Louder Than Life Spotlight: BITERS

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*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Louder Than Life gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*

Today’s artist is Biters.

On Sunday, October 1st, hard rock band Biters brings their deadly, catchy sound to Louder Than Life. This is a band that has been highly regarded as the new forerunners of rock’n’roll by many websites like Classic Rock, TeamRock, BlabberMouth, and more. It all started back in 2010 when the Atlanta quartet released their self-titled EP. This EP drew heavy influences from 70s artists like Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy. There is a cross on all of their records between glam rock, punk, and classic rock with big pop hooks to make for a very accessible sound. Their first three EPs were released on Underrated Records. Their fourth EP ‘Last of a Dying Breed dropped in 2012 via Pipeline Records. Although they were released on labels, Biters did most of everything on their own. They even had received notice from bands as big as Green Day at that stage in their career. Having four EPs out in just two years was a huge accomplishment, but many fans were getting anxious for a full length record. Three years later, they finally got that.

Photo by Tamiko Jonson Photography

In early 2015, Biters signed a record deal with the well-known Earache Records. They released their new song “Restless Hearts” the same day of the announcement (which can be heard below). A few months later, they dropped their first full length album ‘Electric Blood’. This album really opened up the eyes of several people with the single already mentioned above and the party anthem in “1975”. They’ve still maintained their sound from their early days but improved their songwriting skills and have become tighter musicians. ‘Electric Blood’ was even on the list of Top 10 Albums Of The Year on Classic Rock. In between albums, they released a single titled “The City Ain’t The Same” that didn’t appear on any of their records. You can watch the music video below. This year, the band released ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ in May. The whole record is filled with fee-good rock music that takes you back to the 70s when rock was in its young days. Check out “Stone Cold Love” from the record below. Don’t miss this band if you’re a fan of bands like Cheap Trick, The Struts, Kiss, or even David Bowie. You can buy your tickets to see Biters live at Louder Than Life this fall here. The band is also playing Rock Allegiance the weekend after, you can buy tickets to that here. Be sure to follow the band on Facebook for updates on all news regarding Biters. Also like the festival page on Facebook to stay up to date with any changes in the lineup or any additions of experiences to the festival.

Biters is:
Tuk Smith – Vocals/Guitar
Matt Gabs- Guitar/Vocals
Philip Anthony – Bass/Vocals
Joey O’Brien- Drums/Percussion

About Low Gain

I’m just a teenager, living in Southern Illinois, that loves music in general. I love attending festivals as it feels like everyone comes together as a giant family. I also look forward to hearing new music and passing it onto the masses. In my free time I play guitar, basketball, and attend high school.

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