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Thurkills Vision

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Metal Rock




"Awarded Best Hardcore/Metal Act 2013"

Worcester Music Awards 2013 - Worcester Music Awards 2013 (The Pulse Man (April 2013)

"Awarded Best Metal/Hardcore Act 2012"

Thurkills Vision was nominated and voted Best Metal/Hardcore Act. Thank you to our family, friends and fans, we could not do what we do without you. - Worcester Music Awards - The Pulse Mag (April 2012)

"Nominated for Best Metal/Hardcore Act"

Worcester Music Awards - The Pulse Mag (April 2012)

"#1 on NEBG's top 20"

Thurkills Vision was #1 on NEGB's first ever weekly top 20 countdown - (Dec 2011)

"Amped Sounds top 20 Dean's List 2012"

You gotta get your hands on these albums from Armond, Miles Bonny, Hackney Colliery Band, One Love Beats, The Night Shift, Social Studies, Thurkills Vision, Hudson Henry, Kaytradamus, and The Dopemen. - Amped Sounds (April 2012)

"NECN Morning Show Soundtrack"

Friday, January 26, 2012, NECN will play "My Theory" and "Mirror's Truth" off of our debut EP, "For the Sleeping." - NECN Morning Show Soundtrack (Jan, 2012)

"2011 Band of the Year"

C.N.E.U. Rock Radio named Thurkills Vision Band of the Year for 2011 - C.N.E.U. Rock Radio (2011)

"Boston Metal Music Examiner"

"Behind the vocal is a talented slew of musicians who give new meaning to the words "well rounded". Varied musical styles and inspirations and extracurricular interests blend into an incredibly balanced sound which has the ability to both make you want to move and get into a relaxed state at the same time. The music is powerful and complex with layers of melody. You definitely don't want to miss this band if they happen to be playing in your town, because pretty soon you'll be wishing you'd paid the $10 cover to see them live instead of the $50+ ticket to see them grace the big stage as a headlining act at any major venue or music festival." - Jennifer Russo, Boston Metal Music Examiner (Oct, 2011)

"Up & Comers: Thurkills Vision"

"Like their namesake Thurkill, a fictional character who had a vision of what he needed to do in life to find success, the band had a vision of combining different styles to create a signature sound that clobbers you with a mean punch right to your eardrums. It makes you simultaneously want to bang your head to escape from the daily blah while honing in on their masterful lyrics." - Jennifer Russo, The Pulse Mag (Jun, 2011)

"Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Winner"

Thurkills Vision was chosen out of the top 10 bands in MA to play the Rockstar UPROAR Festival at the Comcast Center on August 30, 2011. Thurkills Vision shared the Ernie Ball/Best Buy Stage with Sevendust, Art of Dying, Black Tide and The Black Cloud Collective.

Main stage: Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Three Days Grace, Escape the Fate and Seether. - Rockstar UPROAR Festival - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA (Aug, 2011)

"Nominated for Best Hardcore/Metal Act"

Thurkills Vision was nominated for a Worcester Music Award for Best Metal Act - Worcester Music Awards - The Pulse Mag (2011)

"Battle of the Bands 1st Runner Up"

Thurkills Vision was chosen as one of the 8 bands to play the RJL Memorial Battle of the Bands at Gillette Stadium on 1/30/11 and came in second place.

Headliner: Siobhan Magnus of American Idol Fame & band Lunar Valve
1st place: Dear Havannah
2nd place: Thurkills Vision
3rd place: Belikos

Mindwalk Blvd
Delta Generators
One Step Away - Gillette Stadium, Forboxo MA (Jan, 2011)

"Spotlight - Mill City's Metal Saviors"

“Beautifully brutal." - Tony Gouveia - Performer Mag (July 2011)

"Amped Sounds: Thurkills Vision"

"If you are looking for a shot of pure adrenaline, look no farther than this band."
"These five musicians will give you plenty of bite, along with emotional lyrics that will get you thinking and stay with you long after the music is over." - Joi Ryder, Amped Sounds (Mar, 2011)

"Thurkills Vision EP Review"

"Mixing elements of metalcore, alt metal and rock this EP comes across like the bastard offspring of Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold"

"These guys have produced a modern metal EP that is easily heads above groups like Trivium, Five Finger Death Punch and Bullet For My Valentine." - Andy Davis, Heavy Metal Time Machine (Jan, 2011)


EP released March 11, 2011 for sale on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
EP produced and recorded by Alexander Hatziyannis at Old Folks Home Recording Studio

Single "Be Gone" released September 16, 2011 for sale on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Single produced and recorded by Alexander Hatziyannis at Old Folks Home Recording Studio

New album dropping soon!



Sponsored by Jagermeister, and voted Best Hardcore/Metal Act 2012, 2013, & 2014 (Pulse Mag's Worcester Music Awards), Thurkills Vision is a 5-piece melodic, metal outfit hailing from Lowell, Massachusetts. Formed in 2006, the group is led by the fierce and equally alluring voice of singer, Yamil Melendez; it combines influences of metal, alternative, and rock to create a hybrid sound. The hard hitting rhythm section featuring David Malave on drums and bassist, Matt Frotten lay the foundation for guitarists, Eric Williams and Bobby Rourke, who drive the band with their aggressive, thrash-inspired playing. Along with the auditory assault that is their music, the band also brings to the table a high-intensity live show, which has become a staple for the group. Since forming, the band has played shows all over the New England area, sharing the stage with national touring acts such as KoRn, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Suicide Silence, Body Count, 10 Years, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Drowning Pool, Ill Nino, Three Days Grace, Escape the Fate, Seether, Taproot, Nonpoint, Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Hed PE, Smile Empty Soul, CKY, 40 Below Summer, and Powerman 5000, to name a few. The band was honored to be the hand-picked winner of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands and play the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival in August, 2011, and the hand-picked winner of the Sumerian Records Headbang for the Highway to play the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in July 2014.