Hometown: BRISBANE, QLD, AU
After forming in November 2007, 308 hit the local scene somewhat shrouded in mystery. Since their first live performance (february 2008) in support of Melbournes' Urgrund, they have been building a reputation for "vicious" live performances, their style of "thrash mixed with caustic black metal" receiving good reviews in local press. Their growing reputation has allowed them to share the stage with some of Australia's finest acts such as Alchemist, Excruciate and Gospel of the Horns. Their rising status within the scene has recently been confirmed with the band receiving the honor of supporting swedish legends Dismember and U.S murder merchants Macabre. 308 Have just released their first EP titled Atomic Assault. After recording this EP 308 parted ways with vocalist Minesweeper and guitarist R666 due to the members commitments to other bands. A new album Atomic Revolt will be relased soon.
"308 are a great new prospect for Aussie extreme metal, well worthy of picking up the torch and running with it... for a first EP 'Atomic Assault' is fucking awesome"
Jamie Goforth - Black Belle Music
“The rep of blackened thrashers 308 seems to be growing throughout the Brisbane metal scene with each show they play. Unremittingly extreme, their performance is blur of tremolo picking and dark, tonal atmospherics. Watching the band on The Step Inn stage, the hype seems not only deserved, but also modest.
Tom Hersey - Rave Magazine