Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vices and Adulation release new single, 'Sounds of the Hallway Vocal'

The titans of heavy metal known as Vices and Adulation have released their instant classic single, “Sounds of the Hallway Vocal,” to broad critical and fan acclaim. The track is a roaring, soaring, waterfall of sound and audio violence that showcases the band's precision and creativity in spades. With clear, clarion vocals and explosive, lightning-fast guitar shredding, “Sounds of the Hallway Vocal” is a track that proves Vices and Adulation are more than rock music's recent addition – they're gods of today's heavy metal pantheon.

The genius of Vices and Adulation in “Sounds of the Hallway...” comes from many angles at once. Vices gets their uniquely dark sound from the contrast of the delicate, gorgeous vocals of singer Lucy-may against the rushing, crushing electric guitar work of Fabian Upton. Lucy-may's voice is not unlike the singing of crystal glasses when a finger is run along their rims. Exactly opposite, though still remarkably melodic are the speeding hammer-downs of their lead guitarist, the power of whose playing surges with speed and adrenaline.

To describe this guitaring, one needs only to look at the player's accolades. Upton is a three-time champion of the finger-tapping and sweep-picking guitar techniques at GuitarWar.com. He has been champion for four years, and retains his title today. Shockingly, he has not been classically trained, but rather plays guitar by ear and by memorizing patterns.

Lead vocalist Lucy-may is likewise highly skilled, being herself not only a talented singer, but also a published poet. Like guitarist Upton, she is a musical autodidact.

Vices and Adulation cite as musical influences the likes of legends such as Def Leppard, Metallica, Evanescence, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Eric Glass, Ben Swanwick, and Maroon 5. Of these, they have the most similarities to the foremost two bands, though their music exhibits traits here and there of all of them.

Regarding the themes of their single, they write that “Sounds of the Hallway Vocal” is about “The importance of deep friendship where no subject is taboo.”

Their first instrumental record was released in February of this year, to be followed by their debut release with vocals, “Dragon Princess,” in March. The single garnered them the Akademia award for Best Alternative Rock Song.

“Sounds of the Hallway Vocal” by Vices and Adulation is available online worldwide beginning late spring, early summer 2013.

-Sean McCauley
Sr. Staff Writer

The single “Sounds of the Hallway Vocal” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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