HAND OF KALLIACH is available for interviews via phone, Skype & email
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Similar: Primordial, Oceans Of Slumber, Ihsahn
Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Husband-and-wife two piece HAND OF KALLIACH arose in December 2020 with the launch of their fascinating debut EP, „Shade Beyond“.
As their touching eclectic ATMOSPHERIC CELTIC METAL sound is defined by distilled Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic overtones, blended with a poisonous Melodeath Metal foundation, it was picked up very quickly by stations and playlists as ‚January’s Band Of The Month‘ on the Midnight Hour show on Metal Meyhem Radio.
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01. Fàilte 04:56
02. Fathoms 02:59
03. Overwhelm 03:27
04. White Horizon 05:19
05. In Tempest Wrought 07:08
Whilst influenced by Folk music, HAND OF KALLIACH creates minimal use of traditional instruments, instead lifting rhythms, time signatures and patterns from Folk music and adapts them for distorted guitars
The tracks of „Shade Beyond“ range in atmosphere from the charged energy of „In Tempest Wrought“ and „White Horizon“, to the raw aggression of „Fathoms“ and the darker intonations of „Fàilte“, and to the more classic Metal punch of „Overwhelm“.
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Sophie Fraser • Vocals, Bass
John Fraser • Vocals, Guitars, Drums
The overwhelming mixture of the multi-talented pair is truly as unique as it is hypnotic – just dare to imagine a deeply lovely voice like Sarah Brightman’s, as in „White Horizon,“ where the vocals then soar into gripping epic visions of world escape!
2020 • Shade Beyond (EP)
HAND OF KALLIACH • Online:
„… HAND OF KALLIACH does a tremendous job at keeping that energy, power, and all the sensations that a rock-solid work of Folk Metal needs in order to succeed where many others might slack to help make ‚Shade Beyond‘ not only an interesting debut but an immensely promising one at that.“
„… Gaelic and Celtic overtones that can be normally heard in traditional Scottish Folk Music and blend it with Epic Metal sounds … incredible range of Folk and epic Metal production … distorted guitars and incredible growls performed by the husband, balanced with the orchestral softness in the background and the wife’s almost faerie-like vocals is an enchanting listening experience.“