Our intense interest in the latest wave of electronic dance music is not just a passing fancy, because many artists from that genre have close ties to horror and science fiction (take Figure's Monsters of Drumstep, Blue Stahli's atom-smashing mashups and Blackburner's evil cyber-bunnies as just a few recent examples). It's a fact that electronic scores from the golden era of '80s horror have been a huge inspiration on many EDM musicians, DJs and producers... which leads me to today's featured artist, whose debut album The End is Only the Beginning arrives this summer with some major talent behind the scenes – including industrial music icon Chris Vrenna, drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese, and renowned producer Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson).
Even with such iconic names attached to this project, WVM's own wide range of talents is already impressive – he performs, writes, produces and programs virtually all of his music, including the visual aspects, and he's been making music for many years under various guises before adopting the WVM handle in early 2012. A serious horror fan himself, WVM revealed to us that during the recording process for The End, he got a creative boost from watching classic films by John Carpenter (The Thing, Escape From New York), George Romero (Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead) and David Cronenberg (Videodrome), as well as recent fare like The Walking Dead.
The End is Only the Beginning is slated to drop on June 7th, and all preorders through WVM's BandCamp page will come with an instant download of a five-track EP, which is available now. You'll be hearing more about that album soon, so stay tuned... and be sure to spin this evil new track “Escapism,” which features drums by Josh Freese. Follow the Soundcloud link for a free download!