Two hotly-tipped emerging metal acts have joined forces to create a spilt EP, entitled Condemned To Repeat, which arrives on Friday 26th April. Featuring two tracks from VANITY and two cuts from South Coast metallers DEFERENCE, the EP is a collaboration in which each band has invited the other vocalists to share vocal duties.

Londoners VANITY were originally formed in 2012 under the guise Vanity Draws Blood. In 2016/17, the quintet released Perspective//Dreadand Perspective//Empathy. Both releases not only solidified the band’s sound and reach, but also pushed the fivesome to new heights, taking their emotive metal through most of Europe and Russia alongside the likes of We Came As Romans, Chelsea Grin, Thy Art Is Murder, Black Tongue and I Killed The Prom Queen.

DEFERENCE come at you from Southampton and evoke favourable comparisons to progressive metal acts such as In Hearts Wake, Architects, and Northlane. Dispatching emotive vocals with hard-hitting riffs, the exciting melodic metal outfit have recently been wooing audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe playing shows with everyone from Bless The Fall, Miss May I, Fit For A King, Currents and Rolo Tomassi to Napoleon.

Luke (guitarist from Vanity) elaborates about the EP project: “Rob and Matt from Deference put forward the idea of a collaboration towards the end of 2017. We decided against creating a hybrid band between the two but wanted to focus more on the initial project of creating music as a collective. It was a great experience and it was enlightening to learn from one another.”

Both bands head out on tour together in March to support this release, as well as broadcasting a live session which goes out via their YouTube channels. This release is truly special and ideally showcases two cutting edge artists that are right at the top of their game.

DEFERENCE & VANITY LIVE: 25-03: Manchester Rebellion; 26-03: London The Unicorn; 27-03: Brighton Quadrant; 28-03: Carmarthen Taphouse 72; 29-03: Southampton Suburbia; 31-03: YouTube Live Session.

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