Darkwave act VVMPYRE begins a new reign in blood in 2022 with a horrific new single “Offering”. Inspired by vampire cults and 70’s cult horror films, “Offering” is a track that personifies the leaders of these cults in an alluring anthem,
VVMPYRE creates a modernized sound with a rekindled inspiration from artists like Sisters Of Mercy and Inkubus Sukkubus.
In a search for the right voice, VVMPYRE reached out to CORLYX singer Caitlin Stokes. VVMPYRE’s twisted imagination is met with a set of lyrics as if the chant to a ceremony against the backdrop of increasingly massive and infectious melodies.
Together with VVMPYRE’s production, “Offering” is a monstrous mix of classic electrogoth, 70’s horror scores, and modern darkwave to form a bloody anthem that unleashes a barrage of hooks. Brandon Ashley of DTuned Brighton Productions and The Dark adds a gripping guitar to the mix, building the track up further in the chorus and bridge, only equally met by VVMPYRE’s haunting organ melodies.
VVMPYRE’s “Offering” is available NOW on all digital platforms including Bandcamp.
UK video producer Marc Hamill was sought out to capture the cult imagery and horror of the classic films whose scores inspired the track. Caitlin then worked up a shocking single artwork inspired by the posters for these films. She also used this opportunity to record a small set of footagage which she edited together with Marc’s footage. Alongside some additional editing, the result was a mini horror film in and of itself, hauntingly contextualizing both VVMPYRE’s vision for the track and the amount of sacrifice required to achieve the final result.