Hark announce European tour


HARK admat March 2017


HARK have announced a European tour in support of  CONAN and DOWNFALL OF GAIA in March 2017. The Welsh heavy rockers will embark on their road-trip in Germany at the Schlachthof in Wiesbaden on March 8th and continue throughout nine more countries before a final curtain at the Willemeen in Arnhem, the Netherlands on the 26th of March. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Mastermind Jimbob Isaac comments: “This tour is a monster package, and we are anticipating a lot fun with our friends in CONAN. We cannot wait to hit Europe with our new album and line-up!”



08 Mar 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof    
09 Mar 17 Weinheim (DE) Café Central    
10 Mar 17 Prague (CZ) 007    
11 Mar 17 Warsaw (PL) Poglos
12 Mar 17 Dresden (DE) Puschkin        
13 Mar 17 München (DE) Feierwerk    
14 Mar 17 Budapest (HU) Durer Kert
15 Mar 17 Vienna (AT) Arena
16 Mar 17 Olten (CH) Coq D’Or
17 Mar 17 Lyon (FR) TBA    
18 Mar 17 Madrid (ES) Chango
19 Mar 17 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
20 Mar 17 Toulouse (FR) Rex    
21 Mar 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
22 Mar 17 Paris (FR) Boule Noire
23 Mar 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
24 Mar 17 Köln (DE) MTC    
25 Mar 17 Brussel (BE) Magasin 4
26 Mar 17 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen


HARK will be touring in support of their forthcoming full-length ‘Machinations’, which has been scheduled for release on February 24th. Album details can be found below.


HARK album cover 'Machinations'


1. Fortune Favours The Insane
2. Disintegrate
3. Nine Fates
4. Speak In Tongues
5. Transmutation
6. Son Of Pythagoras
7. Premonitions
8. Comnixant 3.0
9. The Purge


HARK by Owen G. Richards


With their second full-length ‘Machinations’, HARK deliver a perfectly crafted vision of sludge-infused hard rock, while further expanding on their simultaneously progressive and muscular sonic palette. 

‘Machinations’ is an intelligent, forward-thinking rock record, in an age where cult nostalgia trips and retrogressive throwbacks are all too common. Taking cues from Jimbob Isaac’s sludge metal legacy in Welsh underground heroes TAINT.

In addition to Simon Bonwick’s bombastic drumming, the hard-hitting rockers have meanwhile expanded their line-up to include the virtuoso chops of lead guitarist Joe Harvatt, while bassist Tom Shortt holds the low end down with weighty grind and dexterity. HARK v2.0 is now officially in widescreen. They offer a holistic, collective approach to inventive song craft and beautifully precise pummelling.

HARK‘s acclaimed debut ‘Crystalline’ (2014) displayed a maturity hardly expected from a debut, with global critical acclaim dubbing it a ‘game changer’ in the sludge and stoner rock sphere. ‘Machinations’ was recorded with Andy Hawkins at The Nave (Leeds, UK) and Gethin Pearson at The Bassment of Sonic Architecture (Pontypool, UK). Mixing is handled this time by Pearson, Harvatt and Isaac, while James Plotkin (SUNN O))), ISIS, KHANATE) takes on mastering duties. With this dedicated, hands-on approach, ‘Machinations’ will allow HARK to further spread their wing into spheres unknown. 

Jimbob Isaac’s soaring and gritty lead vocals convey the existential angst of living in the media saturated and economically unstable climate from which ‘Machinations’ was born. His fragmented and deeply subconscious lyrical flow, talks of abstracted emotions, spiritual disintegration, toxic encounters, psychic endeavours, and technological overload. Isaac’s complex prose is woven into a sonic tapestry created by he and his band mates that will make heavy rock listeners stand to attention.

Isaac also envelopes this record with his distinctive artwork, creating a pen and ink space-scape, an all-enveloping world of machinated beauty and a fine line near-future. Truly anchoring and expanding the HARK universe in all its pointillised, detailed splendour.

Having honed their live act on tours with the likes of CLUTCH, RED FANG, PRONG, KEN mode and A STORM OF LIGHT, HARK are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Following praised appearances at renowned festivals such as Roadburn, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Bloodstock, and Damnation, the Welsh heavy rockers have clearly succeeded in transforming their live energy into ‘Machinations’. This newly incarnated quartet is ready to conquer the world!

Style: Heavy Rock

Jimbob Isaac: guitars, vocals
Joe Harvatt: guitars
Tom Shortt: bass
Simon Bonwick: drums


Cover art: Jimbob Isaac http://jimbobisaac.com





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