Groove-infused experimental rock/metal outfit VEXES have just released their debut album, Ancient Geometry! The album is available via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bandcamp, and in physical format via Big Cartel with other merch options here. You can also stream tracks via Spotify here.
This weekend, VEXES is celebrating the release of Ancient Geometry by hosting an exclusive idobi Howl track-by-track takeover episode! The episode features each full track from Ancient Geometry alongside personal band commentary on each song. Fans can tune in by visiting http://ido.bi/howl or via the idobi Radio app by clicking HOWL.
Also, make sure to tune into Sirius XM Liquid Metal to hear "Helion", which is in steady rotation now! Fans can let Sirius XM know what they think of the track by tweeting support and tagging @SXMLiquidMetal on Twitter, or leaving comments on the Sirius XM Liquid Metal Facebook page. "Helion" can also be streamed now via various Spotify playlists by Alternative Press, Loudwire, MetalSucks and Metal Injection. Visit the user pages for each of those outlets to scope out the playlists!
"...an absolutely thrilling debut album... "Ancient Geometry" captures various moods and a dynamic range of instrumentals that keep things fresh from track-to-track... this record is packed with hooks and is catchier than it has any right to be... it's too early to begin speculation for our Album of the Year proceedings, but Vexes makes a solid case for longevity with "Ancient Geometry"."
- Heavy Blog is Heavy
"Whereas ALOL pummeled with groove and brute force, Vexes take a more subtle approach, exploring the more nuanced side of groove with post-metal atmospherics and an alt-metal sense of melody."
"...sure as hell catchy... the underlying heaviness really takes things to another level."
- Metal Injection
"Fans of A Life Once Lost and Fury of Five already know that those bands are masters of groove-laden heavy music, and clearly they also know how to reinvent that element of their sound... "Ancient Geometry" follows in the footsteps of bands like Isis, Deftones, Thrice, Pelican and Cave In but finds its own sound along the way."
"Fans of Deftones, the Ocean, and the Contortionist won't want to miss out on this one..."
"This is a sublime serving of post-metal... new, energizing and exciting."
- It Djents
New Jersey-based VEXES - featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky (ex-Downstage andVessl), guitarist John Klagholz (ex-Fury of Five and Vessl), drummer Justin Graves (ex-A Life Once Lost), and bassist Bobby Carpenter (ex-A Life Once Lost) - came together after Klagholz and Berezansky's previous band, Vessl, called it quits. The two were interested in starting a heavier project to filter some different ideas into. After finally completing their demos, they sent them to a few respected musician contacts of theirs, and within a few weeks, heard back from drummer Justin Graves. Graves was impressed with the tracks and hinted at wanting to join the band. Soon after, they recruited Bobby Carpenter to play bass.
Ancient Geometry was engineered and mixed by frontman Charlie Berezansky at Skywire Sound Studios in West Creek, NJ, and mastered by Mike Kalajian (The Dear Hunter, Saosin, Emmure) at Rogue Planet Mastering. Combining gripping alt-metal atmosphere and experimental post-rock inspiration with a healthy dose of post-hardcore undertones, VEXES breathe new life into this genre set to deliver something fresh and instantly absorbing.
Charlie Berezansky - vocals, guitar, keyboards
John Klagholz - guitar, keyboards
Bobby Carpenter - bass
Justin Graves - drums