As some of you might know, RPM Fest was our last show for the foreseeable future with our keyboardist, Mark, because he has moved down to Florida. He has a very new chapter of his life ahead of him, with a baby on the way.
Mark is one of the founding members of Vacant Eyes – I remember us jamming down in my filthy basement 10 years ago, playing along to early versions of “The Cortex” and “Indifference”, to some drum tracks I made on Guitar Pro, because we didn’t have a drummer yet. We’ve known each other since middle school and have been in a few bands together before this, since high school. He is a self-taught, metal-as-hell keyboardist, educated composer of music, genuine and caring friend, badass percussionist, and soon-to-be amazing father. We wish him the best with his soon-to-be family and new life.
With that being said, he will still be writing with us – the internet can be a wonderful thing – but our live shows will go on without him. We will miss his fantastic presence on stage.
See everyone soon!
Keep it dark, beautiful, and inspiring.