Vela (Metalcore) - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vela is a Grand Rapids based three piece Metalcore band that plays from straight from the heart. Formed in 2018 from a chance encounter at a local guitar store between Noah Watkins and brothers; Mike and Mark Fiel. They bonded over dynamic and melodic modern metal and a love for balancing heavy riffs with epic melodies. They have a released three singles and have an album coming out early 2020.

Upcoming Shows:
More shows coming soon.

"Sanctuary" Single Review
The track kicks off with a nice little breakdown that brings to mind early As I Lay Dying and their Metal tendencies. The driving verse that follows keeps things going until the Vanna-esque clean sung chorus. The chorus really elevates the track to new heights. The guitar work on the track is top notch. The bridge of the track delves deep into the emotional melodic landscape that only Vela can create. There's a build back up to a stellar guitar solo. The outro of the track is a crushing breakdown that is aggressive enough to hold its own against even the top heavyweights in the scene. The track is six minutes of Melodic Metalcore that'll get the blood flowing, catchy enough to mosh and sing along to.

The newest single from Vela is an explosive track that deserves your attention.