Video: Derision – Predation
Derision are Tony Smith (vocals), Eddie White (guitars), John Mellor (drums) and Seddy (bass). They describe themselves as “an intense and energetic metal band from the north west of England”.
Their four-track Derision EP, released in 2009, received positive feedback from all quarters and was followed by Ancient, their debut album, in November 2011.
This year sees the recruitment of a second guitarist, Kirsten Slater, and the release of Predation, the first track and video from the band’s as-yet-untitled second album scheduled for release in November.
Classic Rock‘s Scott Rowley describes Derision as “proper gnarly” and Geoff Barton concurs, also commenting that frontman Smith’s resemblance to his (Barton’s) ex-Kerrang! colleague Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule is “remarkable, if profoundly concerning”.
And what about the title of Derision’s new song? Well, the actual word ‘predation’ describes the scenario where a predator (an animal that is hunting) feeds on its prey (the animal that is attacked). It can also mean an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding. Watch the video and all will become clear…