The legendary John Carpenter has released a new track, The Dead Walk, from his upcoming album Lost Themes III: Alive After Death. The new album will be released on February 5th, 2021 on Sacred Bones Records. You can check the track out at the bottom of this page.
The release follows the success of the previous Lost Themes records and the world tours that the Horror Master has completed in recent years.
From the press release:
Lead single Weeping Ghost thrillingly conjures its title figure in a wash of synthesiser, making the listener’s neck hairs stand on end as the aural spectre stalks the halls of a dilapidated mansion. The pulsing The Dead Walk makes the zombie apocalypse feel like a rave. The gloomy, atmospheric closing track Carpathian Darkness casts shadow on the album with its strikingly effective minimal piano and splashes of twinkling synth. Each of the ten songs is a universe unto itself.
Underpinning Carpenter’s renaissance as a musician has been his collaboration with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. They’ve composed and performed as a trio since the first Lost Themes album in 2015: on studio albums, on soundtracks, and onstage. Here, the trio reaches a new level of creative mind meld. Richly rendered worlds are built in the interplay between Davies’ guitar and the dueling synthesisers played by the Carpenters.
“We begin with a theme, a bass line, a pad, something that sounds good and will lead us to the next layer,” John says of the trio’s process. “We then just keep adding on from there. We understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses, how to communicate without words, and the process is easier now than it was in the beginning. We’ve matured.”
The track list for the album is:
Alive After Death
Turning the Bones
The Dead Walk