Russian surf punk trio Messer Chups have just released their frightening new video for “Midnight Call” off their terrifying new album Taste the Blood of Guitaracula out THIS FRIDAY THE 13th! The video features footage from the most grisly, ghoulish, gruesome, and ghastly scenes in retro horror cinema.
They band will also be flying over President Trump’s imaginary wall this week, landing in the United States for their Halloween Howling Tour. The 13 date outing in support of their new album will kick off this Friday at the Theatre Bizarre in Detroit!
Watch the video for “Midnight Call” below!
Taste the Blood of Guitaracula is comprised of sixteen mostly instrumental songs, including their spooky surf take on the classic disco-era tune “Popcorn” (renamed “Children of The Popcorn”) and Francoise Hardy’s “Le Temps de L’Amour” which was used in the iconic dance scene in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. From the perfect balance of horror and surf“Magneto” to the saxophone-infused “Big Foot” and “Night Stripper” to the classic show tune vibe of “Chupacabra vs. Batman” and “Fantomas Theme” to the Dick Dale-esq“The Hound of The Baskervilles” – Messer Chups delivers a mesmerizing and memorable collection of songs. They’ll be supporting the release of their new album on their upcomingHalloween Howling Tour, which kicks off at Detroit’s annual Halloween masquerade staged at the Masonic Temple’s Theatre Bizarre and concludes on October 28th in San Francisco. (Dates Below)
While the band’s mostly instrumental rock is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters. Their catchy music combines surf, beats, samples, scratchy historical recordings, lounge loops, and even cartoon sounds from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Live, they explode with garage-punk intensity, all played against a video-collage backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips featuring Russ Meyer and Ed Wood, and superstars like Vampira and Bela Lugosi with a zombie mash-up.