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Left For Red



Spawned from an area that has Heavy Metal running right through it’s veins, Left For Red were born in 2010 in the West Midlands, and were nourished by the records of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Left For Red consists of LC Decoy (Vocals), Aaron Foy (Guitar), Philip Smith (Guitar), Daniel Carter (Bass) and Rob Hadley (Drums), the five piece began to expand upon their earlier influences and soon immersed themselves into the likes of Strapping Young Lad, Tool and Deftones, before arriving at their very own blend of modern heavy metal.

By the end of 2011, Left For Red had laid assault to their local vicinity and soon assembled a growing army of fans due to their fledgling reputation for rampant live shows. Fast forward to the present day, and the rising metal crew have supported the likes of Chimaira, Crowbar, Beholder ,
Breed 77 and many more, they have headlined a sold out show at 02 Academy and were crowned winners of Kerrang’s TNA competition. The band have also chalked up critical praise for their debut EP 'Left For Red Vol 001 - Empty Shell'.

The five-piece then plunged forward with the release of their 3- track EP ‘Vol 002 – Mercy Flight’, which was released 1st December 2012 and received praise from well known publishers like Kerrang, Rocksound and Big Cheese Magazines as well as other online webzines. ‘Vol 002 - Mercy Flight’ comes at you with engulfing riffs, contagious vocal lines and powerhouse beats, the band have produced a radiating piece of modern metal loaded with a progressive twist

2014 opened a new chapter for Left For Red as they went into the studio to work on their first full-length album, titled ‘All Things Known and Buried’ which was released in April 2015 followed by a heavy touring schedule, which included performances at Bloodstock Festival, Mammothfest & a number of other festivals around the country.

Look out for the raucous metal heads when they bring the party to your town!

Half A Ton Of Metal could soon be trampling on a stage near you!!!!!!!!


• Crowned winners of KERRANG’s TNA competition and had our song ‘Kneel Before You Die’ broadcast in 27 countries around the world on their show Impact
• 10,000 collective views on YouTube
• Appeared on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2015
• Support slots with Chimaira, Revoker, Crowbar, Beholder, Evil Scarecrow, Sacred Mother Tongue, Diamond Head, Breed 77, Sylosis, Heart Of A Coward and many more.

What the press say:

"Big groovy riffs, melodic vocals & great solos" - Johnny Doom, Kerrang Radio

"British metal at it's finest" - Stencil Magazine

"8/10 - Enjoyably raw throughout. This is metal as it ought to be, from a band with great potential" - Alex Gosman - Rocksound Magazine

"Left For Red's strength lies in their unique, progressive take on heavy metal it's fair to say that they have an instantly recognisable sound that is all their own." - Nicola Edwards, TBFM Magazine

"Utopia has a melodic hook and a heavy, wall-of-sound guitar and is reassuringly heavy..." - Terrorizer Magazine


Upcoming shows

No shows booked at the moment…..keep checking back for updates!

"Bearded Monkey started as a way that I could book Left For Red's gigs without the need for a middle man, it has now grown into a way that I can help various bands & individuals get there music out there"~Dan - Left For Red

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