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The King Is Blind – Recording New Album

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on April 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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A very successful 2014 saw East Anglian Monolithic Metal Titans The King Is Blind establish themselves as a band to watch out for with the release of their critically acclaimed first EP The Deficiencies of Man via Mordgrimm (“A searing statement of intent… deathly ferocity and doomy threat” KKKK – Kerrang!) and a series of impressive live shows including notable performances at prestigious festivals Bloodstock and HammerFest VII, where they were described as “scabrous, muscular and underpinned by monstrous grooves… distinct and vital” (Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer)

And so to 2015, the year that will see The King Is Blind ascend to the throne of UK metal with their potent brand of weighty riffs, powerful grooves and epic and dynamic compositions that blend all the best elements of scenes passed, and present with a wilful and distinctive contemporary feel.

Working once more with producer Tom Donovan, TKIB are currently ensconced in Tom Donovan Studios in rural Essex recording their debut full-length, an album described as “an involved and dark concept album”. With a profound and terrifying narrative arc, not only will the band’s debut album examine further the deficiencies of man, it will seek to uncover the true nature of the relationship of mankind and sin, and the origins of that connection, against a backdrop of high quality extreme metal compositions.

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“The Deficiencies of Man was us in the embryonic stages of our development, both musically and conceptually. What is being realized on our debut album is a post-chrysalis explosion and a fulfilment of ideas.

“It’s a complex and complete album, one that has seen us challenge ourselves to produce something outside of and above, the norm for the heavy end of metal. It is a varied, multifaceted and aggressive concept album that, we hope, will take its place as part of the legacy of great UK metal albums” (Steve Tovey – lyrics/vocals)

The King Is Blind play Temples Festival on Sunday, May 31st.

Praise for – The Deficiencies of Man

“Raging against the dying light has never sounded more powerful” – METAL HAMMER

“The groove of old school death metal, yet appreciative of newer styles… with deliciously doomy riffs for good measure” – TERRORIZER

“How fresh The King Is Blind sounds might surprise you, but your crushing bangover won’t” – KERRANG


Source: Dewar PR

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THE KING IS BLIND – Announce Debut EP

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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East Anglia’s monolithic Metal act, The King Is Blind, have announced that they will release their debut EP, The Deficiencies Of Man, via Mordgrimm on September 1st. It is currently streaming via UK’s Terrorizer Magazine. Listen to it here.

Featuring ex-members of Cradle of Filth, The Blood Divine, Entwined and a current member of Extreme Noise Terror, The King is Blind’s debut was recorded, produced and mixed by Tom Donovan (Telepathy, Dingus Khan) at Tom Donovan Studios, Essex (UK) and mastered by Tim Turan (Emperor, Marilyn Manson) at Turan Audio, Oxford (UK).

A lyric video, directed by Sam Scott Hunter (Motörhead), to the track “A Thousand Burning Temples” is now showing below:

The band formed in 2013 and released a demo EP in March 2014 titled Bleeding the Ascension. Shortly afterwards, on March 21st, 2014, the band performed their debut live performance in their hometown of Colchester. The event was received with great praise and shortly before that the band was announced to play the UK’s biggest Heavy Metal open air, Bloodstock Festival.

The East Anglia quartet is not stopping there. They are already confirmed to perform at Hammerfest VII in March 2015. The band’s aim is to make British Metal the intimidating force it once was and they are already recognized for that by a MetalRecusants writer: “Colossally intimidating… The King Is Blind look set to dominate the British Metal scene”.

The King is Blind are already being recognised for their work. Terrorizer Magazine described the band’s sound as “the groove of old school Death Metal… with deliciously doomy riffs for good measure”. However, as Ghost Cult Magazine notices, the band likes to keep it fresh and has a modern sound: “Drawing comparisons to Celtic Frost, but with the touch and heft of the best modern bands”.

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The Deficiencies of Man – Track Listing:
 1. A Thousand Burning Temples 2. Of Osiris & Execration 
3. Thorns That Pierce The Skull
 4. Revelation, Apocalypse

The King Is Blind:

Lee James Appleton – Guitars

Steve Tovey – Vocals / Bass

Paul Ryan – Guitars

Barney Monger – Drums


August 9, 2014 – Bloodstock Festival, Sophie Lancaster stage

March 13-15, 2015 – Hammerfest VII


(Source: Dewar PR – Dewar PR Blog)

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