Up-and-coming Australian metalcore band FEED HER TO THE SHARKS has been blazing the underground trail for some time— attracting fans across the globe with their pristine technical sound and engaging live performances. Originally discovered in 2012 by Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum whilst already having a Fredrik Nordstrom-produced full-length album tacked to their name, this gifted five-piece is ready to take things above and beyond in 2013 with a new tour coming this spring and new album, Savage Seas, set for release this summer.
Today, FEED HER TO THE SHARKS and Revolver Magazine are teaming up to reveal a brand new lyric video for their track ‘Memory of You’, cut from the band’s upcoming album Savage Seas. The lyric video is available for viewing now via Revolvermag.com and also through Metal Hammer UK at Metalhammer.co.uk. Fans can purchase ‘Memory of You’ now via iTunes at this link.
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS recently announced that they’ll be supporting technical metal titans Born of Osiris on a tour of Australia in May. Additional support will come from Upon a Burning Body and A Breach of Silence. With this tour under their belts, FEED HER TO THE SHARKS will add to an already stellar list of international acts that they’ve had the opportunity to perform with, such as Suicide Silence, August Burns Red, Asking Alexandria and more. Dates for the upcoming tour are still under wraps, but stay alert for updates coming soon.
“‘Memory of you’ is a perfect example of the type of metal we embody. A storm is coming, so prepare yourself for blood-pumping adrenaline, bone crushing brutality and beautiful melody,” states FEED HER TO THE SHARKS vocalist Andrew Van der Zalm. “Join the feeding frenzy and sink your teeth into this track today! Australia, get set for the discovery tour with Born of Osiris and Upon a Burning Body. It’s gonna be awesome.”
“We recently played with FHTTS on a last minute show addition to our Human Romance Australian tour. Immediately, a few of the guys and I were impressed with FHTTS’ raw power and total precision,” adds Darkest Hour guitarist and co-manager Mike Schleibaum. “It was like watching a band who had been around for years destroy the stage. The sound, the vibe, it was all so pure and perfect. After the show we were pleased to find out they were some of the nicest down to earth dudes around. I knew I had to share their record with our long time manager and good friend Mike Mowery. The rest is history writing itself. When I was young, Australia seemed so far away, an imaginary place that only AC/DC lived. Nowadays it all seems so close. I’m happy to help break these dudes out of Australia, onto the world stage and hopefully to a town near you soon.”
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS have been working at a frenzied pace since forming in Melbourne, Victoria in February, 2009. The band recorded their debut album, The Beauty Of Falling, in their own studio in 2011. They worked in collaboration with world renowned metal producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd who handled the mixing of the debut album. The result: an independent release that has the sonic punch of a full-scale studio production, sure to dent stereos and see heads banging across the world. The Beauty Of Falling is an album that fearlessly expands on a beloved genre while at the same time providing a familiar entry point for heavy music fans.
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS is made of up several talented musicians, including vocalist and pianist Andrew Vanderzalm and guitarist/synth player Kim Choo, who are both classically trained pianists. On top of that, Choo produces music out of his home studio and has a degree in Audio Engineering. Full-time drummer Jan Benkwitz is recognized internationally for being an extremely talented player— you can view his YouTube channel with over 1.6 million views here: www.youtube.com/Blastphemer.
The band is currently endorsed by Schecter guitars and their Facebook fan count is about to surpass 20,000— all based on the band organically without label support.
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FEED HER TO THE SHARKS is:
Andrew Van der Zalm – Vocals / Piano / Keys
Kim Choo – Guitar / Synth / FX
Rob Davies – Bass Guitar
Marinos Katsanevas – Lead Guitar
Jan Benkwitz – Drums