To listen to most bands is to be briefly submerged into the scene they’re a part of. That’s not the case with FVK (Fearless Vampire Killers). No, this most willfully unconventional of rock bands have more ambitious plans in store.
Formed in Suffolk’s Waveney Valley (via Hemel Hempstead) in 2008, the band released the EPs In Grandomina… (2010) and …The Blood Never Dries (2011) before self-releasing their full-length debut Militia of the Lost (2012), through their Goremount Records imprint. Militia… received overwhelmingly positive reviews, including an 8/10 rating from Rock Sound and KKKK from Kerrang! labelling them: ‘The new band of our dreams,’ and shortlisting them in the Best British Newcomer category at the 2012 Kerrang! Awards.
Live peaks so far have included headlining a stage at Download Festival on only their second appearance (apologies to main stage headliners Slipknot for stealing their crowd!), the Kerrang! Tour 2013, alongside Tonight Alive, Chiodos and Black Veil Brides and the main-support slot on Escape the Fate’s UK/EURO run in 2016.
2014 brought the release of the bands second full length “Unbreakable Hearts” which reached 17 in the UK Rock charts. The 16 track monster charted fully the concept driven side that the band had explored on Militia and was premiered in full on the band own social networking site “The Obsidian Bond”. Not one’s to rest on their laurels however FVK then followed this up quickly in 2015 with their most successful release to date “Bruises”. Bruises reached number 14 in the UK rock charts and lead singles “Like Bruises” and “Feel Alive” were premiered on Daniel P Carters Radio 1 rock show.
Having now firmly asserted themselves as the UK’s most interesting export FVK now have their sites on the world and 2016 is undoubtedly going to be their most exciting year yet!