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There are currently two Rinoas: one British, one from the US.

Rinoa (UK):

Formed in Essex in July 2007, Rinoa features ex-members of Crydebris, Chariots and Symmetry. Some of their key influences included Envy, Mono and Devil Sold His Soul. 2008 saw the release of their debut EP produced and recorded at Bandit Studios by Johnny Renshaw of Devil Sold His Soul. Rinoa followed up their debut EP in 2009 with a Bossk split featuring new song 'Fires In The Distant North' and live favourite 'Eyes Closed', a newly recorded song that pre-dates the EP. Read more on Last.fm

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Live: Rinoa @ Camden Barfly – Thursday, 11 November 2010

November 17th, 2010

When we heard one of our favourite British bands of the last few years, Rinoa, had decided to call it a day, we’ll admit we almost shed a tear or two. So there was no way in Hell Hugh Platt was going to miss their final London show.

Why is it that the worst of circumstances often brings out the best in people? We’re fairly sure that Rinoa have never seen – and now will never see again – a crowd go this crazy for their mountainous post-rock/hardcore as they did tonight, on the opening night of the band’s farewell tour.

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Rinoa: “Finding pictures of pretend Japanese girls when you’re looking for a band on the internet is kind of awesome I guess. If that’s your thing.”

April 8th, 2010

We’ve had something of a boner for Rinoa ever since their phenomenal debut album, An Age Among Them, started spinning on our stereo. Which is why Hugh Platt has been bothering their guitarist, Jozef Norocky, with these smarmy questions.

Critics have been split over the album – rocksound gave it a 10, our man Andy Parker gave it a full 6 out of 6, and Rock Midgets gave it 4/5, but Kerrang! was a bit lukewarm on it. Has this divided reaction been a surprise?
“Well, we were all obviously thrilled with those first reviews you mentioned. Yeah, the Kerrang! one was a bit of shame, but KKK aint too bad. The guy loved the music and didn’t agree with the vocals. Neither does my mum. That’s his opinion, and that’s totally fine, we’re just happy to be written about.

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Album: Rinoa – An Age Among Them

March 22nd, 2010

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An Age Among Them
EyesOfSound
15 March 2010

by Andy Parker

Three years ago, I witnessed a young band starting out on the road playing the difficult act of first-on supporting Shels and Latitudes. Formed of ex-Crydebris and Symmetry members, Rinoa breezed into existence with their Envy, Russian Circles take on post-hardcore.

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Live + Photos: Offset Festival – 05 September 2009

September 14th, 2009

Devil Sold His Soul promo photo Thrash Hits

Everyone here at Thrash Hits was beyond pleased with the line-up for the first-ever stage we’ve sponsored at a festival – the functionally-titled Hardcore Stage at Offset 2009. We so so damned chuffed that we didn’t bother to watch any other stage all weekend. Yeah, it kicked ass.

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