Already perennial Halloween favorites whose CDs often turn up in costume shops each Fall, gothic-horror composers Nox Arcana have joined forces with Jeff Hartz of horror site Buzz-Works to create an immersive, realistic and just plain creepy audio production entitled Zombie Influx – which they claim will simulate the actual experience of a zombie apocalypse. Read below to peep the details...
According to Buzz-Works – a site dealing in horror, occult and other spooky merchandise – the new Zombie Influx CD follows the model of the classic Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast (which stirred thousands into a panic for its ultra-realistic depiction of an alien invasion of New Jersey), applying it to a George Romero-inspired zombie apocalypse scenario through 'frantic emergency news broadcasts, ambient sound effects and ominous cinematic music,' to tell the tale of a doomsday virus which reanimates the dead in unstoppable droves.
The aforementioned music is supplied by Nox Arcana’s Joseph Vargo and William Piotrowski, whose themes run the gamut from the works of Poe and Lovecraft to riffs on Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Medieval myths. The pair now rank alongside outfits like Midnight Syndicate as one of the most popular creators of spookhouse-friendly gothic horror soundscapes.
You can lay the groundwork for your very own undead uprising by picking up a copy of Zombie Influx for ten bucks at the Buzz-Works merch site.