Happy World Dracula Day!
Today, May 26, is celebrated worldwide the “Dracula Day”, a day to celebrate the date of the first publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The Hollywood Vampires brings a lot of references of vampires and Dracula is one of them. The first track “The Last Vampire”
from their album debut, it’s composed by a passage from the chapter 21 from the 1897 book “Dracula”, and has the final lines written by Johnny, the album producer, Robert Ezrin and Christopher Lee which also narrates the passage in his final recording for a musical album, before his death in June 2015.
The photos were taken by Ross Halfin and Cereal Kyler, at Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle), in Romania, few days prior to their gig in Bucharest on their 2016 Tour. Along with their support team, the Hollywood Vampires also had Tim Burton with them.
For the upcoming album “Rise”, they will bring the vampire theme again, and I’ll make a post about it in few days.
“He came up to the window in the mist,
As I’d seem him often before,
But he was solid then, not a ghost,
And his eyes where fierce like a man’s when angry.
He was laughing,
When he turned to look back over the belt of trees,
Glinting in the moonlight,
To where the dogs were barking.
Then he began promising me things,
Not in words, but by doing them.
Have you seen at awful din of hellish infamy?
Where the very moonlight alive with grizzly shapes,
And every speck of dust that whirls in the wind,
A devouring monster in embryo.
Listen to them…
The children of the night…
What music they make…”
HAPPY DRACULA DAY!