With just a few weeks to go until Halloween and Friday the 13th just coincidentally landing in October this year, it is only fitting that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross would release a new interpretation of the classic score for the John Carpenter film Halloween. One of the most iconic horror movies of all time, the score was also created by Carpenter. The master of horror has built quite the career for himself as a musician in addition to his visionary work behind the camera. His newest release of music is set for a October 20th release through Sacred Bones and will be titled Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998.
Reznor had this to say about the soundtrack and his loving homage to Halloween: “I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978. We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”
Reznor and Ross (the latter just became an official member of Nine Inch Nails) have had a busy 2017 after several years of silence – at least on the NIN front. They have released the first two of a three-part EP series with Not the Actual Events and Add Violence. Each of them were initially released digitally, with a physical component that was essentially a piece of art without any vinyl included. Both are excellent additions to the band’s already incredible and steady discography. The first physical component (for Not The Actual Events) was notable for its graphite-like material that coated the projector slides and other artwork included within. The third is expected to be released either later this year or in 2018 and will complete the trilogy.
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