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Doomed Confessionary: Gareth & Peter (No Worth Of Man)

No Worth Of Man is a 3 piece metal band from Farnborough, UK.

From a self-produced recording (»Initium Novum«) to a live studio EP (»The Middle Farm Experiment«), to an industry standard EP (»Whats Your Damage?«), mixed and mastered by the metal hall of famer, Fredrick Nordstrom (Soilwork, Bring Me The Horizon, Dream Evil), the band have always been determined to try something different. Working with other renowned producers such as Dave Chang (Earthtone 9, Stamping Ground, Orange Goblin) and the aforementioned, Fredrick Nordstrom, has allowed this trio to develop their writing ability to a level that clearly shows in their upcoming release.

No Worth Of Man are Peter Gale (vocals), Alex Punchard (guitar/bass) and Gareth Lucas (drums/ percussion/samples).

Can you say a few words about your band?
Gareth: We are called No Worth Of Man, and we formed back in 2016. However, me and Peter have played in bands together since we were 16 years old. We met Al, probably 10yrs later when playing in a band called Distance To Fault. That band disbanded and NWOM was formed.
Peter: We are now just 3 guys who play loud ass heavy music with a theme inspired by a love of dark/action cinema.

What was the biggest challenge for the band last year?
Gareth: I think the biggest challenge is just time. We all have families and full-time jobs, so it’s just finding the right balance. At this moment in time the band doesn’t pay the bills, so you have to prioritise. I think we do a really good job with it, we are always working on something and being proactive behind the scene, but playing in a band is always a challenge.
Peter: In addition, probably playing in front of crowds that are only there to see the headlining band. But in reality, I think get more of a kick out of those kind of gigs because it makes me want to act even more belligerent than usual (lol).

What can you be most proud of last year?
Gareth: For me, it was completing the EP »Whats Your Damage?« and the video for »Mondo Decay«, which is a track off the EP. Having come through Covid, which was a hard time for bands and venues, it felt like a real success.
Peter: Alongside this we have fully developed our visual concept and what it represents.

What was your biggest regret?
Gareth: I don’t think I have any regrets this year? We have been constantly moving forward so everything seems to be going really well for us at the moment.
Peter: Yeah, no regrets I can think of.

What was the best concert/tour last year and why?
Gareth: We opened for Cultura Tres at the Dev, in Camden, and that was really good. Definitely a highlight for sure.
Peter: yeah, the crowd were amazing and very responsive to us, which was great!

What was the biggest surprise on the music scene for you?
Peter: How many people seem to herald manufactured bands as the 2nd coming.
Gareth: Yeah, it seems strange how some bands just come out of nowhere with no history. Well weird haha

Where can we see you live this year (concerts/tours)?
This year is currently still being booked for us at the moment, but we will be opening for Cultura Tres again, in February, but this time in Bournemouth.

What are your plans for this year as a band? What do you personally want the most?
Peter: Our new single »An Unpaintable Soul« will be released on March 1st which will be closely followed by our EP »Whats Your Damage?«.
Gareth: Also, next year we will be recording a new single and releasing a new video, that will be the first agenda to complete. Aside from that, we just want to keep moving forward and hopefully get to play some bigger and better shows.

What are your New Year’s Eve activities like?
Gareth: For me a chilled one at home. It’s just good to be around family without too much going on.
Peter: Same for me too.

How can people best support your band?
Gareth: You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tiktok, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music etc.. and we also have a website where you can keep up to date with details of what’s going on.

Do you have any message for your listeners?
Gareth: For me, it’s thank you for the support. Liking our content or buying our music goes along way. What may seem small, like liking a post for instance, goes a long way with raising the profile of the band, so every little helps. And most of all #stayworthless.
Peter: Always stay worthless.

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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