Allentown alternative rockers Vicious.made their official debut last month, unveiling the official music video for their track, “Everything Sucks.” Drawing influence from heavy metal, alternative rock, and grunge, Vicious. Aims to create music that will resonate with anyone feeling frustrated with the world. Today, the band has partnered with Beyond The Stage Magazine to release an assertive new video for their version of “Sabotage,” originally by The Beastie Boys. The official cover video can be viewed here. Frontman Sam Sky shares:
“We did “Sabotage” really because its just a song I’ve been wanting to cover since forever. Stole my brothers Beastie Boys CD open letter to NYC in 8th grade and was hooked, back tracked all through their discography and eventually found “Sabotage,” which became one of my all time favorites. Few people have covered it as far as I know besides the Cancer Bats, and it was something genuine and different from what bands normally cover. I hope we did the song some sort of justice and dedicate it to M.C.A., my favorite Beastie Boy hands down. Much love y’all.” – Sam Sky, Vicious.
Hailing from Allentown, PA, four-piece aggressive alternative rock band Vicious. consists of Sam Sky (Vocals), Dan Artim (Guitar), AJ Larsen (Guitar), and Chris Arcand (Bass). Formed in 2016, Vicious is the brainchild of Sky, ex-I Am King frontman, who recruited long time friend and former bandmate Artim before acquiring a full line up and honing in on a sound they loved. Pulling inspiration from heavy metal, alternative rock, and grunge, Vicious. is a free-for-all, let loose and rock out kind of band. Lyrically, recurring themes of conflict and pain are discussed, both internal and external. The band aims to write lyrics that say what everyone is thinking, but either don’t know how to or are too afraid to actually say it.
Earlier this year, the band hit the studio with audio engineers/producers Mitch Rogers (Bxd Blxxd, Varials) and Andrew Baylis (Nine Shrines) to lay down a slew of new tracks, to be released this fall. With melodic vocals and hard-hitting lyrics, Vicious. emphasizes the message that you are not alone with your demons. Frontman Sam Sky expands, “We all have them. Everyone struggles and feels like they’re drowning at one point. Find the strength in yourself, and give the finger to anyone in your way.”
Head to Beyond The Stage Magazine today to check out Vicious.’ rendition of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” To stay up to date, be sure to follow the band on Facebook.