Released on July 26, 2017 (WURMgroup)
Void Vator probably isn’t a band that you’ve heard of… yet. The L.A. based act have just issued their debut EP titled Dehumanized produced by Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Otep, Grinspoon, Skrape). Void Vator feature lead guitarist Erik Kluiber (Gypsyhawk, White Wizzard), vocalist/guitarist Lukas Kanopa, bassist Ian Shea and drummer German Moura. Since the recording of Dehumanized, Sam Harman has replaced Shea. Void Vator formed in the summer of 2015 and quickly began to work on songs and refined their unique brand of explosive rock ‘n’ roll.
If you read the name of the band, then read the title of the EP, you’ll think ‘black metal’, possibly ‘extreme metal’ or perhaps ‘nu wave of thrash metal?’ Well, Void Vator isn’t like any of the stereotypical one dimensional sub genre acts; they can’t be pigeon holed. Void Vator cull from the best qualities of sub genres — the catchy hooks of melodic rock, the punch of doom metal, the razor sharp riffage of thrash metal, the accessibility of power pop and the rebelliousness of alternative rock.
Void Vator in a perfect world would go on to become the heir apparent to the throne occupied by the Foo Fighters. The gauntlet has been thrown. Void Vator have arrived. The bar has been raised. You can file this band under the heading, “If you like Danko Jones, Foo Fighters, Mustache, Hardcore Superstar — you’ll love this band.”
One listen of Dehumanized is all you’ll need to realize you’ve found your new favorite band.
01. The Time Has Come
02. No Return
03. Until It’s Gone
04. Far Away
05. Over Again
Lucas Kanopa – lead vocals, guitar
Erik Kuilber – lead guitar
Ian Shea – bass
German Moura – drums
Produced by Ulrich Wild
Reviewed by Ruben Mosqueda for Sleaze Roxx, July 2017
Void Vator‘s “Time Has Come” video:
©℗2016, WURM Group, All Rights Reserved Buy ‘Dehumanized’ on iTunes!