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VYGR

VYGR

BAND MEMBERS:

Devin Toye - Vocals

PJ Mion - Guitar, Vocals

Sean Harrington - Guitar

Brian Barbaruolo - Bass

Keith Gentile - Drums





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The collective originally known as Voyager formed in late 2007, with the intent of seeing whether five individuals who had all spent time touring with bands of differing styles could combine their influences to create something musically cohesive. The only initial goal was to craft songs that were epic in scope, while firmly rooted in organic, forceful songwriting. As the group’s writing process progressed, thematic elements of science fiction and hints of space rock influence became more apparent. The Boston 5-piece released an incredibly well-received self-titled EP in 2008 and proceeded to generate buzz within the hardcore and ‘post-metal’ communities based on massive, wall-of-sound style live performances. A limited vinyl-only split release with Philadelphia-based band MONOLITH followed in early 2010. After a year of schedule conflicts and limited live shows, the group has re-emerged with a more stable lineup as VYGR, and recorded their first full-length record and Creator-Destructor debut, ‘Hypersleep’, at the Planet-Z studio in Hadley, MA with renowned producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Crowbar) at the helm.

Guitarist PJ Mion states: “Working with Zeuss was a great experience for us. From the start he was on board with wanting to capture our live sound, getting everything to sound huge while avoiding the use of sound replacement/re-amping etc. The end result is a heavy, spaced out metal record that actually sounds like it was played by human beings; production-wise, it all sounds clear and balanced but still raw where it should be.”

Featuring 70 minutes of sonic heaviness for fans of Cult of Luna, Old Man Gloom, and Neurosis, VYGR’s ‘Hypersleep’ combines devastating riff-driven sludge, ambient doom, and atmospheric space rock in their long awaited full length release. The Double LP/CD was released on March 15th, 2010 and has been described by Teethofthedivine.com as “the perfect soundtrack to the cold depths of space” and by Heavyblogisheavy.com as a crushingly “thought-provoking experience”.

In 2012, VYGR contributed 3 brand new tracks to a 3-Way Split 12″ release with labelmates AT OUR HEELS and GRIEVER. The three songs showcase a band who is not letting up in intensity, volume, and depth, and each song they write seems to be more devastating than the next. Grab a copy of ‘Hypersleep’, the 3-Way Split, or the band’s reissued self-titled 12″ EP by clicking here!

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3 Way Split

3 Way Split
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Hypersleep

Hypersleep
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