“This won’t be the last time you read about Sanguine” – Metal Hammer
“Watch out world; the Sanguine army is about to take control” – The Fly
“Mainstream metal better make space for Sanguine” – Zero Tolerance
“Industrial cyber metal has a new queen” – Big Cheese
Amongst those already able to attest to Sanguine’s status as a formidable live act will be the two billed headline acts who have to date refused to follow them onstage. For the uninitiated however, Kerrey, Magee, Tom Sherwood (bass) and Matt Feld (drums) are offering a taste of their talents sans studio trickery on a FREE download-only ‘Live EP’. Set to be made available exclusively at the band’s own website from June 18th, the 5-track release will serve as a souvenir for festival-goers impressed by their Hard Rock Hell and Download performances.
With the exception of lead track ‘Simplify’ (a studio album highlight, which in keeping with EP’s theme is accompanied by a video depicting the live show in full flow), all of the recordings are previously unreleased, and capture the band either live onstage or live in the studio. A raw rendering of another album track ‘Bangkok Nights’ provides a point of comparison for the fresh levels of brutality Sanguine’s repertoire can reach when unleashed in a no-holds-barred live setting, yet it becomes obvious on a trio of brand new numbers that aural oppression isn’t all they’re capable of when let out of the studio.
‘Days Outnumbered’ demonstrates Kerrey can carry a tune as competently as she can deliver fear-striking screams and, along with spotlight-moment for Magee’s guitar grooves ‘Paradise’, highlights the knack for solid hooks which cuts through even Sanguine’s heaviest material. Meanwhile, ‘From Home’s eerie, minimal arrangement of vocals, guitar and percussion presents no place to hide – so proving the metallers’ true mettle as musicians, and making them seem not such a strange selection for the acoustic-only Jager stage at Download, after all.
Catch Sanguine in action at the following summer shows; –
4th June – SAN ANTONIO, IBIZA, Hard Rock Hell Road Trip
10th June – DONNINGTON, Download Festival (Jagermeister stage)
12th June – LONDON, Electric Ballroom (supporting Megadeth)
17th June – LONDON, Nambucca
21st July – LONDON, 229 (supporting Fury)
27th July – CROYDON, Scream Lounge
3rd August – NEWQUAY, On The Rocks
4th August – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze (Bitchslap Festival)
6th August – TRURO, Live Bar
24th / 25th August – DERBYSHIRE, Beermageddon Festival