The World I Knew
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The World I Knew

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Metal Hip Hop




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Nurturing their own breed of trap-influenced metalcore, the World I Knew flex hard with “Hypenation,” boasting unapologetic spitfire bars and riveting instrumentals. The band carefully mix and balance the specialities of both genres and execute their vision with sheer precision and audacity. - Alt Press


Cincinnati-based trap metalcore quintet The World I Knew are back with their distinct and unapologetic sound in the form of the new single “Hypenation.” The turbulent track is a flex on the band’s fair-weather fans as vocalist Wesley Merritt raps and growls over a lo-fi beat, heavy riffs and galloping kick drums.

“It’s a fuck you to everyone who doesn’t support us and a last call for anyone who still wants to because we dont do that bandwagon shit,” says vocalist Wesley Merritt.

Directed by Vince Lundi, “Hypenation” follows-up the band’s last single “Piecefull.

The World I Knew have been striving to create music without boundaries or limitations since their formation in 2014 and the release of their debut single “Fuck a 9-5.” The group’s uncanny ability to seamlessly engage with audiences across the punk/metal/rap/rock scene makes them an attractive group to follow in 2019. - High Road Publicity


Fuck a 9 - 5 - 2016 - Single
The Lit & The Lost - 2018 - Full Album
Piecefull - 2019 - Single
Hypenation - 2019 - Single



Trapmetal Kings from the 513 

Nothing like you ever seen 

We scream we spit fire 

Instrumental is insane 

Been inspired by 

Killswitch Engage



And more to be named

We started in 2016

Putting in the grind for the whole world to see

Played inkcarceration  2017 and 18

First album the lit and the lost 

Dropped 2018

Travelled the Midwest 

Knowing no rest

Sharing our sound

To show them what’s next

We won’t be stopped

Till we outshine the best

Check out Hypenation And Piecefull

Our talent and work ethic will speak for the rest.