The Rock City archives: 2014

Acoda, Rock City Basement (As Part Of Stick Tight)

  • Thursday 27th November 2014
  • Supported by: Red Seas Fire
"Captivating"," vaulting clear of boundaries and conventions", "coruscating metallic chest flattening riffs". ACODA are Alternative Metal in the UK now and the UK press are just one of their supporters chiming in on this great band.
Appearances at Download, Sonisphere, T In The Park and Slam Dunk festival's; shows alongside Funeral For A Friend, Don Broco, Arcane Roots, with continued support from Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Radio 1, XFM and Scuzz, the band have become real leaders amongst a flourishing new UK metal movement.

Now, with the release of debut full length, ‘YOURS TO DEFEND’, produced by Dan Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Mallory Knox) and released through BEST BEFORE RECORDS, the hard working DIY quartet are back in the ring for round two and have some heavy blows in their arsenal, Including the singles 'THIS IS LIFE', 'THE FUTURE IS YOURS TO DEFEND' and 'THE LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE'.

“The quartet's greatest strength, is that they don't play it safe for a second. Juggling genres and themes and vaulting clear of boundaries and conventions. It's a captivating quality."
Kerrang! Magazine (KKKK)

"Punishing riffs, irresistible hooks, big melodies... We can't possibly imagine what it is about ACODA that's got us excited.
Metal Hammer

"Coruscating metallic riffage with a unique chest-flattening power. Seriously impressive stuff."This is the most thrilling debut from a band that have promised so much in the last few years. " 8/10
Rock Sound

"Taking a leaf out of the book used by bands like the Deftones, Acoda write big-sounding, epic songs." 8/10 Pure Grain Audio 

Technical ability in abundance, seething anger, tempo changes and – most importantly – songs that you want to sing along to. Every box is ticked. Thrash Hits
Band interests
Sore necks, sweat, beats, riffs, voices.