Ethyrfield Electronic Press Kit
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Despite their young age, Ethyrfield are a band who have been played many gigs together over the past few years. Their initial claim to fame was in winning the national under 19 Rock the House competition back in 2014 (under the band's old name of 'New Project') and they were then asked to perform at the American Ambassador’s residence in London.
More gigs followed together with increasing media interest and appearances on local TV. In 2015 Ben was selected to participate on National TV as part of the Sky Arts Guitar Star series winning through to the finals. Here his talents attracted the attention of none other than the legendary Tony Iommi who has ever since acted as his mentor.
Over the next few years, the band supported acts as diverse as Hawkwind, Uriah Heep, Nazereth, Curved Air and Snakecharmer. This period allowed the band to cement their stage craft and they decided to change their name to Ethyrfield in 2017 to reflect their new level of maturity and released their debut self titled EP.
The band continued making waves in 2018 winning the Metal 2 The Masses shows for the West Country securing them a position at the 2018 Bloodstock festival supporting Judas Priest, Nightwish and Gojira and the strength of their performance on the Introducing Stage at the 2018 Giants of Rock festival led them performing on the main stage at the Giants of Rock festival in January 2019 alongside Skid Row, AC/DCs Chris Slade and FM.
2019 saw the release of Ethyrfield's second EP - Taurus - and Ethyrfield playing at numerous festivals including Hard Rock Hell 13 along with Diamond Head and Michael Monroe.
After suffering from many cancelled gigs along with the rest of the industry, 2021 saw the release of Ethyrfield's debut album 'In Delirium' which was well received by many reviewers and will hopefully be the springboard to more success.
For a list of upcoming gigs, see https://www.ethyrfield.com/#gigs.
See Ethyrfield's full set at The Yard in Cornwall in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adboJxXySlU and the video for 'Remembering' from 'In Delirium' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAkhZcolw1Q
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Reviews / Comments
"As if invoking legends Rush and Tull wasn't enough, Ethyrfield then deliver the uppercut of adding a Soundgarden tinge to Sunstroke and The Hunter, while keeping the amazing vocals found in the opening track"
Hard Rock Hell Magazine. June 2021. Read the full review here
"'In Delirium' demonstrates a musical freshness, a maturity of lyrical adeptness and a melding of influences producing an unparalled metallurgical alloy; one that is rarely experienced in the considerable volumes generated within the nine tracks so consumately delivered within.
Metal Planet Music. June 2021. Read the full review here
"'In Delirium' is a brilliant album, from the psych/stoner of Sunstroke and Delirium, we get into the heavy Zep-like riff fests such as The Hunter and Serenity, with more stripped back moments such as Overgrown, that I previously talked about. Everything about it is slick, polished and full of promise of more to come. I'm really pleased I got to review this album as it's bloody brilliant, just go and listen to it! 9/10"
Musipedia Of Metal. July 2021. Read the full review here
"In what should have been a mid afternoon filler slot, were local rising stars Ethyrfield. Rising? Jesus Christ these guys are heading upwards like a launch from Cape Carnaveral!"
Devils Gate Media. November 2019. Read the full review here
"An astonishing, confident and jaw-dropping performance"
Down the Front Media. July 2019. Read the full Live Reference here
"Young talent like this doesn’t come along very often"
Rock Media UK. July 2019. Read the full review here
"Remember their name – Ethyrfield"
Devils Gate Media. November 2018. Read the full review here
"I am predicting Ethyrfield are UKs answer to Greta Van Fleet"
Toby Winch - Hard Rock Hell Radio DJ. October 2018
"Definitely a band to watch out for!"
Dennis Jarman, Planet Mosh. August 2018.
Read the full review of Ethyrfield's Bloodstock set here
"I saw this band when they supported 'Bad Touch' at The Wharf in Devon. I never expect much from support bands and when I saw their age I wandered back to the bar - they are very young and the drummer is a mere thirteen years of age. And then they started to play their set. I stopped dead in my tracks and headed straight back to the stage. NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. They are just incredible and they'll root you to the spot with a performance and songwriting way beyond their years - they made my spine shiver several times during their set. You'll want more, and I hope it's coming lads."
Nigel Follett - Social Media Manager for The Wharf, Tavistock. April 2017
Complete set from a socially distanced gig at The Yard in Cornwall, September 2020