One of the most energised and exciting new bands to emerge from the British metal scene in years: Graphic Nature bring the fire to Ramsgate on September 17th!
Raw, heavy, aggressive – everything you could possibly want. Save the date and prepare for an explosive show…
“Graphic Nature aren’t delicately balancing nu-metal and deathcore, instead, they are colliding them together at a terminal velocity, producing a contorted, screaming byproduct” – Distorted Sound
Coming into existence after singer Harvey Freeman joined guitarists Pete Woolven, Matas Michailovskis, bassist Charlie Smith and drummer Jack Bowdery in their previous band Cove, the quintet realised while listening to early 2000s nu-metal on the way home from shows that their ambitions were more in tune with Slipknot, Korn and Deftones than the metalcore they’d been playing. Taking their name from a track on Deftones’ Koi No Yokan album, in 2019 Graphic Nature announced themselves with the single Grit, and immediately began carving a name for themselves as a ferocious new force in British metal.
With their new EP New Skin, their first for new label Rude Records, they’re doubling down. Mixing moments of snarling nu-metal aggro and the scalding fury of Slipknot’s debut album with instrumental passages that at times recall the genius of Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Harvey says “this is where we’ve nailed the Graphic Nature sound”. Beefier in some places, angrier in others, and more sophisticated at times if you look closer, the result is an EP of songs that carry the spirit of nu-metal, sharpened and bulked-up for present day, which lands with the confidence of a metal fist.
Musically, Graphic Nature are an explosion of kinetic heaviness that’s so often missing from heavy music, done with imagination and creativity to give them a personality. And underneath, their soul is one many will be able to relate to. As the band continue to rise – having already shared the stage with the likes of Employed To Serve and Palm Reader – there’s even more confidence now in who they are and what they’re doing. Things are only going to get bigger.
“Flavours of Nu-Metalcore blended with Metallic Hardcore that is reminiscent of Errorzone by Vein and works by Blood Youth or Orthodox” – Metal Noise
“Vicious, low-tuned, unrelenting music that has the potential to set all your nerve endings on fire” – Punktastic
“For a band in their infancy, they have an incredibly polished sound and fearless stage presence befitting a band that’s been around three times as long” – Distorted Sound