Show Review & Photo Gallery: Vanna: The Final Show

Venue – The Palladium
Location – Worcester, MA
Date – December 15th, 2017
Lineup – Vanna, Eighteen Visions, Knocked Loose, Like Pacific, Lions Lions, On Broken Wings, End, Sharptooth & others.

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Vanna announce last show ever, lineup reunites first-class hardcore acts

As Vanna named their tour, all good things must come to an end. In this case, the good thing is Vanna’s career, and the end is on December 15th of this year.

After more than a decade of touring the world and being such a solid band, and ten years after their first album, Curses, these hardcore kids from Boston are calling it quits, and what better for their fanbase than having the opportunity to see the band one last time? We all know this feeling when your favorite band breaks up and you never were able to see them…

Well, Vanna decided that they needed to throw a big party and uh… look out at this lineup: Eighteen Visions, Knocked Loose, Bad Rabbits, Like Pacific, Kublai Khan, Lions Lions, Old Wounds, Sharptooth and Roseview. That’s quite a lot, right?

By the way, the band’s playing at home in The Palladium, Worcester MA.

You can see the show’s flyer below, and you can grab tickets and goodies following this link here.
Vanna's last show flyer

Orange County Metalcore to the Front: Eighteen Visions is “Crucified”

One of the biggest reunions in recent history is the pride of Orange County, metalcore living legends Eighteen Visions are back 10 years after their 2007 disbandment to reign in the masses with a new album, XVIII, out June 2nd via Rise Records. Far from a cash grab reunion, though, the album is being produced by Mick Kenny of Anaal Nathrakh, and is a clear throwback to the band’s Vanity-era output, in that it’s some ultra sludgy, breakdown-laden metalcore, but also contains the strangely melodic parts the band is known for. Seriously, Eighteen Visions is probably the most important band around to the current crop of metalcore bands, both in style and in sound.

Today, the band have released a new music video for the album opener, “Crucified”. You can view it below, as well as an announcement from the band.

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Josh James (Stick To Your Guns/ex-Evergreen Terrace) is apparently part of the reformed Eighteen Visions

In case you missed it, on April 20th, Eighteen Visions announced officially their reformation and signing to Rise Records for the release of XVIII, their first album in 11 years. Initial single “Oath” (which you can listen to here” is a clear throwback to the early days of the band, especially the Vanity era, where the incendiary OC metalcore band really made their mark on the scene.

It’s also apparent that, according to a recent Twitter post by Josh James himself, that he’s a part of the reformed Eighteen Visions project as the band’s second guitarist. We’re not sure exactly if he’s a member of the band on recording or simply a touring member of the band, though the latter is a bit more likely with Wikipedia listing him as a touring member. The Stick To Your Guns axeman, Casey Jones member, and ex-founding member of Evergreen Terrace was in the music video for “Oath”, though – so maybe this isn’t a temporary thing. Regardless, Eighteen Visions is back, and the fact that Josh James is part of it makes things even more exciting.

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