Los Angeles, California Hard Rock band Vyces have announced that they will co-headline the HELLRZZR Tour sponsored by HELLRZZR Clothing with Las Vegas, Nevada with Invidia this fall. White Knuckle Riot will support. The tour kicked off on October 18th in Los Angeles, California, and will make its way to Idaho for two dates; Friday, November 18 at The Hitt Event Center in Idaho Falls and Saturday, November 19 The Eclypse in Garden City.
After recently premiering their video for their single “Devil” from the band’s just released debut EP that was produced by Augustus Cryns (Stitched Up Heart, XO Stereo, The Dead Rabbits and Westfield Massacre), Vyces is ready to hit the road on a co-headlining US run with Invidia, with White Knuckle Riot supporting.
Vyces frontman Dave Naruszewicz comments:
“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to be heading out on The HELLRZZR Tour with the super heavy and talented Invidia and White Knuckle Riot. We’ve been working really hard over the past three years putting Vyces together. It’s an amazing feeling to see this beast finally come to life. We are really looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and making new fans along the way. We’ll see you all on the road!!”
Invidia is a massive heavy metal supergroup comprised of In This Moment bassist Travis Johnson on vocals, Matt Snell of Five Finger Death Punch fame on bass with Skinlab guitarists Brian Jackson and Marcos Medina completing this highly anticipated project masterminded by metal legend Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly, Once Human). Drummer Darren Badorine rounds out the line-up. While the ten-legged
“While what we’re doing is still ‘metal’ there were no rules when we started this band,” offers vocalist Travis Johnson. “The mixing of ideas and styles worked for us because we let it, and every song is different from the last. Not having to ‘stay in the box and write the same stuff everyone already likes’ was pure gold, and an exhilarati
ng opportunit y for us all.”
Sacramento’s White Knuckle Riot was formed in order to convey a message of acceptance
In the summer of 2014, frontman and guitarist, Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of Chicago-based group, Heart Set Self Destruct. After recording two full length records, releasing a single to active rock radio which charted at #1 on Music Choice Network, and years of touring North America with such bands as Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Filter it was time for change.
Looking to feed his passion as an artist, Dave spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene but didn’t find what he was looking for. Not deterred, Dave reached out to longtime friend and fellow musician/drummer, Russell Ray. Russ (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown) also co-wrote and recorded drums for Wind Up Records recording artist Megan McCauley.
Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month, working with Russ to build something new, original and undeniable. Russ then reached out to former bandmate and guitarist Shawn Patterson (formerly Old Fashioned Beatdown and Phantom Communique). The three began writing, recording, and sharing demos that would eventually become the foundation of VYCES. After a few trips to L.A., they entered the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Stitched
Up Heart, XO Stereo, The Dead Rabbits and Westfield Massacre).
One year later, the band completed 14 songs that established the raw sound, power, and a vision that is VYCES. The band has been compared to such artists as Chevelle, Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin, sonically creating a dark blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as “exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior. It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to be stronger, get better and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”
The founding members of the band felt it was time to release their music and tour, so they began their hunt for members to fill out the lineup and become part of the family. Evan Seidlitz, (former singer of Thrown Into Exile and Grimace), longtime friend of Dave and Russ, was asked to join the band. Evan toured on The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2013 with Thrown Into Exile, promoting their single, “Not Alone” which was featured on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal. Evan also performed several guest spots with Grimace when they played the house band for Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. Evan, being a singer and frontman himself, brought a new dimension of aggressive and melodic vocals to round out the band’s live performance, as well as adding keys and synths to fill out the sound. The band soon began auditioning other musicians in search of a bass player. Evan brought in bassist Mark James Klepaski (formerly of Breaking Benjamin). Mark earned platinum and gold records for his work with Breaking Benjamin. Along with years of touring experience, Mark brought a unique and powerful style and tone that fit perfectly with the band’s vision. Mark re-tracked the bass lines on the record, helping mold the band’s rhythm section into what it is today. The band is currently preparing to release their self-titled EP and recently shot a music video for the upcoming single, “Devil” directed by Ron Underwood. “Devil” will be released this August 18th. Their 1st single “The Hive” is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other media platforms.
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