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Wasted Death - The Prequel To Evil

A Prequel To Evil is available as a Bandcamp download only. To stream or buy it head to Bandcamp from Monday 27th March 2023:


"Wasted Death is extremely pleased to unveil this latest slice of butt ugly", says vocalist / bassist Charlie Davis. "Three short blasts of snot and contaminated waste straight out of Wayne Adams’ Bear Bites Horse Studio. Drummer Tom Brewins plays like a crazed east London Dave Lombardo; bassist and vocalist Charlie Davis spews an uncontrollable amount of bile at only the slightest provocation; guitarist Wayne clings on for the ride like a pissed-up equestrian with one foot stuck in the saddle of a bolting horse. These three cuts go from blasting grind to manic thrash to frosty grimness, and whether the influence is Terrorizer, Municipal Waste or Converge, listeners are going to feel the full weight of the Wasted Death sceptic tank crushing their skulls. But to what kind of evil is this EP the prequel? Only time will tell."


Wasted Death is a ridiculously balls-out punk band featuring Charlie Davis of Beggar, Wayne Adams of Big Lad and Petbrick, plus Tom Brewins of USA Nails. They’re a bit d-beat, a bit Converge, a bit noise rock, a bit fuckin’ special.

Wayne Adams explains:

"Wasted Death started out as a lockdown baby. I’d been working on and thinking about lots of my other projects, Petbrick, Big Lad and Cower - all three of these projects are kind of epic, quite synth-heavy endeavours. I wanted to do something kinda the opposite to that, simple and direct, to try to hit that sweet middle ground between Punk and Metal. Motorhead, Zeke, early Black Breath. I kind of like to think of it as Part Chimp-esque but if they were a D-beat band. I used to play in a band with Tom the drummer, called Death Pedals - he now plays in USA Nails and totally rips! So I got him to come over to my studio and I set the click to 200bpm and off we went. Charlie from Beggar l’ve recorded plenty of times, and I think what he can do with his voice is off the hook, so I roped him in to do vocals, and he’s a smash on bass duties. I play guitar - well I can’t really play guitar - so I tuned all the strings to the same note and that seemed to sound cool, I stole that idea off USA Nails, they stole it off Part Chimp who probably stole it off someone else!”

APF Records released their debut EP Ugly As Hell on 9th April 2021. Landing just four months later, follow-up Ugly As Hell II - Uglier Than Hell was released 13th August 2021. Wasted Death played their first ever live dates in the autumn of 2021 and took to owning a stage like a duck to water.

Wasted Death’s debut album will be released by APF Records in the autumn on 2023. In the meantime we bring you new EP The Prequel To Evil: three tracks of pure, ferocious thrash punk metal. Get it in your ears.