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Latest Heron News

Below is our complete Heron news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Heron Premieres Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Vancouver, B.C.’s sludge/doom outfit Heron premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Fire Twin", out now via Bandcamp.

"Fire Twin: was recorded by Kevin Grindon of Grind City Recordings at Rain City and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The artwork was created by Cryptworm.

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Lord Almighty To Play Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Maryland's open air metal camping party Shadow Woods Metal Fest today announces that Boston black metallers Lord Almighty will join the lineup this fall. Other newcomers to the fest include Germany's sludge masters Mantar, North Dakota's eerie Ghost Bath, Canada's frosty Numenorean, and New Jersey's Iberian folk-metalists Windfaerer.

The three-day event continues through the morning of Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland, about thirty miles north of Baltimore. Now in its second year, Shadow Woods Metal Fest strives to showcase the best in underground metal from diverse subgenres.

"Lord Almighty has a raw, fresh approach to black metal," says festival organizer Mary Spiro. "They display both aggression and beauty when they perform, and we are super stoked to have them!" Lord Almighty replaces Chicago's Empyreus on Saturday night.

Friday night headliners include Brooklyn's post black metal pillagers Tombs, Mongolian folk metal warriors Tengger Cavalry, Detroit's horror-death conjurers Acid Witch, and a special reunion performance from Philly's blackened doom two-piece Sadgiqacea. Saturday headliners include black-thrash alchemists Blood Storm, Pennsylvania death metal stalwarts Sadistic Vision, Maryland's doom metal godfather Scott "Wino" Weinrich with friends from Faith In Jane, and Long Island ritualists Teloch Vovin. The fest will close with the return of Maine's black metal-blues shredders Zud. More...

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Heron Signs Record Deal, Announces EP

Black metal quartet Heron has become the latest signing of newly formed record label Giant MKT. The North Carolina natives will drop two-track EP “Sacrifice” on February 25th as a limited edition 7”.

“Sacrifice” is now available to pre-order via Giant MKT here and you can check out a track from the release below. The label also comments:

"Since their inception in late 2012, Heron has presented a black metal sound that has seen the four-piece begin to make a name for themselves in the North Carolina scene. Musically, the band’s sound presents an interpretation of the duality between ‘the raw bleakness of modern existence and the consoling environment they are steadily losing touch with.'

"Taking influence from bands such as Enslaved, Darkthrone and Emperor, 'Sacrifice' depicts the contrast between the tranquility of nature and the harsh realities of modern life, which inspires the band to explore a highly original sound, taking elements of doom and progressive set over the back drop of black metal.

"Having played a multitude of shows throughout North Carolina and neighboring states in 2013, Heron will continue to build on the momentum of their new record deal with a run of tours showcasing the EP throughout 2014 and into the Summer. The first of these comes in the form of April’s East Coast tour with Dreaded." More...

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