Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival blast off with their spaced-out new single and video Ultra Man — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
An up-and-coming songwriting collective led by the mysterious frontman Von Irvin and the band’s “spiritual advisor” Dr. Prycenstein (Dave Pryce), DVIC generate a dark, theatrical vibe reminiscent of vintage bands like Blue Öyster Cult and Cheap Trick. The members of DVIC — variously located in Ontario, California, South Africa and England — describe their sound as “if Roy Orbison and The Cramps had a baby.”
Their latest single Ultra Man — a space-rock epic starring Von Irvin as a lost pilot and Prycenstein as his crewmate — is also a preview of their upcoming debut EP Meet The Monsters, scheduled for release this spring. To record Meet the Monsters — which will also contain previous singles Cave Man Rock, Vampire Lovers, Punk Rock Heart and Monster Pool Party — the enigmatic outfit joined forces with producer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big), who also played drums, co-wrote and arranged the release, while Smiley Sean from Mötley Crüe and Tommy Lee’s studio The Atrium mixed the songs.
DVIC’s ultimate “mission” is to offer fans an overall exciting experience and to give them a chance to take a break from the harsh realities of the world all while staying in tune with their minds. How do they plan to do that? With their music, images and sounds all about creatures and characters from all times and dimensions. Von Irvin says: “We offer a place where all walks of life are celebrated and welcome to hang around in our carnival.”