Making Halloween Music : 5 Questions with macabre maestro Michael Hedstrom…

Halloween fans get a bonus treat for their music collections as “Black Cat 13: Haunting Tales of Halloween” #1 includes a 13 track album of scary music and sound effects by acclaimed haunted attraction sound master Michael Hedstrom (Clive Manor/ Midnight Circus). Hear a preview of this ghostly great soundtrack as we briefly look inside the world of “haunt music”.

Halloween Comics - Black Cat 13 v.1 Comic CD bundle

Top comic talents collaborate in “Black Cat 13″ comics #1, with a smash  CD soundtrack for ultimate Halloween enjoyment.

With eight albums to his credit, Michael Hedstrom’s music compositions take you on a sound adventure with beautifully macabre melodies & spooky soundscapes into dark realms and themes. Finding a niche in the haunted attraction industry, earning his place alongside genre musicians (Such as”Midnight Syndicate’ & “Nox Arcana”), while delivering his own unique style befitting top notch attraction & film scores.
We asked Michael to create a special music soundtrack for Black Cat 13 comics. We were blown away with the result (as you will be), thrilled to combine his sound masterpiece with this incredibly special collector’s item comic. The soundtrack contains a variety of music styles from the hypnotic “Limbo”, to the electrifying horror action piece “The Horseman”, with a little of everything in between . The first track alone, a child’s rhyme on a scratchy old phonograph, sends chills down the staunchest of spines. For avid fans of Halloween, this catchy melodic bundle along with graphic stories provides the ultimate experience for your trick or treat sweet tooth.

BlackCat 13 composer/ musician Michael Hedstrom shares some insight on the process and inspiration for creating Halloween music and his dark themed soundtracks..

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“Foamy” joins the Halloween Hoopla for Black Cat 13….

For over a decade, comic artist, animator, writer & musician Jonathan Ian Mathers has accumulated a worldwide audience with his humor, style (& rantings) at Ill Will Press. In the tradition of classic underground comics, his characters express social, environment, pop culture & personal issues entwined in stylized cartoons that once started, involve you. We’re delighted to present a short offering drawn exclusively by Mathers for Black cat 13, and we know you’ll get a bang out of the art & stories we’ve gathered up for you this issue!

See more at the Ill Will Press.

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Pinted in Glorious “HAUNT-O-RAMA”…

A digital download version of Black Cat 13 #1 is finally here with some interactive extras. In the spirit of pre-code & underground comics, this 10th anniversary edition will be presented with orange & black ink interiors in direct homage to EC’s Shock Illustrated (’55-56) & Gary Arlington’s Thrilling Murder comics (’71) printed in “Bloodarama”. BONUS 3 track haunted music sampler created by acclaimed haunted attraction sound master Michael Hedstrom included in this interactive pdf (Acrobat X or later recommended). Join us for a haunted ride into the Halloween world of Black Cat 13 and get your premiere digital edition, now just a download away!

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Black Cat 13 returns for Halloween chills & thrills…

From the team that brought you “Heavy Metal Monsters” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll comics” comes this all new anthology guaranteed to satisfy your Samhain sweet tooth! Coming October 2014!

Artists featured from the original 2004 “Glow in the Dark” edition: Lyndal Ferguson, Eric Pigors, Scott Jackson, Dennis Worden plus many others….

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