Those fine folks at Death Waltz Records and Mondo Tees have released another great horror soundtrack that will have 80s horror fans quaking at the knees with excitement. This time they have turned their attention to Nico Fidenco’s wonderful score for Marino Girolami’s ‘Zombie Holocaust‘ (1980) aka ‘Dr. Butcher M.D‘.
This is the first time that the soundtrack has had a dedicated release, it has only been made available in the past as part of CD set with other scores, and the full soundtrack has never been released – only selected tracks.
The soundtrack itself is a classic example of Italian horror film scoring – it is schizophrenic and eclectic, it has synthesized drones and chants sitting alongside beautiful acoustic and orchestral numbers. It is a wonderful soundtrack that has been given an incredible treatment and presentation by Mondo – the only downside is that it is only being made available now in limited numbers.
The double vinyl set features artwork by Corlen Kruger, and has extensive sleeve-notes by Ian McCulloch (star of the film, as well as being an icon of 70s and 80s Euro-horror), Stephen Thrower & Fabio Bambini.
The Deluxe Gatefold Version is limited to 500 copies, with a standard retail version available in a single sleeve.
This is unarguably the definitive version of this Italian grindhouse-splatter classic and it also includes 13 previously unheard cues from the movie.
Listen to excerpts from the soundtrack to ‘Zombie Holocaust’ below and find out more about the soundtrack here.
You can read more about the film itself over at The Zombie Site.