Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!
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Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
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"Calendar Highlight-Davis Square Haunt"

"Somerville’s premier undead outfit have a history shrouded in mystique and it seems they’d like to keep it that way. Are they actually the reanimated corpses of 1963 Texan rock ‘n roll band the Fishercats? If so, what terrible force has brought them to the Boston area, or back from the dead for that matter? What horrors await those unfortunate souls in Davis Square this Friday? Who will survive… and what will be left of them?

Okay, maybe that’s a tad over-dramatic. Still, little is known about the ghastly crew and the band’s members (Glotch, Snakeboy Henry, Vince Vance Delambre and Professor Coyote Science) never seem to stick around long enough to answer questions, disappearing without explanation just as eerily as they arrived."

-Somerville Scout - Somerville Scout


Discography

UNDEAD at WUML- Live performance on UMass Lowell's Radio WUML released June of 2010 and available for free download at ghostscorpion.bandcamp.com

CAT-EYE GLASSES b/w THE LOVER'S CURSE- First in a series of singles, to be released in October of 2010.

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MAY 13, 1963
DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS

Traveling down Copper Canyon Road after performing at a high school dance, four North Texas teens, who played in a Rock n' Roll group called The Fishercats, met with a terrible fate. According to sole witness Albert Fink, a truck driver, the station wagon containing the boys burst out onto the road from the Pilot Knoll trail and began to veer wildly. The wagon spun out of control and erupted in flame after crashing into an oak tree in the ditch.

"I could see them waving their hands and pounding on the windows," remembers Fink. "Their screams...those terrible, desperate screams. I don't believe I'll ever get that sound out of my ears."

Fink parked his truck and ran to the distressed vehicle. He was able to pry the front passenger side door open and hoped to find the boys alive. Instead, he claims he was greeted by a disturbing and mysterious sight.

"I opened the door, thinking I was gonna see a bunch of kids flailing around and on fire. Instead, I found a burning car full of giant black scorpions! I mean, these bugs were about 8 inches long, and scuttling in and out of the flames without even burning. There must have been a hundred of those things in there."

The four youngsters were declared missing, and have since been assumed dead.

Forty years later, the case of the missing rock group was dragged out of the grave. In early 2003, a mysterious band of youths who called themselves BEWARE THE DANGERS OF A GHOST SCORPION! began appearing at house parties and rock concerts across Denton and Dallas counties. Unannounced, they took the stage to perform roughly 15 minutes worth of spooky and menacing "Surf-Rock", a style of instrumental rock music popular in the early 1960s. After each performance, they would exit the stage and, seemingly, disappear without explanation. After a handful of these guerrilla performances, locals began to suspect that these masked youngsters were somehow the very same teenagers who went missing in 1963. Although this new group of rock n' rollers wore black bandannas to cover the bottom halves of their faces, the physical similarities between them and the missing Fishercats were striking. The rumor was out that The Fishercats had returned in a new and terrifying form. Plans were made by a small group of show-goers to confront BEWARE THE DANGERS OF A GHOST SCORPION! and ask them what they knew of the whereabouts of The Fishercats. They never got the chance. As soon as the murmuring began, sightings of BEWARE THE DANGERS OF A GHOST SCORPION! grew scarce, and it was assumed that they had left town for good.

In March of 2010, residents of Somerville, Massachusetts (roughly 1800 miles from Denton, Texas) began reporting strange sounds and electrical disturbances in the Union Square area. By May it was confirmed that these happenings were directly related to the reformation of BEWARE THE DANGERS OF A GHOST SCORPION!. Why had they returned? And why were they appearing in the suburbs of Boston? No one knows the answers to these questions. All that is certain is that this is the most fully-formed and and well organized incarnation of the band to date. They seem to be gaining a kind of mesmerizing and supernatural hold over their audiences, often converting them into members of an elite underground "Mystery Gang" known as The Fang Club. The questions are many, and the answers few. All that is known of this dark foursome is that they are BACK and MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER BEFORE.

BEWARE!