perjantai 16. lokakuuta 2015

Incubus Succubus / Screaming Dead - Sampler Tape 1992

Incubus Succubus / Screaming Dead - Sampler Tape promo (?) 1992
Incubus Succubus:
1) Samhain
2) Vampyres
3) All the Devil's Men
Screaming Dead:
4) Angel of Death
5) Necroaria
6) Western Front

Mediafire / RGhost

I was initially going to post some more black metal now that we got the old engine running, but then decided to bring it to a crashing, creaking, screaming, screeching halt with a quick turn to something different: this sending picked from the things comrade Emptiness Cycle delivered me the other month. Thank you and other choice morsels will be served later! Anyways, to the British shores again and this is a split sampler tape, possibly a label promo, from '92 featuring some more pagan gothic rock by Incubus Succubus aka Inkubus Sukkubus as they are presently known (and about to release a new album this month, see here), teaming up with the fellow UK group, horror/goth punks Screaming Dead whose heyday was already in the early 80's with a short comeback in the late 90's. They were not active around the time of this tape's release so I suppose it might've been in connection to the compilation released in '93. Or just the fact that this was, after all, Tony McKormack's old band. Duh, obvious connection is obvious. No covers so I felt compelled to whip up a placeholder with band logos from '93 and '83 releases and a bat skeleton image I googled.

First version, which looks "colder" but the second accidental one looks more macabre so it won.

Yeah so if you're an Inkubus Sukkubus devotee these three tracks offer you absolutely nothing new as they're from the debut record. Unless you've managed to miss that one somehow, in case you should really get one of the various re-releases. If you're not familiar with the band, these three tracks are not at all a bad place to start, especially one of them being an old fave of mine ("Vampyres" if you must know). I like the stripped down but very clean sound here. Screaming Dead I hadn't heard earlier but am now quite interested to hear more. They've a very vintage 80's sound here, sorta post punk/wave thing going. I think the third song is a bit older than the first two. Why don't I listen to more stuff like this? I think I'm going to get that compilation from somewhere. Recommended for vampires, witches, pagans and other wave creeps.

6 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I have one of the Screaming Dead albums.

Contact me.


Velkaarn kirjoitti...


The compilation? The "new" album? I'll drop you a note when I wake up! Found some rips of the 12"EPs online earlier.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Check your ascoven inbox ;)


Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I'm on it!

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Unusual choice of the art nouveau font for Screaming Dead. And it works. Especially in the 'official' cover version you went with.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I find myself liking their release covers in general, I nicked the logo from the cover of their '83 EP "Night Creatures" - see for example here:

The music's not bad at all either, the '82 EP I listened to yesterday was still pretty straight ol' (horror) punk but the '83 stuff is more wave/post-punk tinged, almost goth really. Comrade EC sent me a pile of stuff including the compilation I was planning on finding, will do further research on my eventual leisure.