Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Husband-and-wife two piece Hand of Kalliach arose in December with the launch of their debut EP, Shade Beyond, available to purchase on Bandcamp and on all major streaming services. Picked up very quickly by stations and playlists, Hand of Kalliach are January’s Band of the Month on the Midnight
Hour on Metal Meyhem Radio.
Their sound is defined by distilled Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic overtones blended with a melodeath metal foundation. Whilst influenced by folk music, they make minimal use of traditional instruments, instead lifting rhythms, time signatures and patterns from folk music and adapt them for distorted guitars. The tracks range in atmosphere from the charged energy of “In Tempest Wrought” and “White Horizon”, to the raw aggression of “Fathoms” and the darker intonations of “Fàilte”, and to the more classic metal
punch of “Overwhelm”.
Hand of Kalliach is John on vocals, guitars and drums, and Sophie on vocals and bass. handofkalliach@