Country: Russia History: 2009 – Present Status: Active Style: Crossover/Metal
Pincher is an all-girl Moscow band hellbent on delivering the finest crossover metal since 2009. Formed by members of a seminal grunge act Diet Pill, the trio is busy being a hard hitting live sensation, playing both home turf and touring Russia to no end. Their mission is to sing the messages of utmost urgency, celebrating independence of thought and action, backing it up by fastest rhythms and hookiest riffs. Pincher’s first release, a split with hardcore outfit Me Not Me, contains their signature songs like “Woman’s Place Is In The Kitchen”, “Blockbuster” and “Not Alright” while the trademark concert favourites include “Raining Blood” by Slayer and “Step Down” by Sick Of It All.
The band continued playng successfull shows not only in Moscow, but also in Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Voljskiy, Lipetsk and other Russian cities, joining the legendary punk rock and hardcore russian and foreign bands.
In 2013 year Pincher released their first album “Killing machines” and began its first foreign club tour in Finland to promote the album.
Beltane started its musical path in 1994 in Rotterdam. By then they were nominated as one of the five most promising band in the province of Zuid-Hollanse. Drummer Bonnie knew the Blockland sisters (Annemarie and Fleur, bass and guitar respectively), who were listening to acts such as Slayer and Sepultura.