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C3 releases for October 31, 2013:
- Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers – “Monster Mash” M (Gigakoops)
- Classics IV – “Spooky” X (farottone)
- Cradle of Filth – “Her Ghost in the Fog” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyre) (incl. 2x bass)
- Cradle of Filth – “Nymphetamine Fix” (Nightmare Lyre and TrojanNemo) (incl. 2x bass)
- Michael Jackson – “Thriller” (RUSHEE)
New! Thriller Themes Pack
- Charlie Clouser – “Hello Zepp (Saw Theme)” (Nightmare Lyre and TrojanNemo; from Saw)
- Gerard McMann – “Cry Little Sister” (Gigakoops; from The Lost Boys)
- Unicron – “Troll 2” (Gigakoops; vaguely related to Troll 2)
FtV: Rocky Horror Pack C01
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show – “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul” M (Neversoft, TrojanNemo, and pksage)
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show – “Sweet Transvestite” M X (Neversoft, TrojanNemo, and pksage)
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show – “Time Warp” M (Neversoft, TrojanNemo, Nightmare Lyre, and pksage)
FtV: Nightmare Night Pack
- PrinceWhateverer – “Nightmare Night” M (LyokoFreaks) (incl. 2x bass)
- Tarby – “Nightmare Night” M (LyokoFreaks and Nightmare Lyre) (incl. 2x bass)
- WoodenToaster – “Nightmare Night” M (LyokoFreaks and Nightmare Lyre)
A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass, a blue M denotes full multitracks, and a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals).
Darkness falls across the band
A chilling feeling stills your hand
Spiders crawl across the HUD
The five-gem lanes fill up with blood
And whomsoever shall be found
Without their rockin’ skills unbound
Out from the band we will expel
To play the SpongeBob songs in hell
This pack for you we have prepared
Evil songs chosen with care
Zombie FtVs exhumed
With brand-new hellions in the gloom
And though you act detached and cool
Your body starts to shiver
For no C3 fan can resist
The evil lure of “Thriller”…
Halloween! The best holiday of them all. You can disagree if you want! You’ll just be wrong.
We’ve got an insane 14 songs this week, so I’ll try to be brief. I mean, uh, spoooookily brief! Blood! Monsters! Blahhh!
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is one of the most recognizable pop songs of all time, and its album of the same name has sold more copies than any other album in the history of the world. No Halloween pack would have been complete without it, and new author RUSHEE has delivered, with a guitar, bass and drums version to which we added pro keys and vocals/harmonies. We’ve released a lot of big songs, but in the scope of things, this is right up there with “Stairway” as one of the biggest. Download and play it before the day is up! Start some spontaneous choreography with the Trick-or-Treaters! MJ will thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try.
Each holiday has its novelty anthem, and Halloween’s is unquestionably the “Monster Mash”. Gigakoops brings it to the table with audio-wizardry multitrack stems from Orange Harrison. Don’t confuse it with the Monster Mosh, though. I’ve seen some scene kids impaled on horrible chitinous exoskeletons. It’s not pretty.
farottone starts us down the slide of wildly different genres this week with Classic IV’s “Spooky”, famously covered by Dusty Springfield. This jazzy number includes a sax solo and lyrics about loving spooky little girls, which means “girl” in the rock music way, and not “girl” in the “blood-spattered child from The Exorcist” way.
At the other end of our genre spectrum this week is the unquestionably Halloween-y metal band Cradle of Filth, which got Richmond through some pretty bleak times. DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyre bring “Her Ghost in the Fog” from their 2000 album Midian, which is based on a Clive Barker horror novel. That is simultaneously very metal and very Halloween! We’ve also got “Nymphetamine Fix” from the Nymphetamine album, with Liv Kristine on vocals giving the song an almost Nightwish-y sound. Thanks again, Nightmare Lyre!
The perfect Halloween sequel to our video games pack is a pack of horror movie theme songs! This pack runs the gamut just like the rest of this week. Gigakoops has authored “Cry Little Sister”, a damn creepy song from The Lost Boys. Just unchain me! It’ll be fine, I promise. Totes. Just as scary without any vocals is Nightmare Lyre’s presentation of the Saw theme, complete with disembodied limbs on the soundtrack art. I want to play a game [of Rock Band 3]… And finally, we’ve got something totally different from Gigakoops — Unicron’s “Troll 2”, an homage to the best worst horror movie ever made. This metalcore song is definitely one of this week’s most challenging, and– oh my god, they’re eating her! And then they’re gonna eat me! OH MY GOD!
We’ve also got two From the Vault packs this week; a science fiction double feature, if you will. Are you ready for the floor show? pksage has revived TrojanNemo’s GH6 conversions of “Hot Patootie”, “Sweet Transvestite”, and “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Ah! pksage! TrojanNemo! Dr. Scott! Brad! Rocky! Bullwinkle! If you’ve somehow never seen the movie, it comes highly recommended, though you may need shock treatment when you’re done. Prepare a frankenfurter, turn on the giant purple onion, get as kinky as possible, and wait for me to stop making thinly-veiled references, then karaoke these songs until the neighbors return to their home galaxy. Special thanks to Nightmare Lyre for insa-e-a-e-a-e-a-ane assistance with G/B/D on “Time Warp”. (All three songs now have keys and harmonies, as well as dramatic tweaks to legacy instrument charts.)
Finally, we’ve got three songs for Nightmare Night, the Friendship is Magic equivalent of Halloween. Double your fun with these three tracks, which — this is kind of complicated — are all songs about Nightmare Night, but they’re different songs, and not covers of each other. LyokoFreaks (with assistance from Nightmare Lyre) has revived all of these now-undead pony songs from the Pony Rock Project, and they span a wide range of genres and difficulties. As a bonus, they’re all true multitracks! We do our best to audio-magic stems together each week, but it’s hard to beat the real thing. (All three songs have been brought up to C3 standards.)
Happy Halloween! See you…next Friday…ahahahahahaha! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *hack* *cough*
New! Bobby “Boris” Pickett – “Monster Mash” (Gigakoops)
New! Classics IV – “Spooky” (farottone)
New! Cradle of Filth – “Her Ghost in the Fog” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyre)
New! Cradle of Filth – “Nymphetamine Fix” (Nightmare Lyre and TrojanNemo)
New! Michael Jackson – “Thriller” (RUSHEE)
New! Thriller Themes Pack
Charlie Clouser – “Hello Zepp (Saw Theme)” (Nightmare Lyre and TrojanNemo)
Additional authoring credits: Original X-drums/bass by MrMet2087
Gerard McMann – “Cry Little Sister” (Gigakoops)
Unicron – “Troll 2” (Gigakoops)
Download 2x Bass Pedal version
FtV: Rocky Horror Pack C01
“Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul” (Neversoft, TrojanNemo, and pksage)
“Sweet Transvestite” (Neversoft, TrojanNemo, and pksage)
Additional authoring credits: Pro G/B by columbo77
“Time Warp” (Neversoft, TrojanNemo, pksage, and Nightmare Lyre)