The Invincible Czars are best known as the masters of silent horror film accompaniment from our years of touring the US and Canada with our original, tastefully modern scores… but that’s not how we got started!

We developed our own brand of weird, cinematic, instrumental music mixing an unconventional blend of orchestral and rock instruments in the clubs of Austin, TX starting around 2003.  We opened for bands like Secret Chiefs 3, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Melt Banana, etc. but our eclectic instrumentation and broad scope quickly led us to crossovers into the fine arts realm (starting with our Austin-tacious version of The Nutcracker Suite) and we eventually stopped performing in clubs altogether.

In 2007, we started accompanying silent films with our own tastefully modern, original live soundtracks at the first Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin.  We kept adding films and traveling farther and farther. In 2016, our soundtrack for Nosferatu struck a chord with horror and classic cinema fans nationwide and we’ve been focused primarily on silent horror film soundtracks ever since.  These shows are a lot of fun – we encourage audience participation and write music that helps contemporary audiences engage with these 100 year-old movies.

Now, we operate like combination rock band and chamber ensemble mixing strings, woodwinds and other orchestral instruments with drums, bass and guitar.  We still know how to rock but our shows are less raucous and we keep our shirts on… usually.

In 2023, we celebrated our 20th anniversary!

Do you like Primus, Frank Zappa, Devo, Danny Elfman, Mr. Bungle, Goblin, Tchaikovsky, Monty Python and Louis Armstrong?  If so, you might like what we’re doing!

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Nosferatu Live Clip from Houston 28 Oct 2021

Nosferatu Live Clip from Houston 28 Oct 2021

Man, we had a blast playing our updated soundtrack for Nosferatu in Houston, Dallas and Austin.  Here's a clip from a light-hearted moment near the beginning of the movie.  We're just $1000 short of our next stretch goal on kickstarter!

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Kickstarter Stretch Goals!

Kickstarter Stretch Goals!

Amazing.  Y'all hit our kickstarter $5000 goal in just 36 hours! We still have 18 days and the , the better we can make the soundtrack!  Here're are our Stretch Goals: $6500 - we'll make custom, fancy dialog cards for the video* (instead of just white text on a black...

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Nosferatu Kickstarter Launch Today!

Nosferatu Kickstarter Launch Today!

Our Nosferatu Kickstarter campaign launches today!  If you want to help us make this the best it can be, please back the project here!  There're some pretty cool rewards including a Count Orlock miniature, your voice on the soundtrack, a portrait of you as a vampire...

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