The Haxans – the collaborative project of Ash Costello (New Years Day) and Matt Montgomery (Rob Zombie) – have just premiered their brand new song ‘Party Monster’ via Hot Topic, and it’s to die for.
The song comes just over a week after the release of the duo’s debut single ‘Chains’ – an infectiously dark number which received plenty of positive feedback from fans. Already, surfing through the waves of adoring comments on the latest video, it looks as though this new release is set to be rewarded with the same high praise.
‘Party Monster’ is a concoction of melodic-darkness and dirty-glamorousness that is capable of provoking those premature Halloween party vibes, whatever the time of year. It’s a contagiously dance-y track, riddled with power and delivered with attitude. Costello describes The Haxans as being ‘like a “70s spook-show club dance party” and really, it doesn’t get much more accurate than that.
Montgomery – or Piggy D. as he is know within Rob Zombie – had previously released two singles under the label of ‘The Haxans’, as part of a recording project with experimental vocalist Shannon Gallant back in 2012. The singles, titled ‘Cold Blood’ and ‘Cat Black Bone’, regrettably seem to have been forgotten in the wake of this new collaborative arrangement.
However, Montgomery and Costello are like the Gomez and Morticia Addams of goth-pop – in appearance and musical chemistry. What we’ve heard from them so far showcases a perfect blend of their styles, as should be the case with any good collaboration. We are certainly left itching to hear more from the pair.
The Haxans’ debut album is due for release in January 2017 via TKO Records.
This Haxan’s article was written by Tyler Turner, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.