Horror Bands You Should Be Listening ToBy TheHorrorFreak for Creepy
The horror genre has inspired many over the years. From literature to films and music, there's something extremely enticing about the power the genre has when it comes to telling frightening tales that horrify the masses.
Today we are going to take a look at some of the best bands that use horror as a way of enchanting their listeners and introducing them to the nightmarish world of fright.
Formed in 1999, Schoolyard Heroes was a horror punk band from Seattle Washington. Their music was greatly inspired by horror, a theme that was part of the band's whole image.
Although the band was accused of Satanism at one point, with a petition started by concern parents to boycott the band, their music has gained a huge fan following.
If gore, plastic surgery and horror are you thing, you're probably going to enjoy Schoolyard Heroes.
If you have been following the horror punk scene for a while, you're probably already familiar with the work of the Groovie Ghoulies. Formed in 1983, the band established itself on the scene, taking a slightly more pop approach to the horror punk genre.
With hits like Running with Bigfoot, The Beast with 5 Hands and Graveyard Girlfriend under their belt the band definitely deserves a spot on our list.
The gothabilly cowboys, Ghoultown, are no strangers to horror. Having been active since 1999, the band has released numerous albums and videos.
What makes Ghoultown stand out is their western approach to the genre. Hailing from Texas, the band's influenced by westerns, horror and all things spooky.
If you're looking for a unique approach to the genre, definitely give Ghoultown a listen.
Send More Paramedics
Founded in 2001, Send More Paramedics differs from all the entries so far. Why, you might wonder? Well, perhaps it's because their music is classed as crossover thrash zombiecore. That's thrash, not trash.
Influenced by zombies and horror films, the band had quite a successful career that spanned over six years before calling it quits in 2007.
If you're after a heavier sound check out Send More Paramedics and have you mind-blown by the powerful sounds of zombie-themed terror.
With a cool name like that it's pretty hard not to enjoy the music the next band on our list has to offer.
Formed in 1980, Rosemary's Babies featured Eerie Von who later found fame by performing with bands such as Samhain and Danzig.
Although Rosemary's Babies have only been around for three years before splitting up, they gained a cult following over the years.
Check out their creepy sounds below.
Terrible Tom & the Dingbatz
Having formed quite recently, 2015 to be precise, Terrible Tom & the Dingbatz is one of the newest bands to feature on our list.
Although, they have only been around for a short period of time however, they already have one awesome album under their belt.
If you're a fan of horror punk, catchy tunes and fun you're going to love Terrible Tom & the Dingbatz.
Although the next band on our list hasn't released anything in quite some time it remains a fan favourite when it comes to the horror punk genre.
Formed in the late 1990's, the New Jersey band established itself on the scene and stole the hearts (presumably to sacrifice them) of thousands of fans across the globe.
If you're in the mood for some good old horror punk give Mister Monster a spin.
Yet another awesome horror punk band to make out list. Calabrese has been around since the early 2000's, stealing souls with their eerie sounds from beyond the grave.
With numerous releases under their belt, the latest being in 2015, the band is still going strong spreading horror around the world.
If you're a fond of rock, spooky visuals and horror-inspired themes Calabrese will blow you away.
Wednesday 13 is an American musician who has conquered the horror punk genre since he first appeared on the scene in the early 1990's.
He's worked on numerous project over the years, including bands such as the Murderdolls and Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13.
He remains a popular figure on the horror scene, having earned his place with fun yet frightening tales told through music.
Check out his nightmarish music below.
Zombina & the Skeletones
Zombina & the Skeletones is arguably one of the most underrated bands on the planet. Their horror-inspired sound is truly out of this world.
Having been around since the late 1990's, the band has released numerous albums, EPs singles and videos.
Still going strong today, the Liverpool-based band remains a fan favourite, with regular new releases and live shows to die for.
If you don't believe us, check out the awesome monstrosities Zombina and the Skeletones have to offer.