LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - More than 30 years after Michael Jackson's legendary track, album and creep-out video stunned the world, it's "Thriller" night again. Only this time, it's got the kick-ass edge of spooky-wicked, dimension-busting horror rocker Characula (www.characula.com).
Beyond a creepy-fun alter ego for multi-talented singer, songwriter and performer Cheri Anaclerio, Characula is her turned inside out as she unleashes the demons in her powerhouse imagination to create, in a tip of the blood-dripped cap to Frank Zappa, blistering music about monsters, sex and rock 'n roll.
An engineer by trade, Characula may not be able to hide her wild inner truth from anyone much longer, considering the momentum that's been building since fall 2012. Before Halloween and for a few weeks after, her infectiously ghoulish single "Mummy Dance" snagged airplay on numerous Top 40 stations across the country; her follow-up, a blazing cover of Bad Company's "Ready For Love" (http://bit.ly/183pnaz) recently jumped ten spots into the Top 50 on the Mediabase Activator Chart, just behind superstars Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull and Mumford and Sons. Her singles are being promoted by Howie Rosen of Howard Rosen Promotion, Inc. (www.howiewood.com).
In her video for "Ready For Love," she sports two different looks, one with a red "electro-shocked" wig, and the other with black hair and wearing a nightgown from the 1940's -- because in those old black and white horror movies she loves, the female victims are always wearing nightgowns. She is also shooting videos for "Come On Baby" (a searing blend of seduction and evil) and "Mummy Dance."
Characula is busy putting the finishing touches on her full-length debut album, helmed by renowned rock producer Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Great White, members of KISS, Motley Crue).
With its over the top sound and electric guitars and keyboards behind her in-your-face vocals, Characula promises the project will be "very sexy, a Cirque du Soleil for music." The titles of some of the other tracks fit the alternate dimension theme perfectly: "Dead Light District Dolls," "Werewolf Hunter," "Vampire Fever" and "Graveyard Party."