#0067 – When churchyards yawn, and Hell itself breathes out


 Jims Halloween AvatarHalloween is almost upon us.  As is the mode of our society, the day has become a celebration of consumer culture, with cheap plastic costumes filling the shelves at your local walmart, children begging for whatever character is at the top of the Nickelodeon pyramid this year.  

But in the same way that many people will tell you that Christmas isn’t at all about Santa Claus, I’m here to tell you that Halloween isn’t about the Power Rangers.  No matter how many pretty pretty princesses or Marvel superheroes you may see, always remember this.  

Halloween is about the dark.  Halloween is about ghosts and demons and creeping, crawling things.  Halloween is about begging a world you don’t understand to let another year go by without killing you.  


This is my SUPER SCARY Halloween mix.

I am not doing any song announcing during the mix, just a brief intro at the beginning, so in order to make it easy for you to tell which song is which during the mix, I’ve put the songs’ running times in the track listing.

  1. Intro  (00:00-00:36)
  2. Avenger of Blood – Bloodseeker  (00:36-04:47)
  3. Interlude – The Undead  (04:48-06:08)
  4. Guillotine – Skeleton City  (06:08-10:00)
  5. Watain – Underneath the Cenotaph  (10:02-14:13)
  6. Morbid Angel – Chapel of Ghouls  (14:14-19:09)
  7. Interlude – Ghosts  (19:09-20:20)
  8. Electric Wizard – Funeralopolis  (20:20-29:02)
  9. Sear Bliss – Omen of Doom  (29:02-34:35)
  10. Obtained Enslavement – Witchcraft  (34:35-40:44)
  11. Interlude – Witches  (40:44-41:51)
  12. Denial of God – Curse of the Witch  (41:51-48:43)
  13. Walknut – The Midnightforest of the Runes  (48:45-53:12)
  14. Church of Misery – Killfornia (Ed Kemper)  (53:12-61:25)
  15. Interlude – Slasher  (61:25-62:31)
  16. Skeletonwitch – Sacrifice for the Slaughtergod  (62:31-65:23)
  17. Revocation – Empire of the Obscene  (65:24-70:23)
  18. Belenos – L’ombre Du Chaos  (70:24-76:33)
  19. Interlude – Demons  (76:34-77:38)
  20. Medeia – Devouring  (77:38-80:50)
  21. Raventhrone – The Stargazer (Chastise the Absolute)  (80:50-84:59)

4 thoughts on “#0067 – When churchyards yawn, and Hell itself breathes out”

  1. Hey thanks. I made them in Audacity; I started each with a horror movie theme, then found a bunch of Halloween sound effects by searching the internet (you can find a ton of them by googling variations of “halloween sounds” or “scary sounds”) and layered a bunch of sound effects to give some depth, then tried to construct something of a narrative out of sound clips from various movies (sometimes using them pretty wildly out of context). I thought they turned out pretty nicely; I’m glad you like them.

  2. Okay, I have given this mix several rotations and some very careful consideration. It is expertly done. I like what you did with the mix. I love the interludes — they’re so well done that I really started to lose track of what was a song and what was your custom recording. I really like how the mix fell together and the choices of tracks were very right-on. It’s dark and aggressive.

    I don’t know that I can listen to this mix and enjoy it any other time of year than Halloween, which is why I don’t know that it’s going to be a favorite — but wow is it awesome for this niche, dude.

  3. I agree, the interludes are expertly done. That damn Exorcist laugh is creepy in the first one. And great songs all the way through. Well done. I’ll put it in there with Strong on his Mountain, though I will likely listen to Strong a bit more than this one.

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