Vlad In Tears was founded by the three brothers Kris (vocals & piano), Lex (guitar) and Dario (bass) and their friend since preschool, Alex (drums) in 2007. The band, originally based in Italy, started jamming cover tunes but soon created their own dark sound. This development was well received by their rapidly growing fan base.
Shortly after signing their first deal with Aural Music, they released their debut album “Seed Of An Ancient Pain”, with which the band received great feedback and support from the press. Their main breakthrough happened in 2010 with the record “Underskin” which was produced by John Fryer (Depeche Mode, NIN).
With the year 2012 a first phase of reorientation started for Vlad In Tears. Lex and Alex had to leave the band with a heavy heart. The band used this change to reinvent and bethought themselves to the very essence of Vlad in Tears and its roots.
Additional reasons for a new beginning were both Kris’ and Dario’s relocation to Berlin in 2013 and Cosmo Cadar from Romania joining the band as the new drummer. The second half of the year was full of touring. Vlad In Tears supported bands like Unzucht, Hämatom and Stahlmann and also played an acoustic tour before Gregor Friday, an Australian prodigy on the guitar, joined the band in early 2014.
With that new line-up, a very successful and exciting year 2014 welcomed Vlad In Tears. Earlier this year the band signed a record deal with ZYX Germany/Goldencore Records and on 22nd of August the long-awaited fourth studio album saw the light of day: Vlad In Tears. The release was followed by some release concerts before the guys supported Mono Inc. on their The Clock Ticks On Tour in October. After that it was time for Vlad In Tears to conquer the UK where they played Glasgow and Liverpool, among other places.
In 2015 Vlad In Tears had several festival appearances at Castle Rock and Dark Munich Festival, among others. In September they were special guest on Lord Of The Lost’s Make Love Make War-Tour. During the end of 2015 Vlad In Tears started working on their new album und finally released UNBROKEN in August 2016 – one day before they played M’era Luna Festival in Hildesheim.
In September and October 2016 the band went on tour with a few headliner shows all over Germany to present their new milestone UNBROKEN. In late 2016 they went on tour with The 69 Eyes, playing in Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. After playing another acoustic tour in Germany, Gregor Friday decided to leave the band. Since then Ilia Ioffe is the new guy on the guitars.
Vlad In Tears are already confirmed for festivals in 2017 like Rock Harz, Castle Rock and Hexentanz
Festival. Furthermore they will hit the stage once again with The 69 Eyes for shows in Italy. In between they are already working on their next record which is planned to be released in late 2017.
Kris Vlad – Vocals
Dario Vlad – Bass
Ilia Ioffe – Guitar
Cosmo Cadar – Drums
AFTER THE END (2006)
SEED OF AN ANCIENT PAIN (2007)
WELCOME TO VLADYLAND (2011)
A NIGHT IN VLADYLAND (2012)
VLAD IN TEARS (2014)
BURN INSIDE (SINGLE 2016)