2000 - Formed in September of this year, UNTAMED fuse together five of the finest Rock/Metal musicians from the Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire counties. Jon Sampson on vocals, Colin James and Miles Goodman on guitars, Graham Michael on bass guitars and on drums Mick Shelford - soon to be replaced by Paul Skinner - have a profound music history, playing on, in and around the pub and club circuit for years prior to the metal roller coaster to which they are about to embark.


2001 - UNTAMED put their hard-hitting covers show on the road - their earliest gigs includ supporting "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and "Dressed to Kill", both established UK tribute acts. The reception by an ever increasing army of fans within the first few months is so great that the band decide the time is right to start creating their own songs and identity. The summer finds UNTAMED in the studio recording nine of their own compositions aided by the likes of Andy Hawkins at Five Mile High Studios in Peterborough, England (their home turf). Andy manages to capture and reproduce the band's live energy and raw power on the debut CD "Nature's Messiah".

2002 - "Nature's Messiah" is released in January and incidentally has airings on Star FM, Lite FM and Caroline radio stations. For the next two years UNTAMED continue to play endless shows promoting "Nature's Messiah" and generally building up a fan-base in the Cambs/Northants areas.

2004 - This is an eventful year for UNTAMED; in April the band shares the stage with the legendary "Tygers Of Pan Tang", "Dumpy's Rusty Nuts", "The Quireboys" and "Oliver/Dawson Saxon" at the "Celtic Warriors" 11th Birthday Bash, Godmanchester, UK. In July UNTAMED support "Dumpy" at "The Underworld" London and then "Oliver/Dawson Saxon" again in December at "Club XS" in Kettering, UK.


2005 - In February UNTAMED are asked, along with other local bands, to perform at Peterborough's "Rock-Relief" at the Broadway Theatre, for UNICEF's Tsunami Disaster Fund. August sees an unprecedented 2 hour interview with Jon Sampson and airing of "Nature's Messiah" in its entirety on KHFX RADIO in the USA.

2006 - In March UNTAMED join forces again with Andy Hawkins to record their second CD "Insanity Bound", this time at Pravda Studios in Leeds, England. Their maturing, dynamic song writing takes shape in these eight new power-riffed metal gems. Released in June, "Insanity Bound" is being received very well and, along with "Nature's Messiah", still rattles your neighbours' - and your own - windows!!

2007 - In January Miles leaves the band in pursue of new musical projects and UNTAMED wish him the best of luck with all his future endeavours. The band are now faced with a choice and instead of waiting for a new guitarist, they decide to continue playing as a 4 piece. In April of the same year they announce a new guitarist. Darren Macer is only 18, but hugely talented for the number of years he has been playing, and proves it by playing an absolute blinder at his first gig!

2008 - UNTAMED sign with TRANSCEND RECORDS, a label within the TRANSCEND MUSIC GROUP. Re-released at the beginning of the year, "Insanity Bound" receives positive reviews on numerous magazines and web-zines. In December UNTAMED support Cory Clark's "Warrior Soul" at Sawyer's Venue, Kettering, UK. For the months to follow the band is on the road playing rallies, local festivals and dozens of gigs sometimes spanning a legendary 3.5 hours non-stop!

2010 At the end of the year Colin leaves the band taking with him some very treasured musical memories. Having shared the stage with Colin through good and bad times for over 10 years, UNTAMED wish him all the best for the future.

2011 - The year begins with James Wilson joining the band on lead and rhytm guitars. James brings a new style and creative mind to the band, revitalizing UNTAMED's "full" sound once more!


2012 - In February, after 11 years in UNTAMED, Graham leaves the band as other commitments do not allow him to give the band 100% anymore, which to him is unacceptable. In March, UNTAMED announce new bass player James "JC" Crofts. James will stay with UNTAMED for the next 18 months, within which time the band will play numerous gigs, explore a plethora of new venues, and appear on the Willow festivals 2012 and 2013.


2014 - For the most part of the year UNTAMED gig with the talented Chris Sampson stepping in on the bass until a permanent bass player is found. Once more the band joins the headlines of the Willow festival 2014, while "Dorian Gray" features in the "Official The Willow Festival CD".

2015 - Bass player Simon Scott joins the band, who promises to put his own distinct stamp on UNTAMED's songwriting and sound. The band spents most of the next year writing and preparing their third album, and in early September 2016 UNTAMED find themselves in "Parlour Recording Studio", Peterborough, laying down tracks for the as yet un-named album with the most excellent Neil Haynes in the driving seat!

2017 - January sees the album launch party for "Chaos from the Fall" held at the Met Lounge in Peterborough, with support from the mildly outrageous "Cameltoe". In May, Paul Skinner plays hist last gig with UNTAMED, and after a few months break, the band decide to honour all remaining dates for the year as a 4-piece usig drum software.

2018 - Simon Scott leaves the band in February. In August, UNTAMED play the Jägermeister stage at the Bloodstock Open Air, temporarily assisted by Alex Kane on Bass and Scott Cousins on Drums - Cheers Guys! \m/\m/ - In November Stuart Jones joins UNTAMED on Bass duties.

2019 - 2023 Many gigs and various line-up changes, leading to a performance at the much welcomed return of The Willow Festival 2023.