Monday, June 27, 2022

Evil Scarecrow & Red Riding Hood

‘Red Riding Hood’ is the latest single to be released from Evil Scarecrow’s forthcoming full length album.

Chapter IV: Antartarctica will be released on 28th September through Dead Box Records. Evil Scarecrow have previously released two other tracks from the record as singles, along with accompanying videos. The first ‘Hurricanado’ can be seen here and the more recent ‘Polterghost’ at Ramzine by clicking here.

The band’s front man Dr Hell discussed the album:

Chapter IV: Antartarctica is (as the title expertly suggests) our fourth full length studio album. We really wanted to push our musical boundaries and create a record that connects with the world we live in today. I think everyone can relate to the endeavours of a sandal-clad monk bravely exploring a sub-antarctic wasteland, on an unknown quest, enduring the extreme elements and battling his inner demons… And an ice slug who shoots frozen milk…If not that, haven’t we all had to live with a malevolent ‘Polterghost’ at some point? Laddering our tights and chucking spaghetti about the place… Bastards.

“Equally relatable is our track ‘Gus, Zag And The Turnip King’. The amount of stories you hear up the pub about staunch satanists accidentally summoning a two-headed turnip monster, instead of our Lord Beelzebub, which then goes onto destroy the earth. Then, in a final desperate act of time travel, two people are genetically melded together through a space vortex, horribly mutated to become the aforementioned taproot. It’s a classic grandfather paradox tale that speaks to us all.

“Despite the deep socio-political messages, we also wanted to reflect and record important parts of our recent history. Everyone remembers the devastating Mars invasion of 2017, right? In our defence on this one, we did write the song in 2016, so it could have happened. Or maybe it did and you’ve all forgotten, too busy with your heads buried in social media, no doubt!

“The fact that you have read this nonsense this far is frankly a miracle. Maybe you need to get out more. Y’know, do some outdoor activities or something. We’re all going to die, probably much sooner than we would like. The least you can do is get some fresh air and watch the sunset with a loved one, silently reflecting on the darkness that follows the final, gasping rays of the dying sun as a metaphor for the bleak ending of your own insignificant existence… Oh, there’s also a song about a cosmic goth moth! Well actually it’s sort of about his gong. It’s called ‘Cosmos Goth Moth Gong’.

Confused? Amused? Want the album even more now? You can pre-order Chapter IV: Antartarctica from Amazon by clicking here. There are also special digipack and vinyl releases for those who like something a bit more special available through a pledge campaign that can be found by clicking here.

As for Evil Scarecrow’s new single ‘Red Riding Hood’ watch the video for it right here at Ramzine.



Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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