Phil Stiles - Final Coil

About Phil Stiles

Final Coil began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. Gradually, that energy and electricity was channelled into smoother paths as the band looked deeper into themselves and their music. Under the guiding hand of founding member Phil Stiles, the line-up of the band shifted and the first recorded output from the new look Final Coil was released in 2015. The Closed To The Light EP highlighted the significant developments in the band’s style so effectively that it caught the ear of Italian record label WormHoleDeath, who immediately signed the band for the release of their 2017 debut, Persistence of Memory.

Having received a number of fantastic reviews for Persistence Of Memory, the band began to work on their most ambitious material to date and, in the summer of 2018, Final Coil set off for Italy and Real Sound Studios to record their second full-length album, The World We Left Behind For Others. Before the end of the year the band also managed to fit in live shows with OHHMS, Boss Keloid, Zero Point Zero and Staghorn, whilst frontman Phil Stiles made guest appearances on albums from prog rock royalty, Glass Hammer (from where Yes discovered vocalist Jon Davison); and the eclectic The Way Of Purity, for whose forthcoming album Phil composed and performed the closing track.

In 2019 Final Coil appeared at Fusion 2019, with Focus and IO Earth; HRH Metal with Decapitated and Devilment; at the Camden Underworld with Shonen Knife, and at the Garage as direct support to Marky Ramone. The band also released their acclaimed sophomore album, which has chalked up a remarkable forty-six reviews to date in publications ranging from Zero Tolerance to Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine.

The HT50 Mk II is an absolute joy to play and puts my previous amps in the shade, to the extent that I now can't imagine using anything else. The head is so versatile that it is used both on stage and for tracking the band's demos