Allentown alternative rockers Vicious. are back again with an angsty new track, "S.O.O." The band partnered with Pure Grain Audio to debut the song, which is rage-rock anthem dedicated to the freedom fighters of the world, in which vocalist Sam Sky lyrically captures a shared frustration with the state of the recent sociopolitical climate. The singer elaborates:
"I feel like there are only two polarized viewpoints of people, especially in the media, that are propagated for the sake of a disingenuous agenda. There is a whole middle of the argument not represented, a whole silent majority that has common sense, that knows violence is not the answer, yet has drawn the line against the evils of post modernism and intersectionality. I'd like to think that's what this song is all about. It's dedicated to the freedom fighters out there like Gad Saad, Sam Harris, Dave Rubin, Rand Paul etc etc. People who I even sometimes strongly disagree with, yet we find common ground and love for liberty. Its dedicated to those who truly stand for the individual, assimilation of values, and true equal opportunity. Freedom and liberty are so very not cool these days amongst so many, and that shit's gotta fucking change." - Sam Sky
Hailing from Allentown, PA, four-piece aggressive alternative rock band Vicious. consists of Sam Sky (Vocals), Dan Artim (Guitar), AJ Larsen (Guitar), and Chris Arcand (Bass). Formed in 2016, Vicious is the brainchild of Sky, ex-I Am King frontman, who recruited long time friend and former bandmate Artim before acquiring a full line up and honing in on a sound they loved. Pulling inspiration from heavy metal, alternative rock, and grunge, Vicious. is a free-for-all, let loose and rock out kind of band. Lyrically, recurring themes of conflict and pain are discussed, both internal and external. The band aims to write lyrics that say what everyone is thinking, but either don't know how to or are too afraid to actually say it.
Earlier this year, the band hit the studio with audio engineers/producers Mitch Rogers (Bxd Blxxd, Varials) and Andrew Baylis (Nine Shrines) to lay down a slew of new tracks, to be released this fall. With melodic vocals and hard-hitting lyrics, Vicious. emphasizes the message that you are not alone with your demons. Frontman Sam Sky expands, "We all have them. Everyone struggles and feels like they're drowning at one point. Find the strength in yourself, and give the finger to anyone in your way."
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