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Interview with Vented. The new metal supergroup consisting of members from DevilDriver, Chimaira, Daath, Sinsaenum , Omega Diatribe, and White Tiger.

Their new album Cruelty And Corruption is out now!


๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐๐ž๐š ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ


Greg: Back in the day I had a side-project called Audionerve where I collaborated

with musicians from the scene all over the world. I reached out to Sean because I

would like to make a song with him. He dig the vibe and he layed down some

insane vocals to the track so we decided to do several songs together. The result

was mindblowing, so we thought we'd do the whole record together and Sean

became the main vocalist for Audionerve. Then Joey Jordison joined to the

project and he recommended to change the name because Audionerve is too

similar to Audioslave so we renamed the project to Vented with a completely new


Sean: I had met Greg back in 2018 while on tour with Sinsaenum.

We kept in touch throughout the years and he had eventually asked me to do a

track for his band. What he sent me changed the course of my last 2 years.

I did a song, then another, then another, and after 3 songs we agreed we

needed to make this into a band.

When it came time to recruit other members to fill the positions. I reached out to

Joey to play drums on the album. He agreed and the rest was history.

He helped derive a new name and logo for the band. He also assisted in some of

the overall song themes and lyrics.

After his passing we had to find a drummer who could fill those shoes, so I

reached out to one of the best drummers I know in the business, Austin


Not only did he play in the same vein as Joey. He literally created one of my

favorite drumming performances, as a music fan of all time, on any record.

Then we needed someone to fill in the gaps and create the transitions and

soundscapes you hear on the record. So i reached out to my long time buddy

and electronic collaborator Simon Bondar. He filled the album out and created

some amazing sounds. He also made one hell of an intro and outro !!

๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ?

Greg: Basically, the songwriting for the whole record was quite instinctive. We

just loved to work on it, it was kinda therapeutic for us right in the middle of the

pandemic. We put so much feelings and energy into this record!

Sean: When I wrote these songs they literally flew off the page.

Overall i wrote the whole record in about a week. The songs just spoke to me,

the riffs the tones, the direction, was all just a perfect marriage of music and

timing. It was a cathartic experience for me, and got me out of a slump I was in. I needed this record more than i care to admit

๐Ÿ‘. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ˆ'๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐•๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ? ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ?

Sean: The name came from venting all the frustrations in the world, and in our

personal lives : screaming it out and being angry because we can.

Not a teenage anger, more like a pissed off adult that hates what the world has become, and is fed up with the state of everything.

๐Ÿ’. ๐…๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ? ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž?

Sean: To complete the writing of the second album, (which we are 10 songs into already)

To tour festivals, and continue to make this band grow to itโ€™s full potential.

๐Ÿ“. ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐๐ž๐š ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž

๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ?

Sean: A little bit of both, there are no restrictions. Just let it flow.

Also while writing, each member naturally incorporates there signature sound

without even thinking about it and that is exactly what we want. Raw, uncut and live.

๐Ÿ”. ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ?

Sean: I hope so, that is the plan, even to just play a few festivals would be nice!

๐Ÿ•. ๐–๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง?

The main goal initially was to just create something extremely heavy that we all

wanted to hear, that we all felt was missing from music these days; by bringing

back the old, but with a modern sound.

That i think is always going to be the goal.

Now we have shifted focus to try and grow the band, and actually make it a

household name. To basically just make the most sonically brutal music, without

being too extreme, and still having a ton of emotion.

Greg: Our main goal was to express our feelings through music and do a really

heavy record in the old-school way but with modern sounding. We donโ€™t think too

far ahead. Come what ever may!

๐Ÿ–. ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ?

Sean: Greg writes the songs, sends them to me, and i put vocals down usually within a few

hours. I spend the next few weeks tweaking and fine tuning the lyrics and vocal patterns that I

like and removing the ones that bother me. From that point we send them to Simon and he

works his sample magic, and brings the songs together. Last but not least we get Austin in the

studio and have him just write on the fly, to use his natural feeling, because he is so good at

freestyling the drums.

๐Ÿ—. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐š ๐•๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ ?

Greg: Heavy grooves, high energy level and deep feelings.

Sean: You can expect deep emotional feelings, dark atmosphere, heavy grooves, angry vocals

and deep seated meanings about life, and things that stand in our way, and effect each and

every one of us.

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