Happy release day to Holy Roar's very own Post Metal visionaries Wren, with their new epic EP 'Thrall'.
Decibel Magazine had this to say of the track:
'Just shy of 20 minutes (19:56 is the final count on Soundcloud), Thrall sees Wren embrace heavy, crushing post-metal that thrives in its ability to shift from loud and heavy to quiet and pensive while still retaining a strong sense of atmosphere. Buried vocals call out through thick walls of guitars and echoing percussion before quieting and readying themselves to swell in volume again.'
Digital Download available here
and limited cassette via Astral Noize Records available here
We are pleased to announce that we have launched preorders for the debut album from UK Post-Rock's greatest hope, Pijn. 66 minutes of pure cinematic bliss, for fans of Pelican, Isis and Russian Circles.
Preorder now: http://smarturl.it/PIJN
This will be your October subscription package if you are a subscriber. (More info: https://holyroarrecords.bandcamp.com/)
Check out the brand new video for first single 'Denial' over at Kerrang!: http://bit.ly/DENIALP
From guitarist/vocalist Joe Clayton - "For us, this album has been a long time coming. As a collective we had been writing towards this release before our first EP was released,...
At long last, Prog-Doom masterminds, Boss Keloid's fantastically crushing and bonkers sophomore record 'Herb Your Enthusiasm' will be getting the vinyl treatment this winter!
1,000 pressed Double Vinyl LP's and housed in a gatefold cover, for the very first time.
Praise for 'Herb Your Enthusiasm:
METAL HAMMER - "An absolute monster. Magnificently named and thunderously heavy."
TERRORIZER - "Crushing. A Winner." (awarded #22 in Terrorizer's Top 100 albums of 2016)
METAL INJECTION - "Magnificent as it is monolithic."
KERRANG - "Black gold."
Available on Digital, CD & LP. Order your copy, along with bundle options here
Release Date: 30th November 2018
Talons - 'We All Know' OUT NOW
Holy Roar are very pleased to release Talons' 3rd album 'We All Know'! Cascading and broodingly heavy soundscapes collide with cinematic sheen on a career defining LP from the UK instrumentalists.
''...Talons skip generic conventions in favour of a sonic approach that's both subtle and unexpectedly heavy'' - KKKK: Kerrang Magazine
Available now on LP/CD/DD + Merch Bundles
We are very excited to release our second collaboration with Good Chemistry Brewing - ROAR POWER!
Following the success of ROAR POWER in keg (launched across the country with a five night bands-and-beer tour), we decided this beach ball of a beer should be available in small pack - and cans are of course festival/beach/picnic/park-appropriate!
This 5% summer smasher is built on a rich and sweet malt base with plenty of wheat and oats. We added 140kgs of sweet cherry and peach puree to give the beer an extra fruity dimension and a light pink colour. We then dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Citra and Mosaic to bring out extra fruity flavours.
Available in 440ml cans, packs of 4 and whole cases - pre-order...
It's that time of year again, where hordes of music fans pick and choose which festival they'll be frequenting this Spring and Summer. Holy Roar are very pleased to announce we'll be battling it out versus the Big Scary Monsters camp at ArcTanGent Festival, held across The Yohkai & PX3 stages on the Thursday of this year's festival. In the spirit of this titanic clash, we've composed a playlist available HERE
Over the course of the festival 11 bands from the Holy Roar roster will be performing! Said bands being:
Rolo Tomassi, OHHMS, Bossk, Talons, Boss Keloid, MØL, Svalbard, Body Hound, Wren and of course, the sure to be...
We are very pleased to launch preorders for 'Mothers Of Beef And The Magic Of Invention' a split by Slabdragger and Wren! This will be a one time only pressing so don't miss out.
PREORDER ON 12"/CD/DD: hyperurl.co/mothersofbeef
Monthly subscribers: This release will be part of your October subscriber package
Slabdragger explore their most carefree, fun side, turning Frank Zappa’s ‘Muffin Man' into a 10 minute-plus quagmire of sludge. Wren meanwhile make Captain Beefheart’s ‘Electricity’ bristle with a cold, almost mechanical, Krautian post-metal edge.
“Muffin Man has one of the best, catchiest riffs ever written. It’s so simple but driven through loads of fuzz and volume, we always have...
We are pleased to reveal that we will be releasing IDYLLS' third album - 'The Barn'. Since hearing Prayer For Terrene we've been blown away by the band's musical intelligence and pure intensity so we're very happy to be working with them!
1. No Virility
2. Neuroqueering On Shift
3. Learnt Young
4. On My Chopping
5. Muck And Vulnerability
6. Maslows Dogs
7. Choke Opportunity
8. Glare From The Shallow Basin
9. In The Barn
Pre-orders available from next week
Out 29.09.17 via Holy Roar Records & Black Wire Records
'No Virility' premieres on Radio 1 Rock Show on Sunday. The first single of the album 'Maslows Dogs' is available to stream now: https://holyroarrecords.bandcamp.com/track/maslows-dogs-2
Artwork by Sophie Hunt
It is with great excitement that we announce our new US store and North American distribution deal with Deathwish Inc.. All of our available back catalogue and future releases will be distributed across 500+ stores in North America and will be available for sale on the Deathwish US store.
We are very happy to finally bring our releases closer to our US supporters.
New US store: http://bit.ly/holyroarUS
Helpless - Debt
Via Holy Roar Records
Debt, a 10 song excursion in dissonance, does everything it needs to in the time it takes most bands to open up. This is no drawn out prog opus; instead, a supremely dark, engagingly short, sharp, shock to the system. If further musical pointers are needed then perhaps the menace of early Gaza and the turn-on-a-dime musical dexterity of Breather Resist often combined with grindcore would be a good place to start.
Having previously delivered on their promising self titled EP, HELPLESS have returned with a savagely blunt album that not only increases their sonic intensity tenfold, but expands their palate from a chaotic hardcore base into grindcore, noise rock...
Stream 'The Warmth Of A Dying Sun' in it's entirety over at The Independent and Morecore Germany!
Preorders are shipping from today, we are running low on stock of the limited tri-colour twisted stripe vinyl variant and exclusive merch - buy now to avoid disappointment!
Catch Employed To Serve at one of their upcoming shows:
19.05.17 - London | The Old Blue Last (event page)
20.05.17 - Brighton | Bleach (event page)
30.05.17 - Wiesbaden | Kulturpalast (event page) +
31.05.17 - Berlin | Scharni 28 (event page) +
01.06.17 - Hannover | Bei Chez Heinz (event page) +
02.06.17 - Cologne | Jungle (event page) +
03.06.17 - Utrecht | DB's (event page) +
New Wren incoming...
Following on from the release of their colossal EP 'Host', London-based progressive sludge/noise-rock four-piece Wren are releasing a new album 'Auburn Rule'. Out 14.07.17.
1. In Great Yield
2. Scour The Grassland
3. The Herd
5. Dwellers Of The Sepulchre
To coincide with the release of 'Auburn Rule' Wren have also announced a UK release tour with FVNERALS, they will be playing the following dates:
30th June - London - Birthdays
1st July - Birmingham - The Flapper
2nd July - Bristol - The Cube
3rd July - Cardiff - The Full Moon
4th July - Brighton - The Prince Albert
Preorder information coming soon.