Oct 312011

Tonight is possibly the most metal night of the year, at least in countries where Halloween is celebrated. In addition to giving extroverted chicks an excuse to dress slutty and dudes yet another opportunity to act like idiots, it’s the night when goblins, orcs, reanimated corpses, blood-suckers, demon spawn, and headless horsemen all come out to get fucked up and headbang.

Almost every metal blog will be doing some kind of Halloween-themed bullshit today, and we don’t want to stick out like a sore penis thumb by doing nothing to celebrate the event. But I’m too fucking lazy to create something myself, so I’d like you to do it for me. So, here’s the deal: In the Comment section, please give me your suggestion for a metal song that would be a good one to play on Halloween, and before nightfall I’ll pick three of them to play here at NCS in a follow-up post to this one. If you like, feel free to give more than one suggestion. And if you’re the shy type, feel free to e-mail me your suggestion instead of leaving it in the Comments (islander@nocleansinging.com).

And speaking of me-being-lazy-and-wanting-you-to-do-all-my-NCS-work-for-me, I’m about to turn into a pumpkin myself. Because of a work crunch that I’m now about to start, followed by a greatly deserved vacation, my blogging time is about to be severely compressed. I wrote about this a while back and made a general call for guest posts that I could run here at NCS while I’m in pumpkin land. I’ve already received a slew of great shit, and I know more submissions are on the way. BUT, it’s not too late, even if you haven’t started writing anything. Details after the jump.

You can write about anything your little black heart desires, as long as it’s got something to do with metal, and there’s no minimum or maximum length. I can’t promise I’ll run every last post I get — I have to exercise some very minimal editorial discretion. But my standards are pretty fucking low, so the odds are that if it’s in English, I’m going to run it.

Some of you apparently thought, from my last post about this, that submissions had to be in my hands by November 1.  Not true. My pumpkin-head tonic state will last until November 18, and as long as your submissions come in during that stretch of time, Ill be able to use them. And if I happen to have some left over that I haven’t used before Nov 18, I’ll post them after that.

So, GO HERE for more details about how to submit your shit, and thank you in advance for helping!

Now, leave a comment about your suggestion for a metal song for All Hallow’s Eve!

  32 Responses to “HELP A PUMPKINHEAD OUT”

  1. I kinda really hate holidays, even Halloween on general principle( I have principles?), but I can’t deny that dressing up is awesome. Though I think people really should try to make their own costumes if they have the time.


    I feel like something by Type O Negative would be appropriate.

  2. Well, since we just had a post about Februus, how about their cover of “This Is Halloween” from A Nightmare Before Christmas?


  3. The Black Dahlia Murder – A Shrine To Madness

  4. While there are plenty of good horror themed songs out there, personal favorites being: Bathory’s Raise the Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXTDt1Isic), Acid Witch’s October 31st (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyXZ5f-IOcE), or Pagan Altar’s Samhein (No youtube link. Because you should already have this album), I would rather link to the most unsettling songs I know: Being a toss-up between various Gnaw Their Tongues songs (here’s a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKOZspqrwOA), Blut Aus Nord’s Procession of the Dead Clowns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKsYnHPX6Ns), or Reverorum ib Malacht’s What Do You Think of the Old God, We Call Him Judas? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyOjl4mzlM8)

  5. My first thought reading this:

    Zombies, nuff said!

  6. My thought would be to play some Bile (now known as Skullhog) tracks, they theme themselves on horror movies, but so do Frightmare and proto-grind legends Repulsion.

  7. what a horrible night for a curse – the black dahlia murder
    dawn of the zombie – decrepitaph
    to hieron – dragged into sunlight
    the sound of your smashed head – fuck the facts
    demonium – immortal
    horror – lair of the minotaur
    dead shall rise – terrorizer

  8. Zombie Inc – We Must Eat

  9. I have a personal ritual of listening to the s/t Deicide album on Halloween. So, I’m gonna say the song Deicide from the album Deicide by the band Deicide.

    Phro had some good ones, too. Well, okay, everyone had some good ones but Type O is kinda Halloween campy.

  10. 15 some years ago I saw Type O Negative live on Halloween, Peter Steele threw a pumpkin at the audience.

    Not metal but Halloween themed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6IMOj8Cwnk

  11. Misfits – Halloween (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszzIGdMob8)

    Helloween – Halloween (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOAl0enE7kI)

    Zombie Inc – Planet Zombie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-N8gIGgXRo)

    King Diamond – Trick or Treat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMwjgaBzf2M)

    Deceased – The Funeral Parlours Secret (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqMx8QHjq3U)

    Death – Evil Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiDRtEVivGo) Seriously how can this not make the cut

    Hooded Menace – The House of Hammer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6M3iSkKK0)

  12. Spawn Of Possession – Dead & Grotesque
    Death – Zombie Ritual

  13. I was into horrorpunk before metal (though both paths came forth from the Misfits) so I thought maybe I’d share a few things…

    Crimson Ghosts, Somewhere In A Casket

    Calabrese, Midnight Spookshow

    Blitzkid, Nosferatu


  14. I’m going to say, “Moonlight Equilibrium” by The Black Dahlia Murder.

  15. Come to The Sabbath – Mercyful Fate

  16. I don’t know what to post… :/

    Whatever, Islander how does an interview via email work? Do you just send someone the questions or what?

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