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21st October 2011


With less than a week remaining until the release of Vangough's highly anticipated release 'Kingdom Of Ruin', the band has teamed up with Metal Injection who are streaming Vangough's video for the song 'Drained' which you can see below.

The band may be named after a post-impressionistic artist, come from a conservative bastion of the US (Oklahoma) and draw inspiration from heavy guitar driven 90s Metal bands but they are driven by the explosive, cutting edge vision of guitarist and lead vocalist Clay Withrow, the band's incisive and infectious songs and intense energy requires adjectives far beyond words that describe mainstream artists.

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So here's an opening attempt: committed to drawing listeners into their melodies before totally upending the tea table, they spit fiery madness by drenching your ears with a purple sunrise of melodic cocaine and a not-so-subtle approach to reading you the story behind today's headlines.

With their newly completed third album, the grandiose 'Kingdom Of Ruin', Vangough have taken their conceptual visions another step ahead. The story of The Rabbit Kingdom is about a man who is stepping through the veil of two realities. One reality is of his human life and the other a land where rabbits rule in an idyllic forest kingdom.

Through the course of the story he begins to realize his link to this other world and has to come to the difficult decision if he should stay a human or take his place as the rightful heir to the throne in this faraway kingdom. Musically influenced by everything from older prog rock acts like King Crimson and ELP to modern day Flower Kings, over Metal bands like Pain Of Salvation, Evergrey and Pantera, Vangough embraces it all.

With the concept split in two halfs; one Metal and one rock oriented, 'Kingdom Of Ruin' is sure to become a landmark on the current music scene and a staple for future progressive bands.

Track Listing:

1) Disloyal
2) Choke Faint Drown
3) Abandon Me
4) Drained
5) Kingdom of Ruin
6) Frailty
7) The Transformation
8) The Rabbit Kingdom
9) Stay
10) Sounds of Wonder
11) A Father's Love
12) Requiem For a Fallen King
13) An Empire Shattered
14) Alice
15) The Garden Time Forgot

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