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We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene.

British Columbia newcomers Vultures are here with their unapologetic and energetic brand of hardcore. The band have combined the technicality and bite of metal with the attitude of hardcore punk in their new EP ‘Hunger’.

We spoke with Cole Lamb from the band about their origins and what the future holds.


Metallic Hardcore

Victoria, Canada

Every Time I Die / Converge / The Dillinger Escape Plan



DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Vultures before?
Cole: We’re a pissed off metal/hardcore cross over

DP!: How did the band form?
Cole: Me and Graham Scanlon met online a while ago. We jammed a bunch of covers and then started writing music. Then we had Alex Pearce, who’d been a good friend of mine for a long time join, and our old bass player, Stefan Fulton, who we met through other local musicians. After our first national tour with Stefan that fell through, and we had Ian Bespalko join in on bass for about a year, he’s also who tracked bass on ‘Hunger’. Now we have Brad Seabrook on bass. Our current line-up is the strongest it’s been yet.

DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Cole: Loads of touring hopefully! We want to head back to the studio to record another EP in hopefully February and have another release after touring a bit.

DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Cole: Dealer, Seeyouspacecowboy, Orthodox, kaonashi, VCTMS, Sharptooth. Honestly there’s so many sick new bands around, I could be here all day.

DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Cole: We’re very influenced by bands like Converge, Every Time I Die, letlive, Norma Jean, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc. The most inspiring thing is touring with bands who are very established and watch them get up and nail their set perfectly every night and keep on grinding. I think that’s what every touring band aspires to be.

DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Cole: Probably the last week. Debuting our second EP on Metal Injection and playing with some of our biggest bands from our childhood (Cancer Bats, Despised Icon) then heading off on tour. Feels nice, and we’ve been having an absolute blast doing it.

Vultures‘ new EP ‘Hunger’ is out now and you can buy/download it from Spotify here.

You can keep up-to-date with the band online over on Facebook and their Official site.