Halloween

[Track Premiere] Runescarred's Homage to Iron Maiden's "Moonchild" Rocks Your Halloween!

 

I’ve been a huge fan of Iron Maiden for years. If I had to choose a legendary rock band that exemplified what Halloween is all about, I would choose them without thinking, and that’s why I was stoked to find out that Texas prog metaliers Runescarred had done a cover of one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs, Moonchild, and are releasing it today.

I was not disappointed! This band is ripping up Halloween with this blistering cover of Moonchild.   Frontman Ven Scott tackles that iconic Bruce Dickinson style, with plenty of Runescarred’s own wicked flavor thrown in.

Says the band:"Maiden fans, raise the irons to the sky! Runescarred's version of "Moonchild" will have the mandrake screaming to #GetScarred and you along with it!"

About Runescarred

Rising out of the ashes of Austin, Texas legends Dead Earth Politics and joining forces with the drummer of regional heroes Southern Front, Runescarred are making a mark on their regional scene and beyond.  The dynamic voice of frontman Ven Scott guides the band from titanic highs to stunning lows and sees the group fusing the musical stylings of everyone from Lamb Of God to Iron Maiden into their thrilling live show. Their debut EP We Are showed the band delivering a veritable tour de force, exploring every aspect of their sound and proving definitively that they are one of the most potent bands on the scene right now.  Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.

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New Releases Set a Spooky Mood for Halloween Night

Halloween and music are deeply intertwined, from horror movie soundtracks, to ghostly dark ambient vibes. Here are a few choice releases that can get your blood pumping, WHILE YOU STILL HAVE BLOOD!

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VHS GLITCH - “They Made Me an Animal

This synthwave concept piece is full of creepy fun, referencing all the great 80s horror film soundtracks, and supercharging them with aggressive beats. It’s got the scare vibes and chase scenes all strung together, with enough masks, knives, and buckets of blood to make you scream!

This is John Carpenter on a futuristic motorcycle, riding down a desolate highway at night, being chased by a massive, stop-motion animated winged beast.

https://vhsglitch.bandcamp.com/album/they-made-me-an-animal

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NEO LA - “Grave Wave Volume II”

(Neo LA)

Another entry in the great category of synthwave + Halloween is Grave Wave Volume II, a formidable follow-up to last year’s chilling Volume 1. This compilation pulls together a wide variety of artists who all have the same goal, to scare you to death, but in a stylish, retro way - with plenty of great synth patterns, thumping rhythms, and a smattering of fun horror samples & sounds. Hang your spiderwebs and carve the pumpkin, it’s time for the gouls to come out and play.

https://neo-la.bandcamp.com/album/grave-wave-vol-2

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FACEXHUGGER - “Sci-Fi Violence”

Although not strictly a Halloween themed release, this jammer by FaceXHugger is the real deal. Plenty of retro sci-fi horror sounds await in this fantastic release. Be frightened by the speed and ferocity of Day Walkers, or the creepy credit sequence formality of Ethos of Betrayal. And let’s not forget to mention this amazing cover art, which I would file, like this album, under ‘best of.’

https://facexhugger.bandcamp.com/album/sci-fi-violence

 

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FICTIONAL GIRLFRIEND - “The Hatred”

(Power_Lunch Corporation)

Dark vaporwave artist Fictional Girlfriend is at it again with another shadowy journey through a hell dimension. This release features a spooky concoction of disintegrated samples and pulsating rhythms that’ll have you looking around every corner for a jump scare.

https://powerlunch.bandcamp.com/album/the-hatred

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FAE & SEFFI - “Origin of Conflict”

(Girly Girl Musik)

This nightmarish descent into darkened regions of purgatory has got all the shadowy ambient overture and twisted synth madness you could hope for. It’s a new dead day dawning on a bleak landscape of horror and despair. Don’t miss it!

https://girlygirlmusik.bandcamp.com/album/origin-of-conflict

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