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Utopia to tour UK in February

September 11, 2021

For those of you enjoying UTOPIA's Stalker album, and wondering how they're going to pull off that level of insanity live... well, you'll get to find out in February, when the band hit the road for a 9-date UK tour.

Keep an eye on UTOPIA's social media for updates and ticket links in coming days.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTOPIABANDMETAL

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utopiaband_/

Stalker is out now. Featuring Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Chris Reece (Corrupt Moral Altar), Baard Kolstad (Leprous), Lee Fisher (Fawn Limbs), Arran McSporran (De Profundis/Virvum) and keyboardist Mike Moran (Ozzy Osbourne/George Harrison/Queen/Extreme).

Toom - Behold The Basilisk

August 31, 2021

 

TOOM's Behold The Basilisk EP is out on APF Records 1st October.

TOOM was Jus Smith (Purson, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats), Jack Newnham (Slabdragger, Old Man Lizard, Meadows) and Teddy James Driscoll (Telepathy, now Cobra Lucha).

Behold The Basilisk was recorded on a single night in January 2010 but never released, until now. TOOM drew influence from bands like Sleep, Iron Monkey, Mastodon, High on Fire, Acid King, Floor and Black Sabbath. The EP contains four massive, lengthy tracks from the archives which have stood the test of time, and represent a time capsule of the nascent UK sludge / stoner / doom scene.

You can hear Mandark from the EP now on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp and all the usual places. Pre-orders for the EP are open on Bandcamp and the APF website. Links to everything below. Enjoy!

linktr.ee/toomdoom

toomband.bandcamp.com

Utopia's Stalker premieres on YouTube

August 26, 2021

Utopia's Stalker premieres on YouTube

UTOPIA's debut album Stalker is out tomorrow. As is APF tradition, we've released the record in full the day before on YouTube. You can listen to it here: https://youtu.be/MQ7vMESFHP4.

Here's what the press are saying about it:

"For fans of virtuosic playing and extreme metal styling Stalker will get your faces gurning with appreciation." – Musipedia of Metal 

"Grippingly imaginative and coherent. This is intelligent music indeed." – Ave Noctum 

"High pitched screams into alcoves of tech metal and doom.’" – Metal Hammer 

"As a work of creative extremity, it’s likely Stalker will be unparalleled in 2021." - A Certain Taste

"It’s prog rock on gonzo steroids having a meth party with Hunter S Thompson. Frame that around avant-garde jazz sensibilities, The Dillinger Escape Plan / Converge style tech metal, doom flavours with huge chunky riffs and it should be warned that Utopia are not for the faint of heart." – The Sleeping Shaman 

"Growling, technical, occasionally atmospheric, interruption-heavy songmanship with experimentation, discordance and jazz bits are where it’s at. Stalker is grippingly imaginative and coherent. This is intelligent music indeed." – Ave Noctum

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