Brit hard hitters Black Tree Vultures have just released a stunning new single and video for “Bitter” which has been taken from their eagerly anticipated self-titled EP, which arrives on Friday 19th April.
Initially formed at the start of 2017 by Jonno Smyth (drums) and Aaron ‘Ham’ Hammersley (guitar), Black Tree Vultures set out to bind together traditional metal influences with a cutting modern edge. After the recruitment of vocalist Celyn Beynon and bassist Ched Cheeseman, and countless hours in the rehearsal room, the band shaped a carefully crafted sound that more than fulfilled their original manifesto. To this day, this sound has seen the quartet win over everyone from new rock kids to seasoned metal veterans.
In February 2018, the riff rockers set loose their debut EP, Sanity Isn’t Perfect, via BTV records/PHD. The release picked up a swell of support from the underground and allowed the emerging rockers to tour throughout the UK. Along the way, Black Tree Vultures wooed audiences playing alongside Diablo Blvd, Bigfoot, Devilskin and Ryders Creed. The rock ‘n’ rollers also went on to support Snakecharmer, as well as playing a host of hugely successful mainland European shows.
Never ones to stand still, Black Tree Vultures headed to the Outhouse Studios to work with John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Architects) at the end of 2018. The band wanted a fresh approach for their next EP, so they cut all three tracks live. Drummer Jonno Smyth elaborates:
We wanted to show everyone what the band were capable of. Recording this EP live was certainly a different approach, and it has paid off. We’ve always been inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica & Queen, and I think you can hear our influences coming through on this release. It was superb working with John Mitchell; he’s an absolute legend of a man!
Black Tree Vultures will continue their touring assault on the UK and Europe this Spring. Look out for further singles ahead of the band’s release of their hotly-tipped sophomore EP.