"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2008
From: Nashville, TN, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Invicta formed in the beginning of 2008 when guitarist/songwriter D-J and singer Schii combined their talents and influences. Melodies and harmonies reminiscent of Alice in Chains and Alter Bridge fuse with guitar riffs in the styles of Mudvayne and Between the Buried and Me. Breakdowns in the vein of August Burns Red and It Dies Today mesh with softer passages similar to Incubus and Switchfoot.

Latest Invicta News

Below is our complete Invicta 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.

Invicta Offering EP For Download

Invicta, which was previously covered in the Nashville edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has now posted the band's debut EP "Split By The Sun" (reviewed here) online for download.

You can stream or download the EP for free at Noisetrade here. The track listing is:

1. Riptide
2. Edge of the Shore
3. Split By The Sun
4. At A Crossroad
5. Circles
6. Magnolia

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Nashville, TN

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we shine a light on promising bands coming out of the darkness of the underground. Nashville TN is the music business center of the United States, and isn’t without its fair share of shadows where bands outside of the mainstream get their start.

Nashville is home to top-charting hit-makers like Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, and others, but has a dark underside where metal bands thrive. Psychedelic doom metal act Clorange, progressive metal act Invicta, and symphonic black metal band Cernunnos! are the subjects of this Unearthing.

The Nashville scene revolves around several known venues – The End, The Muse, Rocketown, and Exit/In – with nightly local shows. A fair share of bands that have become national touring acts have gotten their start here in Nashville and the surrounding towns of Murfreesboro and Knoxville, such as Whitechapel, Enfold Darkness and Destroy Destroy Destroy. Nashville is also home to the music studio of famed Soilwork guitarist/producer Peter Wichers. With no shortage of studios and talent in this town, bands are able to find each other, play lots of shows, and record very easily, releasing albums just the way they want. More...

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