Picture by Peter Line
In the event you’ve lived in Seattle or wherever within the PNW over the past 20-plus years, there’s an excellent probability you’ve seen a number of of the members of Vanishment in a earlier/different band. This newish outfit options vets of Himsa, Hell Promise, Heiress, Lair of the Minotaur, Trial, North American Bison and extra. Let’s simply say this quintet—Rob Ropkins (vocals), Chris Wozniak (drums), Nate Baker (bass), Brian Johnson (lead guitars), Jeremy McAllister (lead guitars)—which is on the verge of issuing their full-length debut, No Extra Torture, is well-seasoned. Primarily based on that pedigree, the music Vanishment play, might come as a shock. The primary single, “Door to Deceit,” rides a chugging South of Heaven Slayer vibe right into a trad steel gallop and solidly hits that candy spot between old style U.S. velocity steel and full-on thrash. The vocals are extra melodic than, say, Tom Araya, however Ropkins ain’t a Halford-esque screamer.
The eight-track No Extra Torture was recorded by the band in Seattle and mastered by Chris Hanzsek, an engineer/producer whose pedigree goes again to the earliest years of the grunge period. The band will situation it on CD and digitally by way of Lifeless Sage on March 5, however this primary single (and the album) might be preordered right here. “Door to Deceit” may even be accessible for streaming on the key platforms (Spotify, YouTube, Apple, and many others.) this Friday, January 20.
Right here’s what the band needed to say concerning the new single:
“‘Door To Deceit’ is a track about greed, lies, evil from inside, gaining from others losses, and accepting it because the norm. We selected this as the primary monitor and single from our debut album as a result of it represents our sound nicely. Just like the album, it’s a rager from starting to finish.”
Vanishment dwell dates:
2/04/2023: Kraken Bar & Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ Sölicitör, Kömmand
3/05/2023: The Sundown Tavern – Seattle, WA w/ Jack And The Boring Boy, Plagiarizer