Bristol, UK-based band RXPTRS, who blend rock, metal, punk, and hardcore with a seamlessness that is enviable, creating something that is unique that seethes with boundless energy — have signed with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.
“‘Gutterflies’ is a middle finger to the abusers and an anthem for the abused,” the band explains about the song’s deeper meaning. “No stone is ever gonna be left unturned, and this band refuse to stand by idly. This one’s for the voiceless, this one’s for the silenced. Now is the time to be loud, now is the time to be deafening.”
Regarding their partnership with Metal Blade and Blacklight Media, the band says,
“RXPTRS are honored to be joining the Metal Blade Records family and starting our journey with Blacklight Media. Those that know the band know we work our knuckles bloody, stand up for everything we believe in, and leave the bulls**t at the door, so there’s no other team we’d rather be a part of.”
Blacklight Media Records‘ Chris Santos comments,
“I’m so excited that RXPTRS has joined the Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records Family! I was instantly hooked the first time I heard and saw them, by their unique blend of infectiously heavy riffs, insanely catchy lyrics, and their all around rock ‘n’ roll swagger! This is a band that’s going places and I couldn’t be happier to take the ride with them! 2022 will be the year of the RXPTR!”
RXPTRS (pronounced “Raptors”) are a new wave of British rock. The energetic quintet combines ferocious grit with an ear for melody. Built upon the backdrop of the UK, the fiercely creative, long-term friends set out with a sonic mission statement to not succumb to a single barrier, to push boundaries and go beyond the limit of genres, creating a raw sound that is unmistakably their own. Each raucous track is laced with lyrical depth as RXPTRS lay it all on the line. They state,
“Music is a vessel, this is how we channel the experiences that have shaped us. This is how we bare our scars.”
Quickly becoming renowned for their explosive live performances, the group’s hardcore following continues to grow. Their workhorse mentality towards touring has seen them light up stages across the UK and Europe alongside the likes of Escape the Fate, King 810, As It Is, Light the Torch, and more. RXPTRS‘ visceral energy continues to infect the population as they cut their teeth on the live scene, with no sign of slowing, they’re truly hellbent on showing everyone the way of the RXPTRS.
Simon Roach — Vocals
Ian Chadderton — Guitars
Harley Watson — Guitars
Sam Leworthy — Bass
Mat Capper — Drums
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