Dave Naruszewicz – Vocals • Shawn Patterson – Guitar
Andrew “Bones” Trujillo – Bass • Russell Ray – Drums
Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group, Heart Set-Self Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as Volbeat, Hell Yeah, and Filter (to name a few), he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene, looking to feed his passion as an artist, but wasn’t finding what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown).
Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to guitarist, Shawn Patterson (also formerly for Old Fashioned Beatdown). The three began shooting demos over the web that became the foundation of VYCES.
After a few trips to LA, the three musicians decided to go into the studio with Augustus Cryns (producer of Butcher Babies, Stitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band has finished 22 songs of true emotion and power. The band has been related to such artists as Chevelle, Korn, and Red as they have sonically created a blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior saying, “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance.” It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”
In October 2016, VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL” shot by Ron Underwood. From October through November of that year the band embarked on a the HELLRZZR TOUR, which trekked across the U.S, performing in 29 cities in 33 days.
VYCES spent the beginning of 2017 working on new material while continuing to tour. They hit the road on three national tours, and played shows with Otherwise, Powerman 5000, etc.. In June 2017, the band released it’s first radio single titled “NOCTURNAL” accompanied a music video shot by Ron Underwood, which features Butcher Babies own, Carla Harvey. ‘Nocturnal’ reached #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts, making it their first top 40 single.
VYCES is currently preparing for 2018 with the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘THIN LUCK’ which impacts national radio on 02/06/18, and will be on tour all year long.