Inspired by bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and Machine Head; Wasted Shells combines the elements of aggression, speed, and melancholy.
The band took its first baby-steps in the southern parts of Sweden back in 2006, but was reformed in late 2010 with a few line-up changes and the release of the debut album “The Debt” (2011). The album received great reviews and was followed by a tour in Sweden and Denmark.
Inspired by the outcome of “The Debt”, the band went in to writing mode again to start the process of writing the next album.
The second album "The Collector" was released on the 24th of April 2013. The album was promoted by Rambo Music (SONY/GAIN) and was well received by critics and saw the band further developing their own sound with epic tracks like "A Barren Country and the Walking Dead" and “Man O´Mankind". The album was described by Sweden’s biggest rock magazine; “Sweden Rock Magazine” as “groundbreaking” and “innovative” and by French "Hard Rock Magazine" "the best newcomers in modern thrash in a long time"
Their last album/EP "Dark Matter" was released just days before they walked on stage on Sweden Rock Festival 2015 and marked one of the bands greatest highlights.
The raw and intense sound followed by the experience of performing over 100 gigs has earned Wasted Shells a reputation as an amazing live band, described by Swedish rock journalist Jonas Persson; “from the first chord to the last, the band has enough passion and energy to fill up a whole arena”
The band was constantly evolving, with their unique formula creating metal music their own way, the “wasted” way.