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February 7th, 2013

Top 6: Potential Reunions in 2013

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With London nu metallers, Sugarcoma reformed and rehearsing and the fresh news that London ska band, King Prawn have reformed to play legendary Blackpool punk festival, Rebellion as well as Slam Dunk Festival, we had a think about other UK bands we’d like to see reforming in 2013…

The Ghost of a Thousand
Technically they already reunited for three shows late in 2012 – two supporting Alexisonfire at Brixton Academy and a headline show in Brighton to warm up – but that set tongues wagging. However, Mem Jago has been session drumming for Itch from The King Blues while his new band, Hero and his brother, Jag has been producing bands such as Maccabees, while singer Tom Lacey has quietly been working on his new project, Yards with Astrohenge guitarist, Hugh Harvey. With all that going on, it seems that we more than likely have seen the last of this great band.
2013 Reformation Likelihood 2/6

This is one that just won’t go away until it happens, and there is a lot of willing from most band members but seeing as Dan Weller has finally let rip with In Colour with former TesseracT singer, Dan Tompkins, it’s unlikely to occur until he’s finished with that. As well as that, Pin is still active with Aliases and Mikee is still involved with his various projects as well so there are issues, but while there is still demand, there is still hope.
2013 Reformation Likelihood 2/6

Eden Maine
The Hertfordshire crew’s enormous post-metal is sorely missed in some quarters. One of the first bands produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, they would surely have much more attention and praise lavished upon them now. Sadly, despite it only ever being an “indefinite hiatus”, we understand that guitarist Simon Davis has just emigrated to Canada, so that’s that one. But it would be great, wouldn’t it.
2013 Reformation Likelihood 1/6

Cited as an influence by so many of the UK’s emerging rock scene, Reuben seem to have split up before their time had come. Having been part of the scene that saw Hundred Reasons, Hell Is For Heroes and Biffy Clyro rise and rise, the Surrey trio also released one of the best Christmas rock songs ever. While Guy Davis is drumming in Freeze The Atlantic, it appears that frontman, Jamie Lenman is more than happy in his new/old job as an illustrator so it’s very unlikely that this will ever happen.
2013 Reformation Likelihood 1/6

Vex Red
Having made their album with “The Godfather of Nu Metal” Ross Robinson, the Aldershot quintet toured hard but it just didn’t work out for them. There is desire to reform, however, but it’s a question of logistics. With three of the five band members still active in the music scene in some capacity, it wouldn’t be a total culture shock for them either.
2013 Reformation Likelihood 4/6

With Joe Birch and Will McGonagle reforming their next band, Hell Is For Heroes in 2012, clearly it’s something they would consider. They supported Metallica at the Milton Keynes Bowl. Not many bands have done that. You can bet that they’d like to do it again.
2013 Reformation Likelihood 3/6

So there are lots of 1/6s there but nobody predicted Sugarcoma or King Prawn so keep your eyes peeled. If any of the above do happen again – one of them is writing new music together – we’ll be sure to remind you of this article.


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