Happy New Year friends. Welcome to 2020!
No new release this week, but we wanted to start the year by telling you about a forthcoming record launch and film screening in Los Angeles for one of our favourite films: FREAKED! This soundtrack has never been released in any form and has been three years in the making! We are thrilled we can finally unleash it upon the world. If you do not know the movie, we highly encourage you to seek it out. It is completely insane and hands down one of our holy grail titles that we're incredibly lucky to work on! The screening will take place on January 17th at the world-famous Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd and is co-presented with our friends at Beyond Fest. We’ll be screening a pristine 35mm print of the 1993 film and following the feature, there will be a Q&A and signing session. Our guests include co-directors Alex Winter & Tom Stern, Composer Kevin Kiner, Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) special effects artists Steve Johnson, Tony Gardener & Bill Corso, John Hawkes (EASTBOUND & DOWN), Catherine Harwick (director of TWILIGHT and production designer on FREAKED), Lee Arenberg (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) & more to be announced!
The record will be on sale at the event ahead of its online release date, and is a double LP housed inside incredible artwork by original title designer David Daniels (Check out the video below of him creating the cover art). It features Kevin Kiner’s complete beautiful score (available for the first time ever) as well original songs from The Butthole Surfers, Blind Idiot God, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop & More, most never release in any format. It was pressed on gorgeous colored vinyl by our friends at Gotta Groove, and looks and sounds amazing. Speaking of the vinyl, we had the wizards at Waxmage make us 20 unique hand-poured records. They were mostly made as gifts for the filmmakers, but we’ll be giving away 5 copies at the screening.
If you don’t live in LA, don't worry! You’ll be able to grab FREAKED in a few weeks on our webstore and in your local record store this February. You can purchase tickets HERE.