Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Origin: United States
Young and ambitious, Vehemence will be sure to leave its mark on the extreme metal communities tearing down any disbelievers. They can be described as a very heavy & hard melodic metal band creating sounds that will be sure to drive the demons out of any who listen. Using a mix of brutal riffs and harmonies, Vehemence pulls off what few have creating a sound and style of their own. Vehemence creates music only for the most extreme listeners of metal and seeks to gain more fans, friends, and recognition to take the world by storm. The fierce and intelligent lyric concept of vocalist Nathan Gearhart takes the band to a new level of originality with his style of vocal structure.
The guitars played by Bjorn Dannov and John Chavez represent the band with brutal, melodic, dark, and atmospheric touches of metal with a technique that is not so often used in the death metal scene. Bass player Mark Kozuback backs up singer Nathan Gearhart with violently pitched screams, adding texture to an already intense song structure. Drummer Andy Schroeder drives Vehemence into the depths of hell and beyond with his technique that ranges from styles of punk, thrash, black, and death.
Recognition of this band started immediately after the pressing of their self released debut, "The Thoughts From Which I Hide". 1000 self-released discs hit distributors from around the world, and received great reviews from countries like Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Spain, France, Canada, South America and United States. A combination of self promotion through the internet, word of mouth, and doing their first 15 day tour through West Coast America helped get the attention of Metal Blade Records in 2002 which ended in landing a record deal. Vehemence's hard work had finally paid off.
Vehemence's Metal Blade debut, 'God Was Created' was recorded at The Salt Mine Studios in Mesa, AZ in early January '02 and engineered by Mike Schomig, assisted by Will Solares. It was then re-mixed in March by Juan Urteaga & Mike Blanchard at Trident Studios in the San Francisco area. As for the cover art, Vehemence worked with tattoo artist Evil Dave to create the sickest of stories which is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
In support of 'God Was Created', Vehemence has toured with the likes of Incantation, Impaled, Decapitated, Dead To Fall, Testament, Exhumed, Vio-lence, All That Remains, Nuclear Assault, Deicide, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and Revenge.
Vehemence's second effort for Metal Blade entitled 'Helping The World To See' was recorded at Porcupine Studios in Chandler, AZ and DBD studios in Maricopa, AZ with Will Solares as sole producer/engineer. This time around the band was able to take more time in the studio, thus allowing a more refined product. Recording began in September of 2003, and ended in November 2003. Editing and mixing took place thereafter, concluding in January 2004.
In 2004, Vehemence successfully headlined many lengthy tours and toured with the likes of Prong, Crematorium, All Shall Perish, Animosity, Mortician, and Akercocke.
In early 2005 Vehemence did headlining tours with the likes of Thine Eyes Bleed, Clifton, and once again with Crematorium in support of MTV2's Headbangers Ball music show featuring the music video for Vehemence's song 'We Are All Dying'. Vehemence recruited Sean Vandegrift (Ex - From A Second Story Window) as a permanent vocalist replacing Nathan Gearhart respectively. Expect more tours, merchandise, and music videos from Vehemence in 2005 and a fourth album release in early 2006.
Split up in October of 2005 after being dropped by long time label, Metal Blade Records. The band reunited in February of 2006 for a few farewell gigs, but has now split up. Vehemence reformed again in late 2007.
- The Thoughts from Which I Hide (2000)
- God Was Created (2002)
- Helping the World to See (2004)
- Forward Without Motion (2015)
- Vehemence (1998)
- Metal Blade Demos (2001)
Mark Kozuback - Bass (1997-2005, 2006, 2007-2016)
Andy Schroeder - Drums (1997-2005, 2006, 2007-2016)
Bjorn Dannov - Guitars (1997-2005, 2006)
Nathan Gearhart - Vocals (1997-2005, 2006, 2007-2016)
Kyle Moeller - Guitars (2007-2009, 2012-2016)
Scott Wiegand - Guitars (1997-1999)
John Chavez - Guitars (1999-2005, 2006)
Jason Keesecker - Keyboards (2000-2003)
Sean Vandegrift - Vocals (2005)
Adam Cody - Vocals (2005)
Jacob Green - Guitars (2010-2012)