Leicester band Voidwalker play their first headline show at Duffy’s

By Emily Rooney

Leicester based band Voidwalker played their first headline show at Duffy’s bar last Thursday(JAN30), supported by fellow Midlands artists ZOIC and Dum Language.

Voidwalker are comprised of Calum Burns on drums, Amaia De Almeida and Rob Foley on guitars, Joseph Eden on bass and backing vocals, and Miguel De Almeida on vocals. They describe themselves as a progressive metal/deathcore band.

The first support band for Voidwalker were Dum Language, who describe themselves as indie-punk. They are also from Leicester, and have a lighter, funkier sound than Voidwalker.

The other support band, ZOIC, describe themselves as a chaotic hardcore band, and incorporate more slam elements than Voidwalker.

In an interview after the show, Voidwalker bassist Joseph Eden gave his thoughts on playing his first headline show.

He said: “Considering it’s our fourth gig, it’s quite nice to be headlining this early on. It feels like we’ve put all the work in, and we’ve put the adequate work in and got a headline spot, it feels rewarding.”

The band draws influences from different sub-genres of metal, as well as from heavier rock and alternative bands.

Joseph added: “I think one of the best things about being in this band is we all have very different tastes in music.

“I’m very much into my sort of old-school death metal and black metal, whereas Rob, for example, is very much into his Periphery, Protest the Hero, Emmure.

“We’re all pretty big into Emmure, Architects, Periphery, and sort of general djent bands that we’re all into, but we all have our own tastes.

“Our vocalist Miguel is quite into his death metal, but he also quite likes his post-rock, bands like Mogwai and stuff like that. We all have diverse tastes and it’s cool that we can get these influences together and create what we do.”

Voidwalker have released a single called Husk, which is available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2pqn6jbCPYucOgabXMZ3hw

Dum Language have music on Spotify, available by searching their name. Their latest released single is Dominoes, released last year.

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