released September 23, 2019 as digital download only.
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Bruce Kulick (guitar)
Douglas Blair (guitar)
Björn Höglund (drums)
Tina Guo (cello)
Courtney Gains (vocals)
John Franklin (vocals)
Produced by Chris Laney.
Executive Producer: Mike Dalager.
Produced by Platform West - 2019.
Extra NOTES :
On September 23, 2019
"Dreams In The Witch House: Penitentiary" was released and
offered as a
free download through October 31, 2019, Halloween.
The track's musicians include former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick,
guitarist Douglas Blair, cello sensation Tina Guo, MOTHER'S
FINEST bassist Wyzard and EASY ACTION drummer Björn Höglund.
Joining them on vocals are horror icons Courtney Gains
("Children Of The Corn", "The Burbs", "Tales From The Crypt")
and John Franklin ("Children Of The Corn", "The Adams Family", "Childsplay").
Produced by Chris Laney of Danish metal band PRETTY MAIDS and
executive producer Mike Dalager, the track commemorates the 35th
anniversary of the release of Stephen King's "Children Of The
Corn" and Bruce Kulick's first recording with KISS on
"Animalize", where he played the ghost solo for Track 5, "Lonely
Is The Hunter".
"Penitentiary" is a beefed up, cinematic version of the title
track from 2013's Dreams In The Witch House: "A
Lovecraftian Rock Opera" , an adaptation of HP Lovecraft's
classic horror tale from 1932. The track also marks Kulick and
Blair's seventh collaboration with the rock opera. In a previous
interview Kulick noted, "When [Chris] approached me, along with
Mike, about being involved I said, 'I'm in!' even though I don't
know much about HP Lovecraft. But I know Chris understood what
I'd be able to lend to the project."
Hollywood actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains, renowned for
their iconic roles as child cult leader Isaac and henchman
Malachai aren't known for their singing abilities. Executive
producer Mike Dalager states: "They will blow you away with
their vocal chops! John got his start in musical theater in
Chicago and Courtney's an accomplished songwriter and singer who
headlines his cruise grunge band RIPPLE STREET." John Franklin
states, "My teenage dream of being a rock star is suddenly
resurrected. And don't get me started on how friggin' amazing
Mr. Gains is!"