Vexed Announce New Album ‘Negative Energy,’ Share Crushing New Single

Vexed have announced their highly anticipated second album Negative Energy, out June 23rd via Napalm Records.

Spanning 13 tracks, the band spoke about difficult life events that influenced the album saying: “Since our first release, we have each endured traumatic experiences, surrounded by death, betrayal, pain and grief.

In order to find any strength, we first had to accept that we weren’t okay, then take our trauma and face it head on, sharing our vulnerability, fears and weaknesses. Instead of forcing ourselves to try and be positive we put all our negative energy into the album in order to begin our own repair and to overcome.”

Vexed also shared the album’s lead single “Anti-Fetish.”

“We wanted to start with a huge riff and a strong message,” the band said of the new single. “‘Anti-Fetish’ is us confronting the constant comparisons and ungrounded hate that bands receive. It’s become completely accepted in the scene to cross the line of constructive criticism and just dive bomb into hatred and prejudice. This song is us setting the record straight by calling out the blatant discrimination.”

Listen to the crushing track below.

Negative Energy drops June 23rd via Napalm Records. Pre-order it here.


Negative Energy - Vexed


01. PTSD
02. Anti-Fetish
03. We don’t talk about it
04. X my <3 (Hope to die)
05. Panic attack
06. Lay down your flowers
07. There’s no place like home
08. Extremist
09. Default
10. Trauma Euphoria
11.It’s not the end
12. DMT
13. Nepotism

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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