The Rescue Rooms archives: 2014

Cytota, Cytota Live At Rescue Rooms

  • Thursday 11th September 2014
  • Supported by: Zoax




It seems fitting that Cytota, fast becoming one of UK metal’s talked-about bands, grew up in the heartland of where it all began; Birmingham, the home of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, one half of Led Zeppelin and Napalm Death, to name but a few. Not afraid of diverging from their roots, Cytota are inspired by songwriters and a scene that is truly global, and it’s indicative of the times we live in that five friends from Birmingham can find themselves listening to subgenres from the other side of the world - singer Joby Fitzgerald and drummer Harry Jennings cite contemporary acts such as Australia’s Structures and America’s Reflections as key influences. With this in mind, Cytota are keen to reiterate that technical metal is at the core of what the band do as much as Birmingham is at the centre of who they are.

Fast forward to 2014. The last five years have witnessed Cytota consistently writing and touring, honing their sound and live performance. Early high-profile supports with While She Sleeps and Rise To Remain have helped spread the Cytota name, as well as the release of their debut EP ‘The Prosecutor’ – a record that saw its single ‘Between Jokers and Jesters’ (now a live favourite) receive prominent airplay on BBC Radio 1. In June 2013 the band released ‘Generation Scared’, a standalone single, through Search & Destroy, which received huge support from Scuzz TV and Kerrang! radio, in particular from new music specialist Alex Baker. 2013 also saw the band rise to new heights on the live front, with slots at Brixton Academy supporting Finch, Download Festival, Warped Tour UK and Road to Warped with Chiodos. 

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