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Mutant

Formed: 2004
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mutant News

Below is our complete Mutant news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In London

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week we take a look at the metal scene in London, one of the most famous cities in the world.

Mutant

Formed in 2006, Mutant has been performing their take on classic thrash metal, which they refer to as speed death, for five years now. They have been able to build up an ever growing fan base in that time, leading to shows with such other acts as Municipal Waste and performing at the Bloodstock, Damnation and Hammerfest festivals amongst others. Early this year they proved to the whole country why they’re one of the best bands going in the British underground, when they were voted the Best Unsigned Band of 2010 by readers of Terrorizer magazine.

Mutant - "The Rauncher"
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U.K. Thrash Documentary Posts Trailer Online

A new trailer has been posted online for the forthcoming documenary film, "A History Of A Time To Come," which looks at the thrash metal scene and history in the United Kingdom. You can check it out below. The film makers have also announced that a book tie-in will be released, written by journalist Greg Mofitt, who has written for Metal Hammer and Terrorizer amongst other publications.

"In 2003 I had the idea to set out the story of U.K. thrash," Greg explains. "I lived through the scene as a teenager and felt that although the U.K. was the underdog compared to, say, the US and Germany, there was still a great tale to tell. It’s a story of the British bulldog spirit facing down adversity and in that sense U.K. thrash was typical of the nation. With few exceptions, British thrash bands received very little global coverage back in the day, so this is also a largely untold story. When I originally devised the book concept, U.K. thrash was nothing but a dusty chapter in history. Today, things are quite different. The scene has sparked into life once again and veteran outfits continue to reform, some sounding better than ever. When I heard about the 'A History of a Time to Come' documentary and met the guys behind it, all the pieces finally fell into place and the timing was perfect."

Speaking on the book, the film makers stated: "We’re delighted to be working in tandem with Greg on the project, and especially excited to see how the two projects will compliment each other. One of our concerns from the outset was that perhaps the film format would limit our ability to convey the story of the scene in enough depth to satisfy the fans, but with the introduction of the written story we feel confident that everyone, from hardcore fan to the casual cinema- goer will find their level of interest covered."

Both the film and the book are still in the production stages and anyone who feels they might be able to contribute in some way, be it with first hand stories, video/audio materials or pictures etc. is encouraged to get in touch. More...

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UK Thrash Documentary In The Works

A new documentary examining the thrash metal scene in the United Kingdom has recently been announced, entitled, "History Of A Time To Come," which takes it's name from the debut album by Sabbat. A recent post about the documentary by Lawnmower Deth guitarist Concorde Faceripper reads as follows:

"I'm pleased to announce that Lawnmower Deth have recently spent a few fun filled hours being interviewed for a new documentary about the UK thrash scene.

"The kind fellows at A History Of A Time To Come - The Story Of UK Thrash invited us to Leeds to be filmed for a new project which will aim to document the history of the UK thrash scene and will include live footage of past and present UK thrash bands interlaced with interviews with bands from each era. More...

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Evile Announces Support Acts For U.K. Tour Dates

British thrashers Evile are set to kick off a headlining U.K. tour on February 9th in Manchester, with support from Elimination and Mutant. Evile recently launched a competition, in conjunction with Metal Hammer, to offer U.K. bands the chance to fill the final support slot at any one of the five shows on the upcoming tour. The members of Evile themselves chose ten finalists for each of the cities, and the readers of Metal Hammer then voted to decide which five bands will get to share the stage with the band. After thousands of votes, the following winners for each city are now confirmed:

Manchester - BLUDVERA
Newcastle - VORTEX
Glasgow - CIRCLE OF TYRANTS
Nottingham - IMPALED EXISTANCE
London - BLEEDING OATH

The upcoming Evile tour dates are as follows:

09 February 2011 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
10 February 2011 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
11 February 2011 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
12 February 2011 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
13 February 2011 - London, UK - Underworld

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Evile Announces Support Bands For UK Tour

UK thrash metallers Evile have announced the main support bands for their upcoming UK tour, which will start on February 4th. The support bands will be Elimination and Mutant. Each show on the tour will also have one lucky band as an opening act.

The dates on the tour are as follows:

09 February 2011 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
10 February 2011 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
11 February 2011 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
12 February 2011 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
13 February 2011 - London, UK - Underworld

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More Bands Confirmed For U.K.'s Hammerfest

The organisers of the British festival, Hammerfest has announced some more names for next year's edition of the event. British thrash metal legends Onslaught will be taking to the stage to promote their new album, "Sounds Of Violence," and they will be joined by fellow British thrashers, Evile. Also confirmed for the festival are Northern Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb and American group, My Ruin. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales on March 18th and 19th.

The current lineup is as follows:

Accept
Biohazard
Municipal Waste
Onslaught
Gama Bomb
Evile
Mutant
Revoker
Attica Rage

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Gama Bomb and SSS Comment On Irish Tour

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have just completed a short tour of their homeland with support from labelmates and Liverpool crossover thrashers SSS.

GAMA BOMB and SSS kicked off the "Back to the Fu-tour" last Thursday, making their way around the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, before GAMA BOMB start the second leg of the tour in the UK in a couple of weeks.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments on the Irish shows:

"We finished our four date Irish tour on Sunday night, very late, and we're completely knackered. We managed to cheat the Icelandic volcano by touring at home at precisely the right moment - take that mother nature!"

"It was great fun, and much more successful than we ever expected it could be. Turns out people in Ireland love us! In Galway one girl fell off the top of a human pyramid and needed stitches on her head, we hope she's okay. We hope fans in the UK wear crash helmets for our upcoming shows." More...

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Earache Records Free Xmas Show In London

Thursday December 17th Earache is throwing a free Xmas party at The Purple Turtle (Crowndale Road, Camden Town, London, United Kingdom). The lineup includes:

NEAL KAY (DJ)
WHITE WIZZARD
LADY STARLIGHT (DJ)
SSS
MUTANT featuring OL DRAKE
TALITA TWOSHOES (DJ)

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Evile Reveals Memorial Show Details

British thrash metal group Evile has revealed some more details regarding the forthcoming memorial shows the band has announced in England. The band will be joined by Irish thrash metal band Gama Bomb as well as London based thrash metal group Mutant and Bristol based thrash outfit Seregon for the shows. The concerts are being held to remember the bands bass player Mike Alexander who tragically passed away while the band was on tour with Amon Amarth last month in Sweden. A huge raffle will be taking place at the shows which include signed items from big name metal bands and limited edition prizes. The shows will be held on December 7th, 2009 at Rio's in Leeds and December 8th, 2009 at the Underworld in London. Tickets are £8 in advance and can only be purchased at the venues or £10 on the door. All money made from the shows will be going towards the family of Mike Alexander. To view a list of the raffle prizes, you can head over to the Mike Alexander memorial website.

Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments: "These two nights are for all the friends and fans of Mike who haven't had a real chance to say goodbye, and also for us to hold something a lot more appropriate than any funeral could be. Mike wasn't religious, and his beliefs were solely based in music, so there is no better way to say goodbye. He lived for music and metal. We picked a few bands who Mike liked and we'll no doubt be playing a few covers on the night. We're holding a raffle with LOTS of items kindly donated by some amazing people and bands from around the world. Keep an eye on our sites for details of these - please come along and grab a raffle ticket - all money is going to the family."

Gama Bomb frontman Philly Byrne adds: "It's a real honour to play these shows for Mike. He was a star of a man and a brilliant friend, and it'll be great to do something for his family and friends. We're sure everyone will show their support for him at the shows."

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Evile Enters The British Album Charts

Young British thrash metal outfit Evile has entered the British album charts at number 91 with their latest studio record, "Infected Nations." The band will be celebrated the release of the album with a special show in London tomorrow at the 02 Islington Academy, where they will be joined by Mutant and Speed Theory.

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Evile Announces New Album Release Show

UK thrash metal band Evile has announced their CD release show for their new album, "INFECTED NATIONS." The show will take place on September 25th at the 02 Bar Academy in London. The cost of the show will be £8. Other bands performing are Mutant and Speed Theory.

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Evile Reports From UK Tour with Mutant

British thrashers EVILE are currently on their first full headlining UK tour with support from TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and MUTANT.

EVILE frontman MATT DRAKE reports from the road:

"Hello all, Matt here with a quick update from halfway through our UK headlining tour. So far no major accidents, we've made it to all the gigs and it's going pretty smoooooth. Mutant and Trigger the Bloodshed are excellent guys to be sharing a tour bus with, good company and it's a pleasure having them along to blow peoples faces off. The shows have been way beyond my expectations so far, I honestly never expected the amount of people that have been showing up so thank you to everyone for coming along and showing your support for Evile." More...

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Evile Announces Replacement Opener for UK Tour

Guitarist, Ol Drake, of UK thrash metal band, Evile, has issued the following update regarding the replacement for Warpath on their upcoming tour with Mutant:

"On Sun 12th Apr Warpath let us know they have to pull out of our tour (which starts Wed 15th Apr) due to their lead guitarist being 'indirectly involved in a motorcycle accident' on the 8th. We wish them all the best and hope he has a speedy recovery."

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Warpath Pull Out of UK Tour With Evile

UK thrash metal band, Warpath, has issued the following update regarding their decision to pull out of their UK tour with Evile

"We have terrible news, Pete (our lead guitarist) has been indirectly involved with a motorbike accident, burning his left hand, which has forced us to pull out of the up-coming Evile/Mutant tour."

"To all our fans who were coming to watch us, we're extremely sorry that we won't be playing and will make up for it when Pete's hand has healed. We hope Evile and Mutant have a great tour, go support them!"

Evile are currently sorting a replacement band for the main support slot. More...

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Evile Announces More Headlining UK Tour Dates

UK thrashers, EVILE, are preparing themselves for a full-scale headlining UK tour.

Following lead guitarist OL DRAKE's recent jaw injury which caused the band to drop off their European tour with SATYRICON, EVILE are now more ready than ever to get back out there and play some shows.

OL DRAKE comments on the tour, "Really looking forward to our first full-on headliner tour in the UK. We chose Warpath and Mutant as supports for the tour. Both are friends of the band but are also excellent bands. You have to check them out." More...

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Seregon To Support Municipal Waste In London

The following message has been posted by Seregon's Myspace:

"We're extremely excited to announce that we have been added to the lineup in London on Feb 6th at the Carling Academy in Islington playin alongside our friends MUTANT, supporting Toxic Holocaust and MUNICIPAL WASTE!

This show is gonna be awesome so anyone london based who wants to see 4 thrash bands at £10.00, MUST come along!

Fuck. Yes."

Seregon are continuing to gig in support of their debut EP "Kingdom Of The Blind" which, although being sold independently by the bands own website and at shows, has been receiving massive critical acclaim. The band are also in contention for a place at this years Bloodstock Open Air festival. They have previously supported such acts as Onslaught and Amen.

Municipal Waste are also touring in support of their latest offering, "The Art Of Partying", which also has been receiving alot of positive reviews from fans and critics alike.

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