Formed in 2011, no metal in this battle came together after a decade of playing and touring in diverse screamo, math-rock and emocore bands in Luxembourg and abroad. Initially formed as a trio, no metal expanded very early to a quartet and released their first EP “the Husky tape” in 2012. A second EP (Ours) followed in 2015 and helped the band gain exposure internationally. After numerous shows in Europe, touring Germany, Belgium and France, playing festivals like Incheon Pentaport Festival (South Korea), Rock for People (Czech Republic), Galapagai Festival (Lithuania) or Primavera Sound Festival (Spain) and even a tour in Japan, their first full length album “Paprika” was finally released in 2017. Followed extensive touring as well as a tour in India highlighted with an acclaimed performance at Magnetic Fields festival. Since the pandemic no metal in this battle is focusing on jamming and improvisation, the search for the perfect groove and releasing new exciting material at a regular pace. Categorisation being a necessary evil, no metal’s is an eclectic mix of post-rock, math-rock, afro beat, post punk and krautrock. No metal’s roots can be heard in bands like fugazi, The Budos band, Soft Machine, Cave, Redneck Manifesto, Maserati, or the almighty Fela Kuti.
No metal in this battle is preparing a new album “Wie Kraut und Rüben” to be released on Muaaah Records, A tant rêver du roi records, Don’t trust a bear records for june 2023 in digital and november 2023 in vinyl.