Portland, Oregon based metalcore bruisers LIGATURE MARKS gave a stellar live performance as part of Metal Injection’s Slay at Home festival finale! The set aired Friday, June 18th, and the full clip of the performance can now be seen at THIS LOCATION.
Ligature Marks is currently supporting the re-release of their acclaimed album, “Set Oceans on Fire”, available HERE.
About Ligature Marks:
Ligature Marks is an American metal band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2017. Ligature Marks’ lineup is made up of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most hailed underground and established musicians, including members of 36 Crazyfists and Vintersea. Their unsigned debut album, Set Oceans On Fire, earned them incredible popularity in the Pacific Northwest; with them being specifically chosen to perform with bands such as: Gojira, Soulfly, Unearth and Skinlab.
At first glance the band’s musical style could likely fall under the blanket statement of Metalcore. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover depths of influences ranging from progressive metal to hardcore, and from punk to straight forward heavy metal. The pallet of guitar styles the Whinnery brothers have in their arsenal lay down brutal and melodic textures, equally haunting and beautiful as it is ruthless and destructive. Backed by the unforgivingly savage rhythm section of Dave Keller and Kyle Baltus, the perfect amount of pocket and chaos, groove is everything. The vocals of frontman Benjamin Charles are raw and intelligent. Memorable lyrics delivered aggressively and without apology, equally tormented as they are hopeful.
The albums, performances, and their unique approach to their videos, including interesting release parties in haunted vintage theaters and a state of the art planetarium, have continued to push the band forward in 2021 with an extended re-release of their album Set Oceans on Fire, and an upcoming EP due out later this year.
Ligature Marks consists of: Benjamin Charles, Vocals; Karl Whinnery, Guitar; Kyle Baltus, Drums; Dave Keller, Bass; Josh Whinnery, Guitar.