new music: Zoax

Today, I’m going to be bringing you some new music from the guys in Zoax. This five piece currently based in London are by far one of the most exciting alternative metal bands I have seen live in a long time and for that reason I thought it was only right and fair that I share these guys with you.

The above track is a previous single entitled ‘Bitter Angry Fake’ and it is an in your face track from the off. Full of screaming lyrics mixed with harmonious vocal moments, all backed up by chugging yet melodic guitar lines, pounding drums, crashing cymbals and huge bass lines. It really is a great example of how good UK alt-metal can be today after a few years of stagnation in the scene from many bands. These guys shake up the whole genre with this great track and it makes you excited to hear more from this lot.

I first heard of the guys when I went to Y Not festival in the summer and intrigued by the name, me and my boyfriend decided to go and check them out and I’m so glad we did. It may have been mid-afternoon when these guys played but they sure shook the cobwebs of anyone in that crowd. Their energetic performance along with their huge chucking riffs and screaming vocals made for one hell of a set. Their insistence on crowd participation led to their lead singer spending the majority of the set in the crowd up in people’s faces making them dance, mosh and sing along. So loud and good were they that they attracted a huge crowd of onlookers crowded around the outside of the tent trying to see what was taking place inside.

It was after that set, one that truly impressed me, that I decided to check out the guys out when I got home and now here we are with me writing a post about them. The band themselves have been together since 2013 and have spent that time working hard, becoming regulars on the touring circuit in the UK and releasing a debut EP back in February 2014. That EP was met with plenty of good words from critics all around with Kerrang calling it; “a supremely confident introduction” while Rocksound had this to say about the EP; “An Exhilarating thrill ride of power, emotion, subtlety and outright heaviness”

Drawing from plenty of live experience, such as appearing on the 2nd stage at Download and touring with the likes of Cancer Bats and Feed The Rhino, the band released their follow up EP this February entitled ‘Is Everybody Listening?’. Again that EP was met with huge critical acclaim and has seen the band grow their fanbase further.

After a summer of festival slots, the quintet should surely deserve a rest this Autumn and Winter but somehow I feel that will be not be the case from this hardworking bunch.

To find out more about Zoax visit their wesbite, their Facebook page, their Bandcamp page or you can follow them on Twitter – @zoaxofficial

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