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UK Sludge Metallers DESERT STORM Reveal Details Of New Album + Watch Video For New Track, “Black Bile”

Early signs are promising!

Oxford’s cornerstone sludge metal unit DESERT STORM return with a bang this spring with their fifth full-length, titled Omens, due out May 1st on APF Records and followed by an extensive UK and European tour!

LyricallyBlack Bile is based around the idea of the black plague. In the video the plague doctor is also represented as a grim reaper or Freddy Krueger-type menace haunting the sick in their dreams. Musically the song is one of the heaviest, yet most progressive songs we have written.” says the band. The video was directed by Josh Horwood.

While their acclaimed fourth full-length Sentinels (2018) was described as their darkest and heaviest record to date, new album Omens sees DESERT STORM reaching a whole new level in terms of songwriting and storytelling. The five piece have found the balance between their trademark menacing sludge anthems and introspective, melody-driven moments where vocalist Matt Ryan turns into a different persona, shifting from conquering growler to an even more captivating, deep-toned narrator. Breathtaking closing ballad “Rebirth” will achieve the feeling of a band that know exactly where they want to take the listener and establish themselves as standout storytellers of the UK heavy metal scene.

To celebrate the release, DESERT STORM will play at Desertfest London, before heading out on a European tour with UK dates to follow in November:

01.05 – Southampton (UK) The Firehouse*
02.05 – Bridgewater (UK) Southwest Heavyfest*
03.05 – London (UK) Desertfest*
04.05 – Paris (Fr) Le Supersonic*
05.05 – Antwerp (Be) Kids Rhythm n Blues Kaffe*
06.05 – Hamburg (De) Bar 227*
07.05 – Berlin (De) Toast Hawaii*
08.05 – Wroclaw (PL) Centrum Reanimacji Kultury*
09.05 – Dresden (De) HD Die Rock & Metal Bar*
10.05 – Bratislava (Sk) Koncerty na Garazach*
11.05 – Kosice (Sk) Colloseum*
12.05 – Katowice (PL) Katafonia*
13.05 – Salzburg (Au) Rockhouse*
14.05 – Nuremberg (De) Muz Club*
15.05 – Den Bosch (NL) W2*
16.05 – Uden (NL) De Pul*
17.05 – Amsterdam (NL) The Cave*
23.05 – Oxford (UK) The Wheatsheaf
06.06 – Leeds (UK) Stonebaked Festival
20.06 – Bournemouth (UK) The Anvil
05.11 – Manchester (UK) Star & Garter**
06.11 – Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks**
07.11 – Nottingham (UK) Tap n Number**
05.12 – Belfast (NIR) Voodoo
* w/ The Grand Mal ** w/ Beggar

About Chris Jennings (1497 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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