Shutdown (UK) promo (1992)



Monday Mornings / Day To Day / Rebound / Out Of Place / Just Another Drink

I saw ‘Shutdown’ at the Vort’n Vis (93-05-16) when they were touring with their (and my) friends of ‘Decadence Within’. In ’91 they did a demo and a self-titled 12″ for the label Off The Disk recs (ran by ‘Fear Of God’s singer Erich ‘Megawimp’ Keller’s). I helped distributing the latter…

This band from Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire played touching, melodic but energetic HC. My review in Tilt! #7 mentions “cool riffs, surprising breaks” and “moving vocals”. The guys were Chris(tian) Burton (bass; also ‘Terrorain’), Neil Cox (vocals/guitar; later in ‘Thirty Six Strategies’ with ‘Decadence Within’ bassist Ian ‘Slug’ Glasper), Rob(ert) Chumbley (guitar) and Stephen ‘Danny’ Daniels (drums/vocals). Their name was taken from a ‘Project X’ song but their music was not exactly NY SxE HC; references were made to ‘Can’t Decide’, ‘Samiam’, ‘Leatherface’, ‘Snuff’, etc. “with a strong DC influence”…

The tracks on this promo appeared on their album Emits A Real Bronx Cheer (’95). In between they also released a 7″ entitled Sheltered Homes (’94).


I also was in another band with Chris & Rob called ‘Transmissions’, kind of like ‘Hoover’, post HC…

Neil Cox

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