Thursday 30 August 2018

BARBARIAN HERMIT Announce Debut Album; Release New Single

BARBARIAN HERMIT Announce Debut Album; Release New Single 

Solitude and Savagery to be released via APF Records 16th November

Single 'Reawaken' is out NOW

British monsters of heavy groove BARBARIAN HERMIT have announced their debut album Solitude and Savagery will be released via APF Records on November 16th 2018.

The band have released the gargantuan single 'Reawaken' taken from their forthcoming albumSolitude and Savagery which you can listen to here or purchase here. It's also available to be added to your Spotify playlists here.


Playing a heady mix of downtuned, fuzz-laden guitars, the quintet kick out some of the raunchiest riffs in rock draped over elephantine grime and groove on their debut to create a sound that is as irresistibly catchy as it is crushingly heavy.

Working with the legendary Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios, the producer behind such mammoth sounds as Electric Wizard, Conan, Primordial, Witchsorrow, Winterfylleth and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, OLD), BARBARIAN HERMIT’s Solitude and Savagery bears seven bruising tracks of pummelling groove metal that smoulders with swampy rawness and feral energy.

Comments guitarist Adam Robertshaw: "Solitude and Savagery isn't exactly a concept album but there are themes and recurring motifs that our vocalist Ed has woven through the album's lyrical tapestry, such as the struggle between dark and light, the exploration of one's inner self and the search for truth. This is all tied together nicely with the gnarly artwork by Manchester artist MrHass, which is a depiction of the original hermit, Diogenes of Sinope, a guy who would walk around in broad daylight with a burning lamp and when people would ask what he was doing he'd reply “looking for an honest man".

Working with Chris Fielding at Skyhammer studio was a dream come true for us too. The man is a genius and such a pleasure to work with. His ear is incredible and once he got to know us and what we were about he really got on board, suggesting harmonies or adaptations here and there, which really gave the songs a boost. With anyone else we'd have recorded a good album. With him made a great one. We hope people have as much fun listening to it as we did making it."

Pre-orders for Solitude and Savagery are now available via APF Records here.

About Barbarian Hermit

BARBARIAN HERMIT are a five piece doom/sludge/Stoner act, based in Manchester, England. Formed in 2013 from former members of disbanded Manchester bands Bisonhammer, Arke, Severed Fate, Random Act of Violence, Mountains Became Machines and That Sunless Tide and the disbanded South Korean band FatalFear.

The band have been gigging heavily around the UK for the last few years. Recently, playing at big events like HRH festival, Bloodstock Festival and supporting big names like Raging Speedhorn, Dopelord and Crowbar. Their debut self-titled EP came out in early 2016 and received rave reviews from the press and will follow this up with their debut album Solitude and Savagery which is set for release from APF Records in November 2018.

Find out more about the band

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Solitude and Savagery Tracklisting

1. Enter the Hermitage
2. Black Mass
3. No Sleep
4. Beyond the Wall
5. Lifebreather
6. Reawaken
7. Laniakea