Growing up obsessed with music, skateboarding, and painting, Hertfordshire, England singer/songwriter Frank Carter got a taste for punk rock early on, trying to vibe with the Clash records in his parents' music collection.
While he enjoyed some of it, the creative youngster found the band a little too bright and cheery for his taste, and began a long trek seeking out darker sounds in the punk vernacular. He quickly found that darkness in his own music with the 2005 formation of Gallows, a punishing hardcore band for which Carter sang. He left Gallows in 2011 to form the more mainstream-friendly band Pure Love with U.S. musician Jim Carroll, but abandoned that project in 2015 to form Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes. Acting again as frontman, Carter moved back to his aggressive hardcore roots, putting out the decidedly raw Rotten EP in 2015 and following it with full-length debut Blossom the same year. In 2017 Carter and company unleashed their sophomore effort, the unhinged Modern Ruin, via their own International Death Cult imprint. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi