Vanity Beach are releasing their new album "A Life Of Vice" in Finland on May 5th, 2010 through Jäänsärkijä Records/Playground Music Finland. Vanity Beach was formed in 2002 after the demise of Joakim Nyberg's and Jonas Karsten's former band cUM. The band entered the studio back in 2001 to start recording what would eventually end up being released as Nights Of The New. The album is basically a collection of demos recorded between the years 2001 and 2003. The album notably featured a guest appearance by Chibi from The Birthday Massacre on the song The Knight Murders.
An extended version of the album was released in Australia on October 17, 2005 through Electricult Records/MGM. One-off shows were played in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and the Russian Federation including warm-up shows for bands such as Swedish pop sensations Shout Out Louds and Estonian heavyweights Pedigree. In the summer of 2004 the band played at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki. The infamous show, notoriously ending with the band destroying their gear sealed the band's reputation as a truly dangerous live act. Vengeance was originally slated to be released in May 2005 but was pushed back for a later release due to the inner turbulence within the band's ranks, resulting in delays in the recording process. Titus Simberg left the band a few months later.
Take Me To Tokyo, the first single off the band's second album Vengeance was released in August 2005. The single, paving the way for the new album received rave reviews and earned the band features in such high-profile magazines as Metal Hammer and Kerrang!. A video for the song was shot at Europa Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Vengeance was released in October 31, although as an EP version. The band promises to release more material early in 2007, with a possible full length album.
The band filmed a video to BATCAVE, their first actual single song off the new EP. The video featured a cameo from M.A. Numminen and was directed by Jaakko Itäaho (of Picture This - Mack Dawg Productions fame). The band recorded their new album "A Life Of Vice" with Johnny Lee Michaels (of The 69 Eyes fame) handling the production duties in 2008. The album was recorded in the center of Helsinki in Helsinki Underground Studios.
"Garden Of Cruelty" was featured in the snowboard movie Storbis (2009) and the first single "Batcave" premiered on Finnish radio on March 5th, 2010. Nyberg and Granvik left the band during the sessions. A new line-up was put together after the work on the album was finished. Jesse Valo took over the bass duties and Sophie Sarisalmi stepped in as the new synthesizers operator. During 2009 the band played their first arena show opening up for Marilyn Manson at Hartwall Areena and opened up for HIM at their hometown New Years festival Helldone held annually at Helsinki's famed Tavastia Club. "A Life Of Vice" tracklisting: 1.
Love Is Dead 2. Clear The Entrance 3. Diving In Together 4. Natalie And The End Of The World 5.
Batcave 6. Garden Of Cruelty 7. Hooker In Camouflage 8. Bitch In A Body Bag 9.
A Life Of Vice 10. This Is Not An Exit The album is being released in Finland on May 5th through Jäänsärkijä Records/Playground Music Finland. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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