British heavy metal band Neuronspoiler has been rocking the stage for almost a decade and with their upcoming full length album “Second Sight” released on Dissonance Productions, the British five piece look set to conquer the world of heavy metal.
Founding members JR Vox (lead vocals), Erick Tekilla (bass) and David del Cid (guitars) have forged their unique brand of steel fully decked out in leather and chains, the way heavy metal was meant to be played. The band’s sound combines the sonic prowess of a classic twin guitar attack, pounding bass and drums with searing vocals. Their honest sound reminds listeners of the greatest bands of the ’80s like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Helloween but make no mistake, Neuronspoiler is no copycat band, but a force to be reckoned with in their own right.
Neuronspoiler released their five track E.P. in 2009 with Misha Nicolic (Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, Mike Terrana) handling production duties. The E.P. received glowing reviews from Classic Rock magazine who concluded, “they can really play…there are some truly rich passages of guitar interplay. This alone gives the band a cachet.” In addition, Terrorizer magazine described the music as, “fast, furious and fabulous.”
After a change of guitarist in 2013, the band set about writing and recording their first full length album entitled “Emergence”. Producer Will Maya (Adrian Smith, The Answer) captured the band’s diverse sound and the ten-track album achieved universal acclaim for its musicianship, song writing and overall dynamism. Respected journalist Scott Adams posed the question, “the birth of a new genre titan?… “Emergence” destroys the opposition over the course of an hour of anthemic, no holds barred musical brilliance.” Planet Mosh declared, “It’s an album that, so far, is a classic and shining example of what heavy metal would be to the uninitiated”.
After sorting out the band’s new line-up with the addition of shredder Pierre Afoumado on guitar, Neuronspoiler set about recording the full length follow up to “Emergence” in 2016. To achieve the perfect drum sound, the band enlisted the services of the ultra-talented Johan Nunez (Gus G, Marty Friedman and Firewind). The permanent line-up is now complete and features drummer Matthew Monroe taking over the kit.
Neuronspoiler has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe. A recent show was in London (September 2016) supporting NWOBHM legends Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper. Neuronspoiler toured the UK with Jeff Scott Soto, celebrated their 5th Anniversary with a sold-out London show and Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) was in attendance. Neuronspoiler has also supported Gloryhammer, Kobra & The Lotus, Dennis Stratton as well as NWOBHM pioneers Weapon.
In a time when many fans are wondering when the next big heavy metal act will emerge to stand alongside the greats, Neuronspoiler is a welcome reminder that there is genuine talent to be found in the UK, the birthplace of heavy metal.
JR Vox – lead vocals
Erick Tekilla – bass
David del Cid – guitars
Pierre Afoumado – guitars
Matthew Monroe – drums