Saturday 1st April @ Exchange + Stag & Hounds, Bristol
Doors: 3pm – late*
British post-metallers Bossk top the Saturday bill of Effigy 2017. Formed in 2005, Bossk went on to release the revered EP’s, 1 & 2 in 2007/8 respectively before disbanding shortly after. In 2012, Bossk made a welcome return to live circuit, going on to play crushing sets at festivals including Damnation, ArcTanGent, Bloodstock, Beyond the Redshift, and Hit The Deck and releasing their debut full length ‘Audio Noir’ on Deathwish Inc. in 2016. Bossk were one of our absolute highlights of Damnation 2016 where they played debut EP ‘1’ in it’s entirety and we can’t wait to see their weekend closing set at Exchange.
Holy Roar’s Employed to Serve bring their post-hardcore to the Saturday of Effigy. Having just completed recording of their upcoming second album with Lewis Johns (Rolo Tomassi/Gnarwolves/Funeral for a Friend) and upcoming tours confirmed with Black Peaks, Mare and Heck, 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for ETS. Don’t miss them!
Also of the Holy Roar family are Bristol’s very own Svalbard. Fresh off supporting Oathbreaker on a string of five dates, their epic, melodic/post hardcore is a must see this weekend.
‘A turbo charged brick shithouse of a beast’ (Metal Hammer), The Hyena Kill are a Manchester-based 2 piece drawing influence from Helmet, Deftones and QOTSA. 2016 was a big year for THK with shows including Bloodstock Open Air and opening for Fu Manchu, Max & Igor Cavalera (performing ‘Roots’) and New Model Army, along with the release of their debut album, ‘Atomised’. Their last stop in Bristol was a belter of a set and we look forward to welcoming them back to Bristol.
Bristol’s premier noise/math rock trio Memory of Elephants are an unstoppable live entity. Having cut their teeth alongside the likes of Pelican, Cleft, Steak Number Eight and Holy Fuck, MOE are a welcome addition to the Effigy bill.
Formed from the ashes of Sexwolf! and A Werewolf!, Birmingham’s Dead Hands are a mash-up of grind, hardcore and math that will kick the shit out of the Stag stage and leave your head spinning. Check out their brutal 2016 EP, ‘Nobody Exists on Purpose’, HERE.
Goram have been making a sludgy dirge on our city since 2014. Made up of members of The Heads, Pohl and Sonance, their 2016 EP, ‘Ashes’ is a masterful display of riff led, head nodding, abrasive tunes. Video to follow, but you can hear ‘Ashes’ HERE.
The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Barney Sage, Madilan is a 4 piece experimental electronic rock beast drawing influences from the likes of The Mars Volta, Radiohead, The Roots and System of a Down. Having gigged with Three Trapped Tigers, Cleft and at Bristol’s Dot to Dot Festival, Madilan bring a diverse edge that will push your musical sensibilities.
*Please note when making travel arrangements, that bands will be playing beyond 11pm.