In support of their debut Maxi EP entitled Shocking It’s Prey released in January by Heavy Artillery, Virginia’s heavy metal warriors VOLTURE prepare to hit the road for a string of dates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, the band have been busy writing material for an upcoming full-length album as well as a two-song single featuring the tracks “Rulebreaker” and “Killer Angels”, the latter a cover track by obscure Swedish HM legends GOTHAM CITY. When he’s not busy gigging and writing with VOLTURE, bassist Ryan Waste continues to keep busy with his mainstay MUNICIPAL WASTE while still finding time to DJ an all-vinyl metal and cult horror film night at the Cous Cous bar in Richmond , VA on the first Monday of each month.
June 23rd – Baltimore , MD @ Sonar (w/ Helstar & Acid Queen)
June 30th – Kingston , ON @ The Mansion (w/ Cauldron)
July 1st – Montreal , QC @ Katacombes (w/ Cauldron)
July 2nd – Ottowa , ON @ Mavericks (w/ Cauldron)
July 3rd – Toronto , ON @ Sneaky Dee’s (w/ Cauldron)
Over a few beers at a local Richmond watering hole during November 2008, the subject of putting a band together was raised between friends and fellow musicians Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. A life-long heavy metal devotee, Ryan had formed a band in 2003 under the moniker of Immortal Avenger. Former members of Immortal Avenger including co-founder and vocalist Brent Hubbard and drummer Barry Cover would soon be called upon again to start a fresh project.
In January 2010 the four-piece entered a small studio in Ryan’s neighborhood to lay down the tracks for their debut ep. Adding to the inherent raw intensity in their sound, the band completed much of the material on the fly. Shunning modern studio trickery, the members of Volture relied solely on their musical abilities to get the job done. During the mixing process the band’s imagery also came together at the hand of band friend and artist Sean McGrath, guided by the direction of Ryan. The electrically charged flying steel mascot and winged logo were conceived by McGrath and perfected in paint by the great Andrei Bouzikov. The Volture, first born on canvas, was shared with the rest of the world on glorious 12” vinyl and CD on January 25th 2011 care of New York ’s purveyors of steel, Heavy Artillery Records. Since the recording, Dave Boyd of Twisted Tower Dire was later enlisted as second guitarist to complete the line-up. With tour plans in the works and a full-length album on the horizon, the future is bright for Volture as they shock the music world back to life with their brand of true HEAVY METAL!
Listen to VOLTURE at http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com