Verah Falls

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Verah Falls
Origin Portland, Oregon USA
Genres Post-Hardcore
Years active 2010–2013
Labels (Ex) BlkHeart
Associated acts Like Vultures, Abandon The Shore, An Epidemic At Hand, Roseway
Website Official Facebook
Members Jacob Krueger
Brian Van Buskirk
McCary McCutcheon
Dylan Williams
Ty Wenz
Past members Craig Prater
Graham Brown
Kyle Gilmer
Forrest Burton
Jacob Martin

Verah Falls is an American Post-Hardcore band from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 2010 the group is currently signed to BlkHeart Group. Their debut EP, All Our Yesterdays, was released on June 7, 2011.[1][2]

They proceeded to release "Divide" (single) during late 2012, which received attention from multiple names throughout the "scene". Earning a name for themselves in their local music scene, as one of the most recognized groups of the pacific northwest.

After the release of "Divide", the band announced the release of their next single titled "Pariah" was going to be on December 18, 2012. The song caught on with fans immediately, receiving comments towards its "lyrical inspiration". The song is about the vocalist's father, with deep emotionally driven lyrics.

The band announced the release of a new single, titled "Throat of the World", which will be streaming on their YouTube channel on March 12, 2013.

Their second EP release has officially been announced as of February 2013. The album is expected to be released in the summer of 2013, under the title, "Century".


Verah Falls was founded in the fall of 2010, by vocalist Craig Prater, and drummer Tyler Wenz, in Portland, Oregon. They asked friend Grant Slewitzke to help with a demo and, together with producer Stephan Hawkes, they recorded a track called "The cover up, uncovered" which was later used on the EP. They then went on a search to find the current line-up. The group went on to record a five song EP at Interlace Audio in their hometown. After local touring, they received attention from BlkHeart Group and signed onto their roster that included Molotov Solution, Destruction Of A Rose and No Bragging Rights.[1]

In June 2011, the band released their debut EP, All Our Yesterdays, on iTunes, to mixed reviews. All Our Yesterdays was recorded by Craig Prater, Ty Wenz, Graham Brown, Kyle Gilmer, and Forrest Burton. Ryan Williford of online review site Audiopinions stated that, "The instrumental parts were well written and there is nothing here that is beyond their skill or them trying to force anything into a song. One of the best factors about the band is that nothing takes priority over another aspect of the sound.",[3]

March, 2014, the band announced that they had decided to part ways with previous vocalist Craig, and bassist Timothee. After months of planning, recording and working on re-branding, they decided to put the name "Verah Falls" to rest, and announced that they would be moving forward with new vocalist Jacob Krueger, and bassist Dylan Williams, under the name "Like Vultures".

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Jacob Krueger- Vocals (2013)
  • Brian Van Buskirk- Guitar (2012)
  • McCary McCutcheon- Guitar (2012)
  • Dylan Williams- Bass (2013)
  • Ty Wenz- Drums (2010)
Past Members
  • Craig Prater- Vocals (2010-2013)

(Currently in Standing On Satellite's)

  • Graham Brown- Bass (2010-2011)
  • Forrest Burton- Guitar (2010-2011)

(Currently in Vigil Wolves)

  • Kyle Gilmer- Guitar (2010-2011)

(Currently in Vigil Wolves)

  • Jacob Martin- Drums (2011)

(Currently in Vigil Wolves)


Studio albums
Year Album Label(s) Chart positions
US US Indie US Heat
2011 All Our Yesterdays BlkHeart Group
2012 Divide (Single)
2013 Pariah (Single)
2013 Throat of the World (Single)


  1. ^ a b Ken (2011-06-07). "HighWire Daze - band interview". HighWire Daze. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  2. ^ "BlkHeart Group band information". BlkHeart Group. 2011-04-17. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  3. ^ Williford, Ryan (2011-05-01). "Album Review". Audiopinions. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 

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