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Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
12. Dark Star
13. Christine$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-POL-8036xBobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
The Original Monster Mash (Purple Vinyl)The Original Monster Mash is an album by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers, and is considered a classic when it comes to Halloween music. It was recorded and released in late 1962, following the success of Pickett's Monster Mash single. Continuing with its soundtrack reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on purple vinyl for the first time.1. Monster Mash
2. Rabian The Fiendage Idol
3. Blood Bank Blues
4. Graveyard Shift
5. Skully Gully
7. Monster Minuet
8. Transylvania Twist
9. Sinister Stomp
10. Me & My Mummy
11. Monster Motion
12. Monster Mash Party
13. Irresistible Igor
14. Bella's Bash
15. Let's Fly Away$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NOW That's What I Call HalloweenPressed On 2x 180-Gram Orange & Purple Vinyl
NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV (True Blood) and movie themes (Halloween, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice) to novelty smashes (Monster Mash, Werewolves of London) to radio perennials (Season of the Witch, Don't Fear the Reaper, I Put a Spell on You).
NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from Halloween, Rob Zombie's Dragula, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' O Fortuna, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells/Theme from The Exorcist, Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper, INXS's Devil Inside, Jace Everett's Bad Things/Theme from True Blood, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, The Specials' Ghost Town, Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party, Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' Monster Mash, The Citizens of Halloween's This is Halloween, Donovan's Season of the Witch, Nina Simone's I Put A Spell On You, Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Run-D.M.C.'s Ghostbusters, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's A Nightmare On My Street and Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me.
The premium content--by the original artists--selected for NOW Halloween! has never been available on one collection until the release of this special anthology.
NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 55 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.LP 1
1. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme
2. Rob Zombie - Dragula
3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna
4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
6. INXS - Devil Inside
7. Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
8. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
9. The Specials - Ghost Town
10. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1. Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
2. The Citizens of Halloween - This is Halloween
3. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
4. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
5. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
6. RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street
8. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
2 Big Pumpkins / 13 Nights of Halloween (Awaiting Repress)Purple Vinyl
Special Heat-Reactive Artwork
As the Shaggs so wonderfully sang ''It's Halloween! It's Halloween!'' How could Third Man let the year pass without any celebration? We couldn't. We are beguiled to bring you two new original recordings from Elvira™ Mistress of the Dark. With two songs written by the otherworldly Fred Schneider (of the B-52s!), both ''2 Big Pumpkins'' and ''13 Nights of Halloween'' brim with fun double-entendres, campy cackling, devilishly danceable beats and so much more. If that weren't enough, the cover art for the single is printed with heat-reactive ink. So while Elvira may appear to be only a dark silhouette, once things heat up you'll definitely get a delightful eyeful. And did we mention pugnacious purple vinyl? I think we just did.1. 2 Big Pumpkins
2. 13 Nights of Halloween$8.99Colored 7 Vinyl Single AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Fog180 Gram, White And Green Colored Vinyl
John Carpenter's 1980 follow-up film to his smash hit Halloween featured ghost sailors terrorizing a Californian coastal community as a dense fog descends on their homes. The multi-talented filmmaker's atmospheric synthesiser score has long been a soundtrack favourite and this double album features a 20 track LP of the entire score, drawn from the original tapes, remastered by long-time Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth on the A/B sides and the original album which featured 20 minutes of newly released music on the C/D sides.
"I went back to Sound Arts Studio in central Los Angeles and quickly began composing and recording new tracks. Dan Wyman, my creative consultant on Assault On Precinct 13 and Halloween was at my side programming the synthesizers, keeping a critical eye on my multi-tracked performances and maintaining quality control over the long hours of recording and mixing. And, out of all this frenzy, re-working and re-structuring, I produced what I consider to be one of my best scores" - John Carpenter.1. Ghost Story
2. The Journal
3. Seagrass Attack
4. Andy on the Beach
5. Where's The Seagrass?
6. Stevie's Lighthouse
7. Something to Show You
8. An Evil Plan
10. Walk to Lighthouse
13. The Fog Approaches
14. Knock at the Door
15. Fog Reflection
16. Andy's In Trouble
17. The Fog Enters Town
19. Number 6
20. The Fog End Credits
21. Prologue from The Fog
22. Theme from The Fog
23. Matthew Ghost Story
24. Walk To The Lighthouse
25. Rocks At Drake's Bay
26. The Fog
27. Antonio Bay
28. Tommy Tells Of Ghost Ships
29. Reel 9
30. Main Theme - Reprise
31. The Fog Rolls In
32. Blake In The Sanctuary
33. Finale$41.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Zacherle's Monster GalleryPressed On Green & Orange Pumpkin Colored Vinyl
Limited To 1000 Copies
Fittingly enough, The Cool Ghoul himself, John Zacherle, passed away right around Halloween in 2016, and now we here at Real Gone Music are celebrating his one-year "deathday" by releasing his incredibly rare album Zacherle's Monster Gallery, originally issued on the budget Elektra imprint Crestview, on green & orange "pumpkin" vinyl limited to 1000 copies! This record was originally released in 1963, and was actually a copy of the 1960 Elektra album Spook Along with Zacherley, except for one very important detail: the cover art to the Crestview release was inked by legendary Mad Magazine artist Jack Davis, who actually passed away last year as well. Which probably explains why original copies of this record are selling for about $150 if you can find them So consider this release a twin tribute to two guys who brought a big smile to millions of kids, especially those on the East Coast that used to see Zach present all those cheesy horror movies on TV. R.I.P., Zach and Jack!1. Coolest Little Monster
2. A Wicked Thought
3. Ghoul View Commercial
4. Sure Sign of Spring
5. Transylvania P.T.A.
6. Frank and Drac Are Back
7. Come with Me to Transylvania
8. Spider Man Lullaby
9. Ring-A-Ding Orangoutang
10. Baying at the Moon
11. Zacherle For President$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Nightmare Before Christmas SoundtrackDanny Elfman, who has scored many of Tim Burton's imaginative films (Edward Scissorhands, his two Batman
films, etc.), is a perfect musical partner for the somewhat macabre director, and never more so than here, where, in
fact, Elfman gets not only to write the music but to play the part of the main character. The Nightmare Before
Christmas is an animated movie musical about the abduction of Christmas by the denizens of Halloween land, and
Elfman sings the part of Jack, the Pumpkin King.LP 1
1. Overture (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
2. Opening(The Nightmare Before Christmas)
3. This Is Halloween
4. Jack's Lament
5. Doctor Finklestein / In The Forest
6. What's This?
7. Town Meeting Song
8. Jack and Sally Montage
9. Jack's Obsession
10. Kidnap The Sandy Claws
11. Making Christmas
2. Oogie Boogie's Song
3. Sally's Song
4. Christmas Eve Montage
5. Poor Jack
6. To The Rescue
9. End Credits$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Widespread Panic: Live From Austin, TexasIf you're among the legions of
Widespread Panic fans, you already know
that the band is legendary for never playing the same show twice -
or the same song the same way twice. What makes this performance
that much more special is the inspiring presence of founding member
Michael Houser (whose nickname "Panic" inspired the band's name),
who died of pancreatic cancer less than two years later. As much
as anything, this is a celebration of Houser's life and the sheer joy
he brought to a band that became one of the biggest draws on the
international concert circuit and created a vibe that makes the Panic
experience unique in the pop rock world.
But anybody who knows anything about them knows that
Widespread Panic is so much more than just a jam-happy rock band.
From the time Houser and John Bell ("JB") began playing duets around
Athens, Georgia, in the early 80's, their repertoire ranged from early
covers of the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley to a host of original songs
(among them "Space Wrangler", included here) that demonstrate, as
The Village Voice wrote, "a willingness to dip their collective toe into
just about any genre." This is classic Widespread Panic, including David
Schools on bass, John Hermann on keys, Todd Nance on drums and
Domingo Ortiz on percussion.
One look at this show and it'll quickly become obvious there
was something strange going on in the house that night. Yes, it was
Halloween, 2000, and the rabid fans went beyond even their usual
hard-core delirium. This was one time the audience almost threatened
to steal the show!
- Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)LP 1
1. Let's Get Down To Business
2. Ain't Life Grand
3. Space Wrangler
4. Climb To Safety
5. Blue Indian
6. Casa Del Grillo
1. Driving Song, Pt. 1
2. Surprise Valley
3. Driving Song, Pt. 2
4. Travelin' Light
5. Bear's Gone Fishin'
6. Dyin' Man
7. Porch Song$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Spells & Incantations: The Best of Sacred Oath"Spells and Incantations - the Best of Sacred Oath" is a collection of 14 songs from the first 25 years of the Sacred Oath catalog, including 2 previously
unavailable bonus tracks. "Spells" will be the first domestic vinyl release since the band's debut back in 1988. Happy Halloween classic metal fans!LP 1
1. Blood Storm
2. Death Is Inevitable
3. Meet Your Maker
4. Counting Zeros
5. Two Powers
6. Words Upon the Stone
7. World On Fire
1. Darkness Visible
2. Caught In the Arc
3. A Crystal Vision (live)
4. Calm Before the Storm
6. Wings of Salvation
7. Posers Must Die$15.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
CosmosPittsburgh, PA's Zombi create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and Goblin.
Zombi's Relapse Records/Release Entertainment debut Cosmos is a powerful work of eerie, relentless rhythms and futuristic score that shares as much headspace with the late-night sci-fi explorer as the space rock adventurer. For fans of Goblin, Acid Mothers Temple, Hawkwind, Halloween and vidnaObmana.1. Orion
7. Taurus$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Keeper Of The Seven Keys Pt 1 (Awaiting Repress)This LP reissue of the 1987 landmark is the 1st release in the Keeper Of The Seven Keys series and is considered by many as the album that created the genre of European-style Power Metal. Helloween's first US charting release, hit #104 in 1987 original release has scanned over 65K and features the epic 13 minute single, "Halloween1. Initiation
2. I'm Alive
3. A Little Time
4. Twilight Of The Gods
5. A Tale That Wasn't Right
6. Future World
8. Follow The Sign$18.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
$25.99$10.27Save $15.72 (60%)
Toronto 1986 (On Sale)
A special vintage concert by industrial legends Ministry in the midst of their self-reinvention from new wave darlings to the formidable aggro-machine they would become!
Recorded at the RPM club in Toronto, Ontario, these never before heard performances include the proto-industrial classics "Every Day Is Halloween," "All Day," "My Possession" and more!
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Over The Shoulder
2. My Possession
3. We Believe
4. No Devotion
5. Isle Of Man
6. Where You At Now?
7. All Day
8. Every Day Is Halloween
9. Just Like You$25.99 $10.27 Save $15.72 (60%)Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SCI-519xString Cheese Incident
Trick Or Treat (Awaiting Repress)The String Cheese Incident's new live release, Trick Or Treat was culled from a variety of epic SCI Hulaween shows. From Atlanta's Variety Playhouse (1998), Philadelphia's Electric Factory (1999), Portland Maine's State Theatre (2000), New York City, NY (2001), Shrine Auditorium (2002) in Los Angeles' Sin City's Cox Pavillion (2003) and the Exhibition Center at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI (2004), Trick or Treat journeys through the years to re-visit some of the band's most classic performances from Halloween's past.
This 'Best Of' set offers seven of SCI's famous Halloween cover sets including performances of cover songs by such artists as the Beatles, KC & The Sunshine Band, Phish, Nelly and many others.1. Land's End
2. Walking On The Moon
3. The Wedge
4. Get Down Tonight
5. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
6. Hot In Herrep
7. Round The Wheel$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Lost Themes RemixedJohn Carpenter has inspired countless musicians since his earliest minimal, synth-based film scores. The themes to his features like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and Escape from New York have remained instantly recognizable since he penned them nearly four decades ago. In February 2015, Sacred Bones released his first solo record of non-soundtrack music, Lost Themes, to overwhelming critical success. The Horror Master proved that not only could he perfectly score his own films - he could also score the movies in your mind. Eight pivotal contemporary electronic artists were moved to reshape the original songs on Lost Themes in tribute to one the genre's great pioneers. Several of the remixes were released as part of the digital deluxe edition of the album, but Lost Themes Remixed marks the first time any of the tracks have been on vinyl.1. Purgatory (Prurient Remix)
2. Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)
3. Wraith (ohGr Remix)
4. Vortex (Silent Servant Remix)
5. Vortex (Uniform Remix)
6. Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)
7. Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)
8. Fallen (Bill Kouligas Remix)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition 7-Inch Vinyl EP
Metallic Silver Jacket
Blind Assortment Variant B-Sides
The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the Horror Xmas EP! Side one unwraps a fiendish cover of the Dr. Seuss classic, You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. True to the original, yet fueled by the band's signature sound, Jerry Only's ominously melodic baritone lead vocals, and guest backing vox by John Cafiero ( Osaka Popstar), the 'fits slap devilocks on every Who down in Whoville...
An infectious all-new original Misfits Xmas themed song (written by founding member Jerry Only) entitled Island of Misfit Toys debuts, and the band's long anticipated rendition of Blue Christmas surfaces in a full studio version that would even make the King himself snarl with holiday cheer. The Misfits serve up a nightmare before Xmas destined to become an annual tradition.1. You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch
2. Island Of Misfit Toys -or- Blue Christmas (Variants Shipped At Random)$9.997 Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-YEP-4710xLos Straitjackets, The Fleshtones, S.C.O.T.S.
Mondo Zombie BoogalooOn October 1, Yep Roc Records is proud to share with the world the Mondo Zombie Boogaloo, an album and tour celebrating Halloween, the most sinister day of all. The album is a collection of new music from The Fleshtones, Los Straitjackets and Southern Culture On The Skids and promises to put any listener in a spooky mood.1. It's Monster Surfing Time - Los Straitjackets
2. Ghoulman Confidential - The Fleshtones
3. Goo Goo Muck - Southern Culture on the Skids
4. Que Monstruos Son - Los Straitjakets featuring The Fleshtones & Southern Culture on the Skids
5. Haunted Hipster - The FLeshtones
6. The Lonliest Ghost In Town - Southern Culture on the Skids
7. Theme From Young Frankenstein - Los Straitjackets
8. (Sock It To Me Baby) In The House Of Shock - The Fleshtones
9. Theme From Halloween - Los Straitjackets
10. Tingler Blues - Southern Culture on the Skids
11. Ghoul On A Hill - Los Straitjackets
12. La Marcha De Los Cabarones - Southern Culture on the Skids
13. Ghostbusters - Los Straitjackets
14. Dracula A GoGo - The Fleshtones
15. Demon Death - Southern Culture on the Skids$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-KRE-5418xThe Pine Hill Haints
The Magik Sounds of The Pine Hill HaintsThe Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints ventures
softly into the cool, dark whisper of the haunted south. Short,
tight spun rhymes about silver quarters and vampires come
from a late evening session in a small pink house in south
Alabama, located next to an old Native American mound of
shells and bones, recorded at low volume with red eyes and
open windows. This is the 4th Halloween dance party long
player the Haints have cut for K.
Mrs Pac-Man sets the theme...although this record is
quicker and faster, Buddy Holly pop driven than most other
Haint efforts, the opening track places your mind in the
smokey state needed to feel the Magik Sound vibe. The sad
Queen of all truck stops and late night greasy spoons, the
lovely Angel Mrs Pac-man hold her charm over the listener
and keeps every loner in tune with midnight feeling.
I used to work a lot of third shift jobs, serving crummy food to
sweethearts, the day finished, done, another one in the
books, and the great burden of living in a modern nightmare
almost, almost felt like it had been lifted...the sweet early
a.m. twilight hours, where all humans are brothers again, all
hatreds and vices and ill wills are temporarily forgiven, folks
smile and tell a little joke or two, and the haunted Mrs Pac-man winks eternal in the background...1. Ms. Pac-Man
3. Rattle Them Bones
4.VillianVs. The Kid
5. Shattered Waltz
7. Can I Have Your Board When You Are Dead?
8. Total Zero
9. Coffin Black
10. Dead Ringer
11. Lady Bug
12. Scarlett Fever
13. What Am I Gonna Do But Wait Right Here
14. 7 on a Pair of Dice$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
It's All AquaticFirst release from the new Chigliak label curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. LP comes with a download of unreleased recordings of the Ev Sessions recorded by Minneapolis studio great Ev Olcott.
It's a difficult task to write about Amateur Love. The band was the singular catalyst in founding Chigliak. What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminate with this record label. Our goal is to release records that hold weight in people's hearts. For us, it's notable to point out that one person's favorite record of all time may have only existed in bedrooms that were within 100 miles of each other.
There seems to be a premium on popularity in popular music. When an artist sells records to people all over the world, their music is then validated by a larger social contract. But Amateur Love is the most popular band Eau Claire has ever known, and for good reason. It is not in our estimation that the re-issuing of It's All Aquatic will project the band into that great popularity. No, we just hope to give the music a further chance to live on, for those who adored and those who never had the chance.
Josh Scott was the ambassador of my heart for many years. While both songwriters in Eau Claire, we were close friends and admired each other's music. It was obvious to both of us, however, who the better writer was. Josh was writing songs that were both more mature and masterful than mine. His songs came from a perspective as snarly as Paul Westerberg, as enchanting as Neil Young, yet he wielded power as beguiling and unique as any songwriter I've ever heard. Nestling himself around Brad and Phil Cook (Megafaun) and Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier, Laarks and Shouting Matches), who stretched themselves outside their own comfort zones into those of un-tapped electronic pop, Amateur Love became one of the most enigmatic and electrifying bands I have ever known. With local-legend Jaime Hansen engineering, the band was caught at the rise to their peak of musical power on It's All Aquatic in 2003.
What you have here is Amateur Love's one and only full-length, initially only released on CD, now reissued as a 12" vinyl LP. Included is a special download of unreleased recordings that I have come to know as the Ev Sessions; recorded by Ev Olcott, the great master of Minneapolis studio magic and former member of 12Rods and Halloween, Alaska. Ev produced these sessions after the release of It's All Aquatic sometime in 2004. These sessions are considered 'un-finished' by the band but stand as a fantastic 'what could have been' document. Amateur Love gets to always live on, through the grooves on our turntables now. Enjoy. We all did. - Justin Vernon1. Huddle
2. Con/A Sewer/Cat
3. (Absolut Fiction)
4. Sell Me Your Army
7. Ether Egg Hunt
8. I Need You Now
9. Say You're Mine$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Condolences (Gray w/Black Splatter)Pressed On Gray Vinyl With Black Splatter
A grimly glamorous ghoul who first slithered from the cobwebbed shadows of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early 90s, WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly established himself as the world's premier purveyor of balls-out horror punk insanity. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, he has been one of rock's most prolific protagonists, spreading his credo of grave-robbing rock 'n' roll and Hallowe'en debauchery around the globe and unleashing a seemingly endless stream of blood-spattered albums and EPs.
"All my favorite stuff, like KISS and ALICE COOPER and TWISTED SISTER, those guys set the bar pretty high," he states. "I always wanted to do something in the worlds of those bands. That's the blueprint. It had to be as outrageous and crazy as that and I wanted to be on someone's wall one day and have their parents say 'Oh my god, what is that?' The formula's still there from when I started doing it as a kid and started wanting to be in a band. It's just GI Joe and Dracula!"
After several years of sharpening his creative teeth, WEDNESDAY 13 emerged from the fetid crypt of obscurity with his band FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13, those masters of snotty schlock rock that released an astonishing five studio albums and six EPs between 1996 and 2002. Always the leader of the revolting pack, WEDNESDAY 13 then became a bona fide international rock star as frontman for the MURDERDOLLS, his collaboration with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. The band took the world by storm, with Europe and the UK, in particular, succumbing to the feral charms of 2002 debut album, »Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls«; a raucous eruption of big tunes and bad attitude that noisily redefined the horror punk genre. After MURDERDOLLS went on an extended hiatus in 2004, WEDNESDAY 13 embarked on a widely lauded solo career that again provided him with an outlet for his relentless outpouring of fiendish musical and lyrical ideas. Albums like »Transylvania 90210« (released by Roadrunner in 2005), »Fang Bang« and »Skeletons« all cemented our pallid hero's reputation as the bastard son of ALICE COOPER and THE MISFITS, while his outlaw country project, BOURBON CROW and one-off glam metal vehicle, GUNFIRE 76 proved that he had sufficient versatility to survive outside the graveyard and abattoir.
MURDERDOLLS reconvened in 2010 for the vicious »Women And Children Last« album and another successful world tour before disappearing once more into the freezing midnight fog, leaving WEDNESDAY to revive his solo career with a few thousand volts of wicked electricity yet more highly praised albums and tours including 2014's scintillating acoustic opus »Undead Unplugged« and the following year's thunderous »Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague«. However, absolutely nothing that WEDNESDAY has created in the past has even touched upon the horrifying potency and allure of his brand new studio album, »Condolences«.
Frustrated with the arduous process of releasing his own music, our favorite black-hearted freak has thrown himself and his music into a whirling maelstrom of reinvention. The result is not just the heaviest and most authentically disturbing record of the great man's career but also a huge creative leap forward, neatly encapsulated by the new album's simple and direct title.
"It's more of a serious WEDNESDAY 13 record, I guess," he says. "The campiness has gone and it's taken a darker vibe. It's definitely not in the camp, sleazy world anymore. The band is visually stronger and that's taken things to a new level. Normally my album titles are parodies of something, like »Women And Children Last«, that's a VAN HALEN album title gone wrong! (laughs) So I wanted to make sure that this record came across as a brand new version of WEDNESDAY 13."
In musical terms, »Condolences« showcases WEDNESDAY's growing obsession with the world of heavy metal and its endless possibilities for exploring tales of horror and violence. Produced by renowned studio guru Zeuss, new songs like anthemic first single 'What The Night Brings' and the pile-driving 'Blood Sick' still exhibit a dash of B-movie weirdness and are full of WEDNESDAY's trademark twisted lyrics, but where previous albums were rooted in the worlds of punk rock and glam metal, »Condolences« is a full-on modern metal record with gigantic balls and the attitude to match. From the glowering menace of 'Good Riddance' to the grandiose hellishness of the album's 7-minute title track, it's living, breathing, murdering proof that the WEDNESDAY 13 of 2017 means business. And business is mean.
"The punk rock vibe has left the building and it's become a full-on metal vibe," WEDNESDAY agrees. "I've been the horror-punk guy for years, but this is horror metal. It's just evolution. Over the last ten years, I've become a metalhead for the most part. That second MURDERDOLLS record just amped the whole thing up, and the guys in the band have influenced me with so much other stuff. It's not just me with my SEX PISTOLS, ALICE COOPER and RAMONES records anymore! (laughs) Now I've got my band incorporating everything from death metal to rock'n'roll. It's all across the boards. There are no rules. We can do whatever we want, whatever fits."
Manifestly the strongest, heaviest and most individual album of his lengthy career, »Condolences« promises to push WEDNESDAY 13 into heavy music's upper echelons once again. With determined plans to tour relentlessly in support of the new record, the future is looking dark, dangerous, exhilarating and wildly, unapologetically theatrical.
"It's non-stop touring once the record comes out," WEDNESDAY concludes. "We just did our first video for 'What The Night Brings' and the visuals are really cool. I've incorporated a lot of stuff I've been doing live, like this devil character I've been transforming into at shows, and that got worked in. We're taking the music, the imagery and the entire stage show up a level. It's gonna be a full-on theatrical stage production, so I'll be busy as fuck on stage! I've been doing this shit for so many years, I started thinking 'How can I make this fun again?' (laughs)"1. Last Rites
2. What The Night Brings
4. Blood Sick
5. Good Riddance
6. You Breathe, I Kill
7. Omen Amen
8. Cruel To You
9. Eulogy XIII
10. Prey For Me
11. Lonesome Road To Hell
13. Death Infinity$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Original Singles Collection (Out of Stock)These Singles Have Been Out Of Print For At Least 20 Years
AT LAST!!! Manifesto is releasing the first-ever box set of the original 7" vinyl singles by DEAD KENNEDYS, originally released from 1979 to 1982. These singles have been out-of-print for at least 20 years, but now Manifesto is bringing them back! All seven singles are in the original sleeves, but this time in heavy jackets! Also includes new 12-page liner notes and interviews with the band, in a 7" x 7" booklet, and the recordings have been re-mastered from the original tapes!
New on Manifesto, this is the first and only box set of all seven Dead Kennedys 7' vinyl singles, remastered, in original jackets, with new liner notes in an oversize 12page booklet.
Singles are "California Über Alles", "Holiday in Cambodia", "Kill the Poor", "Too Drunk to Fuck", "Nazi Punks Fuck Off", "Bleed for Me", and "Halloween", originally released 1979 to 1982.California Über Alles
Holiday in Cambodia
Kill the Poor
Too Drunk to Fuck
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
Bleed for Me
Halloween$49.997 Vinyl Single Box Set - 7 Singles Sealed Temporarily out of stock