Rising from the North Essex metal scene are a small band of brothers, a Colchester based five piece creating a musical tone sat firmly in between Thrash and Metalcore. Having only established in recent years, Beneath The Embers have performed over 50 shows nationally as both headline, and support to the likes of King 810, Dark Sky Choir, Fate Gear and Tarja.
Beneath The Embers fully established themselves in 2016 when singer/songwriter Lewis Rowland met lead guitarist Clint Bredin in a random chain of events on musical social media. Fuelled by a mutual interest in the heavier elements of Metal music and a desire to write, Lewis was invited to hook up with the remainder of the band where the group immediately started to write original material. It wasn’t long before an independent record deal was secured with Oakfield Records and studio recording on the debut EP began. “It was pretty clear right away that the band just clicked and we were onto something” says Lewis. “Me and Clint found writing together easy and the time was just right for all of us to now pursue our common goal.”
The eclectic influences from each member has created a collaboration where Clint’s ferocious riffs, with a nod to the old school are framed perfectly by the raw power and speed of the band’s exceptionally tight rhythm section. With Quentin Radburn on rhythm guitar, Liam Gloster on bass and Spencer Churchill driving the band’s pacy groove on drums, the sound is showcased excellently by frontman Lewis’s vocal ability to deliver brutal verses and catchy choruses. The band’s breakdowns contrast the faster sections flawlessly where you can’t help but bang your head to all of it.
With the release of their debut EP Ashes in 2017, Beneath The Embers have their sights set firmly on cementing a fan base throughout the country. “Recording is one thing but delivering a confident and credible performance with music people want to hear is something else” says Clint.
“What it really comes down to for us is five friends having fun writing original music that we really believe in” remarks Quentin. “One of us is still a full time soldier, all of us have full-time careers and three of us are dads; time is precious and can’t be wasted so we are now ready to share our material with a wider audience.”
When asked about the band’s sound, Spence stated, “We write material we enjoy playing; the music will then be what it is and hopefully people like it as much as we do.”
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