Interview with Brody Lawrence (Bayview Suspect)

Everything is happening for Perth’s BAYVIEW SUSPECT having recently announced a new EP, drop first single & introducing us to a new member. Casper had a great talk with guitarist Brody Lawrence about the journey thus far.

Perth groove metal act Bayview Suspect are ready to shake things up and get some heads banging again with the release of their new EP “Survival Or Ruin” due out September 14th through Rockpit Records. Produced by drummer Luke Specter and guitarist Brody Lawrence, the EP was recorded in Perth at Bayview Studios and Superfreak Studios with engineering and mixing duties handled by Daniel Thabet and Johnny Sohl. All tracks were mixed and mastered at Liquid Studios in Merrick, New York.

Together with the announcement is the release of the first single titled “Until Dusk“, the opening track of the new EP which premiered on RTR FM’s metal radio show Critical Mass on Wednesday night. “Survival Or Ruin” is a brilliant and natural follow up to their debut EP “To Whom It May Concern” which was released in 2016. Where the band started with a heavy groove that takes influences from bands such as Lamb Of God and Whitechapel, this new release sees the band incorporate more melody and a hint of a more European metal sound that shows progression and a willingness to keep things fresh.

From hook to break down, we’re proud of how Survival or Ruin showcases our evolution and songwriting progression“, says the band. “This EP is a testament to our need to experiment sonically and allows us to write tunes that’ll stay with you.”

On top of all that, the band is also excited to introduce a new member after the recent departure of 2 members which initially postponed the EP announcement. Bayview Suspect welcome into the fold Kristian Climo who takes over on guitar duties. The band comments: “Already being friends with Kristian and knowing how well he plays, we knew he would be a solid fit into Bayview.”

To celebrate the first single and the introduction of Kristian to the band, Bayview Suspect will be performing live on July 13th at The Boston in Perth supporting local heavyweights Deadspace. RSVP to the event HERE.

Bayview Suspect is a groove metal band from Perth, Australia. While still relatively young forming in 2014, the band have been hitting the live circuit in and around the local Perth metal scene since 2015 consistently that shows a determination and passion for the music they create.

The new EP “Survival Or Ruin” is the follow-up release to their debut EP “To Whom It May Concern” which came out in 2016. Two subsequent singles followed in 2016 and 2017 before the band hit the studio to write and record the new EP. “Survival Or Ruin” will be released on September 14th through Rockpit Records. Pre-order to be announced soon, more info can be found at and

Until Dusk
Renouncing Compliance
Watch Those Catch Light
Force Fed
Belly Full Of Lies
Laced With Deception
Aftermath [Bonus Track]
Paralysis [Bonus Track]