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RSJ / Bio

RSJ are a five piece metal band hailing from York, UK that have firmly etched their chaotic and brutal, energy ridden live shows deep in the underground metal scene.

Touring with and opening for scene luminaries such as SLAYER, TRIVIUM, MASTODON, AMON AMARTH (Unholy Alliance Chapter III tour) WILL HAVEN (Only UK Date 2011) SOULFLY, UNEARTH, THE CHARIOT, BIO-HAZARD, THE BEZERKER, RAGING SPEEDHORN, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, SOILWERK, NMEMIC and ORANGE GOBLIN to name but a few RSJ have also billed on festivals such as LONDON's HELLFIRE FESTIVAL, LOWEND FESTIVAL in IRELAND, Headlined the SCUZZ TV Stage at BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL and also deafened the masses at SONISPHERE FESTIVAL 2011 on the Jagermeister stage!

To date the band have released 1 E.P. and 2 albums to mass critical acclaim from the likes of 'NUTS Magazine','METALHAMMER' (including a track on the covermount CD), 'ROCKSOUND', 'TERRORIZER' and 'KERRANG!' in
which they also gained a full page introducing feature. Their videos for the tracks 'REBORN' and 'DEADBOLT' have had regular rotation on SKY's SCUZZ TV and also MTV2's HEADBANGERS BALL!

In 2007 the band were awarded the title of BEST UK METAL BAND 2007 at the GLASSWERK sponsored NATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS in London and gained themselves sponsorship from ESP Guitars and Basses and HUGHES & KETTNER AMPLIFICATION.

The bands latest offering, a six track mini album, titled 'HIGGS BOSON' will see its official release in mid 2012 and showcases the bands unique sound and style which stands them high above today's crowded metal scene. The video for 'Collectively We Are Tall' (a spoof of Eric Prydz 'Call On Me' Video) taken from 'HIGGS BOSON' has already gained the band 28,000+ hits on You Tube after being premiered on Scuzz TV and has helped build the bands ever growing fanbase to new heights.

RSJ have an exciting 2012 ahead, catch them live at a venue near you!

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Band Members
DAN COOK - Vocals, GARETH VAUGHN THOMAS - Guitar/Vocals, DAN KENTLEY - Guitar/Vocals, MATT GAMBLIN - Bass/Vocals, GREG PARSONS - Drums
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York, UK