GIL PZ - Vocals
EMiR ERKAL - Guitars
PRIMER - Bass
T-BONE - Drums
Formed in 2005 by Emir Erkal on guitars and long time friend T-Bone on drums, the duo soon brought in Primer on bass and topped off this new up and coming alt-metal band with the masterfully vocalized emotional poetry by vocalist Gil Pz. VTT blazes out of the studio in mid 2009 armed with a furiously precise new album aptly entitled "Symptoms of Sin". With Billy Graziadei (Biohazard / Suicide City) at the producer's reigns, VTT showcases their talent by creating a satisfying and unpredictable album that shows the band has something to prove.
The charismatic guitar demon and true force behind the band, Emir explains VTT's newest approach; "We know the scene, and the scene knows us, but we're coming at this in full force in a new way. People are excited about the new voice." The "new voice" refers to the newest member Gil PZ, a seasoned metal vocalist who recently relocated from Texas, having worked with bands such as Phonetica and Deviltry. VTT doesn't bolster a false pretense of originality. Gil explains, "Worry about the songs being good first, originality comes second."
2009 has been a busy year for the band. Intense bouts of song-writing commenced early in the year, demo sessions and extensive touring of the North East USA began soon after. The eclectic singer describes their journey; "suicide hangovers" blurred the difference between "Long Island" and "Rhode Island", rental vans were destroyed, and more. A bit of Fear & Loathing in New England…!"
"We've been in Billy's studio (Underground Sound Studios) for a couple of months now and the results have been great!" With the CD completed, the band went on to make a video for the single "The Victim" which will be serviced in fall 2009.
VTT hail from the wastelands of the Garden State armed with a heavy-melodic, radio-friendly sound with provoking lyrics and a confident melancholy collection of art with genuine working-class tenacity that is sure to make waves and turn heads…