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Vic Fuentes performing in 2013
|Birth name||Victor Vincent Fuentes|
|Born||February 10, 1983|
|Origin||San Diego, California, U.S.|
Victor Vincent "Vic" Fuentes (born February 10, 1983, in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Pierce the Veil. He also plays the keyboard on some Pierce The Veil records. He plays in the band along with his brother Mike Fuentes. Both brothers attended Mission Bay High School.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
Pierce the Veil is an American rock band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene. Other members of the band include Jaime Preciado (bass) and Tony Perry. Pierce the Veil has released three studio albums and has toured worldwide since the release of their debut album, A Flair for the Dramatic in 2007. The band released their second full-length studio album, titled Selfish Machines in 2010. Their third album, Collide with the Sky, was released in 2012, and is their first album under the Fearless Records label. Featuring the hit first single "King for a Day", the album debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200. Their fourth and latest album, Misadventures, was released on May 13, 2016.
Michael Christopher "Mike" Fuentes is an American musician from San Diego, California. He is the drummer for the post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil alongside his older brother Vic Fuentes. Fuentes was the percussionist for the supergroup Isles & Glaciers. He has more recently began a hip hop solo project under the stage name MikeyWhiskeyHands in which he raps on instrumentals produced by Pierce the Veil's bassist Jaime Preciado. Fuentes signed to Velocity Records in March 2012. Both brothers attended Mission Bay Senior High School. Mike graduated with the Class of 2003, where he was also voted "Most Likely To Be Famous" in the yearbook that year.
Vic Fuentes was born on February 10, 1983, in San Diego, California to Vivian K. Fuentes and Victor Gamboa Fuentes, a former Mexican jazz musician who now works as a painter.He has a younger brother, Mike Fuentes, two half-brothers, and one half-sister. He is related to Nick Martin, who currently plays in Sleeping with Sirens.
San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
Nicholas Anthony Martin is an American musician. He is known as the current rhythm guitarist for the rock band Sleeping with Sirens and the former member of the band Underminded. Previously he was a guitarist for the band Cinematic Sunrise. Martin has also pursued guitar for the short-lived post-hardcore supergroups Isles & Glaciers and D.R.U.G.S.
At age 7, Fuentes learned to play guitar.After attending Mission Bay High School, he attended San Diego State University, where he studied graphic design. He quit studying after his former band Before Today was signed to Equal Vision Records.
San Diego State University (SDSU) is a public research university in San Diego, California. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University (CSU) system. SDSU has a Fall 2018 student body of 34,828 and an alumni base of more than 280,000.
Equal Vision Records is a record label based in Albany, New York. Equal Vision Records was founded in the early 1990s by Ray Cappo, singer for the bands Youth of Today, Shelter, and Better Than a Thousand.
He wrote the song "A Match Into Water" on their third album, Collide with the Sky , for his former girlfriend who was suffering from breast cancer.
Collide with the Sky is the third studio album by American rock band Pierce the Veil, released on July 17, 2012.
He is friends with Curtis Peoples, who was co-writer of the gold single "King for a Day". They played together in a band called 3 Simple Words while attending high school.
King for a Day is a song by American rock band Pierce the Veil released on June 5, 2012. It features guest vocals by Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens. It is the first official single from their third studio album Collide with the Sky (2012).
During his time at Mission Bay High School Fuentes played in a local punk band called 3 Simple Words alongside Curtis Peoples, who later worked together with Pierce the Veil on some songs, including "King for a Day".
In 1998 he formed a band called Early Times with his younger brother Mike.After releasing three EPs the band was forced to rename due to copyright violation. The group changed their name to "Before Today". After signing a recording contract with Equal Vision Records the band released their only album, A Celebration of an Ending, in 2004 before breaking up two years later.
In 2007 the duo released their debut record, A Flair for the Dramatic , with the newformed band called Pierce the Veil. With this band Fuentes released two more albums, Selfish Machines and Collide with the Sky after integrating bassist Jaime Preciado and guitarist, Tony Perry. He toured in North America, South America, Australia, Asia and Europe several times, played at big music festivals such as Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, Reading and Leeds, Warped Tour, Soundwave Festival and Slam Dunk Festival. On concert tours Fuentes shared stage with acts including Bring Me the Horizon, All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive and A Day to Remember.
Alongside his brother, he was involved in the short-lived supergroup Isles & Glaciers with musicians including Jonny Craig, Craig Owens, Brian Southall, Nick Martin and Matt Goddard. After playing only one show at SXSW 2009 and releasing only one EP ( The Hearts of Lonely People ) in 2010, the band broke up.
Fuentes was also a session guitarist for a short North American tour with the short-living pop punk band Cinematic Sunrise.
Fuentes has written songs with the likes of Tom Denney, Curtis Peoples and Dave Yaden. He doesn't have a concept for writing his songs but gains inspiration from familiar situations, personal experiences in relationships, touring and friends.
He has written songs inspired by fans, such as "Bulls in the Bronx", on the album Collide with the Sky . This was written for Olivia Penpraze, who committed suicide in April 2012. Her friends wrote a letter to the band about what had happened. Penpraze had been a fan of Pierce the Veil.The band dedicated one song on Collide with the Sky to the young Australian, but it isn't sure definitively whether it is "Bulls in the Bronx" or "Hold On Till May".
"I Don't Care If You Are Contagious", from the second album, Selfish Machines , was also a fan-inspired song. The musicians said in an interview with music magazine Alternative Press that a young girl had contacted the band, writing that her boyfriend had died in a car accident,and that they had met for the first time during a Pierce the Veil concert. Fuentes wrote this song as a present for her.
"Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)" from the same record is dedicated to his parents. The song is about their parents, who never separated even in a time when the family had almost nothing.
Many fans thanked the band for the songs they wrote. They certify their lyrics would a have a ″healing effect″. Some listeners prevented self-harm while listening to his lyrics.
Vic Fuentes is well known for his high vocal range, which was compared to Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria by Elmar Salmutter, writing for the German Metal Hammer magazine.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids (abbreviated SKSK) was an American post-hardcore band formed in Gilbert, Arizona, in 2002. The band's name was taken from the Cap'n Jazz song of the same name. The group disbanded following a farewell tour in 2010.
Isles & Glaciers was an American supergroup formed in 2008. They recorded material for their debut EP, The Hearts of Lonely People December 3–13, 2008 in Seattle, Washington and again in April 2009. It was produced by Casey Bates, and was released on March 9, 2010. Vocalist Craig Owens stated that the group will not be collaborating or releasing new material again. However Vic Fuentes stated that the band may release more material in the future.
A Flair for the Dramatic is the debut studio album by American rock band Pierce the Veil.
Selfish Machines is the second studio album by American rock band Pierce the Veil, released by Equal Vision Records on June 22, 2010. Produced by Vic Fuentes and Mike Green, it was recorded between late 2009 and early 2010. Fuentes wrote most of the songs himself, and co-wrote three songs with ex-A Day to Remember guitarist Tom Denney.
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band based in Hollywood, California. The group formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently composed of Andy Biersack, Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts, Jinxx and Christian "CC" Coma (drums). Black Veil Brides are known for their use of black makeup, body paint, tight black studded clothing, and long hair, which were all inspired by the stage personas of KISS and Mötley Crüe, as well as other 1980s glam metal acts.
Let's Cheers to This is the second studio album by American rock band Sleeping with Sirens. The album is the first to feature guitarists Jesse Lawson and Jack Fowler.
What Are You So Scared Of? is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Tonight Alive, released on 14 October 2011 through Sony Music Australia. The standard CD version of What Are You So Scared Of? contains 10 pre-gap hidden acoustic takes of the album. Let It Land EP was released to accompany it; it shares the track "Let It Land", and also contains a new song and the three acoustic versions which were unable to fit on the album. Tonight Alive traveled to Los Angeles to record the album with producer Mark Trombino. As the follow-up to 2010's Consider This EP, What Are You So Scared Of? debuted on the Australian albums chart at No. 15.
Pierce the Veil is an American rock band from San Diego, California, formed in 2006. They have released four studio albums, seven singles, and ten music videos.
Tony Perry is an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Pierce the Veil. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico on February 25, 1986.
Hollow Bodies is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band Blessthefall. It was released on August 20, 2013 through Fearless Records and produced by Joey Sturgis. It is the third album to include lead singer Beau Bokan, second album to include rhythm guitarist, Elliott Gruenberg and the first to include the same members in consecutive albums.
Slaves is an American post-hardcore group formed in Sacramento, California. The band currently consists of bassist Colin Vieira, guitarists Weston Richmond and Juan Felipe Sanchez, and drummer Zachary Baker. The band released their debut album, Through Art We Are All Equals on June 24, 2014. Their second studio album, Routine Breathing, was released on August 21, 2015. The band released their third studio album Beautiful Death on February 16, 2018.
Through Art We Are All Equals is the debut album by American post-hardcore band Slaves released June 24, 2014 through Artery Recordings. The lead single "The Fire Down Below" was released on April 22, 2014 on YouTube. On May 14, the band released "The Upgrade, Pt. II" as the second single from the album. The third single "Starving for Friends", featuring Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil was released on May 26. The album was produced by Kris Crummett. It's the only album to feature bassist Jason Mays who left the band on May 30 prior to the album's release.
This Is a Wasteland is a documentary film following Pierce the Veil's first world tour. It was directed by Dan Fusselman, and produced by MotionArmy. The camera was led by Dan Fusselman himself and Josiah van Dien. The photos for the inlay were shot by photographer Adam Elmakias. The DVD is only available in English language.
"The Divine Zero" is a song by American rock band Pierce the Veil. It was released as the lead single off of their fourth studio album, Misadventures, on June 18, 2015, via digital download. The song was written by vocalist Vic Fuentes and produced by Dan Korneff. "The Divine Zero" was nominated for Song Of The Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards.
Misadventures is the fourth studio album by American rock band Pierce the Veil released on May 13, 2016. The album serves as a follow-up to the group's third studio album, Collide with the Sky (2012). It was produced by Dan Korneff and was recorded throughout 2014 and 2015 in Long Island, New York.
"Circles" is a song by American rock band Pierce the Veil. It was released as the third streaming single from the group's fourth full-length studio album, Misadventures, on April 27, 2016. It was co-written by frontman Vic Fuentes and Curtis Peoples and was produced by Dan Korneff.