April 2010 saw ALIASES rise from the melting pot minds of ex SikTh guitarist Pin, guitarist Leah Woodward, drummer Darren Pugh, bassist Joe Heaton and vocalist Jay Berast. Following in the spirit of Pin's legendary legacy, ALIASES are redefining the genre's boundaries, with a hunger for experimentation and no fear of extremes. Pin explains: 'We are interested only in taking Metal on a new and limitless path, allowing the music and vocals to grow organically and exist outside the common constraints of a single genre.'
Wasting no time, the band set to work on their debut six track EP and in July put out the rough demo track 'We Should Never Have Met', which was received with an overwhelmingly positive response online. This prompted an invitation to play at this year's prestigious Euroblast Festival in Cologne, Germany where the band stole the show, affirming them as a major force to be reckoned with.
Finding the correct players was essential and the band were willing to go to any length to forge the right line up. Pin continues: 'I had searched for three years to find a vocalist since SikTh drew the curtains, first bringing over, only to have deported, a singer from the USA and then finding the awesome talent of Jay Berast in Paris, a long distance situation which works brilliantly. Darren Pugh and bassist Joe Heaton joined from Manchester band Veils and Leah Woodward is a rare guitarist not only having a playing style which compliments my own, but she brings a ton of her own insanity to the mix!' Nathan 'Barley' Phillips, founder of Basick Records commented: 'Working with bands that push the boundaries to create a new definition for Metal, is what Basick strives for, so when I heard that Pin was cooking up a new project after the demise of SikTh, my ears naturally pricked up.
After hearing all the demos and then subsequently having my face ripped off by ALIASES' live show at Euroblast in Germany, I just knew that we had to sign them. Not only has Pin managed to improve upon the insanity element of his former output, he's also managed to put together a band of outstanding musicians that totally complement this interesting and complex music. So, after a few meetings and phone calls, we finally convened at the first ALIASES show in the UK and consecrated the deal over a healthy amount of Jägermeister. I'm totally stoked to have the opportunity to work with a band who are creating music for all the right reasons and I can't wait to release their debut CD and Album!' ALIASES as yet untitled debut CD will be released on Basick Records in 2011.