GODSTICKS ( Wales )
GODSTICKS are a four-piece progressive heavy rock band from South Wales, formed in 2008.
Having toured extensively throughout Europe, most recently they can be found showcasing their
newer, heavier material supporting bands such as The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, Textures and Dorje.
Fresh from their European tour with The Pineapple Thief at the start of 2017, GODSTICKS entered the
studio to finish work on their new studio “Faced With Rage” which was released to critical acclaim via
Kscope on 13th October 2017. The UK's Prog Magazine described it as “a winning blend of channelled
aggression and emotional depth, combining lyrical intelligence and instrumental fireworks”.
It features for the first time new drummer Tom PRICE and guitarist Gavin BUSHELL, who bring a more aggressive playing style to back up Darran CHARLES (who also performed on The Pineapple Thief's
2016 hit album “Your Wilderness” and is part of their live touring band) unique guitar and vocal
sound and Dan NELSON’s driving bass. Drums and vocals were recorded at the world-renowned
Monnow Valley Studio in Wales (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush) and the album was produced by
James Loughrey (Skindred, Def Leppard).
Having already been hailed by the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine as “one of the UK's most idiosyncratic
rock bands”, with their new album GODSTICKS have delivered on their promise to be just as heavy as
their self-released 2015 album 'Emergence' but this time with a darker feel and more industrial sound.
GODSTICKS will be showcasing this explosive new material at PROG’SUD.
Musicians : Darran CHARLES - guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
Tom PRICE - drums
Dan NELSON - bass guitars
Gavin BUSHELL - guitars, synthesizers