“Crushing” – Daniel P Carter, BBC Radio 1 Rock Show
“Counting Days just want to smack you round the face with their intense hardcore metal” – Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
“Your new favourite band” Metal Hammer
“Counting Days do big, belligerent metal. They do it better than you, us and pretty much everyone out there” – Rock Sound
Following the release of their debut album ‘Liberated Sounds’, London metal quintet Counting Days will be heading out on a UK tour in February/March with Rap Metallers in Hacktivist.
Friday 26th February- Think Tank, Newcastle
Saturday 27th February- Met Lounge, Peterborough
Sunday 28th February- Joiners, Southampton
Tuesday 1st March- Rainbow, Birmingham
Wednesday 2nd March- Arts Club, Liverpool
Counting Days have broken boundaries and created a name for themselves following the release of their debut album ‘Liberated Sounds’ which was released in October 2015 via Mascot Records.
Formed in 2014, Counting Days entwine a complex and ferocious blend of hardcore punk, thrash and British heavy metal which has already marked them out as one of the most exciting and talked about metalcore acts in Britain. Made up of former members of TRC, Heights, Rough Hands and Last Witness they harness the power of their previous bands and bring it to an exhilarating new level.
Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Opeth, Architects, Bring Me the Horizon) at his Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, ‘Liberated Sounds’ subject matter hits on a number of recurring themes; mortality, relationships and religion all return throughout. Elaborating on the lyrical content Thomas reveals; “This wasn’t a conscious effort, they are just things that really struck a chord. Even the title, Liberated Sounds, was inspired by the feeling we all got from writing it, five mates writing music without restrictions or judgement.”
Unafraid to tackle difficult and distressing subjects ‘Die Alone’ is about facing your own mortality and realising the certainty of death. Thomas continues to delve into the belly of the subject matter stating, “It questions the privilege with which some people are able to live their lives in the face of the basic fact that one day we will all go out the same way.” Burrowing further into human emotions ‘Fire From The Sky’ is about the mental effects of war, “I had been studying the treatment of soldiers with shellshock and the lack of understanding in the First World War” he adds before elaborating, “I wanted to highlight the damaging consequences beyond the physical injuries suffered during war.”
Liberated Sounds was released on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 16th October 2015.