New single, “Famine” has received over 130k views on YouTube in the 3 weeks since its release!
A bridge between American Modern Metal and the more traditional sounds of European Metal
Formed in 2015 with former Singer Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves (”Zombie”)
2016 Debut Album ‘Westfield Massacre’ hit #3 on iTunes Metal Chart & #14 on Billboard Heatseeker Chart (where it stayed in the Top 20 for several weeks)
Toured with Sevendust, Trivium and Candiria and also performed atfestivals including Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and Dirtfest
Westfield Massacre has a sound that can be described as a bridge between American Modern Metal and the more traditional sounds of European Metal. With aggressive growls, high soaring vocal melodies, impossibly fast drums, classically-inspired passages and harmonized guitar leads, the band’s influences range from Hard Rock and Metal icons such as Metallica, Pantera, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Guns and Roses, and Killswitch Engage to classical music composers Richard Wagner, W.A. Mozart, and J.S Bach. With the release of new single “Famine” on August 3rd, 2018 the group aims to make their classically-infused modern metal accessible to fans of all music genres by creating something that grabs the audience from the very first listen.
Members Stephen Brewer (Guitar); Erik Tisinger (Bass) and Dio Britto (Drums) all joined Westfield Massacre in 2015. Along with former singer Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves), they wrote and recorded their first album Westfield Massacre, that was released in 2016 on Urban Yeti Records. The album made it to #3 on iTunes Metal chart and debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, where it stayed in the Top 20 for several weeks. The record produced multiple singles including “Underneath The Skin” featuring guest vocalist Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, along with “Build Your Thrones” and “Time To Rise”. The band’s profile was raised significantly through airplay on Sirius XM radio Liquid Metal and Octane channels. The album garnered praise from Metal press around the world including Revolver; Blabbermouth, Alternative Press and Metal Injection in the U.S.; Metal Hammer in Germany and Greece; and Roadie Crew and Whiplash! In Brazil, among others.
The band toured in support of the album with Sevendust, Trivium and Candiria and also performed at festivals including Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and Dirtfest. In early 2017 they released the single “Only The Dead”, following a successful Kickstarter Campaign to fund their 2nd album. Shortly after the release of the single, Tommy Vext left the band. A headlining tour of the U.S. was already booked, so the band recruited vocalist Seann Nicols (Adler’s Appetite) to fill in for those dates. Seann proved to be a great fit on all levels and is now the band’s lead singer.