Looking for a soundtrack for a ghouly Halloween? Well, I guess you can just play your old Misfits albums. But why not mix things up and throw in The Cryptkeeper Five's take on the Misfits classic 'Theme For A Jackal' that we are premiering. The song won't be out until Thursday (presave HERE) but you can already stream the whole thing below.
Singer/songwriter Johnny Ott about their choice on the song:
"Theme For A Jackal is, in my opinion, The Misfits at their very best. It’s dark. It’s poetic. Its mysterious. It’s everything I want to hear in a song by that band. I wish all their songs were this good." -
The Cryptkeeper Five or CK5 are an American punk-rock band formed in Trenton, New Jersey in 1997. They draw influence from artists such as The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, U2, and Arcade Fire. Signed with Richmond, VA label Say-10 Records, the band has also re-released their newest record ‘The Stronghold,’ with a bonus cover of Arcade Fire's "Wake Up", exclusively on vinyl. ‘The Stronghold’ was recorded by Sean Glonek (Juliana Hatfield, Tonya Donnelly) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Ghost). An alternate master of the track "1000 Keys," done by Roger Lima (bassist of Less Than Jake) at his Moathouse Recording Studio, is also available as a Spotify exclusive. The band has also been releasing various covers over the recent months, including “No Surrender” by Bruce Springsteen and “Waiting Room” by Fugazi, just to name a few. CK5 has travelled to Germany, London, Liverpool, and Belfast in 2016 on top of extensively touring the U.S. and Canada with no plans to slow down any time soon.