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Preview: Wormrot, The Afternoon Gentlemen, The Atrocity Exhibit and Dysteria @ The Underworld, London (UK) – 23rd February 2017

"Wormrot are one of the most important bands of the decade, the Singaporean grind maniacs have been long overdue with a return to the UK after a four year hiatus."

Wormrot‘s first London show in five years is one not to be missed, not just because one of the best grind bands in the world are playing, but because the supports are ace.

Nightshift Promotions know how to pick good supports, ones that are different to the headline act but cut from the same cloth. Local openers Dysteria fit that bill perfectly. A blistering hardcore punk force who leave stages in their wake (as shown by their destructive set at Colchester’s Waiting Room in July). The band are on the road again promoting their new album Plague Bearers; described as a “an exploration of the colonial violence foundational to North America that remains endemic in Canadian society today.” Exhibit political messages and violence from Dysteria, a band to get down early for.

The Atrocity Exhibit are one of the funnest bands I’ve ever seen live. Their set at Shallow Leisure Fest in 2015 was a masterclass in grindcore riffs, carnage and pure mosh factor. The band have racked up some impressive support slots in their time, supporting Magrudergrind, Orange Goblin, Pig Destroyer, Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror, Brutal Truth and Napalm Death as well as playing festivals such as Chimpy Fest and Damnation Festival. If you have grind on your mind, Atrocity Exhibit are a band to catch.

The Afternoon Gentlemen are one of the best grind acts from the UK since Napalm Death. A monumentally enjoyable band in the live arena, a band who do not take themselves too seriously with their boozed up grind anthems. Having picked up support slots with the likes of Weekend Nachos and Infest, The Afternoon Gentlemen are a ridiculously enjoyable band who always deliver.

Wormrot are one of the most important bands of the decade, the Singaporean grind maniacs have been long overdue with a return to the UK after a four year hiatus. With their excellent Voices album in tow, one of the best albums of 2016, you can expect the fans to go absolute some truly special grind. With Arif’s screams, Raysid’s ferocious guitar and new drummer/monster Vijesh on the drums, this line up is Wormrot’s strongest incarnation yet. Whether there song is 5 second or a few minutes, it will be jaw dropping. Wormrot’s European tour is one of the most anticipated for the opening half of 2017 and the London date is a reason to leave work early or quit your job to attend.

Tickets can be purchased here, you can also read our recent chat with Wormrot guitarist Raysid here

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Jack
About Jack (819 Articles)
I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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