As long as there have been creepy and spooky stories, there has been the music accompanying it. From the days of folklore, to the modern horror or thriller movie, eerie music has always been closely connected to it. In fact, there are elements in the music industry that have since based their entire careers or images upon the scary tales, whether they’ve recorded for soundtracks or not.
This week, the podcast Social Blend has another of our Craniumelody music specials, this time looking at the theme of Halloween music. We made a selection of tunes that fit perfectly in the realm of disturbing, dark, and sinister story-telling.
For the Halloween Music edition, we have tracks from Godsmack, Kalmah, Misfits, Murderdolls, Public Image Ltd, Still Corners, and White Zombie. For the horror movie fan, one of the intro clips features a spooky backwards-masked segment from a famous horror movie – see if you can guess what film it is, because after the show, the full track is played revealing the answer!
We also close the show with a nice little crossroads tune… some of you may recall Rob Zombie opened his version of Halloween with the song “God of Thunder” originally by KISS. In relation (and tribute) to this, we close the show with White Zombie’s very early version of the song; a fitting conclusion to a show of music that will give you that unnerving feeling that someone is watching you…
Or maybe it’s those spiders crawling on the skin of your back…?
Click here to listen to the new Social Blend, and Happy Halloween to all!