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The State

Sounds likeNine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein
LocationSuffolk

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Industrial - Gothic - Post Punk
Formed in 2010 from their headquarters in England, The State fuse industrial, rock, and post-punk into a dark and tortured alarm as a reaction to the current political and social climate. Taking their cue from bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, The Cure and Gary Numan, The State aim to ensure that their live performances are as intense and rich as their studio works.
Having just completed their second album, Ministry of Truth, they have switched gears towards taking the music live and the creativity involved in making an interesting performance.
However, with the constant barrage of political nightmares in the news of late, inspiration for new songs continues. The result of which will come to light as singles, double A sides, and EPs in the near future.

2011 – remixed “Scanner” by Gary Numan as part of a contest judged by the artist himself and won

2012 – released In Love With The Gun ep on Misanthropic Records

2013 – released The Centre Cannot Hold album on Misanthropic Records

2015 – released Bullets ep on Misanthropic Records

2016 – released Scenic View ep and Public Service Announcement single on Misanthropic Records

2017 – released Fairy Tales single and Ministry of Truth album on Misanthropic Records

Band Members

Andy Guy: vocals, synthesisers,
samples, guitar, and programming

Will Goodey: guitar and backing vocal

“…steady dance-friendly martial beats, snarling punk vocals, gritty guitars and enticing electronics.”
- Intravenous Magazine https://tinyurl.com/lcxqs26

“I…have been constantly impressed with their professionalism, work ethic, and great attitude towards their expanding fan base. The band show real enthusiasm for whatever they do, whether that be recording, mixing, promoting or putting together a dynamic live show.”
- Oli Bell, producer
Groove Criminals

Tell me that the pain will stop
Tell me that the sun will rise
Tell me that I will feel again
Tell me that the world will not fall apart

These fairy tales
Stop telling me

Tell me that not all is lost
Tell me it can't rain all the time
Tell me that I will love again
Tell me that this can't be everything

These fairy tales
Stop telling me

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