The King Is Blind confirmed as Special Guests on Akercocke UK tour

Monolithic Metallers, The King Is Blind are delighted to announce they will be joining the upcoming Akercocke UK tour as Special Guests for the English dates.

Rennaisance in Extremis

Bulldozing the way for a new generation of Extreme Music, East Anglia’s THE KING IS BLIND today confirm their support to progressive Blackened Death Metal heavyweights AKERCOCKE on their hotly anticipated return in October. The ‘Renaissance in Extremis Tour 2016’ will land at London, Southampton, Bristol, Sheffield, and Manchester, and will showcase two pummeling forces in British Extreme Metal.

“The return of Akercocke has made everyone that is interested in HEAVY music, including us, ravenous to witness their rebirth into the live arena. We are honoured to share in their resurrection, joining the bill for their first British tour in years. A band famed for their diversity and twisted, challenging and vigorous music – an ethos we wholeheartedly embrace. We can’t wait to bludgeon their acolytes til they become believers of The King Is Blind, when we appropriate and convert the disciples of the church of Akercocke.

“Having conquered Download, and growing our own reputation for being a powerful live entity in our own right, we were looking for the perfect opportunity to take ‘Our Father’ to the country, and this chance to align with a genuine beast and legend of British metal heritage is one that could not be passed up.

“Be prepared for an evening of multi-faceted, aphotic, aggressive metal music where we will be unrelenting in our outpouring of the heaviest, most brutish music. We feel this is a fucking exciting lineup that will satisfy the blackest of souls” Steve Tovey, Vocals

Tour Dates: 13th August – Bloodstock, Derby (UK); 30th September – Underworld, London (UK); 1st October – Engine Rooms, Southampton (UK); 2nd October – The Fleece, Bristol (UK); 7th October – Corporation, Sheffield (UK); 9th October – Club Academy, Manchester (UK) 

Tickets are available direct from the venues, via See Tickets and other ticket retailers

Please note, The King Is Blind will unfortunately not be performing at Dublin, Jersey and Damnation Festival shows.

In addition, THE KING IS BLIND recently unveiled the unrelenting new video FRAGILITY BECOMES WRATH.

The track is taken from their colossal debut album OUR FATHER (KKKK – Kerrang!, 8/10 – Metal Hammer) which features in Metal Hammer’s ‘Top 20 Albums of 2016 So Far’.

Fresh from a bludgeoning performance at Download Festival, THE KING IS BLIND now have their sights on demolishing Bloodstock in August, landing on the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Saturday. This will be their second performance at the festival having played in 2014.

 

OUR FATHER is available from: Cacophonous Store Amazon iTunes

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The King Is Blind to support Sylosis and Decapitated

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The King Is Blind live – Photo by Craig Tipper

The King Is Blind are delighted to confirm they have been added to the bill on the behemoth-sized Sylosis Decapitated co-headlining tour of the UK. Everyone’s favourite monolithic metallers will play dates in London (Electric Ballroom) on Monday 7th March and Colchester (Arts Centre) on Tuesday 8th March.

For tickets for London click here

For tickets for Colchester click here

The King Is Blind return to Bloodstock Festival

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Everyone’s favourite Monolithic Metallers, The King Is Blind have been confirmed as returning to the prestigious and legendary Sophie Lancaster Stage of Bloodstock Open Air Festival that, this year, runs between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th August 2016.

As part of a three band announcement, TKIB are confirmed along with UK Doom Metal overlords Witchsorrow and Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell’s All Star Band.

The King Is Blind’s new album, OUR FATHER is out now via Cacophonous Records. To order, click here.

 

The King Is Blind confirmed for Download 2016

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Following a raft of striking reviews for their debut full-length Our Father, and a victorious live unleashing of the album, in full, at The Black Heart, Camden, Monolithic Metallers The King Is Blind have been confirmed to play Download Festival on Sunday 12th June 2016 where they will smash the skulls of the throngs assembled at the third stage.

Guitarist Lee James Appleton was delighted to pronounce:

“Our hearts are filled with pride. To be asked to perform at this year’s Download Festival alongside the most venerable names on Planet Rock (Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you Iron Maiden..) is far beyond ‘an honour’. We make a solemn vow here and now to bring our unique brand of Monolithic Heavy Metal to the assembled (black) masses with our usual fervour… and then some!! We will, of course, be playing plenty of tracks from the debut album ‘Our Father’ as well as one or two surprises! Thank you to all those towering individuals who have worked so hard behind the scenes for us to make the dream a reality.”

The King Is Blind confirmed as openers for Winterfylleth/Voices UK Tour Southern leg

Winterfylleth Sept 2015 Tour

The King Is Blind is delighted to confirm that we shall again be hooking up with Black Metal masters Winterfylleth on their September UK tour. With the excellent Voices as main support, the package highlights some of the very best of UK underground metal.

TKIB kick off procedings on the following shows:

Thurs Sept 24th – Oobleck, Birmingham http://www.seetickets.com/…/winterfyllet…/the-oobleck/867887

Fri Sept 25th – Thekla, Bristol https://www.gigantic.com/winterfylleth-thekla-2015-09-25-18…

Sat Sept 26th – Waterfront, Norwich http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/…/winterfylleth-plus-sup…

Sun Sept 27th – O2 Islington Academy, London http://www.seetickets.com/…/wi…/o2-academy2-islington/867552

Ninkharsag will fulfill the openers responsibilities on the Northern leg of the tour.