Members: Chris Fox - Guitar/Vocals, Pat Mayfield - Bass/Vocals, Dave Masud - Drums/Vocals Established Date: 2003 Record Label: Voted Best Records Bandcamp Link: Listen on Bandcamp

“Vampirates are a lightning fast hardcore punk band from Reno, NV. They have been described as “Zappa-violence” with influences ranging from RKL and NOFX to Stravinsky, Coltrane, and Dillinger Escape Plan. They made national news on their 2014 international tour after being mistaken for terrorists while in Florida. Now after eighteen years and 698 shows they are busy writing a new record, to be released in late 2021 on Voted Best Records.”