Locked in a Vacancy: Metalcore Unit Returns After Long Hiatus with “The Burden of Being”

Photo: Victor Kamalov

First appearing on the NYC underground music scene in the late '90s, Locked in a Vacancy brought forth a sound that resonated with both the metal and hardcore crowds. Their wide appeal paid off dividends in the live arena. During their original run together, the band shared the stage with the likes of Lamb of God, Biohazard, Converge, and Glassjaw, among countless other musical outfits.

Locked in a Vacancy broke up in 2007, a year after they released their sophomore album, It's Always Darkest... Six years later, the band got back to work together, but things came to halt again after the tragic passing of their drummer, Rick Cimato.

After regrouping, Locked in a Vacancy is returning with their first new music in 17 years via an EP entitled …Before the Dawn. Check out the lyric video for a track from the EP called "The Burden of Being" below:

"I can't write lyrics about things I don't think are important to convey to an audience," says Locked in a Vacancy singer Dyami Bryant. "As a vocalist for this type of band, I couldn't see myself going on stage to scream at an audience if I didn't have something important to say." 

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Len Carmichael at Landmine Studios, Ewing, New Jersey, ...Before the Dawn will be out on December 1st via Fuzz Therapy Records.


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