Cytota throw some new SHVPES

Cytota Band Shot

UK metal band Cytota have revealed a change of name.

Announcing the news via their Facebook page this morning, the band explained that with new frontman Griffin Dickinson came a new momentum and energy, and they have therefore decided that they need a new identity to suit.

“Over the last 4 years we have achieved more than we could’ve dreamt of as ‘Cytota’,” the band said. “To everyone who has ever come down to a show, bought our merch, listened to us, hung out with us, put up with us and showed their support, we thank you for sticking by us and helping us become the band we are today.

“Today we will be taking the next step in this band’s evolution. As you well know, over the past few months we acquired our new frontman, Griffin. It became very clear, very quick, that there was a new energy and different dynamic to the band. Going forward we felt we needed a name to fit this new energy and sound. So from this point on, we will be known as, SHVPES (shapes).

“On Friday we will be doing a video to explain a little more behind the decision to re-invent ourselves, but for now we can’t wait to see you on the road next week, don’t miss our first tour as SHVPES, we’ll have new merch for sale and new songs to play for you lovely people.”

Check out SHVPES’ latest single, appropriately titled “Shapes”, below!

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CYTOTA announce UK tour for February 2015

Cytota Band Shot

Cytota have announced that they will tour the UK in February 2015.

The metalcore quintet will be special guests of 36 Crazyfists as they make their way across the length and breadth of the country. They’ll also be in the company of All Hail The Yeti.

The band, consisting of Griffin Dickinson (Vocals), Harry Jennings (Drums), Youssef Ashraf (Guitar), Oliver Pike (Bass) and Ryan Hamilton (Guitar and backing vocals), made the announcement via their Facebook page.

Confirmed dates for the tour are:

Feb 04th: Brighton, Concorde
Feb 05th: Bournemouth, Sound Circus
Feb 06th: Plymouth, Hub
Feb 07th: Bristol, Marble Factory
Feb 08th: Stoke, Sugarmill
Feb 10th: Glasgow, Classic Grand
Feb 11th: Newcastle, Academy
Feb 12th: Manchester, Academy 3
Feb 13th: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Feb 14th: Birmingham, Asylum
Feb 15th: Norwich, Waterfront
Feb 17th: London, Electric Ballroom
Feb 18th: Southampton, Engine Rooms
Feb 19th: Oxford, Academy

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 17th December. You can check out all the details below:

2015 Cytota Tour Poster

Cytota recently released their new song, “Shapes”, which you can listen to below:

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