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Several tracks from ‘Symptoms of Sin’ are now online at the band’s MySpace page. The band’s latest music video, for the lead track “The Victim”, is online along with other performance footage at VTT’s YouTube channel. The clip is also featured as an enhanced video segment on the digipack version of ‘Symptoms Of Sin’.
Formed in 2005, VTT released ‘Mandala’ in that same year and ‘Alone In Pain’ in 2007 under the name Voodoo Terror Tribe. ‘Symptoms Of Sin’ marks the recording debut of VTT vocalist Gil-PZ, a Texas transplant that moved to New Jersey to join the band, as well as the band’s shortened moniker of VTT. “The acronym better represents our new approach, and is iconic in its own way,” VTT guitarist Emir Erkal recently stated in an interview. “While in a way we’re a tribe, the term ‘terror’ doesn’t usually apply.”
VTT “Victims Of Sin” Summer Tour 2010
5/15 Akron, OH – Annabell’s
5/16 Allen Park, MI – Simon’s After Dark
5/17 South Barrington, IL – The Rock Room
5/19 Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
5/20 Tulsa, OK – Shenanigan’s
5/21 San Antonio, TX – Zombies (with When Words Attack, Charity Payne, more)
5/22 Arlington, TX – Dreamworld (Texas Hellfest 2010)
5/23 Austin, TX – The Headhunters
5/25 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
5/26 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse (with Stoic Static, more)
5/27 Asheville, NC – The Boiler Room
5/28 Bluefield, WV – The Rock-It Club
6/06 East Patchogue, NY – East End Hot Rods (The 2nd Annual Autism Speaks Charity Car & Truck Show)
*more dates will be announced soon*
“Plain and simple the music is an aggression of brutality that contains this rock n’ roll vibration with heavy metal influence wrapped around giving it that much needed breath of fresh air.” – Metal Maniacs
“Take a second, pause, and check back into metal’s roots, and Symptoms Of Sin in a way acts like a reminder to the glory days, with a classic sort of evil in the mix. Fans of loud heavy metal need to check out VTT now.” – SMNnews.com
“…songs that stand out as being quite good, solid metal tunes.” – Pure Grain Audio
“VTT’s gritty sensibilities and memorable hooks hit hard and are bound to leave an impression on anyone with an ear for the sound of today’s aggression.” – Hot Indie News
“I can totally see these guys gaining mainstream recognition…much more palatable than your average over the top aggressive modern metal album” – All Metal Resource
“…this troupe’s cavalcade of strong riffs is sprinkled with a bevy of intriguing acoustic flourishes (“Looking For Serenity”, “Deleted Scenes”) providing the album a proper foundation that supports its constant switches in mood and atmosphere.” – Gears Of Rock
Friday, February 5, 2010
New Jersey metallers VTT confirms show W.A.S.P. gig in March, preps summer U.S. tour
New Jersey’s VTT is proud to announce a confirmed March 12 show in the band’s home state of New Jersey alongside legendary American metal band W.A.S.P. on their headlining trek. In addition to the high-profile gig at Sayerville’s Starland Ballroom, two New York shows are also lined up, Feb. 10 and March 27, respectively. Plans are also underway for a tour of greater America later this year, most likely this summer; details will be available on that trek shortly.
VTT previously released ‘Alone In Pain,’ in 2007, and 2005’s ‘Mandala’ under the VooDoo Terror Tribe moniker, but ‘Symptoms Of Sin’ marks the debut of the shorter, acronym name. “The acronym better represents our new approach, and is iconic in its own way,” guitarist Emir Erkal recently stated in an interview. “While in a way we’re a tribe, the term ‘terror’ doesn’t usually apply.” ‘Symptoms Of Sin’ also sees the recording debut of new VTT vocalist Gil PZ, a Texas native who recently relocated to the band’s New Jersey headquarters
2/10 New York, NY – Pyramid Club (4th Annual Broken Hearts Ball)
3/12 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (with W.A.S.P.)
3/27 Woodmere, NY – The Backstage
“Whether hitting heavy with the metal assaults or unleashing an alternative metal side, VTT’s song structure is solid.” – SMN News
“With their skill for producing metal it should be no time before someone inks a deal with these sick bastards” – HardRockHaven
“Unique and raw, aggressive harmonies, catchy lyrics... They are a hidden gem of metal” – RockEyes
"New Jersey's VTT ranges from sounding like old school Biohazard to the rocking ‘more commercial’ sounds of Sevendust, most importantly demonstrating that they can write some tried-and-true heavy metal arrangements that still have radio appeal" – TheMetalDen.com
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Featuring members of highly-regarded metal bands Assück, Wormwood, L'Acephale, and Fall Of The Bastards among others, OAKHELM received praise high praise for the band’s previous effort, which also saw a limited vinyl edition go into print after its original, well-received release. ‘ECHTRA’ will see an early summer release and more details will be available shortly. Tracks from ‘Betwixt And Between’ are available online here.
The yet-untitled EP will be available on limited CD and vinyl EP formats and will stay in the political grind frame of mind PLUTOCRACY has portrayed throughout the years. The two formats will be released later this year through Forest Moon Special Products. In the meantime, some samples of past material are available online here.
Made up of frontman/bassist-vocalist Pete Jay (Assück, Wormwood), guitarists Donnie (Fall Of The Bastards, Human Shield), Cody Keyworth (L’Acephale), and drummer Eli (Fall Of The Bastards, Ashtaroth, Plutocracy), OAKHELM’s past black metal roots – and experience – have shaped what the band is to become. Highly influenced by Celtic texts, the band strives to set a similar mood amidst a similarly dreary mood to the band’s hometown. ‘ECHTRA’ is the band’s newest full-length, the follow-up to 2007’s well-received ‘Betwixt And Between.’ Both are through Forest Moon Special Products.
Dubbed after a wealth-based government, it’s no surprise PLUTOCRACY’s brand of grind is politically motivated. The Bay Area band formed in 1988 and has featured former and current members of No Less, Spazz, Agents Of Satan, and Oakhelm across its history of two full-lengths, an EP, and a slathering of splits and demos throughout the years. 2010 will see the release of an all-new collection of songs on both CD and vinyl EP through Forest Moon Special Products.
“…best Viking metal album of the year.” – Teeth Of The Divine
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