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Latest news: Wed, Feb 22 2017, HARK

Upcoming release: "Machinations"

Release date: Fri, Feb 24 2017, US Fri, Feb 24 2017

HARK have premiered their forthcoming sophomore album in full via the highly-respected UK newspaper The Independent in combination with an in-depth feature and interview at the link below. The Welsh heavy rockers will release 'Machinations' on February 24th.

Listen to 'Machinations' via the Independent here!

Artwork and track-list of 'Machinations' can be viewed below.



  1. Fortune Favours The Insane
  2. Disintegrate
  3. Nine Fates
  4. Speak In Tongues
  5. Transmutation
  6. Son Of Pythagoras
  7. Premonitions
  8. Comnixant 3.0
  9. The Purge

HARK have previously announced three UK release shows in early March that will be followed by a British headlining tour joined by OHHMS in April. These dates complement the already published European run in support of CONAN and DOWNFALL OF GAIA in March 2017. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.


HARK Release Shows
03 Mar 17 Bristol (UK) Exchange (+Nick Oliveri +Groundhogs)
04 Mar 17 Swansea (UK) The Scene (+Sigiriya)
05 Mar 17 London (UK) Old Blue Last (+Taman Shud+ Harrowed et. al.)

12 Apr 17 Plymouth (UK) Underground
13 Apr 17 Nottingham (UK) Chameleon
14 Apr 17 Liverpool (UK) EBGB's
15 Apr 17 Leeds (UK) Temple of Boom

08 Mar 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
09 Mar 17 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
10 Mar 17 Praha (CZ) 007
11 Mar 17 Warszawa (PL) Poglos
12 Mar 17 Dresden (DE) Puschkin
13 Mar 17 München (DE) Feierwerk
14 Mar 17 Budapest (HU) Durer Kert
15 Mar 17 Wien (AT) Arena
16 Mar 17 Olten (CH) Coq D'Or
17 Mar 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
18 Mar 17 Madrid (ES) Chango
19 Mar 17 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
20 Mar 17 Toulouse (FR) Rex
21 Mar 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
22 Mar 17 Paris (FR) Boule Noire
23 Mar 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
24 Mar 17 Köln (DE) MTC
25 Mar 17 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4
26 Mar 17 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen

'Machinations' can be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

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With their second full-length 'Machinations', HARK deliver a perfectly crafted vision of sludge-infused hard rock, while further expanding on their simultaneously progressive and muscular sonic palette. 'Machinations' is an intelligent, forward-thinking rock record, in an age where cult nostalgia trips and retrogressive throwbacks are all too common. Taking cues from Jimbob Isaac’s sludge metal legacy in Welsh underground heroes TAINT.

In addition to Simon Bonwick's bombastic drumming, the hard-hitting rockers have meanwhile expanded their line-up to include the virtuoso chops of lead guitarist Joe Harvatt, while bassist Tom Shortt holds the low end down with weighty grind and dexterity. HARK v2.0 is now officially in widescreen. They offer a holistic, collective approach to inventive song craft and beautifully precise pummelling.

HARK's acclaimed debut 'Crystalline' (2014) displayed a maturity hardly expected from a debut, with global critical acclaim dubbing it a ‘game changer’ in the sludge and stoner rock sphere. 'Machinations' was recorded with Andy Hawkins at The Nave (Leeds, UK) and Gethin Pearson at The Bassment of Sonic Architecture (Pontypool, UK). Mixing is handled this time by Pearson, Harvatt and Isaac, while James Plotkin (SUNN O))), ISIS, KHANATE) takes on mastering duties. With this dedicated, hands-on approach, 'Machinations' will allow HARK to further spread their wing into spheres unknown.

Jimbob Isaac's soaring and gritty lead vocals convey the existential angst of living in the media saturated and economically unstable climate from which 'Machinations' was born. His fragmented and deeply subconscious lyrical flow, talks of abstracted emotions, spiritual disintegration, toxic encounters, psychic endeavours, and technological overload. Isaac's complex prose is woven into a sonic tapestry created by he and his band mates that will make heavy rock listeners stand to attention. Isaac also envelopes this record with his distinctive artwork, creating a pen and ink space-scape, an all-enveloping world of machinated beauty and a fine line near-future. Truly anchoring and expanding the HARK universe in all its pointillised, detailed splendour.

Having honed their live act on tours with the likes of CLUTCH, RED FANG, PRONG, KEN mode and A STORM OF LIGHT, HARK are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Following praised appearances at renowned festivals such as Roadburn, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Bloodstock, and Damnation, the Welsh heavy rockers have clearly succeeded in transforming their live energy into 'Machinations'. This newly incarnated quartet is ready to conquer the world!


Name Instrument
Jimbob Isaac Guitar & Vocals
Tom Shortt Bass
Joe Harvatt Guitar
Simon Bonwick Drums

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Feb 24 2017
: Fri, Feb 24 2017
: Heavy Rock
: SOM404



General information
: Fri, Mar 14 2014
: Tue, Mar 18 2014
: Stoner Rock
: SOM320
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Mar 03 2017 UK Bristol Exchange +Nick Oliveri +Groundhogs
Sat, Mar 04 2017 UK Swansea The Scene +Sigiriya
Sun, Mar 05 2017 UK London Old Blue Last +Taman Shud+ Harrowed et. al.
Wed, Mar 08 2017 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Thu, Mar 09 2017 DE Weinheim Café Central +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Fri, Mar 10 2017 CZ Praha 007 +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sat, Mar 11 2017 PL Warszawa Poglos +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sun, Mar 12 2017 DE Dresden Puschkin +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Mon, Mar 13 2017 DE München Feierwerk +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Tue, Mar 14 2017 HU Budapest Durer Kert +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Wed, Mar 15 2017 AT Wien Arena +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Thu, Mar 16 2017 CH Olten Coq D'Or +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Fri, Mar 17 2017 FR Marseille Jas Rod +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sat, Mar 18 2017 ES Madrid Chango +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sun, Mar 19 2017 ES Barcelona Boveda +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Mon, Mar 20 2017 FR Toulouse Rex +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Tue, Mar 21 2017 FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Wed, Mar 22 2017 FR Paris Boule Noire +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Thu, Mar 23 2017 NL Rotterdam Baroeg +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Fri, Mar 24 2017 DE Köln MTC +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sat, Mar 25 2017 BE Bruxelles Magasin 4 +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Sun, Mar 26 2017 NL Arnhem Willemeen +Conan +Downfall Of Gaia +High Fighter
Wed, Apr 12 2017 UK Plymouth Underground +OHHMS
Thu, Apr 13 2017 UK Nottingham Chameleon +OHHMS
Fri, Apr 14 2017 UK Liverpool EBGB's +OHHMS
Sat, Apr 15 2017 UK Leeds Temple of Boom +OHHMS
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