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Adam Spencer Wins EVI: Community Cover Contest 

Extreme Vocal Institute held its first "Cover Contest" in the Extreme Vocal Institute: Community Facebook group over the past two weeks. The cover song of choice was "Sleep is for the Dead" by Enterprise Earth. Contestants were judged on tone, breath control, clarity, range, and timing. On Tuesday, David Benites selected the two winners; Adam Spencer in first place and Red Miller in second. 

Check out Spencer's cover below:

Spencer fronts Manchester, New Hampshire-based deathcore band Wretched Tongues, you can check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp. Their music is also available to stream on all major platforms.

Each of the winners will receive an EVI t-shirt and Spencer also gets a free entry to a vocal workshop of his choice. 

Missed this last contest? Don't worry, we are going to host plenty more but you have to be a member of the EVI: Community Facebook group to participate!

Vocal Cover: Enterprise Earth "Sleep is for the Dead" 

Luciferous by Enterprise Earth is one of our favorite records that has been released in 2019 thus far. So, naturally, David had to cover something off of it. The song chosen is "Sleep is for the Dead". You can check out the full cover here:

Audio and visuals by Anthony Lusk-Simone at Zenbeast Media | @zenbeastmedia

This cover also kicks off Extreme Vocal Institute's first Cover Contest hosted exclusively in our Facebook community group: Extreme Vocal Institute: Community. The group is by vocalists for vocalists and is designed to be a safe space for vocalists to share their projects, covers, tips and tricks, questions, and more. 

Follow David on Instagram: @david.benites.vox

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Vocal Cover: Shadow of Intent "The Catacombs" 

Extreme Vocal Institute's owner and head instructor David Benites takes on three vocalists for this cover of Shadow of Intent's song "The Catacombs". The track features Shadow of Intent's vocalist Ben Duerr, Ingested's vocalist Jason Evans, and Infant Annihilator and Scumfuck vocalist Dickie Allen. 

Audio and video by Anthony Lusk-Simone at Zenbeast Media.
Instrumentals by Shadow of Intent. 

Follow David on Instagram: @david.benites.vox
 

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Student Cover: Veil of Maya "Divide Paths" 

Extreme Vocal Institute students Lee Mintz and Sarah JoAnne Draper teamed up with Tony Simone to cover Veil of Maya's song "Divide Paths". The cover features Mintz on vocals, Draper on guitar, and Simone on drums. 

Each of the talented musicians featured in this cover has projects of their own. Be sure to check them out and smash the subscription button on ZenbeastTV's YouTube!

ANCHOR THOUGHT - Tony Simone & Sarah Jo
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MITHYA & GREYLOTUS - Lee Mintz
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PATHOGENIC, ABIOTIC, LATTERMATH - Tony Simone
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LATTERMATH FACEBOOK | LATTERMATH BANDCAMP | LATTERMATH INSTAGRAM