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Ulver announce surprise new horror film-inspired album

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Dark prog rockers Ulver have announced a surprise horror film-inspired album, Scary Muzak which they will release through House Of Mythology on Sunday October 31. Halloween.

The new album is largely inspired by the band's love of horror film director and musician John Carpenter, and came abut after Ulver performed a reimagined version of the iconic score to Carpenter's Halloween along with a screening of the film at the newly restored 1920s cinema at Frogner in Oslo last year.

An Uklver quartet of quartet of Ole Alexander Halstensgård (electronics), Kristoffer Rygg (percussion), Tore Ylwizaker (synthesizer) and Stian Westerhus (guitar) then entered their own studio to record the music, which features covers of five Carpenter movie themes and seven horror-inspired originals.

Scary Muzak has been mixed by French synthwave artist and fellow horror aficionado Carpenter Brut and mastered by Thibault Chaumont (Deviant Lab).

The album will be available on vinyl and for the UK online store only, cassette.

Get Scary Muzak (on Halloween).

Ulver

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Ulver: Scary Muzak
1. Aleen Howl
2. Ateliers Hume
3. Genet Nightingale
4. Addi Feld Hon
5. Alchemist Salk
6. Boo Sackcloth
7. Evil Longbows
8. Club Fuego
9. Achilles Milk
10. ECM Panorama
11. Redrum Al Brut
12. RIP Brouhaha

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.