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Scurge+Soundshok+Lifeblind@The Viewfield Hotel,Arbroath/24 March

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Formed in 1999 as a backlash to the industrial wastelands of their hometown of Kettering , Northants. in the midlands of the UK.

Originally a 4 piece, they amazed local audiences with their unique brand of groove-laden alcohol-fuelled rock 'n' roll, inciting comparisons to many hardcore and sludge bands of the time, they went on to tour extensively with the likes of Raging Speedhorn and Defenestration, which led to further national tours with bands such as Napalm Death, Kittie, Stamping Ground, Underule, Freebase, Dukes of Nothing, The Wildhearts, Viking Skull etc.

By this time they were being recognised by the national press and had secured reviews in major publications such as Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Metal Hammer.

At the end of 2001 they recorded the now infamous 'Devil in Miss Jones' for the Kerrang covermount cd, 'Incoming Sounds of 2002' and were also featured on a Rock Sound cover cd with a rendition of 'Glasseye'.

2002 also saw them recording for their first release, a split ep with Defenestration featuring two tracks from each band, called 'Year of the Slug'. This was produced by Simon Efemy (Napalm Death, Pantera, ) and Russ Russell (The Junket) and released on Snapper Records to rave reviews .

Touring followed by a spell holed up in the studio writing and recording was interrupted when , in 2003, they recruited a new member, Jez (ex-Charger) on second guitar. This gave the band a new depth and live presence, and they set to work writing new material. They recorded a mini album of 8 tracks, (of which the masters were later lost!) before signing a deal with a new independent label, 'Jaunty Records'. They went on to record their latest release, 'Cat with the 45 Calibre Claw' at Framework Studios in Birmingham, produced by Bag (Napalm Death, Cathedral, Charger).

Recent developments last year include touring, with dates throughout the Uk, Malta and Ireland, and airplay on Radio 1 Rock Show. Also, toward the end of 2004, Jez left the band to be replaced by Dave's brother Jay Thompson (ex-Defenestration) who currently also plays guitar for Raging Speedhorn.

Scurge are currently putting the finishing touches to a new mini album, due for release later this year, and are preparing to tour the new songs.

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Formed on December 2001 in Arbroath, Since then 4 piece thrash/hardcore band Soundshok have played well over 70 gigs playing all over scotland venturing even as far as england and europe. Influenced by the likes of Sepultura, Hatebreed, Slayer, Decapitated, Throwdown and Lamb Of God The band have recorded 3 demo eps including a live album and have built up quite an impressive fanbase due to the intensity of live performances, finally finding there sound and true abilties the band are currently putting the finishing touches to their new ep "Devoured" their 1st release of 2006 which we regard our heaviest most brutal work to date. Watch this space!!!


Formed in 2001 and drawing influence from bands that they had listened to growing up, LifeBlind quickly found a sound that they were comfortable with. Mixing soaring melodies with vocal aggression and adding their own ingredients, LifeBlind took to the stage like a band that has been touring for a decade.

The band’s live shows are filled with so much passion in their performance, that you can’t help but feel involved. With an incredibly intense stage presence that reflects their music, they are definitely a must see live band. Support slots for Static-X, Hondo Maclean, Silverstein and the honour of playing on the Eastpak Vans Tour allowed LifeBlind to expose their music to a wider audience.

“Passionate and uncompromisingly brutal” David Cook, Black Velvet Magazine..

LifeBlind’s mission is to stay true to themselves and inject the creativity that is within each of the members into the songs, creating the immensely powerful sound that they possess. LifeBlind look towards the future and trying to increase their fan base in every town they play with their contagious music.







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