They almost always share the stage with punk-influenced bands. Theyve also been billed with French metal scene heavies. In late 2003, m-sixteen went back into the studio for an evolutionary turning point. They put down some new compositions inspired by the punk-hardcore underground sound which has been alive and kicking since 1980 (see Black Flag to Rise Against). Results of the session are slated for release in April 2004 by STSnetwork, as a split CD with the California band The Missing 23rd.
Stronger than ever the band play a lot of gig with some local bands or with foreign one. and hit the stage in front of 5000 people at the furia sound festival, rock all around france during the tour with their friends from Hogwash, with few stops in belgium, germany or switzerland !! In the beginning of 2005, the band starts to concretize what will become their first album. Preserving their hxc punk roots mixed to an interesting combination of brand new influences never explorated by the band before, m-sixteen has finally find its own individual personality in the french musical landscape. It was obvious that the LOKO studio, that had been entirely renovated and gives more possibilities to the bands, was the perfect place to go back to and record this album.
June 2005 was the start of a 2 years recording process. After 2 weeks recording all the instruments, the band came back home without any idea of how the record was going to sound. And after months of hard working, recording vocals at the studio, at home or in some obscure places, the record is finally done on fall 2006. The first feedbacks from the french press and indie scene are really positive and gives the band an huge motivation to play as much as possible everywhere they can, and promote this album beyond the french and hxc punk borders. Read more on Last.fm.
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