Amityville Ash Tree Short instrumental riffing on various horror scores/themes from the last 50 years.
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.
Queen Of Black Magic The title is from an Indonesian film about a vengeful witch…. A slow track influenced by Celtic Frost.
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.
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.
Morningside Cemetery Inspired by the Phantasm series, a synth-based instrumental named after the tall man character’s original name and funeral home.
WW ZED Another Electro-Thrash track. Starts with a riff riffing on YYZ by Rush before summarising George A Romero’s classic “Dead” trilogy.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing More Death And Horror
M.D.A.H. is collaboration conceived by John SEODAH (Sound Effects Of Death And Horror – usually electronica, ambient and other assorted odd noises. It also features Jim Hinder (ex-Onslaught – Killing Peace, In Search Of Sanity ) on bass, Tommy Concrete (ex-The Exploited, current Werewolf and 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 80’s thrash, 70s electronic film scores and 200 bpm electro-grind – influenced by Celtic Frost, Slayer, Goblin, Zombi, Napalm Death, Sigh and Japanese noise like Polysics and Melt-Banana – to name but a few.
Most of the themes/lyrics for their songs come from horror books and films, along with a couple of more political tracks thrown in. The loose concepts behind them are that no matter how you try and escape, there are real-life horrors all around.
What about the name?
“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”…
The group’s debut album was released on Halloween 2022. The pefect date for More Death And Horror….
The track is based on Clive Barker’s book that became Hellraiser. The slow intro riffs on the film’s main theme then it segues into a thrashy hardcore tune.
Some early reviews have said about the track:
The Razor’s Edge: More Death and Horror add their gruesome horror themed ‘Hellbound Heart (Lets Kill Frank)’ almost like a sacrificial lamb to the slaughter, wonderful stuff.
Metal Temple: MORE DEATH AND HORROR – “Hellbound” Definitely one of the more experimental songs of the album, it’s like the duck-billed platypus of metal sub genres, not quite fitting into any. The ever-prominent synths in the background almost give the song a lounge like feel, something I’m not sure I’ve ever heard in metal before. The guitarist seems to have a mind of their own, randomly noodling away, yet this musical chaos works. I’m enjoying the consistently heavy mid-range growl throughout, giving the song a melodic-death metal vibe. A pleasant surprise indeed.
In the previous 2 years UK Thashers have raised over £4000 to help Shelter combat the Homeless crisis in the UK and MDAH want to help add to that total again for the 2022 edition.
You can order the double limited edition double CD from Bandcamp. T-shirts and other merch are available.