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Comedy of Terrors

by Antiworld

Black to the Roots Horror Punk from Portland's original Deathrockers
Genre: Metal/Punk: American Punk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tribes of the Moon
1:50 $0.99
2. Deadtime Stories
2:36 $0.99
3. Graveyard Ghouls
1:54 $0.99
4. Crimson Cloak
2:15 $0.99
5. Horror High
1:56 $0.99
6. Imhotep
2:40 $0.99
7. Never Coming Back
4:59 $0.99
8. Bedlam
2:13 $0.99
9. Nek Romance II
2:45 $0.99
10. Strangler In the Swamp
2:33 $0.99
11. Unnamed
1:30 $0.99
12. Wake Not the Dead
3:25 $0.99
13. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
2:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
"By the looks of this I was expecting a total gothic band. I was really surprised to here some pretty rocking punk tunes come out of the speakers. The look and content are gothic, but the sound is straight-up punk" - FLIPSIDE magazine

"One of the spearheading bands of modern deathrock, they combine the musical sound of the Misfits, 45 Grave, but only loosely. They have a sound uniquely theirs. What one would expect from deathrock- creepy guitars, with a fast beat. The guitar at times is similar to the fuzz of Specimen, but to the Misfit's rhythm and sounds. Not all the songs are fist-pounding, slamdancing earbusters though. Antiworld has the capacity for much more surreal songs such as Nek Romance II. Antiworld's vocals remind me somewhat of Red Scare and Vice Squad" -

"I have a gothic skeleton in my closet; I actually saw Bauhaus in 1982 and that was more punk rock than a lot of what you call punk today. This band is a dead-on 45 Grave disciple and I recommend this if you're into woman vocals, creepy organ riffs and bone-chilling guitar fuzz like me "- MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL magazine

"Antiworld were a pretty big surprise in the wolfs lair I can tell ya! I stupidly assumed some smudgy, goffic eyeliner drivel that the cover pic teases you with. In no way are Antiworld goff although everything else points us that way. These four weirdos are a fucking good mid-paced female fronted punk band. They display a pretty good basic riffy punk with some pisstaking lyrics. Grandma Fiendish, the black bride, has a cool vocal sound that seem like she takes everything in her stride and would cut any loudmouth down in mid-air with a one line putdown, which makes them all the more interesting"
- Nihilism On The Prowl! webzine UK

“Antiworld’s “night of the living Damned” zombie punk is ghoulishly groovy anytime, but when the harvest moon hangs low and bloody in the sky, it is down right diabolical” - Willamette Week Portland's No. 1 weekly newspaper

“Antiworld is a really neat, theatrical band who’s style is a throwback to the early 1980's “death-rock”(a precursor to today’s “industrial goth” stuff, but with way more power), and reminds me of 45 Grave, X, The Damned, early Christian Death, Bauhaus’s only two energetic songs, and the first Siouxsie & the Banshees album. Antiworld is to goth for the goths! With white makeup they really look the part, and yet have enough raw energy in their music to rival the toughest speed-metal band. Antiworld’s music strikes me as a combination of hardcore, gothic, and a little bit of psychobilly thrown in for good measure. If the band were around in the mid-1980's they would have been on the soundtrack for Return Of The Living Dead - they would have been a natural. Oh well, at least I get to play a song or two in my next movie, which is better than nothing” - Damon Foster, film maker and editor of Oriental Cinema magazine

“For the greatest part the contemporary gothic public doesn’t seem to know what their roots are. Due to the present electronic domination in the genre the relation with the punk background seems to be lost. Antiworld plays music that goes back to these roots of gothic music. Their style is proto-gothic in the tradition of horrorpunk/post-punk/deathrock acts like The Damned and Alien Sex Fiend. The music they play goes back to times before bands like Bauhaus and Siouxsie began to play their dark version of punkrock” - Funprox webzine

“At first sight, this American band looks like the new gothic sensation! But, from the very first til the last seconds of this album they seem to have convinced me of the contrary. Even if we can perceive some cliches here and there, their music has nothing to do with gothic and rely more on a total punk attitude” - Side-Line Music Magazine

“Horror Movie themed lyrics with strong punk influence played with the speed of the Ramones. (Most of their tracks only last 2 to 3 minutes, like Bad Religion”- Kaleidoscope magazine UK

Goth-punk at it’s best. If you are thinking 45 Grave you are a only a few tombstones away. For far too long goth has gone the way of the gamer geeks and electronic sample stealers, it’s time to reclaim it for the underground outcasts. Long live the Campy horror themes of bands like the Misfits and the fashion sense of Specimen. From straight up punk to slower gothic tunes, Portland’s Antiworld recapture an almost lost genre of punk. This is great! - Ten Things... magazine

“Gotho-horror punk, oozing death and mayhem and I won’t make the 45 Grave comparison again, because I would rather listen to Antiworld. Ms. Fiendish’s vocals are strong, and the demonomaniacal lyrics point to the Dark One as a Short, fast songs from the crypt, played by the band that rehearses in Lucifer’s basement”- Anodyne magazine

“Great! It's really stripped down aggressive Death Rock with female vocals” - Rate Your Music, on the web

“You know it'll be fast and trashy, you know everyone on stage will be rockin' like a Halloween party round at Ed Wood's house” - Nemesis webzine UK

Bringing the dark side back to punk since 1995, Antiworld has proven to be a versatile force in today’s deathrock scene. They have built loyal following worldwide, inspiring a new generation of Horror Punks, and miraculously over the years made long dead bands sit up, take notice and reform.
Three music videos were produced from this album, the most famous being "Horror High", followed by "Deadtime Stories" and "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark.



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