Remember Divine Heresy? The band, which featured Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung and initially Tommy Vext on vocals, released a few albums, and fell off the face of the earth for a few years. That all changed early last month, when Vext posted a picture of him and Yeung on his Instagram page stating they were back, with Divine Heresy hashtagged. A day later, Dino Cazares clarified that there was another Divine Heresy record coming, but Vext and Yeung had nothing to do with it. A little over a month of wrangling, and Vext and Yueng’s band have not only emerged with a new name, but a song as well. The band’s name is Westfield Massacre. The song, “Darkness Divides,” sounds pretty similar to the first Divine Heresy album that Vext sang on, but is also melodic, very reminiscent of Killswitch Engage. Metal Injection premiered it earlier today.
In addition to Vext and Yeung, the band also contains a pair of guitarists: Bill Hudson II had been in Savatage and Jon Oliva’s Pain, and Rick DiMarco had played in Death Division with Tim. Scar the Martyr’s Kyle Konkiel played bass while recording, but won’t be playing with them. They’re in pre-production for their full length, but due to the schedule of the band, Vext will no longer be part of Snot’s reunion.
The band’s currently unsigned, but with the lineage of its members and the sound of the first single, we wouldn’t expect that to be the case for long. You can find them on Facebook.