Black Sheets Of Rain release In The Eye Of The Storm, their debut EP on W.A.R. Productions on 26th April.
A power trio in the vintage mould, the band feature David Nuttall (Drums/Vocals, ex-Toy Dolls), Matt Lambourne (Bass/Vocals, ex-Solomon Groove) and Rich Davenport (Guitar/Lead Vocals, ex-See Red, Atomkraft). They take their musical cues from classic acts ranging from like Judas Priest and Accept, to Kings X and Anthrax, distilling influences from doom to thrash, into a hard-hitting contemporary sound.
The EP was produced by Tony Wilson, producer of Tommy Vance’s legendary Friday Rock Show, and of countless sessions for John Peel’s long-running BBC radio show.
The track ‘Through The Storm’ is featured in Surprise, a recent horror movie from Hermitage Wanderer/Greenhouse Films, that premiered in Manchester in November 2018 and will be seen at film festivals in 2019. ‘No Rest’ features a guest vocal from Davenport’s former Atomkraft band mate Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan (Venom Inc).
Lyrically, many of the songs on the EP are about surviving difficult times, although ‘No Rest’ offers a more light-hearted contrast, with an Edgar Allan-Poe inspired slice of gothic horror. The band is also collaborating with horror author A.C. Chambers on a series of linked songs based on his novels.
The band members have gigged extensively over the years in the UK and abroad, and have worked on a number of self-released albums, singles and EPs in previous projects. Shows will be forthcoming to promote the release of In The Eye Of The Storm, with a view to following it with a full-length album in 2020.
You can pre-order the EP by clicking here. In the meantime check out the lyric video for first single ‘No Rest‘ right here at Ramzine.