Wasted Death is a ridiculously balls-out punk band featuring Charlie Davis of Beggar, Wayne Adams of Big Lad and Petbrick, plus Tom Brewins of USA Nails. They’re a bit d-beat, a bit Converge, a bit noise rock, a bit fuckin’ special.
Wayne Adams explains:
"So Wasted Death is definitely a lockdown baby. I’d been working on and thinking about lots of my other projects, Petbrick, Big Lad and Cower - all three of these projects are kind of epic, quite synth-heavy endeavours. I wanted to do something kinda the opposite to that, simple and direct, to try to hit that sweet middle ground between Punk and Metal. Motorhead, Zeke, early Black Breath. I kind of like to think of it as Part Chimp-esque but if they were a D-beat band.
I used to play in a band with Tom the drummer, called Death Pedals - he now plays in USA Nails and totally rips! So I got him to come over to my studio and I set the click to 200bpm and off we went. Charlie from Beggar l’ve recorded plenty of times, and I think what he can do with his voice is off the hook, so I roped him in to do vocals, and he’s also gonna smash bass duties. I play guitar - well I can’t really play guitar - so I tuned all the strings to the same note and that seemed to sound cool, I stole that idea off USA Nails, they stole it off Part Chimp who probably stole it off someone else!
APF Records released their debut EP Ugly As Hell on 9th April 2021. Landing just four months later, follow-up Ugly As Hell II - Uglier Than Hell is released 13th August 2021. Charlie Davis says:
“We reckon we’ve done it again on Ugly As Hell II: Uglier As Hell. The strings are all tuned to the same note, the drums are barrelling past at semi-legal speeds and the vocals are popping veins left right and centre. It’s another great big slap in the chops. This time we’ve ramped it up and broadened the influences. It’s our thrashed-up, snot-nosed punk/metal vibe, landing somewhere between Extreme Noise Terror and Converge and the Melvins, but this time the energy levels are cranked, the contempt is as virulent as ever and the tunes go in even weirder directions. Whether it’s injecting some High on Fire barbarism or some mean Amphetamine Reptile-style angularity, things here have developed into a more interesting beast with a more varied set of influences while retaining the same bat-shit wildness that makes Wasted Death what it is.
This time it’s not just ugly: it’s hit-every-branch-on-the-way-down, fully minging, totally hopeless fugliness.”
Wasted Death play their first ever live dates this autumn:
7 September - The Victoria, Dalston, London
8 October - The Moon, Cardiff
What the Press are saying:
“Deliciously depraved and grimy, for people who like their punk to have blood and rust on its safety pin and metal that gives you a black eye. Wasted Death have distilled the perfect microcosm of extreme brutality.” – THE SLEEPING SHAMAN
“This EP has everything; perfect instrumentation, vocals and production. Bringing something new to the table, and showing that genres have no bounds, Wasted Death are a name to watch. – DISTORTED SOUND
“Grinding metal mashing the brain matter into mush with punk snarl to make you feel like you’ve literally been chewed up and spat out. Savage stuff.” – GBHBL
“Grind fans, Noise fans, Hardcore fans, Punk fans. You will all find something to enjoy here. Wasted Death take approximately 13 or so minutes to cave your cranium in but it’s the best 13 minutes you will experience in 2021. Ugly As Hell is beautiful.” – MASS MOVEMENT
- Wayne Adams - guitar
- Charlie Davis - bass / vox
- Tom Brewins - drums
Ugly As Hell II - Uglier Than Hell (CD/Tape/T-Shirt)
Release date: 13/08/2021
Ugly As Hell (CD/Tape)