Master of Horror John Carpenter Announces Greatest Film Scores Album, Supporting Tour

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Legendary horror filmmaker John Carpenter is the director and composer behind dozens of classic horror movies,  over the years Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes for films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

Anthology: Movie Themes from 1974-1998 will be released on October 20th, via Sacred Bones Records. The album is available for pre-order now in multiple formats, including two separate special edition vinyl releases. The “Anti-God Green” Edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, comes with alternate screen-printed wrap around sleeve, “Anti-God Green” colored vinyl exclusive to mail-order, one randomly chosen 7″x7″ print by Chris Bilheimer featuring new art for one of the themes on the album, wax sealed, and available by mail-order only and is limited to one per person. The “Halloween Orange” Edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, comes with 7″ including the themes “March of the Children (Village of the Damned)” and “Body Bags,” “Halloween Orange” colored vinyl exclusive to mail-order, a full set of 13 7″x7″ prints by Chris Bilheimer featuring new art for the 13 themes on the album, wax sealed, and available by mail-order only and is also limited to one per person.

Our first taste of “Anothology” is available in the form of the theme from the film “In The Mouth of Maddness”

Carpenter said of the track: “I worked on the soundtrack for In the Mouth of Madness with Jim Lang, we never came up with a great main title theme. In a rented house on Woodrow Wilson (my house was being remodeled), I came up with a heavy metal theme inspired by Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman.’ My friend Dave Davies played lead guitar, and now, over 20 years later, his son Daniel is playing the lead. One of my favorite themes.”

John Carpenter will embark on a 14-date US tour to support the album, begining in Las Vegas on October 29th. The tour will make it’s way here to New England in mid-November with a date at Royale.

John Carpenter Anthology: (Movie Themes 1979-1998) Tour Dates:

10/29/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
10/31/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/2/17 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
11/4/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
11/5/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/7/17 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
11/9/17 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/10/17 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
11/12/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
11/13/17 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/15/17 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/16/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/18/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
11/19/17 – Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre

Anthology: (Movie Themes 1974 – 1998) Track List:

1. “In the Mouth of Madness”
2. “Assault on Precinct 13”
3. “The Fog”
4. “Prince of Darkness”
5. “Santiago (Vampires)”
6. “Escape From New York”
7. “Halloween”
8. “Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)”
9. “They Live”
10. “The Thing”
11. “Starman”
12. “Dark Star”
13. “Christine”

Anthology: (Movie Themes 1974 – 1998) Album Art:

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