Welsh alt-metal trio Trep are set to tour the UK in support of their first EP Lucian. The band will co-headline alongside Eden In Progress as part of the ‘The Future Is Ours’ tour.
Formed in 2017, the Cardiff based alt-metal trio have spent the last couple of years gathering steam throughout South Wales
After the initial welcoming of Trep’s Silence the Crows demo in July 2017, the band re-released it as a single last month to accompany the full release of their first EP ‘Lucian’ on 18 March.
It will be the first of two EPs that will combine to create an elaborate story. The lyrical themes across both releases will deal with dystopia, a dictatorship and the use of technology for a chance at a better world; but at what cost?
Musically akin to Volbeat, Shinedown and Thrice; the band blend walls of guitars, three-part harmonies and some excellent dual guitar work. Tracks like aforementioned lead single ‘Silence The Crows’ careens through a massive choruse before sailing on to a stunning solo that wouldn’t be out of miss on an Avenged Sevenfold record. Elsewhere closer ‘Better World’ is a track seeking solace in a technological void, veering between groove laden guitar work and fabulous dual vocal work.
The band will also be competing in the Bristol leg of Metal to the Masses, to win a chance at playing Bloodstock Open Air 2019, as well as headlining festivals around South Wales.
Trep tour dates
- March 12 – West Street Live, Sheffield
- March 13 – Fuel, Cardiff
- March 14 – The Gryphon, Bristol
- March 15 – The Lion, Chepstow
- March 16 – Hangar 18, Swansea
- March 21 – The Unicorn, London
- March 22 – Two Pigs, Cheltenham