Rockingham singer set for national tour with band Tempest Rising


Rockingham singer Vin Trikeriotis fronts melodic metallers band Tempest Rising.
Rockingham singer Vin Trikeriotis fronts melodic metallers band Tempest Rising.

ROCKINGHAM singer Vin Trikeriotis and his band Tempest Rising are set to embark on a mammoth 16,000km road trip around Australia for its latest tour.

The 10-date tour will kick off with a show at Amplifier Bar in Perth on March 24 and will include visits to all states and territories, including a show in Alice Springs.

Tempest Rising, a Perth-based metal band, has supported international acts such as Apocalyptica (Finland), Sevendust and Drowning Pool (US).

They have also toured Japan with Marduk (Sweden) and Carach Angren (Netherlands).

Tempest Rising features Trikeriotis (vocals), James Ward-Armstrong (guitar), Matty James (drums), Jarrad Cracknell (bass) and Daniel James (guitar).

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Vin said he had lived in Rockingham since he was 14-year-old and went to Tranby College.

“We competed in Battle of the Bands in Rockingham once but we got disqualified for having a moshpit,” he said.

Vin said Tempest Rising was formed in 2012 and had taken him around Australia a couple of times.

“We’re looking at going to Europe at the end of the year,” he said.

Vin said the band’s first “old school” EP Transmutation was released in 2014.

“We have had two singles released since then Know My Name and A Part of Me.

When he’s not fronting a heavy metal band, Vin works at JB HiFi in Myaree and enjoys photography.