Let the old schoolers pull out their scratched 45s of “Monster Mash” and tapes and CDs of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” This Halloween the cool kids know where the ghoulish musical fun is: with SoCal horror rocker Characula (www.characula.com), celebrating her favorite season with the release of her eerie but super-fun new single “Dead Light District Dolls!”
The creepishly cool track, now available on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers, is currently impacting Triple AAA Radio in the U.S. It comes off her upcoming debut album produced by Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Great White, KISS, Motley Crue). The vinyl edition will have eight tracks—one for each leg of a spider!
As October 31 inches closer, Characula will emerge from the shadows Saturday, October 19 to perform at halftime of a roller derby game of the L.A. Derby Dolls, Southern California’s premiere all-female roller derby league. The game will feature a Halloween costume contest, with the winner announced at halftime.
Characula won’t be staying in the crypt long after Halloween. Earlier this year, she received her first ever Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) nomination for a blistering cover of Bad Company’s “Ready For Love,” and a second nomination for the ghoulish song “Mummy Dance.” “Mummy Dance” and its chilling music video are scheduled for release this Halloween!
She’ll find out who wins at the upcoming 2013 event, set for Thursday, November 21 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.
Cheri Anaclerio, aka Characula, unleashes the demons in her powerhouse imagination to create, in a tip of the blood-dripped cap to Frank Zappa, blistering music about monsters, sex and rock ‘n roll.
An engineer by trade, Characula’s inner truth has been coming to light since the fall of 2012. Before Halloween and for a few weeks after last year, her infectiously ghoulish single “Mummy Dance” snagged airplay on numerous Top 40 stations across the country. Her singles are being promoted by Howie Rosen of Howard Rosen Promotion, Inc. (www.howiewood.com).