THUNDERPUSSY
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

THUNDERPUSSY

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The Black Heart in assoc with ITB presents

THUNDERPUSSSY

+ guests

HOT SOLES

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What if Thor’s Hammer of the Godsfrom “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. 

The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process. Think of it like an inverse Frank Frazetta painting where it’s the Amazonian siren wielding all of the world’s power instead of Conan (he’s on the sidelines in awe). More simply, instead of Page and Plant, Perry and Tyler, and Jagger and Richards, you get Molly and Whitney. Known for earth shattering pipes, heart-stopping performance art, and a propensity to literally writhe through a crowd, Molly is the consummate ideal front-person—bold, brilliant, brazen, and beautiful. At her righthand, you’ve got Whitney as the ultimate 21stcentury axe-slinger—cool, collected, and crazy on that fretboard. Rounding out the fray, Leah and Ruby cook up the tightest rhythm section this side of Cream (no kidding). 

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DRAMARAMA
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

DRAMARAMA

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Tidal Concerts proudly presents

 

DRAMARAMA 

In the UK for the very first time in their illustrious 35 year career! This show will be their only non-festival performance on these shores!!

plus support

Dramarama leader John Easdale has been around the U.S. more than a few times but only now are he and the band fulfilling a lifelong dream. Dramarama is heading to the UK to play the main stage at this year’s Byline Festival. This trip marks Dramarama’s return after more than 30 years to Europe and first time ever in the UK. A pre-festival performance at The Black Heart in Camden will be the band’s only non-festival related appearance.

"Growing up entranced by The Stones, The Kinks and The Who, and later David Bowie, T. Rex, Mott The Hoople and the entire punk rock and new wave, I still love this music,” says Easdale  “And now my kids are devoted to a new generation of UK bands--Jamie T, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian are forces to be reckoned with at my house. The love I had growing up for music coming from England was a major influence on my career choice; I’ve always wanted to go the UK, and to finally make it, 35 years after starting the band, is truly amazing!" 

 

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NORWOOD & BRIXTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

NORWOOD & BRIXTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER

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Chaos Theory/Wrongpop fundraiser for Norwood & Brixton Food Bank

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Treasure Of Woe

Carl White

Apocalypse Jazz Unit

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London promoters Wrongpop and CHAOS THEORY have gotten together for a one-off special event to raise money for Norwood & Brixton Foodbank:

https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk

Some of the best new underground bands out there have agreed to bring you their sounds for this excellent cause, so it'll be a phenomenal evening with extra positive vibes.

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Treasure Of Woe

Stoner and psychedelic jams on guitar and drums. We've seen this duo doing their thing at The Facemelter last September and they just keep on recording their jams and releasing them online, so have a listen at the link and get down for the full live experience.

https://treasureofwoe.bandcamp.com

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Carl White

A guitar/drums experimental rock duo, originally formed in Brighton and now based in London. Over the years they've shared the stage with acts such as Nitkowski, Alpha Male Tea Party, Flies Are Spies From Hell, Witching Waves and The Mae Shi.

They're currently working on a new EP, from which there will be a single/video released in the next couple of months.

https://carlwhitemusic.bandcamp.com

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Apocalypse Jazz Unit

Started in 2013 by Rick Jensen as a recording project, after nearly 3 years of not making music. After numerous albums, Rick recruited some new and old 

musician buddies and started playing live. AJU quickly went from a small group to an over-the-top collective of psycho improvisers, with up to 17 members at any one time.

To date, they have over 70 albums and have played a ton of gigs. AJU harnesses the spiritual fire of free-jazz of the 60's, mixed with a bit of disco when the mood takes them. Always high-energy and with a heavy sense of humour, AJU can easily swing from delicate and sombre, to full blast horn mayhem.

https://apocalypsejazzunit.bandcamp.com

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BROOKLYN SOUND : LIGHTNING BOLT
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

BROOKLYN SOUND : LIGHTNING BOLT

The Brooklyn Brewery presents:

"Brooklyn Sound"
Featuring special guest headliners:
Lightning Bolt
http://laserbeast.com/

plus support:
TBC

The second Brooklyn Sound tour of the year sees an aural shattering series of shows come to the UK with icons of American Noise Rock.....Lightning Bolt. The tour will go on sale on July 6th, and will give fans and noise enthusiasts the chance to witness the band’s legendary style of live show – breaking down the barrier between stage and audience by throwing down their rig and playing in some of the UK’s best intimate live venues. 

Hailing from Rhode Island, the two-piece drums-and-bass band of Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson made their name on the New York DIY scene in the 00’s, playing alternative spaces in the city like Death by Audio and 285 Kent. Their unique style mixes together elements of speed metal, noise, and free jazz to create sonic assaults bordering on the transcendent for sweaty crowds of noise-heads all over the world.

Doors: 7pm
Tix: £5 (adv) - includes a free beer and tour merch
Tickets on sale 06/07/18 - 10am GMT
www.brooklynbrewerypresents.com/brooklynsound

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THE GRUDGE
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

THE GRUDGE

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Sleight Of Hand Promotions present:

The Grudge
Groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive, melodic hard rock. With a performance to come at this years Hard Rock Hell, come see why they're gaining a reputation as a stomping live act!

https://thegrudge.bandcamp.com/

Butcher in the Fog
Raw, fast, heavy three piece. They take elements from rock, metal, noise and punk, stick them together and get on with it.

https://butcherinthefog.bandcamp.com

Sedulus
Psychedelic stoner metal. The veterans of the UK stoner scene and Desertfest regulars bring their own brand of dynamic, heavy grooves blended with ambient and psychedelic interludes.

https://sedulus.bandcamp.com/

Gutlocker
Grumpy four-piece band from a quaint Surrey town full of alien tripods. Well-armed with gnarly riffs and posh accents.

https://gutlocker.bandcamp.com/

 

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NOCTEM
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

NOCTEM

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HONEY
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

HONEY

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Scruff of the Neck presents

Hφney
You Remind me of a cross between Radiohead and The Jesus and Mary Chain - John Kennedy radio x dj
LISTEN: https://m.soundcloud.com/kit-goodwin/longing-for-lenin-demo-by-the-honeys
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I Am Aquitaine
There's a bit of Jimmy Hendrix on lead guitar... She reminds me of Stevie Nicks.' BBC radio Kent
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/IAmAquitaine/?ref=bookmarks

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TV COMA
Supercharged, Melodic, Alt Rock with huge hooks
LISTEN: https://tvcomamusic.bandcamp.com/releases
 

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WARREN SCHOENBRIGHT
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

WARREN SCHOENBRIGHT

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CHAOS THEORY Presents

A beautiful medley of noise, industrial, post-punk and electronic sounds.

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Warren Schoenbright

A trio who make ritualistic tribal noise using guitar, vocals, electronics and drums. They play to audiences and appeal to fans of metal, ambient, electronic and even prog.

Their latest single "Excavations" was inspired by the abandoned machinery of a now-defunct haematite mine. Dominated by fractured absorbing rhythms, being in the room with them is an absolutely exhilarating experience. 

Check out their latest release, out on Vacant Fulfilment:
https://vacantfulfilment.bandcamp.com/album/excavations

"A powerful and concise statement." - Avant Music News

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Riotmiloo

An energetic live experience, Riotmiloo is the project of the singer of garage-punk-riotgrrrl project Venom Seeds. Encapsulating the vocals, screams and protest of women’s real life stories, her haunting and powerful vocals create a cathartic and hypnotic rhythm and noise experience.

Often found performing live with producer Eva|3, the integration of post-industrial bleakness with riotous punk fury is an experience to behold.

Her debut concept collaboration album, "La Pierre Soudée”, was released via German label ant-zen in 2015 and saw her collaborate with different electronic, industrial and noise producers, reflecting their styles and weaving her messages into their music.

https://ant-zen.bandcamp.com/album/la-pierre-soud-e

"An emphatic but balanced parlando with dark industrial sound punches" - Peek-A-Boo-Magazine

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Metalogue

An electronic producer who we've seen performing at experimental, post-rock, industrial, live soundtrack and IDM events.

His uncompromising attention to detail, with his audio and tactile sensitivity, has led to an already broad selection of lavish records. He has shared the stage with JarboeFather MurphyHuronthisquietarmyOnly Echoes Remain and end.user, has EPs out on Abstrakt Reflections and Section 27, and is one of the minds behind underground IDM promotion Towards Collapse.

Tonight he's going to play an entirely new set.

https://metalogue.bandcamp.com

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THE HIP PRIESTS
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

THE HIP PRIESTS

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The Hip Priests and Bitch Queens, reunited once again for a weekend a scandi-inspired garage punk rock debauchery. First night is at The Black Heart, in London. Coming along for the ride are Rotten Foxes and Deathtraps.

THE HIP PRIESTS

Coming straight outta Nottingham
The inbred, oversexed, white trash bastard sons of Iggy P, Johnny T, Lemmy & Handsome Dick. Returning to Brighton once again with The Bitch Queens, they know where the parties at.

https://thehippriests1.bandcamp.com/album/those-fuckin-boys-a-decade-of-disdain-singles-extra-compilation-album

THE BITCH QUEENS (CH)

After last years Res-errection of our lord and saviour of bad behaviour We are excited to have these guys back in Brighton. Catchy, dirty, in your face rock n roll with a touch of glamour.

https://lux-noise.bandcamp.com/album/bitch-queens-kill-your-friends

ROTTEN FOXES

Arrive, Raise Hell, Leave.

You know.

https://rottenfoxes.bandcamp.com/album/rotten-foxes-ep-ii

DEATHTRAPS 

coming from Newport, Wales.
Fast and furious garage getting this party started the right way. Not a band to be missed!

https://deathtraps.bandcamp.com/

 

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THE BURNING CROWS & DUST BOWL JOKIES
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

THE BURNING CROWS & DUST BOWL JOKIES

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THE BURNING CROWS / DUST BOWL JOKIES

Plus special guests

STEVIE R. PEARCE AND THE HOOLIGANS

Showcasing a sound rooted firmly in old time rock n' roll but with an attitude, style & swagger all their own, The Burning Crows have earned the reputation of being one of the very best live bands on the scene today. With two critically acclaimed studio albums, a live album, EP's, singles, videos and numerous national tours & festivals, the band have proved time and time again that in an industry now governed by buy-ons, backhanders and bullshit, you can still do it your own way and on your own terms. So, for those of you here for a good time - do come in, we've been expecting you...

Now, finally returned from the pub, The Burning Crows are back with a run of summertime shows with Sweden's own Dust Bowl Jokies... Tickets on sale NOW via the link above! 

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HECATE ENTHRONED
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

HECATE ENTHRONED

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Old Empire & MAD TOURBOOKING proudly present:

Hecate Enthroned
www.hecateenthroned.com

plus guests
Formicarius
Praecantator

Doors: 7pm
Tix: £8 (adv)
www.old-empire.co.uk

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

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HECATE ENTHRONED emerged as one of the most intense bands to come out of the Black Death Metal scene. Dedicated to delivering their own brand of truly evil metal with little regard to politics or the trends of popular demand. 


FIRST OUT OF THE BLACKNESS OF HELL

1995: The now legendary demo AN ODE FOR A HAUNTED WOOD was recorded in The Academy Studios – Yorkshire under producer Mags and was quickly spread throughout the burgeoning underground scene. This genuinely brutal and haunting demo gave fans the first doorway into HECATE ENTHRONED’S twisted and dark world; a demon inhabited world of black witchcraft and despair backed by the bands early and evocative live shows. 1996: The newly initiated didn’t have to wait long for their next fix when later that year the band went back into The Academy Studio to re-mix the demo as the EP UPON PROMEATHEAN SHORES – UNSCRIPTURED WATERS, released the following year by BLACKEND RECORDS to rave reviews and enthusiastic fans. This release saw the start of the BLACKEND years and the video AN ODE FOR A HAUNTED WOOD accompanied the release on MTV being one of the first Extreme Black Metal bands to be featured on this channel.



ASTRIDE THE DRAGON

1997: With an expectant and hungry fan base established from those first raw releases HECATE ENTHRONED entered The Winding Studios in North Wales during January 1997 with legendary producer Andy Sneap. This enthusiastic partnership produced the classic first full length album THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE, A REQUIEM FOR THE MIGHTY. With its iconic cover from the lens of Simon Marsden and music focused by the isolated North Wales environment and the bands inner dark hatred, a true classic of Orchestral Black Metal was born along with the art of Blasting Symphonic Destruction.



INFLICTING INFERNAL INJURIES

1998: Seizing on the success of the first full length attack, mid 1998 see’s the release of the second full length album; the opus DARK REQUIEMS AND UNSILENT MASSACRE. This album takes the craft and mood from THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE… and intensifies it. Faster, darker, heavier with bigger orchestration, each track oozes satanic hatred for all that man believes sacred, a masterpiece of blasphemy. Back in The Winding Studios with well respected producer Pete ‘pee wee’ Coleman gave the album a rich and dark production projecting the listener in to a shadowed world of black witchcraft and sexual power. Taking these early releases to the stages of Europe built HECATE ENTHRONED’S reputation as a destructive live act, delivering performances drenched with hate.

This year also saw the re-release of the first EP UPON PROMEATHEAN SHORES – UNSCRIPTURED WATERS, re-packaged and re-mastered with a reworking of the track DANSE MACABRE from THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE…album and a new track the fearsome, LUCIFERIAN DEATH CODE. This re-release showed the metal scenes affinity to this legendary release.



A SEXUAL COPULATION BETWEEN BLACK AND DEATH METAL DEMONS

1999: With the art of Blasting Symphonic Destruction nailed to the HECATE ENTHRONED banner the bands desire for brutality and carnage is sated with the 3rd full length album KINGS OF CHAOS. This album showed their diverse nature and skill along with the bands ‘FUCK YOU!’ attitude to drive forward and produce the music that eats away at the blackest of souls. With Pete Coleman at the helm again this time in Parr Street Studios – Liverpool, this album gave metal fans a heavy slab of diseased meat tenderized in a ritualistic chainsaw armed blender. A mirror image of the epic live shows of that time.

One of the finest Black/Death crossover albums of the decade!



EXPERIMENT TO EVISCARATE

2001: The desire to create and evolve saw HECATE ENTHRONED in The Elevator Studios – Liverpool, again with long term producer Pete Coleman. The collaboration this time resulted in 6 tracks of a more experimental nature for the aptly titled EP MIASMA. Blending the art of dark songwriting and the satanic mind set to produce a breathless attack on the senses, all out brutality tempered with a more twisted ponderous approach to show the bands fearless attitude to move between the realms of creativity and pure musical heresy.



ARISEN AGAIN, DARKEST MOON

2004: Recorded in Blue Room Studios – Manchester and Produced by Phil Green along with the band; REDIMUS shows a distinctly nasty edge, an aggressive album echoing HECATE ENTHRONED’S live performances. Full of venom and fury the tracks thunder along a familiar path of anti-Christian ideology and the intent to destroy all in their way. Huge orchestration again to match the vicious guitar assault keeping true to the bands sickening legacy while delivering a fresh approach to the song writing with thoughtful arrangements amidst the malevolent maelstrom. This album was the last for BLACKEND RECORDS. The band continues to play intensely aggressive live shows all over Europe, devastating stages at major festivals and club venues alike.



BLOOD OF THE WITCH AWAKENS

2013 sees the band signing a new album deal with Italian label CRANK MUSIC GROUP and at the end of November 2013 the metal world witnessed the release of the highly anticipated studio album VIRULENT RAPTURE! This acclaimed album delivered the promise to continue and enhance HECATE ENTHRONED’s legacy of powerful, high quality extreme metal. Recorded at VELOCITY RAPTOR STUDIOS Birkenhead, Engineered and Produced by Mike Smith, Mixed by Mike Smith, Hecate Enthroned and Kami Kopat, it included a stunning vocal cameo from legendary vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva which hinted at future collaborations together. The album was backed by the brilliant performance video for the track ABYSSAL MARCH.

This album saw the band back on the road for more regular shows playing a mini UK Headline tour in December 2013 and an appearance at the Wave Gotik Treffen Festival in Leipzig Germany. Also a headline slot at 2014’s Hell Fast Attack Festival in Cz saw a stunningly emotional and powerful performance light up the festival. Further packed UK shows throughout2015 with new vocalist front man Joe Stamps including an appearance on London’s Incineration Festival 2016 cemented the band as the premier UK Black Metal act delivering high paced intensity and quality.With a new album waiting release in the studio for this year and more festivals and tours in the offering alongside collaborations with Sarah Jezebel Deva, fans of true metal have a lot to look forward to.

Prepare to be destroyed!



BEWARE THE TRIPLE GODDESS THE MOTHER OF DEATH, YOU ARE FOREVER BENEATH HER GAZE

HECATE ENTHRONED – BESM

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BIG BOY BLOATER
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

BIG BOY BLOATER

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Like your Blues with a lot of Rhythm and your Rock with a lot of Roll? 

 

BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS bring their much-celebrated brand of R&B with a modern twist to The Black Heart to showcase songs from their brand new album ‘PILLS’ plus a few much loved classics from the critically acclaimed album ‘LUXURY HOBO’.

 

Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for tales of swamp monsters, stalkers, betrayal, conspiracy, robot lovers + more set to an infectious beat, with world class guitar, and a vocal that has not only been compared to a cross between Tom Waits and Howlin' Wolf but has been voted as one of the ‘top 100 blues vocalists of all time' in a poll by readers of The Blues Magazine

 

 

The band were also nominated in this year’s ‘Vive Le Rock’ magazine awards as ‘Best Roots Act’ along with Madness and The Selecter.  He already has countless celebrity fans including Imelda May, Jools Holland, Craig Charles and more, and the general public are catching on fast so don’t miss this show before he takes off for superstardom!

 

"One of the great blues men of our time" – JOOLS HOLLAND

 

"I'm a massive fan of Big Boy Bloater" – IMELDA MAY

 

"Bloater's a phenomenal guitarist" – MARK LAMARR

 

"Big Boy Bloater and the Limits have a style that swings and an off-kilter sense of humour.  The result is hugely entertaining, and the packed tent shows an appreciation for this bright and flowing set" -CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

 

“The Big Boy with the big talent and the superb band is a unique artist.  On form, like they are here, the three of them know no limits”. – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

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SNUFF FEST
Sep
22
3:30 PM15:30

SNUFF FEST

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BTK proudly presents Snuff Fest 2018 featuring

PIGHEAD - Brutal slamming death metal from Germany

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!

CRANIAL DISCHARGE - Brutal Slam from Leeds, bring your hammers and slam hands

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

 

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FLATLANDS
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

FLATLANDS

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Scruff of the Neck presents

Flatlands
Oxford indie-pop punks, Flatlands, land a short and explosive punch of summer - The Stage Door
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/flatlandsofficial
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Revolvers
Gutsy yet reflective indie-rock from London
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/user-878991231
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The Dabhands
Combining funk/hiphop rhythm elements with huge guitars and impeccably crafted melodic earworms
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/the-dabhands
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The Other Ones
Where the gutsy politics of Sleater-Kinney meets the playfulness of The Ramones, their clever lyricism brings to mind The Buzzcocks - Nightshift Magazine

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“Making waves we shouldn't ignore” - Hattie Pearson, Key 103 & ex-Radio X
"a 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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DEMONS OF RUBY MAE
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

DEMONS OF RUBY MAE

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Scruff of the Neck presents

Demons of Ruby Mae
Leicester multi-instrumentalists Jonny Gavin and Adam Rowley producing a ‘beautifully haunting and deeply evocative sound’.
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Demons-of-Ruby-Mae/180487302026401
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/demonsofrubymae
TWEET: @demonsofrubymae
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Deliah
"“Exciting new act” - About to Blow
“Ones to watch” - GetIntoThis"
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Deliah.io/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/deliahmusic
TWEET: @deliahmusic

P.F. Phillip & The Night Riders
A contemporary Alternative Rock, with sweet unassuming melodies that open up on sonically massive choruses, with a nod to the 60’s songwriting legends.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pfphillip/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/pfphillip
TWEET: @PFPhillip1

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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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www.scruffoftheneck.com/events

ADVANCE TICKETS: £8

AGE POLICY: 18+

DOORS: 7:30 PM
CURFEW: 11:00 PM

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SONIC WOLVES
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

SONIC WOLVES

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Chaos Theory presents

Sonic Wolves

Earthmass

Green Lung

Psychedelic stoner voyages from three awesome bands

SONIC WOLVES (It)

Formed by UFOMAMMUT drummer Vita and ex-Pentagram guitarist Kayt Vigil in 2012, they were eventually joined by Paolo Melotti of PSYCHONAUT and Mr Diniz of Temple of dust on guitars and vocals.

Harnessing the collective power of their desert rock, stoner and psychedelic heavy trips to date, Sonic Wolves are now ready to bring us their latest sounds.

https://sonicwolves.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-horizon-2

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EARTHMASS

A rare appearance from the legendary Colchester-based four-piece, blending epic post-metal with stoner rock to create vast, sprawling sonic journeys.

http://earthmassband.co.uk

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GREEN LUNG

Solid stoner riffs from this London-based band, formed in April 2017. Since then, they've shared the stage with PRIMITIVE MAN, Bismuth, GNOB, amongst many others, and released their debut EP  "Free The Witch" in February 2018.

A worthy start to the evening.

https://greenlung.bandcamp.com

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GRAND COLLAPSE
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

GRAND COLLAPSE

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DIVERGENCE PRESENTS

GRAND COLLAPSE
Hardcore / Thrash Punk from Wales. Furious political hardcore played at breakneck speed with passion and intensity.
https://grand-collapse.bandcamp.com


INCISIONS
Manchester's mouthy punk rock wizz kids. Loud, fast and offensive.
https://incisionsmcr.bandcamp.com

WHO CARES ?
London's own Hardcore Punk maniacs.
https://whocaresquestionmark.bandcamp.com


+ ONE MORE TBC

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DIRTY SOUND MAGNET
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

DIRTY SOUND MAGNET

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Live Planet presents

Dirty Sound Magnet

Mystic Rock power trio that will blow your mind away with its unique multi-faceted compositions and virtuosity.
From catchy rock’n’roll high-energy rock songs to shamanic psychedelia, a Dirty Sound Magnet show represents an amazing experience for any music lover. At any time, an outburst of raw electrifying energy can transform into emotionally overwhelming and mysterious landscapes made of complex colorful layers. The eye sees three musicians while the ear hears an orchestra. And every night the music is different…
Their new album Western Lies was released on the 12th of May 2017 and sees the band start a never-ending European tour. The song Homo Economicus won the award in the category best Swiss rock song 2017.
The album denounces our capitalist society sarcastically and metaphorically. The atmosphere is dark, disturbing and full of mysticism. Hints of film music, inspired and powerful rock songs, electronic loops, unique guitar solos and dreamy melodies will take the audience on an unexpected spiritual journey. On every level, the experimentations led to a unique album. The songwriting, the sound and the atmosphere that shine on Western Lies are beyond classification but have an appeal to anyone who loves music deeply.

www.dirtysoundmagnet.com

 

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CARNIVORE DIPROSOPUS
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00
AIMING FOR ENRIKE
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

AIMING FOR ENRIKE

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Portals in association with Black Sheep Agency present

Aiming For Enrike

Despite being just two musicians, Norway's Aiming For Enrike unearth an other-worldly storm of gnarly electronica, technical riffs and soaring hooks. 

FFO: Aphex Twin, Three Trapped Tigers

"Proggy art-rock/math-rock/noise-rock/post-rock kicking, tearing and pulling it'll definitely make you sweat" - lunakafe.com

"For one drummer and guitarist they're able to pull off a remarkable amount of sonic diversity and space, and unlike many duos of this nature, they feel utterly complete as is." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Luo
Dreamy, glitchy and hypnotic. We first stumbled upon Luo playing the main stage at ArcTanGent and have been trying to book them ever since!

Having been quiet for over a year now, we're expecting something special!


Apidae
London-based Apidae combine a penchant for groove with wonderful textures and progressions.


Waiting No More
WNM are an instrumental bass-and-drums duo who combine pounding rhythms and layers of melodic texture, featuring the former bass player from Hong Kong indie rock superstars Chochukmo.

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FISTULA + GRIME
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

FISTULA + GRIME

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Desertscene are proud to announce

FISTULA
http://www.fistula666.com/

+

GRIME
https://grime666.bandcamp.com/
 

Fistula
Ohio's Fistula have been pumping out a thick torrent of lumpy sludge since their debut full-length Hymns of Slumber in 2001. Built on a foundation of rage and groove, Fistula dwell mostly amongst the bleak but will often emerge from the shadows with a bouncy hook out of nowhere. Equally prevalent through their sound is a vein of hardcore - sludge's swifter cousin - giving the band an energy which radiates under the gloom of a genre built on slow. Through a gargantuan output that includes eight albums and double the splits, Fistula have ever been an explosion of dark matter, destroying everything it touches.

Grime
Grime might just be the heaviest thing to come out of Italy and that's not hyperbole. Sludge in the strictest sense, but not without weighty influence from black metal, Grime let loose an almost unfathomable wave of power; not only are they shaped by their blackened approach to vocals, but also the sheer weight behind the wall of thunderously chugging riffs punctuated by southern metal groove. 

For more events, visit the Desertscene website at www.desertscene.co.uk

 

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MORBID TALES
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

MORBID TALES

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Morbid Tales is a trash metal band from Transylvania founded back in 1992. After a break of several years, it was reunited in 2016. Morbid Tales participated at several festivals and concerts in Romania, Hungary and Turkey, with performances featured in the media. Their style with progressive elements, elaborated guitar solos and lyrics is much appreciated by music critics. 

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BOY JUMPS SHIP
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

BOY JUMPS SHIP

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The Black Heart in association with ITB proudly present:

Boy Jumps Ship
http://boyjumpsship.com/

plus special guests

Doors: 7pm
Tix: £7 (adv)
www.ourblackheart.com

BOY JUMPS SHIP SET TO BUCK THE TREND IN 2018

British rock band BOY JUMPS SHIP are back with their biggest and most ambitious single to date ‘Fashion’.Their bold and anthemic new tune was written out in Iceland when the band opted for a change of scenery and decided to join bassist Jonny Rob whilst he was out there on a modelling shoot. The track was then recorded at Jazzanova in Berlin (with producer Fish). Si commented...”Fashion’ is our most ambitious song to date! We went into this recording process wanting to take more risks and push ourselves into new territories. It’s about being true to yourself no matter what, by following the things you are truly passionate about. It’s a positive message about finding your own place in it all, even if it means stepping into the unknown”.Hailing from the North-East of England, working class lads, BOY JUMPS SHIP have gained a reputation for their energetic, passionate and exuberant live performances up and down the country and around Europe. After some HUGE live dates with Don Broco the band are set to take the UK and Europe by storm this summer. Ending the year  
with a run of headline dates and their eagerly anticipated second album.

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IRON VOID / SERPENT VENOM
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

IRON VOID / SERPENT VENOM

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Old Empire proudly presents


Iron Void
No messin', old school doom from Wakefield, coming out for a UK run two decades in from their inception... ancient tales abound
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ironvoid/
https://ironvoid.bandcamp.com/

Serpent Venom
London's favourite doom nightmare sorcerers are back to the capital to raise the chalice of mythology and horror for the first time in too long
https://www.facebook.com/serpentvenomdoom/
https://serpentvenom.bandcamp.com/

Famyne
A crawling dark doom hypnosis creeping over from Canterbury's darkest corners
https://www.facebook.com/famyneuk/
https://famyne.bandcamp.com/releases

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SECT
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

SECT

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Old Empire proudly present:

SECT XVX (SECT)
https://sectsl.bandcamp.com/releases
https://sectsl.bandcamp.com/track/open-grave

GUST
https://gustsl.bandcamp.com/releases
https://gustsl.bandcamp.com/track/humility-in-disguise

plus further guests to be announced

Doors: 7pm
Tix: £12 (adv)
www.old-empire.co.uk

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

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Sect [sekt] Noun: “A dissenting or schismatic group of people with somewhat different beliefs - typically regarded as heretical - from those of a larger group to which they belong.”

With two countries and four hometowns between them, Sect was born when two project ideas between tour mates merged into the same experiment, finally taking shape in 2015 and culminating in recording sessions in Raleigh NC in early 2016. Sect is comprised of five veterans of ‘90s hardcore who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes. They each went on to put in their time in bands spanning all corners of the hardcore and xvx worlds, though they’d rather skip the ex-members talk entirely and get right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in their chaotic jams - aka cut the shit and go for the throat. Because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing - and in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history. For Sect, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.

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THE REAL INK
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

THE REAL INK

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The Real Ink are bringing their noise to Camden this November

The Real Ink is a mixture of Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Ska that creates that Ink noise. 
Its a momentum of sound. From when the first note of the saxophone hits to the last beat on the drum. Get ready for soulful vocals and funky bass and guitar. Get ready for something that you will be hard to comprehend but will hook you indefinitely.

Support comes from the tropical London based band, The Indios. Expect blends of traditional Colombian rhythms such as Champeta, Chande and Cumbia with heavy indie guitars and powerful synths. 



 






 





 



 





 






 

 







 

 







 





 




 

 

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I AM GIANT
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

I AM GIANT

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Spacific presents

I AM GIANT

plus

THE ALCHEMY

'Theres two things you need to know about I Am Giant.. one.. they're awesome. and two.. they're awesome' Daniel P Carter - Radio 1 Rock Show

“I Am Giant are one of the must see bands of the day. With big songs and an energetic stage show these guys are ones to keep an eye on for sure.”   Big Cheese Magazine

'I Am Giant are without question capable of having their name held with the big players in the hard rock genre”. KillYourStereo

 

Over the last decade, I Am Giant have dominated mainstream rock radio in New Zealand and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic alternative rock anthems. And although they’ve had a phenomenal impact on their home country, I Am Giant’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweat, guitar fuzz, and onstage mayhem you could hope for in a rock and roll story.

 

Since releasing their first EP City Limits / Neon Sunrise in 2010, I Am Giant have taken their music through Australia, Asia, the UK, and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Poland alongside the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, 1979, Outkast, and Limp Bizkit, performed at Skate and Surf events throughout the UK, Europe and Asia, rocked the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and shared stages in Singapore with the Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N’ Roses guitar hero Slash. That’s all without mentioning Australia, where they toured extensively and rocked the Big Day Out in Sydney twice plus their epic nights in Vietnam and Bali, or the love shown to them by the likes of Zane Lowe (when he was at BBC Radio One) and Kerrang! Magazine and Radio in the UK.


With their third album ‘Life in Captivity’ just released, the band are pleased to announce their Europe album release tour along with their new single ‘Don’t Look Back’.

 

With ‘Don’t Look Back’ I Am Giant found a way to honor the frenetic energy of their early days and the adventures that came with them while smoothing out the vibe and acknowledging that those days are days gone by. Some things can’t be recaptured, but they can be celebrated as they’ve never been celebrated before.

 

Bassist, writer and producer Paul Matthews says ‘"This is one of our favourite tracks off the new album and has a pretty sentimental tone and message. This also lines up with the fact that, I actually brought this song into the band when we formed and we have been playing around with it in different incarnations for 10 years now and finally got it right on this record.”

 

I Am Giant’s third album ‘Life in Captivity’ is available now in Europe on all digital platforms via AWAL and CDF Records in Italy.

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I AM GIANT
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

I AM GIANT

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Spacific presents

I AM GIANT

plus support from

TEMPLES ON MARS

Theres two things you need to know about I Am Giant.. one.. they're awesome. and two.. they're awesome' Daniel P Carter - Radio 1 Rock Show

“I Am Giant are one of the must see bands of the day. With big songs and an energetic stage show these guys are ones to keep an eye on for sure.”   Big Cheese Magazine

'I Am Giant are without question capable of having their name held with the big players in the hard rock genre”. KillYourStereo

 

Over the last decade, I Am Giant have dominated mainstream rock radio in New Zealand and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic alternative rock anthems. And although they’ve had a phenomenal impact on their home country, I Am Giant’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweat, guitar fuzz, and onstage mayhem you could hope for in a rock and roll story.

 

Since releasing their first EP City Limits / Neon Sunrise in 2010, I Am Giant have taken their music through Australia, Asia, the UK, and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Poland alongside the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, 1979, Outkast, and Limp Bizkit, performed at Skate and Surf events throughout the UK, Europe and Asia, rocked the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and shared stages in Singapore with the Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N’ Roses guitar hero Slash. That’s all without mentioning Australia, where they toured extensively and rocked the Big Day Out in Sydney twice plus their epic nights in Vietnam and Bali, or the love shown to them by the likes of Zane Lowe (when he was at BBC Radio One) and Kerrang! Magazine and Radio in the UK.


With their third album ‘Life in Captivity’ just released, the band are pleased to announce their Europe album release tour along with their new single ‘Don’t Look Back’.

 

With ‘Don’t Look Back’ I Am Giant found a way to honor the frenetic energy of their early days and the adventures that came with them while smoothing out the vibe and acknowledging that those days are days gone by. Some things can’t be recaptured, but they can be celebrated as they’ve never been celebrated before.

 

Bassist, writer and producer Paul Matthews says ‘"This is one of our favourite tracks off the new album and has a pretty sentimental tone and message. This also lines up with the fact that, I actually brought this song into the band when we formed and we have been playing around with it in different incarnations for 10 years now and finally got it right on this record.”

 

I Am Giant’s third album ‘Life in Captivity’ is available now in Europe on all digital platforms via AWAL and CDF Records in Italy.

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ANAAL NATHRAKH
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

ANAAL NATHRAKH

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Old Empire in association with Mythology proudly present:

Anaal Nathrakh
'A New Kind Of Horror' - available September 28th, 2018
www.metal-archives.com/bands/Anaal_Nathrakh/1314

plus support

Doors: 7pm
Tix: £15 (adv)
www.old-empire.co.uk

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

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When writing about A New Kind Of Horror in the record's liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: "This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It's as sincere as we could make it." Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band's tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion. With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. "There's a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for 'A New Kind of Horror' we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn't have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it's in a class of its own."

One of extreme metal's most prolific acts, Anaal Nathrakh has never struggled to find inspiration or motivation. Having dropped one of the strongest releases of their career with 2016's The Whole Of The Law, they were more than equipped to follow it up. "There are some superb songs on 'The Whole Of The Law', and some really powerful, impactful themes, but we never chase what we did before," Hunt explains. "To do that would be pointless, because you'd always be defining yourself with reference to where you were then, not freely expressing where you are now. Some bands drag their music out of themselves, and some overflow with it. We've got ample motivation and ideas in us to make new albums without it being a process of grinding them out. It's more like letting them out." Those familiar with the band will be aware that while Anaal Nathrakh possesses one of the most violent, scathing sounds in metal, period, their capacity for writing grandiose melodies is also an integral facet, and A New Kind Of Horror is perhaps their "catchiest" release to date. However, this is not the product of any kind of "masterplan". "We work almost entirely by instinct, by a gut feeling about what's the right thing to do. So, if we aimed for something, we'd probably end up producing something different anyway. Mick might sit down and say to himself, 'right, I'm going to write a headbanger', and it'd turn out to be a 300BPM blast apocalypse, because that's just how things went once he'd got going. He can write specific stuff if he wants to, but with Anaal Nathrakh, the feel is the overriding guiding principle."

On A New Kind Of Horror, Hunt's lyrics are particularly poignant and thought provoking, and while the aforementioned themes drive and dominate much of the lyrical content, each song is distinct from the others. "Obscene As Cancer", the full on machine gun attack of "Forward!" and closer "Are We Fit For Glory Yet? (The War To End Nothing)" are informed by great poems of WWI, through which Hunt explores the themes and emotions entailed in the conflict, while drawing parallels with aspects affecting the present day. "'Dulce et Decorum est' and 'Aftermath' are such stunning works, both written by men who fought in WWI. In fact the author of the former, Wilfred Owen, was killed just a week or so before the end of the war - it could hardly have been more tragic, and Larkin's 1914 poem comes at it from a whole new perspective. Part of the point of drawing inspiration from those poems is to recognize that 2018 marks one hundred years since the end of 'the war to end all wars', and there are two important facets of that. One is remembrance - not in a mawkish, glossily sentimental sense, but to consider today that we must never forget the horror and confusion and loss on all sides. One of the new kinds of horror referenced in the title is the gas which was used as a weapon on that scale for the first time in WWI. The other facet is to realize that that war tragically ended very little - there are new horrors happening all the time." Likewise, the present political climate is touched upon numerous times, perhaps most pertinently on "New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures". "At the time of writing, global trade wars are being threatened," Hunt writes in the liner notes. "Russia has just unveiled a new generation of globally capable weaponry, nuclear powers have recently been speaking through world media of 'big red buttons', proxy wars continue unabated, and it seems almost pointless to think that a new Cold War has not begun." In the hulking monstrosity that is "The Horrid Strife" he goes on to tear apart Lawrence's Kissing And Horrid Strife, subverting its intended theme "as an affirmation of life as a panoply of opposing extremes" and reconstructing it as a vision in which "misery and decay predominate to the exclusion of all else."

Tracking for A New Kind Of Horror was handled at Kenney's Barracks Studio in Orange County, California, and as usual the two members maintained complete control of every aspect of this process. The primary benefits of this lie in giving them the "freedom to let ideas percolate, go for spur of the moment changes, and ensure that we're in the right place mentally," and with the duo taking time off from playing shows and with fewer distractions surrounding the recording, the results are self-evident. "Each day I'd wake up, get my head together and organize my ideas, then Mick would come over and we'd get to work. That focused approach definitely played a part in the way the album turned out, I think, and almost certainly for the better." Though not bringing in outside musicians for the bulk of the work involved, Bleeding Through vocalist Brandan Schieppati - who collaborated with Kenney on I Am War's 2012 Outlive You All - adds his vocals to the chorus of the equally vicious and melancholy "Vi Coactus", and a mysterious performer identified only as Danny the Complete Lunatic was brought in to contribute solo work. "He provided one of the most unbelievable solos I've ever seen on one of the songs. If I hadn't been there for the recording - perhaps ceremony would be a better word - I wouldn't have thought it was possible."

While reaching a tenth full-length and twentieth year of existence are obvious milestones, neither Hunt nor Kenney are interested in reflecting on the past and the road that has brought them to this point. "When we started Anaal Nathrakh, we didn't think it might have such longevity, but then neither did we imagine that it wouldn't - we just didn't think about that at all." Having largely fulfilled their hopes and expectations for the band the first time they walked into a record store and saw their debut full-length on the shelf, their focus remains on what is ahead of them, without setting explicit goals. "There's quite enough going on in our heads about the present and the immediate future without getting hung up on the past, and we can do without adding to it with thoughts about futures that may never happen, in a world that may no longer exist."

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX

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Desertscene in association with SOUND OF LIBERATION proudly present:

The Atomic Bitchwax
http://www.theatomicbitchwax.com/

plus support

Mountains

August 8th 2018
Doors: 7PM
Advance tickets: £12

Venue:
The Black Heart
3 Greenland Pl, Camden Town
London
NW1 0AP


Formed in 1993 and originally starting life as a jam band, The Atomic Bitchwax have grown into one of the signature bands of the stoner rock scene. Celebrated for their tripped out licks and driven songwriting, TAB's influence on the noughties stoner scene is undeniable. From those opening few distorted seconds of 'Stork Theme' on 1999's self-titled, right through to the closing moments of the groovy as all hell 'Liv a Little' from last year's Force Field, Bitchwax have always brought the killer stomp.

Throughout their first four releases - the numbered years - Bitchwax made their presence felt by writing timeless anthems for the scene, from 'Shit kicker' to 'Liquor Queen' to 'Hey Alright'. In 2011, they released The Local Fuzz, a sprawling monument to the riff of almost preposterous proportions; an experimental 40 minute instrumental track of over 50 riffs that pushed TAB further out into the reaches of psych than any of their previous recorded work. By the time last 2015's Gravitron and last year's Force Field rolled around though, Bitchwax were back to their traditional style whilst holding on to the intensity of their previous album.

The Atomic Bitchwax are fuzzy, psychedelic 70s worship with the killer solos to prove it.

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TRUE BELIEVER
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

TRUE BELIEVER

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All the way from down under, here in London for an extra special one off show head of their slot at this year's Bloodstock Open Air Festival, welcome the awesomeness that is 

TRUE BELIEVER

plus support from

Red Thirteen -
"4 piece 'Sleeze Rock' outfit - gritty & textured songs with high octane riffs and face-melting solos - *parental guidance* may cause decadent behaviour!"

Rough Estate - 
90's Grunge Rock inspired 4-piece from London, the musical work of tattoo artist Matty D'Arienzo.

*** TICKETS ONLY £5 ON THE DOOR ***
 

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SLIP DIGBY
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

SLIP DIGBY

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Scruff Of The Neck presents Club SOTN ft

Slip Digby

Concrete Caverns

Silent Fiasco

Climb The Attic

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Slip Digby
Some have said we're half way between Grunge and Soul.. Some have said we're plain Rock n' Roll..
https://soundcloud.com/slip-digby

Concrete Caverns
"With their raw riffs and politicised lyrics, Concrete Caverns epitomise the attitude and pure essence of punk music perfectly. Their sharp licks of spirited punk rawness blend with a riotous youthfulness, giving the band a sparked demeanour."
FACEBOOK: 
https://soundcloud.com/concrete-caverns

Silent Fiasco
Brixton-based alternative rock band Silent Fiasco craft music with complexity: their signature blend of cultures and ambivalence to genre cumulates in a dynamic, atmospheric sound that breaks the mould.
https://silentfiasco.bandcamp.com/releases

Climb the Attic
"""Dynamic rocknroll with a high melody quotient shades of Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro but also trace elements of Classic rock a-la Thin Lizzy, fine work”
https://soundcloud.com/climb-the-attic

 

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YAWNING MAN
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

YAWNING MAN

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Desertscene in association with Sound of Liberation are proud to announce the desert rock innovators, Yawning Man, will be coming to The Black Heart, London on 29th July 2018.

Born among the sand dunes of La Quinta, California in 1986, Yawning Man struck up the perfect sound for their surroundings; raw, flowing and psyched-out. Often playing generator parties deep in the desert, their open air jams made a huge impact on many who went on to lead the stoner rock scene. Brant Bjork, for one, has proudly stated Yawning Man are the greatest band he's ever seen. 

As if it wasn't impressive enough that they inspired many of the founding fathers of the stoner rock scene, they managed to gain their reverence without a single release for almost twenty years. The band's first official releases - the Pot Head EP and Rock Formations - dropped in 2005, confirming to the wider scene what they'd already been told; Yawning Man jam hard. Adding to that catalogue with 2016's fantastic Historical Graffiti, they continue to be one of the most exciting bands in the underground thirty years in.

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STONE FREQUENCY II
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00
DIFFERENT PEOPLE
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

DIFFERENT PEOPLE

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HOT VOX presents

DIFFERENT PEOPLE

TIDES

VICARIOUS

REDHANDED

Different People are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Essex, blending rock with a punk spirit, heavier moments akin to the 90's grunge scene and with massive soaring melodies. Formed in the early part of 2014, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew Whitta, lead guitarist Lee Sambridge, bassist Alissa Owen, and drummer David Nolan. The band soon began making a name for themselves on the Essex and London live circuit with their high energy live sets and engaging performances, supporting Scouting For Girls in November of 2014. After forging an alliance with Backwater Channel Records the band released their debut EP in 2016 entitled Picture Perfect which was followed up in 2017 with a special 2-track release featuring the songs 'Best Before/Used By' and 'Ain't To Fade (acoustic)'. The band have since returned to the studio where they have been busy crafting new material for 2 brand new EP's scheduled for release in 2018.
 

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TOKYO BLADE
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

TOKYO BLADE

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Church of Cat presents:

✞ Tokyo Blade - Heavy Metal, UK
After last year's sold out London show, Tokyo Blade are BACK! and releasing a new album -with the original line-up for the first time since 1984!
We will be showcasing the new album before they go on stage and they will be playing pretty special set list containing both old and new material- you're in for a treat!
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Tokyo Blade, from Salisbury, originally formed as White Diamond in 1979 before solidifying at Tokyo Blade in 1982. They are one of the key bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era with three classic albums from the early 80s and they're still fantastic live. Unleash the beast!
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https://www.facebook.com/tokyobladeUK/
https://youtu.be/J28mqkvzaKU
+

✞ Seven Sisters - Born in the depths of West London, Seven Sisters are a four-piece band forged from the same steel as the NWOBHM acts of yesteryear. 
They combine a love for story and folklore with virtuosity and epic atmosphere. Over the course of the album there are twists and turns that take you on a journey embellished with melody, ferocity, and twin lead guitars to create a sound that, although familiar, is Seven Sisters' alone. It can only be described as heavy metal, but it is much more than that and is sure to cement Seven Sister’s place in the thriving metal scene.
https://www.facebook.com/sevensistersuk/
https://sevensistersuk.bandcamp.com/album/seven-sisters

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WYCHHOUND
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

WYCHHOUND

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WYCHHOUND: 
Wychhound are a genre defying band. A band you cant cage or define. There are no walls or rules here... Wychhound draw on each others influences to create their unique blend of heavy melodic riff-laden tunes, that will take you on an unforgettable journey... With their debut self-titled EP, sonically captured by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Cathedral, Electric Wizard, Ghost) in tow, Wychhound are here.

https://www.facebook.com/wychhoundband/
https://wychhound.bandcamp.com/releases


BUTCHER IN THE FOG:
A no nonsense heavy band from London, taking elements from metal, rock, punk and noise, sticking it together and getting on with it. 

https://www.facebook.com/Butcher.in.the.Fog 
https://butcherinthefog.bandcamp.com


MOUNTAINS:
Based out of London, England, heavy three-piece Mountains take the threads of stoner, prog and grunge and weave them together into a tapestry of huge. Applying the dynamics and emotion of early 90’s alt to a hefty desert groove, theirs is a sound both familiar and new. Mountains sit comfortably in both the stoner and alternative scenes and with ‘Dust in the Glare’ they have carved out an ambitious message of intent.

https://www.facebook.com/mountainsuk/
https://mountains-uk.bandcamp.com/

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FRIDAY 13TH DEATH METAL MASSACRE
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

FRIDAY 13TH DEATH METAL MASSACRE

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Eradication Booking Agency presents..

FRIDAY 13TH DEATH METAL MASSACRE featuring... 

DYGORA (co-headline) **EP LAUNCH SHOW**
https://www.facebook.com/DygoraBand/

ANOXIDE (co-headline)
https://www.facebook.com/Anoxideofficial/

MAGOGMAGORE (new album out now) https://www.facebook.com/magogmagore/?fref=mentions 

DEMOCRATUS (London debut)
https://www.facebook.com/democratusband/
 

N.B. Sadly Cenotaph can no longer make these dates in the UK. Refunds have been issued but the show will continue at a new lower price with the above lineup. This will be Dygoras final show so it's gonna be a killer one to attend!!

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LEONTAS
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

LEONTAS

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Scruff of the Neck presents

LEONTAS

https://soundcloud.com/leontas-565594766
"An exciting, different sounding duo. I can’t wait to hear what’s next!!" - Down The Front

plus

Northern Light Exposure

Soaring! Stiring! Shimmering! These guys are the real deal. - Andrew Lukiwski, Time Out

EGYPTIANS

Merging anthemic choruses and catchy hooks with challenging, interesting and admittedly cynical lyrics on 21st century life and zeitgeists

The Crooked Kings
There energy shows its head with emotional vocals and a fast paced choruses that will bury themselves deep inside your memory!

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VOICES - 'FRIGHTENED' ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

VOICES - 'FRIGHTENED' ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

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Old Empire in association with Artery Global proudly present:

Voices
'Frightened' album release show
Download new track 'Petrograph' now:
https://soundcloud.com/user-12313194

plus support
Diamat

"Finally we are able to bring our new music to the live arena. This is our night to exhibit, in its purest form, the new material from FRIGHTENED our 3rd album. Collaborating once more with Old Empire we are building our set for the night which promises the new, the old and the unexpected. Voices know that London understands our plight. Come share the love, hate and twisted dreamworld with us together, as one."
 

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THE FACEMELTER : A SUDDEN BURST OF COLOUR
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

THE FACEMELTER : A SUDDEN BURST OF COLOUR

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Chaos Theory presents THE FACEMELTER ft

A Sudden Burst Of Colour

Hoggs Bison

Theo

Get a taste of some of the freshest sounds from the post-rock, post-punk and math rock scenes, with three projects fusing familiar sounds in new ways.

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A Sudden Burst of Colour

Hailing from Motherwell, Scotland, this quartet captures fans of electronic, ambient, dance and rock music with their soundscapes and encapsulating songwriting. Their sound is bright, shimmering and generally uplifting.

Their recent single "I Am The Storm" was premiered on Daniel P. Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and they're currently in pre-production for their forthcoming album, which is due for release at the end of the year

The instrumental quartet have four globally acclaimed EP releases under their belt, which is evidenced by features from BBC Introducing, The Scotsman, Earmilk (USA), Arctic Drones (Turkey), Stereofox (Germany) and many more, so this is a good time to catch them before they break into the wider world.

https://asbocmusic.bandcamp.com/

''Atmospheric, warming, ethereal, uplifting" - Punktastic

"A whole, a fun and meditative frolic through realms of bright notes and fuzzy ideas." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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Hoggs Bison

A moody, almost post-punk Slint-like sound from this Bristol-based band, who've been making ripples in the math rock scene already, with a set at ArcTanGent Festival and recent support slots with AxesPoly-Math and I, The Lion.

Their debut album "Aeons" was included in Fecking Bahamas' Top 50 albums of 2018, so we can't wait to see what these guys can do live!

https://hoggsbison.bandcamp.com/

"Unassuming, slow-build instrumentals delivering highest rewards" - Echoes And Dust

"While the music is still played with a technical brilliance, there is a warmth to the bands sound that definitely makes the stand out" - Circuit Sweet

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Theo

A rare gig from the soloist, who creates layers of tight guitar melodies and riffs by looping them over and over again, before sitting down at his drum kit and smashing out some fantastic rhythms to them.

The range of dynamics and changes he achieves, as well as his ability to make the entire piece a coherent tune from start to finish, is astonishing.

We've seen him perform around the country, including at ArcTanGent and at our late night Facemelter with Poly-Math and EVILLOOKINGBIRD, so we're glad to see him make a return.

https://loopsofdeath.bandcamp.com/

"An extraordinary maelstrom of soundscapes, loops, beats and power" - Louder Than War Magazine

 

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ROMANCES
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

ROMANCES

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Scruff of the Neck presents

Romances
Romances are indicative of what makes their hometown of London beautiful - International multiculturalism, freedom, expression, creation and rock and roll.
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/romancesband
LISTEN: www.soundcloud.com/romancesband
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L Sicario
Guitar driven, arid soundscapes with an energetic groove smothered in unique vocal harmonies and original lyrics
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Lsicariolondon
LISTEN: (Used only for demos) https://soundcloud.com/user-170957719
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Blind Pilgrim
"“Swaggering blues rock from an outfit who sound more like their from the Mississippi Delta than London.” - Time Out
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FACEBOOK: https://m.facebook.com/BlindPilgrim/?locale2=en_GB
LISTEN: https://m.soundcloud.com/blind-pilgrim
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Vigilantes
The heinous love-child of Morrissey and Noel Gallagher...on a bad day. 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thevigilantesmusic?ref=ts&fref=ts
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/evervigilantemusic
 

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THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS

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The Black Heart in association with United Talent Agency proudly present:

THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS
http://www.thomaswynnandthebelievers.com/

plus Pat Dam Smyth


Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £10 (adv)

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

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Meet Thomas Wynn & The Believers, an American band with a striking new organic rock record about building a better life, a life you really believe in. Named #1 Rock Band and #1 Country/Folk Band in the city for seven consecutive years by the Orlando Weekly, Thomas Wynn & The Believers are breaking beyond the Southern rock scene with the release of their new album, Wade Waist Deep, their Mascot Label Group debut. 

The record is packed with the facts that make American music timeless—the deep Southern heat of the guitars, the complex, pulsing rhythms, and the male-female vocal harmonies that sound like only a brother and sister can. Breathtakingly in-sync with his vocalist sister, Olivia Wynn, Thomas Wynn sings about overcoming fear to become the person you were meant to be. Wynn, who fell in love with The Band’s first album Music from Big Pink in his early teens, while his peers were into Green Day, brings classic country rock and soul into the new century with tunes that evoke the best of CSNY, Levon Helm, and John Prine.

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