Brutally hardcore at heart, Boston-area outfit Vein incorporate whatever is necessary from other genres -- including pure screamo, drum'n'bass, and late-'90s metal -- to concoct an extreme and sometimes uncomfortable blend of heaviness. After years recording demos and short sets, they made their official debut in 2018 with Errorzone.
Hailing from the suburbs near Andover, Massachusetts, vocalist Anthony DiDio met drummer Matt Wood at a show in Haverhill in 2010. They soon linked up with bassist Jon Lhaubouet and guitarists Jeremy Martin and Josh Butts, forming Vein in 2013. Influenced by American hardcore acts like Converge and Botch as well as '90s alt-metal stalwarts Deftones and Korn, the quintet recorded a self-titled demo, self-released in 2013. The next year, another self-released effort, Terrors Realm, arrived. Around this time, they began laying down tracks for their eventual debut full-length. In the meantime, they issued 2016's A Release of Excess Flesh, a split 7" with Virginia screamo band .Gif from God, and 2017's four-track Self-Destruct EP.
In 2018, Vein released their official debut, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities), which was produced by Will Putney. Packed with frantic explosions and melodic surprises, the caustic Errorzone included the single "Virus://Vibrance." ~ Neil Z. Yeung