bolton Based Hard Rock Band


Unknown Refuge - 'From the darkness' - out NOW!

UNKNOWN REFUGE released their debut album 'FROM THE DARKNESS' on March 26th 2021, and it features the singles 'TO THE LIGHT' 'SHADOWS' 'IF THE GODS BE GOOD' and 'BATTLE HYMN'.

"Unknown Refuge formally mark their arrival on the scene with a debut album that captures the raw energy and excitement of a band starting out, developing their craft and hungry to make their mark." - Guy B at Great Music Stories. 

"They’ve carved their mark securely in the metal world and hit the ground marching, singing, drumming and strumming with an ease that only comes this naturally to the best of the best." - Caitlin Colley at Joyzone.

"Overall – In a word, phenomenal. Considering how young UR still are, ‘FTD’ has hit peak precision" - Jenny Tate at Rock Queen Reviews.

 "Unknown Refuge make me feel old – but, in truth, that’s exactly what us ageing rockers need from the new generation of talent. These boys aren’t even 20 yet!" - Guy B at Great Music Stories. 

Band Members

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Alex Mancini

One mean bassist and a hella sing boi

Jack Tracey

Master of shred, mediocre sing boi

The history

This Bolton based band defy their years, with an accomplished, mature sound and performance that will set your fillings on edge. Despite their age this band gives a very mature performance that screams 'ROCK'.
Their first major landmark was in 2016, when their debut public performance earned them 1st place in the Salford Battle of the Bands. This resulted in a recording session at SSR studios where they produced their first recorded work "Wall of Lies" followed by a headline slot at Manchester’s iconic venue ‘Band on the Wall’.
Since then they have been making their mark playing prestigious Manchester rock venues, along with appearances on the local festival scene, and Headlining the Friday Rock Show at the inaugural 2018 Stonedeaf Festival at Newark Showground. Influenced by Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry, the band consisting of Alex (Lead Vocals and Bass), Jack (Lead Guitar), Anthony (Rhythm Guitar) and Morgan (Drums), have steadily developed a loyal following and have  released their debut Single 'To The Light' on the 21st Aug 2020. Their second single, 'Shadows' dropped on October 16th, with their Debut Album ‘From the Darkness' released on March 26th 2021.
Unknown Refuge will have you rocking and head banging ‘til the final chord.