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Latest Vex News

Below is our complete Vex news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Vex Release Official Video for "Nowhere Near"

Texas progressive metallers VEX have released the official video for "Nowhere Near," a track from The Machine Shop Sessions, the band's new live-in-studio EP. Check out the video streaming below.


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Morbid Angel Inks Covenant In Austin's Blood

On December 3rd, 2013, Morbid Angel came to Austin, Texas to promote the 20-year anniversary of its breakout album "Covenant." The said album marked the group's dramatic rise out of the death metal underground. MTV showcased the album's brilliance through videos of "Rapture" and "God of Emptiness"--the latter track was made more famous by the nitwit ridicule of "Beavis and Butthead." This was a wickedly satanic album, possibly their fastest and purest death metal album, but also introduced more clean vocals. The group celebrated the recording by bringing it to their fans in full. More...

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Vex Streaming Full Album Online

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming the entire new album from Vex, titled "Memorious," which is due for release tomorrow on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Give the album a listen at this location.

The album is available for ordering through Horror Pain Gore Death right here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Terra Soar
2. Carve My Eyes
3. Astride A Grave
4. No Such Thing
5. Spectral Nation
6. Away From The Sun
7. Wasteland (How Long Ago...)
8. Solace In Sleep
9. Those Days Are Gone
10. A Drinking Song

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Vex Streaming New Track

Building upon the strengths of 2010's critically-acclaimed debut "Thanatopsis," Texas progressive death metal masters Vex will release their long anticipated sophomore album entitled "Memorious" on CD format February 5th via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The label recently uploaded the track "Terra Soar" to YouTube, which is streaming here.

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Vex Reveals New Album Details

January 1st marks the day on which San Marcos/Austin, TX progressive death/black metal horde Vex will release their highly anticipated follow-up to the 2010 full-length "Thanatopsis." The band's sophomore offering is entitled "Memorious" and will be released through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, the tracklisting and cover art of which follows below.

Terra Soar
Carve My Eyes
Astride a Grave
No Such Thing
Spectral Nation
Away from the Sun
Wasteland (How long ago...)
Solace in Sleep
Those Days are Gone
A Drinking Song


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Turbid North Returns to South Texas

Turbid North possesses many facets that make them an attractive concert prospect. The group plays a style of extreme metal that is mellow and malevolent at the same time. They have released two albums, and now they’re backed by Unearth’s Trevor Phipps’ Ironclad Records. Turbid North’s story is of interest, too. Their members migrated from Alaska and England to north Texas. Still, the group expressed their concern about packing clubs in unknown markets.

I reassured bassist, Chris O’Toole that their performance at Head Hunters would be a success because the opening, local bands would help pack the house. This is exactly what happened. Patrons came out to see Turbid North, but the large bill of bands playing on two stages resulted in nearly filling the couple-hundred capacity inside Head Hunters. Bands such as Whore of Bethlehem and Vex feature members with a long history in the Austin metal scene, so they brought their share of fans. More...

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Vex Posts Tour Dates

Texas-based progressive and dynamic blackened death metal act Vex is currently on the road as part of the Summer of Losers East Coast Tour in support of its most recent recording, "Memorious." While on the road, Vex will be selling hand-numbered, limited-edition copies of "Memorious" with artwork designed by bassist William Edgar. This tour pressing of the album will only be available at the shows listed below. Select songs from "Memorious" are streaming at ReverbNation or below in the player.

August 3, 2012 @ Poison Lawn :: Knoxville TN
August 4, 2012 @ The Get Down :: Asheville NC w/ Typhonic Age
August 5, 2012 @ Blue Nile :: Harrisonburg VA w/ Within Our Gates and Helgamite
August 6, 2012 @ JR's :: Philadelphia PA w/ Alement and Shadows in the Crypt
August 7, 2012 @ Saint Vitus :: Brooklyn NY w/ Prostituion, Bloodseeker, Last Legion
August 9, 2012 @ Slim's Downtown :: Raleigh NC w/ Shadows, Hansgraf
August 10, 2012 @ The Milestone :: Charlotte NC w/ Grohg, Sons of Tonatiuh, Musket King
August 11, 2012 @ Phoenix Taproom :: Jacksonville FL at the Endless Bummers Fest
August 14, 2012 @ Hi Ho Lounge :: New Orleans LA
August 15, 2012 @ The White Swan :: Houston TX

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The Goregrowler's Ball 5, Day 2

Day one of The Goregrowler’s Ball came and went without any hitches. Day two promised even more gore-gurgling delights. This day started earlier than Friday’s 5:30 start time. Originally scheduled for a 1:30 start time, the promoter pushed the start time back to 2:30. Prog death artists, Vex took this early slot, which we unfortunately missed. Comatose Records was on full display, as it was throughout the weekend, with Atrocious Abnormality. Said band played a brutal slab of unmerciful, brutal death metal featuring label head, Steve Green.

Ibex Moon Records, owned by John McEntee of Incantation, also made its presence known on the second day. Cardiac Arrest produced grimy, churning death metal in the vein of Autopsy and Grave. The Chicago act switched between rotten-limb-stiffening slow jams and all-out-blast fests provided by new drummer Nick Gallichio. Adam Scott, Tom Knizner, Dave Holland joined low and mid-range scathing voices to narrate grisly tales from the group’s three recordings. Set highlights include the frantic pace of “Insanity’s Grip,” and the ominous, full-moon-blooming groove of “Affliction of the Beast.”

Fellow Ibex Moon label and former tour mates, Hod took the hell-raising chaos outside. Hod was in fine form, performing its perfected blend of death, thrash, black, speed and all-things-metal (“We’re Hod and we play fucking metal”) style. The Central Texas act showcased material from its sole album, “Serpent.” The said album has been out for two years, so one would expect new material. Locals familiar with Hod knew the band well, so their new songs came without surprise. However, those from out of town delighted in hearing new tracks such as “Den of Wolves.” Look for a new record in 2012. More...

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Woods of Ypres Drops Off Goregrowler's Ball

Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.

Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.

Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.

The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...

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Against the Plagues Vocalist Joins Vex

Against the Plagues lead vocalist, Orlando Logan Perez joins Texas metal band, VEX, winners of the Xtreme Texas Metal “band of the year” in 2006. On the 1st of April, this announcement was made on the vocalists' personal blog; however, being that it was April 1st, there was some debate to whether the singer was provoking a hoax.

"Logan" has recently confirmed that he will be the new vocalist for Vex. He comments: “I am honored to be working with such great musicians and great long-time friends that share similar visions, philosophies, and burdens. Although my work with Vex will be significantly different than that of Against the Plagues, I believe it will present a similar spirit of aggression, harmony, and intellectualism.”

Vex’s first full length album entitled “Thanatopsis” is expected to be released this summer before they return to complete their second album expected to be released early next year. In 2007, Vex completed a US tour supporting Avenger of Blood and Godless Rising.

You can check out some of Vex's material on their MySpace page.

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