Stellar Corpses' first EP, Respect The Dead, was independently released in 2007 on their own label, Santa Carla Records, named after "The Lost Boys" (1987) filmed in their hometown, Santa Cruz. The EP was recorded at The Compound Recording Studios in Santa Cruz by Joe Clements (Singer of Fury 66). Stellar Corpses made an immediate impact with songs such as “Cemetery Man” and “Leave A Stellar Corpse.”
This debut release is a real Psychobilly Bone-Rattler with all the right ingredients. Hard rockin' rhythms with upfront slap-bass and power guitar drive along a bunch of catchy and memorable songs with enough ghoulish horror themes to disturb the darkest minds among fans of the Psychobilly and Horrorpunk genres.
Following a five-week European tour, Stellar Corpses released their first full-length album in 2009 entitled, "Welcome to the Nightmare" named after an underground psychobilly zine from Santa Cruz.
Released in 2009 on Santa Carla Records in the US and Fiend Force Records in Germany, the album is a deadly delight and features more of the bands influences, without losing any of the power and fury of their debut EP.
Featuring guest spots from members of AFI and Misfits.
January 2012 saw the release of the band's second full-length album, "Dead Stars Drive-In" produced, engineered and mixed by Joe McGrath (Green Day, Blink 182, AFI, Tiger Army, Alkaline Trio).
The title track is an homage to the "dead stars" of Hollywood including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Bela Lugosi and Maila Nurmi, also known as Vampira.
The songs "Vampire Kiss", "Evil Dead" and "Dead Stars Drive-In" feature backing vocals from Hunter Burgan (AFI bassist). "Be Still My Heart" features sound design by Jade Puget (AFI guitarist). “Twisted Fantasy” features guest vocals by Michale Graves (former Misfits singer).
Dead stars, vampire kisses and teenage witchcraft—welcome to the twisted fantasies of STELLAR CORPSES. Often labeled “psychobilly” or “horrorpunk,” this five-piece band of brothers delivers their own deadly concoction of anthemic punk, melodic metal, and gothic rockabilly. STELLAR CORPSES have toured the world with bands like Misfits, Tiger Army, The Damned, and others.
STELLAR CORPSES attribute their look, sound and attitude to growing up in Santa Cruz, California, a small town with a dark past. From being Brian Wilson’s “Surf City” in 1963 to being deemed “Murderville, USA” just a few years later, like its famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, Santa Cruz has seen its ups-and-downs. Subsequently, in 1987, the troubled town was cast in a horror movie and renamed “Santa Carla,” for its befitting role as the filming location and hometown of Keifer Sutherland and his gang of motorcycle riding, punk rock vampires, who fed on teens and tourists at the boardwalk in the 1987 vampire cult classic, The Lost Boys. From this influence, STELLAR CORPSES was born, and Santa Cruz’s fluctuation between the light and the dark has served as an allegory for the band’s personal and collective journey.
Want a fact about STELLAR CORPSES? The lead singer Dusty co-founded Batcave Records with Rene D La Muerte from The Brains, another band on the Atomic Music Group roster. The record label is home for Stellar Corpses and The Brains as well as some very talented up-and-coming bands from all over the world.
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