is the third full-length album by Christian hard rock
band Dead Poetic
. The album was released on October 31, 2006 through Tooth & Nail Records
. Aaron Sprinkle
once again produced the album, and Chino Moreno
contributed guest vocals to "Paralytic." Lead vocalist Brandon Rike left the band shortly before the album's release and the band's remaining members opted not to continue with the band, although recently it has been stated that the band has not broken up, and will continue writing music.
The album is a departure from Dead Poetic's earlier work in many ways. First, only Rike and guitarist Zach Miles remained from the band's lineup on its 2004 breakthrough, New Medicines
. Second, Rike does not scream on the record, thus abandoning the band's earlier post-hardcore
sound in favor of straight-up rock & roll. Finally, as a result of this shift in styles, Vices
is released solely through Tooth & Nail, not through Tooth & Nail's heavier subsidiary Solid State Records
, which released the band's first two albums.Vices
peaked at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
- Brandon Rike -- vocals
- Zach Miles -- guitar
- Dusty Redmon -- guitar
- John Brehm -- bass
- Jesse Sprinkle -- drums
- Chino Moreno -- guest vocals on "Paralytic"; co-producer of "Paralytic" and "Crashing Down"
- Phil Peterson -- strings on "Vices"
- Chad Johnson -- A&R
- Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
- Mixed by Josh......