Vermilion was formed in 2009 when guitarist Timmy Segers and keyboardist Michael Penson met and discovered they shared an interest in progressive music, mainly Dream Theater, Meshuggah,… Drummer Tom Vansteenkiste soon answered an ad for an extra bandmember and Stef Exelmans joined on bass soon afterward. The band has since gone through a long evolution (mainly, becoming an instrumental band and recruiting a new member on bass, Tom Everaert and a new drummer Louis Van der Linden) but is now here to present its music to you. They released their first EP in October 2012 and their first full album in February 2015 via Consouling Agency. Vermilion plays a unique brand of instrumental progressive metal/djent that incorporates odd time signatures and a wide range of influences including jazz and fusion.