17 October 2013
Amulet: New British steel on Century Media - please welcome AMULET!
Heavy Metal was founded in England and still lives in England. London's AMULET quickly gained attention in the underground scene with their demo "Cut The Crap" in 2011. The tape sold out fast as did the 7" version which is starting to become a collector's item. After supporting bands like Pagan Altar, Manilla Road & The Sword and playing festivals like Bloodstock (UK), Hell's Pleasure (Germany) and Muskelrock (Sweden), Century Media Records became very much interested in AMULET. Now a worldwide deal has been signed to spread the gospel of Heavy Metal.
The band announces: "AMULET want to thank all those who have helped take the band to this point, especially the efforts put in from previous axe slingers and of course the mysterious Hangman. To our fans, thanks for storming the front rows and banging your heads. We are excited for the future, it's time to let Heavy Metal reign supreme!"
AMULET formed in 2010. The group is made up of friends who met at various shows over the years and realized they all wanted to make the same powerful and honest music. Guitarist 'Heathen Steven' and bassist 'Bill Dozer' founded the band and were soon joined by 'Dave Sherwood On Drums', vocalist 'Jamie Elton' and completed with the addition of lead guitarist 'Nippy Blackford'.
The 5 piece is inspired by the golden era of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock but with a focused and slightly doomy riff-heavy sound of their own. You can expect short songs with catchy vocals, heavy riffs, soaring leads and bone shaking bass, driven to the limit with pounding drums. A sound that fits somewhere after 'classic' Black Sabbath but before Metallica's scene defining debut.
Check out www.youtube.com/amuletmetal for their "Cut The Crap" session videos, an amazing acoustic performance at Bloodstock and more.
And expect AMULET's debut album to be released sometime in 2014.
09.11.2013 Heavy Sound Festival, Kouter, Belgium (w/ Grim Reaper, Alpha Tiger, etc.)