This week’s AMPED Artist of the Week is a, Subversion. The official music video to ‘Born Of The Sun,’ from the band’s brand new album, ‘Animi’ can be heard below.
Subversion has made some serious headway since forming in 2008, having played internationally with several renowned metal acts, including: Tesseract, Mnemic, Monuments, Xerath, Hacktivist and Chimp Spanner and performed at the UK Tech Metal Festival and Euroblast Festival. The band’s first album, ‘Lest We Forget’ was released to rave reviews from some of the world’s leading metal publications, including Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Terrorizer and Rock Sound Magazine, while their new album, ‘Animi’ is slated to propel the band even further.
‘Animi’ was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Subversion guitarist/vocalist, Kai Giritli and is described by the band as being their most exemplarily work to date: “[‘Animi’ is] bigger, heavier and sprinkled with a mental amount of epic. We have retained what people loved about the first album and built upon that early foundation in a way that we hope will make you stand back and realize that we are back.”
Stay tuned for more information on Subversion and ‘Animi’ throughout the week.
‘Animi’ can be purchased now via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/animi/id940086556
Official Subversion Bio:
Originating from the mind of Kai Giritli (guitars, clean vocals) in 2008, Subversion is a 5 piece melodic tech metal band from Kent in the UK.Utilising hard hitting frontmanship from Jay Shields, Kai’s soaring hook filled clean vocals, guitar riffs that sway from heavy groove to epic melody, and the laser tight percussion of Ben Atkinson; Subversion like to dabble in the arts of odd time signatures spliced with huge thought inducing soundscapes.Their first full length album release “Lest We Forget” (2010) was critically acclaimed by Metal Hammer, Kerrang, Terrorizer and Rock Sound Magazine.Singles such as “Treason”, “Butchered”, & “What We Are Entitled” received airtime on XFM, Total Rock and Radio 1 as well as various international stations across the world securing Subversion a slot on 2011’s Euroblast Festival in Germany.Having played internationally with the likes of Tesseract, Mnemic, Monuments, Xerath, Hacktivist and Chimp Spanner been a part of UK Tech Metal Festival & Euroblast Festival; Subversion have proven they are dedicated to their art and ready to take on the world. This is not the Subversion of yesteryear.
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