Since their formation in early 2006,
Vendetta has gone from strength to strength.
2007’s Tyranny of Minority caught the metal
masses unaware - here was a band not just
content to reference the old school - they
were on a mission to extract the very
essence of this timeless style and reignite
it for a new age. Inspired and on the up the
band has spent the last 18 months carefully
crafting their second album and 2009 see’s
the release of Heretic Nation.
Containing ten scorching tracks, it takes
off where Tyranny of Minority ended and all
the hallmarks of the Vendetta sound are
present and correct: Crunching guitars,
throbbing bass, pounding drums, searing
leads and impassioned vocals.
Heretic Nation is a natural progression from
Tyranny of Minority both lyrically and
musically. Having a permanent drummer in Lee
Lamb combined with the band gigging for the
past two years has solidified the band and
Vendetta are now a more cohesive unit
reflected in the overall sound and
performances contained within Heretic
Nation. One more subtle change to the debut
is Heretic Nation being more ‘metal’
containing less of the ‘LA’ influence that
was featured on Tyranny of Minority, but it
still contains the balance of melody and
aggression the band strive for.
On the subject of the band goals with
Heretic Nation, Edward Box comments,
“essentially it was to build on the
positives of the debut but to take on board
the criticisms. It was clear the vocals
needed to be improved and the drumming
pushed to the fore. We feel we have
succeeded in harnessing a much better sound
for the rhythm section and the vocals have a
more aggressive and expansive feel to them.
Overall, the album is more focused and
Along with an excellent new album, the band
have also produced 2 promotional videos for
the album. The first of which “My
Revelation” has been on YouTube for a couple
of months prior to release and gained a
superb response from the public. This will
be followed up with another performance
video for “New Horizon”.
In the final analysis Heretic Nation has a
sound that reaches back into a bygone era of
melody and finesse. If you haven’t already
caught on then now is the time to convert to
this most traditional of English metal
• Excellent 2nd album from the UK’s
hottest up and coming traditional metal
• “My Revelation” video been on YouTube for
3 months prior to release which has scored
• Further promotional video for “New
Horizon” will also be released.
• Vendetta are available for interview via
phone or email – to arrange yours contact
• Reviews in all leading rock metal press.