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Kung Fu Vampire / Press

"In a little over a year, KFV's story has taken the kind of twists that gives you actual, undeniable, against-all-odds hope for the music industry. Here's a guy who's been in the game for nearly 20 years, and absolutely refused to compromise his style -- a horror-edged hybrid of goth and live hip hop -- even though his big break seemed elusive. (He used to have to rent out the Cactus Club himself just to put on a show there.) Suddenly last year, he does his first video ever (for "icount"), with Japanese director John Kim. A fan posts the video on a juggalo-related site (juggalos, for those who don't know, are the insane clown posse of Insane Clown Posse) and all of a sudden KFV is basically adopted by the entire horrorcore faithful. He's since been on three major tours, two of them with the Psychopathic Records supergroup Twiztid, and has songs on two upcoming horror movies. here's to juggalos everywhere for finally getting one of the South Bay's most diehard iconoclasts his due."

“SUBURBAN VAMPIRE: Welcome to the Burbs. Tell us about your musical style, which has been called everything from rap to Gothic Hip Hop to Horrorcore. How would you describe Horrorcore? KUNG FU VAMPIRE: I call it Gothic Hip Hop and coined the genre as well as Goth Hop, but really it was something I had made up that really described our sound, and then Horrorcore fans and artists started showing a lot of interest in me, so I assume most people consider Kung Fu Vampire to be innovative Horrorcore. Horrorcore is really just a horror movie on record often mixed with rap and some elements of metal. In my case it is straight up lyrical underground hip hop with some orchestral and operatic influence, as well as the live instrumentation. SV: Who are your musical influences? KUNG FU VAMPIRE: Talking Heads, The Doors, Front 242, Ice Cube and NWA, Run DMC, Ministry, Metallica, Anthrax, Testament, and a lot of ambient artists, such as Aphex Twin and Future Sounds of London. ”

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