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Wednesday, April 10, 2013



Announce June Tour Dates with Hellyeah & P.O.D

plus Headline Appearance at September’s Rock & Metal Circus Festival



“Brit metal hopefuls deliver big things… one part is firmly rooted in metal’s past, the other is free to slather their own modern, muscular take of their genre… with music that’s so full of energetic positivity” Kerrang! KKKK

British metal champions Sacred Mother Tongue, who release their highly acclaimed second album Out Of The Darkness next week and have just wrapped up a UK tour as main support to Latino metallers Ill Niño, are proud to announce that they’ll be touring the UK and Europe this summer with US bands Hellyeah and P.O.D.

Kicking off their summer touring with a much-coveted Main Stage slot at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL on June 16th they follow that performance with the following shows:

17th June – Electric Ballroom   LONDON w/POD & HELLYEAH

18th June – The Cellars   SOUTHAMPTON w/POD

20th June – L’Susine   GENEVA (Switzerland) w/HELLYEAH & POD

23rd June – Rock N Roll Arena   ROMAGNANO, (Italy) w/HELLYEAH

24th June – Backstage   MUNICH (Germany) w/HELLYEAH & POD

25th June – Essigfabrik    COLOGNE (Germany) w/HELLYEAH & POD

26th June – Le Forum    VAUREAL (France) w/HELLYEAH & POD

28th June – Colo-Saal    ASCHAFFENBERG (Germany) w/HELLYEAH

They have also just been announced as the headline act for the inaugural Rock & Metal Circus Festival in Stoke, which runs across 20/21/22 September.

The album Out Of The Darkness, produced in collaboration with globally renowned studio guru Scott Atkins, marks a great leap forward for Sacred Mother Tongue. Having refined and redefined their sound, the band have struck upon the perfect combination of muscular potency and melodic bite, resulting in an album of skyscraper-levelling anthems that brim with fire and emotion.

From the blistering, instantly memorable attack of opener ‘Demons’ to the life-affirming bombast and stadium-sized refrains of recent singles ‘A Light Will Shine’ and ‘Evolve / Become’, Out Of The Darkness delivers on every conceivable level: a tour-de-force of gleaming 21st century British metal with heart, intelligence and lashings of aggression.

On the multi-tempo frenzy of the rageful ‘Pawn’ and the ominous ‘The City Is Crying’, Sacred Mother Tongue give classic thrash metal a precise and invigorating update, showing off the fizzing chemistry that exists between them while never abandoning the cherished principle that the song is always king.

The album closes with the grand melodrama, juddering rhythms and impassioned melodies of ‘Believe’, an intensely personal entreaty from Darrin South, custom-built to inspire and comfort those who are enduring dark nights of the soul. It is a breathtaking finale to a truly unique, emotionally visceral and musically substantial collection of songs that sparkle with sonic vitality and power.

“There are some real ‘wow’ moments… with their unrelenting shred-fest coaxing every six-string maniac into their haven of guitar worship and with Darrin’s delivery, the smooth operator of hard-rock lyricism channelling the spirit of Maynard James Keenan with a low-key emotion that ripples through the album”Metal Hammer 

“One of the UK’s most exciting metal bands”Q

“It’s a belter!”Classic Rock

Listen to the ten track album sampler here


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