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The next single from Empire State Bastard’s debut album Rivers Of Heresy is here – listen to Stutter now.
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You might know them as the frontman and live guitarist for Biffy Clyro, but together, the duo of Simon Neil and Mike Vennart make a much heavier, angrier beast known only as Empire State Bastard. Upon the announcement of their debut LP, we meet the metal-loving pair to find out why this is more than just a side-project…
Watch the Biffy Clyro / Slayer / Oceansize supergroup tear it up at their UK shows last last month...
Biffy Clyro side-project Empire State Bastard made their debut in the capital last night, and they were joined onstage by legendary drummer Dave Lombardo and Bitch Falcon bassist Naomi Macleod…
Listen to Harvest, the incredible first single from Simon Neil and Mike Vennart’s Empire State Bastard project (featuring Dave Lombardo on drums!).
Simon Neil and Mike Vennart’s new band Empire State Bastard will be playing their first-ever shows this month – and they’ll be joined by Dave Lombardo on drums, and Naomi Macleod on bass.
The first teaser of new music from Simon Neil and Mike Vennart’s Empire State Bastard is here… and it’s heavy, obvs.
Alter Bridge, Halestorm, Neck Deep, Bob Vylan, Hot Milk, Palaye Royale, Jinjer and more join this year’s Download Festival.
2000trees have added so, soooo many more bands to their 2023 line-up – from Skindred and Deaf Havana to Kid Kapichi and Mimi Barks.