UK Metal's Ronseal Band… Intense struggle against adversity and finally give the audience what they want:
Drama and penicillin.
Reading through the history of the band it becomes clear that they have had to work hard for every miniscule break. It feels as though they built the stages they played on. It's the sort of underdog story that keeps the heart going. Here's their latest press release:
"Intense Sign To Pure Legend Records
U.K. metallers INTENSE have inked a deal with Pure Legend Records. The band's third album, "Shape Of Rage", was once again recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) at the helm.
Commented the label: "With INTENSE, we are proud to have another high-level band at Pure Legend Records combining outstanding songwriting with superb vocals and the special note a band divides from others. Again, the fans of the band will not be disappointed and a lot of new fans will be able to check out really unique songs made by musicians who find always new surprising ideas."
Added INTENSE vocalist Sean Hetherington: "The guys and I are extremely happy to sign to a label such as Pure Legend Records. We already feel part of the family and together we have high hopes for our albums getting great exposure and for us to get out and share our music with as many people as possible. I already feel that the guys at Pure Legend will make this a reality. There are exciting times ahead for Intense fans old and new."
Karl Groom worked on INTENSE's previous two albums, 2004's "Second Sight" and 2007's "As Our Army Grows".
It feels like they're hoping against hope. Can't they get a break?
That would be too easy and arguably less intense. These lads didn't want limousines, or money, or chauffeurs, houses with walls, name brand alcohol served in a glass, ladies with legs and hair. No, they wanted the opposite of all those things.
Because no one else would or could, because we're weak, because we took the easy way out and got jobs in London.
We are not worthy.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.