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Vexing Souls started in 2007 as a husband and wife duo . . . the result of many years of musical experimentation by Steve Burris. Incorporating heavy guitar, bass, keyboards and drum machines, the music took on a melodic-metal sound with gothic influences... good and creepy!
Steve constructed a home-studio in order to focus on creating his own unique style of original music. The clean, melodic vocals and thought-provoking lyrics are written and performed by Judy Burris. Many of the songs have a double meaning, so listen closely and see if you can pick them out.
After the release of their first album "Shadows of the Past" in 2007, Vexing Souls was joined by drummer Chris Voynovich in 2008, who replaced the drum machines previously used. With the addition of bass guitarist Rob Mounce, the band was complete and released their second album, "Another Nail in the Coffin" in 2009.
Vexing Souls has performed live in various music venues across Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Their bass player and dear friend Robb Mounce died of cancer in Sept. 2011 after an intense five-year battle. He was the bravest soul we ever knew. In April 2012 the band released its third album, "Epic Conflict" (dedicated to Robb) along with a 64 page gothic novella called "Epic Conflict - Banish the Wicked".
Mr. Sam Alba joined the band as their new bass guitarist in Dec. 2012, also adding a new level of powerful backing vocals to many of the songs.
VEXING SOULS is dedicated to creating meaningful music that speaks to a wide range of musical tastes.