Local arts website Alternative Barnsley will hold its November concert at the Barnsley Rock and Blues Venue (formerly The Polish Club). Headlining is the critically acclaimed Sludge Metal band, Trudger, with special guests Body Hound (ex Rolo Tomassi), in what will be one of the heaviest concerts to come to Barnsley and one that will definitely get the mosh-pit rumbling.
When a then unknown band called TRUDGER released their debut self-titled EP in the summer of 2012, it absolutely blew a hole in the head of every extreme metal fan in Barnsley. Keeping their live appearances rare, the band soon got picked up by Manchester’s COF Records, who gave their EP a limited edition cassette release. Since then, they have played dates with the likes of Oathbreaker, Let it Die, Bongripper, Undersmile, Conan, Slabdragger, Moloch, Old Skin and many, many more.
2014 is the year of Trudger. They have released their debut album, Dormiveglia, to critical acclaim and this November, they play a long awaited hometown date at Barnsley’s finest live music venue.
Come and witness the brutal sound that is Trudger, with three special guests who all originate from Barnsley. BODY HOUND (Holy Roar Rrecords) features former members of Rolo Tomassi, Anteres and the current drummer of Redmist Destruction. Expect mathematical, progchaos and some proper swanky moves thrown on stage. Originally a solo project, CRY**** is the brainchild of Barnsley’s James Clayton, an anti-folk musician inspired by punk and outsider music! The now three piece, they have previously toured with Old Skin and play their first Barnsley date as a group.
Finally RAMA ZU are a two piece experimental noise band featuring former members of stoner rock band Ivory Tusks. Expect to have you bowels moved in a similar that Hawkwind, Acid Mothers Temple, Pink Floyd and Ulver might move ’em.
Come along. You will never witness another night like this in Barnsley again! If you would like to review or photograph the gig, then please do let me know and we’ll get you on the guest list.
Regards Jason White
“The biggest compliment that can be bestowed upon Trudger at this early stage of their development is that they have begun to fill the void left in the British progressive metal scene… proof positive that if Trudger continue to build upon the monolith they’ve now created, they may just become the natural heirs to the progressive sludge throne, upon which only the ghosts of Mastodon, Baroness and Capricorns past sit.” The Quietus
“A genuinely exciting debut full-length from this young band.” – Thrash Hits
“On the strength of Dormiveglia [their debut album] and its eight raw, sludgy, riff-abundant dirges, the quartet have a bright (dark) future ahead of them.” – Metal Hammer
“Trudger are certainly a talented young band with a strong sense of musical vision and purpose.” – Terrorizer Magazine