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  FEN AND THE KING IS BLIND TO PLAY RETRIBUTION SEPTEMBER
26th June 2017: Updated 7th September 2017



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Progressive Black Metallers FEN headline The Lounge in Archway this September as part of Retribution Alive with a full seventy-five minute set. They are joined by special guests The King Is Blind and new additions to the bill, Domitorem.

Advance tickets for the 8th September event are available right here.

So far the diverse Metalisation of Retribution Alive has breached the walls of such venues as the Intrepid Fox, Scala, Purple Turtle, 12 Bar, Black Heart, The Lounge, The Dev, Unicorn, Nambucca, Underdog Gallery, Wig & Gown, New Cross Inn, Fiddlers Elbow, Amwell Arms, Upstairs @ The Garage, Kings Arms and the Plough & Harrow. Get along to September's edition at the Lounge. Bands playing 7.35pm-11.00pm:

FEN

Since the their formation in early 2006 FEN's trademark sound of atmospheric Black Metal, which incorporates elements of post-rock, has seen the band rise on the wave of a resurgence within the UK Black Metal scene. And with 'Winter' FEN have produced their most ambitions, and yet most fundamental expression to date. In fact, it could be said that FEN have returned to the very beginnings of their ideology in order to invoke the atmosphere of bleak reflection and ancient sorrow that envelops the Fens, from whence the band originated, and from where they draw their inspiration.

Rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and yet laced with darkness, the six-track 'Winter' is a colossal piece of work where atmospheric Black Metal and delicate, spacious cleans, have been melded with aspects of 70s Progressive Rock, Shoegaze and Doom Metal, making the album an involving and immersive experience.

THE KING IS BLIND

A band of pedigree, The King Is Blind combine the premier elements of Death, Doom and HEAVY Metal to create a fearsome package of Monolithic Metal, backed by blistering and skull-shattering live performances. Hailing from East Anglia, The King Is Blind perform dark, aggressive music with an impressive narrative arc and genuinely terrifying majesty.

DOMITOREM

"And the luck and pleasure was all theirs, for the band blasted on and on through their songs to make it seem like the performance blended nicely into a droning trance that only black metal music can create. That for me said this band is here to stay and will be a promising asset to the UK Black Metal scene in years to come." - theindependentvoice.org

Resident DJs:

DJ 69 (Retribution Alive / Bloodstock's Club Serpent / Intrepid Fox / Unholy / Synthetic Culture / Bloodstock's In New Blood We Trust)

DJ GRIFFIN (Retribution Alive / Bloodstock's Club Serpent / Intrepid Fox / Sonic Rebellion / Heaven and Hell / Garage Dayz)

Guest DJ G CULT HOLOCAUST THRONE (Marlborough Head / Ben Crouch Tavern)

Advance tickets £10 - On the door £12

RETRIBUTION ALIVE is supported by:
METALTALK | METAL WARRIORS | SONIC REBELLION | DENIM & LEATHER | SURF THE APOCALYPSE CLOTHING | SEVEN CRIMSON DESIGNS





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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.




 


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