Come Hungry... It's a Donner Party!

In 1846, a hungry, hungry party of American pioneers were stranded for a winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains. What followed, was madness, murder...and some good eatin'. Over a hundred and fifty years later, the plight of those culinary trailblazers has inspired cult film composers Terrance Zdunich (REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA) and Saar Hendelman (THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL franchise) to cook up a tasty, new album and interactive touring event, THE DONNER PARTY and THE DONNER PARTY REUNION TOUR

During AMERICAN MURDER SONG's debut year, Terrance and Saar invited listeners to indulge in a series of bloody tales, ballads and music videos that featured killers pushing west in the young America of 1816. This year, the genre-defying duo is back with a whole new set of murder ballads, but these grisly tale takes place in the snowbound campsite where things went from bad to worse for the infamous Donner Party. 

Terrance and Saar invite audiences to hear the music of THE DONNER PARTY online today, and come out and experience the songs, sets and human snacks live this fall on THE DONNER PARTY REUNION TOUR. All tour stops feature meet 'n' greet opportunities with Terrance and Saar, and all ticket pre-orders come with a free download of THE DONNER PARTY album. To purchase a digital download of THE DONNER PARTY (which will be available on August 1st) or pre-order tickets to THE DONNER PARTY REUNION TOUR today, visit:


10/2 - Phoenix, AZ                                 10/25 - Columbus, OH
10/3 - Albuquerque, NM                        10/26 - Indianapolis, IN
10/5 - Oklahoma City, OK                      10/27 - Nashville, TN
10/6 - Dallas, TX                                     10/28 - Memphis, TN
10/7 - Houston, TX                                 10/30 - St. Louis, MO
10/8 - New Orleans, LA                          10/31 - Chicago, IL
10/9 - Pensacola, FL                               11/1 - Milwaukee, WI
10/11 - Tampa, FL                                    11/2 - Minneapolis, MN
10/12 - Jacksonville, FL                          11/3 - Ames, IA
10/13 - Atlanta, GA                                 11/4 - Kansas City, MO
10/14 - Charlotte, NC                              11/6 - Denver, CO
10/16 - Baltimore, MD                             11/8 - Salt Lake City, UT
10/17 - New York City, NY                       11/9 - Boise, ID
10/18 - Cambridge, MA                           11/10 - Portland, OR
10/19 - Philadelphia, PA                        11/11 - Vancouver, BC
10/20 - Pittsburgh, PA                            11/12 - Seattle, WA
10/21 - Cleveland, OH                              11/14 - Sacramento, CA
10/23 - Toronto, ON                                 11/15 - Los Angeles, CA
10/24 - Detroit, MI


Explicit:                            No
Genre:                              Murder Ballads, Rock Opera
Album Release Date:      August 1, 2017

Music and Lyrics By:       Saar Hendelman and Terrance Zdunich
Music Mixed By:              Cedrick Courtois
Music Arranged By:         Saar Hendelman

Track Names:

1. The Black Wagon
2. The Devil In Camp
3. The Wind Weeps Eleanor
4. The Five Sisters
5. The Cry Of The Banished Horseman
6. The Last Americans
7. The Black Wagon Returns

AMERICAN MURDER SONG: THE DONNER PARTY is the fifth chapter in the hybrid film/concept-album project by Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil's Carnival franchise). Mixed by Cedric Courtois, The Donner Party is a collection of original murder ballads set in 1846 America, where a hungry, hungry group of pioneers spent a starved winter by a frozen lake. 

AMERICAN MURDER SONG features not only music, but stop motion animation, motion comics, moving daguerreotype portraits and a rogues gallery of murderers and cannibals. 

As Mister Tender & Mister Storm, Terrance and Saar invite audiences to Come Hungry: