Tour News Roundup: KING 810, Shadowflag, Desertfest London, In Her Own Words

Time for a quick catch-up on the numerous live dates being announced at the moment…

KING 810

Flint, MI firebrands, KING 810 have announced a UK headline tour for February 2018.

Last seen on these shores for an exclusive set at this year’s Bloodstock Festival, KING 810 are now ready to bring current album, La Petite Mort (Or A Conversation With God) to their UK family. Check out the tour trailer here –

Frontman and band visionary David Gunn tells us:

Playing Bloodstock this past summer reminded us just how crazy our UK Family is, so we decided we had to come back for a full run. Our UK fans have been there since the beginning and we can’t wait to play for them again.

Full dates line up as follows:

  • Wed 14th Feb – NORWICH Epic Studios
  • Thu 15th Feb – BRISTOL Thekla
  • Fri 16th Feb – BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2
  • Sat 17th Feb – LEEDS Key Club
  • Sun 18th Feb – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
  • Tue 20th Feb – GLASGOW King Tuts
  • Wed 21st Feb – MANCHESTER Rebellion
  • Thu 22nd Feb – LONDON Underworld
  • Fri 23rd Feb – CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
  • Sat 24th Feb – OXFORD O2 Academy 2

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday 27th November. That’s tomorrow, folks!


2018 will see Cheltenham’s black metal poets Shadowflag hit the road in support of their sensational recent album The Delusion Machine. Joining them will be two of the finest blackened acts the UK has to offer – Manchester’s Burial and Birmingham’s Trivax.

Released in June and built upon the premise that humanity’s existence is essentially, terrifyingly empty and without purpose, The Delusion Machine is Shadowflag’s greatest achievement to date. This third album sees the Shadowflag entity becoming something more frightening and yet more enticing and entrancing than ever before.

The band is known for delivering captivating live performances; with recent notable festival appearances at The Blackwood Gathering in Cumbria and Ukraine’s Carpathian Alliance. Shadowflag vocalist Gray Preston had this to say:

It feels great to finally be able to announce The Delusion Machine tour. We are so appreciative of how the album has been received and all the great things that so many people have said about it. It only seems right that we take it to as many parts of the UK as we can. So that’s what we’re doing. Whilst the deluded world rumbles on, we promise that these shows will be memorable, engaging and our most absorbing yet. See you next year!

  • 19 Jan – The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham (Burial headline)
  • 20 Jan – The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham (with Trivax)
  • 09 Feb – The Opium Club, Edinburgh (with Burial)
  • 10 Feb – Temple of Boom, Leeds (with Burial)
  • 16 Mar – The Dev, Camden (with Trivax)
  • 17 Mar – The Swan, Ipswich (with Burial)
  • 27 Apr – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff (with Burial & Trivax)
  • 28 Apr – Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham (with Burial)
  • 29 Apr – The Peer Hat, Manchester (with Burial)

Desertfest London announces Old Empire stage

Desertfest London (4th-6th May 2018, tickets on sale now) are thrilled to reveal the bands taking part in the festival’s annual Old Empire stage, that will be hosted on Friday 4th May at the Electric Ballroom in Camden.

Old Empire is now a household name in the London scene, working across an array of acts, venues and cities – we are stoked the heaviest crew, and our favorite drinking buddies, are back in the fold to bring us a stage with some of their most treasured bands! Taking place on the hallowed ground of the Electric Ballroom on May 4th, Old Empire gives you the lowdown below…

For the first time in DF history, Friday will see two headliners sprawled across town – with Swedish stalwarts Graveyard making their long awaited return to London at the iconic Koko, we had to rustle up something of equal measure. An act we have wanted to book across the festival since our first year of involvement, it’s a true honour to announce that British trailblazers of the extreme Napalm Death are the headline act for the OE ritual – their influence on the world of heavy music is undeniable and hard to truly fathom. Never one to disappoint live, a set of insanity is upon us.

Our second artist comes in a wave of God-like reverence to Old Empire, a master of his craft – Patrick Walkers’ Warning will bring the Electric Ballroom to its knees. One of the most poignant and genuinely dark British doom bands of all time, Watching from a Distance is a masterpiece of the highest order. Having reformed for Roadburn 2017, we are thrilled Warning will be joining us in London – all should know and all should follow.

Next up is an act that needs little introduction to the world of Desertfest, and one who perfectly embody the spirit of the Empire – the mighty EyeHateGod make their long awaited return. A little bit heavy metal, a whole bunch of venom and buckets of dirty groove – we’re all well aware of the party that ensues when these NOLA legends hit the stage, so it felt about damn time to bring ‘em back!

Another familiar face to the London scene comes in the form of Winterfylleth. Hitting the Old Empire spectrum back in 2011, the Mancunian quartet have since consistently impressed with their unique and anthemic take on black metal. Helping to round of proceedings is Five The Hierophant, whose dark jazz soundscapes and eclectically heavy, yet perfectly refined, mix of sounds will make the live debut at Desertfest 2018. Alongside them are newbies to the scene ACDX – equal parts Isis, Hawkwind and Opeth. The dictionary definition of this Essex group would simply say, ‘indefinable’.

In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words are excited to present to you their UK / Ireland headline tour! They will be touring from January 5th-18th 2018. They have also announced the release of their limited edition deluxe release of their album Unfamiliar.

A bonus track from the album, “Right Now”, was released two weeks ago and has already amassed over 40,000 streams on Spotify.

This is going to be a great tour opportunity to grow the band in a market that is extremely thirsty for pop punk, and they will likely be back for summer European festivals as well.

  • 05 Jan – Redrum, Stafford
  • 06 Jan – Gulliver’s Manchester
  • 07 Jan – Cobblestones, Bridgewater
  • 08 Jan – Louisiana, Bristol
  • 09 Jan – Sanctuary, Basingstoke
  • 10 Jan – Underground, Plymouth
  • 11 Jan – The Flapper, Birmingham
  • 12 Jan – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
  • 13 Jan – Red Room, Nottingham
  • 14 Jan – Deacon Brodie’s, Dundee
  • 15 Jan – Broadcast, Glasgow
  • 16 Jan – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
  • 17 Jan – Borderline, London
  • 18 Jan – Fibber Magee’s, Dublin
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