LA punk rockers Slaughterhouse match their horror-centric name with their new, aptly timed single, “Halloween,” off the forthcoming Halloween EP, via Suicide Squeeze Records. Check out the fresh track just in time for the holiday, premiering right here at New Noise.
Slaughterhouse have always taken a leaner approach to the shadowy demeanor of post-punk. Their debut LP, Fun Factory, gave listeners a full-on taste of the band’s essence, the tracklist loaded with fiery guitars, razor-sharp vocals, and aggressively persistent percussion.
The band use the single to share their own take on the story of Michael Myers, transmuting the film’s legacy with their unique, high-powered sound. The track mirrors the iconic Halloween title track’s riff, moving at a sinister pace and perfectly setting the scene for a bloodbath reminiscent of the iconic fable.
The release of “Halloween” also comes with a remix by Not A Friend, completely changing up the vibe of the track with electronic, glitchy production while still holding onto the horrific elements of the original.
Slaughterhouse dish a bit more on the inspiration behind the new track:
“We wanted to retell the story of an iconic horror film character through song. It only seemed fitting to create an experience that takes you on an adventure itself, and we’re very excited to be able to have a Halloween anthem for everyone’s favorite holiday. And now we get to share the Not A Friend remix of ‘Halloween.’ They really took the track to a whole new level and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do! ”
Looking ahead, the band also have a number of shows on the docket. Check out those dates below:
October 28 – Neck of the Woods – San Francisco, CA w/ Poppy Jean Crawford and Grooblen
November 5 – Oak Canyon Park (Punk in the Park Fest) – Orange County, CA w/ Bad Religion, Face to Face, Dead Kennedys, etc
January 7 – Long Beach Arena – Long Beach, CA w/ Joyce Manor, Pup and Jeff Rosenstock
Stream “Hallowen” here:
For more from Slaughterhouse, find them on Bandcamp.
Photo courtesy of Tommy Petroni