Holy Reefer 420 this Saturday! 18 April 2019



In case you missed it, Holy Roar are super excited to present to you this years addition of Holy Reefer 420 at Boston Music Rooms, London this Saturday! Join us and catch the following (trail)blazing bands in action:

Boss Keloid
FFO: King Crimson, Khemmis, Mastodon
https://bosskeloid.bandcamp.com/album/melted-on-the-inch

Pijn
FFO: Russian Circles, Mogwai, Amenra
https://pijn.bandcamp.com/album/loss

Secret Cutter (1st ever London show!)
FFO: Floor, Eyehategod, Godflesh
https://secretcutter.bandcamp.com/album/quantum-eraser-2

Haast's Eagled
FFO: YOB, Pallbearer, Soundgarden
https://haastseagled.bandcamp.com/

Watchcries
FFO: Wiegedood, The Secret, Nu Crust
https://watchcries.bandcamp.com/album/wraith

Tickets still available here

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MØL - I/II reissue, on vinyl for the first time ever! 29 March 2019

Holy Roar take great pride in announcing the reissue of MØL’s first two EP’s, compiling the material from their formative years onto vinyl for the very first time.

Remastered and repackaged, MØL’s ‘I’ and ‘II’ are given a new life entirely. Where critically acclaimed debut LP 'JORD' was positively cinematic in scope and depth, 'I/II' is arguably more raw and wide-eyed in the best possible way. There's a shimmering and devastating quality to their early sounds hybrid of black metal and shoegaze, for fans of My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive just as much as Altar Of Plagues and Deafheaven. MØL continue to stand as peerless in their craft.

Fans and newcomers alike should undoubtedly come away from this reissue with a deeper...

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Holy Fawn and Slow Crush on tour & Death Spells OUT NOW 22 March 2019

Happy Release day to Holy Fawn! Death Spells is out now for the first time ever on vinyl as a 2xLP package. Taking cues from Chelsea Wolfe, Sigur Ros and This Will Destroy You at their most expansive and Indian Summer-esque emo in it's most disquieting moments. Death Spells is not so much a piece of music as it is an experience of the soul.



Order your copy here and be sure to catch them with label mates Slow Crush (who are heading to the States for the first time!) on the following dates:



Mar 21 Houston - Satellite Bar
Mar 22 Austin - DreamGaze ATX
Mar 23 Dallas - Mass
Mar 24 San Antonio - The Brick
Mar 28 Tucson - Cub Congress
Mar...

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Holy Reefer incoming! 15 March 2019


Tickets are still available for our 420: Holy Reefer Fest at The Boston Music Rooms, London. Make sure you don't miss out and pick one up here.

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We Never Learned To Live unveil new single Android Anaesthetist 8 March 2019



We Never Learned To Live have just released their latest single 'Android Anaesthetist', taken from the forthcoming sophomore album 'The Sleepwalk Transmissions' out 10/05/19.
Hurtling out the gates with caustic screams and guitar grooves, the song itself unravels beautifully to reveal Satellite Years-era Hopesfall and Deftones-esque layers of post-hardcore excellence.

Pre-order your copy now: available on LP/CD/DD alongside bundles

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We Never Learned To Live announce 'The Sleepwalk Transmissions' London release show! 28 February 2019

17/05/19 - We Never Learned To Live album release show @ The Black Heart, Camden E-TICKET

In case you missed the news, We Never Learned To Live are back with an almighty bang following the announcement of their sophomore album 'The Sleepwalk Transmissions' due out 10/05/19.

Lead single Luma/Non Luma showcases the band's deft melodies at their peak as well as their already established pummelling post-hardcore, you can find the jaw droppingly stunning video here.

In celebration of the album's release, WNLTL will be playing at Our Black Heart in London on May 17th alongside label mates Conjurer and Pijn's collaboration set 'Curse These Metal Hands', as well as Modern Rituals. Tickets are up for sale now from our...

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Minors debut LP Abject Bodies OUT NOW 22 February 2019

Today marks the release of Canadian sludge and hardcore mongers Minors' debut LP 'Abject Bodies'.

"It's a much more ambitious and confident album than Atrophy and is testament to the strides a band can make in a relatively short space of time. Essential listening for nihilists the world over."

8/10 - Metal Hammer

"Abject Bodies might be tough for some listeners to take in on first listen, but it's a very essential album that shows another side to Minors and what the future holds for them."

8/10 - Exclaim


Copies still available on LP and CD here
Minors - Abject Bodies
Minors - Abject Bodies



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Holy Reefer 420 2019 15 February 2019

For this years edition of Holy Reefer 420 we are incredibly excited to announce our blazing squad for proceedings.
Featuring Boss Keloid, Pijn, Secret Cutter (first ever London show!), Haast's Eagled + Watchcries. There's a little something for everyone on the night, be it mind meltingly genre-bending prog to nu crust. It should also be noted that this will be US sludge and label powerhouse Secret Cutter's debut London show, the high is sure to be anything but mellow.

Tickets available now





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Ithaca premiere new single and video for 'Impulse Crush' on Kerrang! 14 January 2019

With their debut album 'The Language of Injury' only a matter of days away from release, Ithaca have had devastating new single 'Impulse Crush' premiered on Kerrang! The song features razor edge savagery from Ithaca, with riffs aplenty, and contains one of the best breakdowns in recorded history. With a colourful and chaotic video to go with it, 'Impulse Crush' will put a spring in your spin kick.


Check out the video here!


Ithaca's crushing debut 'The Language of Injury' is out on February 1st on LP/CD/DD. Preorder Here!


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Holy Roar 2018 round-up 4 January 2019

Yes, ok, it’s January 4th 2019, but we needed a few days to gather our thoughts (and recover!) for this post.

2018 was quite clearly for both ourselves and anyone who follows Holy Roar closely pretty wild and amazing. Including digital releases, but not including singles from albums, we put out 20 (TWENTY!) releases - 14 new albums, 2 album reissues, 2 EPs and 2 stand alone singles. These were as follows -

Haast's Eagled - I (digital only reissue)

Giver - Where The Cycle Breaks

Up River - Evocation - 6th February (digital only single)

Modern Rituals - Hermit Kuppling (cassette single)

Conjurer - Mire

Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

MØL - JORD

Boss...

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On Tour: Talons 18 December 2018

Manchester post-rock septet Talons are currently touring up and down the UK and Ireland alongside Icelandic group Sólstafir, in support of their excellent third album 'We All Know' that was released back in July.

These are a run of shows that will tie off a superb year for Talons neatly in a bow, and therefore they should not be missed! The remaining dates are:

19/12 - Deaf Institute, Manchester
20/12 - Classic Grand, Glasgow
21/12 - The Limelight 2, Belfast
22/12 - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin

Ticket Info here!


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Burning Vow S/T EP out today! 14 December 2018

Burning Vow - S/T

Today, Holy Roar is proud to unleash the unbridled power of Burning Vow's self-titled EP upon the world. Featuring members from UK Underground bands past and present, Burning Vow have produced a veritable concoction of alt-rock sheen and slabs of tectonic riffing. The experience bought to the table from the various members shines through on this release, with the group moving effortlessly through the contrasting sections of each finely crafted song.

This debut offering is a masterful example of brooding and outward-looking doom metal - step forth into a foreboding expanse with Burning Vow at the helm.

Purchase Here!

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