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1) CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (UK)
Rising from the Southwest, Codex Alimentarius formed in 2009 and within a short time had gained a loyal fan base. Codex have taken a hold of the local music scene and earned high regard from venues, labels and the media; nationally and internationally since hitting the live circuit in September 2010.
Codex originally formed as a four piece with former vocalist Stephen Bending, Stan Kemble and Tim Wright on guitars and Andrew Dicker on bass – Bringing Elliott Alderman-Broom in as a third guitarist and Frank Dennis on drums in April 2011, finishing the line-up. Together they set about crafting an Individual style fusing melodic and brutal metal and after headline sets and
sell out shows at venues in their local area alongside the release of their debut EP 'The Infinite Growth Paradigm Vs Finite Resources'; The bands epic masterpiece ‘Baptised’ from their debut release was made available for the internationally acclaimed Xbox and PS3 game ‘Rock Band 3’ in February 2012 - as well as touring with death metal legends Vader and Krisiun in June 2011, co-headling the ‘Crushing The South Tour’ with Furyborn in September 2011, along with supporting: Sonic Syndicate (2010), Malefice (2011), Saturnian (2011), The Defiled (2011), Evile (2012), Romeo Must Die (2012), Revolker (2012) and Ted Maul (2012).
Currently working on their new release featuring Codex’s new singer Ray Arrell, and the brand new track ‘Arise’ (available now for free download!) Codex are bringing a new age of more bone crushing, brutal style of metal driven by a groove/thrash/classical Infusion to the underground with great ovation, leaving the crowd hungry for more! As shown on the ‘From Hell To Oblivion UK Tour 2013’ with American death metallers ‘Enemy Reign’ - Codex promises a powerful and energetic stage performance with a no-holds-barred attitude, backed up by a hunger to strive forwards with their
eyes always set on dominating the UK and International Metal scene.
Ray Arrell - Vocals | D - Bass | Stan Kemble - Lead Guitar | Tim Wright - Lead Guitar | Elliot Alderman -Broom - Guitar | Frank 'Bleeding' Dennis - Drums
2)Codex alimentarius is not only sound,
- maybe it's more a never-ending journey through relationships, inner thoughts
and daily madness.
the lyrics walk between melancholy
and some deeper darker moods
without in any way to loose ideas and hope.
The band started as a 3 men project in germany
around june 2009 with their attempts
at some experimental ways of working with sounds,
vocals and different samples.
Soon it became an intersting project and after a while,
the idea for Codex Alimentarius was born
and they spread their first songs
through the world weird web.
Now Codex Alimentarius is just a band with 2 members who are
"boy in a suitcase" and "rue23".
The old singer split from the band to go another way
but their was still the idea to keep this music
and band alive.
Was not a bad idea by the way and so rue23 tried to do
his first steps in german lyrics and vocals.
After the first recordings and work outs, the band recognised
that this could be good and so boy in a suitcase was working out
more on sound and melodies in times,
while rue23 started to focus his mind more on vocals
and working more with background sounds.
So after a break of 2 months codex alimentarius was back.
The music is influenced by industrial, ambient, classical elements