My HeadBangers welcome from Southampton, England the Metalcore band:
“Death” (Ever Colder)
Released March 24, 2022
My HeadBangers I came across this band while doing the Hump Day blog and decided it had to be a blog of it’s own. They have great energy and I love the growl vocals that Daniel has, it’s always a great find when I run across a vocalists that can give me the vocals I love so much. Let’s look at some bio on this band.
The band was formed in 2006 in Hampshire, England, with their initial line-up consisting of rhythm guitarist and singer Jason Cameron, drummer Adam Jackson, lead vocalist Daniel Winter-Bates, bassist Davyd Winter-Bates (his brother) and lead guitarist Mehdi Vismara. The band – despite reading in press that “metalcore” had become a dirty word of such – was adamant to prove that metalcore was still relevant. Davyd Winter-Bates has said comment on their interest to the style by saying “since day one we have been really proud and vocal about calling ourselves metalcore”. In 2007, they self-released their debut EP The Sleep of the Innocents. Their debut album Portraits was released through Basick Records in Britain in October 2009. Two music videos were shot to support the release of the album but only one, “You & I”, was broadcast on music channels. The music video for “You & I” was recorded at Southampton Solent University and featured Bury Tomorrow performing to 200 fans, the video was shot over the course of two days, with the second day focusing on the band performing. “You & I” was broadcast on MTV2 in the United States, Scuzz in the United Kingdom and on Much Music in Canada. Portraits was then released through Artery Recordings in March 2010 in Japan and the United States. Bury Tomorrow toured continuously over the course of 2010, touring across the United States, Europe and Japan. In their tours in 2010, the band supported Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Sleeping with Sirens, and Pierce the Veil.
In 2011, the band felt a large amount of pressure from their American record label, Artery Recordings. Initially trying to convince the band to move and base themselves in the United States, Bury Tomorrow’s band members felt the label was trying to manipulate them and change them into something they were not by suggesting they should incorporate more electronic elements into their style. While they rejected moving as they had little experience in the country; communication broke down between them and Artery Recordings and through a series of emails the band lost their North American and Japanese record label as well as their American agency. The only person that remained in their team was their British agent, and she was quoted as saying: “Nobody wants to touch you. No bands even want to take us on tour.” The band was so low on money that they could not even afford to go to the studio to record the album they had written in 2011. Their agent managed to get them performances at Slam Dunk Festival and Ghostfest in Leeds. At this point Bury Tomorrow’s members had such a lack of confidence in the band’s future that they believed these would be their final shows.
Their performances at these festivals were met with a positive response from fans, which restored a lot of their lost confidence. At Ghostfest, Bury Tomorrow met their future band manager who suggested that they shelf the album they had been writing. Instead, they wrote and recorded “Lionheart”, the first single for what would later become their second album, released on 8 September 2011 and accompanied by a music video released on 13 September. Bury Tomorrow supported British metalcore band While She Sleeps in October, with a follow up UK headline tour in December. On 6 December, two days before the band started the headline tour, a video was released for their single “Royal Blood”, directed by Thomas Welsh. “Royal Blood” was later broadcast on Radio 1 on Christmas Eve during its daytime programme.
Bury Tomorrow spent the first few months of 2012 recording their second album, with only a few tour dates in the first half of 2012 to support the album’s release. Starting on 18 March by headlining Southampton’s Takedown Festival, they went on to support Of Mice & Men and appear at Hit The Deck Festival in April before appearing at Greenfield Festival on 17 June and at Ghostfest in Leeds on 30 June. In April 2012, Bury Tomorrow announced that they had signed to Nuclear Blast and confirmed the album art, track listing and release date of their second album, The Union of Crowns. The band said that signing to the new record label allowed them to record it the way they wanted to, which they would not be able to do with their old label, Artery Recordings. The album was recorded in Ridgeway Sound Studio in Wantage and was released on 13 July in Europe, 16 July in the United Kingdom and 17 July in the United States.
I’m jumping ahead to 2017 to the present. These guys have a lot of history, and space wise I want to cover what I feel is of the most interest to my HeadBangers.
On 27 October 2017, the band left Nuclear Blast and confirmed their signing with Sony Music and Music For Nations. During the months of October and November, the band headlined their “Stage Invasion” tour with metalcore band Loathe as their support act.
On 13 April 2018, the band released the lead single and title track “Black Flame” along with an accompanying music video. That same day, the band revealed the tracklist, album’s official artwork and announced that their fifth studio album, the first distributed by the new labels, Black Flame is set for release on 13 July 2018. On 1 June, the band released the second single “Knife of Gold” and its corresponding music video. On 29 June, two weeks before the album release a music video for the song “The Age” and made it as the third and last single of the album.
On 14 June 2019, the band announced the deluxe edition of Black Flame which contains the bonus track “Glasswalk” and live versions of three songs from the original album while also released the bonus track “Glasswalk” as a new single of the album.
In an Instagram Q&A with their fans, guitarist/vocalist Jason Cameron confirmed that a new album will be released in 2020. On 29 November 2019, the band released the lead single of their upcoming album titled “The Grey (VIXI)” and its corresponding music video. On 10 January 2020, the band released the second single and title track “Cannibal” along with an accompanying music video. That same day, the band revealed the tracklist, album’s official artwork and announced that their new upcoming sixth studio album Cannibal is set for release on 3 April 2020.
On 13 February, the band released the third single of the album titled “Choke”. On 20 March, presumably due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the band announced that they delayed the release of the album to 3 July in a bid to help them properly promote it. On 2 April, the band released the fourth single “Better Below” along with an accompanying music video.
On 26 June, a week before the album release, the band released their fifth single “Gods & Machines”. On 13 July 2021, the band announced that founding rhythm guitarist and clean vocalist Jason Cameron departed from the band on good terms. Following the departure of Cameron, Bury Tomorrow performed at Slam Dunk Festival 2021 with two new members. The new members are Ed Hartwell (rhythm guitar) and Tom Prendergast (clean vocals and keyboards). On 24 March 2022, the band released a brand new single “Death (Ever Colder)” along with a music video.
Let’s meet the band:
Daniel Winter-Bates – Growl vocals (2006-present)
Davyd Winter-Bates – Bass (2006-present)
Adam Jackson – Drums, percussion (2006-present)
Kristan Dawson – Lead guitar, backing vocals (2013-present)
Ed Hartwell – Rhythm guitar (2021-present)
Tom Prendergast – Keyboards, clean vocals (2021-present)
Well my HeadBangers what do you think? I love them!!!! The one thing about doing this blog over the the last 4 years is I still find the most amazing bands, the most amazing people. There are still more bands out there for me to find, and I’m always looking, that’s what I do. Music keeps me alive and this time right now we all need it more than ever. Hang in there, we will make it, you have my word.
Join me next week my HeadBangers for another band and another song. In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..