Scott Willey (Ex-Vital Remains) Passes Away

Ex-Vital Remains vocalist Scott Willey has tragically passed away. Guitarist Tony Lazaro made the following post:

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Vital Remains Announce Fall 2015 Tour With Necronomicon & The Kennedy Veil

Vital Remains have announced U.S. headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Necronomicon and The Kennedy Veil (select dates).

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Tour Dates:

10/15 Brooklyn, NY – Nihil Gallery
10/16 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Skeletunes Lounge
10/18 Danville, IL – Vintage Villains
10/19 Chicago, IL – Red Line Tap
10/22 Wichita, KS – Corky’s
10/23 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater (with The Kennedy Veil)
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar (with The Kennedy Veil)
10/26 Spokane, WA – The Pin (with The Kennedy Veil)
10/27 Seattle WA – Studio Seven (with The Kennedy Veil)
10/29 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater (with The Kennedy Veil)
10/30 Reno, NV – PB & J’s (with The Kennedy Veil)
10/31 Long Beach, CA – Di Piazza’s (with The Kennedy Veil)
11/02 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (with The Kennedy Veil)
11/04 Lubbock, TX – Depot O Bar (with The Kennedy Veil)
11/05 Austin, TX Dirty Dog (with The Kennedy Veil)
11/06 Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcats West (with The Kennedy Veil)

James Payne Joins Vital Remains

James Payne (Hour Of Penance) has been announced as Vital Remains’ new drummer. Payne will join the band in 2015, to work on new material and play on their upcoming tours.

The following was posted on the band’s Facebook:

“I’m happy to announce our New Drummer James Payne from the band Hour Of Penance!!! He will be joining us in Jan 2015 to work on new material for our new album. We feel that James brings the speed, brutality, control, endurance and good technique playing that VR warrants. We look forward to working with him soon!

Fans can expect to see us in South America/North America Tour,starting Spring of 2015.”