Ash Costello (New Year’s Day) and Matt Montgomery (AKA Piggy-D of Rob Zombie) have come together to form a power duo called THE HAXANS. You can hear bits of both artists in this unique collaboration, and is described at a Goth Pop project. Party Monsters is perfectly due out on Friday, October 13 and is available for pre-order now.
The album starts out with a song called “Lights Out!” It’s just the right amount of naughty for a super fun track to open the album. It’s truly a song anyone can get into. I think a wide variety of music fans are going to dig this.
An instant favorite of mine was “Dirty Magic.” Not only is there a seductive rhythm, the lyrics are entirely relatable. The line “The way I fell for you is tragic, you must have used that dirty magic over me” is so spot on. The sexy music makes it seem more like a song you’d want to play in the bedroom. I seriously love this one.
Another that caught my attention is “Chains.” The creepy and mischievous beat make it seem like it could be the intro to a horror film. It paints a picture of a couple, possibly, where one can’t get the other out of their head, “bumping in my brain and clinking all through the night.” It also includes vocals from both Ash and Matt.
“Vampira” is an acoustic tribute that really showcases Ash’s raw vocal talent. “This song is special to me having known Vampira before her passing. It’s a tribute in a way to a friend, but also shows what side of the street we come from,” says Matt.
This album is so fun and different from anything else I’ve listened to lately. I can’t wait for everyone to listen to it. For those of you who prefer it to be Halloween every day, you’re absolutely going to love it. But in all honesty, there’s something here for any music fan to enjoy. Set your superstitions aside, and make this a priority come Friday the 13th!