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Book no.1

Blood on Black Wax (2019)

written with Aaron Lupton


Blood on Black Wax is a defining horror soundtrack volume that spotlights iconic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Jaws, The Exorcist, and George A. Romero's Dead films, highlighting both the music and the amazing – often rare – artwork that graces the record sleeves. It also tells the stories behind the soundtrack, from the mouths of the musicians who made them, including John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Christopher Young, Harry Manfredini, Charles Bernstein, Pino Donaggio, John Harrison, and more.

Rue Morgue TV Interview

Blog Review


Horror nut? Vinyl fiend? You’ve come to the right place. Were obsessed with Blood On Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks On Vinyl, a lovingly crafted book that catalogues some of the greatest horror soundtracks of all time." - NME


"What a fantastic book! This thick tome, in full glorious color, is beautiful." - Blumhouse’s Shock Waves podcast


"A beautiful looking object that is also super insightful, engrossing, and a must for any self-respecting soundtrack fan.” - Spencer Hickman / Mondo


"Blood on Black Wax is a passionate tribute to movie soundtracks and vinyl, giving a voice to the composers who deserve to be celebrated and amplified just as loudly as their memorable music." - Marisa Mirabel / Slash Film


"Horror buffs, meet music nerds. Blood on Black Wax is both accessible and fascinating not just for the record nerd or the horror fan, but for anyone who watched Hereditary and found themselves thinking about the music afterwards." - Samuel Argyle / The Outline


"Screams aren't the only horror movie sounds which frighten us nothing can amp up the fear as much as the right soundtrack. And nobody knows that better than Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, co-authors of Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl, which gives the backstories behind those terrifying tunes." - Shudder


"For the first time, an entire book dedicated solely to the rarest and wildest soundtracks and scores from every corner of the horror pantheon." - Invisible Oranges

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