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Vanity Strikes

Fairport, New York, United States | INDIE

Fairport, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Metal Alternative


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"Vanity Strikes"

Please view Link Below, it was a 2 page interview release Jan. 15th 2011 - Music & Noise Magazine

"Ready to do Battle"

The members of Fairport-based rock band Vanity Strikes say most of their musical inspiration comes from life experiences. Judging by their ages, you'd think that those experiences would be fairly limited.

Drummer Kenny Krieger is 19 years old, and lead guitarist Kevin Murphy is 17. Lead singer/guitarist Danny Case and bassist Rob Weston both are 18. Yet, despite that, the guys are starting to make a name for themselves by crafting a hard-hitting, mature rock sound influenced by such bands as Avenged Sevenfold and Breaking Benjamin.

Murphy started Vanity Strikes in 2006, when he was 13. But it didn't get off the ground until recently, having gone through several lineups and musical styles.

"I never really thought this would actually come to life," he says. "Now, it seems like things are exactly where I want them to be." Vanity Strikes' first in-studio recording, "Beneath The Skin," was released in January of 2009, produced by Rochester native Dave Fondiller at Time Bomb Studios in Boston. The band's current lineup was set this past October with the addition of Weston.

"Hearing that song finished was inspiration for me," says Krieger. "I was actually really close to quitting. I just felt like we weren't getting anywhere. It was a boost."

The band's positive outlook can best be summed up by its latest single, "No Regrets." The lyrics From the very bottom, tryin' to survive sacrifice/So much just to stay alive, but we have no regrets epitomize band members' willingness to fight for their dream of playing music for a living.

Meanwhile, they plan to hit the studio again in April to record an EP. "With where we're at now, this entire year has been worth it," Krieger says. "I have no regrets about that now."

- Insider Magazine


"Hope For The Broken" released July 2012
1. Killing Zone
2. Hope For The Broken
3. In The End (ft. Amanda Horowitz)
4. Fatal Flaw
5. Dark Embracing
6. Breaking Point
7. Sick Sedation
8. With You Always
9. What Have I Become
10. Coffins Of Sin
11. Promises (Ft. Amanda Horowitz)
12. A Sirens Sanctuary

Wings Of Obstruction EP
1. Intro
2. Drones
3. No Regrets
4. Are We Alive
5. Obstruction
6. Beneath the Skin
7. Axiom
8. Decay
9. Mirage
10. Take the Throne



Vanity Strikes is a 5 piece Metal band from Rochester, NY. Having such a unique sound, V.S. really stands out from the crowd. Guitarist Kevin Murphy started the band when he was only 13, and throughout the years since, found the correct members to fill this band up and give them the unique, hard hitting metal sound they have today. Kevin added lead singer Danny Case in early 2009, and drummer Kenn
y Krieger just months before. In 2010, bassist Robert Weston joined, and the last and final member Brandon Mariotti in Early 2012. Over the last 2 years,Vanity Strikes has worked with many top on the line producers such as Dave Monroe (Time Bomb Studios), Don Debiase (Studio D, StandBy Records), and Tony Gammalo (Spider Studios) and have toured the east coast gaining some serious recognition. Their latest full length album was written, produced, and recorded all by 19 year old guitarist Kevin Murphy at Oblivion Studios. The album entitled “Hope For the Broken” is being release in July 2012. With a vast knowledge of music, business, and work ethic, Vanity Strikes has what it takes to succeed in todays music industry.