The Fierce And The Dead are release Golden Thread, the second single from their upcoming fourth album, on 22 July, described as psychedelic metal with a shoegaze feel.
The Fierce And The Dead are releasing singles ahead of their first album in 4 years with (for the first time) vocals from bassist Kevin Feazey. Their music has been championed by Kevin Cole of KEXP, Stuart Maconie on BBC 6 Music and Steve Davis on his Interesting Alternative Show.
TFATD formed in London in 2010, with all 4 members originally from Rushden, Northants, they mix in elements from psychedelic rock, old metal records, post-rock, prog, broken analogue synths and shoegaze. They released their breakthrough 3rd album The Euphoric in 2018, via BEM records, which was Classic Rock Magazine’s Prog Album Of The Year and 8th in Prog Magazine’s critics choice. Prog magazine included them in their 100 Prog Icons and they have appeared ranked highly in the magazine’s Readers Poll for multiple years and categories, although the band never considered themselves to be deliberately prog. Pre-COVID headline shows in Manchester and London sold out months in advance.
They have toured with Hawkwind, Big Business, Dave Lombardo, Crippled Black Phoenix, Evil Blizzard and Monkey 3 and at festivals in the USA, Europe, and the UK including Freak Valley, Prognosis, Arctangent, HRH, Kozfest, Ramblin Man and Rosfest and will support Kings X in Italy in September 2022. They have released 3 studio albums alongside 4 EPs and 3 live albums.
“A fresh psych-fuzz freakout from one of the UK’s trickiest-to-pin-down instrumental rockers – except their first new music in four years isn’t actually instrumental, featuring vocal contributions from Kevin Feazey for the first time. (A) peak grunge-channeling chorus riff, which takes equal billing with the verse’s shoegaze-worthy washed-out chords.” – Guitar World (Essential tracks of the week)
“The work of a truly original band pushing forth and genuinely progressing” – Real Gone
“Be prepared to have that phrase – annoy and irritate your friends with it floating around your brain for days. Surely the sort of hook that makes a good single?” – At The Barrier
“Modulates between being a dark, fuzzed-out ripper and an exploratory post-rock/jazz fusion. It’s an exciting track that shows off TFATD’s mastery of post-rock songwriting and excellent mix/master engineering. Highly recommended.” – Independent Clauses
The Fierce And The Dead are:
Kevin Feazey – Vocals/Bass/Keys
Matt Stevens – Guitar/Keys
Steve Cleaton – Guitar/Vocals
Stuart Marshall – Drums
The video for the first single from the forthcoming album, ‘Wonderful’, can be viewed here: