ISBN-10: 1948221179
ISBN-13: 9781948221177
Publisher: 1984 Publishing
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 11.02" L, 8.58" W, 1.10" H

Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl (Expanded Edition)

Foreword by: Mick Garris
Afterword by: Christopher Young


Price: $34.95


BRAND NEW & EXPANDED EDITION! Packed with dozens of additional horror titles and containing limited edition enhanced packaging (gilded foil page edges + ribbon marker).

Are you obsessed with John Carpenter’s iconic music for the Halloween series? Do you thrill to the unforgettable stabs of the Psycho score, or the pounding synths of Goblin’s soundtrack to Suspiria? Do you find yourself being pulled into the hair-raising modern scores for the likes of Get Out, Hereditary, and It Follows?

You’re not alone.

Blood on Black Wax is a defining horror soundtrack volume that spotlights iconic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Jaws, The Exorcist, Child’s Play, and George A. Romero’s “living dead” films, highlighting both the music and the amazing, often rare artwork that graces the record sleeves. It also tells the stories behind the soundtrack, from the mouths of the musicians who made them, including John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Christopher Young, Harry Manfredini, Charles Bernstein, Pino Donaggio, John Harrison, and more.

Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, both of Rue Morgue magazine, have curated Blood on Black Wax to reflect their own passion for the darkest slabs of soundtrack music. Their journey into the fascinating history of horror movie scores contains reviews, release details, and the wild stories about the making of both iconic classics and the strange outliers of the genre – everything from the orchestral sounds of Hammer and Universal horror, to the truly experimental albums for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Eraserhead, to the outlandish punk and metal songs of ’80s soundtrack albums like The Return of the Living Dead and Shocker.

Go back to your favorite horror films one more time, through the jaw-dropping, spine-tingling music that helped solidify their place in cinematic history!

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Holiday Gift Guide Mentions: Fangoria, Under the Radar, Ultimate Classic Rock.

Horror nut? Vinyl fiend? You've come to the right place. We're obsessed with Blood On Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks On Vinyl, a lovingly crafted book that catalogues some of the greatest horror soundtracks of all time. - NME

Blood On Black Wax takes a deep dive into the history of horror movie soundtracks and the cool AF artwork that cloaks them. - Alternative Press

What a fantastic book! This thick tome, in full glorious color, is beautiful. - Blumhouse's Shock Waves podcast

Blood on Black Wax is a passionate tribute to movie soundtracks and vinyl, giving a voice to the composers who deserve to be celebrated and amplified just as loudly as their memorable music. - Slash Film

For those who possess any love whatsoever for soundtracks from the dark side of cinema, it is difficult to fully relay how comprehensive and essential Blood on Black Wax truly is. - Decibel

A refreshing read and a fun addition to your coffee table. - Screen Anarchy

Horror buffs, meet music nerds. Blood on Black Wax is both accessible and fascinating - not just for the record nerd or the horror fan, but for anyone who watched Hereditary and found themselves thinking about the music afterwards. - The Outline

Screams aren't the only horror movie sounds which frighten us – nothing can amp up the fear as much as the right soundtrack. And nobody knows that better than Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, co-authors of Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl, which gives the backstories behind those terrifying tunes. - Shudder

A beautiful looking object that is also super insightful, engrossing, and a must for any self-respecting soundtrack fan." - Spencer Hickman / Mondo

For the first time, an entire book dedicated solely to the rarest and wildest soundtracks and scores from every corner of the horror pantheon. - Invisible Oranges

Blood on Black Wax is a horror music fan's dream book. - Vehlinggo

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ISBN-10: 1948221179
ISBN-13: 9781948221177
Publisher: 1984 Publishing
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 11.02" L, 8.58" W, 1.10" H
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