BERRIES
Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

BERRIES

Scruff of the Neck presents

BERRIES
One of the hottest looking prospects on the London guitar-led scene - We Close Tonight

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BerriesBand
LISTEN: www.soundcloud.com/Berriesband
TWEET: @Berriesbanduk
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The Opera Comic
"Packed full of energy, laced with wit and intelligence... impossible to dislodge from your cranium." - Clash

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/theoperacomic/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/theoperacomic
TWEET: @theoperacomic
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The Dabhands
Combining funk/hiphop rhythm elements with huge guitars and impeccably crafted melodic earworms

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pg/thedabhands/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/the-dabhands
TWEET: @thedabhands
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The Barratts
Striving to rebel against the “I’m so Indie, smell my Chamomile beard” plague that has swept every coffee-drinking corner of the nation.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBarratts/
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/the-barratts 

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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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VENTENNER
Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

VENTENNER

Ventenner

Ventenner are riding high on their current tour in support of their new album “Invidia”.  This year saw them wowing audiences for Skinny Puppy, Revolting Cocks and KMFDM with their deliciously dark tunes, gritty vocals and crushingly heavy guitars and electronics. This is a chance to witness Ventenner take a sledgehammer to a more intimate setting ….or indeed a pneumatic drill!

Formed in London, Ventenner is an alternative rock hybrid, blending metal, atmospheric electronics, and doomy riffs. Despite starting life as an industrial rock orientated solo project, Ventenner have grown and evolved to occupy a genre all their own.

Their debut album, 'This Is The Reason', was released in 2012. A blend of industrial rock and electronica, it paved the way for Ventenner's entry into the London scene, gaining a following, and opening for industrial bands from around the world. 2014's 'Distorture' showed Ventenner exploring a much darker sound. A sprawling, immersive and much darker album, it was the foot in the door to the industry that Ventenner aimed for, landing larger shows, label interest and raising their profile in the scene.

Their latest album, 'Invidia', released in 2017 has shown to be their strongest offering yet. This new record presents a sound much heavier and more visceral in intent. Influenced by their time spent over the last two years on the live scene, 'Invidia' is the bands most critically acclaimed album yet. Hailed as Ventenner's reclaiming of industrial rock for the UK and a serious contender for breaking in to the mainstream scene.

As a band, Ventenner cover a broad spectrum, both in their sound and their work. A solid and varied discography, intense live shows and a collection of work including remixes, TV and film and collaborations.

Little Death Machine

Little Death Machine are named in reference to the French phrase “le petit mort” which describes an orgasm, so do brace yourself!  They are a 3-piece audio-visual art rock band that defy being pigeon holed. They have taken their immersive live show out with the likes of Psychic TV, Slaves, Queen Qwong, Nova Twins and God Damn. They bring their dark and menacing sounds to the stage on the back of their most recent single release "Midnight Blue"  

"striking gold with each live performance"  - bestnewbands

“I like what they bring to the table – and their live shows are very special indeed, it’s bloody hard, it’s bloody hard standing out from the crowd – and they really do stand out” – Fresh On The Net

“Midnight Blue is exceptional, in my biased opinion one of the best things Little Death Machine has done” – Gypsy Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ZYPruxJRU

DownFromAbove

 Like an angel with dirty fingernails, DownFromAbove are a tantalising contradiction, one that juxtaposes bittersweet melodies with menacing guitar riffs, instinctive pop sensibility against growling bass lines and twisted synths, ethereal calm in opposition to hard driving beats and rhythms.

Comprised of vocalist Anastasia Resurrection and guitarist Rob Ackerman, and inspired by acts ranging from Blondie to Nine Inch Nails, DownFromAbove have honed their electronica driven hard rock via the highs and lows of the London club scene, and are now looking to bring their distinctive blend of heavy soundscapes and trippy dark angelic vocals to a wider audience.

Driven to propel rock music into the future, DownFromAbove look to both enrapture the senses whilst still delivering an intensely visceral, emotional punch, all the while creating music that is simultaneously as familiar as it is unknown.

NAKED PLAYERS:

Naked Players - emerging rapidly from the depths of the London underground circuitry, this bass and drums duo redefine the term “alternative rock” with their uniquely alternative, yet distinct retro contemporary blend of song.

The Naked Players bass and drums duo concept is the brainchild of London based recording artist and composer Imran Hanif. Just so you know -  as a composer Imran has written recognisable themes major brands, including the likes of BBC, Toyota, Nestle, Adidas, Sky and various feature films published by Universal.

A SOUND SCIENCE - What might sound like 2 guitars, bass and keys is not! Its tones generated by Imran’s own bespoke concept design bass guitar fx pedal board and amps, which is the signature sound of Naked Players.  Imran’s approach to playing and writing songs on the bass, defies draconian muso laws that have governed sheepish purists, who think that bass guitar should sit behind a wash of moving traffic = dum di dum doom di di doom dom doom and so on.

Define Naked Players - Imran says: “Our seamless minimalistic approach to song using three instruments (Voice/Bass/Drums) makes us feel very naked and exposed, but ultimately free.  Naked Players in its pure honesty focuses on hooks, riffs and rhythms.

The philosophy of the Naked Players is a simple one : Stay Naked - Stay Blessed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vIAcbcHfks

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HALLOWEEN BLOOD BATH
Oct
28
to Oct 29

HALLOWEEN BLOOD BATH

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The Black Heart annual Halloween spectacular is almost upon us.
We have an absolute beast of a line up for you all with live tunes courtesy of Slabdragger, Under & Trevor's Head. Hard and Hairy tunes downstairs from our friends Born Again- Heavy Metal Soundhouse. Tasty as hell food from The Devils Kitchen and a special beer tap takeover from Norwegian nutters Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri. And as usual its all FREE.
Its the best party of the year, so get dressed up and come get weird with us.

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THE FACEMELTER : POLY-MATH
Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

THE FACEMELTER : POLY-MATH

A tornado of math rock, prog and technical metal from three jawdropping instrumental bands, with a brand new album being launched by the Brighton-based scene legends.

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Poly-Math

The perfect balance of intricate musicianship, infectious hooks, heart-pounding melodies and nuanced buildups. We've watched his Brighton-based trio rise and rise from a startup project with a couple of singles into a pinnacle and example to all fledgling bands in the math rock scene.

Tonight they launch a new album, which, like every one of their releases, has been hugely anticipated.

https://wearepolymath.bandcamp.com/

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Masiro

An immense display of grooves, riffs and technical ability, as this instrumental trio bring in elements of tech metal, prog and even funk to create vastly impressive masterpieces. 

Their performance at The Facemelter in February was second to none.

https://masiro.bandcamp.com/

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Asian Death Crustacean

A relatively new band who have been taking on fans across the scene with every live performance. An extraordinary display of talent, these guys flit effortlessly between ambient post-rock and jarringly perfect metal riffs to tap into the palettes of a wide range of audiences.

They blew us away when supporting Alpha Male Tea Party and VALERIAN SWING in April.

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2 MINUTOS
Nov
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

2 MINUTOS

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Rock al parque 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BdIlaCwgYA

20 años no es nada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqiO-z2Jw58&t=1663s

Luna park 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEKlL3EFIrI

The band was formed in 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their debut was in 1989 in the middle of Argentina ́s economic crisis (hyperinflation), when the president Alfonsin was ending his period and Carlos Menem was taking over.

2 minutos started as a 4-member band: Walter “Mosca” Velázquez on voices, Indio on guitars, Alejandro “Papa” Ainadjian on bass and Marcelo Ares on drums.

Their first album was released in 1994, called Valentín Alsina as their home town. This album includes the hit song Ya no sos igual that was already recorded for an independent compilation of punk rock and hardcore bands called Invasión 88.

With “Valentin Alsina” they sold 50 thousand copies and achieved being denominated breakout band of the year by SI supplement of Clarín (newspaper).

2 minutos started to make some noise that same year when, together with Attaque 77, were the opening show for Motörhead and Ramones at Velez Sarfield Stadium, playing for 45,000 people.

In 1995, they recorded “Volvió la alegría, Vieja!” and started touring around America, becoming the first argentinian punk rock band to play in the legendary CBGB in USA.

In 1996 they opened the show for The Ramones at River Plate Stadium. The next year, they released “Postal 97”, which includes the song “gatillo fácil” that sold 15,000 copies only in one month. Two years later, they recorded their 4th album, “Dos minutos de advertencia” and later that year they released “Novedades”.

Their album Antorchas was edited by 2000 and their seventh record production was released in 2002 under the name “Vida Monótona”. In 2004 they presented Superocho which contains 16 new tracks composed with the same power and energy as always, recorded at El Pie Studios. In 2006 “Un mundo de sensaciones” was released, produced by Juanchi Baleirón from Los Pericos. This album counts with the participation of many musicians such as Sebastián Teysera from La vela puerca, Claudio O ́Connor, Juanchi Baleirón and Diego Blanco from Los Pericos.

By that time, the band had new members, Pablo Velmondo on guitars, Pedro Pedrozo on guitars and Monty Montes on drums.

In 2007 the band celebrated their 20th anniversary with the album “20 años no es nada”, along with a CD+DVD recorded live at Obras Stadium. Later that year, they returned to the same place for the Festival “30 years of Punk”, organized by Los Violadores, counting with the participation of Cadena Perpetua.

In 2010 they edited “Vamos a la granja/Directo al infierno” which has four cover songs: “Fantasma” by Daniel Melero, “Todavía una canción de amor” by Joaquín Sabina, “Ave de paso” by Sandro and “Straight to Hell” by The Clash.

In 2013 they edited “Valentín Alzheimer”, referencing the 20th anniversary of their hit album “Valentín Alsina”.

On September 4th 2016, 2 minutos played at the symbolic stadium “Luna Park” to celebrate their “Cachi 30 tour” (Almost 30 tour). The house was full and it counted with several guests such as Flavio Cianciarulo from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Maikel from Kapanga, Hugo from Doble Fuerza, Chino Vera and Edu from Cadena Perpetua among other distinguished artists from Argentina.

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RIVAL KARMA
Dec
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

RIVAL KARMA

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Rival Karma’s sound evokes London’s inebriating melancholy as much as the raunchiness in American Rock. This power duo is intent on delivering buzzing riffs and an overall solid fix of rock. When they get together to play, they come up with a sound that is heavy and fresh. They have a string of London gigs coming up, and are also getting ready to tour Europe this coming October, so keep an ear to the ground…

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CANVAS
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

CANVAS

Anivian Promotions presents:

Canvas - 'Worry' Album Launch Show.

On 6th October Canvas release their debut album 'Worry' through Basick Records. 

They come to London to celebrate the release on 12th October with LIFETIGHT, My/Bitter/Half and Craft-D. 

£6 ADV /// £8 OTD

Canvas
'Medicate Me'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ZTJFM6wxs

LIFETIGHT
'Energy'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbCUAargbP0

My/Bitter/Half
'Bleak'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HN9-Xxg8xE

Craft-D
'Earthquakes'
https://youtu.be/mjrYa-dLdo8

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PAY NO RESPECT
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

PAY NO RESPECT

Anivian Promotions present:

Pay No Respect head to The Black Heart in October, as part of their final ever tour. Joined by special guests Carbine and No Second Chance.

Tuesday 10th October 2017
The Black Heart, Camden
18+ Please bring valid photo iD
£7 ADV /// £9 OTD
Doors 7pm

Pay No Respect
Hope For The Hopeless: 
youtube.com/watch?v=_wnG1tHdARc

Carbine
Violation:
youtube.com/watch?v=gmZYYlr2XCs

No Second Chance
Remain Strong:
youtube.com/watch?v=7V42jGKk7LM

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WEEND'Ô
Oct
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

WEEND'Ô

A joint effort between Lilith Promotions and WEEND'Ô bringing you a night of prog at The Black Heart in Londonl with guest Jade Vine.

Tickets are £5adv + booking fee or £7otd.

WEEND'Ô:

The musical universe of Weend'ô is a subtle mix of rock, between Pink Floyd's ambiant references and Tool's modern riffs. The harmonized and uncluttered arrangements support an original, powerful voice; emotionally charged.
Weend'ô explores the depths of the human psyche: its qualities and faults, its fears and joy, its relationships... The lyrics are written from real experiences and through neo progressive rock, the audience is invited to a journey from the inside. Whether incisive or sensitive, Weend'ô «speaks» to our hearts and our souls. Their 1st album was released on January 2012 with Olivier Marot (France) and in January 2013, new versions were brought by a producer/international keyboardist Stephane De.Reine (Los Angeles).

https://www.facebook.com/pg/weendoband/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr_YwSzjCe0

Jade Vine:

Jade Vine is a five piece, London based rock band with an alternative/prog rock twist. The band was originally formed by brothers Constantine (guitars, vocals) & Marios Magdalinos (guitars, vocals) in 2006. Constantine & Marios started writing the first songs and gigged extensively as a duet for two years in several pubs and bars around London under the name “Uncaused Creation”.

In 2008, the band was joined by Babis Margaritidis (drums, percussion) and Achilles Hilmi (bass). The band gigged a lot at every possible venue of the city, building a quite respectable fan base and in 2009 recorded a demo album which would prove to be the base of their forthcoming debut album. 2012 meant to be a huge year of change for the band, reforming with the departure of Achilles Hilmi and the addition of a new member Roy Stewart on bass and changing the name to “Jade Vine” while forging a different musical direction.

Catalyst of this change was the collaboration with Daniel Cavanagh from the well known band in the prog circles “Anathema”. Jade Vine teamed up with the charismatic songwriter/producer and guitarist of Anathema who took over the role of the co-producer and general supervisor of their first album.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheJadeVineUK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etT4rVrGyXc

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BUTCHER IN THE FOG
Oct
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

BUTCHER IN THE FOG

Butcher in the Fog
Death Pedals
Golden Legacy
Silverchild

Self explanatory line up really! 

butcherinthefog.bandcamp.com

New album is iminient, you can hear all the songs before they are released however by coming along to the gig! 

https://deathpedals.bandcamp.com/

London legends Death Pedals have been smashing it at festivals across the UK all Summer and we have wanted to get them on one of our nights since we started promoting. Always intense and always awesome!

https://goldenlegacy.bandcamp.com/

A surprise gig from Golden Legacy, the only chance you will get to see this band performing this year. After creating a buzz on the scene in 2016 the band have gone into hiding and recorded a brand new EP to be released on Sleight of Hand Records at a later date. For now tho, make sure you don't miss this band as you never know how long it is going to be for a chance to see them live again! 

https://silverchild.bandcamp.com/releases

Silverchild are a well established Hard Rock band from Stoke-on Trent. Mainly influenced by the Hard Rock legends of the 70s, they combine catchy riffs, punchy vocals and a heavy groove to create a sound that is uniquely anchored in both the past and the present.The band are constantly gigging and to date have supported the likes of Orange Goblin, Mars Red Sky and Karma to Burn

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TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : MATERIA
Oct
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : MATERIA

Trauma PR Presents: 

The London tour date for Polish metallers Materia PLUS Alaina Roar, I, The Dreamer and introducing Knave (Members Of For The Oracle) LIVE at The Black Heart on October 4th!

Trauma PR, showscasing some of the UKs fresh & newest talent for metal and alternative rock in the south! 

DOORS 7PM // £5 ADV / £7 OTD // 18+

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Materia /

https://www.facebook.com/materia.metal/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uNyvpS8V9c
https://www.facebook.com/pg/materia.metal/videos/?ref=page_internal

Alaina Roar /

https://www.facebook.com/AlainaRoar/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJxU9ZjyqSk&feature=youtu.be

An Endless Cycle. /

https://www.facebook.com/AnEndlessCycle/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3m37g869Ac

Plus

Introducing - Knave (for member of For The Oracle)

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MORASS OF MOLASSES
Oct
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

MORASS OF MOLASSES

HIGH OR DIE presents THEE ELECTRIC ACID SABBATH!

A night of HEAVY PSYCH showing Sunday, October 1st at The Black Heart. Featuring:

Morass Of Molasses
https://morassofmolasses.bandcamp.com/

Reading fuzzlords return to London as the culmination of their six date tour in support of their debut LP 'These Paths We Tread'. Having shared stages with the likes of Crowbar, Orange Goblin, Ohhms, Vodun, Elephant Tree and Desert Storm they'll be hitting the Black Heart in peak form, fresh from a second appearance at Bloodstock.

GREEN LUNG
https://greenlung.bandcamp.com/

Formed in April this year, Green Lung have already established themselves as one of the most exciting new bands on the London stoner/doom scene with their debut single 'Green Man Rising' lauded by the likes of The Obelisk and Ripple Music. Complex heavy psych riffage, soaring melodic vocals and 70s folk horror vibes.

Etc.

Crusty antifascist sludge, from members of Cavalli, First and Lamo.

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ALAZKA
Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

ALAZKA

TIDAL CONCERTS present

ALAZKA

plus special guests

Based in Western Germany, ALAZKA started their journey in 2012 as Burning Down Alaska.

After a few personell changes they released their debut EP “Values & Virtues” in March 2015 via

Redfield Records. Since then they have played four European tours, including their own headline

tour and the “Impericon Never Say Die! Tour“, as well as several well known festivals across Europe

(With Full Force, Summer Breeze, Graspop Metal Meeting, Southside Festival e.g.). Further they

have played support shows for Bands like Northlane, The Ghost Inside and Parkway Drive on

several occasions. In January 2016 Kassim Auale joined the band as a second vocalist. He first

appeared on the song “Blossom” which was released right before their first European headline

tour. At the end of March 2017 the band announced that they have changed their name to

ALAZKA, as they felt like the time had come to finally choose a name that fits the musical style and

personality the band strived for, since their old name was something they had chosen back when

the band was founded and most of the current members were not even a part of the band.

Following the name change, ALAZKA have signed to Arising Empire and Sharptone records and

released their first single under the new name “Empty Throne” on April 7th.

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THE SUN NEVER SET
Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

THE SUN NEVER SET

Trauma PR Presents: 

The Sun Never Set PLUS special guests Everest, Sidelines & Ivory Fire!

Trauma PR, showscasing some of the UKs fresh & newest talent for metal and alternative rock in the south! 

DOORS 7PM // £5 ADV / £7 OTD // 18+

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The Sun Never Set //

https://www.facebook.com/thesunneverset/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZIsTC7UWSo

Everest UK

https://www.facebook.com/everestbanduk
https://youtu.be/JrgxbvK69Ck

Sidelines //

https://www.facebook.com/SidelinesUK/
https://youtu.be/2bspAdI98lk

Ivory Fire //

https://www.facebook.com/ivoryfireofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrZ0i0DPpFs

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