DIY doom punks Haest release their second album on TNSrecords
“It’s Only Poison If You Die”, “Car Crash Chip Gunge” and “If Debbie Had Done Dover She’d Be Dead” – song titles that can only mean UK doom punks Haest are back.
On their second album ‘Beladour’ the DIY punks take their trademark approach to song titles – randomly chosen absurd quotes collected while the band members are on the road.
The record – out now on TNSrecords – sees the band discuss how “we are who we pretend to be, particularly in a modern digital age.’
Its fitting title means either ‘to attack someone physically or verbally’ or ‘to argue a point in excessive detail.’
Recorded at The Organworks with Ben Hannah, there’s certainly plenty of attack to it. With its combination of hardcore, doom, sludge, and noise, ‘Beladour’ has a dark, grinding thrash that amps up the levels of menace across its 11 tracks.
The album follows on from Haest’s 2020 debut ‘Anomie’ and last year’s self-explanatory ‘International Split LP’. That release featured two tracks apiece from Haest (UK), Bätwolf (The Netherlands), Electric Frankenstein (US) and Germany’s Christmas, one of whose tracks included a guest appearance by Comeback Kid’s Andrew Neufeld.
Since the release of their debut, Haest played across the UK and in mainland Europe, supporting the likes of Cro-Mags, Skindred, Clowns, Discharge, Subhumans, and more. They’ve also appeared at festivals like Rebellion, Manchester Punk Fest and Wotsit Called Fest in their hometown of Hastings.
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