Final Coil | Imperative Management:

Final Coil began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. Gradually, that energy and electricity was channelled into smoother paths as the band looked deeper into themselves and their music, discovering how much more their individual abilities could create; realising they had so much more to say, that a fleeting impact wasnít all they wished to achieve Ė they wanted to carve musical monuments that would stand the test of time and stand for something as well. Under the guiding hand of founding member Phil Stiles the line-up of the band morphed and shifted to reflect that change in focus and the first recorded output from the new look Final Coil was released in 2015. The Closed To The Light EP highlighted the significant developments in the bandís style so effectively that it caught the ear of Italian record label WormHoleDeath, who immediately signed the band up. Throughout 2016 Final Coil worked on their debut full length album, which was then unveiled by their new label in 2017...

In a world of ever shifting trends and fashions, where itís always time to move on to the next thing and the value of anything and everything is fleeting, itís a beautiful moment to find an album that stops you in your tracks. A combination of musicianship, song craft, depth of emotion and attention to detail that holds you transfixed while the rest of the world continues its unthinking charge into oblivion. An album where the lyrics invite thought and reflection and the artwork fires the imagination as the music brings it to vibrant life. Final Coilís debut album, entitled Persistence Of Memory was just such an album; an island of colour and beauty in the ever flowing grey tides of modern life. The band joined forces with Imperative PR to promote the album and the reaction from the music press was outstanding.

The band finished 2017 with a flurry of well received live shows and returned to Imperative PR once more Ė this time for a long term management deal. The press continued to pick up on the brilliance of Persistence Of Memory throughout the early months of 2018 and away from the stage the band began to work on their most ambitious material to date. As summer neared its end Final Coil set off for Italy and Real Sound Studios to record their second full length album. Featuring the skills of session drummer Barry French (ex-Sarpanitum) blending beautifully with the flowing bottom end of bassist Jola Stiles and the twin guitars of Phil Stiles and Richard Awdry the new songs that Final Coil have created are going to stun everyone who hears them. Before the end of the year the band also managed to fit in live shows with OHHMS, Boss Keloid, Zero Point Zero and Staghorn.

Aside from his work with Final Coil, Phil Stiles was invited to make a guest appearance on the latest album from prog rock royalty, Glass Hammer (the band where Yes discovered vocalist Jon Davison).

To kick off 2019 Final Coil appeared at the massive HRH Metal III: Metal Meltdown event at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, alongside Decapitated, Devilment and many more, playing to a large and appreciative audience. They also confirmed their place on the bill of the Fusion Festival 2019, which will take place at the Stourhead Civic Centre on March 22nd Ė 24th, featuring prog legends like Focus and IO Earth. The biggest announcement of all though, was that album number two, entitled The World We Left Behind For Others, would be released on April 12th, again through WormHoleDeath. A momentous concept piece, this album is going to elevate Final Coil to new heights. Join us for what promises to be an incredible ride...

ď...too much awesomeness to mention.Ē

Ė ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE

Genre: Post Rock/Progressive Rock
For fans of: Riverside | Tool | Glass Hammer | Alice In Chains

Line-up:
Phil Stiles: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Synths and Programming
Richard Awdry: Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals and Programming
Jola Stiles: Bass Guitar and Flute
Barry French: Drums

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