Tag Archive: Music

Mar 18 2014

Music to Haunt By: Legion of Shadows

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Nox Arcana Official Site Legion of Shadows, Monolith Graphics 2013 As you may recall from my last Nox Arcana review, I had to pass on reviewing the band’s 10th anniversary album due to a scheduling issue. Thankfully said issue has been since resolved and I can finally cover this musical tribute to Nox Arcana’s fanbase. …

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Feb 25 2014

The Casket Girls, “Sleepwalking”

Since it’s Women in Horror Recognition Month, I finally have a way to introduce the subject of today’s article. Seriously, I had no idea how to properly start this article (despite having the rest of it finished). It’s probably because it’s so hard for me to pinpoint just why I love the song “Sleepwalking.” From …

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Dec 04 2013

13 Days: 20 Years

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20 Years Ago:   The above is a still taken from the end of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “Village of the Giants,” broadcast on January 4th, 1994. That was the episode with ‘The Greatest Frank’ or ‘Frank About Frank.‘ Around the time of his passing, the classic rock station in that Northeast corner of New …

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Oct 31 2013

Halloween with Frankie Stein and his Ghouls

Much has been written about Frankie Stein and his Ghouls, so I’ll keep things short and sweet. The name “Frankie Stein and his Ghouls” was used on four music albums released in the 60′s by Power Records (a sublabel of Peter Pan Records, who are actually still around) featuring work by uncredited musicians. But their …

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Oct 30 2013

Music to Haunt By: Jerry Vayne

Jerry Vayne Official Site Virus 308, Vayne1 Music 2013 Although there are other artists out there that combine spooky soundtracks with rock music, Jerry Vayne is the only one I know of that actually has some rock credentials. In addition to his work as a solo artist, he’s played with groups like Den of Thieves, …

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Oct 29 2013

Music to Haunt By: Dark Ride

Prelude to a Nightmare Official Site Dark Ride, Prelude to a Nightmare Records 2012 The popularity of the circus theme in haunted attractions always amazes me. I mean, I can understand wanting to take advantage of coulrophobia and killer klowns from outer space is an awesome movie, but what gets me is that I keep …

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Oct 28 2013

Music to Haunt By: Transylvania

Nox Arcana Official Site Transylvania, Monolith Graphics 2005 Nox Arcana was one of groups that inspired me to do the “Music to Haunt By” series and have been a constant presence ever since then. Given how 2013 is their 10th anniversary, it would make sense for me to review their newest release that’s inspired by …

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Oct 26 2013

Music to Haunt By: Monsters of Legend

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Monsters of Legend, Linfaldia Records 2013 It’s been far too long since I’ve reviewed something by the Midnight Syndicate. Thankfully, my decision to rectify this came when they announced the release of their new album: Monsters of Legend. Although the cover features the titular character from Werewolf of London and Frankenstein’s …

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Oct 24 2013

Music to Haunt By: Attrition

Attrition Official Site This Death House, Two Gods Records 2012 (Original release date: 1982) Most of the artists I discuss for “Music to Haunt By” are known primarily for making music specifically intended for use during the Halloween season, but this article is an interesting change of pace. Renowned around the music world for their …

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Sep 19 2013

Music to Haunt By: The Horrorville Haunt

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Hollywood Haunts Official Site The Horrorville Haunt, Introsound 2013 In the years since I reviewed Monster Movie Haunts! in the first “Music to Haunt By” series, Hollywood Haunts (aka Introsound) seems to have focused more on creating albums intended for use at parties rather than spooky ambiance CDs. But don’t think that’s a complaint against …

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Jun 30 2013

Super Moon

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Sigh…it’s late and the article I’m working on is just not coming out the way it should. Maybe I should just put it aside and bust out some “Super Moon” pictures. Not of the most recent one that was apparently the largest and closest one this year, but the one that was hyped before that. …

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Jun 29 2013

Stellar Corpses, RESPECT THE DEAD

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Stellar Corpses Official Site Respect The Dead, HairBall8 Records 2007 Taking their name from the astronomical term for dead stars, Stellar Corpses first appeared on the Santa Cruz music scene in 2005. Drawing from a wide range of musical inspirations including (but not limited to) Black Flag, Social Distortion, Black Sabbath, The Misfits, Sepultura and …

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Jun 14 2013

Music to Game By III

With Free RPG Day just around the corner, I have decided to once again delve into the world of gaming music. More specifically, I’m going to look at how the albums I reviewed for the 2012 version of my annual “Music to Haunt By” series can be used with role-playing games. As was the case …

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Jun 07 2013

6′+ Episode 62 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “I rolled my stats and came up with all 6s. It’s a RPG music episode of 6′+, celebrating the upcoming FREE RPG DAY. Our party consists of pair of warriors (All This And Gore), a wizard (Home Haunting: Jersey Devil Style) and one jester (The Monstermatt …

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May 29 2013

The Mission Creeps, MIDNIGHT BLOOD

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The Mission Creeps Official Site Midnight Blood, Refractory Records 2013 For fans of the Mission Creeps, the release of Midnight Blood has been greatly anticipated. Considering how it was initially teased with the inclusion of this album’s title track as a special bonus with some editions of their album Halloween, it’s been quite the wait. …

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May 15 2013

Free Zombie Music

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It’s Zombie Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than with free zombie music? That’s why I’ve gathered up 13 terror tracks inspired by (or relating to) the living dead for you to enjoy. Just click on the left link for the free download and click on the right for the artist’s official website: …

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