Another year gone, and the 3rd Annual 'Sleeping in the Fire' Halloween Special has been and gone, with some inescapable tracks, and some fresh additions. Enjoy my playlist which aired on Halloween itself, nicely timed.
Intro / A Cautionary Tale - Sabbat
It had to be done (again). It's the perfect intro for a Halloween Special.
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Another must play song. Classic!
Night Crawler - Judas Priest
Great Intro. It didn't make it in the list for the last couple of years, it had to be done this year.
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
I played 'The Siege and Investiture of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle at Wesseria' last year from the under-the-radar classic BOC album 'Imaginos'. This year, I returned to the old reliable.
Bewitched - Candlemass
A cheesy, chunky song made for spooky holidays
Halloween - King Diamond
Another must-play track. Oh, KD, you loveable, satanic goofball, you...
Come To The Sabbath - Mercyful Fate
A KD double feature? Hell(oween) yeah!
Halloween - Helloween
I'd have my Heavy Metal Weilding Licence revoked if I didn't play this one. Unavoidable.
Trick Or Treat - Fastway
Getting all the classics out of the way...
Ghostbusters - Vomitron
Ah Ha! A recently-discovered track that fits in perfectly with the Heavy Metal Holiday.
The Big Bad Wolf - Macabre
Such Big Eyes! Macabre are a great choice again.
Zombie Attack - Tankard
For the intro alone. And it's a great song as well. Also goes well with the Easter Zombie Special.
Vlad The Impaler - GWAR
All the classic scary characters get a song. And performed by a bunch of guys who are arguably even scarier.
Jack The Ripper - Hobbs Angel Of Death
Melbourne's own with their ode to the original slasher.
Horrorshow - Hallow's Eve
The name says it all.
It's not a Halloween without a Cannibal Corpse song, preferrably about zombies. No shortage to choose from...
The Exorcist - Possessed
Another atmospheric addition to the list.
Lost Reflection - Crimson Glory
Not exactly in line thematically, but a major atmospheric addition, this haunting (no pun intended) (well, maybe a little) track deserves a spot nonetheless.
Hatework - Morbid Angel
Pure evil in a song. No-one does evil music quite like Morbid Angel, fast or slow.
Under Bergets Rot - Finntroll
Infectious song from Finntroll, with just the right mix of carnival, spooky and trolls.
Draculea - Necrodeath
Another great intro, and another star of Halloween
A Day Of Night - Battle Of Mice
I love this track all the way through. It's a great finisher for a show, and the outro is just a little too real for a Halloween Special, but keep 'em on the edge of their seats, I reckon.