John Carpenter Announces New Album Lost Themes III, Shares “Weeping Ghost”: Stream

The Master of Horror returns with his first non-soundtrack album in nearly five years

John Carpenter Announces New Album Lost Themes III, Shares "Weeping Ghost": Stream
John Carpenter, photo by Sophie-Gransard

    John Carpenter is a man of his word. Back in August, the Master of Horror teased that he would be releasing a new album in February, and today he’s made it official: Lost Themes III: Alive After Death arrives February 5th via Sacred Bones Records. In anticipation — and just in time for Halloween — he’s dropped new single “Weeping Ghost”.

    Once again, Carpenter is working alongside his son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies. Although it’s been nearly five years since 2016’s Lost Themes II, the unstoppable trio have kept busy with both 2017’s Anthology collection of re-recordings and, of course, 2018’s visceral score for David Gordon Green’s blockbuster smash Halloween.

    Needless to say, their chemistry extends well beyond their familial ties at this point. “We understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” Carpenter digressed in the album’s press release, “how to communicate without words, and the process is easier now than it was in the beginning. We’ve matured.” That maturity is all over the new single. 


    “Weeping Ghost” finds Carpenter as vivid as ever. Like “Vortex” from the first Lost Themes volume, this synth-fueled track desperately screams for portraits of midnight dystopian streets. It’s catchy, too, thudding around with the kind of swagger and attitude that’ll leave you reaching for a pack of cigs that may not even be there. Stream below.

    Consult the cover artwork and full tracklist below. As you’ll notice, the list includes the previously released single “Skeleton”, which we’ve also added below “Weeping Ghost” to give you a wicked double dose. Pre-orders for the album are currentlly on-going at Sacred Bones with all sorts of mouth-watering variants for vinyl enthusiasts out there.

    Lost Themes III Artwork:

    John Carpenter - Lost Themes III

    Lost Themes III Tracklist:
    01. Alive After Death
    02. Weeping Ghost
    03. Dripping Blood
    04. Dead Eyes
    05. Vampire’s Touch
    06. Cemetery
    07. Skeleton
    08. Turning the Bones
    09. The Dead Walk
    10. Carpathian Darkness




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