Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Zak Bagans shows the dead can dance with 'NecroFusion' album

Bagans, Courtesy ZakBagans.com
When he's not adventuring for ghosts, Zak Bagans is chilling out in his dungeon watching vampire flicks and doing nothing, right? So wrong. The co-creator and lead investigator of Travel Channel's popular Ghost Adventures is also and host/executive producer Paranormal Challenge and exec-producer of the upcoming Paranormal Paparazzi (premiering Friday, Sept. 28, 7pm and hosted by our own Aaron Sagers) - both on Travel Channel. He also wrote the bestselling memoir Dark World and recently launched the clothing line called Dungeon Wear.

So, now can Bagans kick back and relax? Nope. If you follow him on Twitter , you know how much he loves, and is influenced by, music. So it is natural that Zak has teamed up with Praga Khan of Lords of Acid (a band Zak has been a fan of since high school) to create an innovative new album called NecroFusion.

Since "necro-" is the prefix for death, what could this Oct. 23 release possibly be about?

According to the press release, each one of the 11 tracks on NecroFusion not only tells the story of a departed soul who, for whatever reason, has not crossed over, but includes an actual EVP from the spirit. Armed with his SB7 Spirit Box, a recording device well-known by devotes of the Ghost Adventures series, Bagans has encountered inhabitants of the spirit world during his paranormal investigations, reached out to communicate with and question them, and then, when a spirit chose to communicate, he recorded the spirits' EVPs.

Fans of Ghost Adventures will be familiar with some of the album's featured cases. Namely, that of Pearl Bryan who was murdered and beheaded near where the location of Bobby Mackey's Music World now stands. The track is titled "Poor Pearl" and, like the other songs, features a response from beyond the grave. In this case, one of the many Spirit Box sessions he and his crew engaged in at the nightclub elicited the message.

According to Zak, "On some of the songs, you'll hear me communicating with the spirits. Probably the most emotional track on the album for me is 'Sing with Me.' I deliberately asked a female spirit to sing for me, and she did; we actually got her to sing."

In addition to "Poor Pearl," other tracks include "Room 20," "Dear Frequency," "Eleven Heaven" and "Dead Awaiting." Things got a little weird when making this album though, according to co-collaborator, Khan:

"Maybe it was a coincidence, but a lot of strange stuff happened during the making of the album. Audio files started to disappear, files that I never deleted, the computer started to crash daily, my sound technician got really sick a few days after the start of the album and ended up in the hospital. But the strangest thing of all was that the cat who practically lived at our studio, simply refused to enter the building while we were working on the NecroFusion album."

Will you be grooving to NecroFusion? If you do, let us know what you think! And check out new episodes of Ghost Adventures Fridays at 9 p.m. ET as well as Paranormal Paparazzi (at 7 p.m.) on Travel Channel.

-Larissa Mrykalo

1 comments:

Liam Patterson said...

How is it the biggest douche bag in Paranormal HISTORY has three shows, a clothing line and now an album??
Further Proof that Nice Guys finish last...