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It’s Scorpio Season, and horror-influenced shock rocker Miss Cherry Delight has you covered. Her new single Planet Scorpio is out now, a reworked version of her hit song “Scorpio Witch” off the 2019 album “Eat the Evidence.”
For those unfamiliar with Cherry’s work, Chuck Varga (Sexecutioner of GWAR) has this to say. “She rocked me like Satan’s daughter and didn’t stop till blood shot out of my ears!!!”
Cherry’s intense musical performances are an immersive horror show all of their own, and common occurrences involve her masturbating with a vibrator on stage, covering herself in “Cherry Blood”, and singing about serial killers.
She is also a prolific TikTok creator who started the “CannibalTok” trend and has since gained over 140k followers.
Says Cherry on her new track: “When you look up ancient medical astrology charts, you see all the zodiac signs are associated with different parts of the body. Leo rules the heart. Aries rules the head. And where is Scorpio? Yep. The sex organs. And there’s a reason why. We can’t help it! It’s who we are, and it’s what we do best, and it’s been well documented since the Middle Ages. That’s what the “Planet Scorpio” track is. This remix is me rounding up my Scorpio army and commanding them to go forth and do what Scorpios are famous for, which is testing the limits of pleasure, and then setting a new record.”
Lead guitarist and producer Justin Ethan Matthews had this to say:
“It’s been amazing hearing Ghost Stories’ take on Cherry’s music. The original track was tapey and maybe even a little soulful – the remix imagines that soul run through a blender. Dance versions of rock tunes don’t always work, but when they do, they’re spectacular. Grateful and humbled to be involved.”
Says co producer Ghost Stories:
“I was inspired by EBM acts like Gesaffelstein and The Hacker, along with some old Shapednoise records I listened to for the first time in a while. The bass for Planet Scorpio I styled after an acid bass, something that, if sped up, would be programmed on a 303.”
Listen to the new single here: