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Extreme Metallers Exmortus Have Covered The Beetlejuice Theme Tune

Exmortus have given Danny Elfman’s classic Beetlejuice theme a metal makeover

Thirty-one years after the release of Tim Burton’s classic horror comedy Beetlejuice, its theme tune has been given a metal makeover by extreme metallers Exmortus. The California band also made a pretty cool video to go with it, which you can watch below.

The cover – which actually sounds really cool in its newly metal-fied guise – is going to appear on the band’s new Halloween-themed EP, Legion Of The Undead. The five-track release, which comes out on October 25, also includes two brand new songs – the title track and Swallow Your Soul – as well as covers of two other instrumentals.

One is version of Bernard Hermann’s Psycho Theme, from the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, and the other is a take on Night On Bald mountain, a composition by 19th century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

It sounds like the perfect soundtrack to put on when you’ve finished trick and treating with your friends and want to just chill out and eat all your sweets.

It’s not the first time that music by Danny Elfman has been given a metal twist. In 2008, the soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas was reissued as Nightmare Revisted. It featured Marilyn Manson’s take on This Is Halloween, which had first been released a couple of years prior, as well as The All-American Rejects playing Jack’s Lament, Flyleaf’s version of What’s This?, Korn’s cover of Kidnap The Sandy Claws and Rise Against’s rendition of Making Christmas, among others.

Exmortus will be touring the U.S. and Canada in November and December with Death Angel. The dates are as follows:

Exmortus North American tour 2019


16 Seattle, WA Club-Sur
17 Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theater
18 Vancouver, BC, The Rickshaw Theater
19 Edmonton, AB, Starlite
20 Calgary, AB, Dickens
21 Regina, SK, The Exchange
22 Winnipeg, MB, Pyramids
23 St. Paul, MN, The Amsterdam
25 London, ON, London Music Hall
26 Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
27 Montreal, QC, Piranha Bar
28 Ottawa, ON, Brass Monkey
29 Quebec City, QC, L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
30 Brooklyn, NY, Saint Vitus


01 New Bedford, MA, Vault @ Greasy Luck
03 Lancaster, PA, Chameleon
04 Baltimore, MD, Otto Bar
05 Richmond, VA, Canal Club
06 Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club
07 Tampa, FL, Brass Mug
08 Orlando, FL, The Haven
10 Lafayette, LA, Grant Street
11 Houston, TX, Scout Bar
12 Austin, TX, Come And Take It Live
13 Dallas, TX, Tree’s
14 Tulsa, OK, The Shrine
15 Enid, OK, 1927 Event Center
17 Albuquerque, NM, Launch Pad
18 Mesa, AZ, Club Red
19 West Hollywood, CA, Whisky A Go Go

Posted on October 9th 2019, 6:05pm
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