Hot News: Hark premiere debut album!

Welsh heavy rock power-trio HARK are now premiering their forthcoming Season of Mist debut album “Crystalline” via the following exclusive and official media partners:

Visions (DE)
New Noise (FR)
Rocking.gr (GR)
Rockerilla.com (IT)
Roadburn (NL)
Loud (PT)
Close-Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)

With ‘Crystalline’ we hope that you can hear a new band with an old soul“, comments mastermind Jimbob Isaac. “Nothing worthwhile is ever easy, and we hope the ‘do or die’ ethos behind this band and record connects with people on all levels. To pursue art and music, is to expand our consciousness, is to purge and is our two fingers up to those who say we can’t. Awaken, all ye algorithmic soul seekers, crystalline realization awaits you.”

Recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales (BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, JUDAS PRIEST, PORTISHEAD) and mixed by CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK, YOUNG WIDOWS), “Crystalline” will be released on March 14th, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop. Tracklist and artwork can be found below:

1. Palendromeda
2. Hounded By Callous Decree
3. Sins On Sleeves
4. Black Hole South West
5. Breathe and Run
6. Mythopoeia
7. Scarlet Extremities
8. All Wretch No Vomit
9. Xtal 0.6
10. Clear Light Of…

The artwork for “Crystalline” was designed by HARK guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac, himself an acclaimed graphic artist who has worked with the likes of RED FANG, CLUTCH, MELVINS, KVELERTAK and more.

Heavy power-rock trio HARK featuring former TAINT frontman Jimbob Isaac on guitars and vocals, who is joined by the ex-WHYTELEAF  members Nikolai Ribnikov (bass) and drummer Simon Bonwick have announced European tour-dates in support of their forthcoming debut album “Crystalline” this April. The Welsh will be joining A STORM OF LIGHT, while MUSTARD GAS & ROSES take the opening slot. All dates can be found below:

HARK Live Dates

10 Apr 14 Cardiff (UK) Clwb Ifor Bach *(Hark album release show)
12 Apr 14 Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival
13 Apr 14 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
14 Apr 14 Prague (CZ) 007
15 Apr 14 Leipzig (DE) Conne Island
16 Apr 14 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
17 Apr 14 København (DK) Underwerket
20 Apr 14 Frankfurt (DE) Elfer
21 Apr 14 München (DE) Backstage
22 Apr 14 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
23 Apr 14 Rome (IT) Traffic
24 Apr 14 Milano (IT) Lo Fi
25 Apr 14 Clermont-Ferrand (FR) Raymond
26 Apr 14 Martigny (CH) Les Caves du Manoir
27 Apr 14 Luzern (CH) Schüür
28 Apr 14 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West
29 Apr 14 Köln (DE) Gebäude 9
30 Apr 14 Liege (BE) La Zone
01 May 14 London (UK) Birthday’s
02 May 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
04 May 14 Bristol (UK) Temples Festival *(Hark only)

Line-up
Jimbob Isaac: guitars & vocals
Nikolai Ribnikov: bass
Simon Bonwick: drums

The phoenix of classical myth was considered to be a creature of great beauty. Bursting into flames at the end of its life cycle, the bird would be reborn out of the ashes of its predecessor.HARK share a similar fate as the trio is spawned from the remnants of celebrated British heavy rockers TAINT. The creative hand of frontman Jimbob Isaac can be clearly felt throughout HARK‘s fantastic debut album “Crystalline”. Angular riffing, pounding rhythms, and dually melodic and his unrelentingly ferocious vocals lead to galloping passages that show the maturity of a band far more honed than expected from a debut. The Welsh did not leave any detail to chance, but carefully crafted music, lyrics and visuals into an all encompassing concept. This diligence includes having their first full-length mixed by Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE fame (KVELERTAK, TORCHE, ISIS), who added a powerful yet crystal clear production to HARK‘s unique sound. The artwork was personally designed and drawn by Jimbob Isaac, who is not just known as an outstanding musician but also working as an acclaimed graphic artist. “Crystalline” furthermore features guest vocals from Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) on the stunning track “Clear Light of….”. HARK will literally rock the world with this release. Crank your volume up high and get blown away!

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