UK heavy rock crew BLACK TREE VULTURES continue their climb with the release of their new video and single, No More Empathy, which has been taken from their hotly-tipped self-titled EP, out on Friday 19th April.
Formed at the beginning of 2017 by Jonno Smyth (Drums) and Aaron ‘Ham’ Hammersley (Guitar), BLACK TREE VULTURES set out to merge together traditional metal influences with a edgy modern vibe. After the recruitment of vocalist Celyn Beynon and bassist Ched Cheeseman, and countless hours in the rehearsal room, the band shaped a carefully crafted sound that more than fulfilled their original manifesto. To this day, this sound has seen the quartet win over everyone from new rock kids to seasoned metal veterans.
In February 2018, the hard hitters released their debut EP, Sanity Isn’t Perfect, via BTV records/PHD. The release picked up a swell of support from the underground and allowed the emerging rockers to tour throughout the UK. Along the way, BLACK TREE VULTURES wooed audiences playing alongside Diablo Blvd, Bigfoot, Devilskin and Ryders Creed. The rock ‘n’ rollers also went on to support Snakecharmer, as well as playing a host of hugely successful mainland European shows.
BLACK TREE VULTURES arrived at Outhouse Studios to work with John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Architects) at the end of 2018. The band wanted a fresh approach for their next EP, so they cut all three tracks live. Drummer Jonno Smyth elaborates: “We wanted to show everyone what the band were capable of. Recording this EP live was certainly a different approach, and it has paid off. We’ve always been inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica & Queen, and I think you can hear our influences coming through on this release. It was superb working with John Mitchell; he’s an absolute legend of a man!”. BLACK TREE VULTURES will continue their touring assault on the UK and Europe this Spring. For updates, hit up their social media.