The Crawling Doom/Death / Co. Antrim
- “THE CRAWLING was born following a few failed attempts at getting a couple of ageing metal heads into the same room to play some death metal. Finally, towards the close of 2014, the band settled on a solid line up. The music created is a result of a trio of music fans that have enjoyed, and participated, in the local music scene for decades. Creator Stuart hailed from 90’s death metal legends SEVERANCE, Andy fronted HONEY FOR CHRIST for 14 years, and Gary Beattie is still blasting for ZOMBIFIED. The collaboration has resulted in a heavy, slow-death ensemble, forged against a back drop of misery and contempt for the world that surrounds us.”
Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, THE CRAWLING have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA and BOLT THROWER, THE CRAWLING use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single “Choking On Concrete” which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed “In Light of Dark Days” 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band… most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
With the announcement of the bands debut album “Anatomy Of Loss” now brought to the fore, the band have revealed an album trailer which offers the first glimpse into what’s over the horizon. Set for release 7th April 2017 via Grindscene Records, featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (ANATHEMA, BLOODBATH, DEATH…), THE CRAWLING strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.
- “Three old death metal heads playing slow death metal. Fueled by the death and misery encountered in the last 40 years.”
- Gary Beattie - Drums
- Andy Clarke - Guitars / Vocals
- Stuart Rainey - Bass / Vocals