Photo Credit: Sean Lavin
Vitruvia is a dynamic, hard-hitting, and inspiring American post-hardcore band based in Berks County, Pennsylvania. A fusion of punk, metal, alternative, and progressive rock, Vitruvia’s unique sound provides the perfect medley to get any audience going wild. With engaging and poignant lyrics, each song has intricate beats and catchy riffs that make on-stage performance one of their biggest striving points. Their message of perseverance and strength through life’s darkest times is sure to inspire a whole new generation.
Since their start in late 2009 the band has proven their resilience in the face of adversity and tragedy time and time again. The sudden loss of their second guitarist, Nathan Baker, to a fatal motorcycle accident in mid-2014 took a major toll on Vitruvia, both as individuals and as a band, causing them to think long about the road ahead. They realized they had to stand tall and keep going, a motif that shines through their music and their beliefs. Vitruvia went on tour that year despite their struggles as a three piece band, sharing their story with the world and touching hearts with their music. After returning home, the band brought on the eccentric Christian Howell, not to replace Nate, but to gain a new side to the band. The band would later refresh their lineup once more with prodigy Travis Harwick on drums, student of August Burns Red's Matt Greiner, an addition Vitruvia has credited as a missing puzzle piece, and a driving force to push harder than they ever have before.
Vitruvia has shared the stage with national acts such as August Burns Red, We Came as Romans, I See Stars, Our Last Night, Whitechapel, For Today, Like Moths to Flames, Saving Abel, Palisades, Phinehas, Vanna, White Color Sideshow, Superchick, Disciple, Ashes Remain, This or the Apocalypse, and others. They were also a part of The Extreme Tour, one of the world's largest tours, travelling up and down the Northern East Coast for a short time. The band's debut EP Reborn, full of 7 diverse and hard hitting tracks, was recently completed in late 2015, along with a cover of Justin Bieber and DJ SNAKE’s “Let Me Love You” in April 2017. Both are available for sale through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and countless other digital retailers, along with at their live performances.
“Music plays a big part in our lives. If we are going to live by what we listen to, then why not make it positive and uplifting? We do not need negative messages telling us to do things. We need positive messages to uplift us and bring something to everyone's heart. Who can offer this? We can. We push for a better world.” -Vitruvia
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