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Mammothfest Bring UK Exclusive Set From Decapitated, Last Show From King Leviathan & more!


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Mammothfest are proud to announce that Decapitated will now be doing a UK exclusive headline set on Saturday the 6th October in Brighton. So make sure you come down and witness the death metal carnage that ensues from the Polish act.
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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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King Leviathan announce debut album ‘Paean Heretica’, due out 5th August on Infernum Records


King Leviathan, hailing from Brighton UK have gathered quite the following since releasing their critically acclaimed 2015 E.P ‘The Shrine’, spreading their “Black Mass” to Bloodstock Open Air and several iterations of Mammothfest as well as touring the UK with the likes of Wretched Soul, Abhorrent Decimation and Meta-Stasis.

The south coast act have become known for their combination of extreme thrash and groove metal vibes with hints of black metal, providing whirlwinds of guitar shreds. On top of that Adam Sedgwick‘s vocal capability has vastly improved since ‘The Shrine’, he makes switching from a power singing voice to furiously aggressive shouts seem effortless.

Now, the blackened thrash four-piece have just announced details for their eagerly awaited debut album, ‘Paean Heretica‘, which has been two years in the making. It is King Leviathan’s darkest and heaviest work to date, encompassing themes of loss, abandonment, blind faith and what comes after death.

The album is a nine track, 45 minute collection of ‘psalms’ which were recorded and mixed by Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley at Brighton Electric Studios, mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Revocation, Motorhead, Baroness) and with art by Alex Norman (Guns ‘n’ Roses, Opeth, Katatonia, Sylosis).

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Tracklist for ‘Paean Heretica:
I. Primitive Baptism
II. Sanctification
III. Kingdom
IV. Agony
V. Doomsayer
VI. Coffin Swallower
VII. Harrowing Eyes
VIII. Like Wolves To The Throat Of The Lion
IX. The Grand Congregation

‘Paean Hereticawill be the first release via new independent label Infernum Records and will be physically available on August 5th, 2017

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