Heart Of A Coward
Thursday 06 June 2019, 7:30pm - 11pm
The Waterfront Studio
+ any given day + lock & key
Formed in 2009, Heart of a Coward have been on a steady incline since their inception. Now a house hold name in UK metal-core music, 2012 saw the release of their debut album ‘Hope and Hindrance’ and their debut video for ‘Shade’. Propelled into the spotlight by these early successes, the follow up album ‘Severance’ saw the band gain further popularity with singles ‘Deadweight’ and ‘Distance’. The band had clearly carved their unique twist of brutal heaviness, epic soundscapes and haunting melodies. The third album released ‘Deliverance’, featured the impressive single ‘Hollow’. This single showcased the bands capability for writing modern metal anthems and forging a strong connection with their audience. Renowned for their powerful and engaging live performances, Heart of a Coward have toured internationally, with bands such as Machine Head, Thy Art Is Murder, Sikth and Trivium. This year (2019) will see the band appear at download festival (UK) for the third time, previously playing in 2013 and 2015.
The Disconnect is Heart of a Coward's fourth full length album and the first to feature frontman Kaan Tasan. The writing process for The Disconnect has been long and gradual, with initial work beginning in 2017. Forming the album started with rough instrumental ideas being pieced together. Steve Haycock, guitarist, recalled, "The Disconnect was not an easy processes to begin with after such an extended hiatus, but once the wheels started rolling it was business as usual. Kaan was really involved with the writing process throughout which gave us a new element to focus on when writing”. Kaan Tasan, who joined the band in late 2017 agreed, "It was one of the most challenging and rewarding writing processes I've ever been involved with. Some tracks just clicked and fell into place, whilst other tracks really pushed us all creatively. It was important for us to get the best out of each other – we really did all go in on this together”. Discussing the more conceptual aspects of the record, Chris Mansbridge, drummer, commented "The Disconnect refers to the feeling of a complete lack of control over your surroundings and the powers that control your life. It’s the feeling of hopelessness, anger and an inability to relate to the world you live in. Its a record we are all extremely proud of and this marks the next chapter of Heart of a Coward.