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State Of Deceit

Formed from the ashes of previous projects STATE OF DECEIT was born in late December 2018. Since formation STATE OF DECEIT have been tearing up South Wales' booming metal scene, going on to play some of the infamous venues we all know and love, from Sin City in Swansea, The Fleece in Bristol through to Fuel in the heart of Cardiff the band have been met with cheers, and raging mosh pits wherever they've gone.

STATE OF DECEIT entered the studio and nailed down their iconic sound with Grammy Nominee Romesh Dodangoda in mid 2019 with their debut EP 'RETRIBUTION,' Released everywhere in December 2019, to critical acclaim;

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"Although still in their infancy, Retribution is an EP of such massive stature that you could easily be forgiven for thinking that State Of Deceit were entering their second decade as a band. The opening, muscular riffs of Tattered Life leave no shred of doubt that the band mean business. Thunderous double bass drumming from Matt Toner, guttural roars from Pete Scammell and some crunching guitar work tick all the boxes. You want groove? You’ve got it in spades here. Clean vocals mixing with the rough growls? They are here too." - Musipedia Of Metal 2019.

Unfortunately in early 2020 the COVID-19 Pandemic came and closed the world down to live shows, however STATE OF DECEIT have wasted no time and have set to work on their follow up to the scintillating first outing and are currently finalising the details for EP 2 set to be released in late 2021.

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Band Members

Pete Scammell


Jon Russell


Gareth Jones


Davide Santini


Bassist & Vocals
Matt Toner



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