Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “St. John’s Eve on Bald Mountain” — Modest Mussorgsky (1867)

  Saint John’s Eve on Bare Mountain. Or “Night On Bald Mountain” as it is most commonly known in English. Already it sounds creepifying, but this orchestral fantasy/musical picture by Modest Mossorgsky (and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov) vividly details a terrifying picture of witches and demonic hordes racing through the Slavic night, terrorizing villages in the shadow of…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Black Sabbath” — Black Sabbath (1970)

The very flames in which the darkened blade of heavy metal was forged… The first track from their first album… The song Black Sabbath from the album Black Sabbath by the band Black Sabbath… Yeah I think that sets up our penultimate Buttkickin’ Halloween Song song pretty well, but you have to admit that it’s one of the…