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Fine Creatures- Electric La La Land


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New Music Premiere: The King Is Blind – The Deficiencies of Man

The Deficiencies of Man TKIB



Ghost Cult Magazine is proud to bring you the US première stream of the debut EP from The King is Blind, The Deficiencies of Man (Mordgrimm)! Featuring veterans of the UK death, doom and grindcore metal scenes, TKIB is a fist right to the guts musically and is a wake up call to fans waiting for an injection of life in a scene that is slowly regaining steam of late. The band counts among its ranks former members of bands such as Cradle of Filth, Entwined, and Extreme Noise Terror, so their pedigree checks out on paper. What about the music? Deficiencies of Man is a holocaust of brutality encompassing many classic touch points of underground metal with a unique and modern voice. The band just played a weekend of shows in the UK to showcase the new material, including an impressive turn at Bloodstock Open Air on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. The EP releases officially on September 1st.


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The Deficiencies of Man details:
Recorded, produced and mixed by Tom Donovan (Telepathy, Dingus Khan) at Tom Donovan Studios, Essex (UK).Mastered by Tim Turan (Emperor, Marilyn Manson) at Turan Audio, Oxford (UK).

Label: Mordgrimm
Catalogue Number: GRIMM48
Barcode: 5023903273468
Distributed by Shellshock

The King Is Blind are:
Lee James Appleton – Guitars
Steve Tovey – Vocals/Bass
Paul Ryan – Guitars
Barney Monger – Drums

Promo 2013 (Demo) – 2013
Bleeding the Ascension (Demo) – 2014
The Deficiencies of Man (EP) – 2014






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The King Is Blind to Release Debut EP on Mordgrimm Label

TKIB Promo B&W


UK merchants of the extreme, The King Is Blind will release their debut EP on the Mordgrimm label this August. Dubbed with the foreboding title ‘The Deficiencies of Man’, the release will coincide with their appearance on the Sophie Lancaster stage at the prestigious Bloodstock 2014 (BOA) this summer, for which TKIB was one of the first bands announced earlier this year.


Amongst its deadly ranks the band counts former members of Cradle of Filth, Entwined and Extreme Noise Terror; giving you an idea of the harsh glories about to beset your ears.


Watch this space soon for a stream of their new music, as well as a lyric video by director Sam Scott-Hunter (Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon) for the lead off track: ‘A Thousand Burning Temples’, which is currently in production to head the campaign for the EP release.


Self-styled “Monolithic Metal”, with their blistering raw style and bleak tone, the group is already drawing comparisons to legendary acts such as Celtic Frost, but with the touch and heft of the best modern bands.


To contact the band for features and interviews email the band.


Upcoming The King Is Blind live shows (UK):

9 July – Portland Arms, Cambridge (supporting Felix Martin)

7 August – Arts Centre, Colchester (EP release show supporting Fen)

9 August – Bloodstock 2014, Sophie Lancaster stage


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