Haast's Eagled - 'II: For Mankind' to be released on Holy Roar 27th May

Posted on March 8th, 2016

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 is an album that should go on to be a cult-classic of the underground doom/stoner scene.

It goes without saying that if you enjoy the OHHMS/Slabdragger/Bongripper/Conan/Brontide/Rolo Tomassi/more progressive end of our output you will find MUCH to love here. Preorders and a track from the record will become available soon.

Tracklisting -

1. Pyaaz Bhonghi // 2. The Uncle // 3. Zoltar // 4. White Dwarf

Catch the band live -

Friday March 18th - Bristol, The Gryphon (w/Moloch, Iron Eagle and Swallowing)

Saturday May 21st - HRX (w/ Rolo Tomassi, Slabdragger, Hang The Bastard and many more)

Wren - 'Host' preorders are now live!

Posted on March 4th, 2016

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.

Preorder now on 12" vinyl LP or digitally, along with a t-shirt.

Apologies I Have None & Luca Brasi set to release limited split cassette on Holy Roar Records.....

Posted on February 29th, 2016

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 album, out later this year on Holy Roar/Uncle M in the form of the driving, brooding and anthemic 'Wraith'. They back this up with 'Red Wine' - exclusive to this release.

Luca Brasi meanwhile give us the hugely catchy new song 'Aeroplanes', backed up with 'Borders And Statelines' from the band’s 7” of B-sides 'Loose Threads' which was released on Poison City Records.

Cassette preorders are available now (all cassettes come with download).

Slabdragger 'Rise Of The Dawncrusher' out now

Posted on February 26th, 2016

Happy release day Slabdragger! 'Rise Of The Dawncrusher' is now available in all good record stores and digitally everywhere.

"A sci-fi odyssey of galaxy-sized riffs and stoner sludge." - Metal Hammer

"This may be a barbarous, pummelling record of decaying sludge, but it is also a confident and thus perversely joyous listen." -ninehertz

"Slabdragger are taking their place as one of the best power trios
in stoner, sludge or whatever rock." - Terrorizer Magazine

"One of the loudest sludge/doom metal albums you’ll hear this year." - Outlaws Of The Sun

"It really is a call to arms for the UK filth scene and puts many other bands to shame in its balls out approach to just writing killer unforgettable riffs!" -When Planets Collide

"60-minutes of cosmic bliss." - Punktastic