Photo by Brooklynvegan.com
Hooded horror-rock hellraisers Ghoul have been picking up a serious following lately, especially since joining up with GWAR for their "Return of the World Maggot" tour this fall. Their fourth studio album Transmission Zero (which is set to arrive next month) scored major points with NPR's music staff – who not only premiered one of their new tracks, but worked with the band to assemble a clip-filled "Halloween mixtape from hell" called It Came From Creepsylvania: Ghoul's Haunted House Soundtrack. Hit the jump to find out more about the band and hear a bloody cut from their new record!
Hailing from "Creepsylvania" (which we suspect is somewhere in California), the team of Digestor (guitar & vocals), Dissector (guitar), Cremator (bass & vocals), Fermentor (drums & vocals) and Mr. Fang (credited for "Coffins and Curios") have combined massive, chunky death metal anthems with surf-rock riffs to create Transmission Zero, which NPR music critic Lars Gotrich described as "the most fun I've had listening to a metal record all year." Along with the Halloween mix, which includes everything from Depeche Mode to Dead Kennedys to avant-garde composer Igor Wakhevitch, the band also introduced a new single "Death in the Swamp." You can listen to the whole collection at NPR.org by hitting this link.
Brooklynvegan has also unleashed a multitude of Ghoul tracks online – including the title track to Transmission Zero, which you can also listen to right here:
Transmission Zero is scheduled for release on November 8th from indie metal/punk label Tankcrimes. Here's the complete tracklist:
"The Lunatic Hour"
"Off With Their Heads"
"Death in the Swamp"
"The Mark of Voodoo"
"Morning of the Mezmetron"
"Tooth and Claw"
"Metallicus Ex Mortis"
More on that soon... but first, you've gotta see these brutal dudes in action. Here's a clip of the band performing in Norfolk, VA.