Vandal – Julian Day [1994]

Country USA

Style Hard Rock

Rating 79/100

Band Members Eric Knight – Vocals, Richie Fitz – Guitars, Tony Reeds – Guitars, Derek Cintron – Drums, Sosio – Bass

Tracks 01. In Your Eyes, 02. The Crush, 03. Move On, 04. Shadows, 05. White Lies, 06. Self-Destruction, 07. Thought Police, 08. Awakenings, 09. Helltown, 10. Sheer Heart Attack, 11. It’s Only Love, 12. Out Of Touch, 13. Little World, 14. Bring Me Down

Profile Miami’s “Vandal” were one of the three top draws during South Florida’s club scene explosion in the late-to-mid 90’s (the other two being Tuff Luck and Saigon Kick). In 1990, Eric Knight met John Tovar, who had discovered and was managing Marilyn Manson and The Mavericks at the time, and had expressed interest in working with Knight’s band. Tovar ultimately took on Vandal as one of his new clients. Knight then became the publicist, booking agent, fan club organizer, and spokesperson for the band.

In 1991 John Tovar exited as manager and Knight took control of the group’s managerial responsibilities. Vandal’s 1994 release, Julian Day, credited Persistent Management as the group’s official management. Vandal disbanded in 1995 due to creative differences. The song “Sheer Heart Attack” is a cover from Queen. The opening riff on “In Your Eyes” reminds of the guitar work on those first two Ozzy solo albums. Throughout, the vocals remind of a heavier Gotthard and melodic winners like “The Crush” sure are catchy and memorable.

 

 

 

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