Progressive black metallers FEN headline The Lounge 666 in Archway this September as part of Retribution Alive. They are joined by special guests THE KING IS BLIND and London black metallers DOMITOREM.
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:
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 Winter' an involving and immersive experience.
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’s keyboard-infused BM offers a compelling combination of stripped down aggression" - Team Rock
"This was nothing short of amazing as the songs were tight and delivered like a full on barrage of artillery landing precisely on target. 4.5/5" - metal-rules.com
"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