The best known author of cosmic horror stories and the creator of the Cthulhu Mythos, Howard Phillips Lovecraft is perhaps the greatest of all horror fiction writers. His work has influenced many other writers, film makers, and game creators for decades, so is it any surprise that musicians also have come to be influcened by his work.
1. The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is a Vancouver “punky surf” band whose lyrics don’t just make passing mention to Lovecraft—their entire existence seems to revolve around him.
2. Consortium of Genius gives us some old timey gospel music with What a Friend We Have in Cthulhu. Several fellow FuMPers appear on the track as well.
3. Jonah Knight takes the traditional “Swanee River” by Stephen Foster with alternate lyrics by H.P. Lovecraft. Calls it Old Folk Roam.
4. The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing has a little ditty about Cthulhu rising on a beach during a family’s summer holiday to the beach, Margate Fhtagn.
5. Aklo is an ambient music project rooted in the works of H. P. Lovecraft
6. Even Gameboy musicians bow before the might of the Elder Ones, andaruGO spent six months creating a chiptune album inspired by Lovecraft, necronomitron α.
7. The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society gives us Cthulhu Christmas Carols.
8. Tom Smith and the great Luke Ski combine Cthulhu and Lion King. I have nothing else to say except Cthulhu Fthagn.
10. There are some things man was not meant to adapt to musical theatre, A Shoggoth on the Roof was not one of them.
Honorable Mention: goes to this list of H.P. Lovecraft In Metal Music, cause while Tolkien might be epic for metal, Lovecraft has the darkness and insanity you want. .