Witchfinder General

TRACK #34:

Witchfinder General by Witchfinder General

Sometimes bands name songs after horror movies.

Some bands even name whole albums after horror movies.

And sometimes they go full-bore and just name the whole goddamn band after a horror movie.

Such is the case with British doom-smith’s Witchfinder General.

What’s more, they even have a band anthem. That’s a triple threat.

Led in and peppered with samples from the band’s 1968 namesake starring Vincent Price.

If you’ve never heard of the film, perhaps you’re familiar with The Conqueror Worm (which has this bad new poster right here) as it was billed in America. Huhwhaa?

The unnecessary title change was in an effort to sell the movie as another in the line of Corman/Price/Poe hits, which it most certainly was not.

It is however an interesting (albeit a little slow) abuse of power tale with a pretty creepy and understated performance from Price and lots of great shots of the English countryside.

If you’re down with movies like Mark of the Devil, The Blood on Satan’s Claw (considered by Tigon to be it’s successor) or even The Devils, then Witchfinder General might just have exactly what you’re looking for.



TRACK #33:

Frankenhooker by The 69 Eyes

If Peter Steele blasted a couple rails, and the rest of Type-O inverted the gloom to tempo ratio, the resulting sound might be akin to Finnish Goth-N-Rollers The 69 Eyes.

From their Angels album comes this patented Shindigger, which makes its home on the playlist because I’m just a huge fan of Frankenhooker.

Though referentially speaking, I felt the song was somewhat lacking,  so I kicked up the Frankenhookerness quotient with tons of samples. Enjoy!

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