Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES have released their new single “Paralyzed” through Imagen Records/Warner Ada. The band is about to open up the flood gates with new music and content to be released in late 2019. They will be performing on select festivals and dates through the summer and fall.
“I’m extremely excited to share Paralyzed with everyone. It’s a song we’ve been playing live over the past two years and has definitely made its mark as a core song in our set. Producer Augustus Cryns’s vision for the song caught my attention the first time I heard the riffs. Infectious and undeniable – this song is a head banger from start to finish” says Dave Naruszewicz, the band’s vocalist.
VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when three guys from very different parts of the country with three very different musical experiences came together with the same goal in mind. Dave Naruszewicz (Heart-Set Self-Destruct), Russell Ray (Old Fashioned Beatdown), and Shawn Patterson (Old Fashioned Beatdown) began writing demos together, sending ideas back and forth – which ultimately became the foundation of VYCES.
After a few trips to LA, they decided to go into the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Butcher Babies, Stitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band had finished 22 songs. Being compared to such artists as Chevelle, Korn, and Red, they have sonically created a solid blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as the darkest side of human emotion and behavior saying “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”