Sacred Bones releases Halloween soundtrack, John Carpenter tours (2018)

Sacred Bones are set to release the soundtrack for the new David Gordon Green directed Halloween film this Friday, featuring an all new score composed and performed by John Carpenter alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. To celebrate the impending release, the label have announced an impending physical edition of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s 2017 version of the iconic “Halloween” theme.
Upon its digital release last year Reznor stated: “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.”
Speaking about the Reznor/Ross version, John Carpenter states, “Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ version of HALLOWEEN does amazing justice to the original. I’m impressed.”
The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is equally enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. The band are currently on a European tour in support of the new soundtrack and other recent releases this October, culminating with an exclusive U.S. show on Halloween at the Palladium in Los Angeles. For the live shows Carpenter is joined by a stellar band, comprised of his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer, his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar, and Scott Seiver on drums.
Oct 18: Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
Oct 19: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Oct 21: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Oct 31: Los Angeles, US @ Palladium