Van Helsing's Curse
|Van Helsing's Curse|
|Genres||Heavy metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal|
|Labels||Koch Records, Fangoria Music|
|Associated acts||Twisted Sister, Desperado|
Van Helsing's Curse is a side project, orchestra of Twisted Sister lead singer, Dee Snider. Along with Snider, the group featured a five-piece rock band, a six-piece choir, and six-piece string section.
Snider came up with the idea for the group after seeing a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert but he wanted an orchestra that featured a halloween theme. The group, named after fictional vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, would release their first album in 2003 under the title Oculus Infernum, which in Latin means "eye of hell." The concept album, narrated by Snider himself, tells the fictional story of a young boy, orphaned after an entity murders all the adults in his town. The child, then wanting revenge, comes upon one of the descendants of Van Helsing and teams with him to try and put an end to the entity. Beginning that same year, Six Flags Great Adventure began using Oculus Infernum as a soundtrack for their October Fright Fests.
- Oculus Infernum (2003)