Metal For Mental Health
Beneath The Embers + Synlakross + Raze + Th1rt3en
Entry Requirements: 14+
Metal Massacre Records and One Eye Toad Records presents Metal For Mental Health!
Metal For Mental Health is a live music event being run to help raise awareness and funds for two mental health charities, Combat Stress & Mind, which has been prompted by the highly publicised loss of a number of high profile rock and metal musicians over the last few years.
With Beneath The Embers, Synlakross, Raze and Th1rt3en on the bill for this big night of metal, this show is not to be missed. So grab your tickets, get along for a great night of metal and help us raise much needed funds for these two amazing charities!
“Encompassing the heritage and authenticity of the likes of Metallica and Slipknot with the savvy of Bullet For My Valentine, Beneath The Embers have it nailed” – Chris Pearson, BFBS UK and Radio Caroline.
Rising from the North Essex metal scene are a small band of brothers going by the name of ‘Beneath The Embers’. A Colchester based four piece creating a musical tone sat firmly in between Thrash and Metalcore.
Beneath The Embers fully established themselves in 2016 when singer/songwriter Lewy Roland 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, Lewy 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 Lewy. “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 Charlie on bass and Spence driving the band’s pacey groove on drums, the sound is showcased excellently by frontman Lewy’s vocal ability in delivering brutal verses and catchy choruses. The band’s breakdowns contrast the faster sections flawlessly where you can’t help but tap or bang your head along to any of it. 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”.
Now Beneath the Embers are fully immersed in the recording process for the debut EP they have their sights set firmly on cementing a fan base throughout East Anglia during 2017. “Recording is one thing but delivering a confident and credible performance with music people want to hear is something else” says Clint. “2017 will be all about perfecting our art and getting out there”.
“What it really comes down to for us is four friends having fun writing original music that we really believe in” states Charlie, “Two of us are still full time soldiers and two are dads; time is precious and can’t be wasted so we are now ready to share our material with a wider audience”.
“2017 will be the springboard to huge things for this gold standard band from Colchester” – Chris Pearson, BFBS UK and Radio Caroline.
Formed in the sunny summer of 2014, Raze has evolved through a number of lineup changes throughout its existence before finally settling upon its current iteration in early 2017.
Featuring the pounding yet technical drumming of Ethan Morter, innovative bass-playing of Ashley Rollings-Huffer, razor-sharp riffing and guitar leads of axemen Daniel Eveleigh and James O'Connor, and the equal parts soaring and brutal vocals of lead vocalist and founding member Louis Dunham, Raze are exhilarating, addictive and simultaneously as tight as a drum. Playing an exciting and innovative combination of Grunge and Metal, Raze take the sound of bands such as Nirvana and Alice In Chains and meld it with heavier influences from the likes of Machine Head and Lamb of God. With the release of their debut EP 'Fallen Apart', Raze have launched themselves into the world of commercial music to great avail, impressing both fans and peers alike.
Performing in venues across the South East, Raze have gone from strength to strength; all the while creating quite the stir - make sure to catch them at a venue near you.