Formed in summer 2017 and best described musically as 'intense and unrelenting', Ursus create wall-of-sound metal grooves armed to the teeth with filthy, tech-ridden riffs and just a touch of melodic harmony. With a sound that overwhelms the size of the average small venue, their voracious and finely crafted live sets are impressive; earning them praise and recognition among their peers and fans alike.
Having played with a host of inspiring bands like Loathe, Shields, Lotus Eater, Our Hollow Our Home and Parting Gift, sell out home town shows, smashing it at Techfest 2018 and Holloween 2019, and with their highly anticipated debut EP 'YOURGODISDEAD' released in late 2020, the Swindon/Bristol based 4-piece are ready to be your new favourite band of 2021.
Joe Grimes - vocals :: James Matthews - guitar :: Ryan Martin - bass :: Aaron Black - drums
Bands to watch in 2021 - Dead Press
Ursus are relatively new on the scene, but have exploded with a riotous cacophony of black metal infused tech
that hits with a gut punch of ferocity and precision that ensures that every blow is hit with critical damage.'
Featured Artist of the Week, Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood, February 2019
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