RAVEN BLACK Revels in Brutal Metal Cover of iconic NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Opening “This is Halloween”!

LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has taken the opening theme of the 1993 TIM BURTON cult classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, “This is Halloween,” and created a new #1 Allhallows Eve playlist favorite! With a darkly playful lyric video directed by killDevil Films, RAVEN BLACK infuses the DANNY ELFMAN composed anthem with crunchy guitars and explosive, exuberant vocals from the diminutive front-woman.

Being our favorite all time HALLOWEEN Movie, created by Tim Burton, it was natural for us to want to cover this song.

We both love everything Tim Burton and Disney so doing this cover has been an amazing honor! It was extremely fun to sing all the different parts together and give it our Raven Black carnival metal twist. “ – RAVEN BLACK & MUPPET

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RAVEN BLACK will also be headlining THIS IS HALLOWEEN at The Music Factory in Battle Creek, MI on December 11, 2021 with FATE DESTROYEDMANTRA OF MORTASEPSISS, and MONSTER DOLLS. Tickets can be purchased for the live performance and remote fans can join the raucous festivities–including additional fun and a costume contest–from home via Live Stream.

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Meet Raven Black.

Raven was reborn again, but lost in a world she didn’t fit into. LOST in her own journey hidden behind an innocent smile. Decades of inner turmoil and suffering, she finally let go and took her journey into the darkness with vigilance. She would be found and no one will stop her from reaching the sky from the underground.

Then she met the others. “The Doctor” who came across a girl who looked lost and scared. He tried to use his magic to turn her into a voodoo doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the Doctor’s world of madness, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet rebirthed the zombie Patient Zero into Stitches who was brought back to life through Raven’s song and together they search for those who are looking for the dark metal carnival in the 13th hour.

ENDING THEIR 2018 YEAR, RAVEN BLACK HAS BEEN ON TOUR WITH DEVILDRIVER AND JINJER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

IN 2019, RAVEN BLACK SIGNED WITH THE ORACLE MANAGEMENT, OWNED AND OPERATED BY DEVILDRIVER’S VERY OWN DEZ FAFARA AND AHNASTASIA FAFARA. WITH THIS POWER HOUSE MANAGING THE BAND, AND THEIR EVER SO STRONG BOOKING AGENT, JIMMY WOOTEN OF M7 AGENCY AND PRODUCER, ULRICH WILD OF WURM GROUP, THE BAND QUICKLY RISING THROUGH THE TOURING CIRCUIT AND SUPPORTING THE BIGGEST TOURS OF 2019. RELEASING THREE NEW SINGLES FROM THEIR UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM, RAVEN BLACK RELEASED SONGS, “CARNIVAL” “RISEN FROM THE ASHES” AND “HE IS THE ONE” AFTER PLAYING THE INKCARCERATION FESTIVAL AT THE FAMOUS OHIO REFORMATORY.

IN SPRING OF 2019, RAVEN BLACK WAS ON TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH AND END THE 2019 YEAR WITH A TWO-PART US/CANADA TOUR WITH STATIC-X/DEVILDRIVER/DOPE AND WEDNESDAY-13 DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL.

RAVEN BLACK WAS SCHEDULED TO TOUR WITH IN THIS MOMENTBLACK VEIL BRIDES & DED IN SPRING OF 2020, WHICH WAS POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. THROUGHOUT THE 2020 YEAR, THE BAND HAD KEPT BUSY WITH THEIR FANS, “THE REJECTS” BY STAYING IN CONSTANT CONNECTION THROUGHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEVELOPED A SUPPPORT GROUP, REJECTSHELP, TO PROVIDE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THEIR FANS WHO WERE STRUGGLING WITH THE PANDEMIC. ENDING THE 2020 YEAR WITH A SPECIAL 2020 LIMITED EDITION REJECTS YEARBOOK, WHICH FEATURES ALL THE PHOTO MEMORIES OF THEIR FANS THROUGHOUT THE 2019-2020 YEARS INCLUDING TRADITIONAL “FAVORITES” AND YEARBOOK THEMES.

2021 CAME AND THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TOUR WITH IN THIS MOMENT, BLACK VEIL BRIDES AND DED IS SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER/FALL THROUGHOUT THE U.S. CURRENTLY, THE BAND IS WORKING ON A NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO AND IS RELEASING THEIR 4TH ALBUM AND 3RD COMIC BOOK ISSUE IN EARLY 2022.

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Cirque Du Soleil Presents LE BEST OF 2

On November 6th, Cirque du Soleil® presents its latest compilation album LE BEST OF 2 comprised of its finest music spanning from 2005 to today. The album also features the Cirque du Soleil Facebook fan favorite voted track: “Pageant” – a song from the show KÀ™.

Stream LE BEST OF 2 in its entirety and download the free track “Pageant”
now via the Cirque du Soleil site | click here
(http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/promo/bestof2/cirque-du-soleil-music-soundtrack.aspx)

LE BEST OF 2 continues the theme found on the popular first edition LE BEST OF, released in 2004. Fans can now take home the very best recordings of this era of Cirque du Soleil sounds, which were composed as part of the creation of well over a dozen shows expanding the company’s musical landscape.

Daniel Desmarais © 2010 Cirque du Soleil
Today, Cirque du Soleil continues to work with innovative international composers who propel the Montreal troupe through a variety of musical styles: from cabaret and pop avenues to world music exploration; from modern rock sounds to full orchestral scores.

Featured composers on LE BEST OF 2 include: BOB & BILL, Danny Elfman, Simon Carpentier, Berna Ceppas, Violaine Corradi, Jean-François Côté, René Dupéré (“Pageant”) and Eric Serra. From its early roots in new avant-garde circus-arts music, Cirque du Soleil has established a musical style that has continued to expand as its live shows have continued to push the envelope to new heights.

Three tracks from LE BEST OF 2 come from composers, arrangers and musicians BOB & BILL who are well known for their ability to blur the lines between genres and styles. In 2004, BOB & BILL supplied the musical direction and arrangements for the Cirque du Soleil show Midnight Sun and have continued working with the outfit ever since. The duo’s work on the latest Cirque du Soleil touring show, Amaluna™, marks their third time composing for the company. Amaluna is currently playing in Toronto, ON and will open up in Vancouver, BC on November 23rd. The show will debut in the US in Seattle, WA on January 31, 2013. The soundtrack for Amaluna will be out November 20, 2012 and LE BEST OF 2 gives its first preview by leading off with an exclusive version of its songs: “Magic Ceremony 1” as titled for this compilation.

LE BEST OF 2 is a must-have collection of favorites for Cirque du Soleil fans, as well as an opportunity for everyone to experience some of Cirque’s finest music.

To hear the full album in streaming and download a free mp3 of the song “Pageant” click here.

LE BEST OF 2 Track Listing
1. Magic Ceremony 1 (from the show Amaluna™ – by BOB & BILL)
2. Pearl (from the show KOOZA™ – by Jean-François Côté)
3. Blue Silk (from the show ZED™ – by René Dupéré)
4. Anneaux (from the show Corteo™ – by Philippe Leduc)
5. Flying Scarlett (from the show IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema™ – by Danny Elfman)
6. Qué Viyéra (from the show TOTEM™ – by BOB & BILL)
7. Flying with the Birds (from the show CRISS ANGEL® Believe™ – by Eric Serra)
8. Noi (from the show ZAIA™ – by Violaine Corradi)
9. Secret Samba Luv (from the show OVO™ – by Berna Ceppas)
10. Pageant (from the show KÀ™ – by René Dupéré)
11. Beyond the Clouds (from the show Wintuk™ – by Simon Carpentier, lyrics by Jim Corcoran)
12. Piece of Heaven (from the show Zumanity™ – by Simon Carpentier, Robbi Finkel)
13. Omé Yo Kanoubé (from the show TOTEM™ – by BOB & BILL)