Stampin' Ground Bio:
Stampin’ Ground had long been a band with the vision, dedication and perseverance required to take themselves to the peak of the international metal world. Arising from a joint hardcore / metal background, they toured with the likes of Sepultura, The Haunted, Hatebreed, Anthrax, Biohazard, Arch Enemy and Sick Of It All to name a few; enabling them to reach a bigger market of both the hardcore and metal scenes combined. As one of the most threatening and active live bands around, they earned a loyal, solid following and attracted a wealth of media attention in the process.
Their success was entirely due to two things, the power and aggression with which they imbued their music, and the ability to keep a sharp eye on their all-important song-writing appeal.
Stampin’ Ground understood that audience participation is a fundamental factor in any ultimate gig experience, and frontman Adam Frakes-Sime was a master of his craft. Whilst he whipped an audience to boiling point, the rest of the band energetically covered the stage, nailing their songs down with confidence and aggression. It’s with this approach to playing live that gained them successful tours across the UK, Europe and the U.S. Soon enough their live reputation had generated enough impact internationally to be invited to play such prestigious European events as the Dour Festival (Belgium), With Full Force (Germany), Pressure Festival (Germany), Kerrang! K Fest (England), Fury Fest (France) and more notably, a main stage appearance at the 2003 Download Festival at England’s Castle Donnington.
In an age where hype and industry politics produced bands of unworthy overnight success, Stampin’ Ground were the antidote; the backlash that proved once and for all that it is the extreme music fans themselves who decide who succeeds and who fails, and no one else. Throughout their 11 year career, SG achieved a pure grass roots following inspiring hundreds of young bands that with hard work and perseverence, you can make more than just a dent in the music industry without any help whatsoever.
The band broke up at the end of 2006 leaving behind a legacy of DIY ethics and a brutal catalogue of raging albums that are unmatched for their time. The rest as they say, is history.