Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
From their headquarters in The Midlands region of the United Kingdom, comes the Polish metal powerhouse ASHBORN and their début full-length album, ‘Awakening‘.
The September 28th arrival of the album was the culmination of nearly two years where the band has rapidly risen through the ranks, since their inception in late 2017. By spring of the following year, ASHBORN had played their first live shows and were soon dominating Bloodstock Open Air M2TM, a battle-of-the-bands type competition. In rapid succession, they played the contest’s semi-finals and the finals, where they eventually won. The ultimate goal (and grand prize) was now theirs – to play the New Blood Stage at the 2018 edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival.
That experience helped to galvanize ASHBORN as they began to focus more seriously on their craft and increasing the amount of shows they played. Providing support to Incite, Vader, and several other recognized acts, along with their own headline shows, motivated the band in preparing their studio-borne introduction.
In May 2019, ASHBORN spent two weeks with Neil Hudson at Initiate Audio & Media, where they recorded the newly issued album. With ‘Awakening’ here and at the ready, ASHBORN are unveiling the official video for their second single, “Crushed Ant“. It follows their “Light That Crushes Darkness” lyric video and both are included here today.
ASHBORN invite you to the ‘Awakening“, a musical experience none will soon forget, thanks to the band’s style of volatile metal. With moments derived from such acts as Pantera, Demolition Hammer, and Meshuggah, ASHBORN are here to decimate.
– ASHBORN Upcoming Live Dates –
Dec. 06-08 – Reading, UK @ Facebarmageddon 2019 [info]
Jan. 18 – Manchester, UK @ The Star And Garter [info]