The Boy Will Drown were a four-piece Technical Death Metal band based in Norwich, UK formed in late 2006. At the time regarded as one of the most flamboyant and intense bands in the UK, they played a vicious blend of technical and experimental music based around grindcore and death metal.
Refusing to play "sugar-coated" metal like so many other bands, They did everything in their power to mesmerise and pulverise the listener, whilst simultaneously injecting an element of humour, fun and youth into the otherwise serious face of the extreme metal genre.
TBWD created music that's technically breathtaking, with punishing metal riffage, yet still retains that "groove" factor.The quartet joined forces at school due to a mutual passion for metal and appreciation of bands such as Hate Eternal, Necrophagist and Napalm Death, which they list as some of their influences.
They recorded a 6 track EP but never released it, though it somehow found it's way on the internet resulting in a large fanbase. Asked about their opinion on Pig squeels/"Breee" vocals, the band states:"We are guilty of doing it unfortunately but, it worked to develop a fan base, it was a last minute decision in the studio, we knew kids would love it and they did, so I guess we sold out a bit, but who gives a shit.
None of that sort of crap is going to be on the album, it’s purely stuff we like. Also it sounds rubbish, there’s no power or aggression to it, just thinking about it makes me cringe. "They released their debut full length, recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland, entitled Fetish on June 16, 2009 on Earache Records.
On February 25, 2011, the band stated that they have split and that Tom, Liam and James were starting a new project.TBWD:Tom - vocalsLiam - guitarJames - bassEd - drumsThe Boy Will Drown on Myspace