Raise your hand if you remember your teenage rites of downing mushrooms and watching The Wizard of Oz set to The Dark Side of the Moon? I can’t remember if I was super impressed or just high and laughing the whole time, but I do know that I really enjoy films with conceptual soundtracks that could stand on their own as cinematic even without the visuals. So as I’m listening to the death metal onslaught of FULCI‘s new record Exhumed Information, there’s a sickening scene playing out in my mind. Not surprising that this album is a tribute to cult Italian film director Lucio Fulci’s “Voices from Beyond” (1991). The band collaborated with artist TV-CRIMES, who composed all of the synth passages on the album, and those really add to the weird atmosphere and choking suspense one would expect from a classic horror film. Plus this album just rips from start to finish, and listening to it feels like taking a delicious beating at the hands of a zombie horde until you slip off into headbanging bliss. Exhumed Information comes out July 23rd via Time To Kill Records—pre-order it here. Today we’re excited to be sharing a full stream of Exhumed Information below!
The record was fully composed in the middle of the first lockdown in Italy. We were shocked by this real but at the same time surreal situation. The alienation and this sort of ethereal contact with other human beings greatly influenced the composition and the dreamlike concept behind the album.
We started collaborating with TV-CRIMES through email, by exchanging notes and ideas. At one point it felt like we were on the deep web. In the end we don’t know the person behind this monicker but what is certain is the result is exactly what we had in mind.
We are avid listeners of soundtracks and with “Exhumed Information” we have tried to give vent to this impulse without being afraid of stepping outside the typical frameworks imposed by today’s extreme music scene.
“Voices from Beyond” is the movie by Lucio Fulci that in our opinion was best suited to be examined with this concept album. It is also, in our opinion, a very underrated movie, so we decided to do something in order to bring it under the spotlight.