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/Gig /Gravesend /Seething Akira / Terra IV / + Support (TBC)
March 24 @ 19:00 - 23:00 GMT£12
For the first time ever Beastfest UK and The Rock Cooperative join forces to bring you something rather special – and heavy!
We are delighted to welcome Seething Akira and Terra IV to the legendary stage at Leo’s!
Seething Akira are a 6 piece Electronic Nu-core band, residing in the seafront city of Portsmouth, UK.
Delivering anger, despair, defiance & unapologetic heart-felt honesty.
Innovators and outstanding performers, Seething Akira is an award winning UK band known for infusing rock, electronic dance music and seamlessly encompassing drum & bass with shredding metal guitars and commanding vocals. Winning such competitions as Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses, Breakout Festival section by Sikth and Portsmouth Guide Awards best band 2018, Seething Akira are truly unique in a world of copy cat culture.
Together with the voices of Kit Conrad and Charlie Bowes, Seething Akira have been tearing venues apart with their incredible live performance since 2012.
With UK and EU tours accomplished, Seething Akira have put there stamp on staple EU festivals, such as Download, Victorious, Bloodstock, Camden Rocks, UK Techfest and Festival de Musique (Belgium) amongst many others. Later this year they grace the Ronnie James Dio main stage at Bloodstock! This is a band massively on the up. Their single ‘Gravity’ has already received over 200k streams on Spotify.
“They are a band that need to be seen to be believed, especially in the live environment, where they truly thrive, being in their element. It’s no surprise that they have already supported the likes of Skindred, Hacktivist and Don Broco.” – Dark Conspiracy
This really is a coup for Beastfest UK and The Rock Cooperative, and just wait until you see who is also joining us for this very special show!
As the world shut down in 2020, guitarist and producer Timfy James (ex-Hacktivist) began forming ideas for his next project. No stranger to heavy riffs, Timfy pulled in two gifted street rappers Adam ‘LNC’ Neal and Billy ‘A.I.’ Kelly to jam out “heavier music away from their normal style” and his vision for a band that linked together the explosive power of metal with the sharp street-level energy of rap was born.
The result was 2021’s Chaos Makes The Muse, their debut EP which oscillated with the frustration and rage of a time in which, with the world’s volume turned down, it felt much hope had gone.
“Terra came together at a time when we felt like the world as we knew it was falling apart around us yet the creativity within us to make music was burning away inside of us,” they say. “We want people to get lost in our sound and by the time the song finishes they realise everything is reality. Everything that sounds so fucked up and out there, is actually the reality we live in. We are the voices of the unheard.”
Quickly, the band’s name became touted as one to keep an eye on, and they followed it up with the enormous single Back To Life. With an uplifting vibe reminiscent of Deftones or Architects at their most melodic, the track’s edge of positivity was the perfect tonic to a world slowly opening up again, and life being allowed to continue.
“Creating and releasing Back To Life was such a meaningful moment in time for us,” they say. “It literally captured every emotion and feeling we had when we first started the band. The video shows us looking out on the world, talking to the world, and giving that bit of hope. The reaction to the release was amazing for us.”
Indeed, so taken were those who heard Back To Life that the band quickly made their live debut, with one of the first shows they ever did together being at England’s prestigious Bloodstock Open Air festival.
“It was insane!” they recall. “It was such a big stage and platform for us to showcase the music we had only just created. We were very fortunate that we sent Vicky [Hungerford, booker] from Bloodstock our music and she liked it that much that she put us on the Sophie Stage. What is even crazier for us is that this was our third-ever performance together!”
Now, Terra IV are preparing to explode. Having just finished their second EP Poison IV. They’ve already got big label interest, and having worked tirelessly on music over the past two years, they’re now sitting on “a volcano of disgusting tunes” for a debut album.
“We truly believe what we’re doing is completely unique,” they affirm, before adding that what they have for the future is both a promise and a threat. “The sounds and music we are creating will absolutely rip your speakers to pieces and snap your head from your shoulders.”
Original, deep, and genuinely exciting, Terra IV are about to become one of the most important new bands in Britain. Having come so far so quickly, they’re not about to start holding back now.
— Nick Ruskell Kerrang! Magazine
OPENING ACT (TBC)