Need more spooky in your Halloween festivities? Look no further than the free download of “Dreams in the Witch House” from Boston, Massachusetts band Virus Cycle. As the name might indicate, this group deals with some pretty evocative themes that explore the topics of horror, the occult, and the supernatural that lurk in the shadows of our own world. The music itself combines haunting lyrics, pulsating beats and abrasive guitars. Virus Cycle is the brainchild of Johnny Virum, a veteran of the Boston music scene who before Virus Cycle, released a number of albums and embarked on many tours while opening for The Misfits on their 30th Anniversary Tour, Gothminister, Carfax Abbey and Thou Shalt Not.
Virus Cycle’s self-released debut Alice in Zombieland came in 2011and toured throughout much of the next two years in promotion of the record. At the beginning of 2013, Virum and his band began writing new music for what has become Tetralogy of Horror: Acts I – IV, a four EP series that will be released throughout the rest of this year and into 2014 with Act I was just being released at the end of August. With so much new music to come and a never ending touring schedule, Virus Cycle will be a band you hear a lot more of in the months and years to come.