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Since forming in March 2007, metal mob Storm The Walls have spent their time wisely. Along with recording and releasing their debut EP ‘Versus’, the Swansea-based group have been perfecting their belligerent sound through their live shows, which have taken them all around the UK and seen them share stages with the likes of Your Demise and A Textbook Tragedy.
Accordingly, it is at these underground gigs, many of which are booked by the band themselves, that Storm The Walls’ talent shines through, inevitably increasing their already established fanbase.
“We always give it our all at gigs because playing live is our favourite thing to do as a band – we always try to make it fun for everyone there,” explain bassist Kael Morgan and guitarist Ross Pullin.
“The biggest highlight [of the band’s career] so far was our first proper tour. We arranged it all ourselves, with no help from booking agents, and every night got better than the last.
“We made loads of new friends and it generally went way better than we thought it would have,” they continue.
In amongst touring locally and nationally, the ferocious five-piece – completed by vocalist Michael Collins, guitarist Craig Davies and drummer Adam Henderson – have also managed to find time to start work on their first full-length.
“We’re six songs into writing our album, which we’re hopefully going to release later this year,” Morgan and Pullin reveal.
Naturally, writing and recording are big priorities and processes for any band, but Storm The Walls, who describe their sound as ‘mind-melting thrash blast rage’, won’t be putting touring on hold anytime soon, after all, it is these live shows that have helped them perfect their craft.
“Our plans for the future are to tour; we’re currently booking for April and the summer,” the band adds.
With numerous gigs already confirmed – including a show at Swansea’s Sin City with Swindon death metallers The Argent Dawn on February 19 – and a full-length in the making, Storm The Walls have got their work cut out for them, but these Welsh metalheads are seemingly prepared and eager for the challenges ahead.
For more information about the band visit: www.myspace.com/stormthewallsband

Words by Kate Rees