The band's name is shared with a sea monster from Greek mythology which was said to be a spawner of whirlpools who together with Scylla created a smashing gauntlet of death from which few seafarers escaped. (KA-RIB-DIS)
Their debut album 'From the Depths' (produced by the legendary Russ Russell) embraced a Gothenburg-tinged sound, twinned by an unfaltering hardcore groove that elevated them to the upper echelons of the UK underground. Following a storming performance at UK Tech Fest 2013 the band began work on their sophomore release.
Produced by Death Metal producer extraordinaire, Mark Lewis at Audio Hammer Studios, 'Samsara' saw the addition of guitarist Matthew Lowry; pushing the band to new heights. After stellar reviews and a string of mosh-inducing live performances, the band were invited to play Bloodstock in 2016 and decimated a packed out Sophie Lancaster stage.
Unflinching in the face of the current trends, the band continued to forge their own path with their new album, 'In the Shadow of Paradise', released 02 Nov 2018. Produced by the up-and-coming Pavel Daniels of CoreTone Studios, the record sees the band delve further into their uncompromising brand of melodic death metal with increased aggression and technical focus.
From Bristol, Weymouth and Nottingham, a hybrid mix of old school influences, Bull-Riff Stampede has been described as 'a devastatingly heavy combination of Thrash and Death Metal'.
The debut album 'Scatter The Ground' was Tracked in late 2010, Mixed at various intervals through 2011 and was released in November of that year.
2014 and 2015 were spent mainly on finishing writing and recording 'Enraging the Beast'. There were a few sporadic dates including the first dates across the water in Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as billings with Toxic Holocaust, Lawnmower Deth, Collapse, Xentrix, Evil Scarecrow, Savage Messiah and The More I See.
2016 - Fresh from Hammerfest VIII, Bull-Riff Stampede released their 2nd slab of heaviness titled 'Enraging The Beast'.
ONE FOR SORROW
Influences include Down, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Pantera, Crowbar!
In the last three years they have gone from wowing the local London metal scene to UK metal festival regular whilst picking up an ever increasing loyal fan base along the way. With one well received EP under their belts and a debut album to be released this year, it seems One For Sorrow have tapped into a creative vein that metal fans were sorely in need off. Expect big things!
Thrash metal with just a hint of irony and a disregard of its own self. Mirth and riffary, with tongue firmly in cheek!
Influences include Warning SF, Ulysses Siren, Heathen, Forbidden, Exodus, Onslaught, Slayer, Municipal Waste, Dark Angel, Death Angel, Megadeth, Testament, Pitiful Reign, Zimmers Hole, (old) Metallica, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, Venom...
London post-metal band.
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