Alt-metal upstarts VEXED announce UK headline tour

Alt-metal upstarts VEXED announce UK headline tour

7th August 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Alt-metal trio¬†VEXED have announced a UK headline tour, set to take place in October. The shows will be in support of the band’s new album¬†Negative Energy,¬†out now via Napalm Records.

VEXED will be joined by special guests PULSE, as well as local support at each show. 

The dates are as follows:

Oct 10: Glasgow Audio 
Oct 11: Leeds The Key Club
Oct 12: Cardiff Fuel Rock Club
Oct 13: Birmingham Devils Dog 
Oct 14: Southampton Suburbia 
Oct 15: Cambridge The Six Six 

Tickets are on sale here:

Check out VEXED‘s recent singles:

‘Trauma Euphoria’:¬†
‘X my <3 (Hope to die)’:¬†

Negative Energy is the pinnacle of VEXED‘s musicianship, with¬†gripping, profound and brave lyricism. Instead of opting for the forced positivity many of their contemporaries demonstrate,¬†the Hertfordshire trio channel every ounce of their Negative Energy into these 13 tracks – recharging themselves for an uphill battle.

Stream/purchase Negative Energy here:

Check out the John Deaux interview with guitarist Jay Bacon HERE

VEXED was formed in 2019, consisting of vocalist Megan Targett, guitarist Jay Bacon, drummer Willem Mason-Geraghty and bassist Al Harper. The band quickly made a name for themselves across the UK metal scene with their hard-hitting sound and dynamic live performances.

Turning heads with their debut singles – including the fearsome ‘Elite’ featuring Thy Art Is Murder‚Äôs CJ McMahon – VEXED quickly created a palpable underground buzz. In 2020, they signed with the independent label Napalm Records and released their debut full-length album, Culling Culture in May of the following year.

Culling Culture features ten tracks that showcase VEXED’s signature sound, which combines punishing breakdowns, technical guitar riffs, and Megan Targett’s fierce vocals. The album’s lyrics explore themes of societal issues such as mental health and social justice and have been praised for their honesty and relatability.

The album was a commercial success and received widespread critical acclaim. VEXED’s live shows have also garnered a reputation for being intense and energetic, with the band earning support slots with notable acts such as Spiritbox and In Flames, among others.

Now VEXED looks to their second album, to be released 23rd June via Napalm Records. A punishing listens, from haunting intro track ‘PTSD’, which sets the stage of dread ahead of the carnage to come, all the way through ‘Lay down your flowers’ featuring Alpha Wolf vocalist Lochie Keogh and intense finale ‘Nepotism’.

Like the best bands, VEXED on¬†Negative Energy blends fury with emotion. ‘Default’ displays lead singer Megan Targett’s high-soaring clean vocals juxtaposed against her menacing deep growls, while the album’s most emotional offering, ‘It’s Not The End’, serves as a magnificent dedication to a loved one passing away, truly manifesting their legacy.

A stunning, devastating musical conduit – Negative Energy ventilates VEXED’s pain-stricken burdens and breathes life into their fresh approach, delivered with a thunderous vengeance.

VEXED are:

Megan Targett – Vocals
Jay Bacon – Guitar
Willem Mason-Geraghty – Drums


VEXED online:
Napalm Records

2. Anti-Fetish
3. We don’t talk about it
4. X my <3 (Hope to die)
5. Panic attack
6. Lay down your flowers
7. There’s no place like home
8. Extremist
9. Default
10. Trauma Euphoria
11. It’s not the end
12. DMT
13. Nepotism

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