Programming Note: Halloween is a metalhead’s favorite holiday, so tonight’s episode of Inverted Umlaut will be all sorts of disgustingly gory and spine-crawlingly spooky metal, noise, horror movie soundtracks and other such audio terrors. Due to technical guffaws in the studio, there won’t be a podcast, so listen live at Radio CPR from 9-11 p.m. ET.
But if you are looking for a haunted house soundtrack, I made a mixtape last year that you can download.
DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE (256kbps MP3)
I can’t handle scary movies, but I adore music that reaches the horrifying sublime. Bummed that this past week’s more or less Halloween-themed radio show couldn’t be recorded, here’s a Halloween mixtape I put together last night. In between disemboweled metal and blackened noise, I’ve woven in some of my favorite horror movie soundtrack themes.
MAYHEM “Dark Night of the Soul,” Chimera
S.S. BOUNTYHUNTER “Thick, Thick, Ribcage,” S.S. Bountyhunter
GOBLIN “Sighs,” Suspiria Original Soundtrack
BASTARD PRIEST “Graveyard Sacrifice,” Under the Hammer of Destruction
PAINKILLER “Hostage,” Collected Works
TANTRUM OF THE MUSE “You Smell Better When You Are Dead,” The Heart is a Two-Headed Sperm
ENCOFFINATION “Beyond the Grace of Flesh I Go,” Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh
CHRISTOPHER KOMEDA “Shaga Leaving”
GNAW THEIR TONGUES “La Mort dan Toute son Ineffable Grandeur,” L’arrive de la Terne Morte Troimphante
ENNIO MORRICONE “House of Witches,” Drammi Gotici Original Soundtrack
WRNLRD “Mephitic Celebrator,” They Don’t Know Unless You Tell Them
TEITANBLOOD “Domains of Darkness and Ancient Evil,” Seven Chalices
LALO SCHIFRIN “Scorpio’s Theme,” Dirty Harry Original Soundtrack
SCOTT WALKER “Jolson and Jones,” The Drift