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…

Suicide and Ghosts: Throbbing Gristle’s Beachy Head

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Throbbing Gristle's Beachy Head is about the notorious Sussex suicide spot. DOM COOPER looks at the disturbing background to the song
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

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

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)

British Werewolves in Music

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DOM COOPER serves up some tasty British Werewolf tunes for tonight's full moon!
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

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

Exploring Jimmy Page’s Lucifer Rising

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DOM COOPER tells us how Jimmy Page took time off from his Led Zeppelin duties to produce Lucifer Rising

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

The Green Manalishi (with The Two Prong Crown) by Fleetwood Mac

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DOM COOPER explores Fleetwood Mac's dark and beastly The Green Manalishi (with The Two Prong Crown)
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

Joe Meek’s Night of the Vampire

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Our new column SPOOKY SOUNDS SUNDAY with DOM COOPER tells the tragic tale of Joe Meek and his song, "Night of the Vampire"

Bela Lugosi’s Dead, a look back on the Bauhaus classic

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Bela Lugosi's Dead: DOM COOPER explains how a classic horror star influenced Northampton Goth Rock outfit Bauhaus
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

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!

The Rolling Stones and their Sympathy for the Devil

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DOM COOPER discusses Sympathy for the Devil and other Rolling Stones occult dabblings

Austin Osman Spare paints nightmares

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DOM COOPER looks at the history behind the track "Austin Osman Spare", a song about the British artist and occultist by The Bulldog Breed

Mr Fox’s “Mendle”, a song inspired by Pendle Witch Trials

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DOM COOPER looks Mr Fox's "Mendle" - a track inspired by the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612
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...

White Noise, Black Mass, An Electric Storm In Hell, from Dracula AD 1972

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DOM COOPER looks at the music behind Dracula AD 1972

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
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

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

Death Line Soundtrack from Wil Malone

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DOM COOPER tell us about Wil Malone's eerie main theme from the British 1972 Donald Pleasence horror classic Death Line

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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