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Exclusive: Wolfmen of Mars’ New Album Drops Today; Give it a Stream and Read This Interview!



Today is a major day for any fan of horror and synthwave. If you’re into the latter genre of music, you’ll undoubtedly have run across Wolfmen of Mars, the Boston trio that combines 70’s and 80’s horror inspiration with some badass grooves. Today sees the release of their new album, Don’t Let It In, and not only do we have the album stream for you to check out, but we also have an interview with Wolfmen of Mars’ Luke, who talks about the band’s inspirations, some horror movies you may have missed, and a few of the most important horror soundtracks.

Check it all out below!

You can get the album via Bandcamp.

Dread Central: You guys seemingly write music nonstop! Where does all this inspiration and creativity come from?
Wolfmen of Mars: I guess it comes from our taste changing in whatever we’re into at the moment and our tastes shift often enough that I think it keeps things flowing. With working on the Boogeyman Pop movie, we got to hone in on multiple aesthetics over a nice stretch of time. The movie gave us so much to work with inspiration wise, because it wasn’t just a horror movie, it delved into a multitude of different genres.

DC: What I adore about your music is that it honors horror in all its forms. You’re not afraid to get cheesy while at the same time creating some really wicked tunes. How do you strike that balance?
WOM: Our last album, Warp Suburbium, was constructed as being more of a fun batch of songs as opposed to our more sinister sounding The Witch, The Goat & The Malevolent Spirit. It’s more or less about changing the tone a bit from album to album.

DC: On top of writing kick-ass music, you also make sure that the artwork for your covers is really exciting and fun. Tell me a bit about the importance you place there.
WOM: I think the artwork helps lay the foundation of how you listen to our albums. The artists that we’ve had have been amazing. The covers that they’ve put together have been like one panel comics that tell enough of a story that you know what you’re getting yourself into. We’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked with so many unique and talented people.

DC: What are some horror movies that have come out this decade that you feel may have slipped under the radar for some people?
WOM: I really loved Coherence and The Invitation. I find myself revisiting those for one reason or another. I didn’t know much about them other than that they came recommended. I think that’s the best way to go into those. They make for a nice double feature too.

DC: What would you say are five of the most important horror soundtracks?
WOM: Oh, man. I feel like they’ve pretty much been set in stone already, but Halloween, The Omen, The Exorcist, Jaws, and Rosemary’s Baby instantly come to mind. As a favorite, Neil Young’s Dead Man score isn’t exactly horror, but I think it’s amazing. As far as important to me personally, the Friday the 13th Part 3 vinyl release from Waxwork Records is on my turntable once a week. It’s such a fun album.

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