VITAL REMAINS (USA) -Live in Singapore

VITAL REMAINS (USA) -Live in Singapore

27 July 2018
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Vital Remains Official is an American death metal band from Providence, Rhode Island, formed in 1988 by guitarist Paul Flynn.

The first line-up included Paul Flynn on lead guitar, Butch Machado on rhythm guitar, vocalist Mike Flynn, bassist Tom Supkow and drummer Chris Dupont. Mike Flynn is credited with coining the band's name. Paul soon revamped the band with musicians that fit his vision, and added Tony Lazaro and vocalist Jeff Gruslin to the line-up. Lazaro and Flynn shared the song writing duties, and released a pair of demos (1989's Reduced to Ashes and 1990's Excruciating Pain). The band secured a contract with French label Thrash Records, and released the single "The Black Mass" in 1991. Shortly after the release, the band signed to Peaceville's subsidiary label, Deaf Records. Vital Remains released Let Us Pray in 1992, as well as Into Cold Darkness in 1995. However, the band requested contract dissolution with Deaf Records, citing poor distribution, and a lack of promotion. In 1996, Dave Suzuki joined the band, initially playing drums. Suzuki eventually contributed guitar work, as the band worked on their next album. In mid 1997, Vital Remains signed a two-album deal with Osmose Records. Paul Flynn left the band, citing family obligations. The band released Forever Underground in 1997. Chris Ross from Cape Cod joined the band as the vocalist and Metal Maniacs said "that no band on the planet put on a headbanging show of satanic fury than Vital Remains." The band released Dawn of the Apocalypse in 2000, which featured vocalist Thorns (Timothy Donovan). The album debuted a new, heavier style. Thorns was fired from the band in 2003.

In 2003, Glen Benton, vocalist/bassist of Deicide joined Vital Remains as a session vocalist for Vital Remains' fifth album Dechristianize. The album received critical acclaim, and the band toured in-between Deicide's touring schedule. The band followed up with Icons of Evil in 2007, which also featured Glen Benton as a session vocalist and continued the same musical style as Dechristianize. Vital Remains also released their first live DVD, Evil-Death-Live, through Polish label Metal Mind Productions. Dave Suzuki left the band, shortly after the release of Icons of Evil.

Vital Remains continued touring, but experienced frequent lineup changes. Tony Lazaro, bassist Gaeton "Gator" Collier and former Infernaeon vocalist Brian Werner are the band's most consistent members since 2012. On November 2, 2017, former vocalist Scott Wiley was reported dead.

Vital Remains' earlier work was considered to be death metal, with minor use of keyboards and ambient noise. After Forever Underground they went for a purely death metal approach. Elements of their music that distinguish them in their genre are the use of acoustic Spanish-style solos and their construction of very long songs, which is uncommon in the majority of death metal music. Many of the songs on more recent releases approach eight or nine minutes in length. With the addition of Dave Suzuki to the band, the lead guitar work took a much more prominent place within song structure. He also chose to employ a neoclassical style of soloing.

Band members:
Tony Lazaro – rhythm guitar (1988–present)
Gaeton "Gator" Collier – bass, backing vocals (2008–present)
Brian Werner – lead vocals (2012–present)
Dean Arnold - lead guitar (2015–present)

For the first time ever, Vital Remains Official will perform in Singapore! Our very own homie Infernal Execrator will be opening the show!


The Lineup:

Vital Remains Official

Infernal Execrator

Venue :

EBX Live Space - Ebenex
5 Pereira Road, #01-02, Asiawide Building
Singapore 368025

Date : 27th July 2018 (Friday)
Time : 7.00pm till end
Doors open : 6.30pm

From Tai Seng MRT Station, go to Exit A. Then simply take a 5 minutes walk towards venue.

Ticketing details :

$58 - Standard I (Jun) - ONLY VIA ONLINE
$68 - Standard II (Jul) - ALL OUTLETS
$75 - Door (Event day)

Ticketing outlets :

1) Roxy Records & Trading
Excelsior Shopping Centre
#02-15, 5 Coleman Street
Singapore 179805
Phone : 6337 7783

2) Inokii
Far East Plaza
#03-30, 14 Scotts Road
Singapore 228213
Phone : 6836 7657

3) Online via