JEROME — For four years, heavy rock band Vyces made sure distance didn’t stop the music.
The members of Vyce are scattered from Los Angeles to Chicago. Vocalist Dave Naruszewicz, drummer Russell Ray, guitarist Shawn Patterson and bassist Andrew “Bones” Trujillo travel to Los Angeles twice a month to play together. Naruszewicz said that when the band does get to play together they devote all their time to the music.
Vyces is comparable to musical acts like Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Korn. Groups like this are often angst-ridden and angry. Naruszewicz said that writing about darker subjects is a form of therapy for him.
“You can get your frustration out at these concerts,” Naruszewicz said.
Vyces will be playing alongside Mushroomhead, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Ventana, Align the Tide and local band Mindspank on Sunday at Diamondz Event Center in Jerome. With a line-up like that it can be difficult to set yourself apart from the rest.
“We come out swinging,” Naruszweicz said. “We try to be the most memorable band.”
The manager of Diamondz, Julie Dodson, said the harder shows are often their highest selling. She chalked it up the theatricality of the performances.
The show is being sponsored by 103.1 The Edge. Broc Johnson, program director with The Edge said Vyces will be having an acoustic set at the station earlier that day. Johnson said that mainstream rock is getting heavier and harder and that it appeals to anybody who wants to let their hair down.
The show is 15 and up with a parent or guardian, Dodson said.
Tickets for the show are $25 advance and $30 day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at jerometickets.com or at Diamonds Wednesday through Friday after 4 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. The show is projected to run till 10:30 p.m.