- UK Headline Tour
- New Video ‘The Ludovico Technique’
- New Album 'Yours To Defend'
Corby based alternative metallers ACODA are midway through a UK headline tour, with support from Vera Cruz, for November and December, to mark the release of their debut album, ‘Yours To Defend’, on October 28th.
Having managed to kick up quite the fuss with the release of their debut self-titled EP in Spring last year, including appearances at the Download, Sonisphere, T In The Park and Slam Dunk festivals, shows alongside Funeral For A Friend, Don Broco and Arcane Roots, and support from Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Radio 1, XFM and Scuzz under their belts, ACODA have become real contenders amongst a flourishing UK metal movement.
Now, with their debut full length album ‘Yours To Defend’, produced by Dan Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Mallory Knox), the hard working DIY quartet are back in the ring for round two and have some heavy blows in their arsenal.
"Punishing riffs, irresistible hooks, big melodies..." Metal Hammer
"ACODA'S songs sound as bold as their ambitions, driving metal rhythms, complex stredding and thundering bass lines - KKKK - Kerrang!
“This is the most thrilling debut from a band that have promised so much in the last few years” 8/10 –Rocksound
"Technical ability in abundance, seething anger, tempo changes and most importantly songs that you want to sing along to. Every box is ticked" 4.5/6 - Thrash Hits
"Taking a leaf out of the book used by bands like the Deftones, Acoda write big-sounding, epic songs." 8/10 –Pure Grain Audio
“We're on a mission to connect with music lovers who want to bang their heads and scream their hearts out, the same way we do!” says singer and guitarist, Damon Tang. Speaking of the album’s subject matters, he says, “Lyrically, the record’s a bit of a social commentary. I feel very lucky and I don't want to feel sorry for myself over small things.” He continues, “That said, I worry about the way the world seems to be going. There’s violence caused by miscommunication, mistrust, ignorance and deceit. In some parts, I’m being sarcastic/satirical... indifferent even. Things look pretty bleak, but I still feel like I can make a difference, however naive it may seem.”
ACODA released their debut album, 'Yours To Defend' on OCTOBER 28th 2013 on Best Before Records. The band play the following dates:
01: SWANSEA Static
02: LONDON Upstairs at The Garage
03: GUILDFORD Boiler Room
04: CARDIFF Bogiez
05: PLYMOUTH White Rabbit