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Sci-Fi/Horror legend John Carpenter releasing more music… by: JJ Ulizio

Posted May 12, 2016 by JJ Ulizio in Music News

Sci-Fi/Horror legend John Carpenter releasing more music…

by: JJ Ulizio

IMG_0593If you are a sci-fi and horror movie nerd such as myself, then you no doubt know who John Carpenter is.  For those of you who don’t, he has created many classic genre films like Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing (two of my all-time favorites), and the legendary Jamie Lee Curtis horror/slasher film Halloween.

One of the many things that make a lot of Mr. Carpenters films what they are is the musical scores or soundtracks that they have. Many of which give those films the moody, dark and, a lot of the time, unique atmosphere that lets the viewer know that they are watching a John Carpenter film. What some people might not realize is that a lot of those films, most notably Halloween & Escape from New York had themes and scores written and performed by Mr. Carpenter himself.

2015 saw the release, to critical acclaim, of Mr. Carpenter’s first album of all new, non-film oriented, material entitled Lost Themes. Just last month saw the release of his follow up album, Lost Themes II.

While both albums are amazing in my book, what has me currently excited is what’s coming next. To commemorate his film score work and to give his fans something fun to chew on he has rerecorded 4 of the scores from some of his most beloved films: The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, and (featured below) my personal favorite Escape from New York.  These songs will be released on 12” double –A-side vinyl versions beginning June 17th from Sacred Bones records. Halloween and Escape will be on one, and Assault and The Fog will be on the other.  He will also be featuring, only at his live shows, exclusive red and blue vinyl editions available for purchase.


Oh yeah, did I mention live shows? I think I just did. Anyway Mr. Carpenter has put together a live band, featuring his son Cody and his godson Daniel Davies and together they will be embarking on a tour featuring domestic and international dates which can be found here.  Make sure to check out John Carpenter: Live Retrospective when it hits a city near you and see what I can only imagine is a beautiful combination of his new original musical compositions in conjunction with his classic film scores.  I know when the tour hits near me, I’m planning on attending.

About the Author

JJ Ulizio
JJ Ulizio

JJ has been a contributing writer and huge asset to Empire and Empire Extreme since the very begining. He is always digging for new bands and has a true heart and desire to see the bands grow and succeed.


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