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13 April 2014

Johnny Main

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Glasgow-based doom masters Holy Mountain, will undertake a short tour of the UK this month in support of their upcoming album, 'Ancient Astronauts' which is released on Monday 14th April via Chemikal Underground Records.

Masculine yet never macho, reverential yet never slavish, accomplished yet never ostentatious, the galaxy shaking hard rock visionaries that are Holy Mountain add a pinch of Sun Ra attitude and a splash of Deep Purple flavoured keyboards to the trio's signature mix of Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Iron Monkey sounds.

The album was produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, RM Hubbert) and is the band's most ambitious project yet, as they have created a record that coruscates and compels, helped in no small part by their commitment to employing the finest hardware in the rock arsenal in search of the perfect tone.

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Holy Mountain was formed by Andy McGlone and Pete Flett in 2009 as an improvisational duo, drawing comparisons to Lightning Bolt and they took the bands name from Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 drama, 'La Montana Sagrada'.

Bass player Allan Stewart completed the line up in 2011 shortly before the band undertook sessions that would become the 'Earth Measures' release.

You can see Holy Mountain live here:
Wednesday 16th April - The Black Heart, London
Thursday 17th April - Wakefield - The Hop, Wakefield
Saturday 19th April - Fallow Cafe, Manchester

You can watch the official video for '100 Years A Day' here:

Ancient Astronauts
Star Kings
Gift Giver
100 Years A Day
Hollow Hill

Holy Mountain are:
Andy McGlone - Guitars/Vocals
Allan Stewart - Bass Guitar
Pete Flett - Drums

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