Crostpaths Discusses EP, Show Arrangements, and Being Heard By All!

New wave nu-metal band CROSTPATHS have had a handful of EP's released, with an all new EP out for this summer time! A launch for the EP is set, featuring a few shows here and there, with the band just wanting to be reached by as many people as they possible see fit. Just see what the band discusses about all of this right there below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Ritchie McCombe (frontman) & Owain Lewis (bassist/vocalist) crossed paths with James Mason (drummer/percussionist) & Michael Edwards (guitarist) via mutual friend Erim Ahmet (keyboardist/producer) to form in 2019 after becoming disillusioned from the dissolution of their former projects. 

The genre-bending greebos mutated that frustration into motivation to capture the attention of a swarming underground scene, while simultaneously turning mainstream heads by scoring airplay from the likes of Kerrang! & BBC Radio One. The crossover crew’s collaborations with contemporaries Kid Bookie, Adam Ramey (Dropout Kings) & Jot Maxi (Hacktivist) have contributed to a continuous rise in popularity. Live tours have seen the rapcore revivalists perform with The Kennedy Soundtrack, Seething Akira, Cassyette & more while encompassing performances at Kent’s Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Final, Scala’s Face Down club night and London’s MCM Comic Con.

Crostpaths are set to launch their 4th EP, “This Is Fire”, in May 2023, with a headline show at Camden’s Black Heart followed by exclusive appearances at Breaking Bands Festival & Hammerdown Festival.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Asides from the obvious notion of the members having "crossed paths" socially and musically, it was also a portmanteau of Crossfaith & Stray From The Path (2 bands our sound was influenced by at the early formation of this project).

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We're from Kent, UK. We have a strong scene with a number of well beloved venues in our region. Leo's Red Lion in Gravesend, Lady Luck in Canterbury, The Booking Hall in Dover, Ramsgate Music Hall, Poco Loco in Chatham and many more. Local bands are diverse and varied including the likes of Struck/Down, Pryma, Tides Of Ire, Dohny Jep, Jukebox Monkey. We really could go on and on here.

4. How would you describe your style?

We typically say "genre-bending" but we're absolutely riding the new wave of nu-metal.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

3 EPs, a plethora of remixes and collaborations (see question 1). You can expect everything from hard rock, to drum & bass, to lo-fi chilled out tracks amongst our back catalogue. From bangers to ballads, we've got you covered.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Our new EP This Is Fire drops on 2023 26th May. The first single I Am The Liquor is already out now and we'll be releasing 2 more singles before the full EP.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Our EP launch is at The Black Heart in Camden on 26th May, we follow that up with appearances at Breaking Bands Festival, Hammerdown Festivals and many more TBA.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We're painfully aware that there is little to no money to be made in the industry these days so for us this is a matter of ticking off as many bucket list items as possible. Hopefully this will mean reaching more people, playing bigger and better shows etc. We'll do this until we've scratched that itch.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can hit for all of our links or find us via any platform as @crostpaths.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Ideally an adrenaline rush from our energy, passion and sincerity. If not it would have to be amusement or anger at how terrible we are. 

As long as they feel SOMETHING, not feeling anything would mean that we're not doing this music thing right!

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