Reviews: Live

9 October 2016 – MANCHESTER ACADEMY (supporting AKERCOCKE)

Distorted Sound: “THE KING IS BLIND are going from strength to strength and their performance in Manchester only reinforced this belief” 9/10 Read the full review here

Ghost Cult: “a very special set from a bunch of guys who are going to be very big indeed” Read the full review here

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CHRIS NAUGHTON guests with THE KING IS BLIND at Manchester Academy. Photo courtesy of Rich Price Photography

30 September 2016: CAMDEN UNDERWORLD (supporting AKERCOCKE)

Kerrang!: KKKKK Read the full review here

13 August 2016 – BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL (with MASTODON, GOJIRA plus)

Metal Hammer: “The tent is packed, the mob go wild, TKIB nail it again.” Read the full review here

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CERI MONGER, The King Is Blind – Bloodstock Festival. Photo courtesy of Cack Blabbath

Overdrive: “sweat, circle pits and all kinds of tom-fuckery in the crowd, The King is Blind own it from start to finish!” Read the full review here

RockSins: “today’s highlight, playing a sophisticated yet still magnificently violent set” Read the full review here

Distorted Sound: “crushing performance from one of the UK’s most exciting bands.” Read the full review here

Cack Blabbath: “This band get better every time we see them. A splendid mix of doom and death to get our afternoon going…” Read the full review here

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“Balancing on a le-e-edge!” STEVE TOVEY, The King Is Blind – Bloodstock Festival. Photo by Tess Donohoe, courtesy of Rock Sins

13 June 2016 – DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL (with IRON MAIDEN, NAPALM DEATH plus)

Metal Hammer: “The underground is full of great bands like this, but TKIB are one of the best by far.” Read the full review here

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THE KING IS BLIND: Download 2016

14 May 2016 – COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE (supporting WINTERFYLLETH & FEN)

Metal Recusants: “The King is Blind were once again just excellent.” Read the full review here

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LEE JAMES APPLETON – Colchester Arts Centre Photo by Duncan Sweeney of Green Wyvern Photography

7 Mar 2016 – CAMDEN ELECTRIC BALLROOM (supporting SYLOSIS & DECAPITATED)

Room Thirteen: “with each track sounding even bigger than they did on record”. Read the full review here

31 Jan 2016 – THE BLACK HEART, CAMDEN

Ave Noctum: “a bruising show, underlining that 2016 should see The King is Blind build on their recent achievements and start to develop a real following within the UK metal scene”. Read the full review here

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THE KING IS BLIND – The Black Heart, London. Photo by Craig Tipper

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7 Nov 2015 – DAMNATION FESTIVAL

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LEE JAMES APPLETON – Damnation Festival. Photo courtesy of Milk & Sugar Pictures

Ave Noctum: “I don’t know about blind, the king is probably deaf now too!” Read the full review here

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STEPHEN JOHN TOVEY – Damnation Festival. Photo by RICH PRICE

27 Sept 2015 – ISLINGTON ACADEMY O2 (supporting WINTERFYLLETH/VOICES)

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CERI MONGER – 02 Islington. Photo by STEPHEN VINCENT

24 Sept 2015 – RAINBOW, BIRMINGHAM (supporting WINTERFYLLETH/VOICES)

Midland Rocks: “a full-bodied half-hour assault” Read the full review here

31 May 2015 – TEMPLES FESTIVAL

Ghost Cult: Read the full review here

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PAUL ALAN RYAN – Temples Festival. Photo by Rich Price

13 Mar 2015 – HAMMERFEST

Metal Hammer online / Team Rock: “a distinct and vital new approach to underground extremity” 8/10 Read the full review here

Get Your Rock Out: “A crushingly heavy set; it certainly shook the Hammerfest stage” Read the full review here

11 Mar 2015 – THE BLACK HEART, CAMDEN (supporting WINTERFYLLETH)

Metal Hammer online / Team Rock: “It’s clear that they gained many a fan this evening” Read the full review here

The Independent Voice: “one of the most promising and original UK extreme metal bands” Read the full review here

20 Sep 2014 – ARTS CENTRE, COLCHESTER (supporting WINTERFYLLETH)

Metal Recusants: “I’ve always thought, looking back over all the greatest metal bands I fall in love with 4,5,6 years after their inception, ‘wouldn’t it be cool to be able to say ‘I was there [nearly] at the beginning!’ Well, tonight I realised that maybe this is the one.” Read the full review here

9 Aug 2014 – BLOODSTOCK 

Get Your Rock Out: “riffs full of life, heavy and roaring with the passion of a grizzly bear on heat.” Read the full review here

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BARNABY JOSEPH MONGER – Bloodstock. Photo courtesy of Get Your Rock Out

21 Mar 2014 – HOLE IN THE WALL, COLCHESTER (supporting DISMANIBUS)

Metal Recusants: “The King Is Blind look set to dominate the British Death Metal scene.” Read the full review here

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