The much loved metallic quintet have come out of retirement and will be playing reunion shows in 2011!
Beecher have reunited, good job Santa!
The ambitious, oft-overlooked and brilliant metallic hardcore band from Manchester released a couple of great EPs and albums (02's 'Resention Is A Big Word In A Small Town' and 03's 'Breaking The Fourth Wall' were big RS favourites) before splitting just months after their Earache full length 'This Elegy, His Autopsy' was released. When they called it a day they were pretty livid but a few years later they have made the excellent decision to pick up their instruments again and play a few shows next year, check out the statement from the band below:
"Summer 2011 sees the 10 year anniversary of the start of Beecher. We disbanded suddenly, during our most active period, playing just one 'goodbye' gig, at which more than 100 fans of the band were rejected at the doors of the already over-capacity venue. Having had five years of reflection time, and considering the aforementioned fact that our 10th birthday is fast-approaching, we have decided to reform, playing a handful of shows over the course of 2011. The first of which will take place on April 29th at the Star & Garter, in our hometown of Manchester. The rest are as-of-yet unconfirmed. Not only are we excited to do this for ourselves, but we're also keen that any Beecher fans that didn't manage see us at the time, get the opportunity to witness what we do best!"
Bassist David Hopkinson recently gave RS the good news that the band are, quite frankly, still heavy as balls!
"We've been jamming for a month now-obviously after five years a bit of rust has appeared, but the fingers are up to speed again," he said. "We've already blown two amps- so we're as heavy as ever, but hopefully not cursed! Since we last played together, Ed has moved to Belgium, and whilst it's odd jamming without at Ed at the moment, he'll be coming over to practice in the new year. The scene has changed a lot since we split; I'd like to think we paved the way for some of the British bands that are doing well at present, such as Architects."