Blood Ceremony’s distinct style of flute-tinged witch rock evolves from an infernal marriage of occult inspired acid folk and vintage hard rock riffing. After a mind-numbing study of hundreds of witchcraft themed films, the group began to pour their energies into crafting songs, tansforming their fascination for horror into a profane musical vision.
A celebration of Euro-horror, ’60s saturnalia and occult miscellanea, their self-titled debut album was mixed by Billy Anderson and released by Rise Above Records in 2008. Following this they completed a successful European tour alongside Brit doom legends Electric Wizard.
Blood Ceremony have recently finished recording their second album ‘Living With The Ancients’, working alongside producer Sanford Parker in Chicago. The album displays a definite improvement in songwriting skills and a strong musical maturity. Wider influences from obscure areas can be heard fluctuating beyond the more obvious comparisons associated their aforementioned 2008 debut.
Iron Heel is a new band from Vienna, Austria and they are doing their own thing. Low frequencies, sludgy filthiness, stoner hooks. Iron Heel is creating the perfect soundtrack for a hike in the swamps.
Also on the bill are Bad Luck Rides On Wheels from Rostock, Germany and Crowskin from Berlin, Germany.
Arena Vienna / small hall / adv 14 € doors 16 € / 20.00h