Battalions Sign to APF Records; New Album out in 2018

Emergent UK imprint APF Records continues to gobble up countrymen sludge outfits with the signing of Battalions to its growing roster. The Hull natives released their second long-player, Moonburn, this past summer, and will reportedly follow-up with a third sometime in 2018, touring as well alongside Pist and no doubt others in the crowded sphere of resurgent English sludge metal. Their next record will be their first as a four-piece after parting ways with guitarist Mark Wood following Moonburn, which was produced by Conan‘s Chris Fielding and which you can hear in its entirety streaming below.

In signing with APF, Battalions join the ranks of Desert Storm, the aforementioned Pist, Mastiff, BongCauldron, Diesel King, Tronald and Ba’al, among others as the imprint quickly moves into setting the standard for sludge mayhem coming out of the British Isles.

From the PR wire:



APF RECORDS is delighted to announce that it has signed Hullensian sludge-metal titans BATTALIONS to the label. We will be issuing their third, as yet untitled, album worldwide during mid-2018.

Battalions was formed in early 2010 in the coastal city of Hull, UK. Their fanbase and support has steadily grown through incendiary live shows throughout the UK including high-profile support slots with Conan, Church Of Misery, Sworn Enemy, Ohhms, Slabdragger, Samothrace, Dopethrone and Vinnum Sabbathi. In 2017 they played on the Hobgoblin Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, and headlined the Motorhead Roadcrew Stage at the 30,000-capacity Humber Street Sesh.

The band’s first two albums, 2016’s “Nothing To Lose” and this year’s Chris Fielding-produced “Moonburn” received universal critical praise. Since the writing of the latter the band has slimmed down from a quintet to a 4-piece, and since its release has continued to play live across the UK, and in the first half of 2018 will do the same – including on a full countrywide tour with label-mates Pist in April.

A warm welcome to Battalions from all at APF.

Battalions is:
Phil Wilkinson – Vocals
Peter Cross – Guitars
Matthew Dennett – Bass
Matt Walker – Drums

Battalions, Moonburn (2017)

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