PLAYGROUND CIRCUS
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

PLAYGROUND CIRCUS

PLAYGROUND CIRCUS / RxR / ON A HIDING TO NOTHING / SWEATER SONGS / TRIPLE SUNDAE
live at the BLACK HEART!

We ain't got no place to go, So let's go to the punk rock show!

FRONTIERER
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

FRONTIERER

Based across Scotland, Portugal and America, Frontierer has progressed from an online project between Pedram Valiani and Chad Kapper to a live band promoting a "for free" music model and a convenience-based performance schedule.

With the 1st birthday of their debut album 'Orange Mathematics' recently passed, Frontierer seeks to punish as many corners of the globe as is feasible by adopting a selective, limited performance rota. This is a rare opportunity to see live music with a "zero bullshit" approach.

The band performed their first live debut at UK Tech Metal Fest in July of 2016, paving the way for further live opportunities in 2017 and 2018. Frontierer's second album is nearing completion.

NICK OLIVERI
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

NICK OLIVERI

Desertscene are ecstatic to announce that they are bringing Nick Oliveri's Death Acoustic to London.

Support: TBC

Oliveri should be no stranger to fans of heavy, with his roll call of bands reading like a dream festival lineup. First cementing his place in stoner rock legend as a bassist in Kyuss, he then took things to the next level with Queens of the Stone Age. His own project, Mondo Generator, continued down the raucous path, and if that’s not enough for you, his work with Dwarves, Masters of Reality and countless others should prove why he’s one of the most recognisable bassists in all of heavy music.

Death Acoustic are a different kind of heavy. Stripped down but not slowed down, packing all the punch and energy you’d usually expect from a stack of amps. Many musicians offer up a softer side in their acoustic shows, Nick Oliveri goes in the other direction; upping to new degrees of intensity to compensate for the unplugged environment. Bound to be one of our most unique shows of the year, be sure not to miss Nick Oliveri Death Acoustic when they hit London.

Book your tickets today.

THE FACEMELTER : LUMINOUS BODIES
Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

THE FACEMELTER : LUMINOUS BODIES

A banger of a night with more new bands, old friends and legends who we've been wanting to work with for ages.

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Luminous Bodies

A collective that crams in heroes from Terminal CheesecakePart Chimp,Gum Takes Tooth, Apes Fight Back and Psychic Pussies into one double-drum psychedelic giant riff-slug.

Whether they're playing with rock giants or DIY nights in sweaty basements, they're always absolutely awesome to be in the room with. They've shared the stage with Wrekmeister HarmoniesPigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs,Oozing Wound11PARANOIASThe Cosmic DeadMUGSTARKylver,TAMAN SHUD and Casual Nun, and are a juggernaut which apparently will never let anything stop it.

Grab their self-titled album from Box Records now.

https://boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com/album/luminous-bodies

"One of a kind, with their chaotic energy often making it appear like they are about to come unstuck, before pulling it all together and sublimely emerging unscathed." - The Quietus

"One of the most entertaining experiences there is." - Echoes And Dust

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Sky:Lark!

A fusion of noise, grooves, distortion and reckless abandon. This London trio bring together funky basslines, saxophone blasts, sludgey riffs and raw punk riffs to create an animal that they say is all about exorcising bad feelings and sweating out the ill will.

With some quality releases already under their belt, including their brilliant 12", released last year, they are now finishing up writing for their 5th and 6th releases, and might potentially record a split with Art Of Burning Water.

They've had three European tours and two UK tours, we discovere them when they played at BLEH!Fest and Cosmic Carnage, and played twice withEnablers on two separate tours.

Fans of punk, grind, noise and rock need to see these guys.

https://skylark.bandcamp.com/

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Nasty Little Lonely

Back at The Facemelter after almost three years! Since then, this mutant brainchild of bassist and vocalist Charlie Beddoes and guitarist Ben Fisher has been creating more grungey, post-punk industrial songs, as catchy as they are disturbing. When we saw them at Artrocker's night lately, they'd become a sludgier, heavier version of their former selves. Which was awesome.

Currently joined by multi-instrumentalist Martin Grech Official on drums and samples (who's collaborated with Jeff Buckley, TesseracT and yourcodenameis:milo), the band have furthered their reputation as a great live act and have supported The WytchesGod DamnBO NINGENLydia LunchCold in Berlin and Shitwife.

Come on now.

www.nastylittlelonely.com

"Immersed in the deluge of feedback and reverb and fuzz are hooks – good hooks – grooves and melody." - Louder Than War Magazine

PEARL JAMM
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

PEARL JAMM

Pearl Jamm were formed in London, England by 5 dedicated, hardworking and professional musicians, who were brought together with a love and passion for Pearl Jam.  The band puts on an exciting stage show that authentically recreates the sound, look and feel of the Seattle giants. They put their love for Pearl Jam at the heart of their performance and are guaranteed to please any fan of Pearl Jam.

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS

LAST UK SHOW FOR TEIRESIAS PROMOTIONS
It has been a fun journey for us all so we will make sure to give you a “deeeecent” goodbye.
Don’t miss your chance to party with us one last time.
Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus will ride down to UK to pierce you with their Spirit Knives
Enos will come “back to earth” to launch a gigantic collision of sounds.

JEREMY IRONS AND THE RATGANG MALIBUS (SE)
https://www.facebook.com/JeremyIronsandtheRatgangMalibus/?fref=ts
Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus are a psychedelic four-piece band from Eskilstuna, Sweden. 

Originally formed around 2004, with a core line-up of Karl Apelmo (vocals, guitars) and Mikael Pettersson (guitars). They scored a demo, had some live gigs and quite a few line-up alterations. However, around 2005 they more or less disbanded, the fluid line-up situation and the various member’s attachments to other band projects taking its toll. However, JIRM resurfaced in 2007 with most of the previous members. EP was made and released in 2009 (Elefanta), and JIRM got in touch with Swedish label Transubstans Records, subsequently hitting the studio to record an LP. The end result was issued as Bloom in May 2011, to a generally positive reception. This album was followed by their sophomore Spirit Knife released in April 2014. Their music can be described as a throwback to 70s psychedelic krautrock with stoner influences. 

Spirit Knife is, with their own worlds, the "deepest, darkest and most epic journey". Released 10 years after the original band formation, JIRM latest work, as enthusiastically reviewed by many, is a cosmic journey accompanied by the distinctive fashion of Karl's voice and howling guitars, flowing into a kaleidoscope of spaced out vibes.

"Envision Jeff Buckley jamming with Can, and you’ll have a fair gist of the fantastic voyage that awaits the armies of the Spirit Knife; an album that finds JIRM rekindling their time-traveling communion with vintage psychedelia and Krautrock, while expanding on the sonic palette revealed by the ensemble’s past full-lengths, Elefanta and Bloom." Hellbound.ca

"Their songs are a wonderful journey through a world of sound that has been indeed created by bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, but JIRM have created their own kingdom in this world" Soul Seller Magazine

"They sound so much larger than what you'd associate with a four piece group, enveloping and even overwhelming the listener just a bit" Ride With The Devil Music Blog

https://www.facebook.com/JeremyIronsandtheRatgangMalibus
http://www.jirm.se/

Spirit Knife (2014)
Bloom (2011)
Elefanta (2009)


ENOS (UK)
https://www.facebook.com/ENOSTHECHIMP/
Over the past 6 years, Enos have gained a reputation as a band to been seen and heard loud and live. A reputation that was cemented by the 2010 release of their first recording, Chapter One and backed up in 2012 with the release of All Too Human.

Enos’ music goes hand in hand with the comic they share their name with. Following the story of the eponymous chimpanzee the music switches from psychedelia, hard and solid riffing and relaxed passages to narrate the tale of Enos’ adventures.

Since the release of the band’s critically acclaimed second album All Too Human Enos have gone on to tour Europe and the UK, play several festivals, released a Live EP (The East Slope – Live EP released 2013), which previews 4 tracks from the hour long live DVD (Live at The East Slope released 2014) of the same show
“There is definitely a Pink Floyd atmosphere with Sludge/Stoner Metal overtones dealing with a time travelling space chimp.”

http://thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/enos-all-too-human-review.html
“ Enos do throw in the odd curveball from time to time, for example “Obscured” is an acoustic blues complete with slide flourishes by way of Dave Gilmour and “Up ‘n’ Down” is another acoustic workout that comes across like Jimmy Page trying his hand at some bluegrass.”
http://www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/album-reviews/e/enos-all-too-human-cd-lp-dd-2013/

CASSIA
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

CASSIA

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn't ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a "Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it's the bands we pick and the shows we promote that make the difference.

This time we present to you:

CASSIA
"Mixing warm tropical grooves with infectiously raw guitar melodies, Cassia, best served with white rum, have in just half a year grown to be one of the most buzzing bands coming out of the North of the UK.
https://www.facebook.com/wearecassia/
Twitter: @wearecassia

CORELLA
Their sound has a positive vibe with powerful vocals, funky guitars and energetic drums containing elements of funk and pop.
https://www.facebook.com/Corellamusic/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/corella-249575412
Twitter: @Corellamnc

ENGLISH HERETIC
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

ENGLISH HERETIC

English Heretic

Two years in the making, we are delighted to launch our 14th album, Wish You Were Heretic. England's fields are ploughed to reveal their sullied under soil. We plot the career of artist and huckster occultist Charles Pace, from his murals at Boleskine, via the murderous hills of Warwickshire to incredulous blasphemies on the dolce vita. An encroaching psammosere replaces the village green as we explore the undulating correspondences between M R James and Robert Graves. England's puritan dream dissolves to a leering priapic demon sphere. Pagan post punk, incantatory monologues and gnostic insinuations, Wish You Were Heretic is English Heretic's heaviest incarnation to date.

 

http://english-heretic.org.uk/

Mark Dicker with John Doran

Heavy electronic sound-play for the discerning gentlelistener from Atelier. Mark Dicker formerly of Trencher and Palehorse.

https://markdicker.bandcamp.com/

Mark will be renewing his powerful spoken word and electronic collaboration with author of Jolly Lad, John Doran.

Check out their work on the track Hypnotherapy .

https://soundcloud.com/dick-marker/01-hypnotherapy-1


DJs

Dean Brannagan (English Heretic), John Doran (The Quietus)

BTK 10 YEAR SNUFF PARTY
Apr
1
3:00 pm15:00

BTK 10 YEAR SNUFF PARTY

Basement Torture Killings achieve 10 years of murderous snuff mayhem in 2017 as well as release their latest full length audio evidence file "There's Something About Beryl" to honour this momentous occasion the annual Snuff Fest is being replaced with this murderous event featuring:

General Surgery (SWE) - Do we really need to introduce these surgeons to you? Medical Malpractice and messy blood soaked gore grind is a certainty.

Basement Torture Killings (UK) - Beryl is once again brimming with anticipation at the slaughter that awaits. Teddys going to get it and so are you!!! Since its our 10th Birthday we may even have some old friends join us in this Snuff Ritual

Kadaverficker (GER) - We met these depraved Germans in a sweaty basement in Belgium and decided they needed to join us in live murder. Drunken gore awaits

FOETAL JUICE (UK) - UK Heavy Weights (well not literally they aren't mammoths) but you know what i mean. They have shared the stage with BTK on many an occasion and it would not be a party with out them.

PaRtY-CaNnOn (UK) - Party Slams from Scotland, they also have the best logo in all of death metal.

Necrosis (UK) - Brutal Death from Bristol, currently working on there new album Necrosis are going to fuck you up.

Fractured Insanity (BE) - The very first BTK murder tour included these Tech Freaks and we can't wait for them to once again lay waste to London. 

Brutal Sphincter (BE) - Shit smeared, scat obsessed Gore Grind from Belgium

Colpocleisis (UK) - Brutal Slamming Death Insanity from Liverpool. 

Catastrophic blunt force intracranial haemorrhage leaking from ruptured eardrums (CxBxFxIxHxLxFxRxE) UK Brutal Gorenoise

So the question is what are you waiting for????? Order your tickets now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AARON KEYLOCK
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

AARON KEYLOCK

“A fabulous new talent” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Aaron Keylock is on the brink of international stardom” Daily Mirror - Top Tips for 2017

“ [A] shred-packed, flair-to-spare debut” Classic Rock

“Regal blues” Q Magazine

“New Solo Superstar” Kerrang!

If anyone can shred like Gary Moore, this young buck can” Metal Hammer

“The New UK guitar hero” Shindig

“Toe-tapping electric blues beast” Total Guitar

“UK blues sensation” Guitar Techniques

“Rollicking Southern rock” Blues in Britain

“Frantic blues...a clear and present talent” R2 Magazine

“Bursts with freshness and vitality...a striking and powerful debut” Fireworks

“It’s the kind of blues rock album you can imagine Keith Richards listening to and declaring that Keylock is a cool cat” Powerplay

“18 year old Guitar god” Dave Gilyeat, BBC Radio Oxford

Precociously amazingly talented” BBC Introducing Oxford

“This guy may only be 18 but he has chops that most young guitarists could only pray for.”  Music News

“This album should be the catalyst for him to have a long career.” All About The Rock

“A striking and powerful debut” Rocktopia

“Cut Against The Grain” is one of the finest debut record’s in years.” - Maximum Volume Music

“Believe the hype” Hard Rock Hell Magazine

“Definitely one to watch”  Devils Gate Media

“A new rockstar has arrived”  Bluebird Reviews

“[A] visionary ability” - Get Ready To Rock

“Cut Against The Grain is a precocious, prodigious debut” Planet Mosh

“Keylock’s train has well and truly left the station and is already chugging towards the promised land” Stereoboard

“Teenage guitar sensation” Cack Blabbath

“Aaron Keylock is about to take over the rock world” Dead Press

TELEPATHY
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

TELEPATHY

A one-off special event with post-metal favourites Telepathy, who are launching their new album, Canadian hypnotic doom duo ZAUM, and oneHoly Roar Records' newest signings, Wren.

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Telepathy (album launch)

Post-metal with a unique edge that engages fans of heavy riffs and haunting atmosphere alike.

From humble beginnings at early versions of The Facemelter many years ago, to perfromances with Oathbreaker, Rosetta, Year Of No Light, and festival performances at Incubate and DesertFest, The Colchester-based four-piece have carved out quite a following across Europe.

Tonight, expect to hear brand new material from their new LP, produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Cathedral, Ulver).

https://telepathyband.bandcamp.com/

"A very impressive take on the post-metal genre" - Echoes And Dust

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ZAUM

A monolithic doom, mantra-based psychedelic experience, featuring bass and drums merged with sitar and synth textures, layered with melodic vocals and Mongolian throat singing.

The huge impression they've left on post-metal, drone, post-rock and doom fans from gigs including Incubate Festival, have gained them attention from bands such as OM, Sleep and Ufomammut.

This is the duo's fourth European tour, celebrating the release of their latest album 'Eidolon'.

https://zaum.bandcamp.com/

"Layers of synths, sitars, flutes and who knows what else, build up to create a foundation of all-encompassing drone for the bands epic compositions." -The Sludgelord

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Wren

A powerhouse of raw, controlled fury. This London band flawlessly combine the aesthetics of post-metal pioneers, the bleakness and control of ambient doom and the unbridled rage of sludge metal.

Over the years, they've tested the waters with a couple of shows at The Facemelter, a few short UK tours, and more recently, have begun their climb through the ranks with the release of their latest EP 'Host' via Holy Roar Records, support slots with MinskKowloon Walled CityBosskRough Hands and Bad Guys, and a gig at the famed Incubate Festival in The Netherlands.

If ever a band encompassed seething angst that's moments away from bubbling over the surface, this is it.

https://disciplesofwren.bandcamp.com/music

"Completely steals your soul" - Heavy Planet

"Righteous in its violence, thoughtful in its execution thereof, and devastatingly heavy." - The Obelisk

THE FACEMELTER : FLIES ARE SPIES FROM HELL
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

THE FACEMELTER : FLIES ARE SPIES FROM HELL

This month The Facemelter features some truly brilliant veterans of post-rock, drone and ambient sounds, with new and seasoned projects alike.

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Flies are Spies from Hell

Formed 13 years ago, this band has climbed up from humble beginnings to international fame.

The years have seen them move on from small local gigs, to sharing the stage with behemoths such as Russian CirclesAnd So I Watch You From Afar*shelsLatitudes and Vessels, to a couple of European tours, and appearances at ArcTanGent and Dunk!festival.

One year after the release of their second album 'Underdog Underfoot', they'll finally grace the stage at The Facemelter.

https://fliesarespiesfromhell.bandcamp.com/

"Compositional elegance" - Rock Sound

"So beautiful it made me cry." - Echoes And Dust

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A-Sun Amissa

A powerful, (mostly) instrumental collective, founded and led by Richard Knox (Shield PatternsGlissandoThe Rustle of the Stars) and Angela Chan (Tomorrow We SailLanterns On The Lake, The Rustle of the Stars) that has featured an array of members and collaborators since its formation in 2011, as well as two albums out on Gizeh Records.

Producing dense, drone-like atmospheres with evocative, melodic string and woodwind sections, intertwining guitars and field recordings, their live performance is a mixture of recorded output combined with improvisation to explore progressions in the music every time.

Their ever-flowing lineup of collaborators have included members ofAmenraNadja, Gnod, Oiseaux-Tempête and Hundred Year Old Man.

https://soundcloud.com/gizeh/a-sun-amissa-part-one

"A rusted industrial aesthetic that lurks in the periphery of perception" - Rock-A-Rolla Magazine

"Back to the days when Godspeed You! Black Emperor came into our lives with their dark and apocalyptic music, warning of pre-millennial doom and despair. " - The Line Of Best Fit

"Gorgeous, shimmering and shuddering" - The 405

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Only Echoes Remain

Serving up incredibly cinematic post-rock, without becoming too cliched thanks to generous smatterings of math, ambient and classic prog influences, OER have already played with the likes of Her name is Calla,TOTORROVASAPoly-Math and Waking Aida, and will be releasing their debut LP early this year.

https://onlyechoesremain.bandcamp.com/

"Well constructed, thoughtful post-rock." - Echoes And Dust

CRAVEN IDOL
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

CRAVEN IDOL

Isengard Promotions Presents:

Craven Idol - 'The Shackles of Mammon' album release show.

Londons finest black thrash villains Craven Idol celebrate the release of their second full length album with an intimate release show at Camdens Black Heart. Due for release this April via DarkDescent Records on LP,CD and Tape

https://www.facebook.com/Craven-Idol-158945044134965/?fref=ts

Necro Ritual - Necro Ritual present a release performance for their 3rd upcoming album. One of the most ferocious, hateful live bands in the UK-not to be missed

https://www.facebook.com/Necro-Ritual-121737024557895/?fref=ts

+ Special guets:

Terra - Black metal soundscapes

https://www.facebook.com/TerraUK/?fref=ts

FREE ENTRY

THE FACEMELTER : LOST IN THE RIOTS
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

THE FACEMELTER : LOST IN THE RIOTS

Joyous math rock meets seamless prog.

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Lost in the Riots

We'll never get tired of watching these guys rise up in the math rock scene. After a year and a half, the happy riffmongers are back at The Facemelter with new material!

Their quality albums 'Stranger In The Alps' and 'Move On, Make Trails' were released on Lonely Voyage Records, were widely acclaimed and resulted in an immensely successful European tour. 

They've now shared the stage with tricot JakobToundraDelta SleepBody HoundAlpha Male Tea PartyPoly-Math MNHM and many other favourites in the scene.

It's been great seeing just how accomplished these guys are becoming over the years; come and see them at their best!

http://lostintheriots.bandcamp.com/

"Hardcore infused, instrumental math rock." - Echoes And Dust

"A wake up call to the post-rock community that a true talent has arrived and are here to stay" - The Sludgelord

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MASCHINE

A progressive band without boundaries. The UK-based group seamlessly fuses their rock roots with modern and innovative textures shaping their sound into its own unique statement, reflecting the unflinching vision of composer, lead guitarist and vocalist, Luke Machin.

They've just released their new album ‘Naturalis’ via Inside Out Music (THREE TRAPPED TIGERS65daysofstatic...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead), which takes a look into the world of natural events from both the perspective of mankind and of nature, the band are as engrossed in songwriting and story-telling as they are with technical ability.

Covering a host of dynamics, from hard-hitting riffs to delicate melodic passages, this will hit the spot for fans of a huge range of music.

http://www.maschineuk.com/

"Achieves seismic shape-shifts with Zen-like clarity." - Prog

"A dramatic and intense trip" - Louder Than War Magazine

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Los Padres

Having released a brilliant, quirky and sonically intense album last year, this duo delight in playing with experimentation, violent riffs and merciless loops.

Born from the need to break the boundaries of the traditional song-forms to see what lies beyond, these two are worth coming and discovering if you haven't had a chance to catch them around London already.

https://lospadres.bandcamp.com/

EXIT INTERNATIONAL
May
11
7:00 pm19:00

EXIT INTERNATIONAL

After giving the people's eardrums, brains, hearts and genitalia a well deserved  break, Cardiff's EXIT_INTERNATIONAL duel-bass and drum assault return for a   short run of UK shows, the first in almost 2 years.

Formed in 2008 (or was it 2009?) as a ploy to fill a support slot with The Melvins at Cardiff Barfly which never materialised, the joke grew legs and became a            devastating live act; Touring the UK, hitting Japan and Europe in between, before going into suspended animation in 2015 (Sounds better than 'hiatus' doesn't it?).

The band released the Welsh Music Prize nominiated debut 'Black Junk' (which     included the daytime radio-bothering minor hit 'Chainsaw Song') on Undergroove Records and the "100% in 60 minutes" Pledgemusic funded follow-up 'Our           Science Is Golden' to critical acclaim.

Hailed as "Ones to Watch" over consecutive years, EXIT_INTERNATIONAL's       defiance to stay a modest proposition in the face of inevitable success has seen  the band still retain a loyal cult following. 

NOCEAN
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

NOCEAN

Lilith Promotions Proudly Presents:

NOCEAN (SWE), EVYLTYDE (UK) and JADE VINE (UK) live at The Black Heart, Camden, MAY 25th.

NOCEAN

https://www.facebook.com/noceantheband

The new Swedish band Nocean plays melodious, alternative rock with metal influences and electronic elements. A clear, modern sound and heavy rhythms are combined with a strong female voice that varies from soft and sweet to tough and loud.

EVYLTYDE

https://www.facebook.com/Evyltyde/

EVYLTYDE bring the sound of traditional classic metal into the modern age with a mix of killer riffs, searing power chords and melodic vocals.

JADE VINE

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

Jade Vine is a five piece, London based rock band with an alternative/prog rock twist.

IRON WITCH
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

IRON WITCH

Iron Witch

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

http://ironwitch.bandcamp.com/

 

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Lacertilia

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

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

 

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

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

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


LOLITICS
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

LOLITICS

Your monthly dose of comedy from our favourite lefty liberal Chris Coltrane

GOODNIGHT GANDHI
Feb
19
7:00 pm19:00

GOODNIGHT GANDHI

Trauma PR Presents: 

Goodnight Gandhi

Hypophora

Young States

As Everything Unfolds

Showcasing some of the UK's fresh & newest talent for alternative rock in the south! 

FREE SPIRIT
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

FREE SPIRIT

The Black Heart proudly presents:

Free Spirit

www.freespiritrock.com

plus special guests

Doors: 7pm

Tickets: £12.50 (adv)

LARKINS
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

LARKINS

Scruff of the Neck Presents

LARKINS
"Indie Rock n'Roll is what Larkins do and they intend to provide us with the big bold anthems of the future" - Jo Good, XFM
www.facebook.com/LarkinsBand
https://soundcloud.com/thelarkins
Twitter: @LarkinsBand

SMALL VICTORIES
The band fuses an exciting blend of garage rock, psychedelia, indie and shoe-gaze, and this is evident in their debut track “Future” with it’s driving progressive rhythms and swirling guitar-led drones.
https://www.facebook.com/smallvictoriesmusic
https://soundcloud.com/smallvictoriesband
Twitter: @smallvictories0

THE CLOCKWORKS
Witty, ironic anecdotes reminiscent of The Streets and The Arctic Monkeys...A band with big dreams and a wry look on life has to go far. - Musician.ie
www.facebook.com/theclockdoesntwork
www.soundcloud.com/theclockworksband
Twitter: @daclockworks

STARTS HILL
swaggering indie pop with more than a hint of melody
https://www.facebook.com/startshill/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/startshill
Twitter: @startshill

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : ALAINA ROAR
Feb
12
7:00 pm19:00

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : ALAINA ROAR

Trauma PR Presents: 

Alaina Roar, An Endless Cycle, A Story At Three and SCUM at THE BLACK HEART!

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

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Alaina Roar //

https://www.facebook.com/AlainaRoar/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFktUJ-iIVs

An Endless Cycle //

https://www.facebook.com/AnEndlessCycle/
https://anendlesscycle.bandcamp.com/releases

A Story At Three //

https://www.facebook.com/astoryatthree/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJInFq15P7U

SCUM //

https://www.facebook.com/ScumMetal/
https://wearescum.bandcamp.com/releases

BIG MOUSE TREE HOUSE
Feb
5
7:00 pm19:00

BIG MOUSE TREE HOUSE

BIG MOUSE TREE HOUSE: The quirky, progressive hard rock band springs forth from London with a passion to twist, alter and interfere with you psychologically. 

THE FASCINATORS: Britain’s premier Drag Rock band, The Fascinators are what you get when 30s Berlin Cabaret meets glitter, grit, glamour and greasepaint. Mashing up the big sounds of epic classic rock and metal, they play what sounds like the lovechild of post punk, proto-metal, and prog rock! Not the first time Big Mouse is playing with these delightful humans!

MELTED DICE: Punkulele! Politically-inspired punk lyrics, sung by a classically-trained mezzo-soprano, layered over a reverb-charged electric uke, bass & drums. 1920s cabaret meets punk!

MARE
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

MARE

Make a Scene Promotions & Holy Roar Records present:

Mare
https://youtu.be/4221CYMzG1w

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

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

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

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

GELATO - 'WEIRD' EP RELEASE
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

GELATO - 'WEIRD' EP RELEASE

Did 2016 get you down? Feelin' grey, bored, normal?

We too thought it was high time for something WEIRD. Thus we bring it to you this Tuesday 31st of January. In the form of our new EP, & an evening of live music & feasting to end all Januaries, also featuring the talents of some of our fave weirdos:

***Special Guest*** - TBA soon!

+ Clever Thing - (from Brighton) exist in the little explored musical space between Billie Holiday and Black Flag. Mean riffs & pretty harmonies in a sea of dark grooves. Ex members of Bad For Lazarus, Pink Lizards & Atomic Kitten (no, seriously). 
https://www.facebook.com/wearecleverthing

An evening full of surprises, & watch this space for more in the meantime!

Get weird, 2017.

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

TRAUMA PR PRESENTS : BEST OF ENEMIES

Trauma PR Presents: 

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

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

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Best of Enemies // Rock (Croydon)

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


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

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


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

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


A Few Too Many // Anthemic Pop Punk

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