Vital Remains Recruit Thy Antichrist’s Scott Eames For Upcoming Tour

Vital Remains have recruited Scott Eames (Thy Antichrist) to handle vocals on their upcoming tour. This news comes after the band recently parted ways with Brian Werner. The group commented:

“Great last rehearsal with my brothers before we leave tomorrow for tour!! Filling in on vocals is Scott Eames Let the killing begin!!! \m/”

Matt DeVries (Ex-Chimaira/Fear Factory, Etc.) Joins 93 (Ex-Vital Remains, Etc.)

93, the new project featuring Brian Werner (ex-Vital Remains), Tim Yeung (ex-Morbid Angel/Divine Heresy), Rithiya Khiev, and Chris Joao, have announced the addition of Matt DeVries (ex-Chimaira/Fear Factory, etc.) to their lineup. Werner commented:

“Big news of the day, Matt Devries (Chimera/Fear Factory) officially joins 93!!!! This has been in the works for a long time, Matt is a very close friend and absolutely amazing player and it’s an honor to have him on board. Music is coming along very fast and bringing Matt on board is going to add a totally new dynamic to it. APKD 93/93″

Vital Remains Announce November U.S. Tour

Vital Remains have announced a November U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Albany, NY – Chrome
11/02 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
11/03 Toronto, ON – Rockpile
11/04 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
11/05 Kent, OH – The Outpost
11/06 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
11/07 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Music Joint
11/08 Lafayette, IN – North End Pub
11/09 Nashville, TN – The End
11/10 Atlanta, GA – 529
11/12 Fayetteville, NC – Drunken Horse Pub
11/13 Columbia, SC – New Brookland tavern
11/14 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub
11/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/16 Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds Bar
11/17 Boston, MA – The Middle East

This news comes after the band recently parted ways with vocalist Brian Werner. The group commented:

“We are doing this tour! Even if we are still auditioning singers. Keep your videos coming! This tour was being worked on way before parting ways with our last singer.

Alot of work has been put in from agents to promoters, and we are not a band that cancels tours! We will honor these dates and we ask for your continued support! Hope to see you all soon! Thanks again for the over whelming support!!!”

Guitarist Tony Lazaro has since commented on Werner‘s exit as well:

“As you may or may not know we have parted ways with our vocalist Brian Werner. Last week after being sent the US Tour info for our up coming Tour,which is set to start Oct 31st to Nov 17th Brian quit! This was no surprise as he had quit four other times in the past seven years, but this making it his last.

This was coming for a while and best for both him and the band to move forward and to continue,so go our separate ways . He did us a favor. We will not get into any more than that at this time or shit talk. That being said we wish him well and we thank him for his work he did with us.

Now as far as anyone interested in Auditioning for Session Singer/ Fill In for Vital Remains, here are some requirements. Must be 21 years or older,touring experience,pro,hard working,good attitude,good stage presence,willing to tour any time any where,team player, good timing,Must be willing and able to rehearse with band in Boston/RI,valid passport,No criminal record, No Druggies or drunks!

All Inquiries Please send to Tony Lazaro or Vital Remains Official Facebook a video of yourself singing one of our songs, in full. Make sure the backing track is not louder than your singing! Finally We want to Thank All The Fans Worldwide for their continuing Support!!!! This is for the Best! We Will get the New Album Done and Release it next year in 2020.

“You All know I’m no quitter! “And after 30 years in VR and writing All the Music. I will continue to give you all my Very Best! Hope to see you soon! Metal Hails!!! Tony666”

Vocalist Brian Werner Quits Vital Remains

Brian Werner has revealed that he has left Vital Remains. With this news, the vocalist has also confirmed that he is working on a new project called 93.

Werner said the following:

“This has been coming for a min but today I have made the decision to leave Vital Remains. This has been coming for a little while now, there are things going on that I’m really not happy with and life is too short to have the one thing you love most in this world cause you the most stress and aggravation.

I’m not going into any other details nor will I engage in any drama or shit talking of any kind. I still have nothing but love for everyone in the band and I wish them continued success in whatever direction they go. I’ve given the last 7 years of my life to the band but now I need to focus on much bigger things in my life from new music and business ventures to my personal life as well.

Thank you all for the love and support from all over the world, it was truly one amazing ride and I’d be lying if I said this was an easy decision to make, but it’s a necessary one.”

He also added the following in a separate post:

“Thank you all for the massive outpouring of support yesterday with my decision to leave Vital. Truth is I’ve been working on a new project behind the scenes for a while now with Rithiya Khiev and Chris Joao and 2 others who will not be named yet.

The is being called 93. 93 is representation of both Love and Will as written by Aleister Crowley in The Book of the Law, “Love is the Law, Love under Will.” Which is exactly where my head is at these days, I’m ready to get back to loving what I do. The dudes are flying down this weekend to being tracking for the album that will be out early next year.

I was apprehensive about saying anything about this but this is the right time to give you guys a very small taste of things to come. This will be getting deleted later today as it’s not finished yet and just a small teaser.”

[via The PRP]

I Am Morbid Announce “Morbidfest” European Tour With Atrocity, Vital Remains, & Sadist

I Am Morbid (ex-Morbid Angel, etc.) will be hitting the road on the “Morbidfest” European tour with Atrocity, Vital Remains, and Sadist. Each band will be playing special sets on this run. I Am Morbid will perform material from Morbid Angel’s “Altars Of Madness,” “Blessed Are The Sick,” “Covenant,” and “Domination.” Atrocity will perform their “Okkult” albums and other classics. Vital Remains will perform a 30th anniversary set and Sadist will perform their latest album “Spellbound” and other tracks.

Tour Dates:

04/26 Cottbus, GER – Gladhouse
04/27 Hamburg, GER – Kultur Palast
04/28 Aalborg, DEN – Stundenterhuset
04/30 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
05/01 Coventry, UK – Empire
05/02 London, UK – Underworld
05/03 Apeldoorn, NET – Gigant
05/04 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
05/07 Saint Maurice, SWI – Le Manoir
05/08 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
05/09 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
05/10 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
05/11 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
05/12 Lisboa, POR – LAV
05/15 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
05/16 Ingolstadt, GER – Eventhalle Westpark
05/17 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion
05/18 Zwickau, GER – Seilerstrasse (no Vital Remains)
05/19 Prague, CZE – Storm (no Vital Remains)

Watch Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & Brian Werner (Vital Remains) Spar In A Backstage Boxing Match

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint, etc.) and Vital Remains’ Brian Werner recently took part in a bit of a backstage boxing match. You can see footage of them sparring below:

Jake Raymond (Ex-Vital Remains) Passes Away

Ex-Vital Remains vocalist Jake Raymond has sadly passed away. This news comes after former vocalists Scott Wily and Chris Ross both passed away last year. R.I.P.

Guitarist Tony Lazaro commented:

“I found out late yesterday some very sad news that a old friend and Vital Remains singer passed away. His name was Jake Raymond, and he was a good friend! Some of you might remember Jake was VR’s vocalist back in 2001 before we recorded Dechristianize album. He really love the band and always held us in high regard.

Even though i hadn’t spoken or seen Jake in a few years i always hope things were going good for him. I remember the last time i saw him he came out to one of our local shows in Providence and we had fun catching up and talking about the good old days! We laughed alot that night and i remember he started helping me sell merch and asked if i needed any help?

You were always trying to help bro and i wish i could have helped you bro. Thank you for that and everything else you did for me!! I will always remember the good times we had brother! This is really so sad. I’m sick of losing so many friends this year. This makes three Vital Remains singers that passed in the last year.

Three brothers i will not forget! Thank you Jake for your friendship and all your help when i needed it! Thank you for all your work with the band!! I wish i could have been there for you more brother,but we kind of took different paths. I hope you are at peace now. Rest easy brother and until we meet again. My Deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP Jake“