Careering into view like a raging typhoon, female-fronted Leeds based Chasing Dragons are due to release their new record, 'Checkmate' on 2nd June via Trash Unreal Management. Produced, mixed and mastered by Lee Batiuk (Deaf Havana); it's a sprawling beast that incorporates frenetic post-hardcore burst of penetrating guitars, thunderous vocals and a titan-esque rhythm section; all which entwine with moments of alt-Metal; hard rock with a defining punk undercurrent.
Drawing comparisons to Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, AFI and Aiden, Chasing Dragons are coming out of the traps making some noise and having already shared stages with Pendulum, InMe, Death Angel, The Sweet and Fearless Vampire Killers amongst others.
Their current EP 'Checkmate' is a real statement of intent. And they intend to grab you by the throat. To launch the EP officially, there will be two live dates in London and Leeds before the band head off on a UK tour.
30th May - Leeds, Eiger Music Studios, Hometown EP Launch
4th June - London, The Macbeth, Southern EP launch
14th June - Nottingham, Salutation
21st June - Selby, The Riverside
24th June - Huddersfield, The Parish
26th June - Sheffield, Corporation
27th June - Rhyl (Wales), The Pot & Kettle
2nd Aug - Leicester, The Shed
22nd Aug - Consett (Newcastle), Steph's The Club That Rocks
19th Sept - London, The Underworld
Chasing Dragons are: Laurie 'Tank' Carnan (Vocals) / Mitch Sadler (Guitar/Vocals) / Katie Bullock (Drums) and Ant Varenne (Bass/Vocals)
1. Prelude 2. Throw Down Your King 3. That's Not Love 4. For the Sake of Murder
5. The Last Defence 6. Broken Jaws