Listen: New Vendetta Red ‘Blank Screens, Etc’

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Vendetta Red is continuing its comeback with the release of a 7″ single . The single “Blank Screens, Etc,” which you can listen to above, will be released on vinyl during a show at the Crocodile March 17. The first 300 of the three-song release were pressed on limited-edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl.

Although the band’s lineup has changed since its hiatus a few years back (new to the fold is former Schoolyard Heroes bassist Jonah Bergman) “Blank Screens, Etc” is vintage Vendetta Red. Zach Davidson’s scream is in full force and guitarist Leif Anderson’s shredding is prominently featured bringing the trademark Vendetta Red sound back to life. So welcome back boys, you were definitely missed by this local music fan.

Vendetta Red entered the studio last year after a five-year hiatus and began working on new material with producer Terry Date who has worked with Deftones, Pantera, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone and other notable bands. The band will be releasing a new full-length record, tentatively titled Scripture, later this year. The 7″ single of “Blank Screens, Etc” will include two songs that will not be featured on Scripture.

Before disbanding in 2006 Vendetta Red was a formidable force in Seattle music making noise both locally and nationally with two records released by Sony, national tours and a stint on Vans Warped Tour. The band’s last full-length, Sisters of the Red Death, received mostly positive reviews. The record was quasi-concept-rock tale of post-apocalyptic medusa/harpywho falls in love, which was definitely an ambitious undertaking by the band. But despite the positive reviews the record didn’t sell well and Vendetta Red decided to call it a career for the time being.

You can read more about Vendetta Red’s history over here when the news of their reunion broke last year.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.