Vega // Grit Your Teeth // Album Review

Vega returns with their latest offering Grit Your Teeth and an apt title if there ever was, as this album goes for the jugular right from the off. Hard-hitting and packed with intensity Vega makes no apologies for their gnarly and intense sound that rips through your from the opening track ‘Blind’ to the albums closer ‘Done With Me’.

Vega has been grafting and honing their craft on the road supporting the likes of Skid Row, Last, in Line, FM, Magnum, Joe Elliott’s Down and Outz, Dan Reed Network, and the miles on the road and experience are poured into this fine album, Bitchin’ guitar work and killer vocals fused with gargantuan hooks make an impression from the off. It’s an edgier sound for Vega and the back acknowledge that frontman, Nick Workman, “Selfishly, we’ve taken a few risks by recording an album, that, first and foremost, we can be proud of. Don’t try and tag it with any sub-genre of rock or metal, just enjoy it.” “Nick’s right, says VEGA’s keyboardist, James Martin. “We set out to do something different on this album. We wanted to stand out from the rest of the pack.”  “The band agreed on making a more modern-sounding and edgy record.” Reflects VEGA’s drummer, Martin Hutchinson. I think we definitely achieved that.” “I think it’s our best album yet,” adds guitarist Mikey Kew.

The guys have a grittier sounding recording this time round while retains their signature sound, with blistering guitar work and killer melodies they have elevated their repertoire to another level and will no doubt win over a whole new army of fans, the guys clearly have poured their blood sweat and tears into their latest offering and it shows.

VEGA wrote the album from January 2019 until they started recording in August 2019. The album was recorded in an industrial unit in York with the Graves Brothers who have previously produced Asking Alexandria. That is more the “metal” side of the album and was a perfect fit for VEGA as they wanted to blend melody and hooks with power. “Joe and Sam Graves did a great job producing the album. They knew exactly what the band was trying to achieve,” says Workman. Tracking finished by September 2019.  Mixing and mastering were completed before Christmas. Says VEGA’s bass player, Tom Martin – “This is stadium rock for 2020.”

Dirty enough to make you want to shower after, Grit Your Teeth is available June 12th Via Frontiers. 


  • Blind
  • (I Don’t Need) Perfection
  • Grit Your Teeth
  • Man On A Mission
  • Don’t Fool Yourself Again
  • Consequence Of Having A Heart
  • This One’s For You
  • Battles Ain’t A War
  • Save Me From Myself
  • How We Live
  • Done With Me



    Nick Workman (Vocals)

    Martin Hutchison (Drums)
    Marcus Thurston (Guitar)
    Michael Kew (Guitar)

    Tom Martin (Bass)
    James Martin (Keyboards)





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