Bristol, UK-based band RXPTRS – who blend rock, metal, punk, and hardcore with a seamlessness that is enviable, creating something that is unique that seethes with boundless energy – recently announced their forthcoming album Living Without Death’s Permission, out June 24th via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. Pre-order it here: blacklightmediarecords.com/rxptrs. The album will come in two vinyl variants. The EU/UK Exclusive is White/Black Marble while the US Exclusive is Transparent Pink.
“For this video, we wanted to strip everything away to the bare bones,” the band’s singer Simon Roach explains. “The song hits the rawest of nerves with me, so we didn’t want to convolute the message. We wanted to pull back the curtain on the band, and bare it all. We simply set up in our rehearsal studio and invited our friend Charlie Smith in to capture us in our truest form. RS Studio is where the majority of the album was written, it’s our second home, so it just feels right to let everyone in to our world.“
RXPTRS (pronounced “Raptors”) are a new wave of British rock. The energetic quintet combines ferocious grit with an ear for melody. Built upon the backdrop of the UK, the fiercely creative, long-term friends set out with a sonic mission statement to not succumb to a single barrier, to push boundaries and go beyond the limit of genres, creating a raw sound that is unmistakably their own. Each raucous track is laced with lyrical depth as RXPTRS lay it all on the line. They state, “Music is a vessel, this is how we channel the experiences that have shaped us. This is how we bare our scars.” Quickly becoming renowned for their explosive live performances, the group’s hardcore following continues to grow. Their workhorse mentality towards touring has seen them light up stages across the UK and Europe alongside the likes of Escape the Fate, King 810, As It Is, Light the Torch, and more. RXPTRS‘ visceral energy continues to infect the population as they cut their teeth on the live scene, with no sign of slowing, they’re truly hellbent on showing everyone the way of the RXPTR.
Simon Roach – Vocals
Ian Chadderton – Guitar
Harley Watson – Guitar
Sam Leworthy – Bass
Mat Capper – Drums