Vain Galen came into being in April 2012. The fury and growl of Drums, Bass and Guitar generate results that are at once, immediate yet thought provoking, heavy yet intelligent and melodic yet involving. Led by distorted, groove based guitar, bedded on a solid and rumbling rhythm section, with vocals that at times soar and at other times challenge. With a string of successful shows in the Home Counties for amongst others, Alternator Gigs and at London Venues such as The Dublin Castle and The Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, Vain Galen never fail to grab an audience’s interest whenever, and wherever they play. Vain Galen’s sound has been described as – “Gothic, searing, screamo metal. Well-arranged and played with aplomb and fire. Channelling a lot of lovely doom! They’ve done a grand job. System of a Down spring to mind” (Bugbear Bookings – Dublin Castle)
Live Vain Galen launch into their material with energy and passion, presenting a set that will stay in the mind. Having been promoted as – “An emphatic live show that builds a crescendo of noise that fans of lo-fi proggy post-hardcore noise will love!” (Alternator Gigs).
Regarding both recordings and live sets, Vain Galen’s approach is simple…to translate the fury and growl into something that will not fail to move.
Vain Galen are:
Wayne Houchin (vocals, guitar)
John Mcshee (drums)
Carl Tiedt (bass)