METAPRISM define ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with a combination of male and female vocals, ruthless aggression and soaring melodies. Live and on record, their modern and dynamic sound creates a unique brand of melodic metal.
Formed in late 2012, METAPRISM is the brainchild of guitarist Ollie Roberts. Together with vocalist Theresa Smith, the pair developed the first songs that would later make up their debut EP. The injection of Jut Tabor’s clean and aggressive vocal style completed the vision.
In their first couple of years together, the band went through a number of lineup changes whilst honing in on their sound. Finally in 2015 the addition of guitarist Callum Downing, bassist Max Willus and drummer James Clarke completed the lineup.
2015 also saw METAPRISM make a return to Bloodstock Open Air Festival for the second year running and perform at Europe’s biggest metal festival, Wacken. It was here that the band claimed 4th place in Wacken’s international ‘Metal Battle’ competition. In the September of the same year they released their debut album, ‘The Human Encryption’. The album’s first official single/video, ‘Reload’, was featured in Metal Hammer, Prog magazine and on Wacken’s 25th anniversary ‘Live at Wacken 2015’ Blu-Ray/DVD/CD.
In the short time that the band has been active they have shared a stage with the likes of Leave’s Eyes, Sacred Mother Tongue and Evil Scarecrow as well as featuring on festival lineups alongside Megadeth, Lacuna Coil, Delain, Within Temptation and Trivium.
At the start of 2016 Jut unfortunately announced his departure from the band. After searching and auditioning many applicants, Joey Draper was added to the lineup. With fresh determination and new found drive the band are working towards an exciting future.
METAPRISM will be releasing a music video for their brand new single, ‘Catharsis’, later this year.