Culloden is a heavy metal band from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North Eastern part of England. They’re heavily inspired and influenced by some of the legendary acts from their home region, such as Venom, Satan, Mythra, Raven, Tysondog, Atomkraft, Avenger, Spartan Warrior, and Battleaxe, just to name a few.
The band came together first in 2010 by frontman Andrew Halliday, who just wanted to jam with a college classmate, but nothing ever quite took off seriously. In late 2017, that all changed. The current lineup came together, and they quickly took to writing and recording an EP of four songs, “Witchpricker”, in early 2018. Emboldened with the addition of Stefan Rosic in 2018, the band’s lineup was complete:
- Andrew Halliday = bass and vocals
- Karl Moore = Rhythm Guitar
- Alex Connor = Drums
- Stefan Rosic and Ryan Thompson = Lead Guitars.
Culloden writes their songs based mostly upon the dark stories of history, myth, and folklore, near and far from their North Eastern homelands. Check out their latest video, Red Cliff, below:
Thus far, the band has played shows throughout the North East and beyond, and had the honor of opening a show for Avenger when they played at a prestigious Heavy Metal music venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne Trillians. The kind folks behind Mearfest put on an event at the Queen Vic in South Shields, where Culloden were given the privilege of sharing the stage for the event with NWOBHM royalty acts, such as Abaddon (the original drummer of Venom) and Tysondog. The band made such an impact that they were booked to play again at Mearfest 2019.