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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

CD REVIEW - Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Music by Jon Mikl Thor
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1048 (U.S.)
27 Tracks 68:15 mins

I was surprised when this colourful-looking album dropped through my door recently. Firstly, its proposed release had somehow escaped my radar and secondly, I had never even heard of the film or its composer.
According to the composer's brief liner notes, the film was released some 20 years ago, the brainchild of the composer and a guy called John Fasano and concerns a "Rock Star Superhero Archangel" and his band who do battle with evil forces in an abandoned house. I guess it must have been ultra-low budget and received a very limited release - as I say, I have certainly never heard of it. Anyway, apparently the film has a band of very loyal followers and now it's out on DVD (in the States at least), so you can check it out if it's your thing.
The music, performed by Jon and his band The Tritonz, is a mixture of atmospheric and menacing synths and vocal samples, together with a good helping of heavy metal rock songs. There are also excerpts from the film, containing dialogue, effects and music. All in all, if you are one of these loyal fans of the film, it'll make for a fine souvenir and, as a bonus treat for you, the Tritonz reformed to record two extra vocal tracks not in the film.


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