Year Formed


Cypher16 are a hugely talented, innovative organic rock band, who fuse electronic and metal influences with hints of industrial to create their own unique musical mix.
Having toured in the UK, Europe, India and America, Cypher16 have played with the likes of LACUNA COIL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MUDVAYNE, DARK TRANQUILITY and IN THIS MOMENT..

Formed in 2007, the quartet forged and honed their sound down live around the UK's scuzzy rock club circuit extensively before recording their debut, self-released EP 'The Man Of The Black Abyss' late in 2008. 'Mixing traditional rock elements with more modern synthesizer effects, these young Londoners are oozing talent and are sure to make a big name for themselves in the not too distant future' raved POWERPLAY magazine's Glenn Butler.

The band filmed their debut music video for the lead track off the EP (Symphony To End It All) in the surroundings of the incredible Gloucester Cathedral (location for scenes from the Harry Potter films). To see it on SCUZZ TV in the UK please send your request to

In 2009 and still just in their teens, the band received an invitation to play at LOCOFEST in Florida with metal heavy-weights MUDVAYNE, IN THIS MOMENT, HEAD P.E. and NONPOINT around which they built their first tour of America.

In the autumn of 2009, Cypher16 became one of the first British metal bands to tour in INDIA, playing shows in Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune. The tour was a huge success, and the band gained a great many fans eagerly awaiting their return.

In 2010, Cypher16 entered Fortress Studios in London with Dan Weller (SIKTH/ENTER SHIKARI/YOUNG GUNS) to begin recording follow-up tracks to 'The Man Of The Black Abyss'. Short UK tours throughout the year, several shows in Europe and a performance at Hereford's Wyeside Festival with legendary punk act THE STRANGLERS also followed.

Later that year, the band made an even bigger name for themselves by playing with veteran Gothenburg band DARK TRANQUILITY at a sold-out show London Underworld show. In October they made a much-anticipated return to India, this time with Italian Gothic band LACUNA COIL at the Great Indian Octoberfest. 

'The Metaphorical Apocalypse' EP was released in May 2011 to more rave reviews from the press and fans alike, and the band shot the music video for 'Lonely Road' at the world famous Battersea Power Station. The video was premiered by SCUZZ TV (rising to No.2 in the channel's best videos chart), and shortly afterwards the band went back over to India for their first headline tour of the country. They immediately followed it up with a sold-out show at The Barfly in London.

2012 saw the band headline the DeepWoods Festival in Chennai, India, and make a record 5th visit to the country later in the year, this time playing shows with acts such as CHILDREN OF BODOM and headlining the legendary IIT Delhi Blitzkrieg Show at the college's outdoor ampitheatre.

The 'Determine' EP was released in April 2013 by Metal Hammer Magazine and has received further rave reviews, with the debut album expected early 2014. Cypher16 have recently played at this year's Bloodstock Festival, featuring SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX and many more, and off the back of their performance have been invited to play at HAMMERFEST 2014 (KREATOR/SOILWORK/OVERKILL), as well as several other festivals around the world which are still to be announced.