UK experimental metalcore/sludge/post-hardcore quartet Heriot has just signed with Century Media Records.
To commemorate the signing, the band has also released their new single and music video »Soul Chasm«, which can be seen below.
Courtesy of C Squared Music:
The UK’s most exciting new heavy band, Heriot, have revealed their new single »Soul Chasm«, and announced their signing with Century Media.
The band comment: “»Soul Chasm« illustrates the internal struggle for peace, revealing our tendency to be unkind to ourselves and how the fear of failure can dim the vibrancy of our existence.
We are proud to announce our signing with Century Media! The label is a monumental force within the metal world, and we are honoured to now become part of such an incredible legacy. We cannot wait to see what the future holds.”
Photo by Harry Steel
Century Media’s Mike Gitter, Vice President of A&R, states: “Heriot are not merely a landmark band for this generation of UK metal but a benchmark for a new generation of heaviness. They meld the brutal with the cerebral in a way that’s uniquely theirs. Heriot has carved their own path without compromise and Century Media is proud to be partners in that.”
The new single and signing continues Heriot’s ascendancy as the pre-eminent new force in the UK heavy scene. »Soul Chasm« is the first new material from the group since their support shows with Architects in the Summer and their mighty »Demure« single (14th February, Church Road Records).
Heriot’s debut EP »Profound Morality« (2022) catapulted the quartet into the global spotlight, with praise worldwide and a debut, sold-out, headline tour across the UK. The band have since supported Rolo Tomassi, Lamb Of God, Thy Art Is Murder, and performed to packed tents at Download Festival, 2000trees, Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock, Mystic Festival and many more, gathering a legion of fans in the process.
Fully-focused and with a razor-sharp edge, the awe-inspiring double-vocal attack of Jake Packer and Debbie Gough is all-conquering; the titanic support of Erhan Alman (guitar) and Julian Gage (drums) rock-solid.
Heriot have deservedly been grabbing attention with all four pairs of hands, weaponizing metallic sludge and hardcore, unholy levels of distortion, speed and gut-punching talent. Elements of Nails, Knocked Loose, Code Orange, and Vein.fm combine and collide to exhilarating effect, creating a sound that is truly groundbreaking, fully worthy of the notice the band are achieving.
In their short recent history Heriot have caught the attention of Pitchfork, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, Kerrang!, Revolver, and Knotfest, among many others, “one of the most promising young bands in modern metalcore”, and “probably the best new metal band in Britain”.
Jake Packer – Vocals/Bass
Debbie Gough – Vocals/Guitar
Erhan Alman – Guitar
Julian Gage – Drums