The band will appear at Bloodstock in August with more live dates to come
Bursting forth from the UK underground, Stoke’s Black Coast today release a new single ‘Chains’, which comes complete with the ultimate coastal mood of a metal music video, featuring sweeping cinematic black and white shots. Vocalist Charlie Hewitt comments of the track: “It’s about trying to sort my life out in a positive way. It’s the journey that I’m taking, still trying to figure out how to exist and how certain things from my past still affect me. And, at the same time, trying to work out what is ahead.”
Rooted in metal but seamlessly building a plethora of genre elements including hardcore, old school grunge and nu metal into one another, Black Coast have had an explosive start to 2023. The first single from their forthcoming self-titled EP, ‘Mercy’, garnered some serious attention over at BBC Radio 1’s specialist shows, receiving three spins in one night. The track’s also been in steady rotation on Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood. Black Coast’s new music is the sound of a band assured in their direction and opening up a new avenue for heavy music in the UK.
The ‘Black Coast’ EP will be self released on 28th April. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Sam Bloor at Lower Lane Studios and mastered by Grant Berry at Fader Mastering.
Black Coast were also recently announced for this year’s iconic Bloodstock Festival amongst a line-up that also includes In Flames and Killswitch Engage. When experiencing them live, expect a raw orchestra of emotion and aggression with a harmony of pitch-shifting guitar, hard-hitting drums and haunting vocals.
Forged deep within the lost pottery kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, Black Coast released their debut album ‘Outworld’ in 2021 to acclaim from the underground scene and critics alike with Metal Hammer surmising that it “makes a statement” and broadcaster Sophie K proclaiming “Damn, this band are so good!” Black Coast aim to re-evaluate your senses and turn the music world on its head. The band’s musical blade has been tempered all over the world, from the neon clad streets of Japan to the backstreet bars of Glasgow.