• Howl ~ O ~ Grimm Vol 2 by Various Ghouls & Goblins

  • Featured Artists and Spooky Music

    1. LoungeZotica 3000 - The Munsters TV Theme   2:19
    2. Wayne Olivieri - Soul Motel feat. Gar Francis   3:52
    3. Clark Ford - Spiderwebs In My Hair! 3:07
    4. The Spies - Eyes On You 4:18
    5. Inches From Sin - Come See Me feat. Lyia Meta 3:38
    6. David LaDuke - Gonna Get Ya 3:03
    7. skinsNbones - Is There Meaning? 4:40
    8. STUDEO - What's Ahead for Me   4:13
    9. Tilted Axes & Patrick Grant Group
            - Imaginary Horror Film - Part 2     7:26
    10. Danny Ferreira - Monster Mash   3:16

  • ALBUM REVIEWS!!

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    Another great Album Review !!!Congrats to all the featured Ghouls and Goblins on this year’s Halloween album release on Bongo Boy Records!!
    Spooky seasonal tribute Bongo Boy Records – HOWL-O-GRIMM VOL. 2: The time of the year when goblins are howlin’, it’s only fitting that we listen to a spooky seasonal tribute… I didn’t find any live videos from this new release, but if you SUBSCRIBE to the BONGOBOY YouTube channel, you’ll find plenty of similar albums.


    With titles like “Spiderwebs in my Hair“, you’ll get the message very quickly; whatever else you might think about tribute albums, I can tell you that tunes like this will give you some FUN!


     

  • They do ROCK it OUT on “Gonna Get Ya’“… I have no doubt that this is one of the tunes that WILL be getting play-listed by DJ’s with horror on their minds… a SUPER hawt & rawkin’ guitar solo on this track… if you’re lookin’ for an album that will enhance your Halloween party – get this one.

    For my personal favorite of the ten terrifying tunes offered up, it was easy to choose “Eyes On You“… there’s a definite carny vibe here that gives you visions of all the fun-houses you’ve ever been in – all at ONCE… yikes!

    I give the creators of this mash-up a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.97. Get more information on the Bongo Boys website. Rotcod Zzaj

     

    https://contemporaryfusionreviews.com/spooky-seasonal-tribute/

  • Congrats to all the featured Ghouls and Goblins on a wonderful Album Review !!
    LoungeZotica 3000’s offers a tasteful surf-rock soaked rendition of “The Munsters” theme. They channel the energy of the great Dick Dale while the guitar work weaves itself together into something truly invigorating. Rhythms opt for a taut, driving pulse thanks in large part to the impeccable bass work.

    Wayne Olivieri delivers a wry piece of Halloween-themed pop ‘Soul Motel feat. Gar Francis’ proving Wayne Olivieri’s uncanny ability to get into the reason for the season. Elements of horror mix their way into the story while it draws from Hitchcock’s Bates Motel. Vocals have a commanding presence to them.

    Clark Ford’s “Spiderwebs In My Hair!” incorporates a bit of the Dresden Dolls’ theatrical quality. Within this context she embraces a wide number of instruments into the mix giving additional color. The true heart and soul of the piece rests within the power of her very commanding voice.

    A deep, late 80s goth rock runs through the Spies’ “(Got My) Eyes On You” with features delightful, delirious storytelling. Guitars have an angular edge to them. The slightest hint of acid-tinged psychedelic rock weaves its way into the mix.

    The cryptic funk of Inches From Sin’s “Come See Me (feat. Lyia Meta)” has a slowed-down groove to it. So heavy the bass rumbles through with a sheer force of nature quality to it. Eerie atmospherics permeate the whole of the track while it rolls on past.



  • Haunted glam races through David LaDuke’s playful “Gonna Get Ya (1984)”. So much energy pours out of the piece. Lyrics have an intensity to them while the guitar solos burn brightly.

    skinsNbones demands to be played at the loudest possible volume on the stellar anthem of “Is There Meaning”. A nice nod to grunge rock’s defiant roots the song feels outright visceral. Multiple layers intermingle as an animalistic spirit ties it all together.

    Delicate folk symphonies sweep through on STUDEO’s soulful “What’s Ahead for Me”. Quite spacious the sprawling scope feels visceral. Her passionate vocals serve as the very heart of the piece from which all else flows.

    Tilted Axes & Patrick Grant Group sculpts a series of progressive rock suites on the surrealist ode of “Imaginary Horror Film – Part 2”. A true trip they draw heavily from the turn on a dime rambunctious Frank Zappa at his peak. So many different layers merge to create a cascading whole.

    With the playful “The Monster Mash” Daniel Ferreira nicely celebrates the inherent kitsch of the Halloween classic. Guitar opts for a rhythmic nimbleness as they soar off into space. Vocals have a passion to them as they are delivered with such urgency. https://skopemag.com/2020/10/28/bongo-boy-records-halloween-album-howlogrimm-vol-2-by-various-ghouls-goblins

  • Gather round, ghouls and goblins, and get ready to get into the Halloween spirit! Bongo Boy Records has put together a second volume of their Howl~O~Grimm compilation record this year. Howl~O~Grimm Vol. 2 is a collection of spooky tunes that features a great selection of supremely talented artists, covering a great mix of both fresh and familiar tracks from the spookiest season.

    HERE’S WHAT WE DUG MOST…

    The album opens with the totally timeless and iconic Muensters TV Theme Song, executed near-perfectly (if slightly cleaner and more modern than the original, including some impressive guitar work) by instrumental trio LoungeZotica 3000. This is followed by the bluesy, shuffling track Soul Motel by lifelong rocker Wayne Olivieri. 

    Spiderwebs In My Hair! by singer-songwriter Clark Ford is reminiscent of that iconic, retro Halloween music from days gone by. The great selection of vocalists is a high point with some particularly impressive female vocals on display, and the rhythmic, rolling saxophone solo is a nice touch. This leads us to Eyes On You by The Spies, defined by its classic rock feel and crunchy guitar tones.

    Inches From Sin takes us in a more modern direction with Come See Me, a dark hip-hop track with airy, intricate, and at times soulful vocals. Gonna Get Ya by David LaDuke returns us to a more retro direction, with a 50’s vibe and some heavy vocal production that is sure to conjure ghostly images in your mind. https://thearkofmusic.com/various-ghouls-goblins-howlogrimm-vol-2/

     

  • Is There Meaning? by skinsNbones is a solid, driving rock track. With hints of 80’s power rock and captivating, gravelly vocals, this track could easily stand alone as a non-holiday track, though its references to “the walking dead” cements its inclusion on this compilation. Similar things can be said of What’s Ahead for Me by STUDEO, a rock ballad with powerful female vocals and smooth, soaring guitar work.

    And what better way to conclude a Halloween album than with a rendition of one of the most classic spooky songs of all time? Danny Ferreira has left us with a fun and energetic version of Monster Mash to tie things up – the perfect way to bring all of these unique pieces of music together.

    OUR FAVORITE TRACK…

    Tilted Axes and Patrick Grant Group take us to a more traditionally and cinematically spooky sound with their instrumental track Imaginary Horror Film – Part 2. Deep strings and chilling keys lead us into the meat of this track, building in intensity and often quickly changing direction. True to its name, it genuinely feels like it could be the soundtrack to a horror film. At over seven minutes long, this track has plenty of room to develop themes and carry the listener on a journey, and it does – there’s both enough erraticism to keep you on the edge of your seat while still allowing for a story-like feel from the beginning to the end.

    IN CONCLUSION…

    If you’re looking for a soundtrack for your Halloween party this year, let Howl~O~Grimm Vol. 2 be the solution to your spooky music needs. With a great range of styles from classic rock to modern hip hop and many things in between, there’s something for every monster in attendance on this compilation. We invite you to listen… if you dare.

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