Vocalist Michael Vampire of Los Angeles-based goth-metallers VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! has issued the following update:
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce Philip Kross‘s [bass] departure from VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! Philip did an amazing job contributing to VE! the past year and we will never forget the sacrifices he made for the band. We respect Philip greatly and will keep him on all press- and album-related artwork he already completed with the band, including our upcoming release. Philip decided to pursue other musical-related activities and we wish him the best of luck with whatever he decides to do. However, Philip will not be on the VE! lineup for the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Filling in on bass will be Adam Vex. He is known for his work in SUFFER WELL, AESTHETIC PERFECTION, and IMPERATIVE REACTION. We are beyond excited to have Vex filling in and we are positive he will bring an amazing stage show to the Warped Tour this summer. We love all of our fans soo much and we are excited to release ‘Hellbound Heartless’ June 19, 2012.”
“Hellbound And Heartless”, (Hollywood Waste Records) showcases the darker side of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE!, focusing on message-driven lyrics and deriving musical influence from industrial rock icons such as MARILYN MANSON and ROB ZOMBIE.
“Hellbound And Heartless” was co-produced by the band and Mike Sarkisyan and Tommy Decker, both members of Grammy-nominated alternative-metal act SPINESHANK. Every song on the album presents a fresh, new morsel of gothic darkness for fans to sink their teeth into.
“I Can’t Breathe”, the first track to be revealed from the new album, recently premiered with Alternative Press and received an overwhelming positive response.
VAMPIRES EVERWHERE!‘s full-length debut, “Kiss The Sun Goodbye”, was released in May 2011 through Hollywood Waste/Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with producer Fred Archambault, who has previously worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and DEFTONES.
VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE lit the scene on fire with the release of the “Lost In The Shadows” EP. The band also completed tours across the nation with the likes of BLACK VEIL BRIDES, X JAPAN and ALESANA, among others.
“I Can’t Breathe” audio stream (courtesy of Alternative Press):