Saturday 1 December 2012


Mythopoeia cover art

H A R K is a Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Swansea, Wales

The members are:

Jimbob Isaac (Guitar/Vocals)
Nikolai Ribnikov (Bass)
Simon Bonwick (Drums)

H A R K is a brilliant Sludge/Stoner Metal band featuring one of my all time fave musicians - Jimbob Isaac. Ace guitarist and vocalist from much missed Welsh Sludge Rockers - TAINT.

I recently interviewed Jimbob here. Well H A R K is his new project. And what a project it is.

Their debut EP - Mythopoeia - showcases what a great band they actually are. If your a fan of TAINT then your going to love these guys. Mythopoeia is a 2 song and 12 minute blast of fast paced Sludge/Stoner Metal riffage that shows Jimbob has not finished impressing us yet again with another great band.

Nikolai and Simon do brilliant work showcasing their talents as well. The EP will make you a fan from the first listen. Awesome stuff. Read the following bio if you need more convincing:

"Ex. Taint frontman Jimbob Isaac returns with his new unit Hark. Their debut seven inch 'Mythopoeia' is released on July 30th, through the Destructure/SuperFi labels.

The Welsh progressive-power-sludge trio carry Taint's torch forward, passed on from their legacy that began in 1994. With fresh chops and almighty riff power, Hark continue to fuse punk attack with Sabbathian dirge, and decorate post-whatever angularities with classic rock flourish. While Isaac's vocals expand on his tried and tested palette, his lyrics continue to shatter prose with bleak metaphor and acerbic spittle. Former Whyteleaf rhythm section Nikolai Ribnikov and Simon Bonwick, the Hark engine, bring an OCD approach to song craft, and endlessly creative pummel. Their dynamic chops, and blood lust for riffs meld with Isaac's honed and equally determined musical vision.

'Mythopoeia' is strictly limited to 300 copies. Each sleeve is lovingly hand screened, and numbered by Jimbob, who is also the creator of the suitably crushing artwork.

With plans for recording their debut full length at the end of the year, Hark will be making every effort in 2013 to make a mark as slab-like as their logo."

Well H A R K have released their stunning debut EP for Pay Anything You Want Download on BandCamp right now. You have to download each track individually. It may be only 2 songs and 12 minutes but what a fucking 2 songs and 12 minutes. It just destroys everything in it's path.

H A R K are one of the bands to look out for in 2013. So do yourself a favour and check out these brilliant Sludge Rockers now. You won't be sorry. Fucking Brilliant. End Of.

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