Thursday 26th September is set to be a huge night here at Our Black Heart, with not one but THREE amazing events happening on the very same night. Not only do we have the debut UK performance from LINDY-FAY HELLA’s solo career in the upstairs venue, we will also be joined by some very special guests in the downstairs bar as well. In an event we’ve dubbed BLACK WINE we welcome Kristian ‘Gaahl’ Espedal to our dark corner in a celebration of natural wine with a tasting session of some of the finest wines out there, had picked by the man himself. Tickets for this have now sold out but you can still come and drink at the bar regardless. Additionally we also play host to a promo night by the excellent SVART RECORDS, where special guests will be spinning tunes, including 2 album exclusives from Vesperith and The Deathtrip. It’s gonna be a busy night for sure, but we can’t wait !!
See below for more details regarding each event.


Old Empire in association with Music Norway and Royal Norwegian Embassy proudly present:

Lindy-Fay Hella
UK solo debut
(New album out NOW)

With special guest

Kate Arnold




After the success of our last event we are thrilled to welcome Kristian 'Gaahl' Espedal for another tasting of 6 very exciting wines.
The event coincides with the Lindy-Fay Hellaperformance also taking place upstairs of which Gaahl will be attending so in true Bacchanalian nature we will enjoy wine & song!

The six wines on offer chosen by Gaahl himself will explore a variety of different profiles:

Domaine Bobinet - Hanami - 2018
Patrick Bouju - Mol - 2017
Phillipe Jambon - Une Tranche Made in Chenas - 2016
Jean-Christophe Garnier - La Roche Bezigon - 2017
Domaine Bobinet - Les Gruches - 2017
Klinec - Rebula - 2014

Tickets purchased at the link below will then be exchanged for a voucher at the bar downstairs entitling you to 6 x 75ml tasting glasses, along with notes and fine conversation with the man himself. Additional wine by the glass will also be on offer if you find one you like!



Svart Records (Finland) are throwing a record party downstairs at The Black Heart in Camden, London on the 26th of September 2019 from 7.30pm. Spinning the black vinyl and selling records, Svart grand master Tomi Pulkki and Kvohst (The Deathtrip, Hexvessel, Grave Pleasures/Beastmilk) will be pre-playing forthcoming albums by The Deathtrip and Finnish female solo experimental Blackmetal artist Vesperith amongst others from the Svart Records back-catalogue (Oranssi Pazuzu, Jess & The Ancient Ones, Reverend Bizarre etc etc). Come browse, pick up some rare gems, free give-aways and listen to the best sounds of the Finnish underground.



We have a ram-jammed long weekend of thrill n spills ahead for you this August Bank Holiday.

Kicking off FRIDAY 23rd AUG in the groundfloor bar with
DJ - ARNO of The Lounge 666: Keeping the scene alive., from 10pm - 2am

SATURDAY 24th then sees DREAM DROP (Swe) make their London debut upstairs,
with supprt from Small Pond Big FishA Higher Demise and Crawlspaces (all for only a fiver),
followed by DJ Rob Hoey of the mighty Limb in the bar downstairs til 2am (free entry).

Finally, SUNDAY 25th has the weekend with us reaching it's climax with a FREE ENTRY show from northern psych-drone doom legends BONG - Band UK w/ Morag Tong and Sleeping Creatures (upstairs 7pm-10.30pm),
finished off with psych grimness and wild-eyed frights spun into the night downstairs by 
Ritual Productionsand Old Empire (10pm-2am, also Free Entry)

With all this plus a host of killer beers on our taps there's plenty to keep you refreshed through the sticky weekend in ole dirty Camden Town !! 
Come forth, come join us... JOIN ...US !

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FRIDAY 5th JULY is a monstrous evening here at our Black Heart as we play host to 2 magnificent events on the very same eve!

In the ground floor bar we are delighted, nay, tickled fancy in fits of devilish delight as the most infamous rekord shoppe in all of the land CRYPT OF THE WIZARD rumble into our lair touting their latest venture, a mighty collaboration of nectar and elixir - “DRINK BEER, HAIL SATAN “- a Black Forest BIPA to satisfy even the thirstiest of demons. All with a backdrop of ghoulish tones as they spin the very greatest heavy metal and other sounds of terror and mystery on the decks deep into the dark night.

In their own words :

“In conspiracy with & Black Iris Brewery the Wizard hath conjurerated his own sweet elixir which shall hence forth be available ON TAP for libations at the Black Heart Camden... So please come join us as we celebrate our dark brew, and our dark lord simultaneously!

Wizard DJs shalt entertain, while Wizard beer shalt refresh thine palate.”


Whilst this is happening to tantalise your tongue downstairs, in the spirit of reflection, upstairs we simultaneously have a night to tantalise the ears and eyes as Chaos Theory bring us a evening of splendid awe in the form of dark doom strangitudes. WYATT E. from Belgium will hit the stage for their UK debut, alongside the mighty FIVE THE HIEROPHANT and MORAG TONG. Tickets are avail for the gig via the “EVENTS” tab at the top of this very page

More info can also be found here :


It’s set to be an evening of spoils and that’s for sure….
…so get on down and INDULGE !


ENTER NIGHT - Metallica X Stone Brewing Pre-Party

ENTER NIGHT - Metallica X Stone Brewing Pre-Party W/ GREG KOCH


Metallica are coming to the UK in June, to celebrate this alongside the recent release of Metallica x Stone Brewing collobration beer - ENTER NIGHT PILSNER, The Black Heart will be hosting the official London Pre Eve - Gig Party!!

We are chuffed to announce special guest -
Greg Koch co-founder of Stone Brewing will be in the house to chat all things Stone, beer and Metallica!

Get down from 6pm as there will be some very exciting and exclusive giveaways - not to be missed!

There will be some very special DJ'S on the night...
Bringing the noise to the party at our Black Heart are the mighty DJ duo Show No Mercy (Ben Ward and Sandistik) with ENTER NIGHT PILSNER pouring on tap and cans available for take-away, alongside a range of Stone Brewing beers also on draft.

We’re excited to say the least !



Riding high on the back of the huge success of both this years DESERTFEST and INCINERATION FESTIVAL over the last couple of weeks we now turn our attention to some more of the fests that we are playing host to here at our Black Heart this summer and beyond.

First up on 1st / 2nd June it’s the 2019 instalment of the annual CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL. This year’s lineup is a belter, and we’re stoked to once again be a part of the full Camden takeover. For more info and full lineup check out
(and the poster below).

The very next weekend after that, we welcome FOGFEST to our cosy home. Featuring some of the finest riff wielding UK talent from the stoner / doom / sludge / heavy blues and psych side of the spectrum this is set to be another weekend to remember ! For tickets and info check our the event page on our website (click the “events” tab above), or visit the festival’s facebook page at
(again, poster below).

For the darker and heavier end of people’s tastes we have the return of the mighty ERADICATION DEATHFEST in July. The Black Heart will play host to the Saturday of the festival with a celebration of the greatest brutal death metal, old school death metal and black metal underground. Check out the event page on our own website here or for the full run down see here
(poster also below).

In aid of a good cause, we have the final DEATH TO CANCER FEST here with us in July too. Death To Cancer V features some of the stalwarts of the underground UK grindcore and death metal scenes and is dubbed as “A Non-Profit Charity Show In Aid Of Macmillan Cancer Charity”. A more than worthwhile cause we believe. Tickets can be purchased and more info can be found both here and here
(see poster below for lineup).

In September our friends at Desertscene team up with the fine folks at California’s Ripple Music to bring RIPPLEFEST UK - an evening with the slickest and most luscious stoner rocking riffs out there, and featuring a wealth of the talent from the Ripple Music label itself. Check out the lineup both on the event page on this website, and also here, as well as more about Ripple here
(yep, the poster is below!).

Finally, September sees the 2019 edition of SNUFF FEST. The most filthy grindcore gathering is back again to spread the visceral noise from the grind and death genre from all across Europe to the ears of the thongs at The Black Heart. Full lineup and adv ticket link is here and extra info can also be found here
(or…. see the poster… which is below).

We hope to see you at one of these gatherings. For links to tickets to all of these please visit the event pages via the EVENTS link at the top of the page (on the drop down menu for mobile version).

Cheers (and many many beers) !

[front pic - ASG at Desertfest London Pre-party 2018 by Jessy Lotti]

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This year’s DESERTFEST LONDON lineup is now complete and stage times are out. It looks like one hell of a tasty treat! As always the Black Heart will be the epicentre of the festival, with all sorts of fun things in the alleyway out front, a bulk of killer beers on sale at the bar, some of the heaviest and most destroying bands the festival has to offer upstairs, and the most outrageously raucous afterparties every single night.

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Tickets are still available but are shifting VERY fast, so don’t wait around.
You can purchase directly via the link at the click button below :

As if ALL this wasn’t enough, the annual official festival pre-party is also being held in our hallowed walls once again. This year it’s a stonking lineup curated by none other than our favourite Heavy Metal Record Shop CRYPT OF THE WIZARD, and features the heavy delights of Ghold, Rainbow Grave, Primitive Knot and Bible.

Details and tickets via the event page at :



That’s it, you read it right… HEAVY METAL VINYASA YOGA arrives at The Black Heart
on selected Saturday afternoons from February !

Brought to you by SELMA RA YOGA, these afternoon sessions will take place on Saturday’s upstairs in the Black Heart venue from 3pm-4pm (please check calendar / links below for dates). In their own words :
”We'll be fueling our meditative physical movement with some heavy, expansive, smashing atmospheric black, folk, death, and doom metal. The Black Heart has an awesome venue space for gigs, we all know that- and they've agreed to hold metal vinyasa yoga classes too, for the first time!”

Black candles and yoga mats provided...
Please come wearing flexible, comfortable clothing.


For Information & Booking your spot, Check out Selma Ra Yoga
(web: (Insta:

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The Black Heart in association with LIVE EVIL & Old Empire proudly present:

with special guests
Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath Tribute

You wanted the best, you got the best! 
We loved Hotter Than Hell Kiss Tribute so much on Halloween that we decided to fly them back to London for the NYE party to end all NYE parties, with a specially curated setlist that you can help choose!

Plus LIVE EVIL DJs spinning the hottest in rock, metal and disco all night long!

Tickets for Upstairs & Downstairs are £10 for earlybirds and if you fancy just hanging downstairs it will be £5 Advance tickets are available at :

A limited amount of tables are available to be reserved for large groups.
Email for more info



It’s that time of year again, winter is upon us scrapping it’s icy fingers deep across everyone’s miserable soul, but things are staying hot up in the Black Heart’s venue as we welcome the mighty BÖMBERS, Bergen’s premier Motorhead Tribute Band to raise hell in Camden!

Featuring none other than ABBATH ( ex-Immortal ) aka Killminister - bass / vocals, TORE ( ex-Old Funeral , Studfaust) aka Fast Tore - guitar, and PEZ (ex-Punishment Park) aka Party Animal Taylor - drums, the trio will be ripping their way furiously through a set of the ultimate Motörhead classics on Thursday December 20th. Plus, heave metal dj’s in the downstairs bar afters to keep the party flowing Fast And Loose! Tickets are on sale now and shifting fast so unless you were Born To Lose then get on there and bag yourself one asa-bloody-p!

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Once again another monumental free show brings itself to The Black Heart, the Earth shattering YOB will rattle the grounds of Camden for a very special performance on November 15th.
YOB are undeniably one of the heaviest live bands to wrap your mind around. Their unique, complex and crushing take on doom makes them one of the most innovative and celebrated acts in the heavy music scene, the only way to describe a performance by YOB is all engulfing; a transcendent soundscape that hits the very core of your being. Support will come from London's very own tone-titans Poseidon.
We are honoured to be hosting them for an extremely intimate, albeit extremely loud, performance on Thursday November 15th. As always this is an event for the fans, whilst supporting small independent venues and yes, it follows the same model as previous free shows - which means the only way to get in is by queuing. No bagsies, no guestlist, no bribes - but as y'all should know by now, we always endeavour to squeeze every last one of you in so get on down!

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Hell-O-Ween is almost upon us!

As we gear up for our biggest Halloween party to date this Saturday 27th October, with Europe’s best KISS cover bands HOTTER THAN HELL, we’re stoked to reveal we’ll be having a takeover from our favourite Norwegian brewery, the insanely cool Amundsen.
But before the beer list is revealed, it needs to be known that we take Halloween very seriously here - so to make sure y’all follow suit this weekend, we’ll be asking Gene and the gang to pick their very favourite costumes of the night. 1st place will WIN a £50 bar tab, plus your choice of Black Heart merch, each runner up will also win their choice of merch! And a reminder that entry is FREE to our Halloween party all night, so get the fake blood and ratty wigs out folks, we wanna be scared to D 👻 E 👻 A 👻 T 👻 H!


· Basket Case · DIP collab with Collective Arts ON TAP - Smooth, tropical, dank and juicy 7.5% ABV

· Apocalyptic Thunder Juice · IPA ON TAP - Zesty orange, hoppy and sweet 6.5% ABV

· Lorita · Passionfruit Pale Ale ON TAP - Fruity, rich and refreshing with a touch of pine 4.7%

· Zombie Juice · NE Pale Ale IN CAN - Hazy, tropical and juicy 5.5%

· Voodoo Headbanger · Imperial IPA collab with Northern Monk IN CAN - Classic, easy to drink, lightly bitter 8.0%

· Head Rush · Dry Hoped Fruit Sour collab with Duration IN CAN - Refreshing and sour mandarin, tangy and fruity 5.7&

· Lush · Raspberry and Lime Berliner Weisse IN CAN - Rich berries with a sour tang 5.5%

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LOST BOYS PIZZA LAUNCH - 100 free slices!

🧛🏻‍♀️🍕 OUR KITCHEN IS BACK!!! 🍕🧛🏻‍♀️

This Friday, superhuman pizza mavericks Lost Boys Pizza will be starting their pop-up kitchen at The Black Heart. Dishin' out 100 FREE SLICES of their iconic 'black dough' pizza, plus beers on Camden Town Brewery from 6-8pm. Yeah that's right, FREE BEER + FREE PIZZA... sounds like a pretty solid Friday night to us. 
From next week onwards, Lost Boys will be feedin' us every Wednesday - Saturday from 5pm 'til late. They will be offering more than just pizza's too, check out the full menu from The Lost Boys crew below. See all you creatures of the night this Friday! 🦇

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Wanna get decked out in yer favourite bars heavy metal garms? Yeah thought so, we are stoked to announce that our range of Black Heart merch - including hats, pins, jumpers + more is now available both online and in person from the bar.

‘Into The Void’ pays homage to our favourite band of all time, plus we’ve got a limited numbers left of our ‘Devil’ range designed by the killer Stevie Gee. Grab ‘em whilst ya can HERE or as you sink a couple of tequilas with us, we’ll be releasing a new design very soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you to the legendary Ester Segarra for the pictures.




The Black Heart are beyond excited to be hosting a monumental, once in a life time show next week. NOLA sludge legends CROWBAR will be playing a FREE show at our venue on Sunday 23rd September. With a career spanning almost 30 years, Crowbar are not only masters of their craft but have set the standard for an entire genre of music.

Creators of some of the most thunderous riffs ever written, Crowbar were born from the very beginnings of the NOLA scene, with more comrades and musical projects throughout their iconic career than most could ever dream of. And despite an array of line-up changes over the last 30 years, Kirk and his crew have always managed to not only define, but seamlessly refresh, their unique sound - keeping things at an otherworldly level of heavy and repeatedly showing the young bucks how it’s truly done. 

Crowbar’s recent live performances have been met with purely rave reviews; with revellers hailing the latest set lists, atmosphere and musical line-up as some of the best of their career.
It’s no easy feat trying to picture these titanic warlords of sludge in a 170 cap venue… but we sure as hell can’t wait to witness it. They will be joined by London’s very own GRAVE LINES.
Just don’t forget to get down early - because it’s first come, first served… so yeah, we wouldn’t blame you for camping outside The Black Heart from the early hours.


Plus if this night wasn’t going to be mental enough already, we have got the mighty Ben Ward from ORANGE GOBLIN DJing until 2am, so pace your livers and your minds… it’s going to be a big un’.



We’re going bigger, louder & scarier than ever before for our favourite night of the year 👻 With Europe’s best KISS covers band Hotter Than Hell Kiss Tribute takin’ us to unholy heights as we celebrate All Hallows Eve on Saturday 27th October, there will be PYRO! BLOOD! And all your favourite KISS jams 💫

Plus we’ll have some gruesome games ✟ prizes for the best costumes ✟ special satanic shots ✟ and London’s most devilish DJs to keep ya partying with the DEADD till 2am. 
It’s FREE ENTRY all night so don’t miss out ya wimps

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This Friday, Michigan mavericks Founders Brewing will be rolling thru to the Heart, bringing four of their freshest delights for your tasting pleasure. Globally renowned for their IPA's, Founders have upped the bar for accessible yet innovative craft beers - and what goes better with beer than MONSTROUS RIFFS? DJ Timbo, part of the Founders crew, will be taking y'all through a musical journey of the greatest riffs from across the decades. History isn't a lesson you need remember, unless it's a history of head banging. Beers will be on all day, and the tunes will be loud from 8pm till closing!

Check out the full beer list here - 

· Rubaeus · 
Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, Rubaeus is Founders’ way of celebrating the joys of summer year-round. This stunning berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing. No question about it, this beer is 100% Founders.

· Fuzzy Sweater · 
Brewed with 100% Cashmere hops, this wheat ale has just the right amount of hop bitterness countered with slight berry sweetness. A substantial malt bill gives a smooth, satisfying flavor – like a fuzzy sweater for your palate.

· Azacca IPA · 
Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, the Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. A touch of caramel malt gives a sweet backbone to support the righteous fruit character of this beer. Pouring a burnt orange color and registering at 7.0% ABV, your taste buds will worship this heavenly, hopped delight.

· Centennial IPA · 
Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

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Two of our favourite bands, hard rock heavyweights The Atomic Bitchwax and thrash-titans Power Tripwill be facing off for the after show to end all after shows on Wednesday 8th August.

Once they're done ripping our stage apart, Atomic Bitchwax will be stumbling down the stairs to spin some killer tunes, drink 200 beers and generally have a downright sweet time till we all wake up wondering what in carnation happened.
And because one afterparty isn't enough for us - we'll have one of, if not THE, best band of the last few years bowling over from there sold-out show a mere 10 feet away, ready to take us all to that next level of annihilation. Texas badboys Power Trip know how to party (trust us, they racked up a £200 bar tab last time they "popped in for a hello") and will be keeping things going till 2 in the damn morning, yes on a WEDNESDAY.

So book that Thursday off work, get your livers prepped and tell your mother you love her...



Don't let the pinkness of this poster fool you, on Friday 6th July the Heart will welcome a party of the highest order - lead by two of the most exciting local innovators in the world of music and beer. One of the best record labels in the UK, the mighty Holy Roar Records - which is home to the likes of Conjurer, Bossk & Rolo Tomassi, have joined forces with the brilliant Bristolian brewer's Good Chemistry to collab on yet another fine tipple.
We'll be welcoming their newest creation, ROAR POWER alongside a tap takeover which includes their INVINCIBLE SUMMER & the last ever keg of BLACK PRINCE.
Plus the guys from Holy Roar will be spinning some tracks from 8-10pm to show off their incredible roster & get y'all in the mood for a blindingly fun Friday night.

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Kelly at Good Chemistry gave us the lowdown on how the collab came intro fruition... 

"I saw Alex’s first signing back in 2007 and followed them grow and grow, and Sam has loved HRR for years and even played alongside a few of their bands back in his days as a hardcore drummer. When we met Alex at the first Bristol Craft Beer Festival in 2016 and realised this connection, brewing a beer together was an obvious next move. We brewed an awesome 6.66% American stout last year, but this year wanted a summer smasher that we could enjoy in the sunshine! It combines peach and sweet cherry with a double helping of American hops for a fruity refreshing 5% pale ale."


Invincible Summer, 7%
Light in colour and bursting with German and American hops, this luscious and juicy IPA has low bitterness to complement flavour of peach, apricot and tropical fruit.  

Black Prince, 6.3% 
This sweet smoky stout was a collaboration, brewed with Staggeringly Good Beer in Portsmouth in anticipation of WarriorFest, their dinosaur-and-pirate-themed beer festival on board war ship HMS Warrior. Full of interesting malts, rich in flavour and dark in colour, the remainder of this beer is in whiskey barrels at Good Chemistry waiting until July’s festival!


One of our favourite records labels of all time, the legendary SOUTHERN LORD are celebrating a momentous 20 years of musical madness. 
With the likes of EARTH, SLEEP and SUNN O))) on their roster, Southern Lord have been releasing the heaviest goods on the planet for two devilish decades now. We are truly honoured that founder Greg Anderson has made us a playlist of some of his favourite tracks from their extensive collection of bad-assery, believe us when we say we're gonna be blasting this in the bar non-stop.

Label owner Greg Anderson comments "Over the years Southern Lord has the incredible honour of releasing albums from cult legendary bands: Electric Wizard, Sleep, Magma, Unsane, Darkest Hour, Grief, Saint Vitus, BL’AST!, Winter, Wolfbrigade, Poison Idea, & Pelican as well as iconic, monumental artists: Dylan Carlson (Earth), Wino, Dave Grohl (Probot), Zakk Wylde (Zakk Sabbath) & Josh Homme (Desert Sessions). We are extremely proud to have been a part of the developing rise of several bands who are now part of the essential fabric of the underground: Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Boris, & Power Trip."

Greg continues..."It is our mission to create a sanctuary for bands/artists/musicians to have their creative works released exactly as their vision was intended."

Right on Greg, here's to the next 20. Check out the playlist HERE via our Spotify & turn that shit up all the way to 11...