A video which reached the Number One spot on the Kerrang TV Chart Request Show, support slots with Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane), Esoterica, Dave Evans (AC/DC), The Black Mollys, Forever Never, Witchfynde & Black Spiders, plus a full UK Tour with Marseille, 2 successful album releases, a tour in Finland, a festival in Belgium & performances at Hard Rock Hell in the UK & Ibiza.... with all this you could be forgiven for thinking Exit State has been around for years. However, the early success of their high octane sound has been almost immediate, not least due to their crossover appeal to rock, metal, pop, punk, indie & alternative crowds alike.
Lead vocalist & guitarist Roy Bright comments “The last 2 years have been amazing from first signing to King Prawn Records for our debut album, to our professional management deal with Rocksector Records which translated in 2011 to full record deal for the 2nd album, the videos on Kerrang TV.... its an awesome thrill ride for us. If you want something aggressive, edgy, dramatic & emotive our music has all that. We’ve been likened to Foo Fighters, Nickelback & Therapy but truthfully, although we’re proud of those comparisons, they don’t really cover it as we really are quite unique”.
The core line-up of Exit State is Roy Bright on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, "Texas" Peat Hicks on drums & Phil Ireland on bass & backing vocals. Following the amicable departure of Adam Stephenson on lead guitar late in 2011, Matt Harris has been very capably deputising.
For more information on Peat Hicks visit his own official website at
For more information on Phil Ireland visit his own official website at http://www.philireland.com
In 2012 the game plan for Exit State is very clear.... touring, touring & more touring. The initial tour schedule was announced 23rd January including 4 shows as special guests with the legendary former UFO & Scorpions lead guitarist Michael Schenker.
Then in 2013 expect a 3rd full length album.... expect more!