However behind the scenes, all was not what it seemed. The band were in a difficult situation because of bad business decisions out of their control.
Stampede was approached in early 2015 by Anti-Clone to come on board and help regain lost momentum. Over the course of 12 months Stampede consulted with the band and advised on what we felt was best to help move Anti-Clone forward.
Following a premiere for their music video ‘ Take This Pill’ by Terrorizer Magazine, the band regrouped and began work on their debut album, which would essentially be the rebirth of Anti-Clone.
In 2016 the hard work was realised. Produced by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Machine Head) and with artwork by Mister-Sam (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory): Anti-Clone’s debut album ‘The Root Of Man’ was released via PHD. This was featured in store by HMV as a ‘Recommended Buy’ and the group received extremely positive reviews and features by the likes of Metal Hammer (Hot New Band) plus numerous feature spots in Kerrang! Magazine. Anti-Clone's music video for ‘Astaroth’ was premiered by Scuzz TV and Kerrang! Magazine online as 'Video Of The Week'.
Anti-Clone continue to work hard, playing shows and festivals around the UK (Mushroomhead, DOPE, Bloodstock, Mammothfest events, HRH Metal, Amplified Open Air and more) and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.
"The masked Brit metallers have, unsuprisingly, gone absolutely beserk" – Kerrang! (Video Of The Week)
They’re one of the most talked about British underground metal bands of 2016.