Posts Tagged ‘Shrapnel’

Shrapnel – Interview with Chris Martin

March 20th, 2014

shrap logo (585x189)Interview with guitarist Chris Martin

By Peter Atkinson

All photos from https://www.facebook.com/ShrapnelOfficial

If you haven’t heard much about English thrashers Shrapnel – not to be confused with the dozen or so former or active metal/hard rock bands around the world who also bear that name – fear not. Because chances are you soon will – like, for instance, here! After forming on 2009, the Norwich-based quintet have flown somewhat under the radar, playing sporadic shows – though with such higher-profile bands as Sepultura, Death Angel, Chthonic, Turisas and Exodus – around England and self-releasing a pair of EPs.

With the second EP, 2010’s The Devastation To Come, however, the band hooked up with acclaimed producer Russ Russell and took a big step forward. On the strength of that, they signed on with Candlelight Records last year and recorded their proper debut full-length, The Virus Conspires, which was released in February.

Despite their obvious old-school thrash proclivities and youthful exuberance, Shrapnel boasts a mature, viciously infectious sound on the debut that is bolstered once again by Russell’s smart, brash production. The album has been earning raves since its release, and rightfully so, and bigger and better things could certainly be ahead for the band.

In an e-mail interview, guitarist Chris Martin offered the following about one of England’s most promising new metal bands.

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DEATH ANGEL @ The Underworld, Camden

July 30th, 2012

Death Angel

Ft. Cypher16 & Shrapnel

@ The Underworld, Camden

June 28th 2012

Review By Paul James

Photography by Ashlinn Nash



Having missed Death Angel on their last trip to these shores, I couldn’t wait to see them again (Last time was in the much smaller confines of Brighton’s own Engine Rooms) as well as hearing the upon announcement of this tour that the band would be playing the much lauded thrash classic that is their 1987 debut, “The Ultra-Violence” in its entirety to mark the 25th anniversary of its release.

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CHTHONIC & EVILE, Shrapnel @ Underworld, London

April 20th, 2011

CHTHONIC & EVILE, Shrapnel @ Underworld, London

Friday 18th March 2011

Review: Jo Blackened

On arrival to the Underworld it wasn’t surprising seeing the queue going down the street & right around the corner of the venue. There was a great energy outside tonight and after a slight delay with opening time, you could feel everyone’s anticipation in getting in and hitting the bar!

I wasn’t sure how tonight was going to go, seeing two thrash metal bands supporting a symphonic black metal band, but I am pleased to say it worked for tonight’s gig. 

 

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