Which is still fine by me!
Night Verses are easily one of modern metal and rock’s most musically interesting groups, so much so that I’ve always thought they could sustain themselves on being a solely instrumental band. Which, as it turns out, will now be the case for the mathy, prog-metal band.
Vocalist Douglas Robinson, who had formerly sung for the sorely underrated The Sleeping – has now left the group, apparently on amicable terms. The band recently issued this statement over Facebook about the parting, saying:
“As of today, we (Aric, Nick, Reilly) will be continuing Night Verses as an instrumental trio. We came to this decision mutually with Douglas and believe it is the best thing for us all moving forward. We’d like to take this time to not only thank Douglas for his commitment and contributions to the band for the past 5+ years, but to also acknowledge how important he was to the foundation of the band. We’ve played hundreds of shows around the world together, and made art that we’ll be proud of forever.
Thank you to our team and everyone at Equal Vision / Graphic Nature records for the continued support, and most of all, thank you for staying interested and taking the time to read this.
We’ll be entering the studio this month with Will Putney to record our 3rd full length album.
Here’s some of the new material we’ve been working on. We’ll be posting a few more of these writing clips before the release.
On top of that, the now instrumental trio released a short one-minute clip of them playing through a yet-to-be released instrumental piece, which you can stream just below. And as you will see, even without Robinson’s solid vocals being present in their chaotic mix, Night Verses still fucking kill it.
The band also released this short instrumental take way back in March, though it’s unclear if Robinson’s decision to leave came before that video or much more recently. But hey, no matter what comes next, I’m sure that Night Verses third LP will be better than anything that Aric’s other band, The Fever, does…
For those who don’t know, these guys put out their mental second record, ‘Into The Vanishing Light‘, just last year on Equal Vision Records. And it’s fuck-off good!