TOUR NEWS : Bodysnatcher announced as main support on Ingested UK tour

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Bodysnatcher announced to
support Ingested UK tour

US deathcore titans Bodysnatcher have been announced as main support to Ingested on their UK tour in March.

Additional support comes from Acranius and Bound In Fear.

All previously purchased tickets for the UK shows will remain valid. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions and uncertainty the mainland European leg of the tour has been cancelled.

Dates are as follows:

18.03.22 UK Birmingham @ Asylum 2
19.03.22 UK Manchester @ Rebellion
20.03.22 UK Glasgow @ Audio
21.03.22 UK Newcastle @ Think Tank
22.03.22 UK Leeds @ The Key Club
23.03.22 UK Bristol @ The Exchange
24.03.22 UK Southampton @ The Joiners
25.03.22 UK London @ The Underworld

Bodysnatcher originated from Melbourne, Florida, located on Central Florida’s East Coast. The band’s original lineup consisted of members Alex Davison, Ben Bamford, Colton Whelan, and Kyle Medina. After undergoing early style and lineup changes, the group decided on the name Bodysnatcher, drawing their namesake’s inspiration from notorious serial killer Ed Gein. The band released their debut single ‘Soul Sucker’ and began playing shows in 2014, quickly elevating their popularity and presence within Florida’s deathcore scene.

Shortly after that, the band expanded their horizons and began touring nationally, showcasing their signature sound with other major mainstays within the genre. The band released their debut EP Abandonment and soon afterward were signed to label Modern Empire for their first full-length album, Death of Me in 2017.

A few months following the release of Death of Me, the band underwent another significant lineup change in Spring 2018, introducing a powerful and refined lineup that continues performing today. The band currently consists of Chris Whited, Kyle Shope, Kyle Carter, and Kyle Medina.

Chris Whited is a former member of another Florida band, King Conquer. Whited before his introduction to Bodysnatcher, he also collaborated with the fledgling groups’ production efforts. This resulted in a seamless transition into the group’s roster, as Chris remains a considerable asset to the band drawing from his touring history and industry experience.

Alongside Whited, came the groups’ active bassist, Kyle Shope, former bassist of the band Float Face Down hailing from New Jersey. Before joining Bodysnatcher, Whited and Shope had experience working together, with their previous bands touring together multiple times.

Next came the groups’ guitarist, Kyle Carter, formerly of groups Dealey Plaza and Beacons. Both groups were formed initially in Florida and performed alongside Bodysnatcher‘s original lineup on multiple occasions. This experience together would prove invaluable for Carter’s assimilation into the groups’ roster.

Lastly is Kyle Medina, the founding and current vocalist for Bodysnatcher. Medina attributes inspiration from statewide talent in Florida, including his fellow member’s prior groups. Despite Bodysnatcher being his only music background, Kyle continues to provide harsh vocals, establishing a powerful presence that distinguishes the groups’ signature sound.

With the new lineup finalised, the band began and continues to tour alongside other genre mainstays, including Lorna ShoreIngestedWithin DestructionChelsea GrinSlaughter to PrevailI Declare WarSworn InEnterprise EarthI Am, and Signs of the Swarm.

The current lineup released their sophomore album, This Heavy Void, in 2019 and has grand ambitions for growth and collaboration within the industry. They continue to add to their catalogue and tour regularly, looking to make a legacy within the deathcore genre.

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