The Filth Hounds have been described as the New NWOBHM. the band play traditional heavy metal and have had radio play all over the world.
The Filth Hounds have been together since December 2011 and are based in North East England. The band comprises;
Bryan McGill – Lead Vocals and Guitars John Allom – Bass and Backing Vocals
Nigel Pickett – Guitars Damian Donnelly – Drums
Bryan McGill had played with bands like Dr Wott? and Lazy in the 80’s and Sharp Exit in the 90’s as well as a band called Cross Fire in which he first met and played alongside John Allom. Bryan and John wouldn’t play together again for 16 years. John has played in other local bands including Monkey Tennis, which has included some of the most accomplished north east guitarists during various line-ups. Damian Donnelly has played with various local bands including Homegrown and Swan, and in 1995, along with his brother Paul on guitar, Swan played and recorded in Germany. Nigel is an accomplished musician playing as a session/tour guitarist with the likes of T’pau and Sade. Although the bands mentioned are pop, Nigel is a true rock guitarist, cutting his teeth with rock outfits such as Warhead, Medusa, Jameson Raid, Osiris, and a brief spell with techno rock band EMG. Last outing was with Impact.
The Filth Hounds started gigging around the north east of England, playing their own brand of original melodic hard rock/ metal songs, and within a short space of time the band had won a heat of a local ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. With this success, The Filth Hounds had won the opportunity to release a download single through EmuBands, via a variety of online sites.
The single was released on 25/06/12 and is called “Too Damn Good/Hooked On Love”. It was recorded in May 2012 at Blast Recordings in Newcastle and has received airplay around the world, on stations including Hard Rock Radio Live, Rock 365 Radio, Bullspike Radio and Metal Express Radio to name but a few, The band are also a regular on The Autopsy Report Metal Show which is broadcast on a number of radio stations around the USA and New Zealand. The band are currently raising their profile with radio and newspaper interviews and are actively targeting Europe, North America and Oceania to promote their music.
As part of The Metal 2 the Masses Roadshow 2013, The Filth Hounds will be playing gigs around the country including Nambucca in London and The Riverside in Selby.
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Keep an eye out for ‘The Filth Hounds’, playing at a venue near you soon!