Arising Empire Records are proud to announce the worldwide signing of intrepid British metal quintet HEART OF A COWARD. Welcome to the family! HEART OF A COWARD announced the addition of vocalist Kaan Tasan to their ranks early last year, alongside the release of bruising new track ‘Collapse’. The band have since been busy working on new material, and are planning to release a new album in 2019.
The band stated: “We are incredibly excited to be a part of the Arising Empire family for our 4th release. Album 4 is always a difficult one and we couldn’t have picked a more supportive label to put this out for us. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019.”
HEART OF A COWARD will be playing Download Festival UK on June 16th (tickets/info HERE) and on Friday the band announced that they will be touring Europe in April as special guests to ANY GIVEN DAY, alongside TENSIDE. Tickets are on sale now!
»ANY GIVEN DAY Overpower Release Tour 2019«
Plus Special Guest HEART OF A COWARD, TENSIDE
10.04.2019 Hamburg, Logo
11.04.2019 Berlin, Musik & Frieden
12.04.2019 Frankfurt, Das Bett
13.04.2019 Oberhausen, Impericon Festival *
14.04.2019 München, Backstage Halle
HEART OF A COWARD have come a long way since their inception in 2009 – racking up admirable praise from press and fans alike, not forgetting the countless touring miles under their belts. Defined by their sheer power and tenacity, HEART OF A COWARD are celebrated stalwarts of the British metal scene, known for their dynamic live shows and masterful performances. Their focus has always been on producing crushing, yet discerning heavy music; their sound defined by its combination of pure force and expertise, complimented by more subtle, emotional moments and personal narratives. With the addition of new front-man Kaan Tasan in early 2018, HEART OF A COWARD are excited to herald in a new era, alongside the myriad of possibilities that new creative blood holds.
Formed in Milton Keynes in 2009, HEART OF A COWARD have released three albums to date; »Hope And Hindrance« (2012), »Severance« (2013) and »Deliverance« (2015). »Hope And Hindrance« was self-released – it laid down the foundations for their sound, garnering the band a reaction they’d never previously anticipated. The positive feedback spurred them on and seeded the realisation of what could be possible if they knuckled down and continued honing their craft.
With »Severance« they achieved just that and some more – mixed by Will Putney, the record saw HEART OF A COWARD bulldoze their way through the mob, making the metal world stand up and take notice. It packed a heavier punch alongside more traditional song structures; “Such purpose, poise, power, and panache are not attributes you would often associate with a band at such early stages of their development, but Heart of a Coward firmly hold all of these traits within their grasp” Pop Matters on »Severance« in 2014.
Produced by Justin Hill and the band, »Deliverance« arrived like a freight train in 2015, further cementing HEART OF A COWARD’s standing in the international metal scene. The band had mastered their sound, building on their previous works with their ramped up expertise gained from hours cutting their teeth on the live circuit. Unsurprisingly the release helped expand their global fan base, earning the band remarkable reviews in the press. “This is easily the best British metal release of 2015 and a sure sign that the band’s potential will not be wasted.” New Noise Magazine on »Deliverance« in 2015.
HEART OF A COWARD have also racked up an impressive live arsenal, having toured with the likes of MACHINE HEAD, DARKEST HOUR, SIKTH, THY ART IS MURDER and SUICIDE SILENCE etc. They’ve played many of Europe’s biggest festivals, including Download Festival, Euroblast, Bloodstock, Slam Dunk, Tech Fest (headliners), Resurrection Festival, With Full Force, Summer Breeze.
If you missed latest track/video ‘Collapse’ you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/Ni5NUrssC5E
HEART OF A COWARD are:
Kaan Tasan | vocals
Carl Ayers | guitars
Steve Haycock | guitars
Vishal Khetia | bass
Christopher Mansbridge | drums