Barbarian Hermit have recently announced their debut album Solitude and Savagery shall be released via APF Records on November 16th 2018.
The band have also unveiled the single ‘Reawaken’ which is taken from their forthcoming album Solitude and Savagery.
Working with the legendary Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios, the producer behind such mammoth sounds as Electric Wizard, Conan, Primordial, Witchsorrow, Winterfylleth and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, OLD), BARBARIAN HERMIT’s Solitude and Savagery bears seven bruising tracks of pummelling groove metal that smoulders with swampy rawness and feral energy.
Comments guitarist Adam Robertshaw: “Solitude and Savagery isn’t exactly a concept album but there are themes and recurring motifs that our vocalist Ed has woven through the album’s lyrical tapestry, such as the struggle between dark and light, the exploration of one’s inner self and the search for truth. This is all tied together nicely with the gnarly artwork by Manchester artist MrHass, which is a depiction of the original hermit, Diogenes of Sinope, a guy who would walk around in broad daylight with a burning lamp and when people would ask what he was doing he’d reply “looking for an honest man”.
Working with Chris Fielding at Skyhammer studio was a dream come true for us too. The man is a genius and such a pleasure to work with. His ear is incredible and once he got to know us and what we were about he really got on board, suggesting harmonies or adaptations here and there, which really gave the songs a boost. With anyone else we’d have recorded a good album. With him made a great one. We hope people have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.”
PRE ORDERS FOR SOLTITUDE AND SAVAGERY ARE AVAILABLE VIA APF Records here.