Awake In Providence
Many bands embrace evil imagery to create a heir of "darkness" and "brutality." Countless are the band's who feign darkness and despair as it seems the more bands attempt to use it to their advantage, the more it backfires. There are bands who use evil and aggression as a facade to garner a following in their local scenes and then there are bands like A Wake in Providence, who don't simply use darkness, they redefine it. Combining marvelous metallic riffs with crushing breakdowns and shrill, sinister vocals to create an intense onslaught unlike any other band in the heavy music scene, A Wake in Providence are vile enough to make sewers look clean, and vicious enough to tear the still-beating heart out of the listener's chest. With a groundbreaking release around the corner, and the band's die-hard work ethic and dedication to their fans, A Wake in Providence are a tidal wave sure to be swallowing a venue near you soon.
Dr. No is a Richmond, VA based quartet featuring members from several past/present Richmond bands including Halflit Halo, Crenshaw, Vulcanite, Mangalitsa, Before the Machine, and Red Clay Village, to name a few.
Their sound features classic hardcore breakdowns, ambient surprises, and a randomly thrown in reggae break or two. You know you'll get something to bang your head to, but typically with a little surprise buried somewhere in the song that makes you think, "I have no clue how that part just lead to this riff, but it ROCKS!