Joseph Bishara is a composer and music producer of a darker flavor. He is the highest grossing horror composer of the last decade; his films having surpassed the billion-dollar box office mark.
Beginning his career as guitarist and keyboardist for the L.A. industrial metal band Drown, Bishara segued to soundtrack work on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Heavy Metal 2000, and John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars. Since that time, he has scored films including The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, The Other Side of the Door, The Worthy and many others, often appearing onscreen as creature performers in these films.
Bishara’s music production work includes the soundtrack for the cult musical film Repo! The Genetic Opera and its successor The Devil’s Carnival, as well programming and remix contributions for artists such as Tech N9ne, Marilyn Manson, Rasputina, Danzig, Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails, and programming and production work for artists such as Tech N9ne, Jane’s Addiction, Bauhaus, Megadeth, Rasputina, 16Volt, and Prong.
Perhaps best known for his work on the horror franchise Insidious, Bishara earned the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score on the film. He has since composed the music for its sequels Insidious Chapter 2, Insidious Chapter 3 and the upcoming film Insidious: The Last Key. His upcoming projects also include writing the music for the film The Children and production work on Tech N9ne’s new album “Planet”, due to be released in March.