‘Beggar are a destructively heavy band.’ – Alex Baker, Kerrang!
‘Ridiculous in the heaviest way possible.’ – The Obelisk
‘A thorough bludgeoning of the mind and spirit.’ – Invisible Oranges
‘Chest-caving, suffocating heaviness.’ – No Clean Singing
As the COVID-19 virus sweeps fear across the globe, BEGGAR are preparing to emerge from the anarchic underground of London, lobbing their brooding new single ‘Blood Moon’ in frustration into the faces of a panicked populace.
And the narrative of the single couldn’t be more timely, focusing on hyper-charged consumption and a rampant, morbid thirst for the new. It considers the human with its augmented online identity as something like a virus that subsumes host after host in an unstoppable and unaccountable spree of osmosis and cannibalism.
Originally premiered via Invisible Oranges, you can listen to their new single ‘Blood Moon’
Propounding a kind of sludge-meets-extreme-metal pandemic of tar-thick riffs and groove, blasts, emotional vocal discharge and genre-bending brutality, the four-piece are set to release their debut album Compelled To Repeat on 3rd April via APF Records.
Pre-order Compelled To Repeat here: https://apfrecords.co.uk/albums/compelled-to-repeat
Comments vocalist Charlie Davis: “‘Blood Moon’ is a cryptic horror story about the erosion of the boundaries of the self in a sea of technology, information and media.
“Musically this song kicks off the album as we mean to go on – dissonant, angular, ugly, and then rolling, groovy, almost psychedelic. It charges out of the gate, rabid, then it turns into swagger and stomp.”
Recorded with Wayne Adams (responsible for recent works by Green Lung, 11Paranoias and Terminal Cheesecake) at Bear Bites Horse, London and mastered by the master of noise himself, James Plotkin (Sunn O))), ISIS, Pelican and Earth), Compelled To Repeat is a fuming tornado of aggression and frustration, offering a glimpse into a new sphere of savagery.
Originally founded in Bristol in 2011 as a means of melding big riffs and grooves with a blackened mode of expression, BEGGAR have honed their bubbling hatred over a series of EPs into something that might defy categorisation altogether.
Impossible to fit solely within the sludge bracket, their sound nonetheless nods to the huge monoliths of tone that such a tag implies. More multi-faceted than the death metal or hardcore genres would allow, BEGGAR still use the sheer brutality and visceral dynamics of those styles as their primary means of propulsion. Fans of bands such as Iron Monkey, Eyehategod and Napalm Death will all find a comfortable auditory home with BEGGAR. Most will find it a hard journey and startlingly abhorent, but for the brave few lies a raucous audio initiation into the hellish world of BEGGAR.
BEGGAR will release their debut album, Compelled to Repeat, on 3rd April 2020 via APF Records. Preorder via APF Records or Bandcamp.
FORTHCOMING GIGS/TOUR DATES:
26 March – London launch at the Dev, UK (with Road Mutant, Wallowing)
27 March – Bristol launch at Old England, UK (with TBA)
28 March – Record Junkie, Sheffield, UK (with Dopelord)
29 March – The Bread Shed, Manchester, UK (Riffolution Festival)
30 May – APF Records Third Birthday, Alma Inn, Bolton, UK
6 June – Boom, Leeds, UK (Stonebaked Festival)
15-19 July – Obscene Extreme Festival, CZ
5 Nov – Star & Garter, Manchester, UK (with Desert Storm)
6 Nov – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, UK (with Desert Storm)
7 Nov – Tap ‘n’ Tumbler, Nottingham, UK (with Desert Storm)
Find out more about the band
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1) Blood Moon
3) The Cadaver Speaks
4) Black Cloud
5) Trepanned Head Stares at the Sun
6) Custody of the Eyes
7) Tenantless the Graves
8) Matryoshka Brain