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Britain’s fiery metallers BLACK MOTH just unveiled the second track off forthcoming second album “Condemned To Hope”, to be released on September 15th via New Heavy Sounds. This brand new song entitled ‘White Lies’ was described as a “pounding mass of heavy, blackened punk rock fronted by the spiky vocals of lead singer Harriet Bevan” by The AV Club, so grab your earphones straight up!
BLACK MOTH’s long-awaited second full-length was produced by Jim Sclavunos (NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, THE CRAMPS, GRINDERMAN) and recorded by legendary Leeds engineer Andy Hawkins. “Condemned To Hope” is an album of fearsome drive and clandestine twists, skillfully sidestepping the cliché and heavy-handedness of delivery that often seems fit to destroy contemporary heavy rock’n’roll from the inside out. The artwork for “Condemned To Hope” was entirely created by prog art legend Roger Dean (YES, URIAH HEEP, BUDGIE, VERTIGO). The official video for first single ‘Room 13′ is also viewable now AT THIS LOCATION.
Get the taste of BLACK MOTH’s stormy new tune ‘White Lies’ HERE
Formed in Leeds in 2010, BLACK MOTH have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting underground acts in the UK. Fronted by magnetic vocalist Harriet Bevan, this young and talented quintet was defined as “ELECTRIC WIZARD meeting BAND OF SKULLS in a dungeon” by Terrorizer. The release in 2012 of their fiery debut record “The Killing Jar” – a grunge-goth odyssey sprinkled with a variety of influences going from SABBATH to the MELVINS, THE STOOGES to L7 – and their mesmerizing on-stage presence, led them to share the stages with the likes of UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS, RED FANG or TURBOWOLF.
“Combining huge dark riffing with stoner hooks, this is British metal at its finest.” Metalmouth
“Condemned To Hope is a surreal, weird, dark and twisted musical odyssey that BLACK MOTH should rightly be proud of. Watch out folks – BLACK MOTH are ready for Occult Rock Domination and on this form who is going to stand in their way.” The Sludgelord
In addition to the release of their new album, BLACK MOTH will embark on a full UK tour this fall with fellow labelmates LIMB. The band was also confirmed to play Desertfest Belgium in Antwerp (October 10th-12th, 2014) along with ELECTRIC WIZARD, FU MANCHU, YOB, BRANT BJORK and dozens more. See full list of gigs below, and feel free to get back in touch for guest list and interview spots.
Aug. 31 – London (UK), The Dome – RAW POWER FESTIVAL
Sep. 26 – Leeds (UK), Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 27 – Liverpool (UK), Kamizier
Sep. 28 – York (UK), Duchess
Oct. 01 – London (UK), The Underworld
Oct. 02 – Birmingham (UK), Asylum 2
Oct. 03 – Manchester (UK), Roadhouse
Oct. 05 – Glasgow (UK), The Attic
Oct. 06 – Sheffield (UK), Corporation
Oct. 10 – Antwerp (Be), Trix – DESERTFEST BELGIUM