Looking back at 2022
"2022, without a doubt one of the best and craziest years of my life. This is just a handful of highlights between tours, albums done, songs written, milestones met and major life events then I can count. Forever grateful for my friends and family that help make this adventure possible and that I'm able to make a difference for you all out here. Happy New Year, everyone!"
This past year was maybe the most memorable in Extreme Vocal Institute's history. David hit the road with multiple bands including We Came As Romans, Motionless In White, and Fit For A King, worked in the studio with The Word Alive and Atreyu and performed with bands like Lorna Shore, Ov Sulfur, Signs of the Swarm, and Silent Planet.
David was a part of the Trinity of Terror Tour parts 2 and 3, True Power Tour parts 1 and 2, and the Through The Thorns Tour. Several albums that David assisted in the process of tracking released including "Ashes Lie Still" by Ingested, "Darkbloom" by We Came As Romans, and "Bleed-Abide" by Bodysnatcher. He also assisted remotely for new music in the works with Polaris and Ov Sulfur.
David also released a single with his band, Renesans. While "Dead On" was the only track released in 2022, there were many more written over the course of the year and you can expect to see a lot more out of the project in 2023. David also released Behold 2.0 with Jason Richardson's album drop "II". If you're familiar with the original version with vocals, it's nothing like that.
We released six courses with our EVI Now program, which also saw an exponential growth in subscribers this year. Speaking of subscribers, our YouTube channel surpassed the 100,000 subscriber milestone in early December. Be sure to check back for more info on a special live stream at some point in January!
We had two YouTube videos surpass a million views: our Corey Taylor (Slipknot) 30 Second Voice Lesson and our Alex Terrible (Slaughter To Prevail) 30 Second Voice Lesson respectively. David also went viral with his microphone shootout video with Sweetwater on TikTok talking about the incredible sounding Telefunken 251.
We are looking forward to an even bigger and better 2023 and hope to include all of you in our journey. Thank you for the support, it means the world to us and we wouldn't be here without all of you. Happy New Year!
David Benites and Rilee Dubilo
Extreme Vocal Institute