Melodic death metallers COUNTLESS SKIES are due to hit the road soon on a stretch of dates that takes them around England, playing with a vast range of metal bands. Coming off the back of November’s self-titled EP, the quartet are extremely excited to bring these incredible tracks to a wider audience. The first of these dates is Bloodstock’s Metal To The Masses, a competition where the winner gets a slot at the prestigious festival.
Initially starting as Hatespire, the band came to be in the summer of 2009 in a small flat in England. Long-time friends Ross King and James Pratt worked together to create a three-track demo, which blended progressive and intensely dark music influenced by their Scandinavian heroes. While complications caused the band to temporarily lose their momentum, they returned stronger after a four year slumber under the new guise of Countless Skies. Taking their previous sound and blending it with new influences whilst keeping the same dark twist, their first EP is a bold step in the right direction, reclaiming England’s stake in the melodic death metal field.
March 28th – The Castle Tavern, Luton w/ Laterala, Satellites, Tacitus
April 2nd – Level 2 Esquires, Bedford w/ Aghast!, Perdisian, Basilisk
April 19th – South Sea, Sheffield w/ The Infernal Sea, Fireblade, Ulfaar, Myth of a Life
May 16th – The Old Angel, Nottingham w/ Sephirothic, Rannoch, Twilight’s Embrace
May 30th – The Boathouse, Cambridge w/ Shrapnel, Black Polaris, Ten Ton Tabby, ScarCity
June 12th – The Portland Arms, Cambridge w/ Abhorrent Decimation, King Leviathan, Dismanibus