If you don’t know FEED THE RHINO then you’re missing out! Hailing from Kent, they dont fit in the conventional categories of music. They are, as hard as it is to believe, true to themselves! Inventive and unique!
Their album ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’ (out now on Siege Of Amida Records) throws together the groove of Pantera, the sinister side of the Deftones, the nasty streak of Gallows and their unique aggressive side to make something that threatens to obliterate the banality of what you’ve come to expect from a modern rock band.
They’ve always specialised in white hot, ferocious sonic bombardment; pulling out all the stops and releasing something brutal. With Lee Tobin on Vocals, Oz Craggs on Bass, James Colley aka Jimbo Slice & Sam Colley on Guitars and Chris Kybert on Drums the 5 piece have always had a willingness to embrace more melodic pastures. They’re not pussying out here, thees just grimy, grunge world beating choruses on the likes of ‘Behind The Pride’ and ‘Set Sail for Treason’ .
Craggs, not only played on the album but produced it says, “We’ve always spread our wings wide enough. We’ve done super heavy stuff to weird ambient stuff but this time, we just wanted to put it all together and not worry about doing anything outside of making something we’re all proud of. No agendas, no worrying about what other people will say. Even in the making of the album, we’ve taken the risk of making a big sounding album for the first time, using techniques that previously we’d avoided through either fear or not knowing whether or not it’s the right thing to do. This time was just about making the best Feed The Rhino album anybody has ever heard.”
Now, theres always those shows that go down in the history books under “were you there?”. FTR’s show at The Underworld is one of those shows. The show was sold out. It was an absolute assault on the body and mind. Sheer madness. This was their stage. Their arena. This was where they filmed the live video for ‘New Wave’.
You can check out the footage from the show here – its absolute carnage!: