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Withnail is Gareth, Dave and Derek... all former members of Oldham metal band The Tortured... which bit the dust months ago, it was going downhill... the metal scene is stagnant with bands, overcrowded and while it was a good band for a while it all went tits up and we fell apart... 2 new bands Withnail and an as of yet unnamed death metal band were born from the ashes... Dave, Derek and Rick are the death metal band, Gareth, Dave and Derek are Withnail... though Derek does have greater love for death metal he's involved in Withnail cause I needed a bassist.


singer/guitarist/webmaster... raving egomaniac

its 02:00 in the morning as I write this... thing, that should be a blurb about me. I've got nothing to say. Withnail is my creation and it could be my salvation. I was the vocalist in The Tortured... the band split around me and formed the death metal project... mostly they were more into metal than I was. I was the punk in The Tortured, now I'm trying to put out a true hardcore punk band.

Punk Rock was the first form of music that grabbed me, I never cared for anything else musically. Then my tastes changed... punk took a second seat to metal, everything shifted. The Tortured was my first band... a metal band, but my heart lies with punk. Now I return to my roots...

I study politics at Salford, I am a worthless student bum, I drink all night and sleep most of the day. That is life known by students all over the country... hardly a righteous pursuit of knowledge, but it's a good life

Punk rock is freedom, freedom is choice, choice is nothing without knowledge

Music: Black Flag, The Misfits, Amen, Minor Threat, Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, Jeff Buckley, Son of Sam, Samhain, Danzig, Mudhoney, Nirvana

recommended listening: Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power, The Misfits - Evil live, Black Flag - Who's got the 10?, Amen - Buy American, MC5 - Kick out the jams, Jeff Buckley - Grace,  Minor Threat - Discography


this is my oldest friend. we've been buddies since the age of 7, he's a true friend. he doubles up as a drinking companion more often than not. Dave is a drummer of all styles, if you want it he'll learn it (but only if he doesn't know it already). Dave was a punk, and once a punk always a punk, we've come full circle with Withnail. We started off as punks, we moved to metal and now we're back being punk together. This man is as good as family to me. Drummer for Nocturnal Death


another member of the Withnail family... you may come to grasp this band is me and my closest friends. Derek hasn't been with me as long as Dave, but he is a good man. He is all about his metal, but loves his punk... vocalist for Nocturnal Death, actually alright death metal...