Mushroomhead — “Simple Survival”
Rammstein — “Haifisch”
Rammstein — “Deutschland”
Wednesday 13 — “Halloween 13-13,” from the album Spook & Destroy (2012).
And I end my list with none other than Wednesday 13, an artist who seems to eat, sleep, and breathe all things horror and Halloween.
Rammstein — “Engel”
Wednesday 13 and horror go hand in hand. From his days with Maniac Spider Trash, all the way to 2019 and his current band, Wednesday’s subject matter — both lyrically and visually — is always an ode to the macabre.
For this list, I am going to stick to videos from his later days as front man of the band bearing his stage name. Choosing only five was difficult, but here are my picks.
1. “I Walked With a Zombie”
2. “Blood Sick”
4. “What the Night Brings”
5. “Bad Things”
Though it is not a horror-themed video, I had to include this one. I love this song, and I love videos that show live footage and behind-the-scenes clips.
It’s October, which means spooky season, my favorite time of the year! I would have done a lot of horror/Halloween-themed posts if everything hadn’t been so hectic. But alas, that’s life.
With that being said, there are still seven days left until the month’s end, so I have time to get some of my Spooktober ideas uploaded.
My first special post for October is a Top Five list featuring music videos based on horror movies! Over the years, several artists have paid homage to their favorite scary film. The trend is most prevalent in the rock and metal genres, which is appropriate, don’t you think?
And here we go! (These are in no particular order.)
1. “The Kill” – Thirty Seconds to Mars // Based on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
2. “Beim Ersten Mal Tut’s Immer Weh” – Oomph! // Based on the psychological thriller Hard Candy, directed by David Slade and starring Ellen Page
3. “Engel” – Rammstein // Based on the snake dance scene in From Dusk Till Dawn
4. “Living Dead Girl” – Rob Zombie // Based on the 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with a nod to White Zombie as well
5. “Hell in the Hallways” – Ice Nine Kills // Based on the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie
Mushroomhead — “Qwerty”
1. Pacific Radio
Rock from California. For fans of Noah and the Whale, Beware of Darkness, Beck, etc. Pacific Radio recently released the official video for “Katie.” The first single from their new album will be out soon!
2. Stage of Reality
Modern groove metal from Italy. For fans of Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Dio, etc. Stage of Reality has been playing shows in support of their self-titled album! Check out two of the tracks from that record, “Spectral Drum Down” and “Not In Vain.”
Industrial metal from Mexico. For fans of Ministry, Psyclon Nine, Godflesh, etc. Eggvn released their first full-length album, Solve Et Coagula, earlier this year!
“Let the Devil Shine”
4. The Silencer
Metal from New York. For fans of In Flames, early Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, etc. The Silencer just released a video for the track “I, Archaic,” and they are playing a hometown show in November!
5. Behind the Horror
Metal from Brazil. For fans of Sepultura, Metallica, Pantera, etc. Behind the Horror recently wrapped up their summer tour and are now focusing their energy on new music!
Rammstein — “Rammstein”