October 27, 2008
A band with a name like Black Christmas is probably better off celebrating its CD release on Halloween. The instrumental Lawrence band is right at home with the macabre, taking inspiration from horror-film composers like Angelo Badalamenti as well as doom-and-gloom prog bands like Goblin and King Crimson. The group's debut long-player "By Way of Decay" showcases seven of the thirteen tracks the band has recorded during the past two years, with a companion release likely to follow in the not-so-distant future. Guitarist Dalin Horner and bassist Nathan Whitman dropped by with the album to catch up on all the latest Blackness and yuletide cheer.