Heretic, Sirius and Re-Animator Promotions are proud to present a truly monumental slab of pure, unadulterated Doom and Sludge from across The Pond. Relapse Records‘ critically-acclaimed Psychedelic Doomsters WINDHAND are joined by Blackened Sludge Titans INTER ARMA, both hailing from Richmond, Virginia, USA with sterling support provided by Birmingham’s finest Psych Doomsters, the mighty ALUNAH and Nottingham’s superlative hate-fuelled Sludgers IRON SWAN.
If you have the iron will and titanic constitution to survive this truly monolithic bill, prepare yourself!
The event takes place at The Asylum 2 in Hockley (not, as Relapse Records have stated, at Scruffy Murphy’s) on Sunday 13th April 2014!
Venue – The Asylum, 38 – 43 Hampton St, Hockley, Birmingham, B19 3LS
Room – The Asylum 2
Date – Sunday 13th April 2014
Doors – 7pm
Tax – £8 Advance, £10 on the door.
Advance tickets from –
Heretic Promo Big Cartel – http://hereticpromotions.bigcartel.com/product/windhand-inter-arma-support-advance-ticket-bham-13-4-2014
Sirius Promo Big Cartel –
In 2009, Aschiah Bogdan, Parker Chandler, Dorthia Cottrell, Garrett Morris and Ryan Wolfe came together in Richmond, VA in the USA to form a band. Their brand of Stoner Doom Metal has seem them being compared to Electric Wizard, Blood Ceremony, the Devil’s Blood and Black Sabbath.
Three years after their inception, in March 2012, Windhand released their self-titled debut, which quickly became an underground hit, selling out of multiple vinyl presses in a matter of months. It was recorded and mixed at the Dark Room by Garrett Morris and mastered at Slipped Disc Audio by Bill McElroy in 2011. After a steady touring schedule, the band collaborated with Richmond brethren Cough on a split entitled “Reflections of the Negative” which was released by Relapse Records in April 2013. Windhand officially signed to Relapse Records in March 2013, releasing their highly anticipated second album, and Relapse Records debut, SOMA in late 2013.
“They also make you want to jump out of your chair and start stomping around the workplace punching co-workers as you go by in a mindless haze.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“This album is clear in its intention to be the heaviest bout of doom to grace one’s eardrums in some time.” – Metal Underground
INTER ARMA (USA)
Formed in 2006, Inter Arma are one of the most talked about heavy bands to emerge from Richmond, VA .
The band (consisting of T.J. Childers – Drums, Steven Russell – Guitars, Trey Dalton – Guitars, Mike Paparo – Vocals, Joe Kerkes – Bass) formed in 2006, releasing their crushing debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010 to much critical acclaim. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances.
After Sundown‘s release, Inter Arma began a rigorous DIY touring schedule, playing shows with bands like Cough, Krallice, Mutant Supremacy, Castevet, Royal Thunder, Ken Mode, The Body, Hull, Batillus, Black Breath and many more.
In 2012, the band released a 12″ EP entitled Destroyer via Toxic Assets Records. Based on the strength of this EP they were snapped up by Relapse Records and embarked on a self-booked month long tour.
The band excitedly commented: “It’s pretty crazy to think that we’ll be tacitly associated with bands like Neurosis, Amorphis, Human Remains, diSEMBOWELMENT, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Incantation, Mastodon, et al. That’s a pretty high standard to hold yourself to, but we’ll give it our damndest.”
West Midlands-based Alunah are not part of any scene. This is a band that carves their own path, fusing elements of Doom, Psych and Classic Heavy Rock with earthy hypnotic vocal melodies to create a truly unique sound.
The band, consisting of Soph Day (vocals and guitar), Dave Day (guitar), Dan Burchmore (bass), Jake Mason (drums) have spent the last 7 years building a reputation for being one of the most hardworking and consistent live bands in the country. They have played prestigious festivals such as DesertFest (Berlin and London), Heavy Days in Doom Town in Copenhagen and Hard Rock Hell in North Wales as well as going out on European dates with international artists such as Saint Vitus, Trouble, Paradise Lost, High on Fire and The Sword.
They will release their third album on Napalm Records in 2014, which follows their debut Call of Avernus (2010) and the critically acclaimed second album, White Hoarhound (2012).
Light up the candles, fire up the incense, close the curtains and open your mind.
IRON SWAN (UK)
In the year 2010, brothers Thom and Loz began forging thick, dirty sludge-doom in a building that should have been condemned. The sheer horror of their foetid creation forced them to abandon the room, stop playing music and never speak of that time again.
Several years later in 2012, with their minds and ears seemingly recovered, they initiated two well-known warlords (Ben Gaten and Tom Doidge) into their fold, dusted off their monolith speaker cabinets and immersed themselves once more in the project.
Dealing in crushing riffs, disorientating feedback and irresponsible volume, Iron Swan are the perfect soundtrack to life in a dirty, broken and violent place. Like Nottingham legends Fudge Tunnel and Iron Monkey before them, the band carry on a grand tradition of angering the public and providing genuine catharsis for audiences who crave the Unholy Trinity of Riff, Rhythm and VOLUME.
Having laid waste to venues like Rock City and The Corporation alongside respected bands EYEHATEGOD, TORCHE and BOSSK to name few, Iron Swan are on the verge of recording their magnum opus debut album, Northern Grief.