Death Waltz’ favorite Horrormovie-Soundtracks on Vinyl

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Ich hab’ schon ein paar mal über das Vinyl-Label Death Waltz gebloggt, die Horror-Soundtracks remastern und in schicken Picturedisc-Editions mit Postern und Artworks und Schnickschnack neu auflegen (Escape from New York on colored Vinyl, Jeff Proctors Maniac-Poster). Jetzt haben The Vinyl Factory ein tolles Interview mit Spencer Hickman geführt, der nicht nur Death Waltz macht, sondern auch den Record Store Day organisiert und aus dem Rough Trade-Umfeld kommt.

Im Video erzählt er von seinen 10 Lieblingshorrorsoundtracks und zeigt unter anderem Vinylpressungen vomFreitag der 13.-Soundtrack mit 3D-Cover-Sleeve und The Burning – der Sound am Anfang dieses Videos stammt übrigens von der berühmt-berüchtigten Kanu-Szene aus genau diesem Film. Sollten Death Waltz jemals eine The Burning-Edition rausbringen, kauf’ ich denen den Laden leer.

Death Waltz is the ultimate labour of love. From the moment a young Spencer Hickman took his dad’s video card to rent Zombie Flesh Eaters and made his girlfriend watch it with him while he prepared them both beans on toast, it was clear he was to become an authority on the genre.

Having released a metallic-splatter disc of Elijah Wood’s Maniac remake and collaborted with Dinos Chapman on a reprint of John Carpenter’s classic The Fog in recent months, Death Waltz have established themselves as the pre-eminent horror soundtrack reissue label, fuelling renewed and broader interest in a genre that has long been a specialist haunt.

Rough Trade veteran and organiser of Record Store Day, Spencer Hickman still runs Death Waltz from his apartment by the canal in London’s East End, and it was here that The Vinyl Factory joined him to talk about the label, working with Dinos Chapman and, most importantly, his top ten horror soundtracks.