Vicious Attack is an extreme metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Combining elements of thrash and death metal they've made a name for themselves throughout the Midwest. The breakneck pace and aggressiveness of their songs and the ferocity of their live show have made them a sonic force to be reckoned with. Vicious Attack have played numerous local metal festivals and have had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the biggest names in extreme metal from around the world.
Formed in 2007, the founding members of Vicious Attack had one goal: to be the heaviest, fastest thrash metal band around. While the scene was being overrun with ’retro thrash’ acts who sought to emulate the sounds of the 80's, the five members of VA took a different approach. Taking their direction from groups like Demolition Hammer, Slayer and The Crown, they developed a style that was far darker and faster than their contemporaries. Vicious Attack quickly grew in popularity, playing festivals like Klash of the Thrash and Midwest Metal Anthem. They began landing opening slots for touring acts and had the opportunity to share the stage with bands like D.R.I., M.O.D., Havok, Exmortus and Jungle Rot, to name a few.
In 2009 the band recorded their Blade of the Reaper EP with Bob Pop at Gunpoint Studios. The disc quickly garnered rave reviews, and The Illinois Entertainer compared the band's style and speed to that of the mighty Slayer. At this point Vicious Attack began expanding their territory, playing shows in several neighboring states.
In 2011 founding vocalist David Correa stepped down, handing the mic over to Cecilia Marie. Her deathly growls added a new dimension to the band's sound. Vicious Attack recorded a self titled EP in 2013 with producer Dan Klein at Iron Hand Audio. During this time the band had the opportunity to headline the Queen's of Metal festival and also opened for Belphagor and Kataklysm.
Cecilia left the band in 2015. After an extended search, the band announced in early 2018 the addition of Alex Rodriguez on vocals. Alex's style is the perfect fit for the band. His vocal range and stage presence have helped Vicious Attack form their strongest lineup to date.
Vicious Attack recorded their two track Right To Remain Violent demo at Iron Hand Audio in 2018. They continued playing gigs throughout the area.
2020 saw the band take on their most ambitious undertaking to date. With Dan Klein of Iron Hand Audio once again behind the desk, Vicious Attack entered the studio to record their first full length album, Declaration Of War. This release showcases the bands maturing sound, adding complex songwriting chops and discordant melodic passages, while losing none of their trademark metallic edge.
Declaration Of War is set to be released on April 10th, 2021
Any labels interested in helping the band with future releases, or bands interested in collaborating in a split release are advised to get in contact as soon as possible.
Alex Rodriguez: Vocals
Kevin Connerty: Guitar
Michael Maskas: Guitar
John Leonard: Bass
Fabian Arroyo: Drums
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