Like a finely polished sledgehammer to the skull, Auckland’s Advocates combine the ferocity of metallic hardcore with tech metal stylings and straight up pummeling groove, and are about to unleash their eight track debut mini album ‘Mindless’ on 28 October via Ghost Music.
‘Mindless’ is a solid taster of this brutal five piece, whose musical hybrid of slamming grooves could be likened to Volumes and Veil of Maya as much as Texas in July or Memphis May Fire. The band released lead track ‘Deadweight’ on Metal Hammer’s August cover CD; check it out here.
Formed in 2009 by five good mates with a mutual love of writing music, Advocates quickly gained huge amounts of attention in the Auckland scene and were quickly packing out local shows and jumping on support slots with every established band that passed through town. Having now racked up an impressive amount shows and tours at home with the likes of We Came as Romans, Dream on Dreamer, A Plea for Purging, Saving Grace, Northlane, DelawareWolves and Antagonist AD, the band are poised to take on the rest of the world.
2013 will see Advocates hit the road throughout New Zealand and Australia before travelling to Europe for an extensive tour and festival appearances in support of their as yet untitled debut album, due for release in the spring.