The Black Map #105: Averted from Southampton (and London)!
The better part of two years in the making, Averted are preparing to release their debut EP “Silenced” on 13th May. In the beginning guitarist Jamie Stevens and drummer Merlin Parr got together in April 2018 to create Technical Metalcore sounds and it wasn’t long before they realised that they had created something that they wanted to pursue. Fleshing out the rest of line up with bassist Logan Adshead and vocalist Syhem Angel, they demoed their material recording each of their own elements in their own home studios. Fast forward to October 2019 and Averted entered the studio with producer Jack Stephens (Bloodshot Dawn, Mask of Judas) and recorded their debut EP “Silenced“. Picking “Sacrifice” as a pre-release single, they shot a music video with Sebastian Taguiang. Pre-orders for the EP are available here.
Averted comment: “We went down to an abandoned fort in Gosport to shoot our video “Sacrifice” which involved a lot of back and fourth with suitcases and gear. We later find out that a local facebook group was speculating about our activities and concluded that we were most likely “foreign costa-drinking human traffickers”. Stellar detective work, the drum set must have been a giveaway…”