KRYSTHLA + THE EVER LIVING
Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

KRYSTHLA + THE EVER LIVING

Krysthla

THE EVER LIVING

Bloom

The Duke of Zuke

 

£3 adv

 

Event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1220338191351673/

 

Krysthla

 

Fresh from their appearances at Bloodstock and Mammothfest, Krysthla have had a great year with a European tour supporting Decapitated and a their first full UK headline tour. Expect some straight up, heavy, groove metal.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8bxJZaepQs

 

THE EVER LIVING

 

"London's Post-Metal boundary pushers" (Metal Hammer). Their first year as a band has gone incredibly well so far. The band released their debut EP in April to wide acclaim, were Metal Hammer’s 'Hot New Band' in May and booked their first festival appearance (February's Hammerfest).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FucElInsStc

 

Bloom

 

Post-metal from Birmingham. Bloom have only released one video so far but if it's any indication on how their debut EP will turn out then we can expect some great things to come.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnO228J0Kkc

 

The Duke of Zuke

 

The Duke of Zuke is the musical moniker of London-based composer, Clint Trofa. His tracks are built up using layered guitar loops, drones, minimal electronics and other sounds, to create ethereal, delicate soundscapes. 

 

https://thedukeofzuke.bandcamp.com/

HOSHINO
Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

HOSHINO

Scruff of the Neck Presents

HOSHINO
Post Electronic / Alternative 3 Piece, female fronted electronic group based across London, Herts and Cambridge
https://www.facebook.com/hoshinouk
https://soundcloud.com/hoshinouk
Twitter: @hoshinouk

VICTORIA
"A London based phenomenon, the group’s soaring songwriting is imbued with an epic sense of ambition. - CLASH
https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaBandUK/
https://soundcloud.com/victoriabanduk/sets/distant-nights-ep/s-6beK9 
Twitter: @victoriabanduk

THE INDIOS
Nu-tropical rhythms fused with the best of Colombian Champeta, caribbean rhythms and rocky vibes, great for party hard all night.
www.facebook.com/theindios
www.soundcloud.com/the-indios
Twitter: @theindiosuk

VOKSAL
"Blending together ambient soundscapes, catchy grooves and haunting vocals, London four piece Voksal take guitar music to another dimension."
www.facebook.com/Voksal
www.soundcloud.com/Voksal 
Twitter: None


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www.scruffoftheneckrecords.com/gigs

ADVANCE TICKETS: £6

JOSIE LONG
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

JOSIE LONG

  • Our Black Heart

The Lost Treasures Of The Black Heart is a club I have been running on a monthly basis at the Black Heart pub in Camden Town, London for probably 2 years, or maybe a bit more.

It's a club dedicated to the obscure, the unsung & the unknown. 
A habit of staging it on varying days of the week with very little advertising reflects this. 

We have been recording the nights since 2011, and release them as a sporadic podcast at www.losttreasurespodcast.com. More will be coming soon!

Pay On The Door - £5

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : SEASONS
Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00
LOLITICS
Dec
20
7:00 pm19:00

LOLITICS

  • Our Black Heart
DANGERS
Jan
2
7:00 pm19:00

DANGERS

Vested Interest presents...

NEW YEAR NEW YOU

Featuring:

DANGERS (LA, USA) 
+ ROPE (Cardiff, UK)
+ more TBC

£7 advance

So it's one day into 2017 and you've done pretty much nothing for the past fortnight but eat and drink. You've made a new year's resolution to 'get healthy' and 'do more cultural' activities' but you'd rather than just continue drinking yourself into a coma.

Well, it turns out you can do both, thanks to your good pals at Vested Interest. Come down and enjoy our carb-neutral concert where you can drink beers selected from the Black Heart's impressive beverage selection, then see those pounds slide off as you mosh to Dangers furious, muscular brand of hardcore. 

Band descriptions below, more bands to be added to the bill I would imagine.

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DANGERS

Listen: https://wearedangers.bandcamp.com/ 
Website: http://www.wearedangers.com/

DANGERS is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California. They have been playing basements, garages, living rooms, squats, warehouses, banquet halls, high school auditoriums, Adriatic beach resorts, abandoned Soviet furniture factories, and public park gazebos since the winter of 2005. In their decade of existence, they have booked their own tours across the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia. After self-releasing two critically-acclaimed LPs and two EPs on their own Vitriol Records, they are now pushing their third LP, The Bend in the Break, out into the world via Topshelf Records. It is an attempt to locate the band within the rapidly changing landscapes of both loud music and our rotten culture-at-large, and finds the band incorporating its roots into a sound and performance more their own than ever.

ROPE:

Listen: https://thebandrope.bandcamp.com/

Rope are three friends from South Wales who play their own minimal, powerful and precise brand of guitar music. Formed in 2015 from the ashes of Goodtime Boys and Hunger Artist, their live sets bring to mind the visceral power of Shellac, the songmanship of Nick Cave and the kind of swirling atmospherics you might expect from Neurosis or Pink Floyd, all held together by a powerful vocal delivery and lyrics.

BAD LUCK CABARET
Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

BAD LUCK CABARET

BAD LUCK CABARET

Join Laurie Black and friends for a night of London’s finest cabaret acts, followed by the best bands on the gritty, grimy underground metal, industrial & alt scene. Guaranteed cabaret, carny carnage. Dress for the end of the world, or the beginning.

The best in alternative burlesque, comedy, cabaret and bands.  Plus BAD LUCK album launch!

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : BEST OF ENEMIES
Jan
22
7:00 pm19:00

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : BEST OF ENEMIES

Trauma PR Presents: 

Best Of Enemies & 20 Cent Dreams + The Adventures Of Lightspeed and A Few Too Many at THE BLACK HEART!

Showscasing some of the UKs fresh & newest talent for alternative rock in the south! 

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Best of Enemies // Rock (Croydon)

https://www.facebook.com/bestofenemiesband/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qQxuDSPbcM


20 Cent Dreams // Modern Pop/Rock (London)

https://www.facebook.com/20cDreams/
https://20centdreamsuk.bandcamp.com/album/generations


The Adventures Of Lightspeed // Rock/Pop/Punk (Kent)

https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventuresOfLightspeed/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPni2hhiDI


A Few Too Many // Anthemic Pop Punk

https://www.facebook.com/afewtoomany/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEi3x87yrAo

MARE
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

MARE

Make a Scene Promotions & Holy Roar Records present:

Mare
https://youtu.be/4221CYMzG1w

a self proclaimed "modern soul music" act, consisting of 2 people with an unwavering artistic vision and aim to inspire you.

Founding members, drummer Caleb Collins, and singer/guitarist Tyler Semrick-Palmateer were profoundly influenced by the bleak landscapes of their respective rural Canadian towns. Mare's attempt to rationalize the overwhelming malaise of suburban life sometimes borders on desperation.

With music as their only outlet, they banded together in early 2003 to explore and refine a dark and highly emotional musical identity. This sound was routed in a variety of musical genres, including metal, jazz, and classical. The band recorded a critically acclaimed self titled EP released on respected underground label Hydra Head Industries, in 2004. They extensively toured Canada and the U.S. alone side prominent extreme bands such as Converge, Isis, Pelican, Daughters, Cursed, These Arms are Snakes, Old Man Gloom, and Terror, to name a few. Mare quickly developed a loyal following with their intense and moving live show. Often heralded for both an ability to express their art with a rare technical proficiency, and to achieve an uncanny emotional connection with their audience.

Human Future
https://humanfuture.bandcamp.com/

FREE SPIRIT
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

FREE SPIRIT

The Black Heart proudly presents:

Free Spirit

www.freespiritrock.com

plus special guests

Doors: 7pm

Tickets: £12.50 (adv)

IRON WITCH
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

IRON WITCH

Iron Witch

Liverpool's undisputed champions of heavy weight sludge. Their new album "A Harrowed Dawn" released through Secret Law Records is a fuckin testament to who heavy these guys have become. NOT TO BE MISSED!

http://ironwitch.bandcamp.com/

 

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Lacertilia

Heavy stoner/psych from Cardiff that will have you grooving and headbanging until your brains melts through your eye sockets. Their latest full-length "We're Already Inside Your Mind" is fuckin RAD BR'AH!!

http://lacertilia-uk.bandcamp.com/

 

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Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
London Tie/Dye greasepaint stoner/fuzz recently signed to Riff Rock Records
chubbythunderousbadkushmasters.bandcamp.com

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WIZARD FIGHT
Hastings sludge/doom power trio deliver leviathan sized riffs and henched walls of grooves.
http://wizardfight.bandcamp.com/

Come fuckin headbang and party in a sweaty room of riffs and walls of HEAVY grooves this summer!


TRAUMA PR PRESENTS: VIVEGA
Dec
4
7:00 pm19:00

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS: VIVEGA

ELEPHANT TREE
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

ELEPHANT TREE

Another year of The Facemelter comes to an end, and what a seriously awesome bunch of bands we've had! This is the last one of 2016 and we're racking up stoner, blues, psych, sludge and doom bands that we've wanted to work with for ages.

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Elephant Tree

Great stoner blues layered with ethereal prog. After cutting their teeth on the London metal scene, these guys have established a place within the current growing stoner metal scene around the UK. When they moved to London and started taking in the huge amount of gigs here, founding members Sam Hart and Jack Townley were inspired to start making their own music, with heavy riff veterans Peter Holland (Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight) and Riley MacIntyre completing the lineup soon after.

Already having sold out of all physical copies of their self-titled album, released only a few months ago, fans of blues, psych, stoner rock and prog should come and space out to their easygoing riffs with us.

https://elephanttreeband.bandcamp.com/

"Spaced out, bizarre and unafraid to expand what doom can be." - Metal Injection

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Kurokuma

Heavy psych and chugging metal riffs from these fiends from Sheffield. In the two years since they formed, they've recorded a demo and a brilliant EP, played with ConanSkeletonwitchGOATWHOREHark and KEN mode, been interviewed and streamed on Terrorizer and performed at various festivals around the UK.

Incorporating unexpected sounds from all around the world of musc, Kurokuma have created a solidly original metal sound that appeals to fans of doom, drone, psychedelia and even has African and Latin twists in it.

https://kurokumauk.bandcamp.com/

"Uneasy psychedelic sludge with pulsing tribal rhythms, hoarse vocals, intricately layered and wildly performed solos and massive Fleshpress-esque riffs" - Terrorizer

"There are so many layers to this band it's unreal" - The Sludgelord

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Allfather

Metal and punk riffs for the sluggishly minded. Over the last two years, these Kent-dwellers have honed their lineup into a hard-hitting five piece, channeling heavyweight songcraft through a classic dual guitar assault.

Depsite coming from a variety of backgrounds, the band’s sound coalesces around riff-driven metal, with the likes of High On Fire, Nails, Black Breath, Iron Monkey and Electric Wizard forming their musical touchstones.

They've already shared the stage with Cold World, Venom Prison, The Hell, Sea Bastard, Conjurer, Title Fight and The Moth. We're looking forward to hearing their album 'Bless the Earth With Fire' played live.

https://allfather1.bandcamp.com/

"Effortlessly effective songwriting style and a clear and unshakable sense of conviction that practically bleeds from your speakers" - NO CLEAN SINGING

"Hard-hitting stuff with brutal riffs to match." - The Sludgelord

"BEARDS. METAL. FUCK YOU." - Allfather

SKAM
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

SKAM

Formed five years ago by Steve Hill (guitar), Matt Gilmore (bass) SKAM are a three-piece, hard rock band based in Leicester, UK. With the latest addition of Neal Hill on drums, SKAM are at their strongest ever. With over 450 gigs to their name to date and having played in every major city in the UK and Ireland this is a crack live unit with a stage show second to none. Influenced by bands such as AC/DC, Iron Maiden and The Foo Fighters the band have a reputation for delivering no-nonsense, gutsy, classic British rock music. They have toured with bands such as AIRBOURNE, The Answer, The Quireboys and The Wildhearts to name a few. Their 3rd album is due for release early 2017.

LOLITICS
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

LOLITICS

  • Our Black Heart

I'm Chris Coltrane, your new favourite political stand-up comedian.

I run a gig called Lolitics in Camden, for... new political material. It's very friendly and fun, there's competitions and prizes and zines and happiness. Like this page to find out when the next dates are, and subscribe to the podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/chris-coltrane-and-lolitics/id516435278

You can download loads of my old shows for free atchriscoltrane.com, and I tweet at @chris_coltrane

http://www.chriscoltrane.com http://www.twitter.com/chris_coltrane http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/chris-coltrane-and-lolitics/id516435278

THE SCARAMANGA SIX
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

THE SCARAMANGA SIX

THE SCARAMANGA SIX is the brainchild of headstrong siblings Paul and Steven Morricone.

“Soulful and subtle, yet also adventurous and abrasive, The Scaramanga Six possess all the makings of a classic band.” KKKK – KERRANG!

“Rarely does such disregard for the basic principles of songwriting provide such exhilarating results” – ROCK SOUND

The self-styled ‘evil pop group’ have been tearing a hole in the arse of the live circuit over recent years with their incendiary rock rituals including key slots at many UK festivals (headline set at Leeds 2007 on the Introducing stage). Their previous few albums have pulverised the minds of critics and also seen releases across Scandinavia, the Germanic countries and Japan, all through the band’s own infamous label – Wrath Records. Bookings at some of the big European festivals have also transpired (Hove Festival, Norway and Peace & Love, Sweden). All the while they have been building up and grooming a legion of die-hard crackpot fans ready to creep out from under logs or something and support the band wherever they play. And when they play, THEY SLAY.

 

Plus special guests

THE FIASCOS

ZEN MOTEL (acoustic set)

JOSIE LONG (COMEDY)
Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

JOSIE LONG (COMEDY)

  • Our Black Heart

The Lost Treasures Of The Black Heart is a club I have been running on a monthly basis at the Black Heart pub in Camden Town, London for probably 2 years, or maybe a bit more.

It's a club dedicated to the obscure, the unsung & the unknown. 
A habit of staging it on varying days of the week with very little advertising reflects this. 

We have been recording the nights since 2011, and release them as a sporadic podcast at www.losttreasurespodcast.com. More will be coming soon!

Pay On The Door - £5