Singer Tommy "Vext" Cummings (VEXT, DIVINE HERESY, SNOT) has issued the following update:
Due to personal reasons, Andrew Jacobs [ex-MUTINY WITHIN] has been forced to step down from his responsibilities as the bassist of VEXT.
"I love AJ like family and we all hope he can resolve the situations he's dealing with and get back to doing what he loves most which is making music.
"That being, said VEXT will be holding bass player auditions this August through September. VEXT is also looking for a second guitarist. Preferably a songwriter, but shredders are, of course, welcome.
"To set up auditions, send MP3s or YouTube videos, please email Tommyvext@yahoo.com. I will be corresponding directly.
VEXT's "Crush" video can be seen below. The song comes off the group's debut EP, "Impermanence", which was released on July 3.
"Impermanence" track listing:
01. Exit Wounds
02. In The End
These four musicians came together in search of a different sound since they had all been previously involved with more extreme metal projects. How they came to know one another is a quite unconventional.
On the evening of September 19, 2010, Vext was the victim of a brutal attack at his home in Brooklyn. Having suffered severe injuries to his skull, abdomen and an open compound fracture to his left arm, Tommy was rushed to the ER. With medical bills soaring above seventy-five thousand dollars, his friends in the music scene banded together to help raise funds.
Enter Roadrunner recording artists MUTINY WITHIN. "We heard that GOD FORBID was doing a benefit concert for Tommy and when we found out why, we immediately jumped on the bill," says Jacobs. A few months later, Andrew introduced Tommy to Bill. After seeing Fore perform with the Angel Vivaldi band, it became apparent to Tommy that Angel and Bill were the missing pieces to this new musical effort.