CONJURER
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

CONJURER

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Conjurer release their eagerly anticipated debut album 'Mire' on 23/02/18 and will be performing the record in full select UK dates. After two years of obliterating the UK's live scene, Conjurer have established themselves as one of the most forward-thinking and oppressively heavy homegrown bands we have to offer. This new album sees the 4-piece expand on the promise of their debut EP 'I' and create a vast landscape populated with brutish riffs and scathing vocals: pure aural filth. 

www.facebook.com/conjureruk / @conjureruk
www.holyroarrecords.com

Support on all shows comes from Norway's Attan, a monstrously heavy blend of Converge-esque dissonance and Neurosis-levels of girth. Having last been to the UK to level Damnation Festival (earning them an 8/10 from Metal Hammer and genuine fear from the crowd) it seems only fitting that Attan should return just after the winter to remind us what the cold is like.
 

www.facebook.com/attanband

http://www.shelsmusic.com/

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DAMIM
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

DAMIM

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Eradication Booking Agency presents.. 

A London headline exclusive for London based extreme metal heavyweights Damim. Founded back in 2005, they have two albums to their name "Purity [The Darwinian Paradox]" and critically acclaimed "The Difference Engine" brought out via Candlelight Records. They plan on unleashing a headline set for you featuring songs from both albums as well as brand new songs that will be released on their new album with more details about that coming soon. You may have seen the brainchild of Damim, Nathanael Underwood grace many of the UK's finest festivals and venues playing bass for UK legends Akercocke, but now is your chance to come witness his fantastic band in which he fronts, the mighty Damim. Support comes from Norwegian black metalers Natas, a real force to be reckoned with in the Norwegian underground black metal scene and I am pleased to be bringing them to play London in whats to be a very rare UK appearance for these lads. Also playing are two fantastic London based bands, Hex Morbidity and Sufferer, both bands are a must for any extreme metal fan living in the UK. Support this show, support hard working music venues, hard working promoters and hard working bands. Support your scene. 

DAMIM (London)
https://www.facebook.com/dam.nation.uk/
https://dam-nation.bandcamp.com/album/the-difference-engine

NATAS (Norway)
https://www.facebook.com/officialnatas/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFYcDkW1bg

HEX MORBIDITY (London)
https://www.facebook.com/HexMorbidity/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqZlBMpuiB8

SUFFERER (London)
https://www.facebook.com/Suffererband666/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNamVz2396w

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ELECTRO BRAIN DISASTER II
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

ELECTRO BRAIN DISASTER II

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Gardner+Salnikov is an audio-visual performance; an unpredictable, genre-twisting mashup of MOX Salnikov (https://www.facebook.com/moxsalnikov/) and Non-Bio (https://www.facebook.com/nonbiomusic/) incorporating industrial, dub and power-ambient sounds

 

Maeng Da

https://www.facebook.com/SHREDANDGRINDLONDON/

Noise rock with a sound based in shredding guitars and blasts of deconstructed drumming
The band combines sound from metal and grindcore - elements of psychedelic rock and early noise rock with (tonight) electronic layers

 

Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand (sometimes also known as Bein-E)

https://www.facebook.com/Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand/

Industial, dark ambient and noise - spooky and intense sounds influenced by Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy and Ulver to name a few

 

Deathboy

https://www.facebook.com/deathboyuk/

Legendary dirty industrial/breakbeat band, a long-standing twisted favourite from the London futurepunk scene

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MAGNA CARTA CARTEL
Mar
10
to Mar 11

MAGNA CARTA CARTEL

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Old Empire in association with Tone MGMT present:

MCC [Magna Carta Cartel] - (UK Debut Show)
www.mcc-official.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta_Cartel
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ghost-guitarist-martin-persner-releases-second-single-from-magna-carta-cartel-the-demon-king-ep/

plus guests

Saturday March 10th: SOLD OUT

Sunday March 11th: On sale 04/12/17 7pm

Doors: 7pm

Venue:
The Black Heart
2-3 Greenland Place
London NW1 0AP

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Magna Carta Cartel was founded in Linköping in 2006.[1] Two of its founding members, Martin Persner and Simon Söderberg, served as the band's guitarists and vocalists, and both later played guitar in the band Ghost. Another member of the band, Tobias Forge, is the lead singer of Ghost under the stage name "Papa Emeritus", although this was not confirmed until 2017. Magna Carta Cartel's first record, the three-song EP Valiant Visions Dawn, was released in 2008. The EP was published by Sounds of Zilence as a free digital download.[1] The band's first full-length album, Goodmorning Restrained, was released in 2009, again by Sounds of Zilence.[2]

Magna Carta Cartel went on hiatus beginning in 2010, due to Persner, Söderberg, and Forge focusing their efforts on Ghost.[1] Although the members of Ghost had long kept their identities secret, Persner revealed in a 2017 online video that he had served as the band's rhythm guitarist from 2009 to July 2016. He thanked Ghost's fans for their support, and announced that MCC would be reforming.[3]

MCC began releasing new music in 2017, now signed Lövely Records, who reissued their first two albums. The band's new lineup includes Martin Persner, Arvid Persner, and Pär Glendor.[2][4] Since reforming, MCC have released the single "Sway" and the four-song EP The Demon King.[2]

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ANCIIENTS
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

ANCIIENTS

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Desertscene are pleased to announce that we're hosting two of Canada's best. ANCIIENTS and Black Wizard, both forged in the fertile Vancouver metal scene, will be hitting up The Black Heart on Monday March 12th. They'll also be joined by The Grudge.

Formed in 2011 after the disbanding of Spead Eagle (an early band of guitarist Kenny Cook and bassist Aaron "Boon" Gustafson), Anciients sharply came to prominence with their progressive take on metal, bringing to mind a dose of early Baroness. Their 2013 debut LP, Heart of Oak and follow up, 2016's Voice of the Void showcase a band who keep momentum throughout regardless of how widely they cast their hooks.

Fellow Vancouverites, Black Wizard, play a style rooted in heavy metal, with stoner, doom and punk influences creeping into the mix. Releasing their self titled debut LP in 2010, it's immediately noticeable that, despite clear influences from the slower edges of sound, Black Wizard play fast. With two stellar follow ups, Young Wisdom and New Waste respectively, and their 4th LP, February's Livin' Oblivion, out just in time for the show, Black Wizard are sure to show why Vancouver has one of the most exciting metal scenes today.

Also on the bill are stoner metalers The Grudge, bring a heavy stomp to start out the night. Their latest EP, 2016s The Effect of Transylvania, showcases the wall of bouncy hooks London's own will be hitting The Black Heart with. So for a metal Monday, book your tickets today.

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AXOLOTL
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

AXOLOTL

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Camden in arguably the heart of live music in London and the heart of Camden is now Black! The Black Heart offers live music fans a friendly and authentic atmosphere right next to Camden Town tube station. A cross between an American biker bar and a classic British rock pub, with awesome decor and a wide variety of local beers, HOT VOX is providing live music that lives up to your highest expectations.

Headlining this carefully curated line-up is Axolotl. Axolotl are an alternative rock group based in East London with influences ranging from psychedelia, jazz, indie and metal. Delivering visceral riffs, lush chords and catchy melodies this 5-piece aims to drag you off your feet and get crowds moving.

Main Support comes from Tank Emily, Alternative Rock 4-piece band from South London

Nestling in the middle of this line-up we have Wild Rival. The duo played together for 7 years under previous formations and guises before ditching unneeded bass and keys players - forming Wild Rival in 2016.

Opening the night, we have Of Allies. Of Allies have already caught the eyes and ears of the UK press, including Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Marshall Amps, as well as radio play on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show and BBC Introducing

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VIC RUGGIERO
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

VIC RUGGIERO

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TIDAL CONCERTS present

VIC RUGGIERO (The Slackers)

plus support

Though you almost undoubtedly know him as the self-effacing frontman  of prolific New York scene heavyweights The Slackers, Vic Ruggiero has carved out an almost-equal name for himself as a solo artist. Releasing solo acoustic albums since 2001, Vic has pulled double duty performing his own material in between The Slacker’s already extensive touring schedule. This is, of course, in addition to Vic’s collaborations with Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites (Reggae Workers of the World) and Tim Armstrong of Rancid (as Silencers), among many others. The material in Vic’s solo output contains a lot of the high-level songwriting that makes The Slackers so prolific, however sonically often strays into the territory of blues or alt-country. Even if that doesn’t sound like your thing, rest assured that Vic makes it work, as shown by material off his latest solo album, This, released back in 2014. Of course, we could have just as easily replaced this entire paragraph with “It’s Vic, from The Slackers” and you would be just as excited.

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01101111011101100110111001101001
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

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Eradication Booking Agency presents.. 

01101111011101100110111001101001 (Brutal death metal from Antarctica/Mars)
https://www.facebook.com/01101111011101100110111001101001BDM/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ745ZxkiTI

Skullfucked (Stevenage death/grind)
https://www.facebook.com/Skullfucked-414048352059522/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwuf3upDL8I

Anal Floss Is Boss (Cardiff one man pornogrind)
https://www.facebook.com/AnalFlossIsBoss/

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SLANDER W/ DJ CRAIM
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

SLANDER W/ DJ CRAIM

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From the Italian hardcore underground, Peste Nera is proud to present the UK debut of Slander featuring DJ Craim (adrenaline fuelled trash punk HC) & DSA Commando (HC injected hip hop) plus Criminal Mind (fist pumping hardcore-street punk from Bristol) and DJ Yodha (Parabellum/Beats&Beers).

 

Slander featuring DJ Craim

https://www.facebook.com/slandervenice/

https://www.facebook.com/djcraim/

DSA Commando

https://www.facebook.com/DSA-COMMANDO-200139228720/

 

Criminal Mind

https://www.facebook.com/CRIMINALMINDPUNK/

DJ Yodha

https://www.facebook.com/DJYODHA/

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MAAT
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

MAAT

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Maat come to the Black Heart for their UK Debut in 2018 following the release of their Sophomore album "Monuments will Enslave" in the Summer. From Berlin Maat combine death metal with the influence of traditional Egyptian music

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CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS

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Riff Rock Records presents...

CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS
"Silly name or not, I’ll take this shit any day of the week" - The Obelisk
"Will take you from clean shaven to massive, dirty beard in under 30 minutes" - Sludgelord

Tie-dye stoner trio with riffs for days.Unstoppable live. Debut album coming soon on Riff Rock Records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPV3cUy4vQs
http://facebook.com/chubbythunderousbadkushmasters/
http://chubbythunderousbadkushmasters.bandcamp.com/

ATOMIC TRIP
Amp-blowing, whitey-inducing heavy AF French trio.
http://atomictrip.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/atomictripdoom/

TUSKAR
Riff Rock Records' latest signing. Nuclear Sludge duo combining elements of doom, sludge, black metal and everything in between.
http://facebook.com/tuskarband
http://tuskar.bandcamp.com/

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FEMME FATALE
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

FEMME FATALE

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Scruff of the Neck presents

Fiende Fatale
...the band have an incredible presence onstage and played their heart out for the audience. -Mymbuzz
FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/fiendefatale
LISTEN: Soundcloud.com/Fiende-fatale
TWEET: @FiendeFatale
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Keyhole Company
Solid, memorable guitar riffs, punchy choruses and technical proficiency are what this East London brood do best.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/keyholecompany/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/user-397200247
TWEET: 
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TALMA
London based alt-rock. 
'The band's twin guitar attack is rooted in classic sounds, while staring defiantly at the future.' - Clash Magazine
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TalmaSounds/
LISTEN: https://talma.lnk.to/InCircles
TWEET: @Talmasounds
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Reckless Jacks
Their strong, introspective music, harks back to an era when songs made you feel and dance - PlanetMosh
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/recklessjacks/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/recklessjacks
TWEET: @Recklessjacks

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SCRUFF OF THE NECK
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“Making waves we shouldn't ignore” - Hattie Pearson, Key 103 & ex-Radio X
"Super-cool imprint” - Manchester Evening News
“Scruff are proving themselves to be instrumental in bringing forward new talent" - Louder Than War
“A one-stop-shop for getting acts to the next level” - Ben Ryles, DHP Family
"Discovering and developing some great talent in Manchester and beyond, it’s exciting to be working with them" - Joe Vesayaporn, Music Glue

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SACRED SON
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

SACRED SON

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Baba Yaga's Hut Presents:
April 8th - The Black Heart
Sacred Son + Support
£8 / 8:00

“Full of booming passages of epic riffing, absolutely filthy breaks, and a pitch-perfect sense for when to pull out righteous tricks from across the metal canon” - Stereogum

“Like a star collapsing in on itself and becoming a black hole, or a snake eating its own tail, or Alice stepping through the looking glass” - Kerrang!

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LAST GREAT DREAMERS
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

LAST GREAT DREAMERS

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Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are probably the UK rock scene's best kept secret. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album ‘Retrosexual’, a love letter to the early '70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for 'best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.

In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since in 2015 toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie & in 2016 opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & 'Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the HRH radio network charts.

In 2017 LGD released their 3rd studio album ‘Transmission From Oblivion’, which received rave reviews in Classic Rock & Vive Le Rock to name a few, plus they appeared as special guests to The Quireboys on a hugely successful 20 date UK tour and  in addition played the main stage HRHAOR Festival in UK & Ibiza plus Cambridge Rock Festival.

Influences & comparisons are diverse & include the likes of T-Rex, Mott, Hanoi Rocks, The Kinks, Green Day & Cheap trick, what’s for sure is that their live energetic show will be full of powerful & catchy pop songs, full of energy, emotion, grit & glamour!

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WATTER
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

WATTER

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Old Empire & Tidal Concerts proudly present:

Watter

plus special guests
Sannhet
Sum Of R

Doors: 7pm
Tix: £14 (adv)

Watter is a musical collective made up of close friends and collaborators whose collective pedigree reads like a desert island list of must-haves in experimental rock musicians. Multi-instrumentalists Zak Riles (Grails) and Tyler Trotter are the ever-evolving group's only constants, with frequent and inspired contributions from Britt Walford (Slint), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Dominic Cipolla (Phantom Family Halo, Torres), Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s), Bundy K. Brown (Tortoise), Todd Cook (Shipping News, The For Carnation), and many, many more.

When Watter first appeared fully formed in 2014 as a trio featuring founding members of Grails and Slint, most assumed the mercurial group would vanish into the ether just like the foggy echoes of sound they crafted on their debut album, This World. Instead, they toured the US with their longtime friends in Om, as well as a European tour with Holy Sons and Lilacs & Champagne, and returned home to begin work on an ambitious new recording studio, from which their new album, History of the Future was born. As with their first album, the songs on History of the Future evolved from many long days and nights of improvisation, experimentation, and collaboration. In many ways, the guests – which include, among others, Britt Walford (Slint), Dominic Cipolla (Phantom Family Halo, Torres), Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s), Bundy K. Brown (Tortoise), and Todd Cook (Shipping News, The For Carnation) – and the gear were as vital to the creative process as the core duo of Riles and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Trotter. It is this exploratory nature that breathes life into Watter, and turns ephemeral into eternal.

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AVULSED
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

AVULSED

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Eradication Festival and Booking Agency presents..

The only UK appearance for Spanish death metal legends
AVULSED
https://www.facebook.com/1991Avulsed/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVG_D8j1Hzw
AVULSED is without any doubt the most veteran and constant band in the Spanish extreme Metal scene since its inception in August '91. Being the most active band in terms of releases (despite of not being a very prolific band) and live performances around the world and never even taking a small break ever since always being loyal to their Death Metal style.

BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS (London/Bristol)
https://www.facebook.com/Basementtorturekillings/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwJ642BpkJ0

UNBLESSED (Chile)
https://www.facebook.com/Unblessed-44071969223/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aoJj3RPdRE

AUSTERYMN (Manchester) 
https://www.facebook.com/Austerymn/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Hy8ZQcA0o

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GOST
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

GOST

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Nightshift Promotions and Tidal Concerts present:

Gost
plus LEBROCK + Leevil

Price: £13.00 adv.
Doors: 7pm - 11pm
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About:

Skeleton mask-wearing American solo project GosT specializes in bridging extreme metal with the more synthetic tones of darkwave, dance, and classic horror soundtracks. Like labelmate Perturbator, its black-metal-meets-Moroder sound is sleek, energetic, and very catchy, propulsive enough to compel the stodgiest of underground metal fans to dance rather than mosh.

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WREKMEISTER HARMONIES
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

WREKMEISTER HARMONIES

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Nightshift Promotions and Tidal Concerts present:

Wrekmeister Harmonies
plus support

Price: £11.00 adv.
Doors: 7pm - 11pm
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About:

Wrekmeister Harmonies, led by musician and composer JR Robinson, is an experimental music collective. Named after the Béla Tarr movie Werckmeister Harmonies, it combines elements of drone music, serialism, post-rock, and heavy metal.

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FRONTIERS NEW BREED NIGHT
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

FRONTIERS NEW BREED NIGHT

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DOOMSDAY OUTLAW is a ten-legged blues-rock juggernaut rolling out of the heart of the United Kingdom, coupling huge riffs and a killer groove to soaring blues vocals and tales of heartbreak and redemption. They bring together the best of hard rock and heavy metal with a dash of country. They pour their all into crafting juggernaut tunes that bring riff after riff, all topped off with the soaring classic vocals of Phil Poole.

With a new album, 'Hard Times', on worldwide release from Frontiers Music in May 2018, the band are ready to take on the world. The track 'Spirit That Made Me' showcases their approach, hooking up a towering blues riff onslaught to soulful vocals, and throwing in some Blaxploitation backbeat for good measure! It’s an ideal introduction to the musical variety and passion that you’ll find on 'Hard Times'.

Doomsday Outlaw vocalist Phil Poole said "We're so excited to be sharing our new album 'Hard Times' with you all. We've given everything we had to create something we're really proud of - and having the opportunity to share it is really what's it's all about. Whether you get the record or come and see us live, getting the feedback from the fans is amazing, and it's a feeling that never gets old. This is a big year for us and we can't wait to get started. Look out for some big announcements coming your way and we'll see you on the road! Much love."

John, the band's drummer, says of Phil: "He's our ace in the hole. Everything else was in place with the songwriting and performance but Phil has just taken the band to the next level.” He joined the well-oiled unit of Steve Broughton and Gavin Mills (guitars), John Ironfoot Willis (drums) and Indy (bass) and the band set out to bring their blend of heavy blues to the world at large.

They self-released their album 'Suffer More' in May 2016 and quickly gained rave reviews from around the world including:

  • 10/10 from Powerplay Magazine ("I doubt you will hear a better album this year"),
  • a blistering review from Fireworks Magazine ("Now THIS is a find!") and
  • Album of the Week from Worship Metal ("Doomsday Outlaw could release an album every 6 weeks and it’d be better than 99% of the bands out there!").

This brought them to the attention of Frontiers Records - home of Dirty Thrills, Bigfoot, Whitesnake and Warrant. Label head, Mario de Riso, wasted no time in signing the band to a worldwide album deal.

With the album, live shows and high-profile festival appearances locked in, 2018 is sure to be the Year of the Outlaw, so get on board, and we'll see you in the pit!

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DESERTFEST
May
3
to May 6

DESERTFEST

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THE BLACK HEART

The UK's premier underground festival, Desertfest, is back for its 7th year and this time it's bigger than ever. Taking place from Friday the 4th to Sunday the 6th of May across 6 of Camden's best venues, Desertfest London features over 70 bands including this year's headliners Monster Magnet, High on Fire and Graveyard.

This year The Black Heart returns for the full weekend to play host to some of the best bands in the heavy scene and serve as our main hub and meeting point for the festival. Including sets from psych royalty King Buffalo, Portugal’s Miss Lava, stoner rock supergroup Kind and many more. If that wasn’t enough, The Black Heart also plays host to this year’s The Quietus Stage on the Friday of the festival which includes sets from the psych rock freakout inducing White Hills, the heavy and atmospheric Ghold, the positively insane Snapped Ankles and more.

All venues are open to all valid Desertfest weekend and specified day ticket holders, though be aware venues will hold a one-in-one-out policy when at capacity. For more info about the festival and all the many bands appearing, visit our website at www.desertfest.co.uk

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LAS MANOS DE FILIPPI
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

LAS MANOS DE FILIPPI

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Las Manos de Filippi (Rock/ Cumbia/ Ska/ Electro/ Punk/ Anticapitalista)

Argentine band with more than 25 years on stage, presents its new album M.A.C.R.I (International Anti-Capitalist Revolutionary Mind) with a special show that reviews the best of its career and with which they will tour on Europe during the months of  May and June 2018.

From its beginnings, and up to the present day, Las Manos de Filippi is characterized by being together with the struggles of workers and students in progress WTF. This is why it became an emblematic band of Latin American combative rock. Songs like "Sr. Cobranza", "Los Métodos Piqueteros" and "El Himno al Cucumelo" are examples of his unique direct style.

They participated in the most important festivals in Latin America, such as Vive Latino (México), Rock al Parque (Colombia), Viva el Planeta (Colombia), Voces contra el golpe (Honduras), "Latinoamérica unida en un solo canto" (Venezuela) el Festival Latinoamericano de la clase obrera (Uruguay), Festival por la Educación pública (Chile) and Punk Rock Festival (Chile), among others.

During these 25 years, they shared stage, songs and activities with artists like Zack de la RochaManu ChaoResidente de Calle 13, Chico Trujillo, Ana TijouxFermÍn MuguruzaAndrés Calamaro, Albert Plá y Diego Cortez, SKA - P, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Todos Tus Muertos, La Vela Puerca, Kumbia Queers, Outernational and Doctor Krápula, among others.

Sr Cobranza version 25 anños con Anita Tijoux

https://youtu.be/XRMWpHKORKY

Que miedo! (Corte de difusion del ultimo disco)

https://youtu.be/zFx_qr8brzM

Metete Conmigo con Residente (Calle 13)

https://youtu.be/PlrpxFd3Gqc

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FROST & FIRE PRE-PARTY RAGER
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

FROST & FIRE PRE-PARTY RAGER

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With unbounded pride and enthusiasm, organizers Night Demon announce FROST AND FIRE LONDON, a two-day, nine-band extravaganza spanning three venues in historic Camden Town, London, England on May 11-12, 2018.

In just three years, Frost and Fire has grown into one of the preeminent traditional metal festivals in the world, a can’t-miss event drawing hundreds of headbangers from around the world to the sun-drenched shores of Ventura, California.  Never one to rest on his laurels, Leatherby is constantly seeking out new ways to bring old-school metal to the people, to foster strength and unity in the true metal underground, and to keep things fresh and exciting.  Now the time has come for the next logical step in the growth and evolution of Frost and Fire. 

“We are simply expanding the Frost and Fire concept to cross the Atlantic and pay tribute, fittingly enough, to the cradle of the NWOBHM movement,” Leatherby said. “It is an honor and a privilege to bring Frost and Fire to the UK to make history on English shores.”

Headlining the festivities at The Underworld on Saturday, May 12, will be California’s legendary kings of the dead, CIRITH UNGOL.  After a string of wildly successful reunion shows in the United States and continental Europe during the last two years, Cirith Ungol will be making their first-ever UK appearance at Frost and Fire London.  Also on the bill are revered NWOBHM pioneers ANGEL WITCH, fast-rising American upstarts NIGHT DEMON, and a pair of acclaimed young British bands well-versed in the ways of the olde, in the form of WYTCH HAZEL and AMULET.  After the music ends at The Underworld, the party continues one block north on Kentish Town Road at The Devonshire Arms (affectionately known as “The Dev”).  This official After-Party will feature DJ LIVE EVIL as well as Southampton’s own TOLEDO STEEL, playing their album release show to commemorate the release of their eagerly anticipated full-length debut, No Quarter, via Dissonance Productions. 

Festgoers are strongly advised to make plans to be in London a day early to attend the NWOBHM Pre-Party Rager on Friday, May 11.  This special event will be held at The Black Heart, conveniently located across the street from The Underworld in Camden Town.  The Pre-Party will include performances from a trio of legendary NWOBHM acts, namely JAGUAR, BASHFUL ALLEY, and the mighty MYTHRA.

Tickets are on sale now at www.frostandfirefest.com. [Include details re whether two-day passes are available or whether tickets for each event must be purchased separately.] These intimate venues have strict limits to capacity.  Tickets will go fast, and all Frost and Fire London events will sell out.  So buy your tickets now or risk being left out in the cold.

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THE FIERCE & THE DEAD
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

THE FIERCE & THE DEAD

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Prog rock and pronk giants The Fierce & The Dead launch their next album 'The Euphoric', with some special guests.

Opening the evening will be comic book artist Mark Buckingham, known for strips and illustrations for a British satire magazine called The Truth in the 1980s, where he first worked with Neil Gaiman, illustrating some of his articles. He's best known for his work on Marvelman, Hellblazer and Fables, including a story in the original graphic novel 1001 Nights of Snowfall. Tonight he'll open with a short acoustic set.
 

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NIGHT
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

NIGHT

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Heavy rockers NIGHT from Sweden descend on the Black Heart May 23rd. They released their third album "Raft of the World" in September 2017, which has been received around the world.
We are very excited to host their first ever UK gig! 
Heavy metal maniacs Midnight Force will be opening up this heavy night!

https://www.facebook.com/midnightforceUK/

https://www.facebook.com/nightbandofficial/

https://thesignrecords.bandcamp.com/album/night-raft-of-the-world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4fuE_Fwn6E

https://open.spotify.com/track/2WN7WVJ6RzhVYAaM0HqgIs

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SABIENDAS
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

SABIENDAS

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Eradication Booking Agency presents..

A night of death metal at The Black Heart featuring...

SABIENDAS (German death metal)
https://www.facebook.com/Sabiendas/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtz3vxI3tyM

INFECTED DEAD (Kent death metal)
https://www.facebook.com/Infecteddead/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA9BhFVxN60

THE BLEEDING (London death metal)
https://www.facebook.com/TheBleedingOfficial/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13VuTgsD1uo

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SNUFF FEST
Sep
22
3:30 PM15:30

SNUFF FEST

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Dead Infection - Gore grind legends from Poland, who promise to bring a vicious slice of grind.

Basement Torture Killings - 10 years and 1 day since their debut show the psychos once again hunt victims at The Black Heart

Pestifer - Old school blackened death metal from Porto, Portugal. Like fast up tempo DM in the vein of Morbid Angel and Angel Corpse? Then these are for you.

Mutilated Judge - Gory Gore Grind from the Basque Country, are you ready to be judged?

Strangle Wire - We once again welcome this awesome band from Ireland, old school death metal with brutal hooks and grove. One of the best bands from Belfast.

Black Skies Burn - You know who they are, raging grind from the suburban metropolis that is Didcot

Gout - Londons finest purveyors of party grind!

Subservience - Blistering death metal from the South Coast, check them out you won't be disappointed.

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LOWLIVES
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

LOWLIVES

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LowLives have announced a free headline show The Black Heart Camden on 18th February 2018. LowLives are former The Defiled frontman Lee Villain, fellow Brit Luke Johnson (Amen, No Devotion, Beat Union), together with Steve Lucarelli (The Ataris) and Jaxon Moore.

Support comes from London’s ‘In Search Of Sun’.

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HYMNS
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

HYMNS

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HYMNS - www.facebook.com/wearehymns
HYMNS is an alternative rock band formed in London in 2016. The line up consists of Oliver Hooper on vocals and guitar, Giorgio Compagnone on bass guitar and backing vocals, Amy Chapman on drums and filippo ferazzoli on guitar.
Drawing heavily from the post-punk genre, HYMNS create epic and ethereal songs that enlighten and uplift. Baritone vocals combined with catchy guitar riffs provide the foundation for music with melody and honesty at its heart. Concluding 2017 with a triumphant packed out show at Oxjam Crystal Palace, HYMNS will be releasing a new EP early in the new year!

Chasing Deer - www.facebook.com/chasingdeer
Chasing Deer are energetic performers with an exciting Rock sound - living, performing and writing music full-time in London. With polished, sophisticated melodies and harmonies reminiscent of Bastille, artistic inspiration of Bowie and stagecraft of The Beatles, enjoy listening to Chasing Deer! The band are currently promoting their new single campaign, with a new release every month of 2018.

The Hallows - www.facebook.com/TheHallowsOfficial
The Hallows have been accused of being unique and not sounding like anyone else on the current music scene, and that’s just the way they like it. They buck against the trend of conveyor belt pop that seems to have become so commonplace and love nothing more than taking good pop and putting a dark, ethereal and sometimes menacing twist on it.

DRGM - www.facebook.com/drgmband
DRGM are a modern trio from London fusing electro and high-life with jazz harmony and analog synths. A seductive beauty. A postmodern nightmare. An elaborate band.

Elk - www.facebook.com/elklaser
We are Dom, James, Jamie and Will. We are secretly scientists and doctors. Elk is our experiment and our cure. We woke up on the side of a forested mountain and realised our lives needed more music (plus, the trees seem to like music). We met again in Durham while we were students, and found we liked the same large mammals, tea, and making music together (first for each other and now for you). We play in London, and sometimes not in London. We’ve played outside and inside and underground; never on an aeroplane. In another life, in a different guise, we’ve embarked on two nationwide tours and played at venues such as Manchester Academy 3, the Cavern Club and O2 Academy Liverpool. We have also been featured on Xfm, BBC Introducing and in the Manchester Evening News. We take influences from Radiohead, NIN, Japan, Daughter and a whole host of 80s gems.

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DEVANGELIC
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

DEVANGELIC

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Eradication Festival and Booking Agency presents..

Italian brutal death metal heavyweights and Dutch brutal death heavyweights co-headline show....

DEVANGELIC (Italy)
https://www.facebook.com/devangelic.official/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEcsncHhb0M

KORPSE (Netherlands) 
https://www.facebook.com/korpseSBDM/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM2dEIVvm8s

SODOMIZED CADAVER (South Wales) 
https://www.facebook.com/SodomizedCadaver/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6s0cFweYB0

ANOXIDE (London)
https://www.facebook.com/Anoxideofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNDoWSGhNiQ

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+10 DAMAGE
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

+10 DAMAGE

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MIGNON
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

MIGNON

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MIGNON:
Official Record Release Party of the Album “Toys Tantrum”

Celebrating the release of Mignons fiercely mischievous third album ‘Toys Tantrum’ (released
February 9th on CD, vinyl and digital download), Mignon is here to throw everything
she’s got at you, including a brand new genre-bending box of tricks.
“Toys Tantrum” is equal parts jaunty and jagged. Fun and feverish. An eclectically
spookish assortment of searing rock ‘n roll, garage, blues and ‘60s pop-psychedelica -
Mignon will be taking you into a world of creepy toys, dreams, nightmares and dolls.

http://www.mignonmusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/MignonOfficial


Support by the Emperors of Rome
‘Male-female duo Emperors of Rome summon the sprits of the Velvets, the Mary Chain and Leonard Cohen while the Twin Peaks soundtrack hides in the background.”
website: http://www.emperorsofrome.co.uk
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emperorsofromeband/

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NONSERVIAM
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

NONSERVIAM

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Haels to one and all!

After the success the success of Runic Promotions I we're back with some more hard hitting Black Metal madness to bring down the capital! Surging the powers of the up and coming and pure underground UK Black Metal bands. With two bands from the Midlands, this is the Mercian storm!
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WEDENSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2018

The Black Heart, Camden, London

MERCIAN STORM EDITION!
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Nonserviam

Female fronted black metal band from London!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCv_u1C5Te8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQ52Cg00v8

Antre

Brand new killer black metal band from Nottingham - London debut
https://antre.bandcamp.com/releases

Soulphernus

Heavy hitting black metal from Barnsley with members from Wolvencrown
https://soulphernus.bandcamp.com/releases
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THE FACEMELTER : DARKHER
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

THE FACEMELTER : DARKHER

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DARKHER

A slightly different lineup than usual from the intriguing and haunting spirit that is Jayn H. Wissenberg, a West Yorkshire-based vocalist and songwriter whose powerful, captivating music is characterised by slowly building storm clouds of guitars and haunting, spine-tingling vocals. The sound of DARKHER is veined by both an unsettling atmosphere of encroaching dread and a deep, otherworldly confidence.

We’ve seen her captivating performances when sharing the stage with Wardruna, Emma Ruth Rundle and SubRosa and were totally spellbound every time.

“With her endless waves of deep red hair and a shamanic presence that seems to come from a possibly mythical time long past. And that voice, of course: uniquely and spine-tinglingly evocative – but it’s all done without any arrogance or pretension.” – Louder Than War

“A haunting, beautiful, teeth-edging horror and it’s utterly brilliant.” – Ghost Cult

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Dystopian Future Movies

Newcomers to The Facemelter, but a name that’s gripped the post-rock, shoegaze, doom and post-metal scenes over the last few years by supporting bands including Amenra, Subrosa and Crippled Black Phoenix, touring with Fvnerals and playing Desertfest London 2017.

Taking a Sonic Youth approach but arriving at some dark place between Neurosis and Chelsea Wolfe, Dystopian Future Movies have crafted a unique combination of discordant layers, atmospheric swells and colossal heaviness.

Weaving lyrical catharsis with hypnotic vocal melodies, Irish-born Caroline Cawley uses an evolving experimental guitar sound that expands into massive doomscapes through collaboration with seasoned metal/prog drummer Bill Fisher, and new members Oisin O’Doherty on bass and Rafe on guitar.

They released their debut album ‘Time’ in June, to massive media acclaim, so we’re very flattered that they’ve chosen to help us kick the year off in style!

“Finds beauty in sadness” – Louder Than War Magazine

“Utterly captivating.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

“Dystopian Future Movies’ drone-like sludge is juxtaposed with finesse against beautifully gentle arpeggios.” – Echoes And Dust

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SODEN

A band from Worcestershire who lay down colossal slabs of doom, laced with grunge riffs and a sludgey edge.

The trio have also just released their first full-length album ‘Led By Foxes’ in July and it packs a punch, so get there early to discover these guys.

“Not only do they have the guts to delve into the murky, thundering depths of doom metal, Soden have the power and tight skill to take fierce command of a venue” – Slap Mag

“Cracking riffs and the pacing is great” – When Planets Collide

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NECRO DEATHMORT
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

NECRO DEATHMORT

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Morphing from throbbing, beat-driven electronica that's like Neurosis-in dub, or something, to the sort of trembling ambient unease that sounds like John Carpenter, Justin Broadrick and Vangelis in a space shuttle - 2017's Profound Lore released 'Overland' was one of our records of the year. Get it in your ear-holes now!

https://www.facebook.com/necrodeathmort/
https://necrodeathmort.bandcamp.com/album/overland

HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN
Proving that post-metal is about more than just ‘that bit that starts quietly, then gets really, really loud’ Leeds’s Hundred Year Old Man are a six-headed hydra summoning sludge-heavy riffs and ambient dynamics that ebb and flow like a punishing tidal swell, breaking on the shore where the likes of Russian Circles and Slint meet. Touring in support of their crushing new EP ‘Rei’

https://www.facebook.com/hundredyearoldman/
https://hundredyearoldman.bandcamp.com/

ROW OF ASHES
“Of waltzing word and woven riff” say the London based quartet. We’re not totally sure what that means, but on the strength of their new LP – ‘Let The Long Night Fade’ – it means theirs in a staggering mix of caustic hardcore and delicate post-rock intimacy. Think Unsane, GY!BE and 27 all playing at once. On early; not to be missed!

https://www.facebook.com/RowofAshesband/
https://rowofashes.bandcamp.com/

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GOLD KEY
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

GOLD KEY

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Venn Records are kicking off 2018 with an event showcasing their three latest signings. 💥

Gold Key - their debut album 'Hello, Phantom' has already been hailed as a future classic by critics. Oh, and it only came out two months ago! The Watford band mix elements of Pink Floyd, Queens of the Stone Age and Radiohead with their own unique charm and swagger. 💫

Rough Hands - London/Brighton five piece continue to take their hardcore tinged drone to darker more ethereal places with their new EP 'Moral Terror', due out on Venn around early April. Their live show is a trip not to be missed. 💀

RAIN - UK - shoegazey, scuzzy indie rock in the vein of Ride, Jesus and Mary Chain and Slowdive. Who doesn't like soaring guitars and anthemic choruses!? ☔️

There will also be a Venn Records stall with discounted vinyl, clothing and a bunch of rarities previously unavailable online.

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SHE LOVES PABLO
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

SHE LOVES PABLO

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SHE LOVES PABLO

She Loves Pablo is a stoner/groove rock band from Zagreb, Croatia, started up in late 2005 as a stoner-rock They played their first dozen shows in and around their hometown, sneaking into the Croatian stoner scene which was rapidly growing at the time, and is now kicking ass with amazing bands such as Ruiz, Cojones, Stonebride, Umor, Toro, and «Sonic Doom Records», an indie label making it all easier. In 2006 the band recorded their second CD, an EP entitled «Country Home», where they experimented with a different, more radio-friendly sound.

12 years and 3 albums later SLP sound better then ever, maturing like that special vintage you are jelaously hiding in your cellar. For the fans of Clutch, Planet of Zeus, Kyuss.

She Loves Pablo - so will you !

www.shelovespablo.band

www.facebook.com/SheLovesPablo

www.shelovespablo.bandcamp.com

DOGTOWN DOJO

In the life of a band, there are times and there are seasons... There is a time to surf and there is a time to wax your board. Riding waves a mile high, Dogtown Dojo embodies the glorious spirit of freedom that only a surfer could ever truly understand.

Described like Kyuss but catchier, like Soundgarden but fuzzier, like Sabbath but more today, like Fu Manchu but more London. I would just add one more name: Rob Zombie. This band of brothers will keep you smilling.

For the fans of Clutch, QOTSA, Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu

www.dogtowndojo.com

www.facebook.com/DogtownDojo

JUKEBOX MONKEY

A four-piece southern stoner rock juggernaut formed in 2010 Kent, UK - have been ripping their way through the UK’s underground heavy music scene, building a reputation for pounding sonic assault live shows and infectious party attitude. 

Defined by their monolithic foot-stomping sound that has evolved to combine the expansive low-end power of desert rock, with the heavy groove of southern sludgy metal.

For the fans of Kyuss, Down, Orange Goblin

www.facebook.comjukeboxmonkey

www.jukeboxmonkey.bandcamp.com

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FATSO JETSON
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

FATSO JETSON

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Desertscene, in association with The Brooklyn Brewery, are proud to announce The Desertfest Tour will be hitting up London's The Black Heart on 26th January 2018. Featuring desert rock legends FATSO JETSON and their drummer, Tony Tornay's new project, All Souls, the tour will pass through London as part of a six date UK run between the 23rd and 28th of January.

Founded in 1994 by Yawning Man's Mario and Larry Lalli, alongside Tony Tornay, Fatso Jetson were one of those few special bands at the very epicentre of the desert and stoner rock movements. With Yawning Man having already laid the foundations years earlier, and bands such as Kyuss beginning to build upon them, Fatso Jetson couldn't have been birthed at a more perfect time.

Forming their new band on those long after hours sessions in the Lalli cousins' bar, Rhythm & Brews, Fatso Jetson came to life. Whilst a similar core with their previous work was undeniable, the band set themselves apart from the pure desert rock of what came before by injecting elements of punk and surf. The rough around the edges tradition carried over into their first release Stinky Little Gods, but the pure sunshine was partially obscured by hints of a more uneasy vibe; that bit heavier, that bit darker and that bit louder.

Over two decades later, Fatso Jetson's place in stoner rock canon is earned via their impressive back catalogue, which includes the must listen Power of Three and 2016's phenomenal Idle Hands. We couldn't be more excited to be teaming up with them for a UK tour.

They'll be joined by All Souls, a relatively new project from FJ's drummer Tony Tornay. With a self described mission statement of blending Pixies inspired hooks and QotSA style riffs with a reverence to 80's darkwave, All Souls should be a perfect accompaniment for the tour. So make sure you don't miss out when Fatso Jetson and All Souls hit up London on the 26th January. Book your tickets today.

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THE BRONX
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

THE BRONX

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Old Empire & The Black Heart proudly present:

The Bronx
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FREE ENTRY - Tickets available on the day at 7pm.

"There are NO TICKETS for this event, you need to just get on down and queue up the old fashioned way. You will be entitled to one wristband only, no holds sorry. We expect this to be pretty busy obviously so would recommending queueing up as early as you can. There could be worse places to wait!"

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NEW YEARS EVIL!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NEW YEARS EVIL!

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NEW YEARS EVIL! The mighty Crypt Of The Wizard & the powerful Sophie Woodard will be DJing the strongest of metals at The Black HeartALL NIGHT LONG on New Year's Eve! 
Upstairs we'll have LIVE Heavy Metal Karaoke with VENOM & LEATHER a cover band featuring members of Bad GuysBlack MothDungeon and Crypt of the Wizard's very own Marcus. The band will be playing a LIVE setlist of everybody's favourite metal classics, with an open mic just waiting for YOU! 
Starting at 7pm and staying open late, the best party in town is only £5 entry. 
Don't miss it, and don't forget - KARAOKE MAKES US STRONG!

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