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English doom band The Wounded Kings is now streaming full (and final) fifth album "Visions in Bone" online - listen in below.
U.K. doom outfit The Wounded Kings is due to release fifth full-length album "Visions In Bone" on August 26th via Candlelight / Spinefarm Records.
Sadly, this will be the group's final output. The Wounded Kings just issued this statement online about officially calling it quits:
"By now you will have seen the earlier posts and in response to one comment sorry buddy.... no this is not a publicity stunt!
"12 years is a pretty good innings for a band these days and there has been well documented instances when the journey could well have ended years ago. Sadly that day has finally arrived. We’ve had a wild ride with some truly amazing shows and met many awesome people along the way. Many of you have become great friends. For that we are truly grateful!
"I’m sure many of you are thinking this is all rather sudden but to be honest it’s probably been 6 months in the making. We’ve tried to cling onto the sinking ship for as long as possible...too long if truth be told!. Little did we know that when we recorded ‘Visions in Bone’ a year ago (yes that fuckin’ long!!) it would end up being our Swan Song!
"A massive thank you to everyone who has supported us, came to the shows, bought our merch, shared beers, gave us a place to sleep, made us food, did our posters...the list is endless. Most of all thank you to those who believed in us...without you none of this would ever have been possible." More...
The Wounded Kings - a band consisting of doom metal warriors from the South West of England - will release fifth full-length album, "Visions In Bone," on August 26th via Candlelight / Spinefarm Records.
"Visions In Bone" was jointly produced and engineered by Chris Fielding and the band at Mwnci Studios in Wales and Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire, UK. The album swirls and flows with vintage tones and smoky vibes, with the themes of death, despair and redemption very much to the fore.
Formed in 2004, The Wounded Kings proudly upholds Britain's occult heritage via a unique blend of spectral doom and psychedelic horror, creating a desolate, end-of-the-world vibe filled with suffocating heaviness. More...
U.K. doom metal band The Wounded Kings just wrapped up work on a new full-length to follow 2014's "Consolamentum" release. The group comments:
"Album complete. Finished mastering yesterday. Now off to Candlelight with it! Sounds immense! Riffs, riffs and more riffs!!!"
Mixing was handled by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio, with full album details to launch shortly and an early 2016 release date expected. More...
U.K. doom conjurers The Wounded Kings have checked in with the following announcement about a changeup in the vocalist position:
"As of now, Sharie Neyland is no longer a member of the band. She has left for personal reasons. Obviously this came as a shock as we have show commitments and a European tour with dates to honour.
"With all this in mind we knew we had to bring out the big guns....... ORIGINAL TWK VOCALIST GEORGE BIRCH IS BACK! (Embrace of the Narrow House, Shadow over Atlantis and An introduction to the Black Arts Split 12”with COUGH)
"If you wondered what George would have sounded like, what his take would have been on the new material, or you never got to see tracks like ‘The Baptism of Atlantis’ performed live, well this is your chance!!!
"For the first time ever, our live set will feature songs from all four of our albums. See you there!" More...
Today U.K. doom conjurers The Wounded Kings, in association with Revolver Magazine, offer up another taste of heaviness with "The Silence." Check it out below.
"The Silence" is taken off new album "Consolamentum," which will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on February 25th, 2014. The album's track listing is as follows:
With its release just a little more than a month away, today the sound peddlers at Vice/Noisey thrust forth "Consolamentum" from English progressive doom cultists The Wounded Kings. Check out the song below.
The tune comes by way of the band's impending new full-length of the same name, due out February 25th. The track listing is as follows:
2. Lost Bride
3. Elige Magistrum
5. Space Conqueror
6. The Silence
7. Sacrifice More...
Candlelight Records today confirms February 25th as the North American release date of "Consolamentum," the label debut from English doom metallers, The Wounded Kings. Produced by Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard), the album will be available for pre-order via iTunes and other digital platforms beginning January 14th.
Discussing the album earlier this year, guitarist and band founder Steve Mills revealed, "this album will be our most expansive and heaviest."
"The entire album was recorded and mixed in six days during the hottest week of the year in a studio miles from anything in the Cornish countryside," shares producer Chris Fielding. "Recorded completely live, it captures the natural feel of the band. I find it to be a real step forward musically and very rewarding."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Lost Bride
3. Elige Magistrum
5. Space Conqueror
6. The Silence
7. Sacrifice More...
Candlelight Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of U.K. doom band The Wounded Lings The band had this to say about the signing:
“It has always been our intention from the very beginning, to reach as many people as possible with our music. Therefore, joining forces with a label as highly regarded as Candlelight, is a natural and welcome progression on our journey.
"This partnership will allow us to explore and expand our musical vision to its fullest; to manifest the inspiration and desire that is The Wounded Kings, not only in sound but also in the dedication and commitment of the record label to getting the message out there . We believe Candlelight have the expertise and kudos to fulfil their side of the bargain and we will endeavour to fulfil ours by continuing to bring you our unique perspective on heavy music”
Candlelight also issued this statement: "An ending is just a beginning. Returning from the brink, with band members leaving to pursue other careers or family lives, founding member Steve Mills puts together an all new line-up to deliver four tracks of epic and apocalyptic doom under the title of 'In the Chapel of the Black Hand'. This new phase in the development of The Wounded Kings features the dark and chilling vocals of Sharie Neyland along with one of the heaviest rhythm sections in South West England. More...
England’s The Wounded Kings is one of several artists to be featured on the upcoming documentary "Smells Like Sweat." A trailer for the documentary is available below.
Filmed at 2012’s inaugural Heavy Days in Doomtown Festival, the film was compiled by Unknown Factor, a DIY collective of progressive artists. The 30 minute film will be premiered at the Denmark based festival’s warm-up weekend planned in Stockholm on February 22nd, with an encore showing in Copenhagen on February 23rd. The Wounded Kings is set to perform at the premiere in Copenhagen.
Regarding the film, The Wounded Kings guitarist Steve Mills says, “When we were asked to play the festival, we were one of the first bands to be approached and we all really liked the DIY ethos behind it so we signed up immediately. Little did we know it was going to turn into such a beast! Along with the crowd on the 23rd, this will also be the first time we will see the documentary. If the festival was anything to go by then the film will be loud, heavy and fuckin’ killer.” More...
Heavy Days In Doom Town - a DIY celebration of all things slow and heavy - will be a 4 day event at 3 different venues in Copenhagen from May 3rd through the 6th, 2012. It will start with a warm up show at the alternative venue Stengade, Stengade 18. Then there will be 2 days of music, art, events and madness at the DIY activist driven social centre Ungdomshuset, Dortheavej 61 and then finally a cool down day in Copenhagens free town Christiania with movie screenings, acoustic outdoor shows and the final concert at Christiania's rock club in Loppen. For more information, go to the festival's website. Below is the list of bands presently confirmed for the event:
PAGAN ALTAR (uk)
JEX THOTH (usa)
WOUNDED KINGS (uk)
ALDEBARAN (us) – first European show ever!
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (fin)
BLACK OATH (it)
BURNING SAVIOURS (swe)
OCEAN CHIEF (swe)
SKOGEN BRINNER (swe)
SINISTER CREATION (dk)
BOTTOM FEEDER (dk)
TORCHLIGHT (dk) More...
U.K. act The Wounded Kings has announced the band's third album "In the Chapel of the Black Hand" will see release on September 1st, 2011 via I Hate Records.
A track from the album, titled "Gates of Oblivion," is currently available for streaming online through the band's Reverbnation profile.
The "In the Chapel of the Black Hand" track listing is as follows:
1. The Cult of Souls
2. Gates of Oblivion
3. Return of the Sorcerer
4. In the Chapel of the Black Hand
The Obelisk is streaming 15 Minutes of doom metal from The Wounded Kings off their split release with Cough. The song is called “Curse of Chains,” and the split with Cough is titled "An Introduction to the Black Arts" and is due out November 16th on Forcefield Records.
The band has one show listed on their MySpace page, which is as follows:
Nov 7 2010 @ 2:00P - DUTCH DOOM DAYS 9 Baroeg Rotterdam, NL, NETHERLANDS
The band's current line-up will cease to exist in 2011, as Nick (drums) is moving to Canada with his new wife and George is leaving to carry on with his solo work, leaving just two members of the band remaining. The band plans to soldier on and recruit replacements, however.
I Hate Records posted two new songs on their MySpace player earlier this month. Check out The Wounded Kings' "The Sons of Belial" taken from the album "The Shadow Over Atlantis" and Hellish Crossfire's "Night of the Possessed" taken from the album "Bloodrust Scythe." Both albums will be released early January 2010.
I Hate Records recently announced the signing of English doom band The Wounded Kings, who will release their second album in November. It's entitled "The Shadow over Atlantis" and offers psychedelic doom metal. In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.
The band is slated to perform at Roadburn 2010 also:
Apr 15 2010 - Roadburn Festival, Tilburg