Vita Museum is an english alternative rock band, created in 2014 by Ivan King based in London.
The current line-up of the band is: Ivan King (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar ), Nicolas IX (Drums) Dominik Hayman (Lead Guitar) and Hristo Gerdzhikov (Bass Guitar).
Vita Museum’s style has been influenced by various genres like grunge, electro, gothic and industrial rock.
The band started recording the debut album “Frozen Limbo Zero” (aka FLØ) in August 2014.
The record features twelve tracks: all of them were composed and written by Ivan King during the last ten years and they’re based on his own personal life experiences. FLØ is produced and arranged by multi-instrumentalist and producer NeroArgento at AExeron Studio.
On December 1st 2014, the band released an album teaser online and on May 28th their first single “Somebody to Destroy” came out. The homonymous video is directed and edited by Ivan King himself.
“Frozen Limbo Zero” has been released October 27th 2015 via Sliptrick Records.
Brought to life by the devious minds of the multi-instrumentalist and producer NeroArgento (already active with his main band NeroArgento and the modern metal act The Stranded as keyboardist, besides being involved in many collaborations worldwide as a producer, arranger and musician) and vocalist Claudio Ravinale (known for being the voice of anger of the death metal institution Disarmonia Mundi, The Stranded and 5 Star Grave) The Silverblack is an industrial metal creature that quickly developed its own malicious sound, spitting out extremely catchy industrial metal tracks, mainly keyboard-driven and supported by a wide range of vocals (from goth deep voices to extremely irate death metal shouts) featuring both sharp and aggressive passages and more atmospheric and eerie moments.
After releasing the self-titled debut album in 2014 via AExeron Media/FiXT divided into five monthly episodes of two songs each, shooting two promotional videos for the song “Chimera” and “My Oh My” and recruiting Ivan King (Vita Museum), Rob Gaia (5 Star Grave, Airborn) and the performer Nisha Sara to complete the line-up, the band has recorded 11 brand new tracks (produced as usual by NeroArgento at AExeron Studios) for the second album entitled “The Grand Turmoil” released in autumn 2015 via Sliptrick Records/Go With Me Records.
The new tracks refine further the band’s formula melting together industrial beats, rot’n’roll assaults, gothic parts and metal onslaughts, sharpening and enhancing to a higher degree the already unique band’s venomous sound.
Developing a deep, complex and layered sound “The Grand Turmoil” employs aggressive beats, prominent lead synth lines, alluring choruses, heavy guitars, feral vocals, harsh and nihilistic lyrics and a dirty and scorched post-apocalyptic feel providing a new consistency and depth to the band’s ever expanding soundscape, redefining their already personal approach towards industrial metal without boundaries or limitations whatsoever.
Ivan King doesn’t only work with his bands Vita Museum and The Silverblack, sometimes he produces solo songs too.
Here’s the list of his solo songs:
- “Bloodshot” (2012)
- “Jailbreaker” (2012) [feat. The Splatter Corp]
- “4 U” (2013) [KoRn Cover]
- “A Fist in the Face” (2013) [feat. Fabiano Andreacchio]
- “Bloodshot” (2013) [CREWRMX by Mark Strobe]
- “Divine” (2014)
- “Madamefucker” (2015) [feat. Synthrome]
- “Immorality” (2017)
- “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” (2017)