Dead Souls: A Darkwave Halloween


Halloween greetings to you on this chilly and cloudy day – at least here in Northern Ohio.


As promised yesterday in my first of two great Halloween playlists, I bring you installment #2 – a New Wave, Darkwave, Gothic and Industrial mixtape playlist for all of you children of the night!

This playlist does steal a few selections from my Grimly Fiendish Halloween mixtape from last year – but I did my best to keep them to a minimum and instead use the extended or dance remix versions.

No New Wave/Darkwave Halloween mixtape is complete without Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus, Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo, Everyday is Halloween by Ministry, or Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) by Concrete Blonde – all four make their encore in this list, with some extended versions and special cuts!

You’ll find a few obscure New Wave tunes like, Jack The Ripper by The Smiths and Bury Me by Sisters of Mercy, mixed with some well-known Halloween Darkwave faves like, Dead Souls by Joy Division (remade by Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy) and Lullaby by The Cure. I’ve also in mixed throughout this playlist a few gems by the Halloween sound effect music greats (and Cleveland locals!) Midnight Syndicate, and Nox Arcana, just to make sure the mood is properly set.

Time to get out the black lipstick and eyeliner, dress up in all black (and fit in for one day out of the year!), and party down with some of the best hauntingly brilliant tunes out there guaranteed to make this Halloween one of your best ever!

Whatever your plans tonight, be safe out there! Happy Halloween!



dancing skeletons


  1. Born of the Night – Midnight Syndicate
  2. Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
  3. Carousel – Siouxsie & the Banshees
  4. Everyday is Halloween (remix) – Ministry
  5. Lullaby – The Cure
  6. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (extended version) – Concrete Blonde
  7. Days of Swine & Roses – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
  8. Dead Souls – Trent Reznor & Peter Murphy
  9. It Lives! – Midnight Syndicate
  10. The Ghost in You – The Psychedelic Furs
  11. Masquerade – Berlin
  12. Bury Me – Sisters of Mercy
  13. Sister of Night – Depeche Mode
  14. Jack The Ripper – The Smiths
  15. Spooky Girlfriend – Elvis Costello
  16. Dead Man’s Party (Party til You’re Dead mix) – Oingo Boingo
  17. Masquerade – Clan of Xymox
  18. Haunted When the Minutes Drag – Love & Rockets
  19. Dead Beat Dance – The Damned
  20. Transylvanian Concubine – Rasputina
  21. Do You Fear for Your Child? – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
  22. Worklock – Skinny Puppy
  23. Revenge – Ministry
  24. Until Death (Us Do Part) – Front 242
  25. Raising Cain – The Mission UK
  26. Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) – Type O Negative
  27. You Make Me Feel So Dead – Pitbull Daycare
  28. Love Like Blood – Killing Joke
  29. Dr. Mabuse – Propaganda
  30. Sympathy for the Devil – Laibach
  31. Lullaby – Nox Arcana
  32. Spellbound – Siouxsie & the Banshees
  33. The Killing Moon – Echo & the Bunnymen
  34. I Put a Spell on You – Bryan Ferry
  35. Haunted – The Pogues