Quick Quotes: “Vermithrax are viciously, relentlessly heavy, melding the bludgeoning intensity of thrash with a melodic (and sometimes quirky) flair, and somehow counterbalancing both the new and old schools of heavy metal in equipoise. Vermithrax are inspired, they’re driven, and they’re heavy as hell. 9/10”
“Fantastic album that’ll end up in my favorite Album Top 20 list of 2018! I would mention Sanctuary/early Nevermore, Helstar, early Metal Church/Vicious Rumors, Flotsam and Jetsam... 95/100” -Metal To Infinity (Belgium)
Pittsburgh power thrashers VERMITHRAX have inked a partnership with Divebomb Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Imperium Draconus", which is due October 12th.
Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving metal of the mid-'80s thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 2012 by vocalist Chris "Croy" Roy (READING ZERO, EMANCIPATION SYNDICATE) and drummer J.R. Jameson (NUNSLAUGHTER, ICARUS WITCH, MERCENARY). Joined by guitarist Scott "Hagz" Haggerty and bassist Tom Donaldson (MERCENARY, EYE), the quartet issued its debut EP, "Volume 1...
Back in March, VERMITHRAX decided to try a different route to finish what at the time was a new EP. Farming out engineering and production work can add up fast, so the band was trying to decide the best path to use to move forward. They didn't want to go the typical route of sending out songs to labels, chase after people for answers and basically lose control of their music, so the decision was made to go a more modern approach... Crowdfunding.
In a very short launch of 30 days, the band was able to raise almost $4,900 towards CD Preorder packag...
Back in the studio after months writing, rebuilding the studio, recording, mixing and doing shows, "Imperium Draconus" the sophomore release by Pittsburgh Thrashers, Vermithrax is ready for the right label partner to take it on. Cover art is complete and songs are all but mastered. The band is hoping for a fall release, so they can get to recording the follow-up that they hope to release by summer of the coming year.