Yesterday, we brought you Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Rezon’s 7-minute cover of the theme to Halloween; in keeping with the tradition of spooky cover, today we’ve got a synthwave version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller by electronica outfit Scandroid, whose second album drops on October 27th—just in time for every horror freaks favorite day.
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Thanks to Jonathan Barkan at Dread Central for putting this evil little banger on my radar; while it’s steeped in nostalgia, there’s an evil edge that makes everything deliciously 21st Century.
“I knew when I started the album (Monochrome) that I wanted to do a Halloween-related track. It only took me 1/4 of a second to conclude this would be my perfect chance to cover a track I loved during the 80s. I probably watched the ‘Thriller’ music video 100+ times on my parents VCR after I recorded it from MTV,” [Scandroid frontman Klayton (aka Celldweller)] explains.
Have a listen and let us know what you think in the Comments section!