Last night as I watched the season finale of Game of Thrones, I couldn’t help but be reminded of instrumental Belgian bashers SardoniS. To herald the release of their aptly-titled second album, II, on CD/LP through Hammerheart Records, SardoniS will be hitting the road for a five-night tour that will hit the UK, the Netherlands and their native land. The bands they’re touring with? Oh, it’s just Saint Vitus and Acid King. You know, no biggie.
Oh wait, I’m sorry, that’s a huge biggie. Really, it’s the kind of show that makes you go, “dude!” and promptly rearrange your life so that you can go to it. Saint Vitus, Acid King, SardoniS. Three different modes of heavy that will still put you on your ass in a live setting. The core duo behind SardoniS of Jelle Stevens and Roel Paulsson offer a clear focus on tonal meatiness and battle-ready grooves, so if you’re lucky enough to get to one of those gigs (dates are below), do it up and let me know how it goes.
And the album, which is due out June 18, is a monster. You can hear for yourself by checking it out on the player below, and when you’re done with that, make sure you drop a comment on this post to enter to win a copy of SardoniS‘ recently released split 7″ with Dutch fellow instrumetallers Tank86, as seen below. In addition to letting me host the album, the band was kind enough to give me three copies of the split to give away, so please make sure you get on that. Doesn’t cost anything, just make sure to enter your email address in that form so I can get in touch with you if you win.
Just in case you’d like to put your eyes on the prize:
[Please note: This stream has now expired. Many thanks to all who listened and entered the contest, which is also now over as of 06.11.12]
SardoniS‘ II is out June 18 on CD and black, gold or clear vinyl through Hammerheart Records. The band is taking preorders now at their BigCartel store. The label also has copies available. For more info and updates, check out SardoniS on Thee Facebooks or at their website. In addition to the shows with Saint Vitus and Acid King, SardoniS will be playing Yellowstock in Belgium this coming August, alongside Sons of Otis, My Sleeping Karma, Electric Moon and many more. Here are the dates:
06/11 Underworld London (UK) (w/ Acid King & Saint Vitus)
06/12 Academy 3 Manchester (UK) (w/ Acid King & Saint Vitus)
06/13 The Fleece Bristol (UK) (w/ Acid King & Saint Vitus)
06/14 Willemeen Arnhem (NL) (w/ Acid King and more)
06/15 La Zone Liège (BE) (w/ Acid King and more)
08/18 Yellowstock Geel (BE) (w/ Sons of Otis and more)
Tags: Belgium, Hammerheart Records, SardoniS