Vandalheart is a post-hardcore band from Flint, MI. Alex Maggard formed Vandalheart with fellow Midwest music scene veterans Frank Rosado and Brent Brown of Chicago, Illinois and Justin Riley of Grand Rapids, Michigan in the summer of 2019.
Alex began writing music for the band’s debut album in 2017 after departing his previous band. Alex decided to write music that reflected his current state of mind and lifestyle, making an effort to better separate himself from the saturated state of modern metal music by integrating the sounds of classic R&B with the heavier elements of modern alternative rock.
Determined to create a sound entirely their own, Alex was heavily inspired by the vocal techniques used by Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake, darker emo-rock, and metal sounds of bands such as Balance and Composure, Circa Survive, and Bring Me The Horizon.