John 5 Discusses Scoring Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem!

One of the interesting things that is jumping out at me from The Lords Of Salem is the music. It seems to be a downward spiral of a film and the music would reflect that. The musical centerpiece of the film is Velvet Undergrounds “All Tomorrows Parties” so the score should compliment that in feel if nothing else. John 5 is handling the scoring chores on the film and his background will help create a seamless sound…

About the film score, John 5 says, “This was a huge challenge for me. It was like 10 times the intensity of writing a record. It took months and months as the timing is key to each scene. The music was very challenging and sometimes there was no key signature or time signature for this music, which is all orchestral and acoustic with the exception of one death metal song. You had to be able to follow the story and create emotions for each scene with the music. I cannot wait for people to see and hear this movie. It is incredible!

For those who are not familiar with The Velvet Underground, they were one of the most important bands of the 60’s, having influenced 1000’s of bands there after. The songs had the scent of doom and dread and I personally prefer to listen to them alone on rainy days. Hmmm. Don’t know what says about me… In any case, here is the song:

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Into 60’s hotrod cool, 70’s horror and 80’s punk. comics, video games.
Favorite Movies:Return of the Living Dead, Re-Animator, Evil Dead, Texas Chain-saw Massacre, Murder Mansion, etc.

Favorite Music:The Misfits (Danzig era), White/Rob Zombie, X, Marilyn Manson