Lil Obeah Meets Marius Costache, Time & Extra Kool – Fearless Vampire Killers
Fearless Vampire Killers is the debut single off the Everyday Is Halloween album.
Dub music and Obeah art has constantly clashed with industrial rock and metal. The sounds of Killing Joke, Mark Stewart & The Maffia, Tackhead, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Alien Sex Fiend, Meat Beat Manifesto, Pop Will Eat Itself and their albums, singles and videos have been a constant inspiration to Transylvanians.
Nothing is more transgressive than life in the post-industrial, post-communist Carpathian mountains. In ancient times we had a lot of bloodshed, in the Dark Ages followed carnage and mutilations from the ruling empire and the communist regime brought censorship, mind control and famine.
So it was only natural for Lil Obeah to launch his third album Everyday Is Halloween on Halloween and dedicate it to the sound of industrial dub-reggae. This Marius Costache of Studio148 produced album features collaborations with Denver rappers Time & Extra Kool, who share Lil Obeah’s passion for horror films and soundtracks, Vilnius based producer, bass player Boris Kulenovic of Mei Tei Sho fame, currently in Afrodelic and Horseman aka Winston Williams on drums.
I like the fact in am not alone. I feel part of an international community of likeminded friends and collaborators, instigators. I met Time & Extra Kool two rappers from Denver through Mark Stewart as he was working with Time in the US label, Scott Crows Emergency Hearts, from Austin Texas.
Time & Extra Kool are my generation and even though I grew up over the Atlantic ocean we must have watched the same hundreds, if not thousands, of horror films while we were growing up. So turning this tune into an industrial hip-hop dub horror film soundtrack came easy for us especially with Marius Costache at the Controls.
The song is inspired by Roman Polanskis horror comedy, but also by the Bad Brains classic song from their cassette debut. Enjoy some twisted Trans-American duppy riddim who I used to chant to my 1 year old daughter as a lullaby!
Lil Obeah – concept, vocals, samples
Time – rap vocals
Extra Kool – rap vocals
Marius Costache – production, programming, sounds
Winston Williams aka Horseman – acoustic drums
Boris Kulenovic – electric bass
artwork by Cristiana Bucureci