OGRE and Dallas Campbell to release new studio album “All Hallows’ II” on January 25th 2019

Ogre and Dallas Campbell All Hallows’ II cover
All Hallows’ II” is a full-length studio album by transatlantic synthesists Robin Ogden (OGRE) and Dallas Campbell. The sequel builds upon the previous instalment of “All Hallows’”: slasher synth chase sequences, atmospheres laden with powerful dread and eerie soundscapes score a true horror story, track by track, to a thrilling and cinematic conclusion.

“All Hallows’ II” is a conceptual narrative journey into cults and the occult, unfeeling cosmic horrors, and the unplumbed darkness of the human condition.

Despite living 3594 miles apart, and having never met in person, Robin and Dallas collaborate online by the combined powers of FaceTime, Dropbox and Sid Meier’s Civilization V, sharing a passion for all things analog, tape machines and esoteric vintage synths.

“All Hallows’ II” draws on the duos combined nostalgia for the halcyon years of Carpenter and Goblin-esc soundtracks, cheap horror movies and sweet synth scores. The soundtrack is the fourth instalment of their many transatlantic collaborations, and builds upon their last horror outing, a re-score of George Romero’s classic Night Of The Living Dead on Grammy winning soundtrack label Lakeshore Records (Stranger Things, Drive etc.).

The accompanying story could be ripped from the pages of Weird Tales and is a delicious throwback to the slow-burn pulp horror movies of yester-decades. For fans of the weird and eerie, Lovecraftian horrors, Cronenberg’s early works and immersive fiction, “All Hallows’ II” is an ambitious work of deep fiction told through a series of found artefacts: coroner’s reports, newspaper clippings and ominous bloodstained notes. The synopsis reads: “35 years ago, police discovered the remains of over a dozen former patients in the sub-basement of an alternative healthcare facility, The Shepard Institute For Psionic Inquiry. “All Hallows’ II” is the story of investigative journalist Ellis Ledstone, and Shepard’s other victims, whose bodies was never found”.

“All Hallows’ II” includes the unaltered case files of the events of 1983. The onus is on the reader to stitch together the narrative and come to their own conclusions about the mysterious events of 1983 and what really happened at The Shepard Institute For Psionic Inquiry, by examining the interviews, reports and artefacts, which are included both digitally with the release and physically with physical versions of the soundtrack.

The soundtrack features 24 tracks and will be released both digitally and on cassette with a special edition physical package of “All Hallows’ II” including a hard print copy of the story component and a “found artefact' meditation cassette. A separate selection of B-sides and cuts entitled: “All Hallows’ II: Coda” will follow the release.

“All Hallows’ II” will be released on January 25th, 2019.

Pre-order the album here.

1. Ident VI
2. Have You Seen Me?
3. Last Rays Of Daylight Part II (Titles)
4. The Shepard Institute Of Psionic Inquriy
5. The Path Set Before Us
6. Autopsy / Endocrynological Response
7. Spiritual Inertia
8. Admittance
10. Wraiths
11. Forest Clearing / Laughing Shadows
12. Run
13. ‘It’s dangerous to dream here’
14. The Abyss Above
15. Non-euclidean Geometry
16. Visitations
18. Awake
19. 911
20. The Gate Is Open
22. Room 9B / Sub-basement
23. The Couvert Tapes
24. Satanic Panic