Music

The UK and Ireland love their spooky music. Whether it’s the sweet dark folk tunes of centuries past, to the modern rocking devil tones of heavy metal, we cover it all…

Top 10 dark Ireland folk songs based on hauntings and death

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Here’s our top 10 favourite Irish folklore and dark history inspired songs, according to ANN MASSEY!
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon

5 Ozzy Osbourne songs inspired by horror

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ANN MASSEY picks the best Ozzy Osbourne songs inspired by horror

Spooky Isles Halloween Playlist 2019

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Here are some unusual yet very spooky choices for your Halloween playlist from the writers of Spooky Isles

British Rock Music and its Supernatural Connections

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EDDIE BRAZIL heads to The Jukebox from the Crypt to discover Brit rock with spooky connections
Suede The Blue Hour

Suede’s The Blue Hour evokes memories of Children of the Stones

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CHRIS NEWTON ponders the folkloric elements of Suede's new album - inspired by classic 1970s supernatural series, Children of the Stones...
Screaming Lord Sutch Jack the Ripper

7 top Jack the Ripper songs

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ANN MASSEY looks at her top 7 Jack the Ripper songs
Saxon

Top 7 Saxon Horror-inspired tracks

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ANN MASSEY - our Ireland Editor and massive metal head - picks her top 7 horrific songs from Saxon!
Judas Priest horror

Top 7 Judas Priest Horror-inspired tracks

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ANN MASSEY O’REGAN picks her top 7 Judas Priest horror-inspired tracks

Lady Eleanor (1971) rockets Lindisfarne to top of charts

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES examines what happened when Edgar Allan Poe collided with one of Tyneside's most beloved bands: Lindisfarne's classic Lady Eleanor
The Faversham

5 Places that made Leeds a Goth Culture hub in the 1980s

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Guest writer JOEL HEYES picks five sites of historical importance to the goth scene in Leeds
Shivers

Musical duo creates Shivers with haunting theatre

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CHRIS NEWTON talks to writer Adam Z. Robinson about his new musical experience, Shivers...

Sex, Drugs and Ghosts: Rockstars and the paranormal

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EDDIE BRAZIL reveals real-life chilling tales of rock bands and their paranormal brushes with the other side!
iron maiden album covers

Iron Maiden album covers: Top 7 legendary Eddie horror-inspired artwork

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ANN MASSEY takes us through her top 7 Iron Maiden album covers
British Composers

Top 10 British composers who wrote spooky music for horror films and operas

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PAUL ADAMS looks at the British composers whose specific task was to chill and terrify

Kate Bush Hammer Horror and her Supernatural Music

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JAY HOLLIS looks at Hammer Horror and the supernatural references in Kate Bush's music, including Hammer Horror
Frankenstein The Metal Opera

Frankenstein The Metal Opera

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SIMON BALL talks to Frankenstein The Metal Opera writer Richard Campbell about his Mary Shelley inspired work

Led Zeppelin, Runes, Rock And Revenge

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES tells how a classic British horror film and a Led Zeppelin LP dealt with a case of bullying

The Who’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde MUSIC VIDEO & LYRICS

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The Who's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde dealt with drummer's Keith Moon's increasing drinking problem

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical with The Hoff

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Jekyll and Hyde, The Hoff and The Broadway Stage - a mixture so crazy it just might work!

British Werewolves in Music

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DOM COOPER serves up some tasty British Werewolf tunes for tonight's full moon!
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon

The Horror of Ozzy Osbourne

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KATIE DOHERTY pays homage to the Prince Of Darkness, Birmingham's own Ozzy Osbourne

Aphex Twin ‘Come To Daddy’, inspired by Hellraiser

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DOM COOPER reports on Aphex Twin Come to Daddy, a track inspired by Hellraiser (1987)

Screaming Lord Sutch does Jack the Ripper

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DOM COOPER tells how Screaming Lord Sutch performed 'Jack The Ripper' with a butcher's knife in one hand and rubber entrails in the other

Doom not Gloom from Spooky Isles Music

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KATIE DOHERTY begins her new column about esoteric and occult matters by pondering the Doom Metal music that has burst forth from these isles we live on.

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Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

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Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions