US Heavy Doomsters VIGIL Unveil “…And The Void Stared Back” Full Album Details; New Single Out Now

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US Heavy Doomsters VIGIL Unveil “…And The Void Stared Back” Full Album Details; New Single Out Now

US Doom-Death metal band VIGIL has unveiled the complete album details for “…And The Void Stared Back,” scheduled to be released through Argonauta Records on March 29, 2024.

“We have gone through some lineup changes since the beginning. Covid was not easy to keep a band going, especially one that was trying to get off the ground. Through some member changes we finally settled in on our current lineup. The only position we could not replace we our synth player. We decided to move on without one. In the studio Craig handled the synth and keyboard duties. During the tumultuous period during the pandemic, practices were few and far between. We were all trying to follow protocols and feel out this new way of life. In the spaces between Joe and Craig started a post-rock side project named A World Worth Burning. Once the world opened up again and practice resumed at a normal pace Vigil tightened up their four songs and hit the studio in the summer of 2022. The four song EP… And The Void Stared Back, comes in at just about 35 minutes. We are a sum of our parts, and our influences are clear in our sound. The songs range from European styled doom like My Dying Bride and Katatonia all the way to atmospheric post-rock such as Russian Circles and If These Trees Could Talk. There are slow tempos to drag you though the emotional pain of Dave’s lyrics, and there are blast beats occasionally to spice things up. All of this is wrapped around a groovy sensibility that reflects the old school Thrash roots of Craig. Vigil is currently active and playing local shows, building a fan base and planning our next steps. The writing process has begun for our next album.” – says the band

Album tracklisting and cover art are as follows:
01. Descend To Extinction
02. Words Of A Dying Man
03. Erosion Of The Soul
04. Convulsive Ways From A World Beyond

Today is also the day the band releases their new single, entitled ‘Erosion of the Soul.’ Enjoy it here:

From the ashes of the band Onera, Justin Christian (Bass, Guitars) and Craig Simas (Guitars, Synth) built Vigil to be heavier, and more aggressive but also beautiful and emotional. Joined by Joe Davis to compliment as one of the two bassists in the band, Brandon Phinney on drums and Dave Petillo on vocals. We take the listener down a dark road of sorrow and anger. One of the original building blocks of Vigil was to be as heavy as we could. This led to the decision to have two bass players. As the songs started to take shape and each member was putting their own touches to the arrangements. We realized quickly that we succeeded in our goal. Combining that with our love for Post Rock, Thrash, and Progressive Metal, Vigil is a showpiece for all our influences filtered through our ears, hands, and emotions.

Vigil is:
Craig Simas: Lead Guitar / Synth
Justin Christian: Bass and Rhythm Guitar
Joe Davis: Bass
Dave Petillo: Vocals
Brandon Phinney: Drums