The Candy Spooky Theater

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The Candy Spooky Theater
Candy Spooky Theater Concert 024.jpg
The Candy Spooky Theater playing live in NYC
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres dark wave, industrial rock, electronic rock, experimental rock
Years active 2003–present
Website www.thecandyspookytheater.com
Members Jack Spooky
Peggy Giggles
Kal Bone Jr.
Past members Zull
Kiddy Skeleton

The Candy Spooky Theater (ザ キャンディー スプーキー シアター) is a Japanese visual kei rock band, who debuted in 2005 with the single "Pumpkins Scream in the Dead of Night Parade". The band is made up of three members: Jack Spooky, Kal Bone Jr., and Peggy Giggles, and their music is driven by Tim Burton-like horror influences under the concept of "Comical Horror Halloween Party".[1]

History[edit]

The band formed in February 2003 by Jack Spooky,[2] but prior to that Jack Spooky and Peggy were in a band together called Dororo (however, then Jack was known as Shati and Peggy was known as MeiLa (迷La)). The band later in 2004 started to release music, under their own label called Candy Makers (CM(S)).

They debuted with the four tracked single "Pumpkins Scream in the Dead of Night Parade," which was limited to 1,000 copies. From there on, they have released three more singles and were featured on a three tracked single called "Mikkai." They have also released their first full-length album, Living Dead Spooky Doll's Family in the Rock n' Childs Spook Show Baby!!, on March 23, 2007 through the German record label Trisol.

They finished their first U.S. tour called Comical Horror's Wonder Land East Coast Showcase Tour which ran from May 20–22, 2007.

They released their most recent work, SpookyWonderland, on the first of October, 2010 and are currently working on new material.

Members[edit]

Current Members
Past Members
  • Zull – guitar (left May 2007, moved to Monaural Curve)
  • Kiddy Skeleton – guitar (left September 2008[3])

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Living Dead Spooky Doll's Family in the Rock n' Childs Spook Show Baby!! (2007.03.23)
  • SpookyWonderland (2010.10.01)
Singles
  • "Pumpkins Scream in the Dead of Night Parade" (2004.03.21)
  • "Wonderland" (2005.09.09)
  • "Murderland" (2005.10.31)
  • "The Bedroom" ([2006.07.05)
  • "Prince of Darkness" (2007.10.01)
  • "The Haunted House" (2009.02.02)
Other
  • Mikkai (蜜会; A Sweet, Secret Meeting) (#2 Murder Factory in the Closet) (2006.05.06)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visunavi Profile Retrieved on Sep 09 2007 (Japanese)
  2. ^ "Rockin' on Brand-new Door Vol 18" Gab February 2006 Issue (Japanese)
  3. ^ "Kiddy Skeleton Leaves The Candy Spooky Theater". Tainted Reality. 2008-08-01. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Orcus No. 3 March 2007 pgs 24 - 28 (German)
  • Orcus No. 4 April 2007 pgs 105 - 107 (German)

External links[edit]