A fresh chapter in Australian Metal history – the debut album “Cold Moon Over Babylon” from power metal foursome Vulvagun has arrived.
Vulvagun is the creation of front man Wayne Dwyer. Vocalist, guitarist, lyricist, writer and producer – Wayne’s vision for Vulvagun is clear: his love of history, science, music and art combine to give birth to a thought provoking, hard hitting, hook ridden soundscape of Heavy Metal. Joining him are 3 of Australian metal’s most experienced players and performers : George Larin (Lead guitar), Chris Phillips (drums) and the incomparable Evan Harris (bass) from EyeFear and Black Majesty. The result of mixing these four exceptional musicians is a metal band of power and class, in the style of metal giants such as Queensryche and Iron Maiden.
“Cold Moon Over Babylon” is destined to be a metal classic from the opening note, the album is fantastically rich both musically and lyrically. It has a central theme based on the mythical Lesser Key of Solomon, an ancient text that was later interpreted and used by renaissance scholars to warn of the dangers of demon worship and associated dark arts. The fabled Hammer of Witches is an interpretive subtext and extrapolation of the Key. Within the music and lyrics of “Cold Moon Over Babylon”, these themes are explored and expanded to include the idea that many of our fears and modern superstitions are a result of the doors to the underworld being opened in the distant past; of the detailed secrets now lost and the struggle to keep our demons, both real and imagined, at arms length.
The epic track “Transit of Venus” features a guest vocal appearance by Kelly Lean of gothic metal band Temujin. A stirring duet, “Transit of Venus” is a melodic feast, the story a tragedy, with massive and orchestral soundscapes – it is an inspirational finale to the album.
The album is available now on CD and from all major digital retailers (including iTunes, Amazon mp3 and play.com)