ABOUT, MUSIC & MEDIA
British, hard-hitting funk-infused Metal hailing from South East UK - Est. 2016
Death Metal / Hardcore / Groove
2016 - Present
British, hard-hitting funk-infused Metal hailing from London - Est. 2016
With little more than 2 years’ worth of action as a band, No Worth Of Man are no strangers to the live music scene… with over 200 shows under their belt as their
former hard-rock-quintet setup, a change in musical direction and the hunger to succeed is what brought on the creation of No Worth Of Man.
Founding members, Alex Punchard (guitar/bass/synth) Pete Gale (Lead vocal) and Gareth Lucas (drums and percussion) who first worked together in Hard rock quintet, Distance to Fault (Casket Records) Re-Formed in May 2016 after a 5-year break from
Music, and as the newly formed No Worth Of Man, their mission is to create a hard hitting, funk infused, aggressive stance on modern metal.
Working with such producers as Dave Chang (Earthtone 9, Stamping Ground, Orange
Goblin) and Fredrick Nordstrum (Soilwork, BMTH, Dream Evil) has allowed this trio to develop their writing ability to a level that clearly shows in their recently self-released EP Initium Novum.
Becoming a 3 piece was a difficult decision to make for this Hampshire based band, due to the complexity’s involved with writing metal, but it was a challenge that they
relished. Born from necessity due to uncommitted members, No Worth of Man now utilise modern technology to its full potential, which means they are constantly
pushing the boundaries of what is possible in an exciting and rewarding way.
In recent months, No Worth of Man have been playing live shows nationwide, with the most recent supporting King 810 at The Wedgewood Rooms. They have also supported Karma to Burn as part of their European tour. Their gig portfolio is going from strength to strength and a UK tour is being planned for 2019.
No Worth of Mans new EP, The Middle Farm Experiment is now available on worldwide digital download. Recorded with Chris Edkins at the critically acclaimed, Middle Farm Studios, which has seen the likes of Toska and Periphery pass through their doors.
Stay tuned for news coming your way!
No Worth Of Man are an odd choice of an opener, being a Deathcore band. A bass-less trio with a tight drummer and a guitarist playing a “Destroy/Erase/Improve” era Meshuggah sound, they’re actually very good, but they were on the wrong bill. Also their names a bit too long, Short and punchy folks!
Think I’ve just about recovered from Monday night...
Opening the show was No Worth Of Man with a set that was no messing around straight to the point metal in your face.
Main support can from Puppy who really impressed me, a different direction musically to the other two but really held their own.
Their harmonies are fantastic, really looking forward to their album next year.
KING 810 in one word was intense, with David Gunn leading from the front it’s no surprise.
They smashed through their set in brutal fashion, it was all over too soon they played around about an hour I’m sure everyone in the room was wanting more!
It was a different experience to any metal band I’ve seen live before, would 100% do it again.
After a 5 year hiatus from music, Farnborough trio comprising Vocalist Pete Gale, Guitarist Alex Punchard and Drummer Gareth Lucas returned to the scene with a singular mission. To create funk infused heavy hitting modern Metal. Recorded at the iconic Middle Farm Studios in Devon with engineer Chris Edkins, the bands newly released second EP “The Middle Farm Experiment” is a trio of of tracks to follow up their 5 track 2017 debut release “Initium Novum”.
Starting with “I Defy” No Worth Of Man deliver the kind of menacing atmospheric introduction that bands with 10 times the budget struggle to get right. The riffage and drum work appears with rapid fire urgency and technical proficiency. The tight and organic nature of the music is obvious from the very start and that’s because aside from the vocal isolation booth, the band recorded as a group as live. What that does it capture the energy of their live set and bring it to the studio – again something that other bands struggle with. “Alarmus” has more of a groove feel while delivering both melodically and with a pace and energy that No Worth Of Man bring to all their material. Pete Gale’s guttural delivery sounds like he has been gargling gravel and it the heavier counter balance to some of the more thrash oriented riffage. “Those of Our Kind” continues the consistent high quality of the trio of tracks as Gale delivers a blood curdlingly brutal vocal display around his lyrical prowess. There are a couple of moments where he pushes his voice to its limits but manages to pull it back, the strain only adding to the chill of the tracks darkness. The Trashier overtones give the likes of early Lamb of God a run for their money and the synth passage closing just makes you want to push play on the 9 minute affair again. The quality of the recording, mixing and mastering is about as close to perfect as it gets, giving every element of the bands sound space to breathe in its own right. The drums are crisp and clean while the guitar tone itself is ideally suited to sit in th mix behind the vocals. [8/10]
“The Middle Farm Experiment” by No Worth Of Man is out now and available via iTunes.
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