Of Mice & Men

Of Mice & Men
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2014 / 2017 / 2020

Genre

Metalcore

Country

United States

Biography

Unsurprisingly, they were named after the famous John Steinbeck novel. Despite some personnel issues the Californian metalcore heroes have been making inroads into the big leagues. A support slot on Linkin Park’s 2014 tour was one of the gigs that helped to open bigger doors and 2 million Facebook followers feel they’ve made the most of those opportunities. Following the second departure of vocalist Austin Carlile due to health issues and creative differences Of Mice and Men decided to continue as a four-piece and both ‘Defy’ (2018) and ‘Earthandsky’ (2019) have proved the formula works. Their most recent outing in particular has been hailed as their best to date: a well-weighted mix of harsh & clean vocals, ultra-heavy breakdowns and melodic structures shows just why Of Mice and Men bring a bone-shattering metalcore experience. Expectations are high following their triumphant previous European tour but as they’ve shown on two previous GMM occasions Of Mice and Men are up to the challenge. (#GMM20)