Track-by-Track: Oh! The Horror – ‘1692’

Oh! The Horror—Jonathon Hellhouse, Grady Finch and Jeremy Terror—fuse elements of metalcore, rap, horrorcore, industrial, and pop to forge an electrifying maelstrom of sonic spectacle.

As their elaborate masks, onstage theatrics, and narrative videos signify, the trio is collectively inspired by spine-chilling horror movies and blood-stained video games. Acting as the follow-up to 2020’s Halloween 365, the group’s latest full-length album, 1692, was released in June this year through WTTU.

New Noise are proud to premiere the exclusive track-by-track of 1692 below:

1692 takes its title from the year of the Salem witch trials. With this new group of songs, Oh! The Horror are positioned to enlist new legions of listeners.

The band was formed in Sacramento, California. Over time, and through an evolving cast of musicians, Hellhouse’s original vision solidified, as the band’s current members were bonded by a shared work ethic. “We were the weird guys,” they remember. “The ones wearing masks while other bands were doing progressive metal, shred guitar music. We didn’t fit on the bills, so we booked our own shows.”

Oh! The Horror is self-contained; the band members and their onstage set-up can conceivably fit into a Honda Accord. Guitars are processed and plugged directly into the mixing board. Minus a live drummer, they employ elaborate backing tracks via a laptop, allowing for a perfect match of recordings and concerts.

Stream 1692 here.

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