Latest news: Fri, Feb 10 2017, HARK
HARK have announced three UK release shows in early March that will be followed by a British headlining tour joined by OHHMS for this April. These dates complement the already published European run in support of CONAN and DOWNFALL OF GAIA in March 2017 in support of their forthcoming album 'Machinations'. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Mastermind Jimbob Isaac comments on the UK leg: "This OHHMS/HARK dual combo will be a crowd smasher for sure. We cannot wait to get 'Machinations' out to all our fans on this short run, along with our album launch shows. Prepare and join us for a total sonic purge and cleansing."
HARK Release Shows
03 Mar 17 Bristol (UK) Exchange (+Nick Oliveri +Groundhogs)
04 Mar 17 Swansea (UK) The Scene (+Sigiriya)
05 Mar 17 London (UK) Old Blue Last (+Taman Shud+ Harrowed et. al.)
HARK + OHHMS
12 Apr 17 Plymouth (UK) Underground
13 Apr 17 Nottingham (UK) Chameleon
14 Apr 17 Liverpool (UK) EBGB's
15 Apr 17 Leeds (UK) Temple of Boom
08 Mar 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
09 Mar 17 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
10 Mar 17 Praha (CZ) 007
11 Mar 17 Warszawa (PL) Poglos
12 Mar 17 Dresden (DE) Puschkin
13 Mar 17 München (DE) Feierwerk
14 Mar 17 Budapest (HU) Durer Kert
15 Mar 17 Wien (AT) Arena
16 Mar 17 Olten (CH) Coq D'Or
17 Mar 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
18 Mar 17 Madrid (ES) Chango
19 Mar 17 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
20 Mar 17 Toulouse (FR) Rex
21 Mar 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
22 Mar 17 Paris (FR) Boule Noire
23 Mar 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
24 Mar 17 Köln (DE) MTC
25 Mar 17 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4
26 Mar 17 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen
HARK will be touring in support of their forthcoming full-length 'Machinations', which has been scheduled for release on February 24th. Album details can be found below.
'Machinations' can be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
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With their second full-length 'Machinations', HARK deliver a perfectly crafted vision of sludge-infused hard rock, while further expanding on their simultaneously progressive and muscular sonic palette. 'Machinations' is an intelligent, forward-thinking rock record, in an age where cult nostalgia trips and retrogressive throwbacks are all too common. Taking cues from Jimbob Isaac’s sludge metal legacy in Welsh underground heroes TAINT.
In addition to Simon Bonwick's bombastic drumming, the hard-hitting rockers have meanwhile expanded their line-up to include the virtuoso chops of lead guitarist Joe Harvatt, while bassist Tom Shortt holds the low end down with weighty grind and dexterity. HARK v2.0 is now officially in widescreen. They offer a holistic, collective approach to inventive song craft and beautifully precise pummelling.
HARK's acclaimed debut 'Crystalline' (2014) displayed a maturity hardly expected from a debut, with global critical acclaim dubbing it a ‘game changer’ in the sludge and stoner rock sphere. 'Machinations' was recorded with Andy Hawkins at The Nave (Leeds, UK) and Gethin Pearson at The Bassment of Sonic Architecture (Pontypool, UK). Mixing is handled this time by Pearson, Harvatt and Isaac, while James Plotkin (SUNN O))), ISIS, KHANATE) takes on mastering duties. With this dedicated, hands-on approach, 'Machinations' will allow HARK to further spread their wing into spheres unknown.
Jimbob Isaac's soaring and gritty lead vocals convey the existential angst of living in the media saturated and economically unstable climate from which 'Machinations' was born. His fragmented and deeply subconscious lyrical flow, talks of abstracted emotions, spiritual disintegration, toxic encounters, psychic endeavours, and technological overload. Isaac's complex prose is woven into a sonic tapestry created by he and his band mates that will make heavy rock listeners stand to attention. Isaac also envelopes this record with his distinctive artwork, creating a pen and ink space-scape, an all-enveloping world of machinated beauty and a fine line near-future. Truly anchoring and expanding the HARK universe in all its pointillised, detailed splendour.
Having honed their live act on tours with the likes of CLUTCH, RED FANG, PRONG, KEN mode and A STORM OF LIGHT, HARK are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Following praised appearances at renowned festivals such as Roadburn, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Bloodstock, and Damnation, the Welsh heavy rockers have clearly succeeded in transforming their live energy into 'Machinations'. This newly incarnated quartet is ready to conquer the world!
|Jimbob Isaac||Guitar & Vocals|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, Mar 03 2017||UK||Bristol||Exchange||+Nick Oliveri +Groundhogs|
|Sat, Mar 04 2017||UK||Swansea||The Scene||+Sigiriya|
|Sun, Mar 05 2017||UK||London||Old Blue Last||+Taman Shud+ Harrowed et. al.|
|Wed, Mar 08 2017||DE||Wiesbaden||Schlachthof||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Thu, Mar 09 2017||DE||Weinheim||Café Central||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Fri, Mar 10 2017||CZ||Praha||007||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Sat, Mar 11 2017||PL||Warszawa||Poglos||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Sun, Mar 12 2017||DE||Dresden||Puschkin||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Mon, Mar 13 2017||DE||München||Feierwerk||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Tue, Mar 14 2017||HU||Budapest||Durer Kert||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Wed, Mar 15 2017||AT||Wien||Arena||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Thu, Mar 16 2017||CH||Olten||Coq D'Or||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Fri, Mar 17 2017||FR||Marseille||Jas Rod||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Sat, Mar 18 2017||ES||Madrid||Chango||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Sun, Mar 19 2017||ES||Barcelona||Boveda||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Mon, Mar 20 2017||FR||Toulouse||Rex||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Tue, Mar 21 2017||FR||Nantes||Le Ferrailleur||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Wed, Mar 22 2017||FR||Paris||Boule Noire||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Thu, Mar 23 2017||NL||Rotterdam||Baroeg||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Fri, Mar 24 2017||DE||Köln||MTC||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Sat, Mar 25 2017||BE||Bruxelles||Magasin 4||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Sun, Mar 26 2017||NL||Arnhem||Willemeen||+Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter|
|Wed, Apr 12 2017||UK||Plymouth||Underground||+OHHMS|
|Thu, Apr 13 2017||UK||Nottingham||Chameleon||+OHHMS|
|Fri, Apr 14 2017||UK||Liverpool||EBGB's||+OHHMS|
|Sat, Apr 15 2017||UK||Leeds||Temple of Boom||+OHHMS|