BLACK PEAKS ‘All That Divides’ new album out today (Oct 5th) / The Omera album launch show (SOLD OUT) this eve / UK and European tour starts next week

BLACK PEAKS release their huge new, 2nd album
‘All That Divides’, today, Friday 5th October through Rise Records / BMG

Band will play a SOLD OUT release show this evening at The Omera in London, then will spend a week at record store signings and live shows accross the country (Brighton, Kingston, Sheffield, Notts and Leeds)

Full UK and European headline tour starts in Ireland on Oct 11th in Belfast, SOLD OUT London show at The Underworld on Oct 19th, European dates start in Paris on Oct 23rd and end in Spain on Nov 4th

Current single ‘Eternal Light’ was given world premier with Radio 1 Rock Show Sunday 30th (listen – HERE), then played by Annie Mac Wednesday 3rd (listen – HERE) and as a Bedtime Headbang on Jack Saunders indie show the same night (listen – HERE)

Watch the 3 part ‘Making Of’ film, shot during the recording process of ‘All That Divides’
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

 – ‘All That Divides’ review scores and quotes – 

Upset Magazine – 5/5 – Current magazine cover stars, and album of the month –
BLACK PEAKS bellow unity from the rooftops. It’s not a political record, but it does dish out the blame…rather than dwelling in the more though, BLACK PEAKS want hope. They need it…A call to arms entwined, it’s a record of struggle and resistance. It doesn’t have the answers, but it knows they’re out there. It wants to find them together.”

Dork Magazine – 5/5
“..evocative themes abound from a band who were travelling through Europe at the time of the EU referendum, seeing their nation’s political landscape shifting suddenly from afar. The sheer despair and frustration that drips through (Will) Gardner’s vocals during ‘Home’ are worth a thousand words on the subject. It all results in a record that avoids becoming grounded as yet another political album in an ever-increasing field of them. Instead, it takes flight to become a serious contender for big rock album of the year.”

Kerrang! Magazine – 4/5
“An intelligent, unpredictable soundtrack to confusing, frustrating times, that’s full of rage, beauty and nuance.’

Metal Hammer – 8/10
“On ‘All That Divides’ what’s startling is how confident BLACK PEAKS now sound playing with influences that would overwhelm most bands…the only thing left to hear is the sound of eveyone else choking on BLACK PEAKS‘ dust.”

Riot Act (Podcast)
“All of the avenues (BLACK PEAKS) could have gone down that would have been slightly rudimentary, slightly more in keeping with their peers, they’ve gone ‘nope, we’re not doing that. We’re going to do something far more technical, far more challenging, far more immersive, far more involving’ and it’s fucking brilliant” Stephen Hill – Riot Act

Thats Not Metal (Podcast)
““…establishes BLACK PEAKS as one of the UK’s best bands.” Terry Bezeer – TNM

Planet Rock Magazine – 4/5
“….with thrilling, labyrinthine songs like Fate I and II and The Midnight Sun, BLACK PEAKS have earned more than their own fair share of adulation themselves here.” 

Discovered Magazine – 10/10
“An album that is without a doubt more driven, visceral and intense than anything released in a long while.”

Rock Sound Magazine (an album of the month)
“One of the most unique bands to emerge from the British heavy scene in a long while are going even further into the void on this sophomore ripper.”

Distorted Sound Magazine – 9/10
“…With elegant motifs next to raging post-hardcore riffs, BLACK PEAKS have harnessed their dynamic sound and channelled it into a well thought out and complete album that flows together like a mosaic and paints just a pretty picture. If you aren’t listening to BLACK PEAKS then we ask only one question: Why not?…”

ONLINE REVIEWS:
The Metal Tris 5/5 – Already Heard 5/5 – Punktastic – Alt Dialogue 9/10 – Leon TK 10/10
Loud Stuff 5/5 – Alt Corner – Dead Press 9/10 – Peanut Butter Mixtape 8/10
Ghost Cult Magazine 8.5/10 – Wave Byte 4.5/5
Soundboard Reviews 8/10 – Noizze 9/10 – 3 Songs & Out 5/5

BLACK PEAKS – ‘Home’ (Official Music Video)
BLACK PEAKS – ‘Can’t Sleep’ (Official Music Video)
‘All That Divides’ is the follow up to the 2016 debut album ‘Statues’, which was universally acclaimed, saw the band play-listed on Radio 1 with ‘Saviour’ and tour across UK and Europe with the likes of Deftones (main support at Wembley Arena),  Architects, Mastodon, System of a Down, Prophets of Rage and Dillinger Escape Plan.

More recently the band have toured the UK with Marmozets, Europe with A Perfect Circle, played festivals like 2000trees, ArcTanGent and Reading and Leeds, had a Radio 1 Huw Stevens and Rock Show single of the week (‘Can’t Sleep’), headlined a Radio 1 Biggest Weekend Fringe show for Huw Stevens in Swansea and recorded an Annie Mac live session in August, which included a very special cover of the Billie Ellish track ‘You Should See Me In  Crown’. 

ALL the BLACK PEAKS release week signings and live shows below:
Friday 5th October – Album Launch Show, The Omera, London (SHOW ONLY)
Sat 6th October – Brighton – Resident Records  (signing) / Idle Hands (show)
Sunday 7th October – Kingston – Banquet (signing) / Fighting Cocks (show)
Monday 8th October – Sheffield – Record Junkee (signing and acoustic show in-store)
Tuesday 9th October – Nottingham – Rough Trade (signing and show)
Tuesday 16th October – Leeds – Jumbo (SIGNING ONLY)

‘All That Divides’ track-listings:
1. Can’t Sleep (VIDEO)
2. The Midnight Sun
3. Electric Fires
4. Aether
5. Across the Great Divide
6. Home (VIDEO)
7. Eternal Light
8. Slow Seas
9. Fate I & II

BLACK PEAKS UK headline tour dates:
Fri-Oct-5 – London, The Omera – SOLD OUT
Thu-Oct-11- Empire, Belfast – N IRE

Fri-Oct-12 – Grand Social, Dublin – Ireland
Sat-Oct-13 – Newcastle, Cluny – support from Bossk and Gold Key
Sun-Oct-14 – Glasgow, King Tuts – 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Tue-Oct-16 – Leeds, The Key Club – 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Wed-Oct-17 – Manchester – Academy 3 – 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Thu-Oct-18 – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds – 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Fri-Oct-19 – London, Underworld – SOLD OUT

Sat-Oct-20 – Sheffield – Festivile – Leadmill
Sun-Oct-21 – Worthing, Forty Two – SOLD OUT

BLACK PEAKS European headline tour dates, support from Tusky and The Prestige:
Tue-Oct-23 – Gibus, Paris – France
Wed-Oct-24 – MTC, Koln – Germany
Thu-Oct-25 – Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg – Germany
Mon-Oct-29 – Kranhalle, Munich – Germany
Tue-Oct-30 – Arena 3Raum Bar, Vienna – Austria
Wed-Oct-31 – Dynamo Werk 2, Zurich – Switzerland
Thu-Nov-1 – Magnolia, Milan – Italy
Sat-Nov-3 – Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona – Spain
Sun-Nov-4 – Moby Dick, Madrid – Spain

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