Anterior rehearse for the Metal Hammer Razor Tour, kicking off in Southamoton at The Joiners this Tuesday 15th February.
With their heads down and their minds fixed firmly on shredding their way throughout the UK, Anterior rehearse brand new material somewhere in a filthy back room in the dark depths of South Wales.
We caught up with Leon Kemp (guitar), James 'Frank' Britton (bass) and James 'Pearly' Cook (drums) during their rehearsals in preparation for the onslaught...
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HOW WELL PREPARED ARE YOU?
FRANK: "Very, we cannot wait for the Metal Hammer Razor Tour to kick off on Tuesday. We've been sweating it out in the rehearsal room making sure the new songs are sounding tight and heavy as fuck".
LEON: "We're well prepared and everyone's playing is shit hot at the moment. We've been putting together a set list over the last few days; a mixture of old and new stuff and it's sounding pretty killer, I can't wait to get out there and play!"
PEARLY: "Leading up to this tour, we've been in Grindstone studios working on the new album with Scott Atkins so the new material's sounding unbelievably brutal. And the tracks from "This Age of Silence" are sounding more punishing than ever."
HOW DO YOU THINK THE NEW MATERIAL WILL BE RECIEVED?
LEON: "Hopefully it will be received well, we've tried to stick to our guns and haven't changed the style drastically. There's still the solos and harmony guitar sections, the songs are just more mature and developed. I think our existing fans will be happy with the direction a more polished and organised Anterior and hopefully we'll attract some new listeners too."
PEARLY: "As our fans know, a lot of time has passed since the first record and the new material shows how the band has progressed and grown in that time. People have been screaming at us for new material and we hope they enjoy it as much as we do playing it!"
FRANK : "Anyone who's coming to see us on this tour is in for a serious aural treat!"
WILL 2011 BE ANTERIOR'S YEAR, AT LAST?
LEON: "We're all working really hard to make that happen, we've got the new album out this year and lot's of touring and festivals coming up, so you'll definitely be seeing a lot of Anterior this year"
PEARLY: "With a solid line-up, our debut music video for Dead Divine to be released this month and playing every tour and festival we can, we are going to be in everyone's face this year"
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THE FANS WHO ARE COMING TO SEE YOU PLAY THIS TOUR?
PEARLY: "We're opening this tour, so everyone get down there early for your first chance to hear tracks from our new album... and make you sure you say howdy to us and have a drink or five!"
LEON: "You will not to be disappointed. And bring some spare pants, you may actually shit yourself when you hear the new stuff."
FRANK: "Stay brutal boys and girls and hopefully we'll see you (and drink with you) very soon!"
So Anterior are definitely looking forwrad to assaulting the fresh ears of UK Metalheads with new material on the Metal Hammer Razor Tour. Best get your tickets now and make sure you don't miss out on what promises to be a flying start to a big Anterior year.
THE METAL HAMMER RAZOR TOUR DATES ARE;
February 15th – Southampton Joiners
February 16th – Bristol Thekla
February 17th – Cardiff Cwlb Ifor Bach
February 18th – Exeter Cavern Club
February 19th – Birmingham HMV Institute
February 21st – Manchester Academy 3
February 22nd – York The Duchess
February 23rd – Glasgow Cathouse
February 24th – Sheffield Corporation
February 25th – London Underworld