‘Hour of the Wolf’ is the new offering from cinematic metal project, Masser. The single is taken from the upcoming EP The Forlorn Path due to release on the 2nd February 2024. ‘Hour of the Wolf”s ethereal synths, dynamic percussion and thundering rhythms produce a dramatic soundscape, while catchy chorus vocals and fierce harsh make for an enticing listen. The video for the track is available to watch now via BeheadingTheTraitor.
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Gideon comments on ‘Hour of the Wolf’:
“‘Hour of the Wolf’ explores insomnia. The song embodies insomnia as a demon who steals sleep from unsuspecting victims during the ‘Hour of the Wolf’. I describe how struggling with insomnia and resisting it will create a greater force of constriction and suffering.”
Watch the video for ‘Hour of the Wolf’ at BeheadingTheTraitor here: https://youtu.be/c0zlfliT2HE?si=NNl4aVSyrSD36er8
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 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. Following the recent release of the singles, ‘Creed of a Worshipped Weapon’ and ‘The Forlorn Path’, Masser is preparing to unveil the EP The Forlorn Path on the 2nd February 2024.
Gideon Waxman (Songwriter, Lyricist, Multi-Instrumentalist)
Composed and performed by: Gideon Waxman
Produced/Engineered/Mixed/Mastered: Simon Jackman
The Forlorn Path Track Listing:
1. The Forlorn Path
2. Creed of a Worshipped Weapon
3. Hour of the Wolf
4. Through the Mist
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