Hærken will celebrate two anniversaries in 2015, the launch of their début orchestral opus “…Of Warriors & Kings” and the album’s lead track “The Eve Of Bealltainn”, which will remain available as a free download from
To mark these occasions, the band has announced the release of the digital download edition of the full length début on the eve of the Celtic Mayday fertility festival whence the lead track takes its title, 30th April 2015.
“Dearest Comrades, The Eve of Bealltainn once again draweth nigh. Nigh on ten moons hath waned since many among ye received a parchment sealed by our own hand. It is with glad tidings that we now proclaim the ethereal edition of the same, so that our tales may be more easily told, farther and wider than afore.
Forsooth, Procul Clamorem Nostrum Audies – Afar Thou Shalt Hear Our Cries!”
This digital release will be available from most on-line retailers and was intentionally delayed due to the band’s desire to, until now, preserve the clandestine artwork – an unmarked vellum cover, secured by the band’s own hand with an actual seal of wax bearing their aesc tree sigil and Latin motto. Of course, one still can – nay, should! – purchase a physical copy direct from the band via the website or in person at any of the planned shows during their forthcoming May tour, although this format has limited availability.
2015 Tour dates:
May 02: Birmingham – O2 Academy
May 08: Nottingham – The Old Salutation Inn
May 15: Manchester – The Star & Garter
May 22: TO BE ANNOUNCED
May 24: SOPHIE Fest, Tamworth – Rock It Bar
May 31: Leicester – The Firebug
Keep thine eye keen for further dates…
Praise for “…Of Warriors & Kings”:
“The UK’s answer to Amon Amarth? Quite Possibly” – Metal Hammer
“Thrilling and visceral” – Terrorizer
“Make sure you have no sharp implements around when you listen to this album, you might get carried away. Outstanding tracks are many” – The Midlands Rocks
“Heaviness and melody, solid structures, a deft hand for to-the-point arrangements and the dry vocals are the perfect complement to the music. On a good path to help revitalize British death metal” – Metal-Observer
“Engaging and engrossing with full control, it has wonderful moments to behold” – Brutalism
“The music is very well made throughout, blending complex guitar work with gravelly vocals, as well as sophisticated solos and excellent pounding drums” – Pure Rawk
“Modern, technical, crunchy” – Planetmosh
“Some of the most solid and catchy riffing British Death Metal has to offer” – Thrash Hits
“Up there with the likes of Amon Amarth and At the Gates” – Vendetta Metal Magazine