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Berenice to release debut EP this August

July 02, 2024


Emerging from the heart of East Anglia, BERENICE are soon to become a relentless force in the underground music scene, blending hardcore, sludge, crust, and grind into a ferocious sonic onslaught. Formed in early 2023, the band wasted no time in carving their path with jaw dropping locals shows, before recording a raw and unapologetic debut EP set for release on August 16, 2024.

At the core of BERENICE's sound are guitarist Dave (also of A Horse Called War on APF Records), guitarist Charlie (of Goat Monsoon), drummer Aaron (formerly of Devilment), bassist Calum (from Obscene Entity), and vocalist Jim (formerly of East Anglian legends Bastard). Their collective musical backgrounds enrich BERENICE's sound with a diverse range of influences, combining into and culminating in a relentless blast that defies genre boundaries.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Dave's Bombstore Studios, the EP captures BERENICE's uncompromising intensity and raw energy. The artwork, designed by Norwich-based artist Wesley K. Brown, visually reinforces the band's visceral approach to their music.

Lyrically, BERENICE confronts the stark realities of modern Britain with an unflinching gaze. Their songs rage against unnecessary greed, highlighting the disparity between affluence and poverty, and the day-to-day struggles faced by many. Through their fearless and aggressive expression, BERENICE channels pure rage and disgust at the misery of living conditions for many, demanding change whilst offering a cathartic outlet for listeners.

Beyond the studio, BERENICE plans to unleash their blistering live show across the UK, leaving no stage unscathed. Their performances promise to resonate with those who seek unapologetic honesty and sonic intensity in their music.

Join BERENICE as they embark on their journey, pushing the limits of aggressive performances and challenging conventions with their debut EP.

Pre-orders are open here on the APF website in our store. Watch the video for first single Torment on their band page, also here on the APF website.