All Consuming metal prize set for Blitz final

All Consumed: l-r Dave (Drums), Rob (Vocals), Darren (Guitar) and Joe (Bass)
All Consumed: l-r Dave (Drums), Rob (Vocals), Darren (Guitar) and Joe (Bass)

Preston might not have a reputation as a hotbed of extreme heavy music but local lads, All Consumed are out to change that.

Formed two years ago by Rob (Vocals), Darren (Guitar) and Joe (Bass), all veterans of the local music scene, the trio began writing material with a drum machine before recruiting a human in the form of Dave.

Having spent a year honing their sound – an aggressive fusion of old-school, grinding death metal & urgent thrashing rhythms – and building a steady profile on the live circuit, the quartet now find themselves in the regional final of Metal to the Masses, a nationwide Battle of the Bands contest which places the winners on the New Blood Stage at the Bloodstock open air festival in August.

Co-writer & bassist Joe said: “We, and no doubt the other acts involved, are grateful for this opportunity and the exposure this event provides.

“Whether we win or not, we have gained experience and encouragement from it.”

The Metal to the Masses final is at Preston’s Blitz Nightclub tomorrow night (Friday June, 20).