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Mammothfest Earlybird Tickets On Sale For 2018 Plus Xmas Show 9th December With Evil Scarecrow & Free Raffle


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Mammothfest UK have released their early bird tickets for 2018 and announced the dates for next year which will be the 5-7th October. Tickets are currently on a special offer at only £40 which is half price, this is only for the first 100 tickets, with prices increasing as the festival gets nearer. You can get tickets here:

https://www.gigantic.com/mammothfest-2018-tickets

The festival also has big plans ahead which they will unveil with a new branding and a new website to go with their first line-up announcement when they are ready to reveal the details, but in the meantime, Mammothfest is hosting a special xmas party with headliners Evil Scarecrow on Saturday 9th December with tickets including entry into a free raffle to win a load of prizes.

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Mammothfest Christmas Show With Evil Scarecrow Headlining 9th December


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After Mammothfest’s colossal festival last month with 3 UK exclusive headliners Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Amenra it’s now time to celebrate and get ready for the festivities! So come along and enjoy this mental Christmas bash with headliners Evil Scarecrow bringing their insane antics and dance moves! Support comes from popular local horror punk act Hell Puppets, electronic metal ravers Magna Carta (ex CollisionsUk / Terrathorn and ex Meta-stasis member) and lastly captivating atmospheric black metal from Sorrow Plagues! Check out the event page here.

You can get tickets to this unmissable Christmas party at a discounted price of £10.60 for a limited time in advance as it will be £15 on the door, so grab this deal while you can!
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REVIEW: Sorrow Plagues – Homecoming


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Sorrow Plagues is the brainchild of British musician David Lovejoy, who typically delivers atmospheric black metal. This new album ‘Homecoming’ marks Lovejoy’s second album and this time he dares to explore and venture into unexpected territory, expanding his elaborate black metal, this time throwing in elements of post-rock and more mainstream sounds.

The first song to kick things off is new single ‘Departure’ which opens on a resonant upbeat and impressive guitar intro. It immediately possesses a dreamy and ethereal atmosphere, aided through the textured instrumentation. The buoyant sounding instruments give it a more mainstream vibe, but Lovejoy’s dark distant shouts lurk in the backdrop to balance the light and the dark. The instruments remain at the forefront and make for a very compelling and impactful start. The song is about self-actualization and leaving behind the things that are holding you back in life, so it takes you on a great reflective path and the tones match this. Coming in at over seven minutes long, it is a rather epic introduction and scene setter for the album.

‘Disillusioned’ flows on nicely from the opener and again has that all consuming far-reaching sound, in what is the longest song featured on the album. It has a grand feel to it, with an air of optimism as before, which is very refreshing to see in this black metal rooted album. It is questionable if this can even be categorised as this at times, at is so serene and beautiful throughout, but maintains a dark essence through the bleak vocals.

‘Isolated’ has some of the most memorable and catchy riffs going, keeping up the light very positive sound, whilst ‘Irreversible’ packs a harder punch with a large almost symphonic sound.  It is extremely tuneful, with great rhythms which further highlight Lovejoy’s technical skills. First single ‘Relinquish’ soars from the off and dances around in epic glorious tones with menacing anguished screams to accompany, something there is no shortage off throughout, but it works wonderfully.

To close this insightful and cathartic journey is the title track ‘Homecoming’ which opens on an atmospheric quiet intro before later throwing in a curveball in the form of unexpected saxophones – definitely not something you expect to find on a metal album. This certainly stands out, and is both very pleasing and confusing. It ends on some of the most depthful and layered instrumentation seen on the album, making for the perfect closer.

This is not your typical black metal act, this is something new and exciting and should certainly be praised for this interesting exploration of sounds. It is very meaningful and layered through the instrumentation and lyrics, which looks at many aspects of the human experience, including death, loneliness and regret. The focus of the album is about finding strength and resolution through these difficult situations. This takes you on an unforeseen path and is a pleasure to listen to, whilst contemplating life and letting the resonant tones wash over you and take you away into a dream state. Lovejoy should be proud of what he has accomplished here.

SCORE: 4/5

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Sorrow Plagues Unleash New Video ‘Relinquish’ & Reveal Album Launch Show Details


Sorrow Plagues Unleash New Video ‘Relinquish’ & Reveal Album Launch Show Details

Sorrow Plagues have released a new music video for the song ‘Relinquish’ which is the first single from the forthcoming sophomore album ‘Homecoming’ out May 27th.


Sorrow Plagues, is the Brainchild of British musician David Lovejoy. The new album ‘Homecoming’ ventures into new territory with added elements of post-rock, and even including some contemporary influences, whilst still maintaining the atmospheric Black Metal sounds that Sorrow Plagues is known for. This is David Lovejoy’s most ambitious effort so far. 

Lovejoy talks about the meaning of the song: “The song is about the importance of living in the present moment and realising that being stuck in the past and worrying about the future is the cause of a lot of our problems. I got the idea for writing lyrics on the topic whilst reading “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle.” 

Check out the video for ‘Relinquish’ below:

The video was filmed by Luke Bateman.

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Tracklist for ‘Homecoming’:

1.) Departure
2.) Disillusioned
3.) Isolated
4.) Irreversible
5.) Relinquish
6.) Homecoming

 

Lovejoy has recently gathered some talented and like-minded musicians to fully showcase Sorrow Plagues in a live environment, with their first gig being announced to play Bar 42 in Worthing as a free entry album launch show on May 24th, a few days before the album is released. A Night In The Abyss and Them Broads have also been announced to play with more announcements to come. Full details can be found here.

Lovejoy on the release show, “I’m very excited about releasing the album at Bar 42, it’s a venue I’ve loved going to for years and playing shows there has given me plenty of experience in previous bands.”

‘Homecoming’ is due to be released on May 27th on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and many other digital outlets.

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Sorrow Plagues Announce Second Full Length Album ‘Homecoming’


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Sorrow Plagues is the brainchild of British musician, David Lovejoy and they have just announced their second album ‘Homecoming’ is going to be self-released on May 27th 2017. The new album sees them explore new territories beyond their usual black metal sound, introducing elements of post-rock and more contemporary influences, in what is set to be their most ambitious offering so far.

The project started in late August of 2014 with the release of ‘It Will Never End’, where Lovejoy composed, performed and produced the entirety of the music on the release. He has gone on to release a further two EPs, two singles and a full-length album.

Sorrow Plagues combines the aggression of Black Metal with the ethereal soundscapes of Shoegaze and Post-Rock-esque delivering an interesting and cathartic experience for listeners. Especially with the lyrics exploring many different aspects of the human experience, including death, loneliness and regret.

Lovejoy has found his some fellow talented musicians to complete his live line-up and will be showcasing Sorrow Plagues first ever live show in November 2017, supporting Fen, Aklash and Conform To Serve at the Green Door Store in Brighton, UK. More tour dates are currently being booked to support the release release of ‘Homecoming’, and the debut single, ‘Relinquish’.

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Tracklist for “Homecoming”:

1.) Departure
2.) Disillusioned
3.) Isolated
4.) Irreversible
5.) Relinquish
6.) Homecoming



Grab your pre-orders here:
https://sorrowplagues.bandcamp.com/album/homecoming

‘Homecoming’ is due to be released on May 27th on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and many other digital outlets.


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