Cybernetic Witch Cult Premiere “Cult of the Druid” Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 22nd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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If you haven’t yet, go ahead and add Cybernetic Witch Cult to your list of completely over-the-top British bands currently riffing their way around the UK underground. From their what-the-hell-is-that-about moniker to the what-the-hell-is-that-about cover art for their forthcoming third album, Troglodithic Trip, to how ambitiously they seem to want to live up to that title, to the simple fact that they refer to the release date using the Star Wars identifier “May the Fourth,” it’s safe to say there’s no danger of the Cornwall trio falling down a trap of taking themselves too seriously. However, as “Cult of the Druid” demonstrates in its tone, groove and hook, neither are they just screwing around in their basement rehearsal space for the sheer sake of doing so.

Add to that the fact that they’ve got tour dates over the next couple months covering a good swath of the UK and one has to wonder even less about the veracity of Cybernetic Witch Cult‘s intentions. That is to say, if they didn’t mean it, they could just as easily not mean it from home. Yeah, these guys are clearly about having a decentcybernetic witch cult troglodithic trip time, and that’s nothing to be held against them, but in a scene as crowded as that in the post-Orange Goblin UK, you gotta be loud if you want to be noticed, and they stand themselves out via a sonic blend that speaks to classic thrash via galloping double-kick drumming and Hetfieldian snarl. A silly name is one thing — there are certainly a few around — but if you don’t back it up by kicking ass, it’s going to be all you’re left with.

Check out the premiere of Cybernetic Witch Cult‘s “Cult of the Druid” video below and see what I mean. The energy of their delivery, the on-the-beat force of the song, and the scorch in that final solo? It’s all right on. Yeah, they’re writing material about druids leaving the planet or some such, and the clip is a green-screen band performance dripping in self-awareness, but the vibe is as heavy as it is tongue-in-cheek. Hope you dig in, and hope you agree.

The band’s upcoming list of tour dates includes a stint in May with Doctor Cyclops. That run and the rest of their shows can be found under the video below, along with a quote from the band about the theme behind “Cult of the Druid.”

Please enjoy:

Cybernetic Witch Cult, “Cult of the Druid” official video

Cybernetic Witch Cult on “Cult of the Druid”:

The original plan for Troglodithic Trip was to re-record our favourite tracks from the first album but with a better production and spend some more time developing the songs so they could be on par with our last release. But we got carried away, wrote two new tracks and completely changed some of the old songs! It’s sort of ‘old meets new.’

‘Cult of the Druid’ is a mini-epic about following a cult leader to Mars (imagine Elon Musk meets Charles Manson meets Merlin) as the Earth sits on the brink of nuclear war in a last ditch effort to colonise space. It’s the longest song we’ve done so far and it really gave us a chance to mix all our influences together in one song.

Cybernetic Witch Cult live:
Apr 01 Cobblestones Bridgwater, UK
Apr 07 Charlie’s Bar Redruth, UK
Apr 19 Whiskers Newquay, UK
Apr 22 Bowl Mansfield, UK
May 02 Livewire Youth Music Plymouth, UK
May 05 The Swan Ipswich, UK*
May 06 The Wheatsheaf Banbury, UK*
May 07 The Dev London, UK*
May 08 The Gryphon Bristol, UK*
May 09 The Junction Plymouth Plymouth, UK*
Jun 10 Boston Music Room London, UK
Jun 17 The Gryphon Bristol, UK
Jul 01 Oaklands Farm Cardiff, UK
Jul 08 The End Of The World Festival Plymouth, UK
* with Doctor Cyclops

Cybernetic Witch Cult is:
Alex Wyld – Vocals, guitars
Kale Deane – Bass, vocals
Lewis May – Drums

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Ex People Sign to New Heavy Sounds; Bird Due May 19

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 22nd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I’m not sure I’d tag London’s Ex People as stoner or sludge, as the PR wire does below in announcing the four-piece have signed to New Heavy Sounds for the release of their debut album, Bird, on May 19, but they certainly are heavy. If the new streaming single “Over,” which you can hear at the bottom of this post, is anything to go by, I might even add “progressive” to that. In whatever genre, subgenre or other kind of categorization one might want to situate them, Ex People arrive with an immediately professional sounding presentation and crisp songwriting process, so if you’re seeing the words “stoner” and “London” and thinking you’re getting another batch of drunk dudes trying to sound like Orange Goblin‘s The Big Black — not that there’s anything wrong with that, because there definitely isn’t — think again.

Better quit while I’m ahead (behind?). News and track follow, courtesy of the aforementioned PR wire:

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New Heavy Sounds sign sludge four piece Ex People

The band tackle dystopian themes on their debut album ‘Bird’, for release in May

New Heavy Sounds is pleased to announce our latest signings, stoner sludge four-piece Ex People.

Emerging from the London DIY scene, vocalist Laura and drummer Vicki first met playing in series of riot grrrl and noise bands, before forming Ex People in 2015 with guitarist Calum and bassist Ed. Since then, the quartet have gone on to share stages with the likes of Palehorse, Lower Slaughter, Torpor, and Church of the Cosmic Skull. The band self-released a digital single “Without/Surekill” in late 2016. Ex People also also wrote and released a video for Without, directed by DIY filmmaker Jojo Khor, about a teenage runaway joining an all-female cult led by the band’s singer, Laura.

Now for NHS, the band have delivered a bruisingly assured debut album.

‘Bird’ was recorded with Wayne Adams (Vodun, USA Nails, Death Pedals, Casual Nun) at Bear Bites Horse Studios, and he’s managed to perfectly capture the visceral weight of their sound, a startling amalgam of super filthy fuzz thick riffs, grunge, noise rock and stoner, combined with a punk attitude. Taking their cue from bands as diverse as Electric Wizard, Bardo Pond, Harvey Milk and Kylesa, along with 90s sludge such as the Melvins (yet still managing to sound cohesive) the ten tracks that make up ‘Bird’, combine stoner hooks and soaring vocals with a crushing heaviness. Add to that some thumping motorik beats (almost like a heavy ‘Neu’ at times), shot through with an ever-present melodic sensibility, and you have a band that once again shows that when it comes to heavy music, all gates are open.

Lyrically Laura draws on apocalyptic and dystopian themes, with “Over” telling the story of a planet colliding with the earth, sung over a driving, crunching circular riff. Other tracks tackle real-world horror, with “The Host” about a woman and child escaping domestic violence, and opening track “Not a Drill” calling for resistance against oppressive regimes. And album closer ‘Crested’ is as dark as it gets, 8 minutes of full on doom meets discord, combining the atmospherics of Windhand with the slowed down hardcore of My War-era Black Flag. ‘Bird’ is gloriously heavy, fuzzed up yet melodic, at times bleak and thrilling as it is infectious.

It’s a bold statement of intent, and we are stoked to add Ex People to the NHS roster.

‘Bird” will be released on May 26th on limited edition red and black vinyl, cd and digital.

Ex People is:
Laura Kirsop: Vocals
Calum Gunn: Guitar
Edward White: Bass
Vicki Dawson: Drums

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Ex People, “Over”

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Phlefonyaar Premiere “Temple Bells at Midnight” Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 21st, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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To be perfectly honest, part of the reason I jumped on the chance to host this Phlefonyaar video premiere was because it gave me a chance to post the lyrics to the song in question. The UK sludge metal duo posted “Temple Bells at Midnight” as the first public audio from their forthcoming debut album, Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten, which is due April 14 via Cavernous Records, and I embedded the track with the release announcement at the end of last month, because, you know, it’s what you do for that kind of thing, and all the low end, and the growls, and the sludge and the groove, and Paul March and Jim Males seem really pissed off, and so on.

But along with the single itself on their Bandcamp, Phlefonyaar posted the lyrics to the track and I found them particularly striking. “Temple Bells at Midnight” talks about watching a church burn — not new territory for metal there — but instead of bragging either rightly or wrongly about having set the fire, the lyrics take kind of a resigned position with the lines: “And if we’re lucky/It will consume us all.” The fire isn’t something raging against a culturally oppressive force; it’s just a thing that happens on another shitty day. Yeah, the track caps with “Watch the end of lies,” but it feels like an afterthought compared to the core misanthropy and disaffection of the earlier verses. It’s not the church that needs to burn. It’s everything.

I don’t think it would be fair to say Phlefonyaar are taking themselves too seriously with “Temple Bells at Midnight” — March, after all, wears a “Booty Hunter” hat for the entire clip — but neither is their grueling, drum-machine-infused sludge vacuous in its antisocial position in this track. In addition, the video gives us a chance to see the bizarre, two-stringed instrument that allows Males to emit such rumbling low-end, and the we-broke-an-antique microphone through which March‘s distorted ramblings arrive. It’s a weird vibe, and like several heavy videos out of the UK of late, seems to take some influence from ’90s hip-hop in its presentation.

You’ve been duly warned. Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten is out April 14 on Cavernous Records. Video and lyrics follow.

Please enjoy:

Phlefonyaar, “Temple Bells at Midnight” official video

Phlefonyaar on “Temple Bells at Midnight”:

Gather round ladies and germs and let Phlefonyaar bring you a cure to all your happiness problems with the finest Tom Waits inspired doom skiffle this side of your worst Mike Mignola-inspired Freudian nightmares.

From the album: Septic, Bitter and Hardbitten, out via Cavernous Records on April 14 2017. Filmed and edited by: darknorthmedia.com.

Phlefonyaar, “Temple Bells at Midnight”
A blight on you and all of your kind
Screams the man with murder in mind
There’s a grave in which to lay
That will see you through now till judgment day

Mark out a place and stand in the sun
Turn guns on your own and blow them to chum
Fly kites at night over fires of bone
Raise knives to the heavens and burn in your homes

Oh there’s a fire in the church on Hawthorn Street
Where good men go to find there bad to beat
Oh there’s a fire in the church on Hawthorn Street
And if we’re lucky it will consume us all
It will consume us all

Come drink to this with me! Come
Stand by my side!
Come raise a glass with me
Come
Watch the end of lies

Phlefonyaar is:
Paul March: Iron lung, worrisome ramblings and Thunder board
Jim Males: live interpretative dance, bird calls and cable beam contortion

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Föllakzoid Team with J. Spaceman for London Sessions LP out April 20

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 16th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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In May, Chilean psychedelic adventurers Föllakzoid will head to Europe for an extensive month-long tour that includes stops at Eindhoven Psych Lab and Freak Valley 2017, among other fests. Before they go, the trio will issue London Sessions, a collaborative work with J. Spaceman of Spiritualized and Spacemen 3 that reimagines two tracks from their 2015 outing, III.

That album was in itself a collaboration, the band working with German synth specialist Atom TM to foster a minimal but spaced-out sound on tracks like “Electric” and “Earth,” the opening duo that reappear on London Sessions. As to how these versions might be different than the ones released on III, you’ll have to pardon me if I pass on guessing. They were recorded live, so it seems fair to expect some measure of difference, but yeah, just not gonna even speculate.

The PR wire teases possibilities:

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Föllakzoid and J. Spaceman (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized) Join Forces on London Sessions

Available April 20 via Sacred Bones

Föllakzoid feat. J. Spaceman
London Sessions
Pre-order: Sacred Bones | Bandcamp

1. Electric
2. Earth

It should come as no surprise to fans of the Chilean trio Föllakzoid that upon meeting the legendary Jason Pierce a.k.a. J. Spaceman (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized), they discovered they were kindred spirits. Föllakzoid and Spaceman’s projects share a restless drive to explore the outer limits of music, as well as an uncanny ability to lock into a groove until it infiltrates the deepest recesses of the listener’s psyche. When Föllakzoid met Spaceman backstage at a Wooden Shjips gig at London’s Electric Ballroom several years ago, they instantly became friends.

For London Sessions, the Chileans and Spaceman joined forces for new, live-to-tape renditions of “Electric” and “Earth,” two highlights from Föllakzoid’s III. The recordings were made in a private studio in London while Föllakzoid was on tour in Europe in June 2016, and Spaceman’s contributions breathe new life into the songs.

“Jason added a very different harmonic atmosphere to the songs,” guitarist Domingo Garcia-Huidobro explained. “It somehow re-articulated the space and metric that already existed in a way the band never could. These new versions have a different edge.”

Föllakzoid Live Dates:
May 18: Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
May 19: London, UK @ London Fields Brewhouse
May 22: Haifa, Israel @ wunderbar
May 23: Tel Aviv, Israel @ Levontin 7
May 24: Ghent, Belgium @ Charlatan
May 25: Brussels, Belgium @ AB
May 26: Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ Eindhoven Psych Lab
May 27: Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ London Calling
May 28: Groningen, The Netherlands @ Vera
May 29: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland @ L’Amalgame
May 30: Winterhur, Switzerland @ Albani
May 31: Leipzig, Germany @ Ilses Erika
June 2: Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
June 3: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
June 4: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
June 5: Berlin, Germany @ Lido
June 6: Warsaw, Poland @ Hydrozagadka Club
June 7: Poznan, Poland @ LAS
June 8: Prague, Czech Republic @ Theremin
June 9: Zagreb, Croatia @ KSET
June 10: Milano, Italy @ Santeria
June 11: Guastalla, Italy @ HandMade Festival
June 13: Marina di Ravenna, Italy @ Hana-Bi
June 14: Rome, Italy @ Monk
June 15: Torino, Italy @ Magazzino sul Po´
June 17: Siegen, Germany @ FreakValley Festival
June 18: Bern, Swiss @ Reitschule

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Steak Sign to Ripple Music; No God to Save out in June

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 14th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Just off the PR wire comes word that London, UK, heavy rockers Steak have inked a deal with Ripple Music and will release their second album, No God to Save, this June through the label. The four-piece have, over the course of the last several years, become one of the most formidable presences in London’s crowded heavy rock sphere, establishing a firm hometown presence while embarking on wider European touring and appearing at fests like Keep it Low, Desertfest Athens, Reverence Valada, and so on.

They’re already booked at Desertfest London 2017 next month and Stoned from the Underground in Germany this July, and as they get set to follow-up 2014’s Napalm Records-delivered debut, Slab City (review here), I’d only expect more announcements to follow. I’ll do my best to keep pace.

In the meantime, here’s the official word:

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Steak – No God to Save – Ripple Music

Ripple Music is thrilled to welcome U.K. Stoner Rock Legends, Steak,to its roster of the best of the modern heavy bands.

Emerging from the depths of the murky London bars, this 4 piece have a love for underground rock n roll. Helping to shape a movement in underground music in the UK and Europe STEAK have forged themselves a new path. A riff laden, neck breaking force to be reckoned with on a mission to make rooms shake and heads roll.

Now, after releasing a series of EP’s and a debut Full length on Napalm Records, Steak joins forces with Ripple Music, one of the world’s leading purveyors of heavy psych, stoner and doom, to release “No God to Save” to a world-wide audience of heavy rockers. Expect “No God to Save” to be available around the world on limited vinyl, CD and digital come June 2017.

“Steak are back and we are honoured to be joining the Ripple family for what is our most badass record to date. This is heavy shit and we couldn’t imagine a better label to work with on it. See you on the road soon….”

Steak is:
Reece Tee
Chris Haley
James Cameron
Sammy Forway

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Steak, “Pisser,” Live at the Underworld, London, Oct. 10, 2016

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Dead Sea Apes to Release Sixth Side of the Pentagon April 3

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 8th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I’m going to make the narrow-minded assumption there’s some relation between Dead Sea Apes‘ upcoming fourth album, Sixth Side of the Pentagon, and their prior 2015 outing, Spectral Domain (review here), the 11-minute closer of which bore the same title. Does that necessarily mean it has anything in common with what seems to be a four-parter semi-title-track here? Nope, because this is psychedelia and sometimes shit gets really weird, but it’s worth pointing out as a starting point either way.

If you’d like something a little more concrete to go on — and fair enough if you would — the band are streaming the track “Tentacles (The Machine Rolls On)” as we speak, and you can check that out at the bottom of this very post, under the info below from the PR wire.

Dig it:

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Dead Sea Apes – Sixth Side Of The Pentagon

Dead Sea Apes release their fourth studio album Sixth Side Of The Pentagon through Cardinal Fuzz and Sky Lantern Records.

Since their inception in 2009, Manchester trio Dead Sea Apes have ploughed a decidedly psychedelic furrow regarding their penchant for consciousness-altering guitar/bass/drums workouts. Yet they have always been decidedly nonconformist and experimental too, never easily fitting into a “psychedelic scene” like so many of their contemporaries. New album Sixth Side Of The Pentagon sees this bent towards experimentation further examined and explored.

Taking concepts from the track of the same name on their previous album, Sixth Side Of The Pentagon grows these ideas into fully formed dub cultures. Possibly reflecting recent political and economic events, the mood has darkened further like a carbon-stained post-industrial skyline: basslines bubble over with a dub-frenzy of fluid proficiency, alienated shards of guitar sear into your cortex and disorientating notes of insectoid electronics float in and out of the mix amid haunting echoes. Think Metal Box-era PIL and hints of early Cabaret Voltaire fused with the rolling liquid sound that Dead Sea Apes have made their own, while spoken word contributions by the artist and writer Adam Stone add a new dimension of theoretical engagement.

Sixth Side Of The Pentagon is released by Cardinal Fuzz in the UK and Sky Lantern Records in the US on vinyl, CD, cassette and download.

Tracklisting:
1. The Map Is Not The Territory
2. The Sixth Side version I
3. Low Resolution
4. The Sixth Side version II
5. Pale Anxieties
6. Nerve Centre
7. The Sixth Side version III
8. Lo Res
9. Tentacles (The Machine Rolls On)
10. The Sixth Side version IV
11. Rectifier

releases April 3, 2017

Music by Savage/Harris/Hardman
Words by Adam Stone (tks 5 & 9)
Vocals by Hannah Grasskamp (tk 6)
Produced by Dead Sea Apes
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Hardman

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Dead Sea Apes, “Tentacles (The Machine Rolls On)”

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My Dying Bride Sign with Nuclear Blast Records; Playing Turn Loose the Swans at Roadburn

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 6th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Granted, I’m not sure how likely this scenario would be in the first place, but if you were to have come up to me on the street and ask me if I ever thought My Dying Bride would release an album not on Peaceville Records again, my answer would have been, “Uh… probably not?” The long-running UK depressives were the quintessential Peaceville band, and while it’s true their fellow Brit-doom pioneers in Paradise Lost and Anathema have moved on — Paradise Lost to Century Media, Anathema to prog-minded Peaceville sub-label KscopeMy Dying Bride‘s 2015 full-length, Feel the Misery (review here), seemed to be right at home where it was. So yeah, to hear they’ll offer up their next one through Nuclear Blast is a genuine surprise.

The feeling I get from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe‘s comment below is that it’ll be a while before their next album actually surfaces, so at least I’ve got some time to wrap my head around the notion. In the interim, they’ll be at Roadburn next month playing their pivotal second LP, 1993’s Turn Loose the Swans, in its entirety (info here), and if that’s not comfort food, nothing is.

Crazy days in which we live. The PR wire takes it from here:

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MY DYING BRIDE sign to Nuclear Blast

For 27 years, MY DYING BRIDE from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they’ve shaped the doom metal scene more than any other act, and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, whilst always staying strictly loyal to themselves. Since the early nineties, the band’s masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length.

However for their 13th release, the band is now bound for new horizons and proudly announces their signing to Nuclear Blast Records!

Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments:
“It is with great pleasure that MY DYING BRIDE can announce they will be joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and have already begun working on material for the next LP and singles. It is no secret that Nuclear Blast have continued to expand greatly over the years, signing epic bands from all corners of the world and giving them the chance they deserve to make something of themselves in the ever expanding metal scene. And it’s time that MY DYING BRIDE came along for the ride. We are hoping that this wedding between a very solid label and a well established act will bear fruit of mighty proportions in the exciting years to come. Cheers!”

Since MY DYING BRIDE rarely leave their damp catacombs to perform live rituals, each show is a highlight in itself and on April 22nd, the Brits will expose their legendary album Turn Loose The Swans in its entire length at Roadburn Festival. Together with Shaun ‘Winter’ Taylor-Steels on drums and a special backdrop lighting, the band will haunt the Dutch stage and deliver a truly unique experience.

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My Dying Bride, “Feel the Misery” official video

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Wretch & Iron Void to Tour the UK; Playing Desertfest London 2017 Preshow and More

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 6th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Indianapolis doomers Wretch head overseas next month, and after taking part in Roadburn 2017 in the Netherlands, they’ll hook up with UK outfit Iron Void for a run through England and Scotland that begins at the warm-up gig for Desertfest London 2017 at the righteous digs of The Black Heart in Camden Town. From there, the two acts will make their way north toward and past Iron Void‘s hometown in Wakefield, and round out in Newcastle on May 2.

Wretch go, of course, supporting their 2016 self-titled LP (review here), which was among the year’s finest debuts, to be sure. Iron Void, meanwhile, released their second album, Doomsday, in 2015 on Doomanoid Records, and you can hear it, as well as a new Motörhead cover by Wretch from a Bad Omen Records label compilation, at the bottom of this post.

Do I even need to tell you to doom on? Nah, you already know:

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Wretch / Iron Void UK tour

Lest we forget, doom metal stands for much more than merely a collection of Sabbathian riffs, funereal tempos and enormous amp-stacks. It’s a form of music that issues forth from the heart, the soul, and the gut. It can be an alchemical force that functions as a process of catharsis in times of need. What’s more, few know more about the power of this music than Karl Simon, formerly of the titanic and much-respected The Gates Of Slumber, and now of WRETCH, whose debut carries on valiantly with the mission he began some eighteen years ago.

The making of this self-titled album marked both a renaissance and a crucial tonic for Simon himself – in the wake of the death of his close friend and The Gates Of Slumber bandmate Jason McCash, he was forced to make sense of a profound loss, and the making of this debut formed a crucial part of this process.

The new power-trio he formed with drummer Chris Gordon and bassist Bryce Clarke rose above their circumstances to issue forth a fearsome salvo of cast-iron riffage and heartfelt traditional metal heraldry, shot through with a steely conviction instilled by the experiences of recent days. “It is a new beginning, but I am what I am. I don’t set out to write a style of music.” notes Simon, “This is what happens when I pick up a guitar.”

IRON VOID was originally formed by Sealey way back in November 1998 in order to create an old-school Doom Metal band. The band reformed in 2007 and released their Debut EP, entitled ‘Spell of Ruin’, in 2010. Their self-titled debut album was released on CD in 2014 on the Barbarian Wrath label. Their second album ‘Doomsday’ is out now on Doomanoid Records.

Wretch & Iron Void UK Tour – April / May 2017
Thursday 27th April – The Black Heart, London (Desertfest Warm Up)
Friday 28th April – The Gryphon, Bristol
Saturday 29th April – The Lughole, Sheffield
Sunday 30th April – The Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield w/ Earthen Ritual
Monday 1st May – Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh w/ Skeleton Gong & Psychotic Depression
Tuesday 2nd May – Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle

Official tour poster designed by Pol Abran of Branca Studio.

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Wretch, “Sweet Revenge”

Iron Void, Doomsday (2015)

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