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Combining intricate riffs and furious rhythms with anthemic, cascading vocals, Lest We Forget’s unique brand of progressive metal synthesises those two most disparate of things - the complex and the catchy.
The band’s innovative sound derives from juxtaposition. This exists in the dialogue between JH Norris’s clean and Jamie McIntrye’s screamed vocals, and in the conjoining of Harry Lingard-Bright’s soaring lead lines with Dec Doran’s fierce percussive cadences.
Praised especially by BBC Introducing’s Dave Gilyeat, Lest We Forget’s latest release ‘Sweet Serenity’ is the most emphatic manifesto of their style to date, and can be listened to on Spotify (https://open.spotify/artist/6KPIJI6cEqz1R9vbicZRGk?si=FAYyAIruSn6kqA8TwDmv-g) alongside their wider back catalogue.
Since appearing to a crowd of 6,000 at the Proud2 in London’s 02 Arena during the final of Live and Unsigned, at which the band played for high-profile industry professionals such as Kerrang!’s Alex Baker, Lest We Forget have obtained notable support slots with bands such as Yashin, Fearless Vampire Killers, Press to Meco, Wars, Chapter and Verse, and Martyr de Mona, among others. They have sold out the 02 Academy 2 in Oxford, and have performed at prestigious live venues across the country, including The Fleece in Bristol, which hosted the band for a show in which they were the headlining touring act.
Lest We Forget continue to work as an exciting and inventive force in the UK scene. Further releases are scheduled for the near future.
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- Member since:
- Nov 07 2018
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 22 years
TesseracT, Architects, Dream Theater, Breaking Benjamin, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Foo Fighters, Gojira, Biffy Clyro.
Members Of Band
JH Norris // Lead Vocals, Bass
Harry Lingard-Bright // Lead Guitar
Dec Doran // Drums
The band is equipped for professional gigs up and down the country.
We are endorsed by Dovetail Strings.
Sweet Serenity Year: 2017 Album: Sweet Serenity - Single Genre: Metal
Zero WonLestWeForget's latest single, 'Zero Won', showcases the band's ability to write a melodic, technical riff while maintaining their ear for a catchy vocal line and anthemic, stadium-filling chorus.
Sweet SerenityRecorded and Mixed at Mercenary Studio Oxford Mastered at 4D Sounds Lyrics: To live within a world of sin is far from what I dreamed Taken too young, my life undone, I have to be redeemed. This bitter hell, a prison cell - why can't I feel your grace? Although I've wronged, I don't belong, please take me from this place I beg, give me another day. Forgive my dark, and hollow ways I’m lost, take me home Oh please, take me home. I beg, give me another life. I've wronged but I can make it right I'm lost take me home Oh please I gave you time to make it right but you destroyed it all I beg give me another day. Forgive me, let me live again. Why should you live, and I forgive, while others face their fall? I’m lost, take me home I’m lost, take me home. Was I free? You punish me, for living as I’ve lived. You gave us will so man could kill, condemning those who did. Am I forced to run a course set by your tyrant hand? And now am I left here to die to fit your master plan? I see my past, and I see what I’ve done, There is so much I’ve missed, so much that I could become. I am awakened, this world will always grow, I know There is beauty that I'm yet to find in an Eden where I was left blind. There's so much love left, I know it's there for me to see Take me back there and let me live it How I long for the feelings I missed. Please hear my call, I'm not ready to fall. You dare challenge me? You'll learn to bite your tongue. Now swallow your pride And let my will be done. You lost your life, But I see all you've learned. Ill grant you The right that you have earned. He heard my plea, now I am free to live my life once more Now free from sin, to live within a world that I long for.
ContinuanceLest You've Forgotten... Lest We Forget were unfortunately inactive for a while over the course of 2015. But with the new year came many new things! The addition of new drummer, Declan Doran, and as celebration a remixed, remastered and rerecorded version of Continuance! Recorded and Mixed/Mastered by Jamie McIntyre Copyright © Lest We Forget, UK (2016)