Played at Graspop Metal Meeting






Both of Bruce Dickinson’s sons have followed in their father’s footsteps as the lead singer of a metal band. One is As Lions, the other is Shvpes. Risen from the ashes of post-hardcore rebels Cytota, this melodic metalcore outfit released a promising first full-length offering with ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstacy. Despair.’ (2016). Lead singer Griffin Dickinson & mates put out a solid mix of post-hardcore and alternative rock that struck a chord with a rapidly growing army of fans. In more recent years they’ve explored other musical genres such as hip hop and nu-metal and the result is ‘Greater Than’ (2018) the sum of its parts. Meanwhile they’ve toured extensively in Europe, amongst others as openers for Trivium on their 2018 tour and for Bullet for my Valentine on their 2018 arena tour. They’ve featured at some of Europe’s bigger festival stages with appearances at GMM2017 and Download the following year. If you’re into Papa Roach, Rise to Remain, Crown the Empire and/or We Came as Romans chances are Shvpes will be right up your alley. If you want to get a taste of what you’re in for you can catch them on tour with Sleeping with Sirens in late 2019. (#GMM20)