Bit of a bumper one today, since I haven’t posted anything for a few days. All of these recommendations are from Alan Stubbs at The Pandemonium Club.
Alan says: “Kent/London based groove metallers. Killer live band, won the Kent Metal to the Masses 2 years ago. Have just released their debut album.”
2012 is gonna be a cool year for us, we are releasing our debut album, our new web-site will include a music player, forums, a shop and links to all our digital download sites. We have new merch being designed as we speak including 2 different t-shirt designs, posters and all sorts of stuff.
We hope to build on our succeses from these past few years and take our music to the next level. Maybe we’ll see you on our tour next year.
Here’s a little bit of our history:
We won the right to play BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVALs’ ‘NEWBLOOD’ stage in 2010, with our good buds Splintered Soul, Silas and the epic Snakebite. Beating over 100 bands in the process.
Last years EP, Providence, sold over 300 hard copies and has been downloaded hundreds of times for reverbnation. We are currently working on our debut album at HVR Studios and we plan to release it around May 2012.
We’ve been playing some exciting show recently and this year, including, opening the Dean Onwers of America UK guitar party alongside our brothers Beholder, 101% Pantera, Arthemis, Arceye & Spit like This.
Pete is endorsed by DEAN GUITARS and couldn’t be happier.
Sarah Humphries – Vocals
Nik Sampson – Lead guitar
Peter Humphries – Rhythm guitar ( DEAN endorsee )
Rob Gamblin – Drums
Wil Chalmers – Bass/backing vox
Alan says: “From Harwich, busy completing their debut album, getting lots of airplay on radio and heavy as bull elephant.”
‘Rezinwolf are an intense thrash force from the UK, Delivering blisteringly fast songs with musical ingenuity and technicality’.
The band began in early 2009 formed by driven musicians all sharing the same ideal to create a hardworking and dedicated band. In late 2009 fuelled by a desire and yearning to make Rezinwolf much more than a local band they recorded their debut release that came to be known as the “Deathstalker” single which received more than 15,000 plays in its first week. Following this the band started touring up and down the U.K.
In the summer of 2010 Rezinwolf took a short break from touring to write and record the follow up to 2009’s “Deathstalker” which resulted in the promo E.P “The Nightmare Begins…” which has recently been digitally released and is expecting a full physical release in early 2011. The E.P has already enjoyed extensive radio-play worldwide via podcasts and local radios and has been received extremely well by reviewers.
Entering into 2011 Rezinwolf shows no signs of slowing down with plans to record a full-length album and tour as much as possible.
Dan Murphy – Guitars and Vocals
Brad Wosko – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Kirk Stephens – Bass and Backing vocals
Sam Wheeler – Drums
Alan says: “Durham thrashers Fallen fate we described by Onslaught’s Sy Keeler as the future of Brtish Thrash Metal. Crushingly heavy but strong on melody, this band are awesome live and have a very bright future.”
Fallen Fate are a Modern Metal Band from the North East of England.
Forming in 2005, Fallen Fate Self Produced and Released their REVENGANCE EP in Mid 2008. The EP received much positive feedback from fans and critics, has been aired on many online and FM Radio Shows and also gained a slot on Bruce Dickinsons BBC 6 Rock Show. The EP has sold hundreds of copies and many more in Online Downloads.
In June 2010, Fallen Fate played to 1500+ fans at the Download Festival Pre Show and then returned in 2011 to play an invite only event, with Onslaught Vocalist Sy Keeler making a guest vocal appearance with the band.
Fallen Fate have been twice A&R Rated 7/10 on the Roadrunner Records SignMeTo website.
In June 2011, Fallen Fate Self Produced and Released their Debut Album THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD. The 12 Track Album is currently distributed through Amazon, iTunes, Play.com, Spotify and Fallen Fates Online Store. The Album also features a guest vocal appearance from Onslaught’s Sy Keeler and has been positively received by fans and critics around the globe.
In September 2011, Fallen Fate toured the UK & Ireland with Onslaught & Gama Bomb, in support of The Virus Has Spread. The band received an excellent reception each night and also received blistering reviews from the media. In January 2012 the band released their frist music video for the track ‘Origin Of Sin’.
Fallen Fate are currently writing a follow up to The Virus Has Spread, developing their first DVD and will be touring the UK and Europe in the Summer.
Influenced by American Metal and also Modern Thrash Metal, Fallen Fate bring a mix of Speed and heavy technical riffs to create a contemporary and unique brand of Metal
Lee Skinner – Guitars & Vocals
Piers Donno-Fuller – Guitars
John Wright – Drums
Peter Hodgson – Bass
Alan says: “Bloody love these lads. Just won the BOA slot from the Kent M2tM so they will be thrashing at Bloodstock!!! They have recently finished recording the debut album with Chris Tsangirides and have destroyed Powermad Festival UK. They will be on at Beermageddon in August (2 weeks after BOA) and the album should be released early next year. They should have a cracking future. They are certainly one of the most dynamic live bands I have ever seen.”
Wretched Soul was formed in late 2008 amid the mist-veiled marshes and ruined medieval ramparts of Kent, Southern England. In 2011 the band has begun recording their debut album with producer legend Chris Tsangarides (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, King Diamond etc.). Taking their brand of Thrash/Death Metal to the masses, Wretched Soul never fails to wreck-necks and evoke the true spirit of Metal supporting the likes of Blaze Bayley, Beholder, Eastern Front and Sarah Jezebel Deva. 2012 will see the release of the forthcoming album.
Chris Simmons – Vocals
Steve Clifford – Guitar
Luke Mayell – Bass
Andy Clifford – Drums
Alan says: ” Featuring the simply incredible vocals of Tarin Kerrey, this mob from Exeter will blow you away live. I rounded up as many people as I could for their slot at BOA last year and the looks on faces from people who had never heard them before was great.”
Sanguine are a four piece female fronted alt-metal rock band hailing from the gritty streets of the UK. Formed by singer Tarin Kerrey whilst studying at Exeter University, this fiercely independent DIY act put together what would later be described by the press as the most ‘explosive’, ‘intimidating’ and ‘brutal’ live act in the Southwest.
Coming from a mixture of diverse musical backgrounds Sanguine intended to create songs that range from hard-metal, punk-edged tunes to epic gothic rock-ballads. This eclectic sound is what separates Sanguine from other bands and has become their signature hallmark.
“Sanguine are on a mission to break down the walls that divide the genre’s and show the world that you can be anything you want to be – as long as it has fire, passion and kicks ass!” Tarin Kerrey.
The reputation of Sanguine’s explosive live shows spread fast throughout the southwest region and realising that they were on to something special, they immediately set about recording their first set of demo’s in the loft of Tarin’s house.
From these sessions came the release of their debut single and video “Live Consume Drive”. The video was quickly snapped up and play-listed by some of the UK’s top music TV channels such as: Scuzz, Kerrang and Metal Choons.
The Fly magazine dubbed the video as the “best video they had seen from an unsigned band” and it also gained radio play from stations such as XFM, Total Rock and even Music Choice.
With a total budget of £600 (song and video) ‘Live, Consume, Drive’ is DIY at it’s best!!
The music is original, the songs are rememberable and on stage the attitude is intimidating. Sanguine are set to carve a new sound for female-fronted alt-metal acts world-wide.
Sanguine have already attracted the attentions of Metal Legends such as Joey Jordison (Slipknot) “You have some sweet tracks up there!” (Joey’s comment on Sanguine’s Myspace page) and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) who recently asked to Tarin to guest vocal on his side-project starring vocalist Mikee Goodman (Sixth). Along with approval from magazines such as Rocksound (8/10 Demo Review & 9/10 Live Review) and Metal Hammer (7/10):
“Dark metal, screaming and schizophrenic sounds are given a very British edge, whilst sultry frontwoman Tarin Kerrey’s bitter-sweet delivery adds a fresh dimension to their music as she alternates between blood-curdling howls and clean yet powerful vocals…their brutal fuck-you delivery leaves the crowd exhausted but screaming for more.” (Metal Hammer magazine).
Similar acclaim met the 2012 release of the band’s debut album, cunningly titled; Sanguine. Big Cheese and Fireworks gave the album 4 & 5 star reviews. Online reviews were similarly glowing.
2012 has been a rollercoaster ride with writing sessions with In Flames, bookings to play Download & Hard Rock Hell, support slots with Megadeth and Fury and the release of the Primal Rock Rebellion album. And there’s more to come………….
Tarin Kerrey – Vocals
Nick Magee – Guitar/Vocals
Tom Sherwood – Bass
Matt Feld – Drums
Reflection in Exile
Alan says: ” More top thrashing from the North East. Picked to play the unsigned stage without need for entering M2tM, this lot have a got a great following. Hard working, dedicated and great performers. They should pack the unsigned tent.”
Reflection in Exile…A Metal quintet from North East England.
With a wide range of influences, from early death and black metal to modern day thrash, Reflection in Exile bring together an amalgamation of speed driven, technical drumming, riff orientated guitar work with a diminished harmonic correlation, and low “throaty” growls, balanced off against high pitched screams.
Carl Howe (Vocals)
Sam Turbitt (Guitar)
Chris Keepin (Guitar)
Mark Brim (Bass)
Dan Blades (Drums)
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