Armed For Apocalypse performed “Better Worlds” live for EMG tv on Wednesday. Move down this post to watch the footage.
You’ve probably never heard of them. I certainly hadn’t. So this is what you need to know:
Armed for Apocalypse came from nowhere and nothing. The sludgy four-piece from the small Northern California college town of Chico have worked relentlessly to leave their imprint on Metal. Through tours across Europe, around the States and up and down the West Coast, they’ve continued to spread their name in the best way possible: word of mouth. They don’t play dress-up and they don’t turn down. They just play crushing songs that go from slow to slower, from muck to mire, from mosh to circle-pit. And sometimes they’ll make a left turn and end up at epic.
Simply put, it’s rock ‘n’ roll music tuned way down and pissed way off.
The upcoming full-length, “The Road Will End,” due out through Candlelight Records in Europe on the 22nd July, promises to be a complex study in heaviness.
One-finger chords and single-string riffs, complicated by sophisticated voicings and even an occasional solo. No triggers, no wanky “shredding,” no posturing, no cowardice, no frills. If you’re into Crowbar, Iron Monkey and Prong, these boys should be right up your alley.
Now here’s that video I promised you:
- ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE Release ‘The Starting Line Is A Trip Wire’ Lyric Video (bravewords.com)
- ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE To Embark On West Coast US Tour (bravewords.com)
- Candlelight Records Set For Candlefest 2013 (thequietus.com)