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My New Vice - Live & Loud, From The Devil

My New Vice is a four piece underground rock, punk and metal band from Portland Oregon, formed in 2006. The band's current line up consists of Luke Valley on lead vocals and guitar, Guil Halstead- guitar, Smiley Whiplash- bass & vocals and Darrell George on drums. My New Vice has been a major contributor to the underground scene in Portland.

Although their 2007 album "Blood in the Water" was a success, it wasn't until their second release "Pharmapseudopsycho" that they would start to get some attention. Getting some mild air play and national shows, two members, Smiley and Guil, decided to start a small indie record label called Horns Up Records! The third album Burnt Tubes and Black Outs was also successful though it was only released online.

In late 2015 the band's original drummer Damien Smith passed away due to health complications and left the band devastated. But the band regrouped with its current drummer, long time childhood friend of singer Luke Valley. Darrell George, the current drummer, is set to be on the upcoming release and has been shredding on the skins.

A few bands My New Vice has had the pleasure to do shows with. Kid Rock, Rev Run of “Run DMC”, Red Fang, Poison Idea, The Meatmen, The Generators, Zeke, Joe Buck of HANK III, Floater, Five Finger Death Punch, M.D.C., Atreyu, Spittin’ Cobras, SNFU, Guttermouth, Flexx Bronco, All Bets on Death, Get Dead, & My Life In Black and White. Many more good ones to come.

General Info

Band Members
Luke Valley - Vocals/Guitars, Guil - Guitar, Smiley Whiplash - Bass, Darrel - Drums
Artist Name
My New Vice
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Active Since
Rock / Punk Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Portland, OR

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