Biters (band)

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Biters
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres
Years activeNovember 15, 2009 (November 15, 2009) – October 21, 2018 (October 21, 2018)
Labels Earache, Pipeline Records, Pop The Balloon(France), Yeah Right! (Canada), Underrated
Past members
  • Tuk Smith
  • Joey O'Brien
  • Matt Gabs
  • Ricky Dover Jr.
  • Josh Hitson
  • Travis Brown
  • Philip Anthony

Biters were a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was formed in 2009 developing from the band Poison Arrows. Biters released 4 EPs from 2010 to 2012 before they signed to independent record label Earache Records in 2015 and released their debut LP, Electric Blood on August 7 of the same year. Their final album The Future Ain't What It Used To Be came out in 2017. The lineup of the band consistently stayed the same except for bassist changes. Josh Hitson played on Biters EP and was later replaced by Travis Brown who played on the following 3 EPs the band released. Philip Anthony plays on the bands two albums. Ricky Dover Jr. filled in the bassist slot after he left playing live gigs until the bands end.

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Their main influences included bands such as Cheap Trick, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Thin Lizzy, Dead Boys, Slade, The Boys, etc. They received significant credit from people such as Nikki Sixx, from Mötley Crüe. Biters were also featured in Classic Rock Magazine several times. [1] [2] and were called a "bite-sized slice of retro rock'n'roll debauchery.". [3] In addition to Classic Rock, they were featured in other notable websites such as Team Rock, [4] Planet Rock, [5] 50Thirdand3rd.com, [6] Gaffa, [7] OUIFM, [8] Soundscape [9] and Alternative Press [10]

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On October 21, 2018 they announced their indefinite hiatus.

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References

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  2. "Classic Rock's Tracks Of The Week". Classic Rock.
  3. http://www.earache.com/archive/biters/ClassicRock_UK_ElectricBlood_Jul15.jpg
  4. "This month's best new bands". TeamRock.
  5. "Biters announce first UK tour". Planet Rock.
  6. "Biters - Long Live Rock and Roll - 50thirdand3rd". 50thirdand3rd.
  7. "Vi tror fortfarande på rock'n'roll". GAFFA.se.
  8. OÜI FM. "Biters – Le Coup de cœur de Joe". OÜI FM.
  9. "Biters – Electric Blood Review". soundscapemagazine.com.
  10. "Biters premiere new single, "Low Lives In Hi Definition"". Alternative Press.