Like a finely polished sledgehammer to the skull, Melbourne's Advocates combine the ferocity of metallic hardcore with tech metal stylings and straight up pummelling groove. Their debut eight track mini album ‘Mindless’ was released on 12 November via UK based label Ghost Music.

Formed in 2009 by five good mates with a mutual love of writing music, Advocates quickly gained huge amounts of attention in the New Zealand scene and were quickly packing out local shows and jumping on support slots with every established band that passed through town. Having now racked up an impressive amount of shows and tours at home with the likes of Structures, Stray from the Path, We Came as Romans, Dream on Dreamer, A Plea for Purging, Saving Grace, Northlane and Make Them Suffer. The beginning of 2014 saw Advocates relocate to Melbourne in Australia and recruit 3 new members. The band released their second EP 'The Complex Truth' in 2016, with hit single “Substance Affliction” clocking up massive streams and gaining attention worldwide.

Advocates have since released two scorching displays of technical brilliance including tracks ‘Wither’ and ‘Detachment’ which tease a debut album set rumoured to be released in early 2019. If these tracks speak as loudly as their breakdowns, this will be an exciting and ferocious debut.