, 2005

MORE   Writing - Recording - Writing - Recording!!! 

Phew – the band has been working hard to get some new tunes written and in shape to play for you all.I was just laying down a few tracks of vocals today… click here

You need the free Quicktime player to play our videos.You can get it here...

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox

Wednesday August 24th, 2005

Writing - Recording - Writing - Recording!!! 

We are now recording some of the first songs since the last album – and we are really pumped about what we are hearing in the rough takes. The Devilman, as some of you might know, is not only a great guitarist but quite an extraordinary producer. He has been rocking the wee hours of the morning working out some new ideas in his studio while I have been working with Vezi Tayyeb in the Kensington Market section of Toronto. It is a real privilege to work with Vezi who has in past worked with the likes of Daniel Lanois and Bob Ezrin.

Earlier this week the band was hanging out and going over some of the very early takes of the new sound. I think we all agree that this next album is going to be some of our best work ever.


Baron Marcus
Prima Vox


Friday July 29th, 2005

How goes the summer swelter? 

Hello VBB friends and fans! Since finishing our last string of gigs, the band has been busy writing new material – some of it will surprise you, and some of it will simply blow you away.  Last week I flew out and met with our record label Divine Industries in Vancouver Canada to discuss some of the new and nifty stuff that will be coming your way very soon.  I can’t give too much away right now, but believe me, as the Vampire Beach Babes move to a new chapter, you are in for quite a ride! Stay tuned…


Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes

Wednesday July 27th, 2005

Thank you to the MUSIC STREET JOURNAL for the great review! 

Check it out...

Thursday June 30th, 2005

Hey all you girls, boys and girl/boys!!!! 

It's time to party it up in The Nation's Capitol!! 'cause the most (F)undead band in the whole world is pulling into Ottawa, Canada

THAT'S RIGHT!! Vampire beach babes LIVE!!!
Saturday July 2nd, 2005
Zaphod Beeblebrox
27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada K1N 5S7 Phone: (613) 562-1010

show at 10pm!!


Tuesday June 21st, 2005

EDGE 102.1 FM   (228 Yonge Street) - early show this Friday - be there!!! The perfect place to start your Pride Weekend festivities, we will be gearing up at around 8:00 pm for a some serious summertime debauchery! Wooo hooo!Nat, a friend and great support for the band recently posted the funniest thing on our Myspace site... well take it away Nat...

*Clears throat*

May I present to you;

The Vampire Beach Babes do South Park! :



Friday June 17th, 2005

Join us at the DRAKE (1150 Queen St. W. Toronto) this Saturday night!!!Eugene Ripper’s Fast Folk Underground “Wild Weekend Surf Punkabilly Tiki Bash” will be a show to behold!!! Playing along with the Vampire Beach Babes that night will be:The Z Rays: All female punk surf instrumental trio! and also playing...

The Lizard Jamboree: Special “one night only” garage rock super group featuring former or current members of Stark Naked and Fleshtones, Coyote, Neuisland, The Raving Mojos and Teenage Head.

This will be a show you will NOT want to miss - Saturday June 18th - doors open at 9:00pm


Thursday June 9th, 2005

Amazing – if you are enjoying this VBB website, you are not alone! I just got word that the site CONTINUES to average 220,000 hits a month!!! For close to a year now we have been averaging around seven thousand hits a day. The band, myself and the whole Vampire Beach Babe team are completely blown away and very humbled by your unbelievable support. Thank you!

At this very moment we are checking our equipment for our NXNE International Music Festival show tonight – headlining the Vatican club in Toronto, Canada. Appropriately, it seems that people like you, checking out the VBB site, come from all over the world. The following is a list (in order of recent hit numbers) of the countries around the world who are fans of the Vampire Beach Babes...
uk   United Kingdom

be   Belgium au   Australia nl   Netherlands edu   USA it   Italy de   Germany pl   Poland

fr   France


Friday May 20th, 2005

Holy Smokes! We have a bunch of new upcoming performances listed in our Events section. Check 'em out!
We are really looking foward to rockin' with you all!


Join us as we commit mayhem at one of North America's foremost

radio stations  EDGE 102.1 FM in Toronto!!!


Sunday April 3rd, 2005

It's official! A new vampire joins our ranks - Welcome Siren!
We are happy to announce the latest addition to our merry band of troublemakers - Siren. She brings a wealth of performance experience and a voice of gold to the position of 'second vocals'. Welcome to the team Siren!!!

Saturday April 2nd, 2005

Urotsukidoji gives us a great review
"... If Sean Brennan and his fetish-clad London After Midnight crew were to have jammed with The B-52s, The Damned, and The Ventures, this would be the outcome... "
Urotsukidoji as a reviewer bars no holds, so such a solid review is a great compliment indeed! Thank you.
Read Full Review

Thursday March 3rd, 2005

Thank you to Eye Weekly for featuring us in their "Eye's CMW Must Sees"!
"... Gothic surf music? Bring your sense of humour and style and revel in the cheeky death-themed guitar twang of these fiendish Toronto funsters. Their latest CD, Beach Blanket Bedlam , packs a punch with high-energy, oddball odes to sand fleas and doomed hoodlums... "
Thank you Stuart Berman and the great folks at Eye for the awesome support!
Read Full Review

Wednesday February 2nd, 2005

New Album Review from Pop Culture Chaos
"...the VBB inhabit a continuum outside of good and bad. They exist solely on their own terms, as did the mighty tyrannosaurus."
I think that says it all!
Read Full Review


Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

Wanna Chat With Other Fans!!!
Our Wonderful, Talented, Spectacular etc...etc... Bass Player Anita Cocktail is now manning(so to speak) the Official VBB Myspace Page. Click her(e) to get in on all the action!!


Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Vampire Beach Babes to Headline Night at Canadian Music Week!
The Babes have been invited to play on Friday March 4th at The Bovine Sex Club as part of CMW 2005.

Friday March 4th, 2005
Bovine Sex Club $8 Door
CMW Presents Rock Punk Goth
wristbands/passes accepted
pm 8:30 - Doors
9:00 - Sabrina Korva
10:00 - Fresh Meat
11:00 - Big Jeezuz Truck
12:00 - The Hollow
am 1:00 - Vampire Beach Babes
Visit cmw.net for more info!Also we just posted some new pictures of Sunshine in The Gallery!


Saturday, December 11th, 2004

New Album Review from Exclaim Magazine
Read Full Review News Feature in Chart Magazine
The Vampire Beach Babes Think Music Is Too Serious.... Check It Out Here


Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

New Album Review from ChartAttack
Read Full Review

We had our biggest month for traffic on the website ever: 250,000 Hits for November. We will post some more stats once the webstats software gets uncloged from all the action :) Don't forget about the Bovine show on the 10th!!!


Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Some big off-the-wall news! We're ON the wall!!!     Click here...

Monday, November 15th, 2004

New Review from Umbrella Music
Dear John Waters, put down your dirty magazine and go pick up a copy of Beach Blanket Bedlam . The Vampire Beach Babes deserve to shake their goth-a-billy hips in your next film (but please, no A Dirty Shame II )...
Read Full Review

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

Prince George Loves The VBB!
A big shout out is in order for Bryndis Ogmundson from CFUR 88.7FM in Prince George BC. Beach Blanket Bedlam was #4 on their weekly Top 30 for October 29 - November 4.


Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

WOW!!!  I can't believe it!  Ahhhhh!  HERE IT IS...
Beach Blanket Bedlam!
Yes indeed the new Vampire Beach Babes album is finally complete and available! Thank you everyone for your awesome support and encouragement - this is quite an accomplishment for all of us.

The new VBB album 'BEACH BLANKET BEDLAM' has already earned great reviews, and what's better this is our first major distribution release - so YES you can get it in major record stores EVERYWHERE!

We're almost looking like hoity-toity rockstars now don'cha know. If it is NOT on the shelf at a store near you - please let us know at manager@vampirebeachbabes.com so we can watch those heads roll - yaaaay!!!

You can also purchase the new album on line - see our 'Order' section.

Seriously, this has been a monumental task - and we are extremely happy with the results. I think you will find this to be a very strong album, with some nifty surprises. More than anything I, and the rest of the Vampire Beach Babes, are thankful to you all out there for giving us your time and encouragement which made 'Beach Blanket Bedlam' possible. We are all in this together


Baron Marcus


Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

"All Hallow's Erotic Masquerade"
Friday October 29th 2004 @ The Opera House
Pornstar's Carmen Luvana, Sunny Leone & Vicky Vette "Too explicit to link to..." ;)
Circus Orange's high impact spectacle and stunt performers "Grinder Love"
And of course The VBB.

Click Here for all the Details


Friday, October 1st, 2004

We just posted a bio for our Official Photographer Zaiden, also be sure to check his amazing work at zaiden.com


Sunday, September 5th, 2004

Our favorite photgrapher Zaiden took some great pictures of the show this past week at Savage Garden. Click Here to view the gallery!


Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

Devilman appears in "Clean" a film screening at the Toronto Film Festival!
The film stars Maggie Cheung and Nick Nolte, and is appearing at this years Toronto Film Festival. (Canadian Premiere is Sept. 10) The film features the Devilman in a supporting role, he plays Detective Stotz of the Hamilton Police where he arrests Emily (Maggie Cheung) and forces her into a methadone program .The film recently played to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Fest and won a Best Actress award for Maggie Cheung
More Film Info & Screening Schedule


Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Toronto SUN: Vampire flies to the rescue
AFTER STRUGGLING to take down a suspect at the CNE, Police Chief Julian Fantino was thankful at least one Toronto vampire doesn't sleep during the day. Self-described vampire Baron Marcus did his best Buffy the Vampire Slayer imitation Sunday, jumping in to help the chief and another officer as they struggled to secure a man who was allegedly taking pictures of small children.
Read Full Article


Monday, August 23, 2004

Click Here to Read the City TV Article
Click Here To View The Video CP24:

It now appears police may have stumbled on a goldmine of evidence after a dramatic takedown involving Chief Julian Fantino at the C.N.E. on Sunday.

Police spent most of Monday scouring the home of 42-year-old suspect Mateo Caruso. They left with a large collection of DVDs, CDs, videotapes and computers, all of which have to be carefully analyzed by child porn experts.

By now, the entire city knows the story. The Chief was on patrol with Sgt. Bob Guglick on the midway, when citizens told them about a suspect taking furtive pictures of children, using two digital cameras.

When the pair confronted the man, he physically resisted, becoming involved a desperate struggle to get away.

With the help of several C.N.E. patrons, Fantino and his colleague were finally able to subdue the man and get him in handcuffs. It was instincts, the Chief reflects a day later. It's part of the job, whether you're a Police Chief in an office, a sergeant in their supervisory role or frontline police officer, the job's the job. We're police officers first."

Guglick was injured when he fell on his elbow, but wasn't seriously hurt. The Chief's sole complaint - a scuffed up uniform.

Fantino admits to being a little sore after the action, but hes more pleased that four citizens volunteered to help him subdue the subject.

One of them was Baron Marcus, the lead singer of the Goth rock band Vampire Beach Babes. We're all citizens and we all care about our community, you know, whether you're the top of police or whether you're a trouble-making rock 'n' roller, he laughs.

Fantino wants to see the Good Samaritans rewarded with civilian citations.

Mateo is facing charges of mischief, assaulting police and interfering with property. Those could increase, depending on what investigators find on the items seized from his home. He'll be in court for a bail hearing on Tuesday.

Open Letter to Toronto Media Outlets

With regards to the Fantino takedown of a suspect at the CNE on Sunday August 22nd, there was in important detail left out of some reporting. The apprehension of the violently resisting suspect included not only another officer, but also members of the public. One of the civilians who assisted the police happened to be 'Baron Marcus ' lead singer of Toronto gothic surf band " Vampire Beach Babes "."It was quite uncanny, I had just shaken Mr. Fantino's hand, having told him how I have appreciated his character and contributions to the force when suddenly there was a violent struggle nearby" says the 6'4" bleach blond VBB front man. "Mr. Fantino bolted to the officers assistance without hesitation and I followed. I don't like to interfere with police business, but with the suspect kicking like a mule, I was concerned that he was going to hurt himself or someone else. I simply secured the suspects left arm and shoulder, which permitted Mr. Fantino and the other officer to secure the suspect more efficiently". "I don't think that people generally appreciate how difficult it can be to subdue a person without hurting them, particularly one that was resisting so violently. I was really impressed with Mr. Fantino - who was in dress uniform at the time - I mean here is a guy at the top who has never lost the passion to serve his community, even on the gritty street level. As an entertainer I have seen a lot of things, rock 'n' roll can be a little rough and tumble, but I must say I was really impressed." 'Baron Marcus ' of the Vampire Beach Babes was personally thanked by Mr. Fantino and stands on file as witness to the apprehension of the suspect.

Stay Tuned for Clips for the local news ;)


Friday, August 09, 2004

Live footage from the Bovine show in Toronto

Thank you to everyone who helped pack the Bovine Sex Club to capacity - what a show!

Click here for live VBB footage from the infamous Bovine show a few weeks ago ... Slippin Away
(Large File Size - 10.5MB)

Friday, August 06, 2004

New VBB TV Series
Jump on over to VBB TV to see the latest series "VBB Highway Adventure"


Sunday, July 25, 2004

New Pictures, New Gallery
We have just launched a new picture gallery page with new pictures of Boa, Anita Cocktail, Devilman, Baron Marcus and some group shots.


Saturday, July 17, 2004

Spend A Friday Night With The Babes
Due to popular demand the VBB have been invited to play a special show Friday July 23rd at The Bovine Sex Club in Toronto. The band hits the stage at 11:30PM playing songs from the forthcoming album "Beach Blanket Bedlam" which comes out in October.


Monday, July 12, 2004

Thank you everyone for making the HazMat Festival at the Funhaus the BEST show yet!!! The audience was completely unhinged – I don’t think I have ever seen so much Twist, Watusi and Hullygully in my ghoulish existence. It was a special pleasure in that we now welcome two new members to the band: Julianne Partridge on keyboards and Anita Cocktail on bass. Watch our ‘Babes’ section for their pictures and bios coming soon.
~Baron Marcus~
Video Links:Before the Funhaus showDuring the showAfter the show


Sunday, June 13, 2004

2 New Shows just announced!

Saturday July 10th, 2004

Thursday September 2nd, 2004
Savage Garden - New Scream Thursday's
Also Featuring Vegas Beach

posted by VBB :: on 6:59 PM

Sunday, May 02, 2004

What a time it has been for the band! The last show at Fetish MASQUERADE was awesome fun (videos & photos) and now we are scrambling to finish the master tapes and artwork for our upcoming album "Beach Blanket Bedlam". The rumors are true, we are finalizing a record deal with Divine/Red/Sony for an October 04 release date. The ultra-cool German music magazine 'Sonic Seducer' featured our interview in their last issue lending us great support and introducing us to a ton of new fans througout Europe.

A little while ago I had the pleasure of attending the retro release of a fantastic influence of the Romantic pop period of the 1980s - Images In Vogue. It really became clear to me how, as pop musicians big or small, we belong to a great continuum of influence. The event was hosted at DJ Lazarus' awesome club Fun Hause on the infamous Queen West strip in Toronto Canada.

I would like to announce that we now have an official band photographer. I have known Zaiden for some time now and have deeply admired his world class art and fashion photography. Indeed I believe that he will be increasingly known around the world as one of the pop industries visual masters.

Also we just posted two episodes of VBB TV from inside the Recording Studio!

Thank you all for being such an awesome and appreciative audience.

Baron Marcus
Prima Vox
Vampire Beach Babes

posted by VBB :: on 10:14 PM

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Just posted 4 new VBBTV episodes (Episodes 4-8)... check them out

posted by VBB :: on 6:37 PM

Monday, March 15, 2004

Devilman is seeking a minion!

Do you wish to become slave labour for the Devilman? Would you like to string his guitars and make sure his gear runs smoothly (with the force of darkness behind it). How do you feel about long, uncompensated hours of labour for someone who will undoubtedly take your soul in the end? If this sounds like you, then the Devilman may have a job for you...(PS You must be Toronto based - sorry, but minions from the outer circle of hell are just to far away for the Devilman to bother with!)

To give up your soul voluntarily - email the Devilman

posted by VBB :: on 7:38 PM

Thursday, March 11, 2004

We just launched a Flash based online Comic!!!!!!!!

It's very cool, you can grab and pull the pages just like the real thing. Check out the first issue "Look Out World!" on our Mayhem page.

posted by VBB :: on 4:50 PM

Friday, March 05, 2004

Welcome to the new site!!!

We have a bunch of new stuff for you to check out:
New Bio for the newest member of the band Boa Babe!!
Pictures of Boa in the Photos section
The first four episodes of VBB TV featuring Baron Marcus in "Vampire in the Caribbean" Check it out in the VBB TV section.


posted by VBB :: on 6:05 PM

Friday, January 30, 2004

Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for your wonderful e-mails and support from all around the world. Many of you have been asking about the upcoming album - and indeed we are now close to completing it.

It is a very exciting time for the band, negotiating all of the details leading up to the album completion. We have a new band member, Boa, who will be singing backup and causing general mayhem. We are updating the VBB website to make it easier to add new content and video on the fly - yes, think of it as VBB TV and YOU can be a part of the chaos! We might very well be the first 'unreality show'! I will have more details on that for you in late February.

Once in a while we will be releasing unfinished 'sneak previews' of upcoming tunes. You will be able to hear our behind-the-scenes work in progress - and you will be our very own lab-rats for our rock 'n' roll experimentation. Yaaay!

To kick off this whole process, here is our first assault on your already tattered senses - just in time to get you thinking about the sun and the sand, the rough demo mix of our new song 'Hot Foot'!!!


Enjoy, and let us know what you think. Thank you again for your awesome support!

Rock 'n' Roll

Baron Marcus

posted by VBB :: on 7:18 PM

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Upcoming Concert
The Babes will be performing some new material from the upcoming 'Beach Blanket Bedlam' album at the Fetish Masquerade's Kinky Beach Party in Toronto at the Reverb Saturday March 20th, 2004.

Upcoming Appearance
Also the Babes are appearing at the Rue Morgue presented Canadian Premiere of Troma's TALES FROM THE CRAPPER! . Check out the Rue Morgue Site for more details.

posted by VBB :: on 12:45 PM

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Season's Greetings from the Vampire Beach Babes! We wish the best for you and your family this Holiday Season. Thanks to all the fans around the world who have supported the band this past year.

posted by VBB :: on 10:18 AM

Monday, October 27, 2003

Attack Of The Killer Bikini's is #9 on the Surf-Rock Charts @ mp3.com & Hawaii Shirt From Hell is #28. Big thanks to everyone that has listened to the tunes!

posted by VBB :: on 8:58 PM

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Attack Of The Killer Bikini's is #16 on the Surf-Rock Charts @ mp3.com!! Please follow this link and listen to song over and over to get us to #1 :)

posted by VBB :: on 9:14 AM

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Morbid Outlook has placed Attack of the Killer Bikini's in their 'Music In Rotation' section for September! Check it out...

posted by VBB :: on 4:02 PM

Monday, September 08, 2003

This month's RUE MORGUE CINEMACABRE movie night (Wednesday September 17, 2003) will offer a special treat for you TROMA fans. Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment (responsible for cult B-movie classics such as Surf Nazis Must Die and the Toxic Avenger series), has officially requested that Toronto-based gothic surf rockers the Vampire Beach Babes compose the theme song - called Tales From The Crapper (Pinch It Off) - for his next film TALES FROM THE CRAPPER. "I always pictured the Vampire Beach Babes as perfect for this kind of thing, and yet it is such a surprise and honour to be asked by a worldwide movie legend like Mr. Kaufman," commented lead singer Baron Marcus. "We wrote the theme song with the spirit of Troma as a guiding light - no doubt Toxie was lurking in the shadows with his mop while we came up with this anthem of such questionable taste." The band will be signing (perhaps in blood) at the Vatikan Nightclub (1032 Queen St. West in Toronto, Canada) prior to the screening of IRREVERSIBLE."

Big thanks to Rue Morgue for inviting us out!! See you all there.

posted by VBB :: on 5:03 PM

Monday, August 04, 2003

July, Our biggest month to date! 202,181 Hits from 22 Different Countries.

In the next couple of weeks we are going to start putting up rough mixes of the upcoming album as they are completed. We will probably start with 'Hot Foot' but don't quote me on it :)

posted by VBB :: on 6:20 PM

Saturday, July 05, 2003

We just had another huge month on the website for June: 192,000 Hits, our biggest ever! We really want to thank all the people from across the world that have visited the site and showed their support.

The Fetish Cares Show was a blast, A big thanks goes out to Meghann & everyone at Seventh Circle as well as all the fans who came out.

Also we just posted some new pictures of Velvet Babe in our Gallery so check them out!

posted by VBB :: on 6:52 PM

Sunday, June 15, 2003

"I would like to thank all of the wonderful friends, fans and media who made the NXNE showcase last week such and awesome and magical evening. You were the most remarkable audience thus far - the energy was unbelievable. My apologies to the many folks in the lineup outside the Bovine Sex Club, if the cables reached we would have brought it to you! We just have to ROCK extra hard next time to make it up. I still can't believe that my feather boa got caught in my fly - we put Spinal Tap to shame! Huzzah! Thank you to the Toronto Sun and EDGE 102 FM for the support, thank you to the AWESOME folks at NOW Magazine and MUCH MUSIC for the interview - you are really making us feel like rockstars - you're creating a monster you guys! You rock Bradford! Thank you for your inspiration wonderful, wonderful Elizabeth (and your beautiful partner). Onwards and upwards, thank you all!"

Baron Marcus (von Zipper)

We have put some pictures up from the show in our gallery so check it out!

posted by VBB :: on 10:39 PM

Thursday, June 05, 2003

We just had our biggest month ever for web traffic: 165,000 hits for the month of May.
Don't forget the big show this Saturday!!!
Here is what NOW Magazine had to say about it:

Beach bloodsuckers
goth surf Vampire Beach Babes at the Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen West), Saturday (June 7), 1 am. $8. 416-504-4239. the antithesis to what most have come to expect from goths, local gothic surf band the Vampire Beach Babes are primarily concerned with having a good time and frolicking in the sun."Actually," says foppish bloodsucking dandy frontman Baron Marcus Von Zipper about the gothic surf amalgam, "I prefer the term "glam noir' because it beckons images of some sick cabaret. We're not a sick cabaret, but we'd make a good opening act for one."

The Babes combine the best aspects of retro horror kitsch with darker overtones of goth to create hilariously sinister and catchy tunes like Attack Of The Killer Bikinis, Surfing Swamp Monster From The Planet ZON and Gothic Surf-a-rama. Those who dare to attend the VBB Bovine gig will hear these old favourites as well as selections like Hotfoot and Spank That Thang from their upcoming third CD.

Sure to be a blast.

posted by VBB :: on 1:42 PM

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Here is the full listing for NXNE

Saturday June 7th
Bovine Sex Club
542 Queen St. W

Porn Rock 10 PM
Temptress 11 PM
the Crappy The Clown show 12 AM
Vampire Beach Babes 1 AM

Marcus and the Babes will be debuting the rough mix of 'Hot Foot' this Sunday at The Savage Garden Beach Party!!! Don't miss it.

posted by VBB :: on 11:05 PM

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Ever wonder where the band gets their clothes? Check out Baron Marcus & Bunny Babe in the Models section of the Fetish Cares Website!!!

+ The band has just confirmed a showcase for NXNE on Saturday June 7th, 1:00AM @ Bovine Sex Club... stay tuned for more details!!

posted by VBB :: on 10:10 AM

Thursday, April 24, 2003

The babes are heading into the studio next week to record "Hot Foot".. we will post rough mixes once they are done.

posted by VBB :: on 3:47 PM

Monday, April 07, 2003

Big news!!... The Vampire Beach Babes have been invited to play the prestigious Fetish Cares Party as part of Toronto's Gay Pride Weekend on Sunday June 29th at The Reverb.
In addition Baron Marcus & Bunny Babe will be part of the Fetish Cares Modelling show Friday June 27th @ The Big Bop.
more details to follow...

posted by VBB :: on 3:27 PM

Sunday, March 23, 2003

So the babes are hard at work writing/preparing a brand new album. Stay tuned for some demo tracks and rough mixes + pictures from the studio!

posted by VBB :: on 4:58 PM

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The Vampire Beach Babes appeared in The National Post (Canadian National Newspaper) today... Follow this link to see the article.

Also the website has had 124,248 Hits so far this month and 300 MP3 Downloads! That's up 200% from last month!!!

Don't forget our CMW Showcase is tomorrow night at Zen Lounge! $6.00 cover and the babes hit the stage at 10:00pm so don't be late!!!

posted by VBB :: on 11:42 PM

Sunday, February 16, 2003

As a precursor to the upcoming Vampire Beach Babes interview, Seventh Circle are offering an exclusive VBB package giveaway.
Check out their website to enter!!

posted by VBB :: on 11:19 PM

Monday, February 03, 2003

Peter Pona just sent us some awesome pictures from the Hamilton Show. Check them out in the Gallery!!

posted by VBB :: on 10:15 PM

Saturday, February 01, 2003

The Hamilton show was a blast!!! Big thanks to The Underground, Peephole Productions and The Hamilton Artists Inc. for having us down.
Also The Blue Demons, The Matadors & The Evil Engine were fantatsic.

posted by VBB :: on 12:02 PM

Friday, January 17, 2003

Just confirmed our show for the Canadian Music Week Festival in Toronto!!
Here are the Details:

Thursday Feb 27th, 2003 @ 10:00PM
Zen Lounge
9:00 Noise Cat
10:00 Vampire Beach Babes
11:00 Merkury Burn

posted by VBB :: on 4:49 PM

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Just posted a new section for all our Press & Reviews
Go check out our 4 Skull Review in Rue Morgue

posted by VBB :: on 5:53 PM

Friday, January 10, 2003

The babes are travelling to Hamilton this month for a show... and you are all invited!!

Fri Jan 31 2003
VAMPIRE BEACH BABES at The Underground
with guests:
The Blue Demons
The Matadors
The Evil Engine
Early start 8 PM

posted by VBB :: on 9:27 PM

Friday, January 03, 2003

The babes are featured in >The New Music's Best of 2002 airing on >CityTV

Saturday January 04, 2003 @ 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
Thursday January 09, 2003 @ 11:35pm ET/8:35pm PT
... Don't miss it!

posted by VBB :: on 3:18 PM

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Just in case you missed it the New Music Special on GOTH featuring the babes is airing Boxing day (26th) on CityTV at 11:35 EST.

posted by VBB :: on 9:01 AM

Friday, December 20, 2002

The show in London last night Rocked!!!! A big thank you to the folks at Bohemian and the Dark for bringing the babes down and to the fans for showing up and making it a success! We will be posting some pics from the show and some fan art in the next few days so stay tuned....

posted by VBB :: on 1:08 PM

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Just finished watching the babes on the New Music's segment on Goth!! If you missed it check out their website to see when it repeats in your area. Big thanks to much music for making the babes such a big part of the special!

Don't forget the babes are rockin' the 'Bohemian and the Dark Christmas' party in London, Ontario this Thursday @ Call The Office. Ticket are $5.00 and the babes hit the stage at approx 10:30pm.

+ Check out the Gallery for some new pics!!!

posted by VBB :: on 1:32 AM

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

The babes were busy last night doing an interview for the MuchMusic show 'The New Music' as part of a piece on Goth Culture. It will air Monday December 16th, 2002 @ 9:00PM EST on Much... so you better watch!

posted by VBB :: on 12:14 AM

Sunday, December 01, 2002

Just confirmed a show @ Call The Office in London on December 19th, 2002! We are very excited to be returing to London. More details to come...

Also check out some new pictures from the Nov 23rd Show at The Reverb!

posted by VBB :: on 11:10 PM

Sunday, November 24, 2002

The show rocked! Many thanks to everyone that came out and to the Fluffgirls for putting on such a great show.

Stay tuned for more pictures and video...

posted by VBB :: on 2:53 PM

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Welcome to the Official Vampire Beach Babes Website!

Come check us out live @ The Reverb this Saturday night along with the Fluffgirl Burlesque Extravaganza & Pinky Love
$15.00 at the door 19+. Doors open at 10:00pm

NOW magazine just gave our new EP Attack of the Killer Bikinis 4N's, here is what they had to say:

"In these giddy days of musical mix-and-match, new genrenauts are trying out ever more exotic sonic cocktails. Take Toronto's own gang of undead, the Vampire Beach Babes, who've been riding the retro trash wave as a gothic surf band. Combining the best aspects of retro horror kitsch with a dark undercurrent of goth, the babes draw on the self-parodying humour used to such advantage by the Cramps and make it their own. Shemale Murphyesque vocals give heft to pleasant-ly inane and sinister tunes like Hawaii Shirt From Hell and (Surfing Swamp Monster From The Planet) Zon (cue gong splash). Imagine Sisters of Mercy collaborating with Link Wray and Martin Denny. Now get yourself a margarita and shake that money-maker."
-NOW Magazine

A BIG thank you! to everyone @ NOW

posted by VBB :: on 1:02 AM