Oxford based riff hounds Desert Storm have been making a name for themselves since they formed back in 2007.
With a tightness and tenacity over their sound, and an unmistakable talent for producing the most heavyweight, wrecking ball swinging licks, Desert Storm deliver an unparalleled live experience. Moments of quiet ambiance on stage, marrying elements of tripped out folk and psychedelia, give way to face-melting melodies. Their ability to captivate the crowd becomes very apparent. The band’s frontman, Matt Ryan, delivers molten granite vocals. A guttural mixture of growling, barking and shouting with menace and intent. From across the stereo you can almost feel the warm, stale, ogre-ish fumes sandblast your face.
Just in case your mad enough not to believe us ..Here’s Desert Storm’s ‘Cosmic Drips’
From the beginning, the band have worked hard with three studio albums and relentless touring of the UK and Europe on both headline and support stints. Tour support to the likes of Karma To Burn, Nashville Pussy, Peter Pan Speedrock, The Atomic Bitchwax, Honky and Hang The Bastard as well as show support to the likes of Orange Goblin, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Weedeater, Red Fang, Voivod, American Head Charge, Mushroomhead, Mondo Generator, along with festival appearances at Bloodstock (UK), Hard Rock Hell (UK), Hammerfest (UK), The Bulldog Bash (UK), Desertfest (UK + DE), LMSE (NL), Giants of Rock (UK), Camden Rocks (UK), Common People (UK) and Roadkill (BE), among others. This marks the bands commitment to getting out there on the road and honing their craft.
From the album ‘Omniscient’ is ‘Queen Reefer’. watch the video below.
After blazing across both Europe and the UK, Desert Storm began writing material for their soon to be released next full length album. 2017, marking a decade of riff making for the band, has been a year of musical contemplation with the fourth album in the process of being forged.
Gazing into the future, with the release of their fourth studio album, along with multiple tours in the works, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for Desert Storm. Keep your ears open.
Lets see what Matthew Ryan has to say about Vocalzone!!
“I first began taking Vocalzone tablets after the frightful experience of losing my voice, only five or so days into an eighteen date tour back in 2014. I realised that as any muscle in the body, once you’ve damaged your vocal folds, there is nothing worse for them than continued strain. By the end of the tour, my voice was a dry whisper because of the beating my box had taken. Ever since then, I’ve always carried a good supply of Vocalzones around with me to take before and after each show. I can’t imagine gigging without them now. I’ve certainly noticed the benefit in performing now to how things were performing ten years ago. I fully endorse vocalzones to any singers, and especially to those who contort their voice into shouts, barks, screams, and such other extreme metal or rock sounds. Along with good technique and warmups, Vocalzones make touring for long periods of time viable. Accept no substitute.”