District 13 are a heavy alternative rock band based in London. The band came together when Asen (Drums) and Richard (Bass) placed an advert for a singer to start a new project. Jon (Vocals/Guitar) applied and District 13 was formed.
District 13’s aim to infuse Heavy Metal and Punk to create their own unique sound. They have been described as a cross between Black Sabbath and The Ramones. The songs are mostly uptempo heavy and the band prides itself on a high energy stage show. Lyrically the songs are made of dark themes.
The band have been performing live shows and have received an extremely positive reception from audiences. Highlights for District 13 include performing at the Hills of Rock festival in Bulgaria in 2018, this festival was headlined by Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.
On 15 th July 2019 the band released their debut album – Soma. It was produced by Georgi Stanev. Their album Soma has been met with positive reviews and the release of Soma is accompanied by a video for the single Wild Flowers.Their songs Soma and Shadows have gained real traction online and also continue to woo audiences during their live shows.
District 13 are going from strength to strength and are set to release two new music videos in 2020. Their single for ‘Is This The Way’ was featured in movie titled ‘Yatagan’ (released 18/03/2020) by famous Bulgarian director Andrey Andonov.
Early 2020 District 13 have had two of their songs aired on BBC Introducing and received amazing response from presenters and listeners. The band have been invited again to perform main stage at the Hills of Rock Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2020; this festival headliner will be Slipknot. Due to the corona virus, this festival has also been postponed to 2021.
District 13 have already been able to share the stage with famous names like Iron Maiden, Sabaton, Judas Pries, Tremonti and Battle Beast to name but a few.