Kent melodic hardcore crew RAISED BY RAPTORS have arrived. Possessing explosive breakdowns and groove-laden riffs, fused with crushingly infectious vocals, the metal crew are set to break out this year, kickstarting proceedings with their new video single, Release, on Friday 16th June.
Formed in 2015 and already picking up favourable comparisons to While She Sleeps, Architects, Hundredth, and Pantera, the southern metalcorers consist of vocalist Joe Perry, Craig Hills and Alex Barnett handling the guitars, Sam Smith-Davies on bass, and Ben Wells hammering on the drums. To date, Raised By Raptors have toured throughout the country, sharing stages with everyone from Counterparts, Capsize, Senses Fail, The Contortionist and Trash Boat, to Continents.
Besides playing as many live performances as possible, the Tunbridge Wells outfit also released their well-received debut EP, Surfacing, last Autumn. The riff tyrants now up their game with the launch of their new video single, Release. The single is packed with brazen chucky riffs and impressive dynamics, and is destined to lay the foundations for a very successful 2017. Expect big things soon, as the Kent crew also plan to set up a tour for later this year.