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Biografia : Biomechanical

Biomechanical began producing a traditional metallic sound, laden with unadulterated thrash and modern metal in London in 2001. The founding members include vocalist John K, guitarists Chris Webb and Jamie Hunt, bassist Jon Collins and drummer Matt C, who grouped together to release their first demo “Distorted” in 2001. This demo was welcomed by encouraging acclaim, being labelled as a great starting point for a UK metal band.

With a confidence in their ability, Biomechanical powered forward with the release of the full length album “Eight Moons” in October 2003 on Revolver Records. This also received praise from the music press, with Metal Hammer describing it as amongst the most far reaching records of the year. Biomechanical quickly developed a reputation as an exciting new band within the UK music scene and were consequently handpicked to headline the second stage at the ‘Bloodstock' festival and in November 2003 the band embarked upon their first UK headlining tour.

Following the success of “Eight Moons”, Biomechanical decided to take their orchestral-infused thrash metal to Elitist/Earache Records, signing a four album deal in November 2004. This new partnership led to the release of “Empire of the Worlds”, produced by Nevermore and Machine Head producer Andy Sneap. The assault of this record catapulted Biomechanical into a frenzy, touring alongside bands such as Stampin' Ground and Shadows Fall in 2005 and recording a four-song session that would take them onto the airwaves of BBC radio.

But something brought this frenzy to an ugly end. Just as the band's third album, 'Cannibalised', was completed, the band splintered, with John K dismissing all members who had recorded the record and boldly setting out to form a new touring line to promote the record.

In just a short space of time, John K recruited a shredding new guitarist, Gus Drax, as well as and drummer Jonno Lodge. As word spread about the vacant positions of guitarist and bassist, Chris Van Hayden stepped in on guitar duties and ex-Dragonforce member Adrian Lambert on bass. Despite overcoming the split with the original members and looking to the future, the scars left from John K's previous band mates were still healing. ‘It hurt a lot. When you're with people for over six years, you get to know them. You become really close,' he told Metal Hammer in January 2008.

The new line-up began rehearsing in earnest and made their live debut in front of a select audience at the Earache Xmas Party in London, in December 2007. ‘Cannibalised' was duly released in February 2008, and met with a rapturous response from critics and fans alike, its heavily cinematic sound backed with strong orchestral undertones, even earning the record Album of the Month' in Metal Hammer Greece. Helped in no small measure by Judas Priest producer Chris Tsangeridies, the album shocked listeners with a ultra heavy, schizophrenic sound, easily the heaviest record of the band's career.

Biomechanical have lined up several festival appearances for 2008, including the Caos Emergente Festival, Portugal, Metal Camp in Slovenia and Rockin' Field Festival in Italy.

Source : http://www.earache.com/