Pittsburgh, PA is no stranger to horror. As the home of and location for most of George A. Romeroís films, the Steel City has become synonymous in some circles with the Living Dead, its shopping malls and serene outskirts teeming with the leering, decaying terror of reanimated corpses who devour their victims. And if you were a kid growing up in Pittsburgh from the late 70s through the 80s (like ZOMBIís Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra), you were most likely very deeply affected by repeated late-night viewings of "Night of the Living Dead" and its various sequels, knock-offs and tributes.
ZOMBIís love of the music that often accompanied these films pours over into obsession. The works of legendary filmmakers like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter, accompanied by eerie, driving, relentless musical scores by the likes of Carpenter (who composed the music for many of his own films), Goblin and Fabio Frizzi, set standards for the use of rock music as original film scores as well as furthered the cause of electronics as compositional tools for soundtracks. The use of analog synthesizers and progressive musicianship brought about an alien quality that bridged the gap between the 70s prog-rock juggernaut and the icy simplicity of early new wave and industrial music in the 80s. - shop.relapse.com