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BIOGRAPHY

"A raucous maelstrom of percussive blasts and swarming riffs.."

-Metal Hammer

 

Brutality. Refined.

 

   For ASCARIS, this is more than just an empty maxim. It is a statement of intent, and the foundation upon which their unique style of Extreme Metal is built. Uncompromising in both vision and vitriol, only the finest will suffice for this UK trio.

Born in 2012 out of a chance meeting between friends, and informed by a shared love of Death Metal's intricate fury and Black Metal's occult grandeur, the band have quickly risen through the ranks of the UK's burgeoning underground Extreme Metal scene. 2014 saw them release their debut EP, 'Initiation', and embark on a nationwide tour in support of French alchemists SVART CROWN and Swedish maestros DIABOLICAL.  

 

   The years since have seen them continue on their upward trajectory, embarking on smaller touring campaigns with CODEX ALIMENTARIUS and SCORDATURA, sharing the stage with heavyweights FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, and carving their name through both their elegant aesthetic and visceral live performances, and honing to a razor edge their virulent style of Blackened Death Metal.

The group offer up a punishing blend of styles, from scathing technicality through Black Metal grandeur and on into pure, heaving Death, their gentlemanly attire belying a furious musical assault. Occult themes intermingle with tracts of judgment and disdain, while frantic riffs swirl and relentless blastbeats thunder. Encompassing at once atmospheres of ancient ritual and modern aggression, the sound of ASCARIS is a monument to enlightenment through extremity.

 

   Having released their eagerly-anticipated first full-length release, The Raised Hand, and wrapping up 2018 with festival appearance at Mammothfest and Facebarmageddon, ASCARIS' goals for the future are simple; to spread their vision far and wide, and to convert more eager souls to their cause.

“Raging drumming, maniacal riffs and a venomous vocal display, and within the melee find

time to include some malicious melodies too”

-UK Extreme Metal

 

“One of the most technically amazing bands I saw... Pure, raw, in your face metal.”

-Uncivil Revolt

"I’d mark ASCARIS out as a band fully capable of punching well above their weight and going

toe-to-toe with any of the scene’s bigger, more (in)famous names."

-Andy Synn, NO CLEAN SINGING

 

VIDEO

 

GALLERY

ASCARIS Promo Shoot 2019 - Photo by Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
ASCARIS Promo Shoot 2019 - Photo by Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

ASCARIS Promo Shoot 2019 - Photo by Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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ASCARIS Promo Shoot 2019 - Photo by Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
ASCARIS Promo Shoot 2019 - Photo by Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

ASCARIS Promo Shoot 2019 - Photo by Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk
Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

Live 2019 - Image by & © Luke Bateman / lbphoto.uk

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra
Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra
Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra
Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

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Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra
Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

Live 2019 - Image by & © Yellow Bear Photo / Metallum Sub Terra

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Live 2018 - Image by & © DarkTones Photography
Live 2018 - Image by & © DarkTones Photography

Live 2018 - Image by & © DarkTones Photography

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Live 2018 - Image by & © DarkTones Photography
Live 2018 - Image by & © DarkTones Photography

Live 2018 - Image by & © DarkTones Photography

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CONTACT



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