The 1960s had Beatlemania, but the 1980s had the Freddy frenzy. In the decade when many teenagers wanted their MTV, the bladed boogeyman from Springwood slashed his way out of the big screen to bring his sinister sounds and killer style to the music scene, with a collection of his greatest hits coming back from the dead this week courtesy of Mondo and Strange Disc.

Initially released in 1987, Freddy's Greatest Hits features the voice of Robert Englund accompanied by the talented musicians known as The Elm Street Group. This Wednesday at 12:00pm CT, Mondo will unleash a special striped vinyl variant of the nine-track collection from Strange Disc. Priced at $25 and limited to 400 copies, the special vinyl release is slated to ship out in January, giving horror fans something to listen to as they drift off to sleep in the post-holiday weeks...

From Mondo: "Hey everyone - this week we have three amazing distributed titles for you from our friends at Strange Disc, Burning Witches and Code Elektro.

As usual, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT).

Freddy’s Greatest Hits - The Elm Street Group. Released on Strange Disc. Exclusive variant to Mondo. Pressed on "Freddy Sweater" striped vinyl. Limited to 400 copies worldwide. Pre-Order expected to ship in January 2018. $25

Strange Disc Records presents FREDDY’S GREATEST HITS performed by The Elm Street Group and featuring Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger.

Originally released in 1987 at the height of the ‘Freddy’ craze (Freddy already had three movies under his belt, and a fourth on the way. Even by then, he was a veritable pop icon, as Americana as hot dogs). This record contains nine tracks, a mix of covers (from the likes of Wilson Pickett, The Everly Brothers, Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs) and original songs and instrumentals. The album is everything you except it to be: screaming '80s drum machines and distortion filled electric guitars being drowned out by synthesizers. Over the top of these songs is Robert Englund doing the voice (and manic laugh) of Freddy Kruger. The actual music-making was done by the Elm Street Group, who were much respected studio musicians working for RIC records. Featuring artists like Kevin Kelly and Alan Brewer who both contributed to Rick Wakeman’s soundtrack for THE BURNING."

Silhouette by Espectrostatic. Released on Burning Witches Records. Pressed on Blue vinyl. Hand numbered. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. $27

New on Burning Witches Records and limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on blue vinyl. Silhouette - the follow-up LP to 2014’s Escape from Witchtropolis - is a seductive and enthralling mix of creepy horror and melodic beauty. Alex Cuervo’s Espectrostatic moniker once again manages to create its own world and effortlessly draws you into his dark creation. As soon as the opening track ‘The Corridor' begins you know immediately whose dystopian world you have entered. The melancholic beauty of ‘The Day We Were Captured’ will melt you without remorse, building synth upon synth atmosphere. There is also a fun and teasing side as highlighted on ‘Dead End City’ with its post punk drums and guitar flare."

Triads by Code Elektro. Pressed on Blue & Red vinyl. Limited to 100 copies worldwide. $35

Brand new LP from Code Elektro, delivering yet another synth banger for your ears. For this record, he has added an Asian infuence to the music yet still delivers highly melodic electronic synth jams. Absolutely incredible listen; the layers of sound and intertwined synth melodies really take you to a world of BLADE RUNNERS and replicants."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.