Just in time for Halloween, Dread Central is proud to premiere a new music video by Lola Black. If this sounds familiar to you, that’s because this is a cover of Concrete Blonde’s cult track “Bloodletting (Vampire Song).”
“Covering ‘Bloodletting (Vampire Song)’ by Concrete Blonde came very naturally to me,” Lola Black said via press release. According to Black, Concrete Blonde’s lead singer, Johnette Napolitano, said the song was inspired by Anne Rice and her Vampire Chronicles novels. “At the time, the mainstream didn’t believe ‘Bloodletting’ would work, but the song went on to become a cult classic.”
The Denver-based band released their first EP in 2012, and have become a major name in the Colorado music scene. In 2016, they started to make a name for themselves outside of Colorado, playing at national music festivals and working with legendary producer Bob Marlette, who has worked with Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, and Alice Cooper.
“Much like Concrete Blonde, our darker side has never been fully embraced, so it is as if we were meant to cover this song and keep that middle finger to the mainstream in the air,” Black enthuses.
“Bloodletting” will be available for download on November 1st.