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.
“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 31 May
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)
“Some of the most exciting tracks in death metal I’ve heard in a while.” (ECHOES & DUST)
“Groovy death with a gritty tone” (INVISIBLE ORANGES)