UK riff slingers, STATE OF DECEIT, have dropped a blistering video for the
track, Vengeance – which is taken from their debut EP, Retribution, out Friday 6th December.
STATE OF DECEIT were created from the bands’ burning mutual affection for
playing powerful heavy music on their own terms. Pulling influence from
Pantera, Slayer and Stampin’ Ground, to Pitchshifter and Architects, STATE
OF DECEIT merge distorted guitars and pounding drums, with clean and
full-throttle attack vocals, all to devastating effect.
Born at the end of 2018, the metallers had difficulty, early on in their
career, finding the ideal members to fit their style and manifesto. After a
lot of persistence and dedication, the band finally sought out the right
fitting characters for their creative endeavours. With Pete Scammell on
vocals, Jon Russell handling the guitars, Matt Toner hammering on the drums,
and Matt Wilson locking it all down on bass, the quartet are now set for
Armed with their EP, Retribution, which was recorded at Long Wave Studios
with esteemed producer Romesh Dodangoda at the helm, the release spits out a
fury of thrash, groove and metalcore, wrapped around anthemic hooks and
peppered with lyrical themes such as politics and mental health. Guitarist
Jon Russell remarks about the EP: “‘Retribution’ encapsulates the sound and
feel I’ve been striving for, the soaring and venomous vocals, the
headbanging grooves from the rhythm section, all captured crisply by Long
Wave Studios. This is the way I think metal should be, forget all the
trends, this record is our legacy, that which can never be taken away from
With further live shows in the works for the remainder of the year and
throughout 2020, get set for STATE OF DECEIT’s arrival.