Body Harvest are a 4-piece Death Metal band from Bristol UK who attack the listener with a faster and more intense take on traditional Death Metal. Formed in late December 2011 (originally as Vyral) by guitar players Jake Ettle-Iles and Gareth Nash, the duo quickly established a strong song writing ability taking influence from traditional death metal bands such as MORBID ANGEL, DEATH and DECAPITATED as well as mixing in some more obscure influences such as HOUR OF PENANCE, MISERY INDEX and early FEAR FACTORY.
Body Harvest erupted into the Bristol music scene in March 2012 with an opening slot for EXHUMED and ANNAL NATHRAKH. After a year of establishing themselves as one of Bristol’s main Death Metal acts the band went through a complete overhaul with Jake and Gaz now taking on vocal duties as well as dropping the bland band name Vyral and becoming Body Harvest.
With the new and stronger machine now up and running, Body Harvest began working on their debut album FUTILE CREATION which was released though GRINDHOUSE MUSIC on 21st April 2014. Upon the release of FUTILE CREATION, Body Harvest quickly became one of the UKs essential Death Metal acts, playing all over the country including supporting the likes of VITAL REMAINS, HOUR OF PENANCE, CEREBRAL BORE, AURA NOIR and GORGUTS as well as touring with Greece’s MASS INFECTION. All the original 1,000 copies of FUTILE CREATION quickly sold out with reviewers praising the intensity, song writing, precision and professionalism of the album.
After years of extensive gigging, Body Harvest entered 2017 with a new and improved line-up, incorporating the commanding stage presence of bassist Dan Shaw Odell with the speed and technical ability of drummer Will Pearson into the already strong formulae. The new inception of Body Harvest continued to define themselves on the UK Death Metal scene including an appearance at BRISTOL DEATHFEST supporting VADER, IMMOLATION, NADER SADEK etc as well as touring the UK as main support act for Italy’s HIDEOUS DIVINITY. In late 2017 Body Harvest began recording their long awaited second album PARASITIC SLAVERY with Jonny Pettersson of WOMBBATH, JUST BEFORE DAWN, ASHCLOUD etc.
Now Body Harvest smash their way into 2018 with the release of new single HIERARCHY OF GRIEF as well as their first Headline UK tour. With the release of PARASITIC SLAVERY imminent you can guarantee Body Harvest will be a force to be reckoned with in 2018!
Body Harvest – Hierarchy of Grief
Body Harvest – Bound To The Sky
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