Please tell us about the history of your band and its members
We formed back in 2007, with Dean (Rhythm) and Chris (Drums) part of the original line-up. In 2009 due to musical differences the band went through a number of lineup changes with only Chris and Dean remaining, wanting to keep working together but to go in a new direction. New members Scarthee (Bass), Rich (Lead) and Jay (Vocals) completed the line-up to make the right team who all wanted to go in the same musical direction. Jay was the last to complete the line-up and his vocal style brought a new dimension to the band which was the missing piece of the puzzle. After a couple of years on the underground scene building our reputation Rich had to leave due to work commitments. That was when we found JD. We played just one show with JD before sadly Chris died just a week or so later. "RIP our bro love you forever ". Andy a friend of Chris' and the band joined to help us keep alive Chris' dream, as he was one of the most hardworking members of the band, and we felt it was only fair to his memory to finish our EP which he wrote and recorded just before he left us.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We get a lot of people comparing us to Lamb of God, when we wrote our first EP Richy was heavily into them so it does come through in our sound a little. We've been labelled thrash with a modern edge, but we like to just think of ourselves as a no bullshit modern metal band.
We've all got different influences Dean is a thrash head through and through so he grew up on bands like Metallica and Slayer so that comes through in his riffing style. We've all got a vast array of bands that influence our styles from Meshuggah to Misery Signals, we take something from all our tastes and blend them into our sound.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Because they'll get modern metal to bang their heads to.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In 2008 we released an album called Cohesion, funnily enough it was all over the place and wasn't well received. We were not happy with it, and it subsequently lead to our line-up changes. Once Jay joined we released our first EP since Cohesion Bleed in 2011. Which gained some interest, we then went on to record The Chaos Engine EP which we released in May 2013 which received a lot of positive press and really helped us to gain a lot more public attention and we played a lot of shows around London.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We've played a lot around London and the south, also some festivals. We've received great crowd responses but since Chris' death last year we've not played any shows, it's taken us a long time to work through losing him and also to find someone to help us continue his legacy. Our first show in a year will be the memorial show for Chris in June.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We've been through the fire and the flames and come out the other side with more grit and determination than ever before. Our live shows are where we really show what we're made of and everyone should bare witness to the chaos.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are just about to release our new EP Darkest Storm in June, which we began recording with Chris before he died. We've spent the last year coming to terms with his absence and trying to find a way to get the EP finished, if nothing else than to do it for him, as it's his drumming on it. We have a memorial show on June 28th at the Camden Barfly to launch the EP, but more importantly for us, it's to pay our respects to our fallen brother. He was the heart of this band and we all miss him terribly, we just hope that he would be proud of the new EP.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
We've got tracks available on all good digital stores, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Spotify etc as well as on Youtube and more. We're everywhere so there is no excuse not to listen!