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Latest news: Tue, Nov 29 2016, HARK

Upcoming release: "Machinations"

Release date: Fri, Feb 24 2017, US Fri, Feb 24 2017

HARK have premiered the first track taken from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album 'Machinations'. The sophomore full-length of these Welsh heavy rockers will be out in stores on February 24th.

The hot-blooded track "Fortune Favours the Insane" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

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Rockzone (ES)
New Noise (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
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Metalitalia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Loud (PT)
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HARK have simultaneously revealed the artwork and track-list of 'Machinations', which can both be viewed below.

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  1. Fortune Favours The Insane
  2. Disintegrate
  3. Nine Fates
  4. Speak In Tongues
  5. Transmutation
  6. Son Of Pythagoras
  7. Premonitions
  8. Comnixant 3.0
  9. The Purge

Mastermind Jimbob Isaac commented: "Our premiere track 'Fortune Favours the Insane' was the first song written for the new album and is lyrically based around those fine lines between commitment to your art and the brain-splitting madness that it can sometimes push you towards. 'I ain't been over the edge...but I've seen it'."

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'Machinations' can now be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Join HARK on their official Facebook page!

Biography

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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!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Jimbob Isaac Guitar & Vocals
Tom Shortt Bass
Joe Harvatt Guitar
Simon Bonwick Drums

Releases Season of Mist

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Machinations

General information
: Fri, Feb 24 2017
: Fri, Feb 24 2017
: Heavy Rock
: SOM404

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Crystalline

General information
: Fri, Mar 14 2014
: Tue, Mar 18 2014
: Stoner Rock
: SOM320
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
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 Prague 007 +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sat, Mar 11 2017 PL Warsaw 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 Vienna 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 Lyon TBA +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 Brussel Magasin 4 +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sun, Mar 26 2017 NL Arnhem Willemeen +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
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