Please welcome CONJURER to Holy Roar

Posted on February 9th, 2016

We are very happy to announce that we shall be working with post-sludge Midlanders Conjurer. If you like the thought of those first couple of Mastodon records developing a fondness for early Opeth, death metal, doom and prog, then Conjurer will be for you. Having burst onto the scene early in 2015, the band have done what all great bands should do - play lots of shows. Having racked up supports with the likes of Anaal Nathrakh, Mutoid Man, Conan, Celeste, The Sword, OHHMS, Hang The Bastard and many more, the band are now gearing up to release their debut 12"/CD via Holy Roar this summer. More details will follow on that release in due course, along with new music. For now, make sure you catch the band at one of the following shows -

Thursday 18th February – The Lughole, Sheffield w/ Slabdragger / OHHMS

Friday 26th February – Bad Apples, Leeds w/ Garganjua

Saturday 27th February – The Old Angel, Nottingham w/ Garganjua

Thursday 3rd March – The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton w/ Garganjua

Friday 4th March - The Anvil, Bournemouth w/ Garganjua

Saturday 5th March – The Star And Garter, Manchester (Tombstone All-Dayer)

Sunday 6th March – Firebug, Leicester w/ Garganjua

Saturday 9th April – Official Soccer Bar, Barrow-In-Furnace (Funeral Fest)

Friday 22nd April – Fuel, Cardiff (Eradication Festival)

Friday 13th May – The Rainbow, Birmingham w/ Oathbreaker / Opium Lord

Saturday 28th May – The Firehouse, Southampton (Southampton Annihilation Festival)

Sunday 2nd October – The Green Door Store, Brighton w/ Conan / Bast (Mammothfest)

.....with many more to be announced!

Svalbard: New video and tour announced!

Posted on February 8th, 2016

Having premiered over at Noisey (read the article!) via our friends Halo of Flies, you can now watch Svalbard's unsettling, poignant video for 'Expect Equal Respect' on our Youtube channel. Furthermore, the band have just announced a mainland Europe tour with The Tidal Sleep -

15.04. Freiburg (DE) @ KTS
16.04. Zürich (CH) @ Ebrietas
17.04. München (DE) @ Kafe Kult
18.04. Leipzig (DE) @ TBA
19.04. Berlin (DE) @ Tiefgrund
20.04. Hamburg (DE) @ Rote Flora
21.04. København (DK) @ KB18
22.04. Bielefeld (DE) @ AJZ
23.04. Darmstadt (DE) @ Oetinger Villa

Fall of Messiah 'Empty Colors' preorder/full stream now up!

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

Very happy to have launched a short preorder for the new Fall of Messiah record 'EMPTY COLORS', released in conjunction with I.CORRUPT.RECORDS, DON'T TRUST THE HYPE recordz, Lonely Voyage Records, Voice Of The Unheard - label/distro and Uproar for Veneration Records.

The record is streaming in full and is available on blue vinyl and cd here.

Ships on or around February 26th.

FFO: energetic post-rock with hints of screamo/math, Pianos Become The Teeth, Kidcrash, Kaospilot, Loma Prieta etc.

HRX: Holy Roar 10th Anniversary Party

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Line-up: Rolo Tomassi, Hang The Bastard, Departures, Slabdragger,GIANTS, Apologies, i have none, OHHMS, The Long Haul (one-off reunion), Employed To Serve, Svalbarduk, Up River, Body Hound, We Never Learned To Live, meek is murder, Haast's Eagled, Eulogy, Helplessand more TBA.

This summer marks 10 years since Holy Roar Records put out the unholy trinity of the debut Rolo Tomassi CDEP, Phoenix Bodies’ seminal ‘Raise The Bullshit Flag’ and the cult split 12” between avant-doomers Bloody Panda and Kayo Dot.

Between then and today Holy Roar has gone on to have over 150 releases, including acts such as Gallows, Trash Talk, Throats, Brutality Will Prevail, Touche Amore, Desolated, Make Do And Mend, Pulled Apart By Horses, More Than Life, Bongripper, Conan, Coliseum, Danananananaykroyd, Cutting Pink With Knives, Devil Sold His Soul, Down I Go, Maths, Gallops, Full of Hell, Goodtime Boys, Hang The Bastard, Last Witness, Strife, This Is Hell, The Ghost of a Thousand and many more.

Amongst a year of celebrations, we will mark this passing of time with HRX – a two stage, one-day event across The Dome and Boston Music Rooms in Tufnell Park, London. The day will be supported by Metal Hammer and features stalls from Holy Roar and Big Scary Monsters as well as food from Howards Meat Co. and V-Revolution. Tickets are just £15. If this isn’t a celebration, then we don’t know what is.

Saturday May 21st @ The Dome & Boston Music Room
2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5 1HL
£15 adv - Doors 1:00pm - 14 + (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

TICKETS: // bundle with exclusive shirt

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