From its humble inception as a creative studio project, Matt Tuck’s collaboration with Liam Cormier of the Cancer Bats and session drummer extraordinaire Jason Bowld has surpassed expectations and snowballed into a metal behemoth set to be the talking point of the summer.
Choosing a vocalist to match the intensity of the music was easy, says Matt: “The first phone call I made was to Liam (Cormier, of the Cancer Bats).
We’ve toured the world together and I’ve always admired the furious energy he brings to a performance.”
Liam flew over from his native Canada to join Matt & Jason at the studio and began recording his trademark searing vocals that took the as yet unnamed project to the next level.
“That was when it really hit me,” continues Matt, “we had something special here, way more than just a studio project. We’ve gotta take this show on the road!” Guitarist Mike Kingswood (Glamour of the Kill) and Joe Copcutt (ex-Rise To Remain) were handpicked to join the line-up and a metal supergroup ‘AxeWound’ was born.
The album will be released this summer and the band will play 2 exclusive UK shows together -headlining the O2 Islington Academy on Wednesday June 6th and appearing as special guests at the legendary Download Festival on Friday June 8th.
31 May- Tivoli, Holland (special guest to Killswitch Engage)
02 June- Rock Im Park, Germany
03 June- Rock Am Ring, Germany
04 June- Substage, Germany (special guest to Killswitch Engage)
06 June- O2 Islington Academy, UK
08 June- Download Festival, UK
10 June- Nova Rock, Austria
22 June- Gods Of Metal, Italy
23 June- Ear Shaker Days, Switzerland
24 June- Grasspop, Belgium