Metalbox Recordings artists SOLDIERFIELD formed in late 2011 with the aim of putting a bomb under the contemporary metal scene. Drawing on influences from across the rock and metal spectrum, Soldierfield released an early demo track at the turn of 2012 with producer Steve Wray (BLAZE, Rise To Addiction) at The Cell in Bradford during May/June 2012. Based on that one track, industry insiders were already whispering about Soldierfield as being ‘one to watch’.
Their debut EP ‘Bury The Ones We Love’ features 5 tracks showcasing the band’s blueprint of melody, harmony and hooks over an apocalyptic soundtrack of energy-fuelled guitars and warzone drums. ‘Bury The Ones We Love’ was released on 29 October 2012 on Metalbox Recordings. Soldierfield also released their debut video ‘Leave You In Dirt’ (accessible via the band website).
Soldierfield consists of musicians with an impressive catalogue of past and present bands including Rise To Addiction, BLAZE, Paradise Lost, Robin Gibb, Order of Voices, Kill II This, among others.
Led from the front by a highly charged vocal performance from Leigh Oates, armed to the teeth with riff upon riff from Andy Trott and Steve Wray, and featuring Jeff Singer on drums and Wayne Banks on bass, Soldierfield are now stronger than ever. Appearances at SOS Festival and support slots with Black Light Burns and Sinnergod have thrust the band into the spotlight once again with their ferocious live performances.
The band have now begun pre-production for their new album, which is scheduled for release in early 2014.
Commented Leigh: “We’re really happy with how things are going, the songs are shaping up great and we’re really building on the blueprint we laid out with the EP but taking the song writing further. Look out for the crushing riffs and massive hooks like before and the odd new element! It’s great to be working on the production side and we can’t wait for you all to hear it!”
25 October – Hark To Towler, Tottington (plus Sinnergod and Asylum City Zoo)
1 November – The Tudor, Wigan (supporting Sinnergod)
23 November – Snooty Fox, Wakefield (plus Sinnergod and Asylum City Zoo)
Debut EP ‘Bury The Ones We Love’ (October 2012)
“Something that makes ‘Bury The Ones We Love’ an impressive and exciting debut is that it bristles with an urgency and energy most bands fail to muster in an entire career”
“Leigh’s voice is quite exceptional – melodic, powerful and passionate – and is the perfect accompaniment to the huge, driving riffs that are at the heart of the Soldierfield sound”.
Keep an eye on the website for forthcoming news and sneak previews along the way.