Betraeus are a four piece progressive death metal band from Manchester, UK. Forming in 2009, the band have a distinctive sound which treads a fine line between Atmospheric, Progressive & Death Metal genres.
In just two years they have gone from a local phenomena to one of the UK’s most exciting underground bands.
In 2010 Betraeus successfully made their way to play the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air with the likes Opeth, Children Of Bodom, Devin Townsend and more. In addition to playing the New Blood stage they also played an acoustic set on the Jagermeister stage. Following this was a mind blowing performance at The Pepsi Max stage at Download Festival 2011.
The opening track, Towards The Sun, sets the scene for what is one of the most innovative and exciting debut eps of the year, successfully mixing gothic edged Opeth style harmonies with metalcore style vocals which manage to hit notes that only small children and animals can hear.
Frustrate Recluse follows suit, before Blossom into The Void takes a more melodic approach and really demonstrates the bands versatility, playing an essentially purely acoustic track.
Obsolete and Locust are live recordings from the storming Bloodstock set that the band played in 2010, and are a must have for fans of the band who were at the event.
Ending the e.p we have an edited version of the title track.
Highlight of the e.p: Towards The Sun;
1. Towards The Sun;
2. Frustrate Recluse;
3. Blossom Into The Void;
4. Obsolete(Live at B.O.A 2010);
5. Locust (Live at B.O.A 2010);
6. Towards The Sun (Edit);
Christian Sykes – Vocals, Guitars
Eddie Johnson – Guitars
Benjamin Edwards – Bass
Paddy Monaghan – Drums