with Blood Ceremony, Cauchemar and Smoulder
From the Promoter
Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes
Long-lost NWOBHM band with heavy doom influences fronted by father and son Terry (vocals) and Alan Jones (guitar). Formed in 1978, they managed to release a self-titled demo in 1982. The group developed a cult following in the following years but it wasn't until 1998 that they released their first CD. Their later releases feature re-recordings of songs originally written and recorded (but not released) by the band in the late '70s and early '80s.
BLOOD CEREMONY's distinct style of flute-tinged witch rock evolves from an infernal marriage of occult-inspired acid folk and vintage hard-rock riffing. After a mind-numbing study of hundreds of trashy witchcraft films, the group began to pour their energies into crafting songs, transforming their fascination for horror into a profane musical vision.
Their sound bears witness to the heavy bands of yesteryear, fusing progressive rock elements with folk and an early '70s downer vibe. Invoking the mischievous Pipes of Pan, Blood Ceremony songs are distinguished by singer Alia O'Brien's flute solos - accenting an instrument long-associated with a list of devilish figures.
A celebration of Euro-horror, '60s saturnalia and occult miscellanea, BLOOD CEREMONY, their debut album, was mixed by Billy Anderson and released by Rise Above in 2008 to enthusiastic reviews. In 2009, Blood Ceremony completed a successful European tour supporting Brit doom legends Electric Wizard.
LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS, Blood Ceremony's sophomore album, expands the group's dark and regal sound with a heavy dose of vintage organ, gritty guitars and stirring flute harmonies. The album was recorded in Chicago by Sanford Parker. With LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS, the band continues its journey through the mire of ancient occultism and flute-infused downer rock. The album was released on March 1, 2011.
Since the release of LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS, Blood Ceremony have performed at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. In the fall of 2011, they completed their first headline tour of Europe culminating in a performance at the Hammer of Doom VI Festival in Wurzburg, Germany. In 2012 they supported Sweden's GHOST on the "13 Dates of Doom" North American tour. Currently, the band have enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for a third Blood Ceremony album.
Cauchemar is a heavy metal band founded in 2007 in Montreal, Canada. Its music is distinguished by its doom metal and hard rock influences, and by the mystical french-language singing of Annick Giroux.
Epic doom metal from Canada & the USA that follows in the tradition of Tales of Medusa, Funeral Circle, Solitude Aeternus, and Reverend Bizarre.
Vocals | Sarah Ann
Guitars | Vincent & Collin
Drums | Kevin
Bass | Adam