Formed in London, England late 2009, the sole intention of this band was to make no compromise and take no prisoners, with core values of dedication, honesty, and worship of the almighty riff.
“In your face metal and originality” – Planet-Loud.com
“Machine Head x The Haunted + Lamb of God” – Thrash Hits
“Collapse re-define the art of shredding with brutal precision” – Rocksound
“Brutality and technical precision in equal measure” – Power Play
“Melodic magnificence and crushing brutality” – Mike Spreitzer (Devildriver)
“Collapse are on the rise! British Metal is looking very, very good” – Metal-Rules.com
“The riffs are a gift from the Gods, crashing into your path” – Komodo Rocks
“One of the rising stars of the British Metal scene”- Thrash hits
In February 2010, Collapse entered the studio to record their debut e.p. ‘Scar the Silence’ with engineer Rohan Onraet (Slipknot/Machine Head), garnering solid plays on Internet and Broadcast Radio Stations. The strength of the material also netted the band a slot opening the second stage at the prestigious ‘Metal Hammer Magazine’ sponsored ‘Hammerfest Festival’ and the UK’s ultimate metal meeting ‘Bloodstock Festival’. The band were also asked to record their own take on the Judas Priest classic ‘Between the Hammer and the Anvil’ for Metal Hammer Magazine.
2011 saw Collapse building a reputation for quality performance, opening the second stage at the UK’s ‘Download Festival’, alongside both UK and European tour slots with Devildriver, Gwar, Clutch, Sodom, & more. The Download stage footage was also edited into the first video for the track ‘Forsaken’. The second part of the year saw the band getting into writing mode for their debut album, before hitting the studio with Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford (Trivium/Bullet for my Valentine).
In early 2012, the band tapped engineer Mark Lewis (Chimaira/Whitechapel) to find them a crushing guitar tone for the album, and on the back of a relationship formed on the stage the previous year, Devildriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer agreed to handle the mix for the album. Upon completion, the band then headed back out to Europe, this time supporting ‘Big 4’ legends Anthrax and a second run with metal veterans Armored Saint.
Drawing from the European Melodic Metal of acts such as The Haunted & Carcass, but infused with the groove of US heavyweights such as Lamb of God & Pantera, Collapse are the proud torchbearers for the future of Heavy Metal and everything that it means to legions of fans worldwide.
Collapse – Arms And The Covenant
Mixed by Mike Spreitzer
Vocals: Duncan Wilkinson
Guitar: Andrew Ongley, Charlie Webster
Bass: Rainer Gronholm
Drums: Scott Harris