Let’s just get this out of the way: this release has been in the works for over 3 years. We wont bore you with the specifics, but the fact that this release is finally seeing the light of day in the wake of the bands stunning 4th album ‘Grievances’ -their first full-length on Holy Roar - and coinciding with Holy Roar’s ten year celebrations, seems somewhat fitting.
It was worth the effort though: this is an incredible documentation of both Rolo Tomassi’s ongoing evolution and the continuing support of the BBC for such an innovative, daring band. Working in reverse-chronological order, the first four tracks are taken from the Radio 1 Rock Show, presented by Daniel P Carter, recorded early...
We are immensely proud to finally be able to unveil that we will be releasing 'II: For Mankind', the forthcoming album by experimental Welsh stoner/doom trio HAAST'S EAGLED. Sending us this self-produced, four track, one hour monster out of the blue, we here at Holy Roar were instantly floored. This is some of the most imaginative, plaintive, acerbic and kaleidoscopic doom we have had the pleasure of hearing.
Undulating between monastic contemplation, soaring vocals, titanic riffing, esoteric solos and even exquisitely tasteful doomloungejazz, this is less ‘a journey’ and more a perfectly executed mission of sound.
Of course this is not easy first-time listening, none of the best albums are. However, what we have in our hands here...
Following on from their split with Irk in 2015, 'Host' is the latest offering from Wren, which reveals their most refined material to date.
Whilst Host unreservedly reflects the stylistic impact of genre pioneers Converge and Neurosis, Wren have deliberately filtered this influence through the acerbic lens of The Jesus Lizard, and in an attempt to separate themselves from the quagmire of post-metal replicants, Wren have forged something sonically and conceptually imposing.
A full track from the record will premiere next week.
Holy Roar Records and Uncle M are very excited to announce the return of Apologies I Have None on this exclusive 4-track split single with Australia's incredible Luca Brasi. Featuring one new song and one rarity from each band this is the first taste of new material by both bands. Set for release on April 22nd on cassette by Holy Roar (limited to a one-time pressing of 200 copies on grey and blue cassettes) and digitally by Uncle M, this release shows a new side and progression to Apologies I Have None and Luca Brasi.
AIHN turn in the first taste of their forthcoming 2nd...
Today we launch a Bandcamp exclusive friends&family label sampler - HRX.
29 tracks from Holy Roar artists and other bands we love. You can pick it up with a ticket to our 10th Birthday Party at The Dome, Tufnell Park /Boston Music Room on Saturday 21st May for £15, or get the sampler, a ticket and a shirt for £20.
NEW episode of the Holy Roar podcast now up! Featuring Phil Buch of the legendary Eden Maine - a UK band who recorded their debut ep with Kurt Ballou, and toured with Sepultura and The Dillinger Escape Plan amongst many others. A gem for us older heavy fans and pure education for you young bucks!
Very excited to announce we will be helping to release the forthcoming 12"/DD 'Host' by London post-metal/noise-rock band Wren. 4 tracks clocking in just under 30 minutes. Preorder launches in a couple of weeks, but in the interim check out their split with Irk -https://disciplesofwren.bandcamp.com