Having recently finished an extensive tour across the continent supporting post-metal monoliths Cult Of Luna and Russian Circles, intrepid post-hardcore/metal quartet SVALBARD are wasting no time at all as they announce a run of European headline dates for October.
The band comments “Guess who’s back, back again… We are excited to announce a fresh new batch of headline shows in Germany, The Netherlands, France and the UK. Expect new songs, old songs, blood curdling screams and pumpkin carving during this autumnal set of shows. Put on your cosiest scarf, grab a spiced latte and come headbang with us this October 🍂🤘”
Tickets for all dates are on sale now from linktr.ee/Svalbardhc
Check out SVALBARD’s other confirmed shows for 2023 below.
27/28 May – UK, London, Portals Festival
17 Jun – FR, Clisson, Hellfest
23-25 Jun – DE, Löbnitz, With Full Force Festival
05-08 Jul – UK, Withington, 2000Trees Festival
04-06 Aug – CH, Gränichen, Gränichen Open Air
11-13 Aug – BE, Kortrijk, Alcatraz Festival
16-19 Aug – UK, Compton Martin, ArcTanGent
SVALBARD recently released their first single through Nuclear Blast Records. ‘Eternal Spirits’ is a song where musical ferocity and ethereality interflow, forging an evocative, raging sea.
Check out the electrifying live performance video for ‘Eternal Spirits’ now at: https://youtu.be/1Oh30tCl1DQ
Formed in Bristol UK, Svalbard have released three studio albums, three EPs and several split releases. Their exceptional latest studio album, 2020’s When I Die, Will I Get Better? was dubbed by Metal Hammer UK as “the most important British metal record of 2020”, with both Metal Hammer and Kerrang! lauding the record as a top 10 album of the year. A career milestone, it cemented Svalbard as a powerful and vital component of our global music scene.
Whilst refining their distinctive blend of euphoric black metal, post-rock and d-beat, Svalbard have incorporated a few more surprising influences along the way. From soft, mournful singing to progressive guitar leads, it showcases a sensitive dynamic that lends impact to their most crushing moments – of which there are undoubtedly many.
There’s no poetry, no ambiguity – just direct, raw honesty as the Bristolian quartet tackle some very uncomfortable subjects head on. This is heavy in the most evocative sense of the word. The blunt lyrics are equally as important as the music.
The band now look forward with renewed optimism having now signed a worldwide deal with the iconic heavy music label Nuclear Blast. In a world ever more open to breaking down doors that once seemed firmly closed, Svalbard seem as vital as any artist right now.
Svalbard ‘s back-catalogue is now available via Nuclear Blast, rediscover It’s Hard to Have Hope and the catalogue here: https://bfan.link/Svalbard-its-hard-to-have-hope.ema
Rediscover their video ‘For The Sake Of The Breed‘ here: https://youtu.be/nJXDX6-AMBw
Vocals/Guitar – Serena Cherry
Vocals/Guitar – Liam Phelan
Drums – Mark Lilley
Bass – Matt Francis
Youtube: / @svalbardmusic