ABOUT

"DISTRICT 13 – SOMA: TRANSFIXINGLY DARK EVOCATIVELY VISCERAL HEAVY ALT ROCK"


- A&R Factory - 

District 13 is a heavy alternative rock band based in London. The band came together when Asen (Drums) and Richard (Bass) placed an advert for a singer to start a new project. Jon (Vocals/Guitar) applied and District 13 was formed. 


District 13 aim to infuse Heavy Metal and Punk to create their own unique sound. They have been described as a cross between Black Sabbath and The Ramones. Their songs are mostly uptempo heavy and the band prides itself on a high energy stage show. Lyrically the songs are made of dark themes.


The band have been performing live shows and have received an extremely positive reception from audiences. Highlights for District 13 include performing at the Hills of Rock festival in Bulgaria in 2018 and 2022 , this festival was headlined by Judas Priest and Iron Maiden (2018), and Slipknot, Sabaton and Mercyful Fate (2022).


On 15 th July 2019 the band released their debut album - Soma. It was produced by Georgi Stanev. Their album Soma has been met with positive reviews and the release of Soma was accompanied by a video for the single Wild Flowers. Their songs Soma (music video released in December 2019), First Impressions (October 2020) and Shadows (lyric video) have gained real traction.


Their single "Is This The Way" was used in the movie "Yatagan" (released on 18.03.2020) by the famous Bulgarian director Andrey Andonov.
District 13 have had 8 of their songs aired on BBC Introducing and received amazing response from presenters and listeners. 


Autumn 2021 the band signed with Curtain Call records (USA) and recorded their 2nd album titled 'Step Into The Fire'.
So far three singles and music videos have been released including Forever this Way in which the band experimented with an acoustic song. 


In January 2022 District 13 have recruited a new bassist Tiz. District 13's highlights this year include performing at Wychwood festival, reaching Glastonbury Pilton Stage finals and opening mainstage at Hills Of Rock festival.