Employed To Serve
19:30, Fri 18th May 2018
Coming to The Parish this May, one hell of an amazingly heavy line up.......
Employed To Serve
Employed To Serve are born out of a time where it felt like their generation had given up on their hopes and aspirations. The music is abrasive and unforgiving but the band have a continuing positive theme present in the lyrics throughout their releases, trying to better yourself instead of getting stuck in the groundhog day of a miserable, mundane existence. Employed To Serve is about striving to achieve with a belief that something good will come from our generation’s lifetime.
After the release of their debut record ‘Greyer Than You Remember’, Employed To Serve have made it their mission to decimate every venue in the UK and Europe that lay in their wake. Famed for their relentless live charge, they have made appearances at Damnation Festival, Incubate Festival as well as touring with the likes of Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Black Peaks alongside their own headline tours.
2017 marked the release of Employed To Serve’s sophomore album ’The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’. Recorded at The Ranch Production House with producer Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves, Funeral For A Friend), this record was written with the intent of creating a heavier and darker album by a band who has established their sound and with that confidence, have created their strongest release yet. The album ended up at the top of many 'Best Of 2017' inc the Kerrang album of the year.
Support comes from the hotly tipped......
"Living, breathing, snarling proof that UK metal has definitely not run out of ideas" - Metal Hammer
‘Ultra-gnarly, downbeat post-metal with endless twists and turns.’ – Metal Hammer
"When we tip the bands to be 'the next band'...Conjurer are the next band for me” - Stephen Hill, That's Not Metal
'...Conjurer are the aural equivalent of bringing a mortar to a knife fight and have the potential to be one of the UK’s most vital, uncompromising bands.’ - The Independent
‘The muscularity of sludge. The atmospheric portent of doom. The unconstrained expanse of post-metal.' - Kerrang!
'Like being bludgeoned and glassed at the same time as being kicked in the face.' - Maximum Volume
'...a gargantuan wall of savage, stunning noise.' - No Clean Singing
Opening the evening.....