Oceans Ate Alaska
Stemming from Birmingham, UK, Oceans Ate Alaska is made up of James Harrison (Vocals), James Kennedy (Guitar), Adam Zytkiewicz (Guitar), Mike Stanton (Bass), and Chris Turner (Drums). The band offers a progressive strain of experimental modern metalcore that has gotten them noticed as one of metal's most exciting and fresh young names. With music as unpredictable as it is expressive, the band found inspiration for their name from the world's largest recorded mega-tsunami - measuring at 1,700 feet high - that demolished Alaska's coastline in 1958. The band was attracted to the natural disaster's national headline that read "Oceans Ate Alaska" where they decided to carry the name on a path to make their own history. By pushing sonic boundaries, Oceans Ate Alaska aim to take listeners on an emotional journey through unpredictable arrangements (both heavy and melodic), ruthless riffs, and unforgiving guttural vocals; setting an atmospheric landscape that showcases the band's technical skill.
Invent, Animate is a collection of 5 young musicians coming from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds. Invent, Animate's all-embracing tastes mesh together to create a new wave of sound that will appeal to more than just the audience in their criteria. With a combination of all 5 minds, they create a crushing, but not overbearing sound with intricate patterns, and angelic melodies, that will not be overlooked. The particular blend of the styles create such a sound to find a equal balance between dissary and harmony. With the vocal stylings that bring pure emotion, or the unforgettable guitar hooks, this band will leave you wanting more.
Searching for the right place in the industry to call "home", Invent, Animate quickly released their unforgettable debut EP entitles "Waves". Without wasting time, Invent, Animate got to work on new music for their fans, which is to be released this fall. With their whole careers starting to unfold, and the world at their feet, Invent, Animate is not a band you want to overlook.
Vocals – Rory Rodriguez
Drums – Mike Karle
Guitar – Alex Polk
Guitar – Gino Sgambelluri
Steve Miller a Chillout producer and re-mixer who has worked with established vocalists such as Danni Minogue and Cathy Battistessa as well as Chillout DJ's Chris Coco and Pete Gooding. He is also part of Lux a collaboration with James Bright and The Normalities with Chris Coco that takes a more dub chill orientated approach. His work has featured on various labels and compilations including the prestigious Cafe Del Mar.