Cathedral Announces Special London Show
British doom metal veterans Cathedral has announced that they will be performing a very special show for one night only on December 3rd at the 02 Academy in Islington. The show will feature two sets from the band, the first performing the entirety of their landmark debut album and doom metal classic "Forest Of Equilibrium," where Lee Dorrian (vocals) and Garry Jennings (guitar) will be joined by the recording line up Mark "Griff" Griffiths (bass), Adam Lehan (guitar) and Mike Smail (drums.) This will be followed by a second set of songs performed by the current line up of Lee Dorian, Garry Jennings, Brian Dixon and Leo Smee.
Vocalist Lee Dorrian explains: "Cathedral has come along way since those dirge-ridden smoke-filled, cheap lager and sweat infested early rehearsals back in 1990. To be brutally honest, back then we never imagined that we would have continued on a twenty year journey and still be here to tell the tale. A lot of bands that have been around this long tend to shy away from their roots, in favour of more ‘accessible’ material that they wrote in their “maturing” stages. Well, despite the fact that we may have expanded on our sound and style since those early days, we are certainly not embarrassed by our origins, in fact the opposite is true. To commemorate (Commiserate?) this twenty year marathon, we thought it would be a cool idea to regroup the line up of our first studio album for a special one-off show, and perform it in it’s entirety. Fortunately, everyone from those days agreed. This will mark the beginning of the evening, which will be followed by a set of material post-Forest bringing us right up to date with our latest album, The Guessing Game. We are excited about this event and look forward to seeing you there."
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