“THE FIVE HUNDRED are truly one of the best bands in metal on Planet Earth today”
ALEX BAKER, KERRANG!
“Catchiness, brutality and melody are all here… Ear-rattling metal!”
“Astonishing! In a world of one-dimensional rock, THAT’S what you need to blow the cobwebs away.”
DEAN JACKSON, RADIO 1
“A World On Fire deserves to be played… on the biggest of stages. There is absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t be regarded in the same breath as Killswitch Engage for their ability to blend huge melodies with formidable intensity”
The Five Hundred have come from being labelled as “Meshuggah with Killswitch choruses” to carving out their own unique sound and fanatical cult following in the metal scene, all within the short timeframe of releasing and touring their first 2 albums (Long Branch Records - SPV).
Recently hailed as “one of the best bands on Planet Earth” (Kerrang!”), the band are now locked away writing their 3rd album, the follow up to the critically-acclaimed A World On Fire (released August 2021, produced by Justin Hill), scheduled for release in time for summer 2023.
With a few years of touring (UK, Europe, Ukraine, Russia…) and festival appearances (Download, Tech-Fest, Euroblast, Radar…), under their belts, The Five Hundred have perfected their famed, frantic, “controlled chaos” live shows to match up to their polished, concrete-slab-heavy, studio productions. This 3rd album is set to take the industry by storm, with the greatest epic, anthemic yet haunting vocals, layered upon the most earth-shattering, downtuned riffs this side of Scandinavia.