Huron (UK band)

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Huron are an English heavy metal band formed in Plymouth in late 2007.[1] They released their first studio album, Cheyne Stoking, in June 2009 on Rising Records. The band have garnered positive critical attention for their live performances.[2][3][4] They are releasing their third album, 'The Dead Stay Dead' in Summer 2013.[5]

Background[edit]

Huron were quickly signed up 2008 by Rising Records UK. With the release of their debut album titled Cheyne Stoking in 2009 came glowing reviews from the international music press with a KKKK in Kerrang! and 8/10 in Rock Sound. In May 2009 Bruce Dickinson played the track "Break Your Neck" and talked about the album on his BBC radio show. Huron then toured the UK extensively with bands including Valient Thorr and Viking Skull and got their first festival booking with the Clive Aid Festival along with Marshall Law and Praying Mantis. Huron continued touring the UK and eventually got booked for the Hellfire Festival along with Saxon, Anvil and Fields of the Nephilim. During 2010 Huron were booked to play the Hammerfest II festival along with Devil Driver, Suicidal Tendencies, Orange Goblin and Iced Earth.[5]

After a successful tour and debut festivals Huron went into the studio to start recording their second album, Mary Celeste, which is to be released world wide through Casket Records UK on May 30, 2011.[5] This album was very well received and achieved 7/10 with Metal Hammer magazine respectively. 2011 saw Huron play Hard Rock Hell V and The Metal Gods Festival which finished of a very productive year.

2012 saw the release of their anticipated third release 'War Party', released as a promotion tool for fans and the music industry this Ep received 7/10 and a glowing review from Adam Rees of the Metal Hammer magazine.

Apart from various supporting slots in 2012 Huron went onto also play three festivals: The Download Festival June 7,The Bulldog Bash August 10th and the Bloodstock Festival August 12.

2011 After a successful tour and debut festivals Huron went into the studio to start recording their second album titled “Mary Celeste” which was released worldwide on May 30, 2011.The reviews from the international press were fantastic with a solid 7/10 in the Metal Hammer magazine. The momentum started building with their music being played on Total Rock Radio, Planet Rock and a host of others from all over Europe and the USA. Towards the end of 2011 Huron were booked to play Hard Rock Hell V sharing stage 2 with acts Sanity Days, Warbringer and Hellfighter.

2012: “War Party” a 4 track promo CD was self-released and was reviewed in the August 2012 edition of the Metal Hammer...“The Title says it all! The Brutish grooves and snarling attitude on Bite The Kerb and Mercy Killing are suitably belligerent, with choruses to put Huron on the radar of Five Finger Death Punch Fans! 7/10 Adam Rees 2012.

Shows with Evile, Onslaught and Alestorm in 2012 which turned out to be their busiest year to date with the Download Festival, it was amazing! 4000 people crammed into a marque with circle pits were something they will never forget. Bulldog Bash the biggest biker festival in Europe and had to been seen and the Bloodstock show just took their breath away.

UK TOUR WITH SKINDRED | DECEMBER 2012 11th Chinnery's |Southend 12th The Duchess |York 13th Kasbah | Coventry 14th Central Stn |Wrexham 15th White Rabbit |Plymouth 16th Pavilions |Weymouth 17th The Vault |Rugby 18th The Railway |Ipswich

FESTIVALS TO DATE:

The Clive Aid Festival 2008 Rock Fest 2008 The Hellfire Festival 2009 Hammerfest II 2010 Devon Rox Festival 2011 Hard Rock Hell V 2011 (Stage 2) Cradle Will Rock Festival 2011 Metal Gods Festival 2011 Big Red Bash Festival 2011 Download Festival 2012 (Takeover Stage) Bulldog Bash Festival 2012 Bloodstock Festival 2012 (New Blood Stage) Rock & Metal Festival 2013 Hammerfest VI 2014

2013: This year has been all about writing and recording the fourth studio release “The Dead Stay Dead”. Besides some charity shows, the odd small festival and a support slot with American legends ill Nino the new album has had priority. Huron are looking forward to its release and what 2014 can bring!

The new album artwork for "The Dead Stay Dead" has been created by Mark Rudolph ( Napalm Death, Orange Goblin, Mercyful Fate, Metal Hammer and Decibel magazine)

Members[edit]

  • Sean Palmer (vocals)
  • Dave Israel Parson (drums)
  • Rimmy Sinclair (guitar)
  • Stephen Sampson (guitar)
  • Rohan James (bass)

Discography[edit]

  • Filthy Sex Metal Promo 8 Track Ep
  • Cheyne Stoking (2009)
  • Mary Celeste (2011)
  • War Party EP (2012)
  • The Dead Stay Dead (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Sian Jennifer (June 4, 2009). "Huron – Cheyne Stoking." RoomThirteen. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Kerry, Louise (2012). "Download Festival Boardie Takeover Stage."
  3. ^ McLaughlin, David (May 23, 2009). "Huron – Cheyne Stoking." Kerrang! (1262).
  4. ^ Harrison, Shane (June 2009). "Huron – Cheyne Stoking." Rock Sound (123): 83.
  5. ^ a b c http://www.huronuk.com

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