Newcomer is a djent/hardcore band from Little Rock, Arkansas.Their inspiration is drawn from bands such as: Volumes, Sworn in, Chelsea Grin,The Contortionist and more. Their EP is laden with a colorful mix of open string grooves and ambient influenced melodies with a blend of counter-rhythmic vocal ideas. Newcomer has received their most influential and positive feedback from performances with bands such as: The Contortionist, The Wretched, The Browning and many local acts. The band has goals of pushing their EP to record labels and more importantly, their fans.
Formed by Gary Stephenson & Tom Blenkiron in the summer of 2012, spending several months writing demo tracks, while searching for a distinguished musical style to move forward with. Ashley James, Joe Mcavoy & Will O'Connell later joined to make up the full band line-up. The Antiquity plays mainly ‘groove’ based metal while fusing other sub-genres such as Djent, Hardcore & Death Metal. The Antiquity’s sound is uniquely their own, creating music that focuses on creating complex rhythms, riffs & song structures as well as incorporating catchy 'hooks' and melodies.