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Formed in 2017, Scathed are an independent 5 piece hard rock/metal band based in Dublin, taking a range of influences across heavier genres from the likes of Loathe and Trivium to Marmozets and The Distillers.

Photo – © Down The Barrel Photography 2018

The bands new single marks the first new music this year. Get your ears around the track below…

Combining their varied influences with elements of post-rock, Scathed present savage riffs, a calamitous rhythm section and distinctive vocal “somewhere between Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Pantera‘s Phil Anselmo” (Metal Wani, 2018) that has carved out their niche in the Irish metal scene.

Their abrasive yet hooky, genre-crossing anthems have landed them huge support slots, namely Halestorm in a sold-out Academy Dublin in 2018 and more recently this year with Hands Off Gretel in The Voodoo Lounge, Belfast.

Photo – Down The Barrel Photography © 2020.

The last three years have seen Scathed gig relentlessly across the Irish metal circuit alongside the likes of Jet Fuel Chemistry, GREYFACE and Dead Label.

Since releasing their debut EP ‘Where Truth Occurs’, Scathed have focused on honing their songwriting and genre.

They are back from the depths of a nationwide lockdown, eager to share what they have come up with, starting with their new single ‘Deceit’, released today.

Listen below:

Vocalist, Ainsley Kavanagh commented on the track:

AINSLEY – “‘Deceit’ is a song that narrates the inner process of dismantling a toxic influence in your life.

Our judgement and esteem can be clouded by the way we perceive seemingly righteous people. ‘Deceit’ is about the challenge of discerning their facade and finding freedom.

Down The Barrel Photography © 2020

For more information on Scathed, please visit this link.

Oran O’Beirne 2020