XVII are a five piece metal outfit from Kidderminster, West Midlands. The band formed in 2012 and they play fast, heavy, full on METAL! With influences from the likes of In Flames, Lamb Of God, Devildriver and Caliban, amongst many others. XVII have moulded their sound to create an intense and crushing live experience.
Following on from the 2015 release ‘From The Ashes’, XVII set out to release a new EP this year that shows off their heavier side. They have listened to the reactions that they received from fans and critics at their live performances at Bloodstock Open Air 2015 and Hard Rock Hell Metal 2017 and have put together a three track EP which has blistering guitar riffs, thunderous drum beats and fierce screamed vocals.
The three track EP is titled ‘Bow To Me’ and will be released on Monday 6th November 2017 in digital and physical formats.
The EP consists of three tracks:
”Shatter The Waves” which is the single, this is a song that doesn’t let up throughout with the three vocalists in the band mixing their vocal styles to create a high velocity metal anthem.
The title track ”Bow To Me” which portrays a darker side to the band with vocals that are fast paced yet include melodic sections. Lyrically the track focuses on the demons that people carry around with them on a daily basis and how they deal with them.
”Scorned” is a track that has become a fan favourite when performed live, the band have said “For us, we feel that Scorned brings the curtain down on the chaos, musically and lyrically.”
A quote from Ben, the band’s drummer on their new EP
“We feel that ‘Bow To Me’ is a better representation of what the band is all about, it includes all the good stuff from our last EP, whilst showing how the band has progressed, musically and personally.”