Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series “Spooktober Edition,” where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore tunes from the 60’s to today. Enjoy the trip!
Metal, punk and rock songs are Halloween-appropriate – both genres revel in not just horror and morbid subject matters, but also that Addams Family-ish enjoyment of outsider status and freaking out the normies. But when it comes to writing songs specifically about the day, very few bands have written incredibly memorable tracks. It’s hard to lock down that exact giddy, autumnal atmosphere that only Halloween provides, and pen a track that’s both as spooky and celebratory as the day itself.
But a handful of bands and artists have answered the call with flying colors. Whether with ambient soundtracks to trick-or-treating or raucous anthems to the Druidic celebration of Samhain, these songs pay worthy tribute to the holiest day of the year for all creeps, weirdos, and monsters.
Wednesday 13 – Halloween 13-13 (2012)
The Duke Of Spook writing a Halloween song is like Santa writing a Christmas carol, and thankfully the result is exactly what you’d expect it to be. Halloween 13 – 13 is a big, fun, hands-in-the-air holiday anthem, honoring ‘the dead on holiday’ with a finger-snapping rhythm and giant woah-full choruses. What the song lacks in the folk traditions of Samhain, it makes up for in complete dedication to the latex-covered cavity-inducing top-hatted spirit of the season. Sometimes, you’ve just got to put on a rubber mask and dance like you’ll be dead by dawn.
Spook & Destroy is the third extended play by American horror punk musician Wednesday 13. It was released on 9 October 2012.