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The Great Discord To Make UK Debut With Dead Soul In London

The Great Discord

Sweden’s THE GREAT DISCORD, who just unleashed their debut full-length album ‘Duende’ in June to much critical acclaim and a digital EP ‘Echoes’ have just announced they will make their U.K. debut supporting Dead Soul at the Islington O2 Academy, London on October 8, 2015

 

The band are so looking forward to this:

“Being our first trip abroad with the band, the fact that we’re able to make it to London and to share the stage with our good friends in Dead Soul makes this show extremely special for us. A first of many to come.”

 

Dead Soul & The Great Discord

October 2015

8th         LONDON – O2 Academy Islington

 

Their new EP Echoes is now available for streaming on Spotify and will be available at other digital outlets and streaming services such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, Apple Music, and Rdio. It contains a version of the track “The Aging Man” performed simply with a piano and Fia Kemp’s striking vocals (music video coming shortly!), two cover tracks, and radio edits for their songs “The Aging Man” and “Ephemeral.” Listen now on Spotify HERE: https://play.spotify.com/album/47aPeEJ5pDUNKZWUgwZgZV?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

 

Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add THE GREAT DISCORD to the list of one of Sweden’s finest new groups. The band’s cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It’s technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What’s important is that THE GREAT DISCORD offers a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band.

 

One of the most unique things about THE GREAT DISCORD is their visual presentation, which has been showcased not only in their live performance, but also in a series of video teasers and a full-length video for their album single “The Aging Man” that can be viewed HERE:

 

THE GREAT DISCORD is:

Fia Kempe – vocals

Aksel Holmgren – drums

André Axell – guitars

Gustav Almberg – guitars

Rasmus Carlson – bass

 

Follow THE GREAT DISCORD online:

https://www.facebook.com/thegreatdiscord

https://twitter.com/thegreatdiscord

https://instagram.com/thegreatdiscord

 

THE GREAT DISCORD’s full-length debut Duende made Revolver Magazine’s Album of the Week on 6/08/15.

“With a deliberate inharmonious approach that keeps the listener on his/her toes, one can never predict where each song takes you. Imbalance, disharmony, discordancy, disunion are all words that describe the mix of sounds on ‘Duende,’ all which center around the strong vocals of Fia Kempe to create a beautiful work of art” Metal Underground

“The Great Discord are brave musicians ho embrace disharmony in the way of unpredictable melodies and adventurous songwriting… An open mind and ear are prerequisites for this album, but the rewards are great.” Terrorizer Magazine

“Together with the powerful production [Duende] creates a strangely unsettling atmosphere that is hard to put into words. You just have to hear it for yourself.” 9/10 Metal.de

“They swoop brutally over a raw, dramatic, cinematic and multi-colored canvas where not a single space left to chance” Sweden Rock

“The Great Discord are just being themselves, cherry picking elements from genres and throwing them all together making for an incredibly engaging listen. Creating solid riffing when needed and the more post rock echoing when it’s time to tuck the listener in. Make no mistake Duende is most certainly a curveball, mysterious, progressive at times atonal but with name like The Great Discord, you wouldn’t expect anything else.” The Metalist

“A truly remarkable album, encompassing so much emotion, passion and honesty” Metal Temple

“Driving in every sense of the word, Duende could be another standard for progressive metal compatriots striving to attain new heights in the genre.” Dead Rhetoric

“Duende is full of catchy rhythms, riffs, and vocals that will ensnare your mind and come back to you again and again, playing over and over in your subconscious.” The Grim Tower

“Imagine djent, thrash, doom, prog and black metal all rolled into one, and the result is The Great Discord” Skulls n Bones

“[The Great Discord] show such high levels of progressive movement in their range of styles, their execution and even to their mystique and cinematic vision shows that they are a band to look at for the future.” Ghost Cult Magazine

“The band have set out to make a connection with like minded listeners, which in an industry which is very much in a state of flux right now, their vision is certainly the right goal which should see them through.” Rock n Reel Reviews

“This is one powerfully adept album that creeps up and totally mesmerizes with awe inspiring rhythms that haunt and tease. Fia’s voice is captivating and has that pull that draws you closer into her world, reinforcing the dark dynamics of the band as a whole. I wasn’t overly enamored at the beginning but now I am a true believer!” 4/5 review RAMzine

About Linda Heron

London Photographer and News Editor for Planet Mosh.
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