“You might be quite surprised to discover that Vex are some long obscured treasure of progressive, moody melodic death/black/thrash metal that seems rather uncanny hailing from Texas, one of the brutal death capitals of the States. Here we’ve got something well off the beaten path, even though the stones paving said path have been lifted from more frequently traveled concourses.” – From the Dust Returned
“Vex’s debut demonstrates an exceptional aptitude at constructing expertly arranged progressive death metal with blackened flourishes”
– Grave Music
In the summer of 2016, Central Texas melodic death metal group Vex will release their highly anticipated third full-length album Sky Exile through Eihwaz Recordings. The album builds upon the melodic death metal foundation of their well-received 2010 debut Thanatopsis while expanding the atmosphere and textured layering to create a vast and expansive sonic journey lasting just short of an hour. The progressive and folk influences that garnered so much attention for their previous album Memorious have been fused with ambient and post-punk sensibilities to create what will undoubtedly mark Sky Exile as one of the standout releases of the year.
Principle songwriter Ciaran had the following to add:
“Lyrically, the album is written as a set of journal entries from somewhere in West Texas during the torturously hot and drought-ridden summer of 2011. The overall concept is our attempt to imagine the personal narratives and forgotten histories of the abandoned houses that we so often encounter on long and lonely Texas roads.”
The three years since the release of Memorious have mostly been spent writing and recording, but also included a successful Southeastern US tour with Dark Metal Masters Agalloch in 2014, along with direct support slots for Morbid Angel, Solstafir, Intronaut and Absu in their home base of Austin, Texas.
Enjoy A Few Tracks From Our New Album!
The Cygnus Light:
Dark Skies Painted: