Northern Oak ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Out Now!
It’s been a busy few weeks for progressive/black folk metallers Northern Oak as the press campaign for their new album ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ has accelerated day by day. The hard rock and metal media have been commending the South Yorkshire sextet on their newest offering from every corner of the globe which has laid to radio play worldwide, being featured on Team Rocks Prog Magazine website with their new lyric video ‘Nerthus’, Terrorizer teaming up with the band to offer a full advance stream of the album and the band appearing in esteemed magazines such as Zero Tolerance and Powerplay. Today the campaign reaches a new climax as we reach the date many have been waiting for, with the official release ‘Of Roots And Flesh’.
Guitarist Chris Mole comments: “The time has come! It’s been a very long journey for us- not just from the Kickstarter campaign that we ran last November but from years before that, when we first started putting these songs together. We’ve had a lot of really positive reactions to the album, which is great- we’re very proud of these songs, and it’s very gratifying that a lot of reviewers and fans seem to share our enthusiasm. We can’t wait for everybody to finally hear it, and we’re really looking forward to hitting the road to spread the word!”
Northern Oak first made their name with the release of their 2010 album ‘Monuments’ which saw the band gain a reputation for stunning song writing, weaving vicious black metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies. ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ takes everything from ‘Monuments’ only the band have even furthered their craft, honing their skills to a razors edge and expanding on their progressive tendencies but as Angry Metal Guy mentioned in a recent review, “the band never gets lost in the ‘progressive’ element, either, and plays with passion and rich dynamics throughout the album”.
Tonight the band will celebrate with an official ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ launch show in their hometown of Sheffield at Corporation.
Catch Northern Oak Live!
04th October – Sheffield, Corporation (‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Album Launch Show)
30th October – Sheffield, Corporation
31st October – Sheffield, Delaney’s
01st November – Doncaster, The Woolpack
07th November – Nottingham, The Old Salutation Inn
14th November – Leeds, The Fox & Newt
22nd November – Bridlington, Valkyrian Festival
Order ‘Of Roots & Flesh Here: http://music.northernoak.co.uk/