BENEATH THE EMBERS
“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 Lewis 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, 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 Luke Bredin on bass and Spencer Churchill driving the band’s pacey groove on drums, the sound is showcased excellently by frontman Lewis’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”.
With the release of their debut EP Ashes in 2017, Beneath The Embers have their sights set firmly on cementing a fan base throughout 2018. “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 four friends having fun writing original music that we really believe in” states Luke. “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”.
“Ashes is classic metal at its finest, with big infectious riffs and screamed vocals in amongst engaging melodic hooks aplenty” – Rob Ilaz, GigRadar