Started during lockdown by three friends from Leeds (Joe, Leah and Ben) who had always
wanted to make some crossover thrash, Pest Control is the classic story of DIY music straight
from a time of crisis. Jack joined on bass shortly after and in 2020 the demo was released with
Pest Control’s first show commencing in their home town the week lockdown ended.
Influenced by classic thrash giants such as Metallica, Testament and Slayer, but with a healthy
spoonful of crossover like Crumbsuckers, Ludichrist, Municipal Waste, and DRI – the members
grew up with one foot in the Metal and Hardcore scenes, taking the best from both worlds. In
2022 the lineup was completed by Joe W, and in February 2023, Pest Control unleashed their
debut album ‘Don’t Test The Pest’.