UK-based record company Death Waltz has risen up from relative obscurity to worldwide acclaim – especially among horror soundtrack collectors – thanks to their amazing attention to detail in the releases of classic horror movie soundtracks on vinyl. Their quality pressings (often blood-red) and vintage-style artwork for soundtracks to The Fog, Escape from New York, Prince of Darkness, Zombie, House by the Cemetery and Maniac have endeared them to vinyl collectors, genre fans and soundtrack junkies alike (yours truly included), and their artistry recently landed them a feature on high-profile music site Pitchfork.
This month, Death Waltz is taking it to the next level with the first new recording from the recently-reunited Goblin – the Italian rockers best known for their soundtracks to Dario Argento's classic films Suspiria and Deep Red (among many others). As we reported earlier this Summer, Goblin is on a massive world tour this year – including their first tour of North America – and to mark the occasion they returned to the studio to record all new versions of four classic tracks: “Profondo Rosso” (Deep Red), “Roller” (from the 1976 album of the same name), “Suspiria” and “Tenebre.” Pressed in 180-gram red vinyl, the EP features spectacular new artwork by Graham Humpreys (shown above), and will be available September 27th from the Death Waltz website. It will also be sold at several of the band's tour venues.
Check out the trailer below! [Note: slightly NSFW due to a slight “wardrobe malfunction.”]
Another 9/27 release from Death Waltz that should have splatter fans salivating is this wicked retro-styled vinyl edition of Francesco De Masi's score for Lucio Fulci's New York Ripper, with exclusive cover art by Nick Percival, a four-page booklet and a poster.
Here's a sampler featuring the tracks "New York... One Night" and "Puertorico Club":