Nycosia --Experimental Heaviness
Utilising ambient guitars ,heavy tight ass riffs , tight rhythms and a huge amount of groove to produce an unique sound which is solidly delivered by our charismatic and energetic front man.
Using many influences they are producing a sound that is uniquely, their own.
Avenoctum.com Tech Fest Review" A thin and pale-looking man in a green hooded wind cheater growled and screamed like a cat, as the instrumentalists around him pumped out irregular, djenty dirt. It stopped. “We are Nycosia”, he announced politely in a refined accent. Thanks. Now back to screams and dissonance of a highly disturbing and entertaining nature. Green Man’s face turned redder as he rapped venom into his mic for our benefit. Oodles and oodles of energy and aggression poured out of every crevice. Chunk – clunk – chunk, they’re angry. Everyone’s angry but happy. Sampled distorted crawliness led to a further mentally deranged breakneck fury fest, breaking down somewhere along the line into mind-altering doom. Oompah-oompah. The experimentation knew no bounds. It was brutal. It turned punishingly dark out there. Somehow we finished up in a cosmic void. This was fine fare for 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon. Immaculately presented, this was warped music for creative minds."
Played at UK Tech Metal Fest July 2017
Video for Astral Selection added to the playlist for Scuzz TV.
Gigs from Bristol to Bolton, Liverpool to London.
The debut single "Miscommunication" was released on 30th January along with an amazing and original lyric video from Very Metal Art. It also features on the New Noise II CD in the April Edition of Metal Hammer.
The Debut EP "Pariah" was released 25th February.
The EP was produced by Wavelength Records
( Martin Gronnier of The Dali Thundering Concept )
Artwork by Tom Roberts Illustration
It Djents " This EP is Heavy,Dark and Massive"
Nycosia are based in Hereford & Guildford, UK.
We are very happy to announce that Billy is now an official Ormsby Artist. Find him on their website artist page.
Just been added to some great new gigs.
Our video for Astral Selection has been added to the playlist for Scuzz TV !!!!!!!!
Wd are delighted to say that we are confirmewd to play UK Tech Metal Fest this year in July at Newark Showground.
Awesome news!! We have found a drummer !!
Sorry to say that Noah has taken the decision to leave Nycosia. So a new drummer will be auditioned.
Very pleased to announce Matt Ball as our new bassist.
Awesome news, our track 'Miscommunication" has been included on Rogue Records America Mod for Fallout 4.
We have been added to this amazing festival. Get to play with brilliant bands and it's sold out !
Our single "Miscommunication" is on the New Noise II CD in Aprils Edition of Metal Hammer no.281.
Totally in awe of this. Being buying this for years and to have the band in it is truly amazing.
Our debut EP 'Pariah" is released on 25th February. This was produced by Wavelength Records (Martin Gronnier )
Having a home town gig at Hereford Arts College. Mosh Pits and Breakdowns guaranteed.
Proud to announce the release of our first single "Miscommunication" Produced by Wavelength Records and Lyric Video from Very Metal Art
Our debut single from our EP "Pariah" is released 30th January 2016 with a lyric video from Very Metal Art.
We have a full live show video that you can now view. Just check out the video section on here.
Recorded our first live performance video at Shredder Live Lounge as part of their UK Video Showcase.
Freakin' brilliant time !!!!!!!!!!
Debut EP has been recorded with Tom Manning of Keep Recording ar Raglan and is now being mixed and mastered.
There's always a concern when a band undergoes personnel changes, that there might be a loss of momentum - it took about two minutes of Nycosia's astonishing performance on the opening day of the Stroud Fringe Festival to dispel this.
The sound comes off stage like a nuclear powered steamroller and it's clear that this is a band playing with the brakes fully off.
Adam Barkley is the new addition to the band, replacing Lily Harper on vocals - his range is extraordinary - in this type of music, which is an unholy alliance of Progressive Metal, Djent and Mathcore, a certain amount of low register grunting is de rigeur and he duly delivers in a voice that makes bits of you vibrate, but there's also a 'conventional' voice, verging on a tenor that sets him apart.
The discipline of the music is tough on the rhythm section but the contrasting but complementary styles of Noah Plant on drums, arms and hair flailing, and Theo Beech, quiet, skilful and undemonstrative, drives the music on with precision and power, faultless through some very challenging time changes.
Which leaves Billy Kibble on guitars. At just 16, and already very highly qualified on his instrument, I've always thought that in the handful of times I've seen the band before, he's undersold himself and his talents. Not so tonight - he absolutely nails it.
Employing not only the Djent style but also a jaw-dropping bidextral technique on both seven and eight string guitars, he provides a dazzling demonstration of playing - coming most prominently to the fore on an astonishing cover of Animals As Leaders' instrumental "CAFO" - six truly astonishing minutes.
They're in the studio this week to record their debut EP, and it's the first track to be revealed from this, 'Mind Of A Hermit' that closes the set, with Barkley jumping off stage to form a mini-mosh with Halfway To Nowhere, who've stopped behind to support.
An absolute transformation and wonderfully, brutally, brilliant.
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