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…

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

5 Black Sabbath Songs to Chill the Blood

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Birmingham's Black Sabbath created horror heavy metal. Guest writer ANDREW GARVEY highlights five of their greatest (and spookiest) songs
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

British Werewolves in Music

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

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

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)

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!
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
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"

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

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)
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!

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

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

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
Maria Marten Red Barn Murder

Red Barn Murder Told in Song: Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band

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Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band created a 70s folk music classic based on the infamous 19th century Red Barn Murder of Maria Marten

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!

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

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

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
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...

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

Doom metal fun with Witchfinder General

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ANDREW GARVEY pays tribute to Cathedral - England's greatest and most influential doom metal band

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