“Countless Skies resist the urge to hammer the listener with relentlessly technical showboating, and instead the songs ebb and flow, winding their way through carefully constructed paths of brutality and beauty.”-Worship Metal.
“Full of beautiful and sorrow-filled melodies and atmospheric keyboards”-Dead Rhetoric
Melodic death metallers Countless Skies are due to hit the road soon on a stretch of dates that takes them around England, playing with a vast range of metal bands. Coming off the back of November’s self-titled EP, the quartet are extremely excited to bring these incredible tracks to a wider audience. The first of these dates is Bloodstock’s Metal To The Masses, a competition where the winner gets a slot at the prestigious festival.
Initially starting as Hatespire, the band came to be in the summer of 2009 in a small flat in England. Long-time friends Ross King and James Pratt worked together to create a three-track demo, which blended progressive and intensely dark music influenced by their Scandinavian heroes. While complications caused the band to temporarily lose their momentum, they returned stronger after a four year slumber under the new guise of Countless Skies. Taking their previous sound and blending it with new influences whilst keeping the same dark twist, their first EP is a bold step in the right direction, reclaiming England’s stake in the melodic death metal field.
March 28th – The Castle Tavern, Luton w/ Laterala, Satellites, Tacitus
April 2nd – Level 2 Esquires, Bedford w/ Aghast!, Perdisian, Basilisk
April 19th – South Sea, Sheffield w/ The Infernal Sea, Fireblade, Ulfaar, Myth of a Life
May 16th – The Old Angel, Nottingham w/ Sephirothic, Rannoch, Twilight’s Embrace
May 30th – The Boathouse, Cambridge w/ Shrapnel, Black Polaris, Ten Ton Tabby, ScarCity
June 12th – The Portland Arms, Cambridge w/ Abhorrent Decimation, King Leviathan, Dismanibus