GARGANJUA have recently dropped their first single from the upcoming “A Voyage in Solitude” set for January.

Garganjua are a 4 piece doom band from the east midlands. Formed in 2013 Garganjua have quickly established themselves a reputation as a solid, heavy and reliable band on the live circuit.

Born out of 3 peoples love for all things tuned low and played slow, Garganjua started out as just something to do on a Thursday night but it quickly took on more of an identity when we started focusing on song writing and played our first gig.

In April 2014 Garganjua travelled to Wales to the legendary Foel Studios to record our first EP. Whilst recording, studio owner and former Hawkwind bass player, Dave Henderson sat in on one of our sessions and commented on how he though our sound would “FREAK PEOPLE OUT”.  Their debut EP, ‘Trip Wizard’, received positive reviews from all over the globe, getting radio air play in America and Australia which has help secure us a number of gigs at O2 Academy venues and bigger club shows supporting Pallbearer, X11 Boar, Bast, Greenhorn and Warlord UK to name a few. It was also released on limited edition cassette through UK doom label, Cosmic Tomb. They have now sold out.

Their debut EP can be streamed via our bandcamp:

The bands style has developed and changed significantly since the first release and we have now been compared to bands such as Yob, Pallbearer and Ahab.  Due to this musical progression and the diverse sound that the band are taking on, we decided the live show also needed to be bigger and more importantly, louder so we enlisted the help of a long time friend to join as a second guitarist.

2016 is looking to be the bands busiest yet with our debut album ‘A Voyage in Solitude’ set for a January release and a string of UK dates already in the bag (below).  The album was recorded at SkyHammer Studios with engineer Chris Fielding (Conan, Winterfylleth, Witchsorrow) and features 4 songs of epic melodic doom stretching 40 minutes plus.

‘A Voyage in Solitude’ will be released digitally through Black Bow Records and Physically through Hibernacula Records.

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With bands already filling up slots for the Leicester M2TM the promoters are offering up something special by encorporating an entire weekend dedicated to Metal in the region.

UPRISING is coming .. 04-06-16

One Day – One Venue – Three Performance spaces.
National and Local Acts – Alt Comedy – Burlesque.
M2TM Leic.Grand Final. – National Level Headliners.
Real Ale Bar – Food Court – Mini Market – Gaming.

Leicester’s Newest Rock/Metal All day event at the most Iconic venue in the city !

Can’t wait for Bloodstock Festival? Fancy something to keep you head banging until August ?

Band announcements coming soon but expect some of the best this country has to offer including legendary names and tomorrow’s superstars.

Three stages !
Including an acoustic / alt / comedy stage for when you want to escape the noise for a while along side our Food and Real ale Provisions we have a selection of Mini Market traders for you to browse. Uprising will incorporate the Leicester Metal to the Masses final! This will take place in the afternoon on the MAINSTAGE from 3pm.

click attending on the event for that little beauty here

One day not enough for some of you ?
Well in that case we will be starting the whole thing at Firebug on the Friday night ( ticket link for that soon )

so grab a hotel and make a weekend of it \m/





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Finals Date – 25TH June
Bands contact – 07742395985 or email –

Even though DeathWave Entertainment usually focus on touring bands they have decided that Merseyside needs some stability in this field again. In a statement they said “It is vitally important that our region is represented to the larger international metal community for the health of our emerging artists”.

Amen to that!

We have stepped in and are taking on Metal 2 The Masses 2016. The dates are on the ePoster as are the details of how to enter.



The Metal 2 The Masses is sponsored by HOBGOBLIN ALE … along with support from METAL HAMMER, DEAN GUITARS, VOCALZONE, STAMPEDE PR, VERY METAL ART & GET YA ROCK OUT