If you haven't already picked up Fangoria's Our Lady of the Inferno by Creative Executive & Staff writer at Fangoria/Cinestate, Preston Fassel, I would highly recommend it. For those that don't have as much time for reading, there is an audio adaptation coming, and Fangoria has announced that there will be an original soundtrack to accompany it...
...Earlier this year, Encyclopocalypse Publications, headed by producer Mark Miller, announced that they had closed a deal with Fangoria to produce an audio adaptation of Fassel’s award winning novel.
Several cast additions have already been announced at this point, with genre icons Barbara Crampton (Reanimator, You’re Next), Doug Bradley (the Hellraiser franchise), and Mick Garris (host of the Post Mortem podcast and author of the upcoming FANGORIA book These Evil Things we Do) all voicing key roles. Recently, Miller and Fassel announced that James Malone--co-founder, lead vocalist, and guitarist for the metal band Arsis--has signed on to compose and record an original soundtrack for the project.
From the Press Release:
The 80s is inextricably tied to its music” says Fassel, who is acting as a co-producer along with Miller. “You can’t think of the decade without thinking about the music and the songs that came out of it. And the book is already filled with musical references, what the characters are listening to, what albums they enjoy, so it would’ve felt like the project was missing something if we didn’t have a soundtrack.” Per Fassel, Malone’s coming on board the project was a happy accident. “Mark and I were looking for just the right person to do this, because it had to be someone who wasn’t just talented as a musician but who fundamentally understood the sound of the decade, who got 80s music on an instinctual level. And then Natasha [Pascetta], Fangoria's Vanguard of the Vault, posted a link on her social media to a music video James had done as part of a solo project, SACRIFIXX, that he’s been working on, that’s very 80s influenced. And I listened to it and immediately sent the link to Mark, and we both agreed that he’d be perfect.”
Set against the backdrop of 1980s Manhattan, Our Lady of the Inferno:
"Tells the story of the confrontation between brilliant but troubled young prostitute Ginny Kurva and Nicolette Aster, a female waste management executive who moonlights as a serial killer, kidnapping women from Times Square to hunt and kill in the Staten Island landfill at night."
I reviewed Our Lady of the Inferno back when it came out, and it's a sinful treat featuring unique characters that suck you right into its seedy, grindhouse atmosphere. Check out my review here, as well as my interview with the author, Preston Fassel, here!
While we wait on getting our first taste of the music being put together for the audio adaptation, here's a sample of work by Malone and ARSIS.
By Matt Konopka