A Vital Message

A Vital Message

 Orlando, Florida, USA
BandMetalAlternative

A Vital Message is a melodic blend of heavy, pounding riffs and beats, smooth and relaxed clean sections, catchy vocals, and intense, emotional breakdowns. AVM is constantly looking to please the ears and find new ways to keep it heavy and catchy.

Biography

AVM started its incarnation as a supergroup of 3 Florida bands in 2010. Mark(Vox/Bass) and Jake(Drums/Vox) had been playing in a band together since early in high school, and looked to take things more seriously once they got into college. Recruiting guitarist Steven Parsons and vocalist Jon Jordan allowed the new bands’ lineup and sound to develop by February 2011. The creative juices and desire to succeed have not faltered since, banging out two EPs and playing whatever shows they can get their hands on to promote and display their product.

In listening to an AVM release, you can expect to hear many things—dynamics, catchy melodies, pounding beats, and emotion, for example. You can hear the myriad of influences and impressions left on each band member in every song. In a few songs, the technical and brutal drum work by Jake Harding brings out the metal connoisseur in him. The sonically appealing and catchy vibes are felt in each song by bassist/vocalist Mark Faroudi’s influences as a more pop punk and hip hop specialist. Jon Jordan and Steven Parsons bring the heat somewhere in between, meshing the influences and ideas into a heavy, but dynamic, fresh, and listenable sound. In all, what can you expect to hear in an AVM release? Limitless potential.

The band believes they have the desire, talent, and endless creativity to change the music scene as the world knows it, and the “message” begins its rounds starting with their 2011 EP, DISTANCES.

Lyrics

The Blind

Written By: Jon Jordan, Mark Faroudi, Jake Harding, Steven Parsons

Open your eyes
my love, please just open your eyes
this is my life
but there's nothing,
there's nothing left

Open your eyes
my love, please just open your eyes
this is my life
but there's nothing,
there's nothing left for you

Let me rephrase this
this was your last chance to prove I was worth it
but you're so perfect
you'll never be the one to blame

If I gave you everything I had
would things have turned out differently
If I gave you everything you wanted
would you've stayed with me
whenever you get lonely
I always let you right back in
we just can't keep kidding ourselves
cause we could never be just friends

Why, do I want to give in
Why, must you always win

Abandon the ship
Man, You're nothing to me
no colors needed to see
you ruin all dreams
you lie (lie)
you're fake (fake)
you're not even real
I could stab you in the throat
and you still wouldn't feel a thing

If I gave you everything I had
would things have turned out differently
If I gave you everything you wanted
would you've stayed with me
whenever you get lonely
I always let you right back in
we just can't keep kidding ourselves
cause we could never be just friends

2009 (ft. Ashley Lloyd)

Written By: Jon Jordan, Mark Faroudi, Jake Harding, Steven Parsons, Ashley Lloyd

I can remember when
things used to be simple
and never hard
to find what you're looking for
that was then this is now
we got to find a way out somehow

Were never looking back now
were never looking back

Lets take a ride and never come back here
we're wasting all our time on things that happened last year
don't look back on your mistakes
no matter what it takes

Catch a glimpse of what we had
and where we've been
I won't go back now
Ill keep moving on
I can stand up strong
won't let this keep me down

Oh, it happened again
it's always the same old story
the same old friend

Lets take a ride and never come back here
we're wasting all our time on things that happened last year
don't look back on your mistakes
no matter what it takes

Oh, it happened again
it's always the same old story
the same old friend

Who You Are

Written By: Jon Jordan, Mark Faroudi, Jake Harding, Steven Parsons

We've been at this for days
this shits really starting to get on my nerves
I've held my tongue
you've found your way
It's like I'm going F___ing crazy
and baby, you amaze me

Inside my mind I know you're lying
Inside my dreams I see you dying

Don't just, walk away
you don't know what it does to me
when you say that you don't care
This happens every time
when you're gone I'll be fine
You won't be the death of me

Two steps away from this
I'll take your life from this existence
You're going no where fast

Why, do I
Forget who you are
Why, do I
Forget who you are

Don't just, walk away
you don't know what it does to me
when you say that you don't care
This happens every time
when you're gone I'll be fine
You won't be the death of me

You wish to know
what it's like to despair
well you should be running
you should be running f___ing scared
You wish to know
what it's like to despair
well you should be running
you should be running f___ing scared

It's Legal if it's on Camera

Written By: Jon Jordan, Mark Faroudi, Jake Harding, Steven Parsons

Let's go

Start today the same as everyday
this face has seen so many places
and I'm not slowing down
blood in my veins my heart beating
but I don't feel it

Watch out, disaster's coming
and oh no, the world is flooding on you
Watch out, disaster's coming
and oh no, the world is flooding on you

We have come to far to let this go tonight
take me back to what I used to know
We have come to far to let this go tonight
Take me back to what I used to know
Take me back, take me back

Revolving doors
like the thing that you
once said to me
queue this memory
It's burning all of me

We have come to far to let this go tonight
take me back to what I used to know
We have come to far to let this go tonight
Take me back to what I used to know
Take me back, take me back

So take those lies you feed babe
and shove them down your throat
I just want to believe
I just want to believe you
I just want to believe

Discography

Demos:
Don't Call It A Comeback(2010)

EPs:
Hope In The Midst of Tragedy(2008) (as Within The Fronts Embrace)
Don't Call It A Comeback(2011)
Distances (2011)

Set List

1) Intro
2) The Blind
--tune--
3) Arkansas
4) Whatcha Say(Cover)
--guitar switch--
5) Don't Call It A Comeback
6) Words Are Not Enough
7) Who You Are
8) It's Legal if it's on Camera