Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise
by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose
the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to
shame the strong.
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the
things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.  

1 Corinthians 1 (26 - 29)
The next time you are feeling despised by this world, remember these words ~
For those who wonder about the name of our band (some accusing us of evil),
here is the origin so that you may know the truth ~
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold,
all is vanity and
vexation of spirit.

And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly:
I perceived that this also is
vexation of spirit.

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 1 (14, 17, 18)  words of King Solomon

Our souls are vexed by the sins and sorrows of this world, so it is time to
take a stand and push back against the darkness.        ~ Vexing Souls ~
We want to give special thanks to the people who have supported us along the way.....

Ivy Voynovich ~ live show visual special effects
Wayne & Christina Richards ~ band photographers
Dale Huffman ~ dj for Metal Pulse internet radio show
Jamie and Goth Dad ~ dj crew for Silent Witness radio show 88.3 fm WAIF
VEXING ~~~ mysterious, paradoxical, perplexing, labyrinthine

VEX ~~~ to provoke, torment, worry, plague ; to discuss or debate with vigor or at
great length ; to disturb by motion, stir up

. . . We are the living dead, having died to our selfish carnal nature in exchange for
immortal life yet to come. We battle against unseen forces of evil as we wait for the
return of our Master, who conquered the Dragon and defeated Death.

. . . We are entrusted with a sacred mission to seek out those wandering through the
darkness and show them the way to their true home. Along the way we join other
spirit-warriors living in the shadowlands, revealing the ancient texts to those searching
for the Truth.

. . . Countless souls deceived by the lies of the Enemy have long ago forgotten they
are children of the King. They are held captive in the dungeon of Sin, guarded by the
fallen ones, Doubt and Fear, not knowing the King gave his own blood as ransom for
their freedom.

. . . It is up to us mere mortal vessels, through song lyrics and personal encounters to
rescue those in danger of being consumed by the grave and lost forever to darkness.
We are Vexing Souls.
                                                  Mission Statement

We are Vexing Souls - a Christian melodic metal band on a mission.  We have a heart for outreach.  We know from
personal experiences what it feels like to be outcast as individuals and as a we seek out other outcasts -
those who don't feel comfortable or welcome in "normal" churches.  We do not fit neatly into anyone's box.  Some
say we are too dark to be a Christian band, others say we are too sweet to be a metal band.   But we stand strong
because there is One who loves us more than we can ever imagine.  Our Enemy fears this love more than
anything, and he uses powers of darkness to blind others to the Truth of our Savior.  Our song lyrics expose the
Enemy for who he is and warn others of his treachery.  The fallen angels continue to whisper lies into the ears of
humans in order to poison their souls.  We fight against forces of evil who would drag us all down to share their
eternal punishment.  We dare to tread into the places many people will not go to rescue other outcast souls.  Our
mission is to shine the Light of Jesus and His hope to show them a new Way.

Topics..................................................our songs

spiritual stagnation                                Zombie
tragedy of prostitution                                Creature of the Night
mortality                                                Remember me, Angel of Death, Time is my enemy
toxic jealousy                                             Green-eyed monster
depression and suicide                         Invisible
grief and loss                                             Earth-bound spirit, Fearless
self-destructive behavior                      Another nail in the coffin
post-traumatic stress                                 Screams of war
child sex-slavery trade                          Trapped
alcoholism and addiction                            Mr. Hyde
fighting negative emotions                    Dark Mystery
salvation                                                     Remorse and redemption, Waiting for wings, Life goes on,
                                                         No turning back, Calm before the storm, Heaven's Son
relationship with non-believer                     Fooled again
drug overdose and peer pressure        Tormented
spiritual warfare                                          Fall of the king, War for souls, Dream killers,
                                                          Living my nightmare, Jericho Falling, Lion's Den
sin and carnal desires                                Curse of the wolf
dangers of witchcraft                            Witch of Endor
standing against the devil                          Dragon, Truth and lies, Shake your fist at death,
                                                         Fight or die, Bound in Chains
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