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…

British Composers

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

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

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical with The Hoff

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

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

Frankenstein The Metal Opera

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

The Wicker Man Soundtrack by Paul Giovanni

SPOOKY SOUND SUNDAY today sees DOM COOPER explores Paul Giovanni's The Wicker Man soundtrack

Led Zeppelin, Runes, Rock And Revenge

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

The Rolling Stones and their Sympathy for the Devil

DOM COOPER discusses Sympathy for the Devil and other Rolling Stones occult dabblings
Music Experiments with Terror

7 Haunted Musical Experiments with Terror in the UK

Guest writer JOSEPH STANNARD takes a look at the increasingly haunted quality of modern experimental music in the UK.
The Faversham

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

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

Death Line Soundtrack from Wil Malone

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

Musical duo creates Shivers with haunting theatre

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

Top 7 Judas Priest Horror-inspired tracks

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

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

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

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

CHRIS NEWTON ponders the folkloric elements of Suede's new album - inspired by classic 1970s supernatural series, Children of the Stones...
The Beatles

Top 10 Irish Supernatural Hotspots for Beatles Fans

John Lennon announced of The Beatles that “We’re all Irish” when they toured Ireland in 1963. ANN MASSEY tells us her Top Ten Beatles locations in Ireland with supernatural significance!
Screaming Lord Sutch Jack the Ripper

7 top Jack the Ripper songs

ANN MASSEY looks at her top 7 Jack the Ripper songs
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon

5 Ozzy Osbourne songs inspired by horror

ANN MASSEY picks the best Ozzy Osbourne songs inspired by horror

Sex, Drugs and Ghosts: Rockstars and the paranormal

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

Spooky Isles Halloween Playlist 2019

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

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

Exploring Jimmy Page’s Lucifer Rising

DOM COOPER tells us how Jimmy Page took time off from his Led Zeppelin duties to produce Lucifer Rising
Maria Marten Red Barn Murder

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

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

Screaming Lord Sutch does Jack the Ripper

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 metal fun with Witchfinder General

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

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