Sunday, 30 October 2011

North of Nowhere Artwork Revealed!

As promised, we have reached 500 fans on Facebook, meaning we are now revealing the artwork for our debut album 'North of Nowhere'
The album artwork fits in nicely with the theme of the songs featured on the album including Nuclear war and post apocalyptic themes.

The artwork itself was done by a combination of three people (Vilk42, Marcus J Ranum & our very own Paul Brady)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pastel Jack vocalist to appear of 'North of Nowhere'

Pastel Jack vocalist and friend of XIII, Neil Bailey will make a guest appearance on the track 'Forever' on our debut album 'North of Nowhere'

Pastel Jack are one of the driving forces within the local metal scene in Hull, and with the release of their debut album 'Trojan Horse' coming within the next couple of weeks, we couldn't be more happy then to let Neil guest on one of our tracks.

Forever will be the only song on the album which will feature no drums and will be mainly acoustic with the addition of a piano and harmonica, we wanted to try something a little different then our usual metal style, and with more and more idea's for the song we thought it would be a good chance to include a guest on the album, and with Pastel Jack being such good friends of ours and one of, if not THE best band in Hull, there really wasn't any doubt of who to ask!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sarah Jezabel Deva 22/10/11

Well what a weekend this turned out to be!

First off we would like to mention a few people who we would like to thank not only because they were involved in the gig, but mainly because of the Fuck ups caused by a so called promoter Myke Frankin, these guys managed to pull together to still put the gig on, so a big shout out to Darren Bunting, Anna Fox and Our Innocence Lost's tour manager Roger whom of which all remained professional, unlike some others!

The gig itself went down as well as could be expected, good sized crowd for our set, we started off with Fucking Scum, which seemed quite fitting as was mainly aimed at earlier mentioned Myke Franklin! We decided to do a bit more of a slower/heavier set tonight so included 'The Beaten Path' back into our setlist, aswell as 'Reign of the insane' & 'The longest day'. We played a few faster numbers towards the end, it wouldn't be a XIII gig without 'Triskaidekaphobia' and 'Breaking point' and the people at the front seemed to enjoy headbanging along with us to them.

We seemed to play pretty well, even though Dan was having a few problems adjusting to his new amp, and James' bass was a little overpowering but nothing too major, and the crowd didn't seem to mind so all was good!
the best thing about doing a gig like this is the amount of positive feedback we get from people in the crowd and on Facebook etc the day after, and we cant thank people enough for their support.

As mentioned before, the fact that this gig even went ahead was a bonus and every other band on the gig gave more than 100% and pulled together to give the crowd a great show!
We also recommend you check out the other bands on the bill: Heartless Angels, Our Innocence Lost, Pastel Jack and of course Sarah Jezabel Deva whom of which couldn't have been more down to earth and professional about the whole situation.

All in all an awesome gig with some awesome bands and a good set of people in attendance!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hull Trinity Festival 1/10/11

This was the first year that the Trinity Festival had been played. After the success of the Springboard Festival, we were honoured to Headline the Metal day.

Before us were the mighty Innersylum & Pastel Jack who both puled off monstrous sets, so playing after these guys was quite the task.

We opened the set with 'Fuckin Scum', The mid tempo groove to the song seemed to get people moving, and those who knew the words sang along, by singing i mean shouting "Fuckin Scum" at the chorus'. We ploughed on through our set with songs like 'North of Nowhere' 'Longest Day' 'Reign of the insane' and our new one 'Down n out' which people again seemed to really like, which is a good sign for when the album finally gets released.

We ended on the powerhouse quartet of 'Jackhammer' 'Eclipse' 'Unlucky for some' and 'Trisk' again the crowd, especially those at the front were joining in with the headbanging and chanting. The whole gig on a whole was very relaxed with Dan getting to do his usual 'Jittering' between songs.

Afterwards we received a lot of positive feedback from the show, some people said it was the best show they've seen us ever play, one person even said its the best show he's seen since he saw Machine Head which is never a bad thing! a

A big thank you goes out to everyone who watched us and Mr Darren Bunting for putting us on the show, was one of the better ones we have done it has to be said, the sound was great and the atmosphere was awesome, lets hope we can make a return next year. Its gigs like this that make us realise why we keep doing what we do.