Bloodsucking Zombies From outer Space are self-described as “the creepiest band of Vienna” and are celebrating their almost twenty years of making music with a “best of” album featuring their Shock-Rock and Horror-Billy music via Austrian label SBÄM Records. The album will arrive on October 28th, 2022, ahead of Halloween weekend, as 2 Decades of Decay in multiple formats, including vinyl.
The BZFOS, winners and multiple nominees of the Amadeus Award in the Hard & Heavy category have performed at festivals like Wacken Open Air bringing with them their “loud carnival of disguises and makeup”.
Krachmucker TV sums up the musicianship and songwriting behind the Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space:
“It was the beginning of the 2000s, when a cold graveyard smell came to my nose, I descended as if guided by a ghostly hand into a musty crypt, forgotten for decades, paused in front of a stone sarcophagus, pushed the heavy plate aside and snatched a Misfits record from the grasp of a skeleton held together by spider webs. Suddenly horror gripped me, I fled and staggering I reached my safe haven where I immediately pressed that grave-smelling record to the platter, placed the needle on the vinyl and abruptly fever gripped me. Just at the right time, it was the newly created Fiendforce forum, which was to be the treasure trove of ever new discoveries of this kind for Eddie and me from then on. Fiendforce, meeting point for a genre that probably would never have existed without the Misfits. Horrorpunk.
We listened to the first attempts of the Ghouls, who would later become The Other, and formed our own horrorpunk band. I can justifiably say, my comrades-in-arms at the time will agree, we were the worst horrorpunk band of all the new bands suddenly stepping into the silvery light of the full moon. But no matter, we had our demonic fun and live two dancers. But there was one band that captivated me. In 2005, along with a few other albums, I ordered their debut, “See You At Disneyland.” “Space Invaders”, “Moonlight Sonata”, “Horrormovie Fan”, horror anthems by Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space that had me jumping around the room with excitement.
But not enough, the band had set up a little meeting place for all buyers of the record on the internet, so I was allowed to have a short chat with Richy at that time. Yes, was allowed, who could guess that we both would watch horror movies together in his apartment in 2022. But before that the Zombies released an album, which I would call one of the best works of his guild until today without any reasons for sliming. “A Night At Grand Guignol.” I’ll leave it at that, I can not highlight any song, the whole album is a masterpiece of horror punk. Subjected to the aura of great classics of the horror film and musically just rousing.
No matter how many times I’ve listened to this album, it’s one of those albums where you can wake me up at ten in the morning, play it for a second, I’m in. Every chorus a hit, varied, with “The Fairy Tale Of Billy The Butcher” a four-piece. An essence of what made up the horror punk that emerged at the time. Horror nerdery, punk rock, Halloween, splatter, Dracula. Dancing on graves. Horrorpunk eventually played itself out. Only a few bands have managed to hold their own to this day, and it’s nice to see that, along with The Other and the Crimson Ghosts, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space are among them.”