Once again, Arcana 13 are bringing the to their macabre brand of . This time, the for “Hell Behind You” features footage from horror legend Dario Argento’s 1980 film, Inferno.
Of course, this fits right in with the whole theme the Italian band has set out for itself, to take inspiration for their new album, Danza Macabra, from eight legendary horror movies.
Comments Arcana 13 vocalist/guitarist Simone Bertozzi:
Inferno by Dario Argento. Do I need to say more? This movie is simply majestic on so many levels and one of my personal favorite of all time; such a supernatural horror classic. Not many know that Argento got very sick with hepatitis while shooting and invited his mentor, the legendary Mario Bava, to step over and help him with some scenes like unforgettable the underwater ballroom one and also some optical effects.
We opened Danza Macabra with Mario Bava’s Mask of Satan and closing it with the Argento/Bava masterpiece Inferno was the natural choice, pairing it with one of the most epic songs of the whole album: ‘Hell Behind You.’ It’s intense, gloomy and evocative with its swinging groove and Black Sabbathy interlude. Dutiful mention to the genius that wrote the incredible soundtrack of Inferno: Keith Emerson. He sadly passed away the very day Danza Macabra was released, March 11th. This one goes to you, Keith. Rest in peace.
Danza Macabra is available through Aural Music on CD, double LP, and digital download, as well as a special handcrafted music box covered in black velvet with gold print with a poster signed by cover artist Enzo Sciotti and card signed by the band, limited to 200 copies; view order options here.
Rock Hard \m/