Los Angeles, Ca: They’re intense. They grab the audience by the throat and they’re definitely worth experiencing LIVE , if you haven’t already. I’m talking about none other than Los Angeles based hard rockers ( VYCES) featuring former members of (BREAKING BENJAMIN, HEART-SET SELF DESTRUCT and THROWN INTO EXILE) who last week in Hollywood, Ca; embarked on their first ever Hellrzzr Tour w/ INVIDIA and Northern California’s own, WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT. (More on these two bands soon).
Touring in support of their just released debut album, “Devils”, VYCES played tracks off their latest LP and the crowd went wild, like animals on a feeding frenzy and now it begins! Lead vocalist Dave Naruszewicz, formerly of ‘Heart-Set Self Destruct’ does it, he took command with his Deftones type prowess of the stage, pulling in the crowd for a head-bangin’ ride that would last for the next 30-40 mins.
VYCES delivered the music with an electrifying punch to your brain cavity. Drummer Russell Ray was monstrous on the drums tucked in the back of the stage. Shawn Patterson – Guitar and Mark James Klepaski – Bass, yes – that same Klepaski (formerly of Breaking Benjamin) were also an electrifying sight to watch. Keyboardist/Vocalist, Evan Seidlitz , flew across the stage, jumping so high I thought he was going to touch the sky! Then returning to his keyboard, showing off his dual wielding skills of playing keyboards and killing it on vocals..An absolute joy to watch these guys go!
Through the entire night I was so impressed by my debut viewing of VYCES. They never failed to deliver with their live performance, with ears and senses assailed, necks suffering whiplash…. Ears ringing, I left the venue sweating, and exhausted but with a huge grin on my face with only one thing that came to mind, “Jesus, They Kinda Grabbed Me By The Boo – Boo, Didn’t They”?!?
To hear more about everything Vyces, please check out the interview below that I did with the guys before they hit the stage at the Troubadour, along with the debut video for the first single ‘Devils’ off the New EP available now on ITUNES.
HELLRZZR Tour Featuring VYCES, Invidia, White Knuckle Riot:
10/28 – Abilene, TX – My Place
10/29 – San Leon, TX – 18th St Pier
10/30 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
11/2 – Salina, KS – Paramount Bar
11/3 – Omaha, NE – Shamrocks
11/4 – Newport, MN – Opinion Brewing Company
11/5 – Chippewa Falls, WI – EveryBuddys
11/6 – Dubuque, IA – The Venue
11/8 – Peoria, IL – Limelight Sound Bar
11/9 – Madison, WI – The Red Zone
11/10 – Green Bay, WI – TBA
11/11 – Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
11/12 – Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
11/13 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
11/14 – Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
11/15 – Wichita, KS – The Lizard Lounge
11/16 – Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
11/17 – Casper, WY – Hall of Champions
11/18 – Idaho Falls, ID – Hitt Event Center
11/19 – Garden City, ID – Eclypse
11/20 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
The Troubadour Pictures:
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