Basick Records has announced the signing of “one of the most exciting bands you will hear this century” – technical wizards and genre-molding mentalists, Aliases.
April 2010 saw Aliases rise from the melting pot minds of ex-SikTh guitarist Pin, guitarist Leah Woodward, drummer Darren Pugh, bassist Joe Heaton and vocalist Jay Berast. Following in the spirit of Pin’s legacy, Aliases are redefining the genre’s boundaries, with a hunger for experimentation and no fear of extremes.
Pin explains: “We are interested only in taking Metal on a new and limitless path, allowing the music and vocals to grow organically and exist outside the common constraints of a single genre.”
The band set to work on their debut six track EP and in July put out the rough demo track ‘We Should Never Have Met‘, which was received with an overwhelmingly positive response online. This prompted an invitation to play at this year’s prestigious Euroblast Festival in Cologne, Germany where the band “stole the show”.
Finding the correct players was essential and the band were willing to go to any length to forge the right line up. Pin continues: “I had searched for three years to find a vocalist since SikTh drew the curtains, first bringing over, only to have deported, a singer from the USA and then finding the awesome talent of Jay Berast in Paris, a long distance situation which works brilliantly. Darren Pugh and bassist Joe Heaton joined from Manchester band Veils and Leah Woodward is a rare guitarist not only having a playing style which compliments my own, but she brings a ton of her own insanity to the mix!”
Aliases’ as yet untitled debut six track EP will be released on Basick Records in 2011.
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