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Vital Remains


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Providence RI, United States (1989 – present)

Vital Remains is a band hailing from Providence, Rhode Island in 1989. Originally comprised of guitarists Paul Flynn and Tony Lazaro, vocalist Jeff Gruslin, bassist Tom Supkow, and drummer Chris Dupont, the group has been through several line-up changes and record labels over the years. A pair of demos (1989’s “Reduced to Ashes” and 1990’s “Excruciating Pain”) led to a contract with French label Thrash Records, who in turn released “The Black Mass” in 1991.

A pair of releases followed from the Peaceville label and released “Let Us Pray” in 1992 and “Into Cold Darkness” in 1995. Before moving to another French heavy metal label, Osmose Records, for the release of “Forever Underground” in 1997 and “Dawn of the Apocalypse” in 2000 which the band consider their heaviest album. Since “Dawn of the Apocalypse” album, the vocals were taken over by Glen Benton (frontman of the band Deicide), in 2001, although the lyrics are still written by the rest of the band. In 2003 the controversal album “Dechristianize” was released, causing protests from many Christian Activists and other critics because of its album art and aggressive ‘Anti-Christian’ lyrics.

Early 2007 saw the release of “Icons Of Evil” by Century Media, which features a cover that outraged many religious people.

Present Members

Scott Wily - Vocals (Zircon, Godless Rising)
“Gator” Collier - Bass (Legion Victorious)
Tony Lazaro - Rhythm Guitar


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  • METALLER1992

    "Наша замечательная группа называется "Виталька Ремайнутый" или "Оставшийся Виталик"".

    16 Jul 10:32am Reply
  • Nihilitic

    Vital Remains kurwa !!!

    10 Jul 1:01pm Reply
  • SerenadeinLead

    This main pic is so cool.

    1 Jun 1:05am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    I like all of their material. I even dig the material with Glen Benton.

    19 May 3:27pm Reply
  • GodLord0

    great band

    31 Jan 1:14pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    hmmm... I should check out that Godless Rising.. I didn't know it was closely affiliated to Vital Remains.....

    28 Jan 11:20am Reply
  • Enot990

    Pre-Benton albums are so damn underrated!

    26 Jan 6:27pm Reply
  • DiaboliVirtus

    This Band Really Need New Album....

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    Come back to Poland [2]

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • power_is_back

    Come back to Poland with Glen and Dave!!!!!!!

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Raphael_Ramone


    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Vital Remains

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    the people who ive encountered who are into those two albums are total broloseridiots with serious mental issues.

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • BME1982

    Where is your bloody god now ?

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    It is pretty criminal that Into Cold Darkness and Forever Underground have fallen into near-obscurity compared to Dechristianize and Icons of Evil, but it almost seems like that is what Tony wants, seeing as they never play any material pre-2003 anymore.

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nobledeath

    One of the most genious man in death metal history has gone. Now Dave Suzuki plays with Churchburn. I like when he still in this band.

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • octopuss22

    The play count of their albums here on could be very tricky. Definitely this is not a quality meter, since their absolute masterpieces - the first three albums + the also-very-good-but-not-that-much "Dawn Of The Apocalypse" combined have less scrobbles than "Dechristianize" itself. I am kinda amazed. The late Benton albums are not bad though, but they cannot be compared to the afore-mentioned albums.

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Mya_Kvlta

    Early VR 4 lyfe

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • thyPPKERU


    2 May 2014 Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    Does anyone know where the intro of Ceremony of the Seventh Circle is from?

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
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