Some Cool Songs For Halloween

2013 Artwork Halloween Playlist Sketch

Well, since it’s Halloween today, I thought that I’d write a list of excellent metal, punk and gothic (mostly metal and gothic) songs to listen to on Halloween (or, if you’re like me, any other day of the year too).

These might also come in handy if you’re having a Halloween party too – although I should probably point out that, like all good music, at least some of these songs probably aren’t suitable or appropriate for all audiences.

So, in no particular order, here here’s my list of great songs for Halloween. I’ll list them by genre and I’ll try not to have more than one song by each band (and not just because I only know one song by some of the bands on this list…). This should be interesting…

Punk Songs:

1) “Riboflavin” by 45 Grave
2) “Code Blue” by TSOL
3) “Halloween” by The Misfits
4) “Where They Wander” by HorrorPops
5) “Maria” by Harley Poe (this is a more acoustic/country-style punk song, but it’s ghoulishly hilarious)
6) “Nobody Likes You When You’re Dead” by Zombina and The Skeletones
7) “Beheaded” by The Offspring

Gothic Songs:

1) “One Winter’s Night” by Bella Morte
2) “Love Apart” by Ghosting
3) “Kissed by Death” by The Witching Hour UK
4) “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus (well, I had to include this on the list somewhere)
5) “All Is Lost” by Vendemmian
6) “Maggot Drain” by Rozz Williams
7) “Fear Of The Dark” by Two Witches
8) “Decaying Beauty” by Inkubus Sukkubus
9) “Leaving The Light On” by Blank Dogs (well, this song kind of sounds a bit like a heavier version of Joy Division)
10) “When You’re Evil” by Voltaire
11) “Greensward Grey” by Cinema Strange
12) “Nachtbringer” by Blutengel (the video for this song is wonderfully vampiric too)
13) “Winterborn” by The Cruxshadows
14) “Mystery Hand” by Funeral Crashers
15) “One Hundred Years” by The Cure
16) “Gimme Shelter” by The Sisters Of Mercy (this cover is actually better than the original Rolling Stones song in my opinion)
17) “She Cries Alone” by Skeletal Family
18) “Shadowplay” by Joy Division
19) “Fungiferous Flora” by Chris Vrenna (from an excellent computer game called “American McGee’s Alice”)

Metal Songs:

1) “Fear Of The Dark” by Iron Maiden
2) “Sangue” by Theatres Des Vampires
3) “Nosferatu” by Bloodbound
4) “Nightcrawler” by Judas Priest
5) “To Eve The Art Of Witchcraft” by Cradle of Filth (in fact, pretty much anything by Cradle of Filth is worth listening to on Halloween)
6) “Drink With The Living Dead” by Ghoultown (this is more rock than metal though)
7) “Sweet Heresy” by Divinity Destroyed
8) “Halloween” by Helloween
9) “The Devil Is An Englishman” by Eibon La Furies
10) “Electric Funeral” by Black Sabbath
11) “Overkill” by Overkill
12) “Smiling Like A Killer” by Motorhead
13) “Horror Show” by The Birthday Massacre (this is more like very heavy pop music than metal, but it’s really cool)
14) “The Living Dead” by Paul Di’Anno
15) “Chemical Wedding” by Bruce Dickinson
16) “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” by Mayhem (in fact, even the Wikipedia article about the album this song is from makes for some very disturbing reading…)
17) “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” by Dimmu Borgir
18) “All Nightmare Long” by Metallica
19) “Ghost River” by Nightwish
20) “South Of Heaven” by Slayer


Happy Halloween 🙂

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