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Jessie Williams / Vocals

David Romeu / Guitars

Fito Martinez / Guitars

Eleni Nota / Drums

Julio López / Bass

ANKOR is an Alternative Metal band based in Catalonia, Spain, fast becoming one of the rising stars in the European contemporary metal scene.

The multicultural quintet, consisting of vocalist Jessie Williams (Bristol, UK), drummer Eleni Nota (Athens, Greece), guitarists David Romeu, Fito Martinez and bassist Julio López (Catalonia, Spain), have grown steadily since their origins in Els Pallaresos, a village near Barcelona, back in 2003.

From these humble beginnings, Ankor have built a worldwide fanbase and a reputation for being an absolute powerhouse live, through headlining tours of mainland Europe and Asia.  But it was with the December 2022 release of breakthrough single ‘Prisoner’ that a new era begun.

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With over 3 million streams and counting, ‘Prisoner’ has triggered a sonic and aesthetic (r)evolution for Ankor, their musical and visual worlds ascending to new creative heights ever since; The conceptually bound singles ‘Oblivion’, ‘Darkbeat’, ‘Stereo’, and ‘Venom’ that have followed have seen lyrical narratives, sonic aesthetics and self-directed and edited music videos flow together to reshape Ankor in a playful, energetic, and refreshing new form: a fusion of Asian pop-culture, contemporary metalcore, and a dash of Spanish heritage.

Ankor’s audience is now growing at an incredible pace; the quintet played a series of Sold Out headline shows across Europe on the ‘DARKBEAT Tour’ in autumn of 2023, which has opened the door to slots on the mainland’s biggest metal festivals like Wacken Open Air (Germany), Hellfest (France), Tuska (Finland), Bloodstock Open Air (UK) and Resurrection Fest (Spain) – all of which lie ahead for the band in summer 2024.

Currently, Ankor are performing sold out 3000 capacity shows across Europe supporting Beyond The Black, and will soon release ‘Embers’, the next instalment of their ongoing conceptual saga, on May 14th – the first official release under their freshly forged partnership with premiere contemporary metal and alternative independent label, UNFD.

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May 14, 2024

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