Theme From "Friday the 13th Part III"

I'm beyond excited for Waxwork Records' latest release: the complete, double LP soundtrack to Friday the 13th Part III, composed by Henry Manfredini. It is by far the greatest soundtrack of the F13 franchise, and with new cover art by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, an optional 3D lenticular cover and "3D colored" or "Blood Splattered Hockey Mask" colored vinyl options, a mandatory release for your collection.

And did I mention that this has the infamous "disco theme song"!?!

"They Live" Donald Trump Limited Edition Halloween Mask

This is going to be huge. It is going to be really great. This is going to make Halloween great again...

That hair. A hilarious, limited edition Donald Trump "They Live" mask, available from Trick or Treat Studios. Obey. Consume. Buy.


"The Witch" Soundtrack by Mark Korven

The soundtrack to the new, critically-acclaimed horror film The Witch was released yesterday, and Blumhouse has a great interview with composer Mark Korven. They also preview 2 of the tracks and I'm really impressed by what I hear. A nice change of pace from some of the retro-synth sounds that are currently dominating the genre, as these two tracks are much more dark, sinister and discordant. This is definitely a film that I'm heading to the theater to check out asap...

Ghost Wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance

Congratulations to Ghost on their 2016 Grammy win for Best Metal Performance. Of course, it was not shown on last night's broadcast because I guess they couldn't afford to take any screen time away from Miss Taylor Swift.

Watch the looks on the faces of all the stiffs in the crowd as they walk down to accept their award...Why has the Metal category been relegated to a pre-show afterthought for this dog-and-pony show??

Northaunt - "If Only My Heart Were Stone"

He lay listening to the water drip in the woods. Bedrock, this. The cold and the silence. The ashes of the late world carried on the bleak and temporal winds to and fro in the void. Carried forth and scattered and carried forth again. Everything uncoupled from its shoring. Unsupported in the ashen air. Sustained by a breath, trembling and brief. If only my heart were stone.

- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Track 1 from "The Borrowed World," a collaborative album by Northaunt and Svartsinn with music inspired by Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road.


Only 267 days until Halloween...

Haunters Hangout Season 4 Starts Tonight!

It's time for the new season of Haunters Hangout! Get to your computer/phone/tablet/tv/other internets viewing machine at 9 tonight and hang out and chat live with featured haunters and friends on the Haunters Hangout YouTube channel. Season 4 looks like it is going to be a wild time! Every Thursday night. See you there!

Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri - "Onyx"

From Cryo Chamber:

From the Apocryphos, Kammarheit, Atrium Carceri collaboration album Onyx:

3 veteran producers in the genre, Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri, collaborate on this behemoth of an album. Each utilizing each others strengths to bring forth a dark and emotional ride through distant memories.

Onyx is a soundscape journey related to the reflection of dispirited memories and obscure sorrows felt by mankind. With the multitude of techniques used by each artist, it also reflects the rich history of the dark ambient genre and how it has progressed through the decades.

The signature analogue darkness of gargantuan caves of Kammarheit is combined with the sacral and emotional layering of Apocryphos and the rhythmical bass throbbing and isolated pianos of Atrium Carceri.

This album was created by cross linking 3 studios in Oregon (US), Pennsylvania (US) and UmeƄ (Sweden). It took over 3800 lines of studio notes to finalize the album.

John Carpenter's Lost Themes II

Pumpkinrot beat me to the punch on this one, but I still wanted to throw it out there. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the announcement of John Carpenter's Lost Themes II, the follow up to last year's incredible debut release of non-soundtrack musical scores.

Lost Themes II once again brings together the talents of Carpenter, his son Cody and his godson Daniel Davies, and is now available for pre-order at Sacred Bones Records. I can't wait to see what vinyl options will be available for this release (I wrote about the beautiful vinyl release of Lost Themes here).

As an added bonus, Carpenter has announced a U.S. tour later in the year to support Lost Themes II. Please Mr. Carpenter, please find a way to play Cleveland...