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American progressive sludge trio Vexing unleashed their debut album »Grand Reproach«, out now via Ordovician Records

Denver, Colorado based progressive sludge trio Vexing has just unleashed their debut album »Grand Reproach« this Friday, May 26th, 2023 via Ordovician Records.

01. The Mold
02. Vanquishing Light
03. The Invisible Hand
04. Shallow Breath
05. Howling
06. Blunderbuss
07. Small Black Flame
08. Red Skies

Guitarist/vocalist Garrett Jones comments: “»Grand Reproach« now available on all streaming platforms. Physicals will be shipped out shortly. Thank you everyone for the support and love. Jeff Malpezzi for joining a few years back Clay and myself in weird times, Clay for being THE best dude, Mikey Allred for help with making the tracks sound the best they could, Ethan Lee McCarthy for the art and all the shows you helped us with, and last but certianly not least Ordovician Records + HollowDusk for sharing your wisdom and knowledge and warmth in our new found friendships. We genuinely could not have done this without any of you so you all have my undying gratitude.”

Courtesy of ClawHammer PR:

Denver’s progressive sludge trio, Vexing present their debut full-length »Grand Reproach« – a sonic landscape, unsoothing by design. With striking guitar tones, fiercely spirited drums and mercilessly relentless riffs Vexing create an overwhelmingly heavy soundscape with an undulating and frightening ambience.

»Grand Reproach« is available now on CD, cassette, and digital formats via Ordovician Records. Order at

Stream »Grand Reproach« on Spotify and Apple Music.

Active since 2017, Vexing is a progressive sludge trio that doesn’t make the most soothing music. But that’s all by design.

With influences stemming from sludge acts like Yautja, and Inter Arma but also from more progressive acts like Russian Circles and even Rush – the music is a certain grinding brand of sludge that reaches towards a more dynamic sound.

It’s an enveloping and obtuse experience that’ll leave you engaged with that tension you’ve always had.

»Grand Reproach« was written and produced by Vexing (Clayton Whitelaw, Garrett Jones, Jeff Malpezzi). The album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Allred from Dark Art Audio. Artwork by Ethan Lee McCarthy / Hell Simulation, with layout/design by Andrew Notsch.

Vexing is:
Clayton Whitelaw – Bass, Vocals
Garrett Jones – Guitars, Vocals
Jeff Malpezzi – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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