American Murder Song Teams Up with Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle of Filth for a Reckoning


Live session player for Cradle of Filth joins the star of Repo! The Genetic Opera and songwriters of The Devil’s Carnival for a tale of murder on a new EP

1816, The Year Without A Summer, was an infamous year. A natural disaster blew its vengeance over the American northeast until every damn thing was froze, and the ground became death. Trapped indoors, Mary Shelly penned her classic novel FRANKENSTEIN. Two hundred years later, cult film composers Terrance Zdunich (REPO! THE GENCTIC OPERA) and Saar Hendelman (THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL franchise) are resurrecting that fateful year as the setting for a bitter new batch of murder ballads. Prepare thyself for AMERICAN MURDER SONG’s third extended play album, III. THE RECKONING.

On AMERICAN MURDER SONG’s first EP, I. DAWN, Terrance and Saar led listeners through a series of bloody tales of killer young’uns and a new America pushing west. On their second EP, II. PROVIDENCE, the genre-defying duo welcomed audiences to the watering hole that served as the hunting grounds for America’s first purported female serial killer. On III. THE RECKONING, they explore the desperate crimes of those devastated by The Year Without A Summer, including a narrated murder confession “June” performed by Lindsay Schoolcraft, live session player for the popular British metal band CRADLE OF FILTH.


On “June”, the narrator bemoans the fate of her family farm, a property that she inherited by way of bloodshed, that is now useless due to the agricultural ruin brought on by The Year Without A Summer. Check out this trailer for III. THE RECKONING, which features a medley of music from the new EP:

Terrance and Saar invite audiences to hear III. THE RECKONING online today, and come out and experience the music of AMERICAN MURDER SONG live this fall on THE AMERICAN WAKE TOUR. All tour stops feature meet ‘n’ greet opportunities with Terrance and Saar, and all ticket pre-orders come with a free download of the new EP. To purchase a digital download of III. THE RECKONING or pre-order tickets to THE AMERICAN WAKE TOUR today, visit:

In addition to killer tunes and tours, AMERICAN MURDER SONG releases new videos every Tuesday that feature a rouges gallery of rock stars and cult personalities, including Sara ‘Chibi’ Taylor of THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, Alissa White-Gluz of ARCH ENEMY, goth personality Aurelio Voltaire, alternative model Ulorin Vex, Curtis Rx of the horror band CREATURE FEATURE, Morgue, star of AMC’s FREAKSHOW, noir cabaret scenester Toledo Diamond, and Scotty Morris of the popular swing revival act BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY. AMERICAN MURDER SONG’s videos are directed by Jake Akuna with stop-motion animation by Harry Chaskin. III. THE RECKONING is mixed by Cedrick Courtois.




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10/27 – Richmond, VA
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11/8 – Denver, CO

11/12 – Los Angeles, CA


Explicit: No

Genre: Soundtrack, Murder Ballads

EP Release Date: August 30, 2016

Music and Lyrics by: Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman

Music Mixed by: Cedrick Courtois

Music Arranged by: Saar Hendelman

Track Names:

1.) The Year Without A Summer

2.) June

3.) July

4.) August

5.) Pray

Album Liner Notes:

AMERICAN MURDER SONG: III. THE RECKONING is the third chapter in the hybrid film/concept-album project by Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’s Carnival franchise). Mixed by Cedrick Courtois and featuring Lindsay Schoolcraft, live session player for Cradle of Filth, the EP is a collection of original murder ballads set in 1816 America. AMERICAN MURDER SONG features not only music, but stop motion animation, moving daguerreotype portraits and a rogues gallery of cutthroats and murderesses. As Messrs. Storm & Tender, Saar and Terrance invite audiences to Follow The Mark:

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