Cinematic metal artist Masser is preparing to unveil the haunting and heavy new single ‘Creed of a Worshipped Weapon’ on the 3rd October 2023. Entwining textural melodies accompany thundering percussion and distorted guitars to produce a compelling, dynamic sound. This intriguing offering carries a dark commentary of our entanglement with the virtual world.
“My belief is that social media causes more harm than good. It’s a visage and veil of fake happiness and a platform for cruelty and judgment. It’s a vehicle for hate speech, cruelty, and arrogance. A ‘false reality’ where people simply seek approval and validation, and are quick to judge others whilst shouting their own praises, ideologies and opinions.” – Gideon Waxman
‘Creed of a Worshipped Weapon’ delves into the artist’s belief that social media has a detrimental effect on society. The lyrical themes explore the notion that social media often presents a distorted image of happiness, masking the underlying cruelty and judgment that pervade the platform.
Masser is the brainchild of Gideon Waxman, former drummer of the UK metalcore band Familiar Spirit. After stepping away from touring, Waxman decided to embark on a new creative journey. With an ardent desire to express himself as a songwriter, Gideon has found solace and artistic liberation in crafting deeply expressive and powerful cinematic music. His compositions are characterized by dark folk-tinged layers, rich sonic textures, and emotive melodies that have the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions within the listener. With a keen focus on creating immersive soundscapes, Gideon’s music invites listeners on a transformative journey.
While influenced by artists and styles from the realms of metal, Masser draws inspiration from video game and film soundtracks including the Elder Scrolls video games series and Lord of the Rings. Composers Jeremy Soule, Hans Zimmer, and James Newton Howard, also play a notable role in inspiring creativity for Masser’s music.
Masser emerged with the release their debut album Chain of Gifts in December 2022. The upcoming single, ‘Creed of a Worshipped Weapon’, showcases the project’s musical development and reflects on the darker side of our modern lives.
Gideon Waxman (Songwriter, Lyricist, Multi-Instrumentalist)
FFO: Insomnium, Gojira, Wintersun, Hans Zimmer
Composed and performed by: Gideon Waxman
Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Mastered: Simon Jackman (https://www.sj-audio.co.uk/)
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