M.D.A.H. (More Death And Horror)
Sounds Of Tyrants

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Sounds Of Tyrants
Example album cover. We are working with an artist on original illustrations.

We’re looking for a label to issue our debut album, Sounds Of Tyrants, our homage to the horrors – artisitc and real – of the 70s and 80s. The album features 10 tracks that go from synthy doom to 200bpm electro-thrash…

Most of the themes/lyrics for the songs come from horror books and films, along with a couple of more political tracks that bookend the album. The loose concept behind this is that no matter how you try and escape, there are real-life horrors all around.

The album is mixed and mastered – with a few tweaks to finish it. We’d be happy to work with you to make sure it meets the standards of your label.

If there are any artist profits from the release, we’d like to donate them to appropriate mental health charities – we can agree who together.

We’re also working with a graphic designer to create som 80’s style cartoon promos. Here’s an early sketch for one of the songs.

About M.D.A.H.

M.D.A.H. is collaboration conceived in early 2020 by John SEODAH (Sound Effects Of Death And Horror). It also features his little big brother Jim Hinder (ex-Onslaught – Killing Peace, In Search Of Sanity) on bass, Tommy Concrete (ex-The Exploited, solo) on guitar/vocals and John and Sophie (Hand Of Kalliach) on vocals. The collective is split between Edinburgh and the West Country.

M.D.A.H. combines electro-thrash and 70’s electronic film scores  – influenced by Celtic Frost, Slayer, Goblin, Zombi, Antisect, Sigh and Japanese noise like Polysics and Melt-Banana – to name but a few.

More Death And Horror is the name of the second BBC horror sound effects albums from the seventies; the first one being Sound Effects Of Death And Horror…

M.D.A.H. lyrics and themes come from extreme cult cinema as well as classic horror books and films, underpinned by a healthy political cynicism.

Contact information:

Sounds Of Tyrants
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Track listing:

  1. Amityville Ash Tree
    Short instrumental riffing on various horror scores/themes from the last 50 years.
  2. Sound Effects Of Death And Horror
    Named from the 1970s sound effects album from the BBC… an old school thrasher to start the album proper. It’s about the poison of modern media.
  3. Queen Of Black Magic
    The title is from an Indonesian film about a vengeful witch…. A slow track influenced by Celtic Frost.
  4. Night Of The Crabs
    Based on the book by the late Guy N Smith – trash horror at its finest. A super-fast electro-thrash track with possibly the best dumb chorus ever.
  5. Daggers Of Megiddo
    Based on The Omen trilogy, a slow synths chugger. Some of the musical influence also comes from Ave Satani by Jerry Goldsmith.
  6. Morningside Cemetery
    Inspired by the Phantasm series, a synth-based instrumental named after the tall man character’s original name and funeral home.
  7. WW ZED
    Another Electro-Thrash track. Starts with a riff riffing on YYZ by Rush before summarising George A Romero’s classic “Dead” trilogy.
  8. Hellbound Heart – Let’s Kill Frank
    Based on Clive Barker’s book that became Hellraiser. The slow intro riffs on the theme from Hellraiser – it segues into a thrashy hardcore tune.
  9. Meatball Machine
    The last electro-thrash track. The name is from a Japanese film about aliens entering humans, turning them into bio-mechanical monsters and making them fight – features some quality Vocoder on the chorus.
  10. Sounds Of Tyrants
    This is the closing title track with lyrics based on Sounds Of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. A slow, heavy track that bemoans our never-ending tilt to populist dictatorships.