What I’m Listening To – AxeWound
At the end of April, Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck revealed his new sideproject with Cancer Bats vocalist Liem Cormier called AxeWound. Although they have only released a pair of tracks, I can't stop listening to it.
Between Bullet For My Valentine albums, Tuck was looking for an outlet, something a bit different from what he was doing with BFMV. Joining with Jason Bowld, the two wrote the song 'Vultures' and reached out to M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold for the vocals. Tuck and Bowld realized that what they were doing could turn out to be more than just a fun studio band and began recruiting with the first phone call to Liam. Shortly after, the 'metal as f**k' band was born. AxeWound is currently working on their debut album and plan to have it released this summer.
AxeWound consists of:
Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats) - Lead Vocals
Mike Kingswood (Glamour of the Kill) - Guitar
Joe Copcutt (ex-Rise to Remain) - Bass
Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter) - Drums
In a recent interview with BBC Tuck talked about his role in this band compared to BFMV
It’s going to be different, not being the main vocalist, but it’s something I look forward to, just enjoy being a guitar player and a songwriter. It’s not something I ever wanted to do, be the frontman of the band. I was always the guitar player who could sing at the same time and that is how I ended up doing what I do. It’s going to be a different experience. I’ve never not been in a band without singing so it’ll be quite odd to be up there without a microphone in my face for the whole show. But Liam is a dream to work with and one of the most ferocious vocalists.
Tuck may not be handling all the vocals duties in AxeWound, but he will be singing on some of the songs. Take a listen to 'Cold' below:
AxeWound performed for the very first time earlier this week at Tivoli, a popular music venue and cultural center in Utrecht, Netherlands in preparation for their performance at Download on June 8th. Check out a recording from their live performance of 'Cold' below.