Both in music and outside of it, there’s plenty of children who follow in their famous parents’ footsteps. In sports – baseball in particular – you have Toronto Blue Jays masher Vlad Guerrero Jr., whose father is in the Baseball Hall Of Fame already. A frontrunner for AL MVP this season, Vlad Guerrero Jr. is arguably better than his father at certain traits – especially plate discipline.
Oddly enough, and as hard as it is to believe, the members of some of the biggest bands in the world are old enough to have children following in their footsteps. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan, in particular, are two such examples – and two of their sons are plying their trade in Vended. In fact, the band just released their debut single, “Asylum”.
The members of Vended generally follow in their famous father’s footsteps, but the band (which also includes Cole Espeland (lead guitar), Jeremiah Pugh (bass), and Connor Grodzicki (rhythm guitar), aren’t Slipknot clones. While there’s obvious similarities that can be drawn between the two bands (metal is obviously in their DNA), “Asylum” is a rager of a track that shows Vended want to blaze their own trail. Definitely a good sign.