“… a volatile and exciting prospect on the UK metal scene”
– ROCK SOUND (UK) –
“This is a must watch band of 2021.”
– KNOTFEST (US) –
“Paired with the moody, gorgeously progressive djent, magical moments like the gritty solo guitar in the brute stomping ‘Fake’ thrive.”
– METAL HAMMER (GER) –
“British alternative metal band VEXED is currently one of the most promising and exciting newcomers on the scene.”
– metal.de (GER) –
Nearing the eve of the release of their long-awaited debut album, Culling Culture, fast-rising UK based unit VEXED once again showcases the brutality they’re made of. Combining both visually cinematic and oppressively honest material with a refined symbiosis of technically adept hardness and droning heavy instrumentality, VEXED convince with their new single “Fake” – released today aside a disturbingly intense official music video.
VEXED goes all out on absolutely every single track featured on their debut release, Culling Culture, out this Friday, May 21 via Napalm Records!
gerund or present participle: gaslighting
1. manipulate (someone) by psychological means into doubting their own sanity.
Being a victim of gaslighting is like mental torture. Losing touch with reality, yourself, your friends and family is all the control they want.
“Fake” is a brutally heavy and unforgiving track that is dedicated to all Gaslighters out there. We see you. You have been warned.
Watch the intense official music video for “Fake” HERE:
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.
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 wakeup 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:
Culling Culture will be available in North America 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
Catch VEXED live 2021:
VEXED will perform live on stage on 2021 edition of Bloodstock. Bloodstock Open Air takes place from August 11-15 at Catton Park, UK.