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. Below is the official description:
Building upon the strengths of 2010’s critically-acclaimed debut Thanatopsis, Vex return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with another landmark extreme metal work in the form ofMemorious. Those who appreciate the power and the dynamic range of Thanatopsis will delight in the death metal explorations undertaken in Memorious, this time delivered with more streamlined songwriting, more aggression and more of a pronounced folk and progressive influence. The lyrical content details the immensely destructive power of human memory, but topics such as cryptozoology, spiritual longing, drunken nostalgia and political sovereignty are also explored. Fans of Absu, Primordial, Agalloch, Stargazer, Edge of Sanity, Enslaved, Ved Buens Ende, Eucharist, Amorphis, The Chasm, Dissection, Amon Amarth and Aeternus are sure to appreciate Vex’s fresh and invigorating approach to death metal. An essential album of 2013!
Album track “Terra Soar” is now streaming at this location.
You can order your copy for only $10 including shipping at hpgd.comoj.com/store/hpgd057.
“Utterly unique and bloated with atypical melodies/harmonies, the 2nd full-length from the Texas born Vex is an eye opener of an album which instantly grabbed me with it’s superior songwriting and a style so skillfully enveloped by the olden years of melodic death metal.”
– Marty Rytkonen (Worm Gear Zine)
“Definitely check out this bleak and beautiful masterpiece of a record as soon as possible.” 10/10 – The Grim Tower
“Vex have given us a post-Christmas cracker!” – Rock N Reels Reviews
“A very in-depth release. It is indeed a fine listen that you should check out.”
– Wicked Channel
Vex is a Central Texas-based extreme metal band that has been gigging around the state since about 2001. Their 2003 EP Sphereith earned considerable praise from ‘zines such as Terrorizer and helped the band earned opening slots for international touring slots for Deicide, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Origin, Krisiun, Katatonia, Goatwhore, Moonspell, Exhumed, among others.
In 2005, Vex entered Noise Farm Studios to record a promotional release of songs that would eventually end up on the full-length album Thanatopsis.To promote this release and the EP, the band embarked on a West Coast tour with Godless Rising (Moribund Records) and Avenger of Blood (JCM Records) in the summer of 2006. The next few years were spent sorting out lineup issues and working on Thanatopsis, which would see a release in September 2010 through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Earlier in the year, Vex released a split 7-inch release with reunited Texas Death Metal group Divine Eve through the same label. Obliteration Records released a CD version of the split in Japan and Asia, featuring 3 tracks from each group.
The two years following the release of Thanatopsis would see further lineup changes, with Joe Jackson from local black metal Sakrefix replacing vocalist Orlando Perez. Apart from a few local gigs, the primary focus during this period was on writing, arranging and recording new material. The culmination of these efforts was the second full-length album
Memorious, set for official release through HPGD Productions in January 2013. A limited edition pressing of the album was released in August 2012 to coincide with the band’s first full tour of the East Coast. More extensive touring and promotion is set for 2013.