VEXED Release New Single/Video, “Epiphany”

“The next big thing from the UK? Very likely! VEXED are a brute prog-deathcore hybrid that flattens everything – somewhere between Meshuggah, Periphery and Thy Art Is Murder. Fresh, emotional and extreme in every respect!” – EMP GER

“This is a must watch band of 2021.” – KNOTFEST

The UK’s most exciting new talent – fearless alt-metal upstarts VEXED – just released their second single “Epiphany”, cut from their upcoming album Culling Culture (out May 21 via Napalm Records). Accompanied by a brand new music video, their second offering features Megan Targett’s multi-faceted clean vocal delivery juxtaposed with otherworldly auras, resonating, melodic rhythms and a bold message.

VEXED on their second single:

“Learning to love and accept yourself can be an uphill struggle, especially in a world where people online are free to pick apart every inch of you. Epiphany is a vulnerable yet cutthroat track about falling victim to self-loathing, battling mental illness, and finally discovering how to not give a fuck about what anyone thinks of you.”

Pre-Order VEXED’s debut album Culling Culture NOW!

Facing very personal experiences, Culling Culture is a tribute to hate, betrayal and anger, whilst also reflecting post-modern society with strikingly honest songwriting and heavy groove. Moreover, for as confident as they are musically, VEXED is as poignant lyrically. The title of the album, Culling Culture, and portions of its contents deliver the band’s unfiltered response to the world’s latest social phenomena of public ostracism, “cancel culture”.

Unrelenting lead vocalist Megan Targett’s vicious vocal assault blending venomously low growls, soaring cleans and razor-sharp rap-like deliveries (see “Fake” and “Weaponise”) is backed by the pure technical proficiency of bandmates Willem Mason-Geraghty (drums), Jay Bacon (guitar) and Al Harper (bass). The warning instrumental “Ignorant” prefaces the record’s menacing atmosphere and provides a flawless basis for smashing wake up call “Hideous” and fiery, threatening tracks “Fake” and “Narcissist”. Ghostly “Aurora” and disrespectfully heavy album-closer “Lazarus” showcase Targett’s multi-faceted clean vocal delivery while clashing otherworldly auras with resonating, melodic rhythms. “Epiphany” blends both, offering a bold message of moving past self-loathing, while superciliously weighty offering “Weaponise” seethes between violent hatred and ambient darkness.

Culling Culture Tracklisting:

01. Ignorant
02. Hideous
03. Fake
04. Epiphany
05. Misery
06. Narcissist
07. Weaponise
08. Purity
09. Drift
10. Aurora
11. Lazarus

Culling Culture will be available in the following formats:

1-CD Digipack
1-LP Gatefold Vinyl BLACK
1-LP Gatefold Vinyl ORANGE TRANSPARENT (strictly limited to 100 copies)
1-CD Digipack + Shirt Bundle
Digital Album

VEXED are:

Megan Targett – vocals
Jay Bacon – guitar
Willem Mason-Geraghty – drums
Al Harper – bass

VEXED online:

Website
Facebook

[photo credit: Andy Ford]

 

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