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



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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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A.A. Williams 'Cold' 7 December 2018

Holy Roar and A.A. Williams are happy to present new single 'Cold' from her self-titled debut EP due out January 25th on LP/CD. Steeped in melancholy and wrapped within a Gothic fever dream, 'Cold' is a swooning crescendo that continuously builds and builds to a mesmerising conclusion.

Pre-Order the LP/CD here

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Holy Roar Black Friday Sale 22 November 2018

It's that time of year again, just before Christmas and when you're in need of guidance for the best bargain. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

From now until midnight (GMT) Monday November 26th we're offering:

- 50% off all black vinyl (no code needed)

- 20% off all other items from our store using the code "BLACKFRIDAY2018". Please note this offer excludes pre-order and already discounted items.

Our US store over at Deathwish Inc. will also be offering a discount rate on all of our titles on black vinyl, so if you're on that side of the Atlantic click here

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Conjurer - 'Choke' Music Video and Conan Tour 16 November 2018

UK Metal trailblazers and Holy Roar upstarts Conjurer have premiered their new music video for 'Choke' at Metal Hammer, ahead of their November tour alongside Conan.

Check out the music video and accompanying article here

Conjurer will be touring the UK with Conan on the following dates:

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23/11/18: The Loft, Nottingham | Tickets
24/11/18: Temple Of Boom, Leeds | Tickets
26/11/18: Audio, Glasgow | Tickets
27/11/18: Rebellion, Manchester | Tickets
28/11/18: The Arches, Coventry | Tickets
29/11/18: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff | Tickets
30/11/18: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes | Tickets
1/12/18: Boston Music Rooms, London | Tickets

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Introducing... Burning Vow 2 November 2018

Introducing Burning Vow and their self titled debut. Zero pretence and zero mercy. Composed of ex and current members of PARISO, Employed To Serve, Harrowed and Group Of Man, the band's 5 songs of crushing mercurial wizard stoner doom are a masterful example of brooding and outward-looking doom metal.

Limited to 300 copies on vinyl and 50 CDs, never to be repressed.

Pressing information:

300 x vinyl LP
- 100 x eco vinyl
- 200 x eco w/ black splatter (Holy Roar subscribers only)

50 x digipak CD

Out: 14.12.18
Preorder here

Burning Vow - S/T PREORDER

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A.A. Williams 'Control' single debut & self-titled EP preorder 1 November 2018

At long last, Holy Roar Records are over the moon to reveal 'Control' the lead single from singer/songwriter and recent signee A.A. Williams' eponymous debut EP.

Evoking influence from ‘Moon Pix’-era Cat Power and contemporaries such as Emma Ruth Rundle, A.A.Williams flexes her exemplary songwriting muscles with a swathe of anthemic and passionate melodies; leaving the listener to doused in sonic density and awe.

Out: 25.01.19
Preorder now

Holy Roar subscribers: This will be your January subscription.

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Ithaca - The Language Of Injury 26 October 2018

Presenting the long awaited debut album 'The Language of Injury' from recent Holy Roar signing ITHACA!

Juxtapositions of elegance and abrasion collide, with shrieking guitar squalls and desolate reprieve leaving no one in doubt that this new era of the band will inspire 'The Mosh'

Listen to the title track and lead single 'The Language of Injury' here

Available to preorder now on LP/CD/DD

Out: 1st February 2019 | Holy Roar subscribers: This will be your February subscription.

Recommended For Fans Of: Misery Signals, Poison the Well and Code Orange.

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Roadburn Festival 2019 x Holy Roar Records 25 October 2018

Cat's out the bag! We are hugely honoured here at Holy Roar to have been given the chance to curate a line up for the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2019. A festival we hold a great admiration for over the years, which continues to inspire us and have it's finger firmly on the pulse of meaningful and world-class music .

Holy Roar Records and Roadburn festival are proud to present:

Secret Cutter

Friday 12th April 2019 | Tilburg | Netherlands
Tickets: https://roadburn.com/tickets/

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Introducing A.A. Williams 12 October 2018

As most of you will know, we here at Holy Roar pride ourselves on the unconventional, emotionally challenging and thought provoking... so with that in mind, we are very pleased to welcome A.A.Williams to our roster!

There are many exciting things behind the HR curtain at present time, all will become clear in the next few weeks.

A short message from the artist herself, A.A.Williams;

“I’m delighted to have signed with Holy Roar and I can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on together. It will be an honour to join a roster of such a high calibre who share the passion of pushing boundaries and creating music that makes you feel.”

Head over to the A.A.Williams website and...

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Rolo Tomassi October Tour - ACT FAST! 5 October 2018

As we usher in October and the seasonal shift into knitted jumpers, there is further good news to be had in the form of Rolo Tomassi setting off on their October Tour. The EU/UK dates will culminate in what is sure to be the biggest show of their already accomplished career, with tickets selling fast it's one not to miss!

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Upcoming UK/EU live dates:

05/10 - Sensoria Festival, Sheffield
06/10 - Euroblast, Germany
30/10 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
31/10- The Anvil, Bournemouth (SOLD OUT)
01/11 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
02/11 - Waterfront, Norwich
09/11 - Scala, London

Tickets available now at: rolotomassiband.com

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