Haar, named after the North Sea fog that envelops part of Eastern Scotland, are producing some of the most interesting and avant-garde black metal in the UK. Their two releases, EP 2010 and EP 2012 have been deservedly compared to two masters of this field - Norway's VIRUS and VED BUENS ENDE!
"Haar really are shaft of light in the almost impenetrable murk that is the UK black metal scene right now, a statement that is proven by their inclusion in shows with such amazing bands as A FOREST OF STARS and OLD CORPSE ROAD. The UK metal scene is at a very strong point and Haar are the epitome of this."
Members of HAAR are also involved in other important Edinburgh bands including BARSHASKETH, death metal band ACATALEPSY and blackened bands EROWID and VOSTOK.
EP 2012 was self-released by the band earlier this year and limited to 100 CD-R copies. We will be re-pressing the record on CD in greater quantity, keeping the same design and presentation, in order for this music to reach more people. The EP stands alone as an essential release, this re-print is also intended to serve as an anticipation builder for their debut album which is currently being assembled.
This edition is presented as a pro-CD with 4 page booklet, including lyrics, wrapped in an outer card sleeve, all enclosed in a clear wallet.
The UK Metal scene is at a very strong point and Haar are the epitome of this. Yes you have to wade through the shit to find the true gems but a band such as HAAR make it all worth the while. Having added new elements to their sound for their 2012 EP, the band are thundering on ahead on what is a path to ultimate Black Metal glory! - Destructive Music 5/5
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