Just so we're all on the same page here, Jim Vance is Ghosts Run Wild. He's the one man band behind the variety creep out. The album includes a couple covers (one New Math song and one by Die Cruisin). It was recorded in Thee Olde Haunted Shack (spoooky scary). This is one of two releases by Goblinhaus records who have also put out an album by Monster A-Go-Go and will be releasing a new album from La Basura Del Diablo this March. Goblinhaus proper sells horror goodies, vintage and new line products. Their venture into recording artist has been an overly positive one, digging up new talent with true horror sensibilities. We're talking about smart horror music with an edge (Monster A-Go-Go even features Udo Kier on the cover of their "Transylvania Mania" album.
Check out the title track here:
The title track "Black Sails On a Sea of Blood" is some standard punk fair with a terrific bridge solo that comes off like something straight off a Replacements album but without the booze fest. "Double Shadow" is a short but perfectly crafted instrumental dark tribute to fast steady surf. Keep in mind that this album offers 19 tracks of pure horror rock, but that no song is actually over two minutes long, so there's plenty to enjoy. If you're not digging a tune, you have a less than two minutes until you have a chance to fall in love with Ghosts Run Wild. Don't fear. It's a full album, and horror fans are sure to love a couple tracks at the very least.
You can pick up Ghosts Run Wild NOW from Goblinhaus. There are special offers with free stickers and pins available for a limited time while supplies last and even a t-shirt CD combo pack. Make sure to pick up each of their releases at very reasonable prices and keep your ear to the internet for the upcoming release in March. All Goblinhaus Records releases can be found HERE.
Also, make sure to stop by Goblinhaus and see what other wares you might be interested in grave robbing.