“Heat are more than able to match up to the likes of Witchcraft and Graveyard.”
The Sleeping Shaman
“Everything flows with a natural grace as if the band are writing intuitively through telepathic jam sessions.”
Following on from the success of their 2012 self-titled debut, This Charming Man Records is pleased to announce the release of Labyrinth, the second album by the Berlin-based hard rock outfit.
Heat are unmistakably taken with a time when all great records came adorned with monochrome swirls and elaborate sleeves depicting worlds of necromancy, witches and cosmic encounters.
Featuring former members of The Hara-Kee-Rees, Samsara Blues Experiment and Grandloom their self-titled debut on Electric Magic Records was a heavy-blues driven journey into the very heart of the 1970s. Which, regardless of your particular predilection for classic rock saw the Berlin five-piece strike every chord.
On their follow up – much like Swedish hard rock revivalists Graveyard and Horisont – Heat continue to revel in the buzz of audacious twin guitar solos, Hammond organs and telepathic band jams.
Driving tracks like ‘Siamese Smile’, ‘Free World’ and ‘Barbarossa’ pack unabashed guitar spectacles atop big drum fills, rolling bass lines and Patrick Fülling’s strutting vocal front, often over extended compositions that run the gamut of twentieth century rock history. Bursting with shuffling bluesy boogies and dark, introspective moments that owe a sizeable riff or two to Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, Atomic Rooster and Jerusalem Labyrinth is an unstoppable force for fans of British prog, hard US rock and NWOBHM.
Labyrinth will be officially released on 29th August, along with the reissue of the band’s debut (with exclusive new artwork) via via This Charming Man Records.