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Music Video: Reverends of Doom

Here is a little something you might want to add to your Halloween playlist: a music video for the new single “Reverends of Doom” from the upcoming album Graves, Release Your Dead by The Coffin Shakers. The lyrics describe a mob’s efforts to burn some blood-filled coffins, indicating (though never stated outright) that the occupants must be vampires. The song is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other streaming services. The album goes on sale September 15.

Somewhat atypically for horror rockers, The Coffin Shakers are neither metal nor goth; their music has more of a rockabilly, country twang. The group is heavily influenced by classic and cult horror films, judging by their song titles: “Mark of the Vampire,” “Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb,” “Voodoo Woman,” “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave,” and “Black Sunday.” The group has a spotty recording career: their debut album, We Are The Undead, was released in 1998; the self-titled follow-up, The Coffinshakers, did not arrive until 2007, followed by Dark Wings Over the World in 2014.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.