VEXED SET TO RELEASE GUT-TWISTING
OFFERING ON MAY 21ST. “CULLING CULTURE.”
Fast-rising UK based upstarts VEXED have been checking off boxes as the next big name in aggressive-yet-progressive modern metal, and have
just released one of their most ruthless offerings yet: the gut-punching, absorbing third single “Misery”. The standout single is cut from the band’s
upcoming album, Culling Culture, out May 21 via Napalm Records. “Anxiety is a demon powerful enough to posses anyone and can leave the
strongest of us feeling helpless. “Misery” is an inner monologue of an anxiety riddled mind constantly overanalysing and catastrophising.
Taking inspiration from a spectrum of genres, this track is a true musical representation of how drastically our thoughts can change from
one moment to the next, often ending in confusion and “Misery”. Scott Nocon in a personal interview with Megan from Vexed.
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What’s the message that
you want to get out there in
this song? What does it mean to you personally, being
the next generation of female fronted bands?
Also just to metal in music as a whole?
MEGAN: So the inspiration behind this was half and
half, it was kind of between the situation that we find
ourselves in the UK with the Coronavirus, and Brexit
happening and all that crap. But it was mostly inspired
by an individual who was a friend of the family for
a very, very long time, and was very good at playing
victim, very good at manipulating my family and using
their looks. And they’re, I don’t know how to say this
without sounding like a cow, but they were just very,
very good at gaslighting my family and making them
do whatever they wanted. When the reality was that
they were actually just manipulating them and didn’t
give a damn about what any of my family you know,
were going through. So it was kind of like, when people
become so used to being treated badly, so used to just
negativity and, you know, sorry, I left my phone on si-
lent. There we go. Yeah, so when, you know, people
are just so used to being treated like crap that you just
take it as normal. And this was kind of my way of being
like, no, no, you don’t get to treat me and my family like
that. And I see you for exactly what you are. You might
be pretty on the outside, but on the inside, it’s not much
going on in there. MEGAN: Partly, I feel like well, I don’t really want to speak about it, because we
shouldn’t be seen as a novelty and it shouldn’t be. It shouldn’t have a limelight on it, be-
cause then that means that there aren’t enough of us and then it means that we’re not equal
to the men and you know, I’m kind of conflicted in that way. But then the other side of me
thinks, well, the actual reality of the situation is, there are less of us because a lot of us get
treated like shit on this journey, right? And it takes a lot of guts for women to stand up for
themselves and say, no, we are equal. And we deserve to be here just as much as any other
person does no matter what they identify as. So in that respect, I feel incredibly privileged
and incredibly lucky to be able to be on this platform where all these other amazing women
are. I feel quite a bit of pressure at the same time. Because, you know, unfortunately, my
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