RSJ
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2002
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RSJ Biography (Wikipedia)

RSJ is a metalcore band from York, United Kingdom.

Started in late 2002, RSJ set about creating heavy, groovy, noise metal. The band took their name from the construction term 'Rolled Steel Joist', an 'in-joke' to referencing "a good support and a piece of heavy metal".

Their debut EP, The Day After, was released in September 2002 and paved the way forward, gaining worldwide sales through the band's website and earning them a loyal fanbase. Their high-energy live shows landed the band supports with Funeral for a Friend, Raging Speedhorn and Orange Goblin.

2004 saw RSJ sign to Hangmans Joke Recordings and released their second EP, Blueprint for a Brighter Future. The EP featured the band's debut video for the track 'Reborn' and saw their first small screen appearance on British music channel, Scuzz TV. The EP received critical acclaim and Nuts magazine hailed RSJ as "the heaviest band to come out of the UK in a long time" and helped the band gain endorsement deals with ESP Guitars and BleuBolt Streetwear. In April 2004, a member of Bullet for My Valentine's management team saw RSJ play a show in Reading and were offered a support slot to with American metal-core band, Unearth, at the Camden Barfly in London in June of that year.

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