13 Nightmares

by MORTICIA

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    • 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' ONLY available on CD
    • Plus additional bonus track 'Lady Nightmare
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    CD FEATURES:
    • Fully remastered
    • All 13 original tracks
    • 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' ONLY available on CD
    • Plus additional bonus track 'Lady Nightmare
    (Paisley Park version) available ONLY on CD
    • 12-page booklet
    • Complete lyrics & photos
    • Limited to 500 worldwide

    Includes unlimited streaming of 13 Nightmares via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
MAUSOLEUM Take me hand, gather your wits As we descend into the abyss Burial ground hundreds of years Under the spell nothing to fear Darkness now fills the room Unleash the fire within the tomb Let’s make love in the mausoleum My fantasies there I want you to free them Let’s make love in the mausoleum Come set my soul on fire Feed like vampires Time is now to decide your fate The ancient ones are at the gate Take the gift of eternal life Transformation forever night Darkness now fills the room Unleash the fire within the tomb Let’s make love in the mausoleum My fantasies there I want you to free them Let’s make love in the mausoleum Come set my soul on fire Feed like vampires Now you feel terror, coming from inside And the victims that you prey on Have nowhere to hide Nowhere Take me hand, gather your wits As we descend into the abyss Burial ground hundreds of years Under the spell nothing to fear Darkness now fills the room Unleash the fire within the tomb Let’s make love in the mausoleum My fantasies there I want you to free them Let’s make love in the mausoleum Come set my soul on fire Time is now, decide your fate Unleash the fire within the tomb Feed like vampires Now you feel terror, coming from inside Welcome to the darkside
2.
FATAL ATTRACTION You’re in Danger, I’m so Fatal I’m the silence at the end of the phone I’m the words on your vandalized home I’m the answer to your wife’s questions I’m the price for your affection I’m adultress I’m mistress I’m the bad see Thin line-love and hate And if you play a song play Misty for me What a tangled web we weave When we practice to deceive You’re in Danger I’m your fatal attraction You’re in Danger I’m so fatal I’m the time you’ll never forget I’m jealousy, I’ll make you regreat I’m revenge, I’m going to place Cold steel upon her pretty face I’m adultress I’m mistress I’m the bad see Thin line-love and hate And if you play a song play Misty for me What a tangled web we weave When we practice to deceive You’re in Danger I’m your fatal attraction You’re in Danger I’m so fatal You’re in Danger I’m your fatal attraction You’re in Danger I’m so fatal
3.
THE BLACK CARRIAGE Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Black Carriage Wild hooves pound Sadistic Whip Cracks Black Leather Reigns Maniac Stallion Eyes Nostrils Flare Fire Equestrian for All Damned Deliver to the Castle Master in Command Praying for Repentance Creatures Quicken Pace Your Beliefs are Futile Beyond Those Iron Gates The small village Lives in fear You’re the Passenger Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Black Carriage Traipsing through the fog Castle into View Crying forest warning Of impending doom Windows telling tales Reflecting Ghostly light Mad laughing stallions Mocking your invite The small village Lives in fear You’re the Passenger Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Black Carriage Wild hooves pound Sadistic Whip Cracks Black Leather Reigns Maniac Stallion Eyes Nostrils Flare Fire Equestrian for All Damned Deliver to the Castle Master in Command The small village Lives in fear You’re the Passenger Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Black Carriage Terror Trails Terror Trails Terror Trails Terror Trails (You’re the Passenger)
4.
Darksider 04:45
DARKSIDER Necromancer ghostly dancer I feel your presence here You roam the earth measuring the worth chosen ones to appear Ashes to ashes dust to dust Come find the passion within the lust Oh Darksider Oh Darksider All of you come to us For your virgin feed Your heroes are faded Your morals are jaded You are all That you need Ashes to ashes dust to dust Come find the passion within the lust Oh Darksider Oh Darksider Necromancer ghostly dancer I feel your presence here You roam the earth measuring the worth chosen ones to appear Ashes to ashes dust to dust Come find the passion within the lust Oh Darksider Oh Darksider Though I walk through the valley of death I fear no evil at all Let the flesh Control the mind
5.
CHEMICAL COCKTAIL Welcome to the rise and fall of all humanity We want you to enjoy yourself, we want you to feel free It's the event because the money’s all spent Poison falls into the sea Welcome to rise and fall of all humanity Decadence reigns across the world The evil plans of men Wasting our time, blowing our minds Demented destiny Take the last stand looking oh so grand The best intentions spoiled Cash in hand we understand You can’t buy a second chance Spaceship earth comes falling crashing down Losing all control, the prophets have foretold Consuming all resources as we party to the end of the world Join the party we’re guaranteed to please Find your seats we’re passing out treats It’s the only way to fly Ask your boss, don’t get lost, come one come all Spreading it now to one and all Doomsday disease Spaceship earth comes falling crashing down Losing all control, the prophets have foretold Consuming all resources as we party to the end of the world Welcome to the rise and fall of all humanity We want you to enjoy yourself, we want you to feel free It's the event because the money’s all spent Posion falls into the sea Welcome to the rise and fall of all humanity Name your poison…chemical cocktail
6.
CRIMSON TEARS Apparition stirs the autumn trees Softly falling, dying leaves Sleepwalking in dreamlike trance As angels mourn our romance I look to heaven I don’t know why Just to find a starlit sky Melancholy is the melody Fate stole you away from me The torment of our stormy love Is just a memory Like the waves the pull the tide To the sea Crimson tears Falling down my face Reflections of you Time can’t erase Crimson tears Falling through the years Forever mine For all of time Ashen sky pours mourning rain Exiled heart feels no pain True caress everlasting kiss Sanctify our sacred bliss The torment of our stormy love Is just a memory Like the waves the pull the tide To the sea Crimson tears Falling down my face Reflections of you Time can’t erase Crimson tears Trailing through the years Forever mine For all of time
7.
86 for Life 05:03
8.
BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD Undead, undead, undead, undead White on white translucent black capes Back on the rack Bela Lugosi's dead The bats have left the bell tower The victims have been bled Red velvet lines the black box Bela Lugosi's dead And she lies in the rain Special effects, lunatic entries The graveyard scene Your crucified dream Bela Lugosi’s Dead Undead, undead, undead The virginal brides file past his tomb Strewn with time's dead flowers Bereft in deathly bloom Alone in a darkened room The count is waiting for you Bela Lugosi's dead Bela’s undead Oh Bela Undead, undead, undead, undead Days of the alter are cathedral lies Prophets that you worship Are post modern lies Speaking in tongues from the spirit world Their deepest darkest secrets Are to be unfurled Your frozen cold flame burns you’re soul alive Death and death revived frozen alive Bela Lugosi's dead Undead, undead, undead
9.
LADY NIGHTMARE Midnight now approaches in the dying of the day Insatiable craving hunger, I awaken from the grave Night falls like a raven from the sky Come into my parlor said the spider to the fly I’ve been hunting down your soul for a hundred years I’ve got so much to offer put away your fears We could live forever in paradise Lay upon the alter and prepare for sacrifice No mortal can resist nocturnal vampire kiss Welcome to the lair of Lady Nightmare Now your blood runs cold as we meet with our eyes Enter upon the dreamworld remaining paralyzed Only one way out, I’ve got the key Just do as I say and you shall be set free A ghostly figure dancing, phantasm eyes Striking terror into me Her long black hair, white soft skin Angel of death, angel of love I can’t give in--no No mortal can resist nocturnal vampire kiss Welcome to the lair of Lady Nightmare Lady Nightmare I’m out to get you, I’m in control Lay on my alter, I want your soul
10.
EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT The dusk is calling out to rise me from my sleep Full moon victims all around Inside my head I hear the songs of the deceased As I stalk the dregs of town Infrared burning eye burning senses start to fry Bat leather wings take to the sky Stainless steel fingertips razor fangs slash and rip Nosferatu from the crypt Night is fading morning of the dawn Telling me its time to turn and run Just like you times not on my side Exposure to sunlight Down in the catacombs I lay there and I pray I might live to see the day Infrared burning eye burning senses start to fry Bat leather wings take to the sky Stainless steel fingertips razor fangs slash and rip Nosferatu from the crypt Night is fading morning of the dawn Telling me its time to turn and run Just like you time’s not on my side Exposure to sunlight Never live to see the light of day Exposure to sunlight Inside my head I hear the songs of the deceased As I stalk the dregs of town Infrared burning eye burning senses start to fry Bat leather wings take to the sky Stainless steel fingertips razor fangs slash and rip Nosferatu from the crypt Night is fading morning of the dawn Telling me its time to turn and run Just like you time’s not on my side Exposure to sunlight Never live to see the light of day Exposure to sunlight
11.
THE BLOOD CLUB Transmission searing radio airwaves Relentless screaming inside your brain Tormenting evil subliminal message Phantom in the shadows calls out your name Beckoning you to a doorway Of a dream you’ve had before Every eye is cast on you Like a virgin to the wolves Mortal shell eternal life Stage is set for the coven now Phantasmagoria deviation Imagery from Mr. Poe Question burning inside your soul Shall I make the pact Awaken from your dreamlike trance Porcelain pale anemia skin Addiction craving hunger As you seek the night for blood Forbidden fruit in the secular world Never leave a trace If fiction materialized into fact Extinction of the race Mortal shell eternal life Stage is set for the coven now Phantasmagoria deviation Imagery from Mr. Poe Question burning inside your soul Shall I make the pact Encased by ebony casket Robed in vinyl black Much of madness more of sin In horror you attack Blood red eyes wolfen cries Salvation cannot be found Unless they find your shell To bury on hollow ground Siezure uncontrolled urge Domination of the creature within The flowing warmth your fading complexion Much of madness more of sin Blood lines run deep Beware who you cross As you travel centuries in the land of the lost Eternal twilight embrace the dream And dawn the veil of night Welcome to the blood club Now you’ve joined the pack Welcome to the blood club There’s no turning back (no turning back) Remember there’s no turning back
12.
Victims 03:31
VICTIMS One by one old acquaintances vanish into the mist Forever gone, no remorse Save a black rose venom kiss Members of the underworld Can turn on their own kind Forever trapped between dark and light Force fed religion when receiving your sight No color, static grey The hunt begins Persecution Holocaust blaze throughout the land Authority fight for power Lust and greed on their demands Witchfinder General On the trail again The more they get like us We get like them No color, static grey Masque of red death Plague seedlings sprout skeletal trees As life forms as substance Tainted from the poison damnation disease Infinity in barren wasteland Infinity in worldly hell Witchfinder General On the trail again The more they get like us We get like them No color, static grey Victims Caught in the middle of friendly fire
13.
BLOODY GORE BABY Escape from the hospital—criminally insane Animal instinct—now he stalks again Who’s the next victim chopped up with an axe You can hear him laughing as he grins behind the mask Living to avenge, pleasure in the kill He really likes his work, never gets his fill Bloody gore baby, splatter on the screen Bloody gore baby, rabid psycho mean Bloody gore baby, loves to hear you scream Bloody gore baby Bloody gore baby Murder in his mind—you’re in the danger zone Don’t turn out the lights—he knows when you’re alone Who’s the next victim chopped up with an axe You can hear him laughing as he grins behind the mask Living to avenge, pleasure in the kill He really likes his work, never gets his fill Bloody gore baby, splatter on the screen Bloody gore baby, rabid psycho mean Bloody gore baby, loves to hear you scream Bloody gore baby Bloody gore baby Billy Jo and Bobby Sue were partying the night of the prom They didn’t hear on the radio—the town was in a state of alarm They drove out to Make-Out Point to find a quiet place to park They didn’t notice that the killer was lurking in the dark Billy Jo got mad at Bobbie Sue—got out of the car and walked away A minute turned into an hour—Bobbie Sue got out of the car There he was—splattered boyfriend Bloody gore baby strikes again Bloody gore baby, splatter on the screen Bloody gore baby, rabid psycho mean Bloody gore baby, loves to hear you scream Bloody gore baby Bloody gore baby

about

MORTICIA came to life in 1985. The band was conceived by founder keyboards/vocalist Jodie Tanaka and drummer/vocalist Matt Bachelor. The duo would set out to create dark, moody and romantic music combined with their sense of camp and tongue-in-cheek humour. The band would be the premier goth/deathrock band in the Twin Cities and be able to walk the realms of punk, alternative and heavy metal being, embraced by a variety of scenes. Sharing the stage with local heavy metal heroes such as Impaler and Slave Raider, opening for punk icons like Wendy O Williams or sharing bills with deathrock giants as Alien Sex Fiend and Sex Gang Children, MORTICIA proved they could hold their own in any arena.

In 1991 MORTICIA would release their final album to date “13 Nightmares”. Released on Channel 83 Records on both CD and cassette containing 13-tracks, one of which a cover of ‘Bela Lugosi's Dead’ by gothic rock legends BAUHAUS. The album would show the band bringing in more commercial heavy metal influence while holding on to the dark gothy ascetic that the band had created that would only add to the band’s distinct identity of one of the most interesting bands of the scene.

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released October 30, 2020

13 NIGHTMARES
Mausoleum/Toccata & Fugue (Batchelor; J.S. Bach (Toccata and Fugue);
Tanaka, Batchelor (Arrangement))
Fatal Attraction (Batchelor)

The Black Carriage (Batchelor, Majerus)
Darksider (Batchelor)
Chemical Cocktail (Tanaka, Batchelor)
Crimson Tears (Batchelor)
86 For Life (Batchelor)
Bela Lugosi’s Dead* (Batchelor (Reprise); Tanaka, Batchelor (Arrangement))
Lady Nightmare (Tanaka, Batchelor)
Exposure to Sunlight (Batchelor)
The Blood Club (Batchelor, Tanaka, Willmert)
Victims (Batchelor)
Bloody Gore Baby (Batchelor)
Bonus Track: Lady Nightmare, Paisley Park Session
‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ written by D. Haskins, K. Haskins P.Murphy, D. Ash

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