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Atarka, Sleeping Giant

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Bilde, fotograf: Ukjent

Uk-bandet slipper skive om en uke.

Tom Brumpton tipser om dette tungmetalbandet. Grov vokal, en tanke extrem metal og et stort sound preger.  Albumet, 'Sleeping Giant', kommer 27. mars.


Formed in Birmingham, England, hard hitting quintet Atarka was founded by guitarist  Daniel McCarthy, bass player Adam Bayliss and vocalist Jamie Smith. In 2018 the  addition of guitarist Alex Dutton and drummer Phil Sheldon cemented their line-up.

Sleeping Giant is the Birmingham metal quintet’s debut album. Equal parts groove and blackened death metal, the record sonically illustrates a bleak and desperate view of history, mental illness, addiction and other aspects of the human experience with all the surgical precision and brutality that has made their live shows such a success.

Taking influence from history and mythology, the album explores this from a conceptual point of view. These concepts can be found in abundance on tracks such as Tollund Man - where the ancient and mysterious legend of the Danish bog bodies are given a backstory unlike any other.

Tracks such as Golden Snake, Shadow of the King, The Bastard, and Miasma –  Sleeping Giant is a heavy hitting record with influences deep-rooted in bands such  as In Flames, Mastodon, Gojira and Killswitch Engage."