Archive for January, 2013


UK TOUR DATES RELEASED

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Beholder is stoked to be getting back on the road and bringing Chaos to the Nation!

This will be your first real chance to hear tracks from the new album alongside favourites from The Awakening and more.

MARCH UK TOUR
Keep Wed 27th – April 3rd free folks as we’ll be announcing this run as soon as we get the green light – hopefully some time next week!!!

THE CHAOS COALITION TOUR

BEHOLDER + BULL RIFF STAMPEDE
Hitting it hard with our good friends, the Thrash Titans Bull Riff Stampede, this is gonna be a full on British Metal Bombardment!

Fri 3rd May – The Croft (Bristol)

Sat 4th May – The Ivy (Sheerness)

Sun 5th May – Chinnerys (Southend)

Mon 6th May – To be announced soon! (London)

Sat 11th May – The White Rabbit (Plymouth)

Sun 12th May – The Facebar (Reading)

Fri 17th May – Gasworks (Bradford)

Sat 18th May – Yardbirds (Grimsby)

Fri 24th May – The Queens Hall (Nuneaton)

Sat 25th May – Metal Gods Festival (Nottingham)

Sun 26th May – Green Star (Stoke)

OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY

Fri 23rd Aug – Bogiez (wales)

Sat 24th Aug – To be announced soon!

Mon 26th Aug – Scarfest (Stoke)

Sat 7th Sept – Cradle Will Rock Festival (Co Durham)

 

Get your pre sale copy of The Order Of Chaos @ http://beholder.bigcartel.com


AVE NOCTUM – ORDER OF CHAOS REVIEW

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“This is an album with not a single ‘filler track’, each sounding like it was crafted by metal musicians with heart rather then a bean counting ad man, all the while transcending sub-genres”.

9/10

FULL REVIEW HERE


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BEHOLDER – SPLINTER (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Splinter – taken from the 2013 release THE ORDER OF CHAOS by UK Metallers BEHOLDER.

Spitting bile from the vaults of deceit and frustration, Beholder return with their strongest and most complete album to date. Fiercely proud to be British yet disillusioned with much the Nation offers has meant anger, frustration and pure bloody fury has lyrically shaped this album as an all out attack! With undeniable hook lines, complexity and brutal delivery that will draw you in kicking and screaming as we again point scorn and derision at a world marked by massive inequalities of wealth and power.

Filmed by Jordan Saunders, who is an independent film maker and has serviced video’s for the likes of Flayed Disciple, Dishonour The Crown, Eyes Of Solitude and many more this is a perfect visual representation of the Beholder message. Check out Jordan’s work at http://www.facebook.com/blahblahwahwah

REVIEWS

“”At times mournful, at times incredibly violent, ‘The Order Of Chaos’ delivers 12 tracks of unbridled, unglorified passion, this isn’t an album that could be faked; you cannot fail to come away from this feeling the inherent emotional charge.”
METALMOUTH

If Pantera and Nevermore had a hate child it would be Beholder!
GREG MOFFITT

“The Order Of Chaos” has bloody knuckles from all the punches it throws, but it chooses its victims carefully and deservedly – With groove, melody, refreshing dynamism and a big middle-finger salute to ignorance everywhere”
POWERPLAY

THE ORDER OF CHAOS is available @ http://beholder.bigcartel.com

THE ORDER OF CHAOS IS NOW!


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BEHOLDER – BLACK FLAG (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Black Flag – taken from the 2013 release THE ORDER OF CHAOS by UK Metallers BEHOLDER.

Spitting bile from the vaults of deceit and frustration, Beholder return with their strongest and most complete album to date. Fiercely proud to be British yet disillusioned with much the Nation offers has meant anger, frustration and pure bloody fury has lyrically shaped this album as an all out attack! With undeniable hook lines, complexity and brutal delivery that will draw you in kicking and screaming as we again point scorn and derision at a world marked by massive inequalities of wealth and power.

Filmed by Jordan Saunders, who is an independent film maker and has serviced video’s for the likes of Flayed Disciple, Dishonour The Crown, Eyes Of Solitude and many more this is a perfect visual representation of the Beholder message. Check out Jordan’s work at http://www.facebook.com/blahblahwahwah

REVIEWS

“”At times mournful, at times incredibly violent, ‘The Order Of Chaos’ delivers 12 tracks of unbridled, unglorified passion, this isn’t an album that could be faked; you cannot fail to come away from this feeling the inherent emotional charge.”
METALMOUTH

If Pantera and Nevermore had a hate child it would be Beholder!
GREG MOFFITT

“The Order Of Chaos” has bloody knuckles from all the punches it throws, but it chooses its victims carefully and deservedly – With groove, melody, refreshing dynamism and a big middle-finger salute to ignorance everywhere”
POWERPLAY

THE ORDER OF CHAOS is available @ http://beholder.bigcartel.com

THE ORDER OF CHAOS IS NOW!


THE ORDER OF CHAOS PRE SALES – OUT NOW!

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BEHOLDER – THE ORDER OF CHAOS – OUT NOW!

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY AND WIN A DEAN GUITAR!

THE ORDER OF CHAOS is available now in CD format (Digital Downloads available from Feb 1st) and if you purchase one of the Choas Fan Packs you stand the chance of winning a brand spanking new Dean Guitar thanks to our good friends at Dean Guitars-uk.

“”At times mournful, at times incredibly violent, ‘The Order Of Chaos’ delivers 12 tracks of unbridled, unglorified passion, this isn’t an album that could be faked; you cannot fail to come away from this feeling the inherent emotional charge.”
8.5/10 METALMOUTH

“The Order Of Chaos” has bloody knuckles from all the punches it throws, but it chooses its victims carefully and deservedly – With groove, melody, refreshing dynamism and a big middle-finger salute to ignorance everywhere”
7/10 POWERPLAY

Chaos Pack Option 1
The Order Of Chaos CD, Beholder Keyring, Beholder Plectrum and signed picture – £11.99

Chaos Pack Option 2
The Order Of Chaos CD, The Awakening CD, Beholder Keyring, Beholder Plectrum and signed picture – £14.99

Order Of Chaos CD
12 tracks, over one hour of pure British fury – £8.99

These Chaos Packs are limited and only available from http://beholder.bigcartel.com/

THE ORDER OF CHAOS IS NOW!


The Order Of Chaos – MetalMouth Review

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The Order Of Chaos was written and produced by Beholder with one promised intent. It delivers on that promise.

I am loathe to mention it, but feel I should. Readers may or may not be aware that vocalist Simon Hall is of course, a Bloodstock employee. This might, in some website or reviewer instances, mean that an arse licking, generically good review is written for fear of repercussions (a ridiculous fear, as the band is completely separate from Bloodstock Festival and the band wouldn’t be that fucking petty). I can however tell you now, that my review is 100% objective and not based on anything but the music. Challenge me on this at your peril. If an album is shit, I will not do a review, even if it was by the God Grohl himself.

Opening with the distant sound of sirens and dropping into an almost Floyd-esque sounding spoken passage through a 1930s megaphone reminiscent of “The Wall”, it soon makes way for the groove backed guitar chuggery that is ‘Black Flag’. What strikes immediately with this first track is that the chorus is one that you can see yourself holding aloft your pint whilst your head swings decisively from side to side as Simon Hall, frontman, belts out the lyrics with more than a touch of  Chuck Billy and James Hetfield, albeit more melodic.  A fine opener to prepare your earbuds for what is to come.

Tracks 2 to 12 seem to fly by, with over an hour of metal contained within, this is quite a feat. Beholder without exception, have nailed the “song intro” on every track on ‘The Order Of Chaos’ along with merging good honest NWOBHM influence with Hall’s pebbledash machine of a vocal and interesting and meaningful guitar solos and breakdowns. Everyone knows I love me a good chuggy guitar, and this album has them by the skipload.

It has a load of everything actually, filling your boots with options to pit, sway, chant, sing along, raise those horns, pump those fists, nod your head, grit your teeth and jump around like a kangaroo on crystal meth.

Thematically, each track is pure, unadulterated disgust fuelled vitriol aimed at the Countries leaders and power hungry corrupt, nothing in the lyrics is left to the imagination. On more than one occasion when listening whilst reading the lyrics, I felt my top lip rising into an understanding snarl. Musically everything feels polished yet raw, and destructive yet uplifting. Lyrically, Hall was out for the kill.

There are no fillers on this album, you get your money’s worth, that’s for sure. Stand out tracks for me are ‘Morphine Serenity’; with its melancholic melody and gorgeous guitar lines overlaid with clean singing showcasing Hall’s ability, and vocal harmonies backed up with drums that I found myself failing to mimic. I could say the same about all the drumming on the album actually, you’re fucked if you want to air drum unless you have arms and legs of steel. ‘Liar’ brings passion, anger, an incredibly addictive hooky chorus and a definite ability to create a pit with chants of “No More!” and “We’re sick to the teeth of your…. fucking lies” This for me, is the ‘live’ track of the album.

‘Toxic Nation’ is an all out snarling assault, no fucking messing about on this track, no cuddling, no slow build up, it grabs you by the bollocks and bludgeons you mercilessly, leaving you feeling violated and breathless. ‘Out Of Ashes’, a sorrowful semi-instrumental, a real beauty of a piece (that I would personally like to see extended into a longer track) with a recorded political speech at it’s end was perfectly placed to follow the prior aural battering of ‘Toxic Nation’.

‘This Blackened Earth’ is a really intelligent sounding progressive piece, with yet another gorgeous intro (Beholder should start charging bands to create their intro’s) This almost ethereal intro leads into a dark and lip curling proggy track, I found myself caught up in this one quite substantially and it went on repeat a good few times. A few listens are required to truly ‘get it’, but when you do, you really do ‘get it’.

A fitting closing track to what is an undeniably impressive, carefully produced, metal as fuck sophomore album that will contain something for everyone to enjoy. At times mournful, at times incredibly violent, ‘The Order Of Chaos’ delivers 12 tracks of unbridled, unglorified passion, this isn’t an album that could be faked; you cannot fail to come away from this feeling the inherent emotional charge.

To succinctly summarise, The Order Of Chaos could be the album equivalent of a soundtrack to a British uprising, it is also an hour long dose of finely honed British brutality from start to finish; akin to being lovingly Donkey Punched by Lennox Lewis.

But you’d shake his hand afterwards.

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1. BLACK FLAG – 7/10
2. PROFIT OF THE LIE – 7/10
3. HERE I STAND – 8/10
4. SPLINTER – 7/10
5. THE TALE OF ELEANOR GREY – 7/10
6. KILLING MACHINE – 7/10
7. MORPHINE SERENITY – 8/10
8. LIAR – 9/10
9. TOXIC NATION – 8/10
10. OUT OF ASHES (INSTRUMENTAL) – 9/10
11. FOOTPRINTS  – 7/10
12. THIS BLACKENED EARTH – 8/10

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