After a 2 year hiatus, Luxembourg afro-post-punk band no metal in this battle is back with two new stunning fresh tracks. Shimokita/Zeitzonen is a double single digital release available worldwide on all digital platforms now.
While Shimokita is a typical blend of math-rock licks and afrobeat grooves for which no metal in this battle are known for, Zeitzonensynchronisationmechanismus sees the introduction of electronic sounds, a minimalistic approach to riffs and hypnotic repetitions. Listen to both tracks via Bandcamp below.
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About the band
No metal in this battle’s members may all be over 40 and experts in changing diapers, they are not your usual dad’s band.
Formed in 2011, no metal in this battle came together after a decade of playing and touring in diverse screamo, math-rock and emocore bands in Luxembourg and abroad. Initially formed as a trio, no metal expanded very early to a quartet and released their first EP ‘the Husky tape’ in 2012. A second EP, ‘Ours’, followed in 2015 and helped the band gain exposure internationally.
After numerous shows in Europe, touring Germany, Belgium and France, playing festivals like Incheon Pentaport Festival (South Korea), Rock for People (Czech Republic), Galapagai Festival (Lithuania) or Primavera Sound Festival (Spain) and even a tour in Japan, their first full length album “Paprika” was finally released in 2017. Followed extensive touring as well as a tour in India highlighted with a remarked performance at Magnetic Field festival. 2021 sees no metal in this battle focusing on jamming and improvisation and releasing new exciting material at a regular pace.
Categorisation being a necessary evil, no metal’s music is an eclectic mix of post-rock, math-rock, afro-beat, post-punk and krautrock. No metal’s roots can be heard in bands like Fugazi, Budos band, Soft Machine, Cave, Redneck Manifesto, Maserati, or the almighty Fela Kuti.