Published Aug 27, 2012Earlier this month, we learned that the Death Waltz Recording Co. imprint would be dipping further into director John Carpenter's film scoring career, with upcoming reissues planned for his and partner Alan Howarth's Halloween II, Halloween III and They Live soundtracks. Now the label is aligning itself with another horror hallmark, as its been announced Death Waltz has teamed up with English film company Hammer Films to reissue a series of soundtracks.
A statement from Death Waltz confirmed the partnership, and revealed that the first offering will be a limited vinyl reissue for the score to 1968's The Devil Rides Out, one of countless Hammer films starring screen legend Christopher Lee. The release date has yet been set in stone, but the package will contain a remastered version of James Bernard's score, and features "extensive sleeve-notes" from the composer, as well as new artwork by Graham Humphreys, which you can see above.
While film fans will no doubt recognize Lee's mug on the jacket art, Canadian hardcore aficionados may also recognize the goat-mask-sporting fella with the furry shoulders from the monochrome cover of now-defunct Ontario ragers Cursed's second album, Two.
A tracklisting has yet been delivered, but Death Waltz promised to include a download link with the reissue for an interview with Lee and two unreleased cues.
You can check out the film score in the trailer and full movie clips down below (note: the film was released as The Devil's Bride in the U.S.).
Furthermore, Death Waltz confirmed that its second Hammer reissue will be for 1971's Twins of Evil.
To learn more of Death Waltz's upcoming release plans, which include some soundtracks by cult legend Fabio Frizzi, head here.