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Glaswegian metal band Bearers have just dropped their powerful debut record ‘Inhumation’ that uses technicality and brutal melodies for a relentless forty minutes. This is modern metal at its finest, combining metalcore, groove metal and a splash of post-hardcore for .
We spoke with the band about their origins and what the future holds.
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LATEST MUSIC VIDEO:
SEPTEMBER 20 – GLASGOW, Ice Box (w/ Burdened)
OCTOBER 18 – MANCHESTER, Star And Garter (w/ Burdened)
OCTOBER 19 – SHEFFIELD, Record Junkee (w/ Burdened)
DECEMBER 7 – GLASGOW, Garage Attic (w/ Oh, Sleeper and Borders)
WHAT THE BAND SAY:
DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Bearers before?
Bearers: We’ve tried to write this album as a story about madness, anger, despair and the overall instability of life. Instrumentally we’ve produced something that matches this theme. Each song is a different chapter of the story, delivered using a heavy, passionate medium.
DP!: How did the band form?
Bearers: We have all played in other bands in the past, so we were all aware of each other within the scene. The band started off as Bearers of the Divide, started by guitarists Connor and Murray. Over time the band started to evolve, some line-up changes happened within the band and new members were needed. We reached out to people, held auditions and recruited our bassist – Pete, drummer – Craig and vocalist – Jase. We instantly clicked and the rest fell into place.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Bearers: We want to continue making music, of course, and continue to entertain people. We are writing new material at the moment for our future release, which we’re very excited about. We want to change it up, experiment, see what works and what doesn’t. Go against the grain and create something new. I think this way you continue to grow as a band and I think it keeps fans interested as well.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Bearers: There are so many great bands doing great things just now, as time goes on the bar gets higher and higher and I think it pushes people to write bigger and better songs. To name a couple within our own scene Godeater, From Sorrow to Serenity, Bleed From Within. I know some of these guys have been going for a bit now but the songs they are putting out are unreal, you can hear the progression of these bands and it’s great. Other bands we’ve been listening to are Wage War, Auras, Erra, Before I Turn – they all have something special.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Bearers: There are so many great bands out there it’s hard pinpointing them. We love bands that make a statement to the genre, bands who take risks to try and create something new. Bands such as Korn, Meshuggah, Periphery, Slipknot and many more. Not just within their music but their stage show, they have all made their mark on us and have been a huge inspiration.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Bearers: To be honest, us all coming together as a band and creating our album ‘Inhumation’. A lot of hard work, time and thought has gone into this and it’s taken each member a lot of time to get to this point, so it’s great seeing everything come together. We’re still a fairly new band but have already been so lucky to have played with some amazing bands such as Make Them Suffer and Lotus Eater. Long may it continue.
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