Hailing from the gutters of Camden Town, The Green River Project were formed in early 2009 and have looked unstoppable ever since.
The band comprises of Andy Law (Headrush) on vocals, Mick Priestley (Nothin’ To Lose) on guitar, Muggsy (Nothin’ To Lose) on bass and Alex Martin (Social Head Removal) on drums.
The band recorded their first EP – The ‘Dig Your Grave’ EP - in December 08, which features a guest performance from Cradle Of Filth/At The Gates/The Haunted drumming legend Adrian Erlandsson, and played their first gig at London’s Scala, opening club UNHOLY to a crowd of over 700 people. Alison B of Bubblegum Slut fanzine described the scene –
“Giving their first performance to a rapidly filling main room as the witching hour approaches, there’s certainly no starting at the shallow end for The Green River Project, but then patrons of the London rock scene will not know Priestley as a man lacking in self-confidence. In this case his own hype is to be believed. There’s no questioning his formidable skills on guitar and he’s done well to find a worthy vocal foil. Andy Law boasts a set of chords that could put up a fair fight in a duel with Rob Halford, and has no problems inciting a frenzy on the dancefloor - some feat when you consider the entire set is new to everyone except the men onstage.”
In the last few months alone, the band have appeared in the following –
Terrorizer Magazine (Terrorizer also interviewed Mick for their website) * Metal Hammer Magazine (‘Dig Your Grave’ also featured on the cover-mounted ‘Razor’ CD) * Total Guitar Magazine * SugarBuzz Magazine (USA) * Bubblegum Slut Fanzine * KomodoRock webzine (who also ran an interview) * Nihilista Magazine (who also interviewed Mick) * Devolution Magazine (issue out 22nd May also has a full page featuring Mick/The Green River Project, and will be followed in the issue after that by a two-page spread) * The Camden and Islington Gazettes * Have appeared several times on Total Rock Radio * Were the most played song (Dig Your Grave) on High Octane Radio in Texas * Mick was interviewed twice for The Rich Willey Show/BlogTalk Radio (Texas – Mick has also been invited to guest-host the show) * Fat Wrok Magazine * GuitarChina.Com * Were the cover story for ‘The Anarchaic Times’ fanzine in Michigan, USA * Trashpit Magazine (twice - “The buzz around The Green River Project is that they’re way ahead of everyone else out there”) * PureRawk.co.uk webzine (who also interviewed the band) * Organ Magazine * Lords Of Metal webzine (Netherlands) * MetalKast Radio (Minnesota, USA - who are also interviewing Mick this week for a special half-hour broadcast) * Are a featured band on DirectMetalMusic.Com (Austin, Texas - being launched to much anticipation this week) … as well as numerous other online zines/ radio stations.
The band played their second show (which was sponsored by Terrorizer Magazine, Devolution Magazine, TotalRock Radio and legendary metal bar The Intrepid Fox, among others), headlining a packed Camden Underworld, on April 2nd 2009. KomodoRock webzine were there, and in their review stated “This band of talented musicians has to be seen to be believed.”
The band were recently contacted by the promoters at BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR festival, and will now be playing on August 14th (with Cradle Of Filth/Arch Enemy/Fear Factory/Saxon on the bill – it’s gonna be a large one!) and are hitting the road in July for a series of dates around the UK (Grimsby on the 24th, Mexborough on the 25th, York on the 26th and Newcastle on the 27th, as well as headlining a metalfest at Camden’s Purple Turtle on Friday 3rd July).
The band are currently in the process of recording debut album “From Hell To Here” as well as booking dates up and down the country, and setting their sights on the US and Europe. The Green River Project are currently unsigned. For more information, please contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The most overwhelming tracks we’ve heard in a while” – TERRORIZER
“Proper British heavy fuckin’ metal” – METAL HAMMER
“This is unbelievably good. The Green River Project are the real deal” – SleazeMetal.Com
“God-Like guitar playing. Mick Priestley is probably the world’s next guitar hero. I shit you not – this guy is phenomenal” – Live4Metal.Com
“Even those of us who can be a bit jaded have no ability to deny – this is the fuckin’ shit!” – SUGARBUZZ MAGAZINE, USA
“The songs are killer – great vocals, great guitar, great music”- Rich Willey, BlogTalk Radio, USA
“Very unique and impressive” – Sam Jackson, CLASSIC FM
“Phenomenal metal ear-candy” – HIGH OCTANE RADIO, USA
“A Maiden and power metal-inspired lesson in ripping listeners a new one” – BUBBLEGUM SLUT FANZINE