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West Midlands quartet RANNOCH offer a refreshing take on the progressive death metal subgenre with focused extremity, fastidious technical precision & rich songwriting skills. Swathes of ethereal clean vocals & acoustic guitars accompany sledgehammer brutality & savagely intense screams, echoing a sombre selection of lyrical influences from Lynch to Danielewski.

Forming in 2007, founding member Ian Gillings masterminded a sound that presents a distinctly home-grown slant on musical extremity, referencing such artists as Ihsahn, Opeth & Depeche Mode. Early concepts resulted in the ‘Rorschach’ demo, providing a raw yet evidently considered balance of melody and harshness.

Following an encouraging reception to their initial demo and confirming the four man lineup as it stands today, 2008 saw the release of the self-produced debut EP ‘Talamh Màthair’, gaining an overwhelmingly positive reception in the press and securing a string of live dates that would result in Rannoch winning the West Midlands finals of Bloodstock Open Air Festival’s New Blood Stage competitions.

Appearing in the 2011 lineup of Bloodstock Open Air Festival, the band featured alongside a stellar bill that included Morbid Angel, Immortal & Motörhead. In addition to filming their pummelling live set on the New Blood Stage, the band were also invited to perform an exclusive unplugged set on the festival’s Jagermeister stage, receiving a notably welcome reception.


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  • jonowev

    Not so sure why they're named after a random place in the Scottish Highlands...

    7 Feb 4:15pm Reply
  • jonowev

    Pretty nice based on this one track from Terrorizer. Hear a range of influences, Meshuggah definitely one of them. Nice solo.

    7 Feb 4:14pm Reply
  • sevenfourk

    serious guys.

    18 Jan 10:56am Reply
  • The_dglgmut13

    Fantastic debut album.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • salamatov_diman

    заебись парни валят!!!

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • iPowder

    *Between Two Worlds: a masterpiece. \m/

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • iPowder

    Bandcamp Between Two Worlds: Damn, this album sure brings the heat! After hearing the sick tones from those 8 strings, I had no problem dropping a dozen bucks on this! The band's firing on all cylinders on 'Between Two Worlds' making this quite the debut album. \m/

    30 Nov 2013 Reply

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