06/14/2024

Hand Of Kalliach debut with “Shade Beyond” new Ep

Scotland’s HAND OF KALLIACH deliver a veritable intoxication of all senses. Eclectic art for listeners to whom great visions and deeply stirring sounds go to the heart.
The grandiose debut EP “Shade Beyond” already shows the terrific skills of these fabulously talented newcomers.

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.

TRACKLIST:

  1. Fàilte 04:56
  2. Fathoms 02:59
  3. Overwhelm 03:27
  4. White Horizon 05:19
  5. In Tempest Wrought 07:08
    total: 23:49

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”.

LINE-UP:
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!

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