VANISHMENT: Seattle Metal Crew With Lair Of The Minotaur, Himsa, Trial, Heiress Members Drops “Forced Compliance” At New Noise Magazine; No More Torture Debut Nears Release On Dead Sage

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As Seattle, Washington-based metal outfit VANISHMENT prepares to release their debut album, No More Torture, through Dead Sage Records in March, New Noise Magazine today premieres the new single, “Forced Compliance.”

VANISHMENT takes pride in delivering a combination of DIY attitude, relentlessly heavy songs, and a face-melting live experience that leaves an indelible mark upon all in its path. Consisting of vocalist Rob Ropkins (Deadly Light, North American Bison), guitarists Brian Johnson (Himsa, Trial) and Jeremy McAllister (Heiress, Wizards Of Wor), bassist Nate Baker (Hell Promise, Formula One), and drummer Chris Wozniak (Lair Of The Minotaur, Earthen Grave), the band saw its inception in early 2019. At the time, the quintet was playing together in the band Pinned Red when they decided to refocus and rebrand as VANISHMENT.

Taking inspiration from classic thrash and heavy metal bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Judas Priest, the group spent several months writing, rehearsing, and eventually recording their self-titled debut EP, which was released to the masses in 2021, showcasing the band’s raw energy and aggressive sound. The band has since played numerous shows in the Pacific Northwest, performing alongside some of the biggest names in the metal scene.

In between shows, VANISHMENT continued to write and record what will be their debut full-length album, No More Torture. Recorded by the band and mastered by Chris Hanzsek, No More Torture drops forty-two minutes of pummeling metal with all the classic elements fans of old-school Bay Area thrash will appreciate underpinned with more modern metallic hardcore elements and hooks lying just below the surface.

Chris Wozniak writes with the new single, “‘Forced Compliance’ was the last song we wrote for the album. It’s a little more rockin’ and a little less thrashin’ but it’s become one of our favorites to play live. The chorus will make you feel like you’re driving down the highway in a muscle car at night with sunglasses on. Dig it.”

Stream VANISHMENT’s “Forced Compliance’” first through New Noise now at THIS LOCATION.

Dead Sage will release No More Torture on CD and digitally on March 3rd. Find preorders where “Door To Deceit” is playing HERE.

A new video from the album and more will be posted shortly.

VANISHMENT is already working on new music and is currently booking shows around and beyond the Pacific Northwest, including their participation in the first round of Wacken Metal Battle 2023 this Saturday, February 11th. See the currently confirmed shows below and watch for steady updates to post throughout the year.

2/11/2023 Wacken Metal Battle 2023 @ The Funhouse – Seattle, WA w/ Fauvism, Brutal Eons, Forged By Dread, Tenrai [info]

3/05/2023 The Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA w/ Jack And The Dull Boy, Plagiarizer