A THRASH metal band could soon be drawing cries of ‘louder, louder’ rather than ‘order, order’ if they come out on top in a bid to represent Burton in a competition to have their music played at the House of Commons.
Andrew Griffiths, MP for Burton, revealed that he had received the first entry from the area as part of Parliament’s Rock the House competition and it was from Burton band For the Kill.
The event will offer up-and-coming talented people in the town the chance to showcase their work and perhaps even gain national recognition.
He said: “It is great to have the first band enter for the town and I am sure that even thrash metal would ‘rock the house’ in Parliament.
“The competition is a great opportunity for bands and musicians in Burton to get their music out to a wider audience.
“Burton has a thriving music scene, and it would be fantastic for local bands to see a winner of the competition from the town
“I can only encourage other local musicians to follow For the Kill’s lead and take part in what is a fantastic event in Parliament.”
The competition offers the opportunity for Burton creatives to have their work judged by the leading lights of industry and win prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, equipment, and the opportunity to have their work premiered in London’s West End, to name but a few.
For the Kill, which formed in 2012, is made up of vocalist Phillip Morton, drummer Dan Shipley, Marc Tipper on rhythm guitar, Neil Jones on lead guitar, and base guitarist Lee Webster.
“We are heavy rock rather than metal,” said Phillip.
“With heavy metal people tend to think of it as screamy and shouty vocals, but we have more melodic vocals and catchy songs, with lots of hooks.”
More information on how to enter the Rock the House competition is available online by heading to www.rockthehouseHOC.com/