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"Pouring focus on their surfabilly talents, the record thrums with a jagged, rock n' roll energy and packs plenty of manic saxophone into it's content... As with all their efforts, the album is brimming with horror and B-movie themes, but with it's winning blend of sugar-sweet vocals, zany surf instrumentals and morbid aesthetics, it sure isn't your average horrorbilly album."
- Vive Le Rock Magazine
"Frat-party startin' dayglo rock n' roll that grins in the face of the all-encompassing trend for portentious, pretentious, 'important' music. Charnel House Rock is supremely confident; Zombina's vocals are awesomely assured, the band's hearse bends tightly and gleefully around tricksy corners and there's an impressive whip around genres (country, surf-pop and pure punk all get a good look in)"
- Shinding! Magazine
"They're still churning out albums of this quality at a stage of their career where a fair few other bands would have given up and resorted to tired retreads of their past work. "Charnel House Rock" is another very worthy addition to their catalogue and is well worth a look. To be honest, it's criminal that a band this original and inventive but with such great tunes to boot are still largely unknown, but that's the world's loss and not theirs."
"Those who haven't lived and breathed Hammer Movies, those who haven't consumed The Misfits' "Static Age", The Damned's "Black Album" or the "Psychedelic Jungle" of The Cramps, may never fully understand the importance of a band like Zombina and the Skeletones in the arid musical landscape of the 2000s, but they could - and they should"
"One of the finest pop records I’ve heard in long time, a kaleidoscope of mayhem mummified in blood spattered bandages!"
"The Liverpudlian horror-punk outfit takes on a decidedly Western tone on Charnel House Rock, and the juxtaposition of country twang with surf rock vibes is a strange but satisfying combination... Approach Charnel House with the same attitude you might have about a movie called 'Attack of the Crab Monsters'. It may require you to abandon your 'finer' tastes, but the effort pays off in the long run."
"It's hard not to be enchanted by this unique band, which although now in its sixteenth year, still continues to surprise. I would not be surprised if they're still impressing me in another sixteen years - Zombina and The Skeletones is a rock monster that simply can not be stopped."
"...another real classic horror-punk gem that fans will love."
released March 3, 2014
The X-Spectre: Saxophone
Doctor Auculus: Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Ben D.Go: Drum Kit, Vocals
Kyle McThulu: Bass, Shouts
Zombina: Lead Vocals
"No Survivors" features The Owl on Blues Harp
"Don't Go into the Light" features B. Riley on Keys
"Unspeakable Things" features Jonny Tokyo on Harpsichord
"Unspeakable Things" and "City of Ghosts" feature Ian Jackson on Fiddle and Mandolin, Roger Tunaman on Stand-Up Bass and Cressy Godding on Washboard.
Recorded and mixed at Jaraf House by Joe Oxley
Artwork by Jase Harper
Check out the "Don't Go Into The Light" Video - youtu.be/h2T5QjvJi2c