Rock At Night Says: Put those archaic Halloween hits like “Monster Mash” and “Love Potion No. 9” in the dungeon where they belong. Get into the Halloween party mood with these danceable ditties. So break out the fog machine and blacklights.
The fourth installment in a series of Halloween releases – featuring hook-filled ghoulish pop bops to shake and wake the dead and undead, alike – ‘Scream Warriors’ is just the latest project from the Halloween obsessed hitmaker collective LVCRFT, whose mantra “spooky never sleeps” showcases the power of spooky to lift the spirits all year long. LVCRFT first made waves in 2019, when their single “Skeleton Sam” became a cult hit, leading GQ to call their 2019 debut ‘This Is Halloween Volume 1,’ “a clear ancestor of iconic Halloween hits like ‘The Monster Mash’ & ‘Thriller!’”
Spooky hitmaker collective LVCRFT teams up with the legendary horror composer Christopher Young on ‘Scream Warriors,’ “The Most Terrifying Album Ever Made,” out 9/30
31 Nights of Halloween programming for three years in a row (listen to this year’s theme, a cover of Andrew Gold’s “It Must Be Halloween”). 2021’s album ‘The Return’ spawned a national campaign around the filming of the first official LVCRFT music video in a Spirit Halloween store and also led to LVCRFT’s very own Halloween-themed radio show on SiriusXM’s Volume, with Lyndsey Parker and AFI’s Davey Havok.Since then, LVCRFT has become a dominant force in the spooky community, adored by legions of Halloween obsessed fans and music lovers, and a highly coveted songwriting commodity for film, TV, immersive events, and more. The excitement around the project has yielded partnerships with Netflix – most notably for their Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3 and Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween – and Freeform, as LVCRFT was asked to craft the theme-song for the network’s popular
The members of LVCRFT have become fixtures at Halloween conventions around the country and beloved members of the spooky sub-culture, appearing live in-person and providing music for the events. In addition to ‘Scream Warriors,’ 2022 has found LVCRFT partnering with Saint from the Boulet Brothers Dragula, who starred in their “Half-O-Ween” and hosted an insane “Midsummer Scream” costume contest in July. Their recent single “Pumpkin Spice Everything” pays tribute to the annual Halloween season obsession, and the group just announced that their song “Skeleton Sam” will be featured in Disney’s upcoming Hocus Pocus 2 film. They’re even creating a scream library of spooky sound effects “of the community, for the community” to be used in immersive spaces, films, and wherever else spooky sounds are needed. The members of LVCRFT are all LA natives who met over the years at various Halloween events – Hollywood horror nights, haunted houses, and other spooky events – and who bonded over their individual careers as hit songwriters. After hearing the same songs played at these events countless times, they thought, “We grew up listening to all of these old [Halloween] songs that we loved, but they’re old songs. Why haven’t there been new ones?” They arranged a studio, decked it out in Halloween gear, and wrote their 2019 debut within a week.
‘Scream Warriors’ by LVCRFT and Christopher Young 1. Tsunami (Overture) 2. Killer 3. Asylum 4. Dead Inside 5. Sickness 6. Kill Room 7. Foghorn 8. Skinwalker 9. Gina’s Casket 10. COS SLAY 11. Goth Circus 12. Abbadon’s Cimbalom 13. Screamin My Name 14. Underworld 15. Animatronic featuring MILKBLOOD
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