While it isn’t as prevalent a genre as, say, hip hop or rock, werewolf bands—my umbrella term for bands that play either entirely or almost entirely music about werewolves—are surprisingly prevalent in the underground music scene. I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the ones that I know of.
Good luck finding anything about these guys anymore.
Pandemonic was a thrash metal band active from 1999 to 2004. They had five releases—a cassette demo, a split album, a full-length album, and two demo EPs—before eventually vanishing off the face of the earth. And the face of the internet, as well. Previously they had a website in which you could download the tracks, though the link quickly went dead and was never updated. The website itself no longer exists. For a while, it was impossible to listen to Pandemonic unless you were already fortunate enough to have the hard copies on you, as there were no sites anywhere selling them. These days, your best bet is to keep a close eye on eBay, as the full-length album The Authors of Nightfear has been known to surface there on rare occasions. As for digital music, you’ll merely have to be satisfied with the lone track posted to Youtube from Pandemonic’s final EP The Art of Hunting.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Werewolves unfortunately do lend themselves to “time of the month” jokes, whether we like it or not.
See? This took less than thirty seconds to find on Google.
Usually the jokes about women/werewolves/”that time of the month” get on my nerves to no end, but I’m willing to accept the joke just for this post. Because yes, as just about anyone with a uterus can tell you, “monthlies” are filled with stress, rage, feral hunger, and way more blood than anyone realistically needs to deal with for an extended period of time.
But again, for the sake of this Kickstarter, I’m willing to let it go. Because for once, it actually fits.
Introducing Period Panties, the “fun underwear that high-fives you for being a woman and serves as a warning to others.” (more…)
I am a really big fan of music relating to werewolves. Like, a really really big fan of it. To an embarrassing degree. My iTunes werewolf playlist is over four hours long.
But I digress: to celebrate my birthday today, here is the unofficial Lycanthropology 101 list of songs to chew on people to.
1. The Animal—Disturbed
Loud and aggressive, just as any werewolf song from a metal band should be. The music video is a little bizarre but—what are ya gonna do.
Taking form in the glimmer of this tainted moonlight
Death approaches on this night
For the animal’s soul is mine
We will be completed right before your eyes
I have no control this time
And now, we both shall dine
In hell tonight