21 Jan

Rhombus is one of the finest Goth Rock bands to emerge from the North of England in many years.

Mixing male and female vocals with swirling guitars and driving bass, they combine some of the best elements of traditional 80s/90s UK Goth, with a more modern approach.

In 2002, Ed Grassby formed the band along with his brother and sister-in-law on guitars.  He soon moved from Bristol to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and recruited new guitarists Robert Walker and Simon Cardwell.

Rhombus supported bands such as The Damned and NFD, and played with a number of upcoming bands who went on to form the base of the contemporary UK Goth Rock scene (now sometimes referred to as “The Fourth Wave”).

Before releasing their debut album, ‘Remembrance Day‘ in 2007, the band released the EPs ‘RatCity‘ in 2003, ‘Attention Seeker‘ in 2004 and ‘The Closing Time EP‘ in 2006.  The album featured female rock singer Mya and guitar player/singer Ian Grinn (formerly members of the tribute band ‘The Sisters of Murphy‘).

Shortly after that, the band asked Mya to join them on a full time basis and in 2009 Ian Grinn replaced Simon Cardwell as second guitarist.

In 2010 a second album release followed, titled “Open The Sky”.  The band had drafted Stephen Carey of This Burning Effigy, Adoration and The Eden House to remix it and it was released through Resurrection Records during January.

That same year, Rhombus were declared “Artist of the Year 2010” by Static Magazine of Germany.

In January 2011 Rhombus released ‘The Anywhere EP, a four-track release composed of the songs ‘Anywhere‘ and two new tracks ‘Timeless and Elegant‘ and ‘Nowhere‘. Carey was once again given mixing duties and produced an extended remix of ‘Anywhere’ to compete the EP.

2011 saw the band pick up their first European dates, their debut being in Berlin in support of former Skeletal Family and Ghost Dance lead singer Anne-Marie Hurst.

You can read more or buy their releases by clicking here.

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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Goth, etc.


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