Even Vast – Artist Spotlight

Band nameEven Vast
Band membersLuca Martello – Guitars, Chris Taylor – Lead Vocals, Alessandro D’Archangeli – Sax & Synth, Luis Baretto – Drums, Wayne Turton – Bass
LocationNottingham/Manchester, England
Similar ArtistsCorrosion of Conformity, Kyuss, Alice in Chains
First releaseHear Me Out (1998)
Latest releaseWarped Existence (2019)
LinksFacebook | Spotify | Website
The Music Addict’s VerdictEven Vast reinvented itself and elevated its music to top tier Stoner Rock. They’re well worth a listen if you like the genre.

How was the band formed?  

Luca Martello: Even Vast was formed in 1998, in Aosta, Italy. Later, I moved to the UK to launch my career in Audio Mastering. The band was on hold from 2009 until 2015 when I decided to do a new mix of [our earlier] ‘Outsleeping’ album. The work took place at NoiseBoy studios in Salford and a decision was made to revive Even Vast with a new line up to play ‘Outsleeping’ live. When the live jams began the sound was more heavy and we decided to completely re-record the album. This was the birth of ‘Warped Existence’ and the new Even Vast.

What’s your songwriting process like?

Wayne Turton: Lucas’ guitar riffs are shaped into the finished music in the rehearsal studio with the rest of the band, then the vocals are written and the tracks are polished while rehearsing.   

Even Vast live in Birmingham 2018

What are your influences?

It’s many styles, really: a mix of Doom Metal & Stoner Rock with splashes of hardcore punk.

How would you describe your music?  

I guess stoner doom!

What’s the one thing that makes you/your band stand out from the rest?  

We have quite a unique sound that is catchy but still very underground.

Can you describe your live show?  

In a word: intense! The sound still retains the atmosphere of its gothic doom roots even though it has developed away from them.

What are your plans for the next few months?

We are on the bill of Heresy Fest Online from 8th to 16th of August. We also plan to have a few local shows to warm up for a mini European tour in December, and perhaps new music in 2021?

How has COVID affected you as a band?

Live music has suffered greatly of course, but as a band we are seeing it as a rallying point for the brother & sisterhood of the alternative community in the hope this serves to reunite humanity in general.

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