Dread Utopia
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Dread Utopia

Charleston, WV | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Charleston, WV
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Metal Metal

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Apr
20
Dread Utopia @ Blue Parrot

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Aug
30
Dread Utopia @ The Bakery

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Aug
18
Dread Utopia @ The Bakery

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Music

Press


"DREAD UTOPIA – TEST OF WILLS: DOOM METAL THAT WON’T GIVE YOU THE FEAR"

Is there any better name for a doom metal band than Dread Utopia? Probably not. As impressive as their wit is when it comes to word play, their latest demo Test of Wills is infinitely more captivating. In fact, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that Test of Wills was captivatingly filthy.

The instrumental track didn’t need vocals, the instrumentals carried so much momentum and energy alone, there was little room for lyrical offering. As much as I adore the atypical, sludgy Heavy Metal vocals the guitar-driven riffs spoke volumes as they fluidly went about their thrashing chord progressions around the concordantly rhythmic drum rols.

I have no doubt that Dread Utopia can become the Doom Metal band to shape the current scene considering the band are formed by a raucously elemental collective of Virginia, US based instrumental deities. Head on over to BandCamp where you can stream and download Dread Utopia’s instrumental demo Test of Wills now. Give them a like on Facebook to keep up to date with all of their latest releases and tour dates. - A&R Factory


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Born out of the infamous Chemical Valley of West "By God" Virginia, Dread Utopia was formed in 2015.

Dread Utopia can best be described as a sonic rollercoaster of heavy, groovin’ riffs with  a tank battalion for a rhythm section.

Dread Utopia’s approach to writing music can be described by a quote from Thomas Edison: "Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."  The music created by Dread Utopia is driven by the sole purpose to create something special that they can call proud and provide the listeners with music they can call their own.

Dread Utopia is just four dudes who love to play heavy music and try not to take themselves too seriously.

Members:

Harry Glaspell: Guitar

Tim Stuart: Lead Guitar

Alec Smith: Bass

Vince Biel: Drums

Band Members