Northampton based foursome ‘Lay Siege’ come at you with full throttle vocals, gargantuan riffs and groaning basslines. Stocked with their blistering debut mini-album ‘Obolus’, the Midlanders are set to raid the whole of the UK with a fully national assault lined up for the remainder of 2012.

Friends Konrad Barrick (Vocals), Jamie Steadman (Guitar), Dave Bartlett (Bass), and Lewis Niven (Drums) officially formed ‘Lay Siege’ at the foot of 2010 with the intent desire to play heavy, yet innovative and captivating music; the inventive four-piece have certainly done just that. After proving themselves to be a formidable force in the Midlands underground scene for the past few years, the band are now primed to rise through the ranks this year in their tour throughout the UK and Europe. Already having shows under their belts with Devil Sold His Soul, Feed the Rhino, ACODA, Heart of a Coward, Carcer City, and While She Sleeps, and with critical acclaim and support already in place from everywhere from BBC Radio and Kerrang! Radio play to national press attention from PowerPlay Magazine, everything is prepped for band’s anticipated ascent.

Displaying a sound that has already been described in quarters as “deliciously sludgy” and “full of head-crushing riffs”, Lay Siege climb above the underground with their debut mini-album ‘Obolus’. The record kicks off in fierce style with the forthcoming video/single ‘Explorer’ which instantly pummels your ear drums into surrender with brutal riffery laced with impressive song writing dexterity. ‘The Ferryman’ continues in devastatingly savage fashion, spitting out further colossal rhythms that pound right into your grey matter. The intensity carries forward throughout ‘Glitches’ and ‘Wastelands’, where the band’s genuine guile bubbles to the surface. The metal chiefs finish the album with the immense ‘Solitary Confinement’, which loaded to the nines with biting guitar parts and enterprising breakdowns, turns and bends to snarling effect, suitably rounding off the record.


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