Exmortus shred “Beetlejuice” theme song on upcoming Legions of the Undead EP: Stream

The band's horror-themed EP arrives October 25th


    Just in time for Halloween, Los Angeles thrashers Exmortus are returning with the horror-themed Legions of the Undead EP. In advance of its October 25th release, the band is teaming up with Heavy Consequence to premiere “Beetlejuice” — a neoclassic shred cover of Danny Elfman’s theme song from the legendary Tim Burton film of the same name.

    Exmortus’ version is an exercise in technical precision, as the band rips through Elfman’s symphonic composition with virtuosity in a league with Yngwie Malmsteen or Marty Friedman. If you need further convincing of the guitar theatrics at work here, Exmortus also shot a video where they play the song note-for-note all dressed as Beetlejuice.

    Growing up a fan of the film, lead guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez said the theme song adapted perfectly to the shred metal style:

    “Been meaning to cover this theme for a while now. As a kid, I loved the Tim Burton movie and the cartoon series that followed it. Danny Elfman’s music really does lend itself to metal orchestration, so this was a breeze to learn and jam out. Hope you have as much fun watching as we did recording it! It’s showtime!”


    Recorded by the band’s longtime producer Zack Ohren at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, the five-track EP features two original tracks, including the previously released “Swallow Your Soul”, and three horror-themed instrumental covers in neoclassic metal style: the “Beetlejuice” theme, Bernard Hermann’s “Psycho Theme”, and the harrowing piece “Night on Bald Mountain” by 19th century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

    Legions of the Undead, which arrives October 25th, marks the first Exmortus release with their current touring lineup of Conan, guitarist Chase “Warbringer” Becker, bassist Cody Nunez, and drummer Adrian Aguilar. They’ll head out this fall in support of Bay Area thrash metal stalwarts Death Angel for a five-week North American tour. See those dates and stream the video playthrough of “Beetlejuice” below.

    Pre-orders for Legions of the Undead are available via the band’s Exmortus Music imprint.


    Legions of the Undead Artwork (by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi):

    Exmortus Legions of the Undead cover

    Legions of the Undead EP Tracklist:
    01. Legions of the Undead
    02. Swallow Your Soul
    03. Beetlejuice
    04. Psycho Theme
    05. Night on Bald Mountain

    Exmortus 2019 Tour Dates with Death Angel and Hell Fire:
    11/16 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur
    11/17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
    11/18 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
    11/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
    11/20 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
    11/21 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
    11/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramids
    11/23 – St. Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
    11/25 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
    11/26 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    11/27 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
    11/28 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
    11/29 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
    11/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
    12/01 – New Bedford, MA @ Vault @ Greasy Luck
    12/03 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
    12/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
    12/05 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
    12/06 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
    12/07 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
    12/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
    12/10 – Lafayette, LA @ Grant Street
    12/11 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
    12/12 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
    12/13 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
    12/14 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
    12/15 – Enid, OK @ 1927 Event Center
    12/17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
    12/18 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
    12/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey