Interview: King Leviathan (UK)


INTERVIEW: King Leviathan (UK)

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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art conspiracy

Blackened Thrash Metallers King Leviathan from Brighton, UK have been building the cult-like following since their formation in 2014 after the release of their critically acclaimed 2015 E.P ‘The Shrine’, spreading their “Black Mass” to Bloodstock Open Air, local festival Mammothfest as well as touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Darkest Hour, Abhorrent Decimation, Meta-Stasis and more. Their mass continues to spread as in August this year they unleashed their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Paean Heretica’ via new label Infernum Records who they just signed with. There is lots going on for this metal quartet right now, so we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Adam Sedgwick to discuss their new album, the label, their origins, what lies ahead for the future and more.

Can you tell us about your formation in 2014 and how you arrived at the name of King Leviathan?

Our formation was pretty simple to be honest! Rob and I (Adam) Had been in a couple of projects before King Leviathan started, and a lot of them we’re hard rock based or Metalcore influenced. As much as we enjoyed them, when those projects dissolved we decided we wanted to do something that was straight up Sylosis and Slayer worship! Then Sam asked to join the band as he wanted to start playing metal again and we found Danny at a gig after seeing him playing drums with some bands at College – we asked him to join and then the rest is history!

The name was pretty easy as well, I had a solo project when I was living in Northampton called Crown I, Leviathan and I hadn’t used it for about 2 years by the time I started writing the first EP. I changed the name up to King Leviathan to give it a change, and that’s how it came about!

How would you describe your sound?

It’s a whole amalgamation of sound, cause we’re all influenced by very different music! But the easiest way to describe it would be cold, dark and aggressive.

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HAEMA Announce Debut EP ‘Insurrection’, To Be Released Via Sliptrick Records On October 31st


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Haema are an industrial-influenced experimental groove metal four-piece based in Northamptonshire, UK. Recently, the band has signed to metal label, Sliptrick Records, who will release the quartet’s debut EP, ‘Insurrection’ on October 31st, which was recorded at Initiate Audio & Media by Neil Hudson (Krysthla/Gutworm).

Formed in 2015, Haema encapsulates the essence of modern metal that likes to combine various styles of heavy music together. The four-piece hones in the heaviness and ferocity of groove metal, providing the crunchiest of hooks. This is balanced out by the infectiously catchy hooks reminiscent of the nu metal scene in the early 2000s. All the while topped off by a layer of electronic sounds and machine gun like precision found in industrial.

Within two years as a band, Haema have crafted a unique and individual sound that has been compared to the likes of the aforementioned bands also mixed with Tool / Rage Against The Machine overtones.

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Mammothfest UK Release Program Info & Stage Times


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With less than three weeks to go until Mammothfest descends onto Brighton, UK they have released the festival magazine/progam, which features band interviews (including with headliners Rotting Christ), festival information and more. The printed version will also be available for free to all paying customers in print at Mammothfest 2017 upon entry.

Get yourself ready for the festival by having a read of the magazine here:  http://mammothfest.uk/Mammoth-Mag2017.pdf

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Female-fronted Metal band Serenade to release new album this autumn via Revalve records


After 5 years of silence, the female Metal band Serenade has come back with a new explosive album coming out in autumn 2017 via Revalve Records.

Strongly wanting to change the sound, with a new lineup, the band has gone from a gothic symphonic to a heavier metal with post-thrash, progressive and gothic influences.

Currently the band has finished recording the new album called “Onirica”, which reflects much more the components’ influences compared to the debut album.

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THREAT SIGNAL announce details for new album “Disconnect” and reveal first new song in six years, “Exit The Matrix”


Canada’s melodic thrash metal powerhouse, THREAT SIGNAL, premiere the first single from their long-awaited fourth studio album, “Disconnect”, set to be released on November 10th worldwide via Agonia Records. The band’s first new song in six years, “Exit The Matrix”, is available in the form of a lyric video, at this link:

TANTAL published new live video


TANTAL (Modern Gothic/Progressive Metal) have published new multicam pro-shot from the joint concert with LACUNA COIL.
This is the cover version of Meg Myers song “Desire”.

On September 22 new TANTAL’s album “Ruin” will be released in Europe and USA by the famous label “Sleaszy Rider” (http://sleaszyrider.com/)

Band info:
https://www.facebook.com/tantalofficial/

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