Electro-Industrial act Wax on Water release debut album 'Procession'

The hotly anticipated debut album from Industrial-Grunge act Wax on Water (WoW) is now available digitally with a special limited vinyl edition coming end of January 2017.

Follows the release of the short horror film homage ‘LACHRIMAE’ which teased tracks from PROCESSION and has had over 130k views to date.

“If you love Nine Inch Nails’ mainman Trent Reznor’s side-project How To Destroy Angels, you’ll like The electro-stylings of Camden newbies Wax on Water” Kerrang!

Wax on Water has arrived and you cannot escape from their psyched-out, industrial wrath.”  Circles & Soundwaves

From the opening anthemic onslaught of An Army, to ethereal tracks such as Innate and the eponymous Procession, the album journeys through seven intense and lyrically driven, electro-grunge original rock tracks that will haunt you.

“The motivation behind the album was to create something visceral and aurally descriptive of where I was mentally” says songwriter Maya. “I had reached a place where anger and fear were starting to distort my inner self and I was starting to lose a sense of hope for any kind of desirable future, so Procession was about creating a gateway back to myself.”

“The album deals with dissolution, reckoning and rebuilding; one of the definitions of Procession is ‘the act of coming forth from a source’, as well as describing forward movement and this represented that time of exploration – both personally and creatively,” she adds.

Maya’s songwriting draws influence from Grunge and Industrial giants Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Nirvana, Hole and Soundgarden. Her songwriting sound came to life with her moving to Camden and the inevitable influence of its world famous Rock ‘n’ Roll streets. Maya describes the overall production of the album as a ‘Camden Sound’ – she explains: “Camden’s down ‘n’ dirty attitude is a great backdrop to work against. The streets are alive and unruly and it informs the character of my songs - I like dramatic strings, distorted guitars and beats & lyrics which reflect the beautiful, chaotic and ugly things that I see around me and inside myself.”

Having a penchant for the darker side of life, Wax on Water (aka Maya Fire) wanted to introduce her debut album Procession in a non-traditional way. With the album being ready for release around Halloween she decided to combine her love of film and music to create a truly unique piece.

A former winner of the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge album competition, Maya co-wrote and starred in the horror short LACHRIMAE which pays homage to the classics of the genre as well as some modern favourites. Horror and rock fans will delight in spotting the obvious and the more subtle references in addition to the most renowned and cult movies, whilst the soundtrack teases songs from Wax on Water’s album Procession.

Wax on Water has built a grass roots following through social media & gigs and have amassed an impressive 30,000+ fans on the Facebook page alone, from as far afield as Australia, Japan,  Germany and South America, as well as the USA and the UK.

Procession is available to stream and download now:
Apple Music

Notes to Editors

Biographical: Maya is a multi-instrumentalist who wrote and performed all the tracks on the album, and co-produced it with Slight Vidakovic. Wax on Water is amplified with a dynamic band for live shows (details of the forthcoming tour to be announced). Maya worked for major record labels before setting up Howling Tempest Records and starting to write Procession four years ago. The label is dedicated to developing underground rock and electronica and will be signing other artists in 2017.

Songwriting: Originally a classically trained pianist and singer, it was the love of Grunge and Industrial that permanently drew Maya away from a career in Classical Music to focus on writing Procession.

Lachrimae short film: Featuring up and coming actress Mollie Paige, and starring Jack Richardson and Maya Fire, the film was directed by Award winning director Jason Fisher-Jones, with visual effects being created by Maya’s long-standing art director and collaborator Richie Burridge.

December 5, 2016 7:00pm ET by GMPR  

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