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Montreal, QC – June 8, 2018
For fans of Volumes, After the Burial, Meshuggah, Pantera
L-R: Vodnik Current Line Up | Vince Anastasi (Drums) | Reinier Vandenbosch (Vocals) | Jeremy Jackson (Guitar) | Brandon Lucking (Bass)
Photo Credit: Alex McFarland of The Trenches Media
Approaching the genre with a blend of heavier and lighter styles, which range from technical metal riffs, to spooky mellow passages, to hardcore breakdowns, Toronto’s VODNIK balance their metal between progressive grooves and dark atmospheres to establish a sound that is bizarre and ominous yet catchy and memorable. With this formula the band aspires to grab the attention of a wider audience.
Drawing their name and lyrical themes from the mythological Czech creature, guitarist Jeremy Jackson explains:
“In Czech, Vodnik roughly translates to ‘of water’. I adopted the name for us because it is a widely celebrated mythological creature from my Czech heritage. Vodnik is gruesome, perfect for metal and what we want to do with it.”
Vocalist Reinier Vandenbosch adds:
“Lakes and rivers are its territory where it awaits to trap the souls of drowning victims. He is similar to the boogieman of the English-speaking world that also scares children. I try to write the lyrics largely from the perspective of the Vodnik creature.”
Along with embracing themes centered around the creature, VODNIK is also inspired by science fiction and horror, social and political commentary, dark philosophical ideas, and other mythological stories. Citing a wide variety of musical influences, VODNIK is a legit, no nonsense, heavy band that brings a ferocious energy to the stage.
Unleashing their debut single “Our Dread, Our Joy” off their planned debut EP slated for later release in 2019, the monstrous groove metal four-piece have teamed up with Bravewords.com for the premiere of their new music video.
Watch it now at the following link: http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-vodnik-premiere-our-dread-our-joy-video
Album / Live Band Line Up:
Jeremy Jackson (Guitars, Programming)
Reinier Vandenbosch (Vocals)
Brandon Lucking (Bass)
Vince Anastasi (Drums)
June 22 – Barrie, ON – The Foxx Lounge – info
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