VANGOUGH is a three-piece, American progressive metal band. Their eclectic brand of songwriting straddles the line between the familiar and the volatile - a temperamental cocktail that invites both heavy metal fans and those seeking refuge from the beaten path. With an ever-growing catalog of acclaimed releases under their belt, VANGOUGH continue to captivate their fanbase with the unexpected and, as Prog Rock Music Talk points out, "are the future of progressive metal." They have proven this over their years as a band and now they contine to cement their legacy with the release of their latest masterpiece Warpaint which will see release this Friday March 17th.
As a sneak preview prior to the album's release, VANGOUGH has teamed up with Loudwire for an exclusive full album stream of Warpaint. The album, which Loudwire describes as an "Immersive journey into ethereal soundscapes, jarring heaviness and contemplative themes of life, death and anguish," can be streamed HERE. Be sure to check out the in depth interview with Guitarist/Vocalist Clay Withrow, while listening to the album.
The first lyric video released from the album for "Morphine" can be seen HERE. The second lyric video released for the track "Knell" can be viewed HERE.
Warpaint, ferments their audacious songwriting style across seven formidable yet emotionally vulnerable songs. Spending over a year in production, this album represents the delicate inculcation of restraint, self-doubt and introspection that was afforded as a result of their recent touring efforts. Exposing the nakedness that we struggle to conceal, Warpaint is the story of embattled spirits.
Following on the heels of a raucous performance at the annual ProgPower USA music festival in 2014, VANGOUGH set out on their first North American tour with one of their modern influences, Pain of Salvation. The following year saw VANGOUGH hit the road once again, this time in support of progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning. Even with their limited touring experience, VANGOUGH have been recognized by fans for delivering one of the most aggressive and powerful live performances in the genre.