The Young Werewolves Mash It Up With Cult Film Legend

A. Quinton — Oct. 11th 2008

The Young Werewolves are a band who blend the styles of rockabilly, psychobilly, surf, punk, garage and pop music into an infectious mix. They’re releasing their second recording, entitled Cheat The Devil, with cult film star Sid Haig as executive producer.

The actor, legendary for playing the hulking menace in many low-budget exploitation and high-priced action films, stands in as the title character on the CD’s artwork and transforms sonically into the role of ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ halfway through the program of music. Sid has enjoyed a recent resurgence portraying the character ‘Captain Spaulding’ in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.

Producer Andy Kravitz, who was also behind the board on the trio’s debut recording, crafted a listening experience that ranges from the depths of a mad scientist’s laboratory to the far reaches of outer space.

Cheat The Devil follows the Philadelphia-based trio’s self-titled debut released in 2004. Check them out at www.theyoungwerewolves.com and myspace.com/youngwerewolves.