Winter In June
Winter In June
Ross from Urotsukidoji joined for a one show performance before Nick Withersby (formerly of legendary Kent crew Earshot) was cemented into the ranks. Locking themselves in their practice space in Folkestone in the Southeast of England, Winter in June saw their style evolve from that of metallic hardcore a la Strife and Shutdown into the uncompromising, Swedish-influenced, Progressive-style of Punk rock they play today. April 11th 2001 was the date of Winter in June's first show, opening up for xKombatx, xCanaanx and Anthem of the Century, leading to shows with American Nightmare, Deluge and Third Season and more in all corners of the UK. Winter in June's 1st demo was released as the tracks on the split with Urotsukidoji on Engineer records and this acclaimed release gained WIJ radio play on the continent and a tour with Sweden's Nine (Burning Heart recs) in 2002. Not often a UKHC band arouses such interest off their first demo recordings.
In this same year Winter in June supported Bane on the UK leg of their European tour, and witnessed a whole new level of enthusiasm for fast, traditional style hardcore sweep across the country. The Bane tour saw the last shows of 2002 for WIJ, who took a break to concentrate on writing material for the debut solo release. A split with Steel Rules Die (ex-Anthem of the Century) is due to be released shortly after the Count me Out shows in early 2003 on Engineer Records followed by a joint UK tour together, and looks set to place both bands amongst the hardest working and most exciting punk rock bands in the country. The members of Winter in June now manifest themselves in the form Gallows (Stu), Lakes (James and Scott Byatt), Awoken (Scott White) and Try Science (Nick). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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