Vexing Souls started in 2007 as a husband and wife duo . . . the result of many years of musical experimentation by Steve Burris. Incorporating heavy guitar, bass, keyboards and drum machines, the music took on a melodic-metal sound with gothic influences . . . good and creepy!
Steve constructed a home-studio in order to focus on creating his own unique style of original music. The clean, melodic vocals and thought-provoking lyrics are written and performed by his wife Judy Burris. Many of the songs have a double meaning, so listen closely and see if you can pick them out.
After the release of their first album "Shadows of the Past" in 2007, Vexing Souls was joined by drummer Chris Voynovich in 2008, who replaced the drum machines previously used. With the addition of bass guitarist Robb Mounce, the band released their second album, "Another Nail in the Coffin" in 2009 with a heavier metal sound.
Vexing Souls has performed live in various music venues across Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Their third album "Epic Conflict" was released in 2012 and has a companion gothic novella available called "Epic Conflict - Banish the Wicked" written by Judy Burris, the band's vocalist. Look for it on Amazon.com.