Black Moth + Antlered Man + The Witch Hunt
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Black Moth are Harriet Bevan - vocals, Jim Swainston - guitar, Nico Carew - guitar, Dave Vachon - bass, and Dom McCready plays drums.
Formed in 2010 out of the ashes of a Leeds-based garage rock band, the band were seduced by the brutal and hypnotic lure of the riff, to emerge translucent skinned and bleary eyed from their cocoon as the ferocious kick-ass heavy rock outfit that is Black Moth.
Taking a powerful chunk of influence from proto-punk acts such as Iggy and the Stooges, Motorhead and early Alice Cooper as well as a sliver of 90s grunge and stoner rock, Black Moth draw out the darker elements and combine them with the heaving riffs of heavy metal giants, Pentagram and Black Sabbath, with hooks so sharp you could hang a corpse on them. They also look to more current acts such as the Melvins, Sleep and Electric Wizard for inspiration, though singer, Harriet Bevan, still maintains a vocal style that evokes the haunting psychedelia of Grace Slick and psych-Satanist, Jinx Dawson from Coven: the woman responsible for the "sign of the horns" in rock'n'roll.
Songs that the band have honed and crafted in the mighty maelstrom that is the Leeds heavy rock scene, have been rippin’ ‘em up live not only in Yorkshire but everywhere they’ve played. Now all they needed was to be brought to vivid screaming life on record.
Enter Mr Jim Sclavunos, the multi talented Grinderman and Bad Seed, not to mention the superbaaad connoisseur of the mixing console, fresh from producing the storming second Jim Jones Revue album.
One of their shows was all it took. ”Black Moth reminds me of my misspent youth” he said.
And judging by the all-out assault that he’s crafted with the Moth, he must have been a very bad boy indeed. "The Killing Jar" is their debut from New Heavy Sounds and it rocks like a bastard, gaining the band ample support from the likes of Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Artrocker and BBC6 Radio. Since its May 2012 release, the band have enjoyed some thrilling gigs on the festival circuit including Reading, Leeds and Download Festivals, and an explosive 15-date UK Tour with Turbowolf.
In 2014 the band will see its second album released, again produced by Jim Sclavunos. The band will also be extensively touring UK/Europe as well as the US.
“Like Electric Wizard meets Band Of Skulls, in a dungeon- KKKK” - Kerrang!
"Sabbath infused sludge with a strong female vocal presence that will undoubtedly destroy eardrums and teeth during the course of their upcoming live shows” – 405
“A riveting blend of stoner metal and garage rock” - Metal Hammer
Terrorizer: “Sludgey, grungey, NWOBHM-ey, Riot Grrly- don't you just love it when a band are so awesome that they're undefinable?"