(Ottawa, ON) Even though identifying as a rock metal outfit, Vesuvius, has perfectly crafted a sound that is adaptable to anything emotive or powerful. Using a two vocalist dynamic which includes both clean and scream vocals and incorporates a disc jockey is part of what sets this band apart from most.
Comprised of five best friends who grew up playing music together, Vesuvius has transformed a hobby into a labor of love and passion. Ben Cooligan (vocals), Billy Melsness (vocals), Robin Parsons (synth/turntables), Michael Luc Malo (guitars) and Carter Peak (percussion) focus on making music that is vastly influenced material and strive for a live performance that is equally emotional as it is energetic.
Their first full length album, “My Place of Solace and Rest” (tracks 1-4 engineered/mixed/mastered by Frank Shooflar , tracks 5-8 mixed/mastered by Shooflar and engineered by Doug Meadows) was an integral part of how the band caught the eye of Tragic Hero Records. “We have personal friends who have partnered with Tragic Hero Records and swear by the company. We wanted to make sure to work with a label that cares about their artists’ creative integrity, making Tragic the most suitable route to take” Cooligan said.
“My Place of Solace and Rest” will feature the “Vesuvius sound” which Melness describes it as “a theme implemented throughout the music that refers to the structure of each piece the two have put together. Each song is structured with an “emotional crux” often sitting in the middle of the piece. Throughout the build and break of the tracks, each piece ebbs and flows in order to create the greatest impact when it reaches its climax.” The album will be released on May 6th and the band plans to tour in support of the record.