Playing together in various forms over the past 10 years, ANIMATOR has been building up a reputation for explosive live performances and exceptional songwriting. Formed in the ‘Sunny’ South East of Ireland in 2006, they have played all over their home country, further afield in the UK and Spain, as well as sharing the stage with such bands as Sodom, Evile, Amon Amarth and Nuclear Assault.
Having won the Irish region of Metal 2 The Masses and playing Bloodstock Festival back in 2015, the band grabbed a considerable amount of attention from the UK and mainland Europe having shared the bill with such titans of the metal world as Trivium, Rob Zombie, Within Temptation and Black Label Society.
Taking influences from many musical genres, Animator creates their own brand of thrash metal that is fresh, exciting, and dynamic. Taking inspiration from the world they see around them, Animator’s lyrics reflect a critical analysis of global politics and international order. With the release of their full-length debut album ‘Blacklisted’, Animator announced themselves as a powerful new force on the Irish thrash scene.
With the forthcoming release of their latest EP ‘The Venom Within’, the band have upped their game, both musically and live, with 2017 being the year that Animator spreads their music to the UK and Europe and plays shows in more countries than they ever have before to bring as much attention to their brand of metal and fly the flag for Irish metal alongside the other standouts of the thriving Irish metal scene.
The Venom Within
Number of Tracks – 4
Release Date – January 27th 2017
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Trackmix Studios, Dublin by Michael Richards.
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Catch ANIMATOR on tour in the UK, Scotland and Ireland this year.
January 28th – Studio 24, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Heavy Scotland M.I.N.D Battle – Headline Show)
February 12th – 02 Academy, Birmingham, United Kingdom (HRH Metal Festival w/ Skindred, Sodom, Evile and many more)
February 25th – Alexanders Bar, Lisburn, Northern Ireland (Poser Holocaust III w/ Abaddon Incarnate, Psykosis and many more)
April 21st – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, United Kingdom (Eradication Festival 2017 w/ Bull-Riff Stampede, Sworn Amongst and many more)
August 26th – On the Rox, Dublin, Ireland (Unleashed Festival 2017 w/ Psykosis, Two Tales of Woe, Snowblind and more)
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